An interview from the 2016 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Pamela Berry of Atomos. Atomos creates easy to use, cutting edge products for creative professionals that merge recording, monitoring, playback & editing into a single touchscreen device to enable faster, higher quality and more affordable video production. In this interview Pamela showcases the newest innovation from Atomos, the Shogun Flame, along with the Ninja Flame & Shogun Inferno.
Atomos invented the all-in-one monitor recorder category and now redefine it with the Shogun Inferno. It is the combination of the most advanced monitor technologies – 1500nit/10bit/HDR, the latest recording capability – 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI, along with playback & editing functionality that encourages on set collaboration. Shogun Inferno makes mastering a high resolution, high frame rate, high dynamic range workflow available to all filmmakers.
Shogun Inferno sits as the flagship model in the new 8-strong Atomos HDR line-up which has expanded to include HDR as a free update to the Blade HD series, Ninja Assassin, Shogun and Shogun Studio along with the recently announced Flame series.
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
HDR is the talk of the industry, be it content developers like Amazon or Netflix, camera brands outputting HDR log or end users experiencing the high brightness range of HDR for the first time. Atomos once again is at the crossroads of technology, fast tracking HDR technology and making it easy to use in the field with the introduction of the Flame series last month and a further 6 models at NAB 2016. In 4 short weeks since the Flame launch, Atomos announce AtomOS7.1 for Flame users which adds 2 crucial features that not only expands the use cases where HDR can be used but also vastly improving the ease of use in the field for setting correct exposure for HDR.
The first feature is the addition of PQ (also known as SMPTE ST-2084) input and output, adding HDR functionality beyond on-board monitoring. PQ input lets you connect from your editing package for HDR grading using the Atomos product, while PQ output lets users connect HDR compatible TV’s and monitors to review HDR on set.
4K60p HDR is here with the announcement of the Shogun Inferno and high frame rate 4K log cameras from Sony and Canon. To support this transition, Atomos announces a range of HDMI cables that support the HDMI 2.0/2.0a standards for 4K 60p & HDR viewing whilst maintaining the AtomFLEX coiled cable for tighter cable management on the rig.
Atomos are famous for developing solutions for filmmakers to make life on set easier and more efficient. As the 4K 60p HDR workflow becomes a reality, ensure your HDMI cables aren’t the weakest link. Introducing a new range of HDMI cables from Atomos specifically designed for filmmakers. Featuring high speed HDMI 2.0 for 4K 60p support and AtomFLEX coiled cables for neater cable management on the rig.
Atomos have collaborated with X-Rite to allow the i1Display Pro to work with the range of Atomos monitor-recorders including the Ninja Blade, Samurai Blade, Shogun, Ninja Assassin, Shogun Studio, Ninja Flame, Shogun Flame and the new model announced at NAB 2016, the Shogun Inferno.
For more information please visit: www.Atomos.com