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Atomos

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.

Included in Atomos’s field monitor/recorder product line up is the Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade portable, touchscreen-operated 10-bit HD recorder, monitor, playback and playout devices with HDMI and HD-SDI input/output that record to either ProRes or DNxHD codec. They capture pristine video direct from the camera sensor and encode in real-time onto low-cost, removable 2½-inch hard disks, or solid-state drives. Key features include AC and battery operation for Continuous Power, record trigger via start/stop flag or timecode, and focus/exposure monitoring assist, including focus peaking and false colour. In 2014 Atomos launched the Ninja Star which is a streamlined recorder perfect for Drones, RC Helicopters and other UAVs.

Atomos also produce a range of recording accessories and tools to improve the daily lives of anyone working in film and video production.

The Connect converters are the ultimate converter tools for any situation that demands HDMI to HD-SDI connectivity; powered by battery or AC, they convert anytime, anywhere. Both H2S and S2H converters provide 3:2 pull-down removal, test pattern and audio test tone generation.

The new Power Station utilizes Atomos’s patented continuous power technology and gives cameramen extra control over power consumption in remote field locations. With a flexible dual USB power source the Power Station allows users to charge a single high powered 2A device (eg iPad) or 2 x lower powered 1A devices and the included 2600mAh batteries are enough to charge an iPhone5 from 0 to 100%, 3 times over.

Also in 2014 Atomos will release the Shogun, the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck that utilizes both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, 4K SDI Canon C500, and can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps HD if the camera is capable.