You’ve read about it and lusted for it, and now the first production run of the 4K Atomos Shogun is ready. And if your dreams are only slight less ambitious, Atomos has a gift for you, too: through December 31st, you'll get 50% off their 64GB CFast card when you purchase it with the Ninja Star.
Not much to say, really: the 4K monitor/recorder Shogun has been hotly anticipated ever since Sony announced that their A7s would output 8-bit 4K to it; and the recorder-only Ninja Star holds the appeal of being the entry point into the entire Atomos family.
Although the Shogun is still officially listed as pre-order or out of stock at sites like B&H Photo and Adorama, Atomos will be showing it at the CCW Expo beginning today in New York; the Ninja Star is available immediately.
Atomos announce Shogun shipping and unmissable Ninja Star offer in New York this week
Via Atomos Press:
Melbourne, Australia – 12th November, 2014: Atomos today confirm that the award winning 4K Shogun has completed its first production run and will be demonstrating its powerful feature set at the CCW Expo in New York. Atomos have also announced that from today up to December 31st 2014 customers will receive 50% off the usual price of the Atomos 64GB CFast card when purchased with a Ninja Star.
“The wait is over for thousands of video professionals.” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Having been at the factory personally to oversee the production and testing of our first Shogun units, I can assure the world that the final product will exceed already high expectations.”
Announced earlier this year the impressive Shogun has a long list of world firsts in the 4K/HD monitor/recorder space including;
• First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections
• First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with SDI to HDMI & HDMI to SDI conversion
• First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with a truly pro monitor pixel density in excess of 300ppi
• First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with balanced XLR audio in/out
Outside of the feature list however, the user interface powered by AtomOS6 is the jewel in the crown. With every feature 1 touch away, new monitoring features like 2:1 zoom and a host of layout improvements designed to make camera setup, shot setup and work in post production easier the Shogun will be the “go-to” product for modern day film makers
Announced earlier this year the Atomos Shogun is a perfect implementation of ProRes standard. Recording all content to 4:2:2 10-bit, giving the user the choice of HQ/422/LT bit rates, ability to create Favorite/Reject XML file markers and (unlike other ProRes monitor/recorders on the market) not restricted by file size limits in the recording (e.g. 4GB or 2.5min).
Shogun features a stunning 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen at 325 PPI and 178 degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, gives super-smooth monitoring and playback. The Shogun also has genlock-in for synced recording and playout. The included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power, taking the Shogun to the highest level of audio capability.
Atomos offer 50% off Atomos CFast 64GB when purchased with a Ninja Star
Via Atomos Press:
Melbourne, Australia – 12th November, 2014: Atomos have announced that from today up to December 31st 2014 customers will receive 50% off the usual price of the Atomos 64GB CFast card when purchased with a Ninja Star. Now even better value the Atomos CFast 1.0 cards are perfect for HD recording or applications where the faster speeds of CFast 2.0 are not required.
“The Ninja Star gives customers an ultra-light ultra-reliable Apple ProRes recorder which is small enough for your pocket and light enough to hang from a quad-copter. With our new seasonal offer customers can purchase twice the amount of media” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos.
Recognising the lack of CFast media on the market Atomos developed their own CFast 1.0 cards in June 2014 to accompany the new Ninja Star. A combination which offers a great solution for HD recording and specifically meets the data rates required for ProRes HQ at 80MB/s sustained write and 200MB/s sustained read. Combining the Ninja Star and Atomos CFast cards is perfect for creative or extreme camera work and creates a recording option which can be used in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive. Cameramen can also turn their consumer cameras to a truly professional recording device as the Ninja Star avoids internal MPEG compression and allows recording from sub 30Mbps MPEG to 220Mbps ready to edit 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes HQ.
Atomos designs and manufactures creative production weapons: affordable, easy-to-use field monitor/recorders, converters, power management, C-Fast cards and HDMI Cables that save video professionals time and money, reducing complexity without sacrificing quality.
Atomos is based in Australia with offices in the USA, Japan, China and Germany and has a worldwide distribution partner network. Further product information can be found at www.atomos.com . Connect with Atomos on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@Atomos_News)
(cover photo credit: snap from Atomos)