MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Atomos (www.atomos.com) recently reduced prices across its 4K HDR line of recording devices. The Atomos Shogun brought 4K to the Sony a7s and Panasonic’s GH4. The company’s Ninja Inferno ($995) now arms the Panasonic GH5 with HDR Apple ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2 4Kp60 over HDMI 2.0.
In addition to its compatibility with the new GH5, the Ninja Inferno accepts 4K DCI signals from cameras such as the Panasonic GH4/DVX200/HCX1000/UX180/HCX1, Sony FS7/Z100 and the JVC LS300. Support for the 4,096 DCI standard unlocks cinema recording from these 4K video and mirrorless DSLRs.
“Our message to video pro’s is to ‘Go HDR 4Kp60 Today,’ showcased by the GH5 and Ninja Inferno combo”, says Jeromy Young, CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “For less than $3K it’s an unbeatable total package, especially when considering having 4K HDR content ready for clients, Netflix and YouTube is a must.”
For the Ninja Inferno starts with a 1920x1200 resolution LCD panel and adds 10-bit processing in highlights and equivalent 10-plus-bit resolution in blacks. This is achieved through the AtomHDR engine, which, when combined with the company’s Atomos-built backlight, allows the power of 1500 nits to be utilized for High Bright Rec709 or HDR PQ/HLG at 10-plus stops. The full-size HDMI 2.0 connection bypasses the camera’s internal limitations by recording to 4Kp60 4:2:2 10-bit pristine video in grading-friendly Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR.
The Ninja Inferno upgrades mirrorless and DSLR camera audio by including balanced XLR input and 48V Phantom Power, negating the need to purchase separate audio recorders. For on-set review, the wide angle seven-inch calibrated screen, playback controls, playlist and XML tagging make the Ninja Inferno well suited to serve as a client or director’s monitor, with playout to the latest HDR PQ/HLG or SDR TVs. The Ninja Inferno allows recorded files to be dropping directly onto the timeline of all the major NLE editing and grading software, with the HDMI input capable of accepting HDR signals.
The Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame are now $995 and $795 respectively. To complement all models in the line-up, Atomos has developed a tailored Accessory Kit ($295) and Power Kit ($149) that arm users with everything needed to power, control, dock, charge and safely carry the units.