MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Atomos (www.atomos.com) has introduced the latest generation of its Shogun camera-mounted monitor/recorders. Shogun and Shogun Ultra both incorporate the new AtomOS 11 operating system, which delivers a host of new features, including EL Zone exposure referenced colorized image, Arri False Color, and new scheduled playback and recording tools.
The new Shoguns include more codecs as standard, including 6K Apple ProRes RAW (8K with Shogun Ultra), Apple ProRes and DNxHD, as well as H.265, which was previously only available as a paid option. For better consistency, Shogun and Shogun Ultra have the same differentiating features as the company’s new Ninja and Ninja Ultra.
The key differences between the new Shogun and Ninja lines are the former’s brighter, 2000-nit, seven-inch screen, plus its fully integrated connectivity. Because Shogun has both 12G-SDI and HDMI inputs & outputs, it can be used for cross-conversion, unlike a Ninja fitted with Atomos Connect. Shogun has more power options too, with an NP battery slot and an integrated 2.1mm locking jack DC input socket.
Shogun Ultra (pictured, top) is well suited for use with cinematic cameras and can record full-quality files to Apple ProRes RAW (up to 4K 60p) while at the same time recording HD 60p to H.265. It also supports automatic matching filenames, timecode and record trigger from many popular models of cameras from Arri, Canon, Red and Sony.
Both Shogun (above) and Shogun Ultra models have the new 4K camera-to-cloud mode that lets users record and upload much higher quality bitrate H.265 video, with higher framerates and customized parameters. The files are lightweight enough for camera-to-cloud workflows, but more than good enough quality for immediate use on social media, sports reporting or news gathering.
Both Shogun units can take advantage of Atomos RemoteView, a new technology that lets users share live views from their Atomos screen with other Atomos monitors, as well as with iPads, Macs and Apple TVs wirelessly. Shogun Ultra features lower latency cloud connectivity and higher throughput, thanks to Wi-Fi 6E integration.
AtomOS 11 will be made available for free to existing Shogun Connect users via a firmware update. Going forward, Shogun Connect will be replaced by Shogun Ultra. Both Shogun and Shogun Ultra will ship in early October, with prices at $999 and $1,199 respectively.