Rip from the Atomos press release for the Samurai Blade field recorder.
The next generation Atomos Samurai is the Samurai Blade. The Blade introduces the SuperAtom IPS screen – super sharp, super bright, super blacks – right down to the last atom. At 325 dpi and a million pixels, this screen is spectacular. With full waveform functionality, the Blade is a monitor that records and a recorder that truly monitors. It’s the perfect partner for the new wave of cinematic cameras.” added Young.Powered by AtomOS 5*, this stunning 1280 x 720 5” touchscreen gives the Blade gamma, brightness and contrast control, as well as vectorscope and RGB/luma parade features.“
”Like its Ninja-2 and Samurai predecessors, Samurai Blade allows the recording of pristine, 10-bit 4:2:2 images straight from the camera sensor directly to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD editing codecs. Atomos makes production truly affordable by using commodity 2.5” computer HDD or SSD drives. The Samurai Blade includes tri-level focus peaking, zebra, false color and blue-only monitoring in addition to waveform, and has standard BNC connectors.
For more information please see Atomos.
Pricing and Availability
Samurai Blade will ship in May 2013 with an MSRP of $1,295, excluding sales tax. With immediate effect, the price of the Samurai is reduced to $995, excluding sales tax. *AtomOS 5 is only available for the Samurai Blade.