Nikon will soon be issuing a firmware update for its D4S, D810 and D750 video-capable DSLRs to support closer, easier integration with Atomos products. It will support recorders like the Ninja Star, Ninja 2 and Ninja Blade as well as the high-end Shogun recorder/monitor.
A key feature in all these Atomos products is their stop/start recording trigger which allows the connected camera to start recording on the Atomos recorder or recorder/monitor.
I must admit that Nikon DSLRs don’t immediately come to mind when discussing the topic of DSLR moviemaking. Canon and recent DSLM – aka mirrorless – up-and-comers like Panasonic, Samsung and Sony have been front of mind for some time.
But Nikon cameras certainly have their moviemaking adherents including the maker of the first major Australian feature films to be shot on any DSLR of any brand, ‘Love is Now’. The photography-themed romance feature was made entirely with the Nikon D810 and a selection of Nikkor lenses.
Let’s hope that by adding closer, easier integration between these Nikon DSLRs and the popular Atomos recorders and recorder/monitors, Nikon users will be further encouraged to explore the world of high-end DSLR moviemaking.
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Nikon Supports Start/Stop Trigger Support for Atomos products
Via Nikon Press Release:
New Nikon DSLR Firmware:
The new firmware in development will be available for the Nikon D4S, D810 and D750, and will enhance capture workflow. With the new firmware, Atomos Shogun or Ninja-2 external recorders will recognize recording start/stop commands of the external recorder and can be synchronized with recording start/stop commands of the camera. This new firmware will provide greater support for recording of high-definition, uncompressed data that makes the most of the superior resolution of the D4S, D810 and D750, plus the excellent rendering performance of NIKKOR lenses to external recorders. Demonstrations of the firmware (which is currently under development) will be available at both the Nikon (#C8818) and Atomos (#C8825) booths from Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16. The firmware will be available in late Summer 2015 as a free download.
Via Atomos Press Release:
Melbourne, Australia – 14th April 2015: For the last 4 years, Atomos have led the way developing products that enable a faster, higher quality and more affordable production when added to the world’s leading video cameras. One of the landmark usability features is start/stop recording trigger for the major camera brands,allowing the camera connected to start the recording the Atomos product.
“We are humbled to have this level of development support from a company like Nikon,” said Jeromy Young CEO Atomos. “These new firmware updates simplify the user experience and make complimentary high tech products work seamlessly – something we all want.”
With Nikon Inc.’s announcement at NAB 2015 (www.nikonusa.com/NikonandAtomosNAB2015), users of D4S, D810 and D750 will have the start/stop trigger signal output over HDMI allowing synchronized operation with the entire Atomos range, from the pocket size Ninja Star through to the larger Ninja 2 and Ninja Blade and even the high frame rate 7” Shogun.
Atomos products have start/stop trigger with the most popular HDMI cameras from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony as well as SDI based control from cameras from Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Arri, RED, JVC and Ikegami.
Atomos exist to helpcreative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use,cutting edge products including 4K & HD Monitor-recorders, a pocket sizeProRes recorder, signal converters & power management solutions. Eachproduct serves a different need but all share the common benefit of enabling afaster, higher quality and more affordable production schedule for videoprofessionals.
Atomos is based in Australiawith offices in the USA, Japan, China and Germany and has a worldwidedistribution partner network. Further product information can be found at www.atomos.com with the Atomos communityactive on Facebook (/atomosglobal), Twitter (@Atomos_News), Vimeo(/atomosvideo), YouTube (/AtomosVideo) and Videogram (atomos.videogram.com).
(cover photo credit: snap from Nikon and Atomos)