Atomos adds Flagship Shogun Inferno to the HDR Blaze of Product Announcements
4K 60p Quad SDI HD 240p CDNG Raw AtomHDR 1500nit PQ I/O
Melbourne, Australia – 17th April 2016: Atomos invented the all-in-one monitor recorder category and now redefine it with the Shogun Inferno. It is the combination of the most advanced monitor technologies – 1500nit/10bit/HDR, the latest recording capability – 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI, along with playback & editing functionality that encourages on set collaboration. Shogun Inferno makes mastering a high resolution, high frame rate, high dynamic range workflow available to all filmmakers.
Shogun Inferno sits as the flagship model in the new 8-strong Atomos HDR line-up which has expanded to include HDR as a free update to the Blade HD series, Ninja Assassin, Shogun and Shogun Studio along with the recently announced Flame series.
“The best technology booms are the ones that truly WOW long standing professionals. HDR on the Atomos products leaves even the most experienced video professional excited like a kid in a candy store – never before have you actually been able to monitor and shoot what you are actually seeing” said Jeromy Young CEO and Co-founder. “Just as we opened up the changeover from MPEG to ProRes and the upgrade from HD to 4K, we’re focused on ensuring the exciting breakthrough that is HDR easily becomes part of every filmmaker’s arsenal. To do this all at 4K 60p is a real revolution”.
Shogun Inferno has all of the premium monitoring features previously announced on the Shogun Flame i.e. 10 stops of dynamic range with AtomHDR, 1500nit brightness for outdoor monitoring & 10-bit processing for smooth color transitions. In addition, Inferno also adds;
- High quality 4K 60p and HD 240p ProRes and DNxHR recording, from either a video or Raw signal – perfect for sports broadcasters and slow motion recordings
- Raw to Raw CDNG recording up to 4K DCI/UHD 30p or 2K/HD 120p. CDNG support will also be added to existing Shogun Flame, Shogun and Shogun Studio users one month after the launch of Inferno.
- Versatility of Quad SDI connections to let you input from cameras with 1.5/3/6/12G SDI outputs without the need for converters – perfect for 4K HDR multi cam events
- PQ (ST-2084) input that allows you to use Inferno as a grading monitor in Post
- PQ (ST-2084) output standard HDR to compatible TVs and monitorsThe Samurai Blade, Ninja Blade, Shogun and Ninja Assassin also benefit from getting a free upgrade to the AtomHDR image processing for their 400 nit, 8-bit displays. This is possible because Atomos control both OS and the LCD display engine allowing previous generation HD products to receive this amazing feature for free. This gives a preview of the Post Production HDR result in the field so that judging exposure and bringing it into Post for HDR or SDR delivery is possible for shooters who have a Log output from their camera. The free OS upgrade to gain AtomHDR for Blade, Shogun, Ninja Assassin and Shogun Studio is scheduled for May 2016.
In addition to the announcement of Shogun Inferno and the expanded HDR line-up, Atomos have made further announcements at NAB to support this new 4K 60p, HDR world;
Atomos Shogun Inferno in detail;
- AtomHDR; AtomHDR lets you shoot with the high brightness range of your camera’s Log profile and previewthe final, vibrant post production HDR result.
- 4K 60p; Record and play out pristine ProRes/ DNxHR in 4K resolution and 24/25/30/50/60p frame rates.
- HD 240p; Apart from 4K recording, high frame rate HD from 50p to 240p can be recorded from cameras thatoutput these high frame rates.
- Quad SDI; The Quad SDI inputs let you connect from cameras with 1.5/3/6/12G SDI outputs without the needfor converters.
- Raw recording; Capture the RAW output from Sony FS7/ FS700 and Canon C300MKII/C500 over SDI,recording to either ProRes, DNxHR or CDNG.
- 10-bit monitor; 10-bit monitor processing increases the number of colors from 16.7 million for standard 8-bitpanels to 1.07 billion, minimizing color banding on screen.
- 7” 1500nit brightness; For Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) shooting ramp the brightness slider up to 1500 nitfor hood-free outdoor monitoring.
- Apple ProRes & AVID DNxHR recording; Record to visually lossless Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHD in Rec709or Log formats as an edit friendly, visually lossless industry benchmark independent of the camera brand used.
- PQ in/out; Take PQ out into larger HDR compatible screens or feed HDR from your NLE into the PQ input forHDR grading using the Inferno.
- Custom looks; Apply a custom look to footage by uploading and applying “.cube” 3D LUT’s. View in full/halfmode on screen, output it to a monitor or record into the footage.
- Continuous power; Our patent pending Continuous power system automatically swaps to the second batterywhen power is low for uninterrupted recording in the field.
- Playlist generation; Create playlists easily, either entire clips or tagged parts of clips, for playback on the unit orout to a larger screen.
The Shogun Inferno ships with host of accessories including a HPRC hard case, a snap-fast HDR sunhood, fast battery charger, control cable, 2 x NP-F750 4 cell batteries, USB 3 Docking Station, D-Tap Cable, 5 x Master Caddy Cases, Break-out XLR cable and a 12 V 3A AC-DC Power Adapter. MSRP is US $1995 with availability in Q3 2016.
