An interview from the 2016 Band Pro 'One World' Open House in Burbank California 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 we talk with Pamela about the importance of today's filmmaking tools & she showcases the newest innovation from Atomos, the Shogun Inferno, 4K 60p HDR monitor / recorder.
With the Shogun Inferno they combined the world's most advanced HDR monitor with high resolution, high frame rate recording. Connect cinema cameras from Arri, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Red or JVC over the QuadLink SDI or HDMI 2.0 connections to make mastering a high resolution, high frame rate, HDR workflow a reality.
The 10-bit panel resolves more colors (1.07 billion colors compared to 16.7 million for standard 8-bit panels) to ensure smooth color transitions in both HDR and SDR (standard dynamic range) shooting. The 1500nit panel brings HDR to life, accentuating high contrast scenes. While for regular SDR scenes, use the brightness slider to take advantage of the 1500nit screen for hood-free outdoor monitoring.
The Shogun Inferno combines high resolution recording, high frame rate recording and playback. Record Video from both HDMI and SDI cameras direct from the sensor to 4:2:2 10-bit ProRes or DNxHR up to an amazing 4K 60p or HD 240p. Record Raw over SDI up to 4K 30p either directly to CDNG or record to ProRes or DNxHR. Playback recorded ProRes or DNxHR files via the HDMI or SDI output at the same high frame rates to supporting monitors.
The AtomHDR image processing lets you shoot with the high brightness range of your camera’s Log profile while maintaining vibrant true-to-life colors. Conventional monitors lack this capability, displaying the brightness detail of Log but with a washed out image that makes judging exposure difficult. Be at the forefront of the HDR revolution by having a field monitor capable of resolving HDR in the field as you see it in Post Production and record the original Log image direct from the sensor for HDR grading in post production. The AtomHDR engine not only lets you set perfect exposure in the field, you can take a HDR output in either PQ or HLG standard to compatible HDR screens or accept HDR input from your NLE for mobile grading or for HDR connection from cameras with a PQ or HLG output.
The QuadLink SDI connections offer the widest camera compatibility with 1.5G/3G/6G/12G SDI inputs and a convenient single 12G SDI output. Recording RAW from Arri, Sony, Canon and Panasonic cameras is not only convenient, it also offers a far more affordable solution in terms of media costs.
For more information please visit: www.Atomos.com