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Atomos talks to No Film School at NAB 2014Hot on the heels of the February announcement of the award-winning Ninja Blade, Atomos have announced two new products that cover the budgetary gamut of external recording needs. Click through to watch Joe Marine’s interview with Atomos CEO Will Thompson at NAB to discuss functionality, pricing and availability:

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Sony A7s at NAB 2014Sony’s new camera at NAB this year comes in a familiar form factor for all of the DSLR users out there. The Sony a7S, an extension of the previous a7 models, is a full frame 12.2 megapixel sensor capable of HD recording up to 120 fps, with 4K recording only through HDMI to an external recorder such as the new Atomos Shogun. Hit the jump to watch our interview with Sony at their NAB booth: More »

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Atomos Shogun NAB 2014 (Embargo 9am PDT 7th April 2014)Atomos is well-known for their award-winning camera-mounted recorders, like the Ninja and Samurai, and at NAB, they’ve added a couple of recording/monitoring solutions to the family. Atomos announces the world’s first 12G SDI and 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck, the Shogun, the only 4K HDMI recording/monitoring solution that can take full advantage of the new A7S. Also, the pocket-sized Ninja Star Pro-Res recorder, which can be mounted just about anywhere. Continue on to learn more. More »

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Atomos Ninja Blade HDMI RecorderAtomos introduced the Samurai Blade at NAB last year, and it was a massive step up from the regular Samurai, increasing both screen size and resolution. For those who didn’t need HD-SDI, there was still the cheaper Ninja 2, but at much lower specs. Now the company has announced the Ninja Blade, which takes the Samurai Blade and turns it into an HDMI recorder. Check out some videos below to see the external recorder/monitor in action. More »

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Atomos Samurai BladeThe new Atomos Samurai Blade, a follow-up to the original 5″ HD-SDI Samurai, is now shipping (though stock seems to be low at the moment). Originally introduced at NAB, the external monitor/recorder has a 5″ 1280 x 720 touch screen, which is quite an upgrade from 800 x 480 panel in the previous model. Check out some videos and specs for the recorder below. More »

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We still have about a week to go before the new Canon 5D Mark III firmware is released, and while attention has somewhat shifted since it was announced back in October, there are still many people looking forward to what uncompressed HDMI can bring to their setup. Canon has confirmed through their website that the firmware should be released April 30th, but in the meantime, we’ve got a sneak peek from the Atomos NAB 2013 booth thanks to OliviaTech. Check out the video below. More »

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Announcements from this year’s NAB just keep coming! This time, we’re looking at the new Atomos Samurai Blade, a video field recorder inside a 5″ production monitor with a ton of useful features. Read on for the full specs, pricing information, and the video from Atomos: More »

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Unless you’re shooting with cameras like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or the Arri Alexa, you’re probably recording internally to a somewhat (or very highly) compressed format. Even though compression schemes have improved greatly since the humble beginnings of digital video, the image on many cameras can fall apart very easily if pushed too far in color grading or if serious noise reduction must be done. Matt Allard of DSLR News Shooter takes a look at an external recorder from Atomos called the Samurai, which features an HD-SDI input and ProRes recording (along with DNxHD with an optional upgrade). More »

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After Atomos made quite the splash with their Ninja ProRes SSD external recorder, they announced at this year’s NAB an update to that model, the Ninja 2, as well as a new operating system called AtomOS 3.0. While users of the original Ninja recorder will not be able to benefit from the updated software and its new features, owners of the Atomos Samurai HD-SDI recorder can download the firmware update now. Here is an overview of some of the new additions in the brand new version of their operating system: More »

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At the recent NAB show, Atomos, the popular external recorder company who made a splash with the Ninja, introduced an updated version called the Ninja 2. Along with the new 3.0 version of their operating system, Atomos has made metadata a priority, much like the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Tagging clips is an essential part of the new OS, and I had a chance to talk with Matt Ivey from Atomos about the Ninja 2 as well as other products, including the very handy Connect HD-SDI and HDMI pass-through converters. More »

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As large-sensor cameras at all price points become more prevalent, one of the most limiting factors to the image quality is the native video codec used for compression. Many of us are used to DSLR codecs that may hold up initially, only to fall apart during color correction (some codecs don’t even hold up very well initially, except for viewing on the web). One way to overcome this limitation is to buy a much more expensive camera with superior recording options, like a RED or ARRI ALEXA. Another way to overcome the same codec issue is to pair an external recorder with a cheaper camera. Here’s a roundup of the field recorders I saw on display at NAB. More »

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The compact field recorder market sure got crowded in a hurry. In the past month alone the Atomos Ninja, Cinemartin, and Convergent Design Gemini have all been announced. Add the NanoFlash, AJA Ki Pro, Ki Pro Mini, and Cinedeck, and no matter what your external recording needs are, I’d say someone’s got you covered. The funny thing is, each recorder definitely has its own niche carved out. The latest entrant, the Atomos Samurai, is a higher-end cousin to the Ninja, adding a higher-resolution 5″ display, HD-SDI inputs, and timecode/genlock to the Ninja’s featureset. More »

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I’ve mentioned the AJA Ki Pro Mini ($2,000) and Nanoflash ($3,000) in the past as the new kids on the block when it comes to compact field recorders. However, there’s a startup by the name of Atomos who is now shipping a $995 field recorder. The Atomos Ninja records an HDMI output direct to ProRes (HQ, 422, or LT), and despite its lower price, it also offers a touch LCD screen. Here’s a look at the announcement of the Atomos a few months ago from UrbanFox.tv: More »