​Atomos Makes Recording HDR Easy with New Shogun

Netflix and Amazon are commissioning all of their originals with a High Dynamic Range finish, with Netflix to unleash 150 hours of 4K HDR material over the next year, but monitoring rushes for HDR content on-set has been extremely tricky.

That's where the new Shogun Inferno from Australian vendor Atomos comes in. The $2400 unit can record and playback 4K 60fps and 10 stops of dynamic range.

“HDR leaves even the most experienced video professional excited like a kid in a candy store - never before have you actually been able to monitor and shoot what you are actually seeing,” said CEO Jeromy Young.

Marketed as the ‘flagship model’ in the company’s HDR line-up, the Shogun Inferno has a monitor with 1500nit of brightness and records 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI.

Users can record 4K 60p and HD 240p to ProRes and DNxHR from either a video or Raw signal while the Quad SDI connections allow inputs from cameras with 1.5, 3, 6 or 12G SDI outputs without the need for a converter.

The Shogun Inferno will be available in the third quarter of 2016.

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