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The Atomos Shogun Marches Onto The Battlefield This October

The long awaited Atomos Shogun 4K/HD monitor recorder was on display at IBC 2014. The Shogun and its accessories’ release date was confirmed for the end of October, where it will begin shipping for all those who preordered the 4K warrior.

The Atomos Shogun helped lead the charge of the 4K movement that began with the release of the 4K enabled Sony A7S and Panasonic GH4, as the Sony A7S can only shoot 4K with an external 4K recorder. All of these elements and more came together to help create what some may call the 4K revolution. Regardless of opinion on the matter, the Shogun has brought affordable 4K recording to the market in a sleek and simple way. As CEO Jeromy Young puts it, “4K recording now costs the same as HD, fast tracking 4K adoption.”


The Shogun has 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections and records to 4K ProRes, RAW or AvidDNxHD, including 120fps HD. It has a 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen at 325 PPI and 178 degree viewing, with its touchscreen being of particularly high quality. For those who haven’t personally utilized an Atomos product, this is one of their best features, as a bad touch screen can pretty much ruin a product outright. For synced recording the Shogun has genlock-in and there is an “…included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio [for] balanced audio, mic and Phantom power…”.


As with all Atomos recorders, the Shogun “…links production to post production in a seamless, affordable and flexible package…” through it’s monitor assist tools (waveform, focus assist, zebra, etc.) to help set up your shot. When you’re done recording your amazing 4K imagery, you can use Atomos’ host of tools on the device itself to prep the footage for post production, from creating simple in and out points to making a rough cut of the clip.


Between the Shogun’s monitor features, 4K recording, and everything in between, you’d expect such a device to be a small fortune. However the Atomos Shogun runs for just $2,000 US dollars, a steal when compared to comparably priced monitors or recorders with half the functionality.

You can get your very own Atomos Shogun at the end of October 2014 for just $2,000 USD. For more information please visit

Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014

Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.

Melbourne, Australia – 12th September, 2014: Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories will present the shipping version of the highly decorated 4K Shogun at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam. The new Shogun is due to begin its first production run to be ready to ship to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders.
Shogun-Specs2014 has been the break out year for 4K. This was started, in the first half of 2014, with the release of the game changing Mirrorless DSLR cameras from Sony (A7s) and Panasonic (GH4). With the release of the Atomos Shogun in the 2H 2014 we now see the 4K workflow complete & transformed from a new complex and costly niche category, to a mainstream simplified and affordable solution for every creative professional from DOP’s through to events and Post Production.
“The response to Shogun has been overwhelming, vindicating our strategy of backing the best sensors and cameras from the top Japanese makers and enhancing their functionality. Leading the charge is the A7S from Sony and the GH4 from Panasonic.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “The Shogun is truly exceptional, the screen is world class and it has expansive functionality, however this means nothing unless recording media is affordable. 4K recording now costs the same as HD, fast tracking 4K adoption.”
The Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 4K/HD monitor recorder for creatives that links production to post production in a seamless, affordable and flexible package. With 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections this powerhouse device gives high end monitor and recording functions to the latest HDMI and SDI 4K and HD cameras. Whether you need 4K ProRes, RAW or AvidDNxHD including high frame rate (120fps) HD, Atomos again deliver.
It features a stunning 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen at 325 PPI and 178 degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, gives super-smooth monitoring and playback. The Shogun also has genlock-in for synced recording and playout. The included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power, taking the Shogun to the highest level of audio capability.
Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine 422 10-bit images in 4K or HD straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs, RAIDed HDD’s or CFast media.
Atomos has an established reputation for ground breaking functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. At the heart of the system is the highly acclaimed AtomOS which seamlessly combines hardware control with software speed and flexibility. Shogun moves to AtomOS 6, Atomos’s slickest OS to date. Users get new free functionality improvements and fixes as time goes on, continuing to add to the 57 releases previously done to the OS over the last 4 years. AtomOS 6 is only available for Shogun customers.
You can see the Shogun with AtomOS 6 and the full range of Atomos products at IBC 2014 Hall 9 D.25 in Amsterdam 12-16 Sept,
Pricing and Availability
The Atomos Shogun will ship end of October in customer’s hands for their productions in November. Pricing is 1495 EUR, 1220 GBP, 1995 USD and will be available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. See www.atomos.comfor more details.
About Atomos
Atomos designs and manufactures creative production weapons: affordable, easy-to-use field monitor/recorders, converters, power management, C-Fast cards and HDMI Cables that save video professionals time and money, reducing complexity without sacrificing quality.

Written by Jake Fruia

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