Spotlight on Atomos New Ninja Star and 4K Shogun at Cine Gear 2014
(May 01, 2014)
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders and the Connect converters, will exhibit at Cine Gear 2014, 6th -7th June, The Studios at Paramount Hollywood, LA (Booth number S304).
"Our new 4K Shogun and Ninja Star won 5 show awards at NAB last month and we?re excited to get first hand feedback from Cine Gear visitors." said Heather Williams, Atomos Vice President Sales, Americas. ?By listening to the camera guys and editors directly we?re able to make recorder developments that really make a difference to their day to day work.?
Visitors to Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles this month will be able to see the full range of Atomos recorders including the brand new Ninja Star and 4K Shogun which received an impressive number of awards when they were first shown at this year?s NAB.
The Ninja Star is the next breakthrough in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. Its small, self-contained size and flexible mounting options allow DP?s and cameramen to mount it to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes.
Since the company was founded in 2010 Atomos has broken new ground in the design and functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. By listening closely to their customers Atomos recognised a common need for a light and portable ProRes recorder which has greater flexibility with mounting options. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are slender at only 3.5" wide, 2.3" tall and 0.8" deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100grams (3.5 oz).
The new Atomos Shogun is the world's first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor/recorder/deck and features a stunning 1920x1200 SuperAtom IPS 7" touchscreen with 325 PPI, 179-degree viewing and 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation (depending on video input) giving it super-smooth monitoring and playback.
The Shogun utilizes both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as the latest Sony A7S and Panasonic GH4 and 4K SDI Canon C500. It can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps regular HD if the camera is capable. It also has genlock in for synced playout and features optional Wifi for remote control from iOS or Android devices. Improved audio handling with the included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power.
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 straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG or Avid DNxHD codecs.
You can see the full range of Atomos products including the Samurai Blade HD-SDI recorder/monitor and the Ronin HD-SDI deck as well as the Connect converter line at Cine Gear 2014, (6th -7th June), The Studios at Paramount Hollywood, LA (Booth number S304) http://www.cinegearexpo.com/
Pricing and Availability
The Atomos Ninja Star will ship late May 2014 for 295 USD, 219 EUR and 179 GBP (excluding tax and delivery) and will be available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. See www.atomos.com for more details.
Atomos designs and manufactures smart production tools: affordable, easy-to-use field recorders and converters that save video professionals time and money without sacrificing performance or quality.
Atomos is based in Australia, with offices in the USA, Japan, China and Germany and a worldwide distribution partner network. Further product information can be found at www.atomos.com. Connect with Atomos on Facebook (www.facebook.com/atomosglobal) or follow on Twitter (@Atomos_News)