June 20, 2012

The AtomOS 3.0 Firmware Update is in the Wild, Atomos Shows off the New Features

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:

If you haven't seen it already, here is a general overview of AtomOS 3.0 and the Ninja 2 recorder from NAB:

The biggest addition to the software is the metadata abilities. You're now able to mark clips, log in and out points, and favorite clips. It's fairly easy to have 20, 50, or 100 clips from from a day of shooting, so being able to know ahead of time which clips you liked or which parts of particular clips you know are useful will save precious time in post-production.

All of the new features will be available on the new Ninja 2, and also for anyone who currently owns the Samurai recorder. The Ninja 2 is finally usable with DSLRs without any sort of hacking thanks to the new Nikon D800 and it's ability to output an 8-bit, 4:2:2 signal from its HDMI port. There has been some confusion about the way the D800 sends out its 1080p signal, but thankfully Atomos has worked out the issues and not only can the Ninja 2 be an excellent external monitor, but it can record beautiful ProRes files right from that DSLR.

If you've got the Samurai recorder you can download that 3.0 firmware update right now from the link below.

Link: Atomos Ninja 2 & AtomOS 3.0 Firmware Update

[via DSLR News Shooter]

Your Comment


if only i could monitor and rec my canon t3i, then i would be one happy technician! still, a useful piece of gear, atomos is rad!

June 21, 2012 at 1:40PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

mr. ron

Waveform monitor would have been nice, and a punch-in zoom?

June 22, 2012 at 2:13AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Do you think they will make a 4K recorder?

June 23, 2012 at 5:17AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

shaun wilson

If they want to stay in business they will - eventually all of these recorder manufacturers will have some sort of 4K recorder once the cameras can do it. But until the FS700 has the function enabled and the C500 is released and working, there isn't a lot of incentive. Obviously AJA is slightly ahead of the curve as they were working with Canon from the start with their own 4K recorder.

June 23, 2012 at 11:13AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Joe Marine
Camera Department