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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:
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.
Here’s something that you might even find cool if you don’t need it. Atomos, the makers of the famous Ninja harddisk recorder just announced their Atomos Connect converters. These devices can’t shoot your movie, but they can almost do everything else.
Not only do they convert
You might not know the company F&V, but you should. Among many other intriguing products the monitor they just released stands out among the affordable 7-inchers.
It is extremely basic, peaking is the maximum fun you will have with this baby, but quality wise its display delivers a sharpness that impressed me and the casing seems robust and lightweight.
Resolution is 800×480, like most other field monitors and allow for good focusing (if the panel and software is right.)
The hdmi version is 199€ ($270).
There is an HD-SDI version that sells for only 349€ ($480).
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