by Kevin Alexander | 12th September 2015
At IBC 2015 Atomos has announced a new Studio version of the Shogun, new AtomOS6.5, and major price drops to their HD lineup. Shogun Studio Shogun Studio is a rack recorder that features 4K & HD monitoring and recording. It is dual channel, so it can simultaneously record 2 inputs with your choice of resolution (up to 4K 30p or HD 120p). It also features built-in scopes, as well as 4K to HD down scaling (either to use with other HD gear or for simultaneous master/proxy recording at different resolutions. Price US: $ 3495 ex. TAX EU: € 3495 ex. VAT GBP: £ 2595 ex. VAT Ninja Assassin Ninja Assassin was released prior to IBC and is currently available in stores. It is the 4K upgrade to the Ninja series of recorders, delivering 325ppi monitoring on a 7″ monitor. It allows you to record 10-bit 4:2:2 4K footage across Apple, Avid, and Adobe workflows. And it only weighs 430g (15 oz). Price US: $ 1295 ex. TAX EU: € 1295 ex. VAT GBP: £ 899 ex. VAT AtomOS6.5 This free upgrade to the Atomos OS “AtomOS” provides a host of new features for Shogun and Ninja Assassin users. Updates for the Ninja Assassin include: Motion Blur added to Time-lapse, blurring up to 64 continuous frames together in one sequence New and improved frame guides added for 16:9, 2.40:1, 2.35:1, 1.9:1, 1.85:1, 4:3 1:1 and 2:1 zoom can now be selected when anamorphic de-squeeze is enabled Shogun will receive all of the above features, as well as the following: Canon C500 Raw and C300 Mk II Raw to ProRes and DNXHR recording, giving C500 users a viable 4K recording solution and C300MKII users a cost effective alternative to CFast recording media New 3D LUT’s preloaded onto the unit specifically for C500 and C300 MkII Start/stop trigger for JVC and Ikegami camera triggers Added LTC input via the Genlock input New Pricing on HD Products And finally, Atomos has also announced reduced pricing on their lineup of HD recorders. This is more than a 50% price drop for the Samurai Blade, Ninja Blade, and Ninja 2. Samurai Blade: US: $ 495 ex. TAX, EU: € 495 ex. VAT, GBP: £ 349 ex. VAT Ninja Blade: US: $ 495 ex. TAX, EU: € 495 ex. VAT, GBP: £ 349 ex. VAT Ninja 2: US: $ 295 ex. TAX, EU: € 295 ex. VAT, GBP: £ 209 ex. VAT The Atomos booth at IBC is 9.D25.Read more
Cinemartin, based in Spain, is known for Cinec, a PC-based professional transcoding software that can handle HVEC H.265 and ProRes among many other codecs. Now they surprised us with the announcement of their very own 4K recorder! Interestingly the NEXT 4k is actually a full fledged Windows computer that runs their conversion software to record 4K feeds up to 60p. The company advertises their portable computer / 4K recorder as a tool that has many surprising features, like 1TB internal hard-disk, 4 USB ports, and it allows you to edit right on the device, running Adobe Premiere for example and upload results via WiFi. Mind you, not many might actually use the disk recorder as an editing device, but as a feature it seems kind of cool doesn’t it?! The Cinemartin NEXT 4K supports transcoding to a number of codecs: Uncompressed, DPX, ProRes, H.265, DNxHD, Mjpeg and can handle 8 or 10-bit as well as 3D frame packing. It seems it can only record to Uncompressed, MJPEG, DPX. Among 4K recorders it has become a habit they include a monitor. This one has a 500 nit bright display, 6.7″ screen size. The device itself is not too small at 185x180x40mm, it actually seems quite bulky for a recorder / monitor. They didn’t disclose its weight in the press release. This might be due to the customisable nature of the device as “NEXT is available in different models from OEM to complete kits plus custom builds, based on different digital inputs/outputs, processor, memory, ssd, battery kits, windows license, etc…“. Features at a glance: Up to 4K UHD record at 60P (High end model) and up to 30P and 4K DCI 25P other models 4:2:0, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 3D recording and playback 8 & 10 bit USB 3, hdmi and 6G SDI input Record in Uncompressed, MJPEG, DPX Transcode to Cinemartin, Prores, DNxHD, H264, HEVC H.265 Other resolutions: 1080p, 720p Compatible with “almost any professional SDI and HDMI camera“ The Cinemartin NEXT 4K starts at about 1,200€ (inc. Spanish tax) and up to 4,800€ depending on the specs you choose and it will be available in Mai. To find out more about it or pre-order, head over to the Cinemartin website.Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of IBC 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Jeromy Young and his disk recorders have been featured on cinema5D many times. That is not only because his products are targeted at people who want to get the best out of their cameras for the least amount of dinero, but also because Atomos has a vision and follows it obsessively. They keep close relations with all camera manufacturers and make sure their gear integrates with it in a simple yet effective way. In this interview Jeromy explains in detail why it’s nice to work with a disk recorder like the Ninja 2. It is confirmed that the C100 outputs a 4:2:2 signal through the hdmi port which the Ninja can record via a start-stop trigger signal and save to your editing ready ProRes 422 codec. If you go that route you basically end up with a file that has better compression than a Canon C300, if that is what’s important for you. The Ninja 2 is available for $995: The Canon EOS C100 has just been made available for pre-order. The pricetag says $6499:Read more
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