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
by Kevin Alexander | 17th April 2015
Check out our follow up article with all the news about this device HERE. Zoom announced a new 8 track field recorder at NAB this week. There isn’t much info available on it just yet, but they have teased some of the specs for now. The Zoom F8 will be an 8 channel multi-track field recorder and mixer with four XLR / ¼ inputs on both sides. It includes a dual SD card reader, is powered by DC input or eight AA batteries, and even includes an internal timecode generator. It has 2 mini XLR outputs, a ¼ headphone jack, and a mini-sub output. Zoom is known for their handheld audio recorders, but this is the first time they’ve presented a field mixer of this type. It will be available in the fourth quarter of this year but the price has not yet been set. More information will be available later this summer. Specs 8 Channel Four XLR / ¼ on both sides Dual SD card readers Internal timecode generator Power: DC input or 8 AA batteries Output: 2 mini XLR, ¼ headphone jack, mini-sub outputRead more
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