For those who are unfamiliar, Atomos manufactures a number of recorder/monitors that make for amazing tools for any camera and any production. Clint Milby spoke with Atomos’ Mark Naidoo about their wide range of products, including the new 19-inch Atomos Sumo studio monitor/recorder that allows for HDR, 4K and much more.
With its large, bright color-accurate 19″ LCD screen and 4K recording capabilities, the Atomos Sumo can be implemented to enhance professional video workflows in both production and post-production. On set, the Sumo’s HDR capabilities enable cinematographers to realize more of a cinema camera’s dynamic range when shooting in log or raw formats. All the built-in monitoring tools are also compatible with the HDR rendering, updating to accommodate the larger dynamic range. Additionally, the Sumo can record incoming DCI and UHD 4K video in various flavors of Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHR to Master Caddy II storage media. With supported cameras, 12-bit raw recording over SDI is also possible, for more flexibility in post-production.
The Atomos Shogun Inferno is a 7″, 1920 x 1200 on-camera recording monitor that combines 4K recording with a 10-bit FRC panel that supports native display of HDR (log) footage as well as high brightness viewing of Rec. 709 footage. The included accessory kit includes a sunhood, two NP-F750 batteries, fast charger, D-tap power cable, control cable, USB 3.0 docking station, four additional Master Caddy SSD/HDD cases for a total of five, and a custom HPRC hard case. It utilizes 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs to support clean output signals at resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60 fps, recording it to 2.5″ SSDs using 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR codecs. The Inferno, unlike the similar Shogun Flame, supports Quad 3G-SDI input. It even supports DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) raw video streams over SDI from select Sony and Canon cameras, encoding it as ProRes/DNxHR files.
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