By technical editor Matt Allard:
Atomos have announced the implementation of Avid DNxHR 4K recording, playback, play-out and editing for the Shogun. Atomos have also confired that DNxHD recording, 3D LUTs and 4KUHD to HD Down Convert on the output will additionally be included in a free firmware update at the end of February 2015.
Visitors to the Atomos stand at BVE 2015 can get hands on with the 4K Atomos Shogun, which combines a 4K/HD ProRes/DNxHR/DNxHD recorder with a 1920×1200 325ppi LCD IPS monitor, playback deck and cut edit suite into a single, affordable touchscreen device for the world’s leading cameras. Recording all content to 4:2:2 10-bit, giving the user the choice of HQ/422/LT bit rates, ability to create Favorite/Reject XML file markers and (unlike other ProRes monitor/recorders on the market) not restricted by FAT32 file size limits in the recording (e.g. 4GB or 2.5min). Outside of getting hands on with the product, you will also see the latest improvements made to Shogun including a larger capacity 4 cell battery, an optional Sun Hood accessory available in black or yellow.
Also on show is the latest product from Atomos, the Power Station. The new Power Station, scheduled for release in Q2 2015 utilizes Atomos’ patented continuous power technology to give cameramen extra control over power consumption in remote field locations. With a flexible dual USB power source the Power Station allows users to charge high-powered 2A devices (e.g. iPad), along with 3 DC out to power cameras, monitors and lighting sources. The DC input also means that the Power Station is a charging station, providing a fast charging solution for the included dual 5200mAh 4 cell batteries. The front LED display will let you know exactly how much power is left from a maximum of 5A output and the top & bottom mounting holes provide flexible mounting options no matter what the application.
This from Atomos:
“The speed of innovation continues unabated at Atomos.” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Hot on the heels of a successful Shogun launch, we now are proud to announce enhanced functionality for the Shogun, brand new Shogun accessories and we are confident our Power Station product will not only prove to be popular with Video professionals but introduce the entire photography market to the Atomos brand. You can’t help but be excited by an all in one power and charging solution”.
“Shogun is already the perfect partner for the exceptional Japanese 4K cameras. With this announcement we are the only brand to have a 4K solution for Apple, Adobe and Avid workflows for video capture directly from the sensor of Sony, Panasonic, Canon and Nikon cameras.” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “We are driving 4K content pick up for the 4K hungry world and Post Production professionals are demanding Shogun on set because we deliver a real solution. We are the only Monitor Recorder with 10-bit 4K HDMI recording, the only Monitor Recorder with Microsoft’s ExFAT recording beyond a 4GB size limit and now the only Monitor Recorder with recording options for Apple, Adobe and Avid.”
Atomos can be found at BVE Expo, London Excel, 24-26 February 2015, Hall/Stand: H30 or see their website for more details.