CINE GEAR EXPO: Atomos shows off low-cost, portable recorders
May 31, 2013

CINE GEAR EXPO: Atomos shows off low-cost, portable recorders

HOLLYWOOD — Melbourne, Australia’s Atomos (, which offers camera-mounted recorders and pocket-sized converters, is exhibiting at Cine Gear Expo 2013. The event is being held from May 31 through June 2 at The Studios at Paramount.

Atomos will have the very first production units of its Samurai Blade field recorder/monitor combo at the show. The Blade features a  1280x720 IPS SuperAtom touchscreen and offers full waveform functionality, including vectorscope and RGB/luma parade displays.

"This new screen is truly spectacular," notes Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos, "and it enables us to offer a comprehensive toolset that any test engineer would be proud of… We're the first to combine true, professional monitor functionality with recording and deck playout, all in a space-saving, camera-mountable unit.”

Atomos has shipped 10,000 field recorders worldwide and its Ninja-2 and Samurai recorders are breaking new ground by combining recording, monitoring and playback in one easy-to-operate, portable device. Both record uncompressed images straight from the sensor of DSLRs or video cameras, or even switcher or ISO feeds from live events, directly to inexpensive, removable 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs, in a ready-to-edit format: Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. 

The company’s products are sold through local resellers. The prices represent units without HDD/SDD storage and sales tax:
- Ninja-2: $695
- Samurai: $995
- Samurai Blade: $1,295
- Ronin: $1,995
- Connect H2S/S2H: $295 each
- Connect-AC H2S/S2H: $295 each