A little over two weeks ago, Atomos unveiled their Flame Series, the first ever 10-bit 4K HDR recording monitors, and now they're ready to ship.
In case you didn't catch our initial coverage, what Atomos has done with the Flame Series is improved upon their already stellar line of recording monitors by including features like a brighter 1500 nit panel, a more rugged design, and AtomHDR, Atomos' proprietary image processing technology that affords users up to 10 stops of luminance detail.
Clearly the most impressive new feature in the Flame Series is the AtomHDR, which essentially "lets you shoot with the high brightness range of your camera’s Log profile while maintaining vibrant true-to-life colors." This means that users can view richer, more dynamic colors on the monitor instead of having to look at flat, washed-out Log images, allowing them to accurately monitor their footage and calculate their exposure correctly.
Aside from that, the Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame are also brighter, have built-in armor protection, and new power management system that charges batteries 3x faster. This not only makes Atomos' Flame Series some of the most technologically advanced monitors on the market today, but also some of the least expensive considering all of the features you're getting.
- 1920 x 1200 resolution
- 10-bit FRC monitoring processing
- 1500 cd/m² brightness
- AtomHDR technology displays 10 stops of dynamic range to natively display HDR (log) footage
- Presets for viewing log gamma curves from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, ARRI, RED, and JVC cameras
- High Bright mode for Rec. 709 viewing
- 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs / outputs
- SDI/HDMI cross-conversion
- UHD 4K recording at 24/25/30 fps
- 1080p recording up to 120 fps
- 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHR recording to SSD/HDD media
- 4K raw to ProRes/DNxHR recording over SDI from Sony FS700, Sony FS7, Canon C300 Mark II, and Canon C500
- Dual Sony L-Series battery slots support hot-swappable for continuous power
- Built-in armor with silicone-covered corners
As of right now you can purchase a Shogun Flame for $1700 and pre-order the Ninja Flame for $1300. (The Ninja Flame is listed as "coming soon," even though Atomos says it's now shipping, so it's probably safe to say that its availability not far behind the Shogun.)