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IBC 2012: Atomos showing DSLR field recorders

August 30, 2012
IBC 2012: Atomos showing DSLR field recorders
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Atomos ( will be at IBC show with its Ninja-2 and Samurai field recorders. The units allow recording, monitoring and playback of 10-bit uncompressed images straight from the sensor of HDMI-equipped DSLRs or camcorders, directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives. Imagery is recorded using the Apple ProRes codec. 
The company is showing Ninja-2s and Samurais working with the latest D800 and D4 DSLRs from Nikon; Sony FS100, FS700 and F3 camcorders; Canon’s C300 and XF305; JVC’s 750 and the Red Epic. Ninja-2 and Samurai ship with the latest AtomOS 3 operating system. This includes features such as SmartMonitor, which turns the field recorder into a pro monitoring solution with tri-level focus peaking, zebra, false color and blue only functionality. AtomOS also includes SmartLog, which allows users to edit via keyword tagging when working with Apple’s Final Cut X.

The Ninja-2 is priced at $995 and the Samurai is $1,595.