The Shogun Inferno is shipping Q3 2016 for a MSRP of:
US: $ 1,995 ex. TAX
EU: € 1,995 ex. VAT GBP: £ 1665 ex. VAT AUD: $ 3099 Inc. GST JPY: Yen 278,000 inc VAT
Please view the full list of resellers here: https://www.atomos.com/where-to-buy/
AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Melbourne, Australia – 17th April 2016: Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
HDR is the talk of the industry, be it content developers like Amazon or Netflix, camera brands outputting HDR log or end users experiencing the high brightness range of HDR for the first time. Atomos once again is at the crossroads of technology, fast tracking HDR technology and making it easy to use in the field with the introduction of the Flame series last month and a further 6 models at NAB 2016. In 4 short weeks since the Flame launch, Atomos announce AtomOS7.1 for Flame users which adds 2 crucial features that not only expands the use cases where HDR can be used but also vastly improving the ease of use in the field for setting correct exposure for HDR.
The first feature is the addition of PQ (also known as SMPTE ST-2084) input and output, adding HDR functionality beyond on-board monitoring. PQ input lets you connect from your editing package for HDR grading using the Atomos product, while PQ output lets users connect HDR compatible TV’s and monitors to review HDR on set.
The second feature is the addition of new Waveform guidelines specifically designed to make exposing in HDR easier. Users will be able to toggle between a “display line” on the entire log signal’s luma parade showing how much dynamic range is currently being monitored verses being clipped. Alternatively stretch mode shows the dynamic range monitored as the entire waveform, removing the clipped dynamic range from view. The impact of this is that users will be able to judge exposure for HDR perfectly using the Waveform scope. Its simply a matter of sliding the SDR to HDR slider on the user interface until there is no more clipping as measured by the Waveform.
These features combined make HDR easier and more accessible to collaborators on filmmaking projects and once again is a free download for Atomos users of Flame. AtomOS7.1 is estimated to become available from the Atomos website in May 2016.
Please view the full list of resellers here: https://www.atomos.com/where-to-buy/
AtomFLEX 4K60p HDMI 2.0 cable range announced
Melbourne, Australia – 17th April 2016: 4K60p HDR is here with the announcement of the Shogun Inferno and high frame rate 4K log cameras from Sony and Canon. To support this transition, Atomos announces a range of HDMI cables that support the HDMI 2.0/2.0a standards for 4K 60p & HDR viewing whilst maintaining the AtomFLEX coiled cable for tighter cable management on the rig.
Atomos are famous for developing solutions for filmmakers to make life on set easier and more efficient. As the 4K 60p HDR workflow becomes a reality, ensure your HDMI cables aren’t the weakest link. Introducing a new range of HDMI cables from Atomos specifically designed for filmmakers. Featuring high speed HDMI 2.0 for 4K 60p support and AtomFLEX coiled cables for neater cable management on the rig.
A total of 6 cables will be available to support the widest variety of camera to Atomos connections and lengths to suit different applications. The AtomFlex range will be available from July 2016 at the prices below:
X-Rite professional calibration for Atomos monitor-recorders;
Melbourne, Australia – 17th April 2016: Every brand of monitor in the field and in the editing suite naturally drifts in color over time, but not all monitors have the capability to correct this drift. Atomos have partnered with the leaders in professional calibration, X-Rite to deliver high end professional color calibration to the range of Atomos monitor- recorders.
The X-Rite i1Display Pro is already positioned in the market as one of the most reliable and fastest devices for calibration of LCD devices, be it editing monitors or monitors in the field. Rather than redevelop the industry standard, Atomos have worked with X-Rite to allow the i1Display Pro to work with the range of Atomos monitor-recorders including the Ninja Blade, Samurai Blade, Shogun, Ninja Assassin, Shogun Studio, Ninja Flame, Shogun Flame and the new model announced at NAB 2016, the Shogun Inferno.
“Every minute we’re alive we focus on reliability and quality at an affordable price, allowing our users to focus on creative story telling” said Jeromy Young, Atomos co-founder and CEO, “Our partnership supporting the X-Rite i1Display Pro supports this commitment, delivering a professional and reliable calibration solution that allows our users to make judgements on set with the confidence of accurate color.”
With a century of color theory science behind the X-Rite name, the i1Display Pro is the ultimate solution for creative professionals who demand speed and scalability to attain color accuracy. Accurate color representation on screen is paramount for the video and film industries. The i1Display Pro delivers fast measurement speed and unrivaled color accuracy on all modern display technologies and includes video color standards for a more accurate color workflow. These benefits are especially important whether capturing or editing footage.
“We are very excited to have our i1Display Pro supported across the full line of Atomos displays to enhance viewing accuracy”, said X-Rite Vice President of Product Marketing Chris Winczewski. “The partnership with Atomos demonstrates our focused commitment for the expansion of X-Rite’s photo and video products into the video and filmmaking markets.”
Visit Atomos NAB booth C8925 for X-Rite Photo-Video daily demonstrations by industry experts Richard Harrington and Eduardo Angel on color display calibration and ColorChecker Video, April 18-21.
X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone LLC is a global leader in color science and technology. X-Rite Pantone offers a range of color management solutions for the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints,
Atomos exist to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting edge products including 4K & HD Monitor-recorders, a pocket size Apple ProRes recorder, signal converters & power management solutions. Each product serves a different need but all share the common benefit of enabling a faster, higher quality and more affordable production schedule for video professionals.
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