When it comes to giving users more functionality with their products Atomos has always stayed steadily on top of industry trends and listened to user feedback. With its latest update, the Shogun Inferno will start shipping with 4Kp60 HDR recording capabilities.
As you may already know, the all-in-one monitor is outfitted with a bright 1500nit display that combines high frame rate recording and playback. Shogun Inferno can record video over HDMI and SDI directly from the camera's sensor to 4:2:2 10-bit ProRes or DNxHR files up 4K at 60p or HD at 240p. If you're looking to record RAW, you can do so over SDI up to 4K at 30p directly to CDNG, ProRes or DNxHR.
With the announcement of the new HDR recording feature, you'll be able to capture ARRI and Panasonic HDR RAW recordings with the addition of expanded PQ & HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens. As you could imagine, Jeromy Young, CEO and co-founder of Atomos is quite happy saying,
The Shogun Inferno is our final piece in the HDR puzzle. Arming high end cameras and filmmakers with the high frame rate, high resolution, high dynamic range & high brightness monitoring, recording and playback needed to get the most from the amazing sensors crafted by Arri, Sony, Panasonic, Red and Canon – we truly do upgrade these amazing solutions.
- QuadLink SDI & HDMI 2.0 for 4Kp60 / HDp240 recording, HDR Log and Raw recording
- AtomHDR engine with 10+ stops dynamic range for perfect exposure monitoring,
- 7” 1500nit high bright monitor for hood free outdoor monitoring
- Arri raw; the 16:9 and 4:3 raw formats can be recorded in the native .ari format
- Panasonic raw; Varicam users can now raw externally as a CDNG file
- PQ & HLG playback
- Supports both HDR luminance standards, PQ (ST2084) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
- PQ and HLG input for mobile HDR grading from NLE’s or from cameras such as Grass Valley, Red, Arri (PQ) and Ikegami (HLG)
- Scheduled playout
- HDR NLE metadata support
The new Shogun Inferno ships end September for $1,995.
Atomos and G-Technology also announced a partnership where they will be rolling out a new line of co-branded gear. Five products are being released, four of which directly impact footage transfer. The Atomos Master Caddy 4K, the Atomos Master Caddy HD, the ev Series Reader Atomos Master Caddy Edition, and the ev Series CFast 2.0 Edition, as well as a new portable SSD, G-Drive ev Raw.
Yes, kind of a mouthful. Basically, the Master Caddy system has been designed to integrate with G-Technology products. The Master Caddy 4K or HD is inserted into the Atomos recorder prior to footage capture then is transferred into the ev Series Reader Atomos Master Caddy Edition. The Caddy Edition then acts as an adapter allowing users to install the Master Caddy into G-Technology products to transfer into storage.
While the Master Caddy Edition is meant to be a standalone device running on bus power or inserted into a docking system, it does have USB-C Gen 2 connectivity for speeds up to 540 MB/second.
The Atomos Master Caddy by G-Technology is available in September with the following configurations:
- 256GB $149.95,
- 512GB $249.95,
- 1TB $349.95
- 1TB $99.95
The ev Series Reader Atomos Master Caddy Edition will be available in September for $99.95.
If Atomos didn't announce enough they will also be releasing AtomFlex 4Kp60 cables that are compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0 standard for 4Kp60 & HDR recording and playback. They'll have three different models to choose from in two different lengths, 30cm coiled (60cm extended) and 40cm (80cm extended) at the end of September.
- HDMI Full to Micro (30cm coiled, 60cm extended) $99
- HDMI Full to Micro (40cm coiled, 80cm extended) $149
- HDMI Full to Mini (30cm coiled, 60cm extended) $99
- HDMI Full to Mini (40cm coiled, 80cm extended) $149
- HDMI Full to Full (30cm coiled, 60cm extended) $99
- HDMI Full to Full (40cm coiled, 80cm extended) $149