Cine Gear 2019: The New Atomos Neon, HDR, RAW Recording, Variable Sizes & More

Atomos has a brand new series of monitor recorders, continuing their mastery of the medium by bringing not only a variety of sizes, but making them the perfect production monitor to meet a variety of recording and monitoring demands for filmmaking. We spoke with Atomos’ CEO Jeromy Young for more on their latest innovation.

This Atomos NEON 4K HDR Monitor/Recorder is part of the NEON family of monitor/recorders designed to create a consistent viewing and recording pathway for productions. This series of monitor/recorders features 1920 x 1080 (17″), 4096 x 2160 (24″ & 31″) and 3840 x 2160 (55″) native resolutions while supporting DCI and UHD 4K, as well as 1080p/i and 720p. The monitor provides a clear image well capable of supporting HDR and displaying a 10-bit image that covers 100% of the DCI P3 standard. Its 1000 cd/m² brightness and 128 zones of backlight allow the monitor to achieve a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.
The NEON features a Master Control Unit that runs the AtomosOS, controlling the monitor. The Master Control Unit is user replaceable, so you can have the latest Atomos technology without having to replace the entire monitor. Limited control over the NEON is via an included IR remote, but for full control, it is best to use the downloadable app and your iOS mobile device. Input your video for display via HDMI or SDI (using the included SDI expansion module) and the monitor displays your video. It can also capture your footage as ProRes Raw, ProRes, DNx, or Cinema DNG to a 2.5″ SSD (not included) in the Master Caddy II or to a separately available AtomX SSDmini. The monitor features loop-through and cross conversion outputs, and supports both Rec 709 and Dolby Vision.
Neon17 and Neon24 will be available from August 2019Neon31 and Neon55 will be available from September 2019 from authorized Atomos Entertainment Resellers for US$3,999 for the 17″, US$6,499 for the 24″, $7,999 for the 31″ and $16,999 for the 55″.
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