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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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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 »