by Barry AnderssonI got my hands on the Atomos Ninja Blade. I am a proud owner of the previous Atomos Ninja 2 and I wanted to see what the major differences between the two and if there were any major changes from a usability standpoint.
Barry Andersson is an award-winning director and cinematographer. His career started with live television video production and now includes several acclaimed short films, a couple television pilots, numerous commercials, and a feature film. Mr Andersson takes his real world experiences and shares those images and lessons with everyone looking to take advantage of the latest technology.
by Barry AnderssonRecently Canon announced the latest firmware update for the 5D Mark III camera (Version 1.2.1). The exciting new feature here for video is the clean HDMI out on the camera that allows you to record the signal to an external recorder. The clean HDMI out sends the video feed over the HDMI cable without any of the menus or markings so it can be recorded and used for your edit. I chose the Atomos Ninja 2 external recorder to use on two of my recent productions and it works like a charm. The HDMI feed goes directly into the recorder and is recorded onto a SSD drive. If you have primarily been using DSLR cameras SSD drives may be new to you. They are solid state drives that are about the size of an iPhone. If this is your first time using SSD drives there are a few things you should know. You need an adapter or device to connect to your computer. There are two that I have really been liking.