We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com What gear was used to record this video? Take a guess in the comments, we’ll reveal later. The reason we like Atomos harddisk recorders is that they are affordable and easy to use. We’ve seen the Ninja at IBC 2011 and reviewed its counterpart the Samurai (link to review) that sports SDI connectivity. At NAB 2012 ceo Jermoy Young presented their Ninja 2 device, a hardware upgraded version of the existing Ninja model that adds hdmi out and an improved screen. The old Ninja’s screen didn’t perform very well outdoors because it wasn’t very bright and lacked resolution (480×270). The new Ninja 2 has a 800×480 display with improved brightness and a viewing angle of 170°. It should start shipping shortly and costs $995 like its predecessor:Read more
Here’s another enjoyable video with Atomos CEO Jeromy Young. After the more affordable and already available Atomos Ninja hdmi recorder has proven to be a top notch useful device, the not yet released Samurai will now make some of us even more happy as they have added the Avid DNxHD codec. The Samurai is a recorder that stores video from an HD-SDI source to a harddisk of your choice, making high quality video recording from a camera like for example a Sony F3 much more affordable.Read more
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