IBC 2016: 7″ 4K 60p Atomos Shogun Inferno recorder adds RAW for Panasonic/ARRI, shipping September

The Atomos Shogun Inferno, a 4K HDMI/Quad SDI 4K 60p version of the Shogun Flame, is set to ship at the end of September at a price of just under $2000 and €2000. This external recorder also features a 7″ 1500 nit high-bright HDR monitor, and is capable of showing at least 10 stops of dynamic range using the AtomHDR software.

Atomos Shogun Inferno Front Full
The front of the Atomos Shogun Inferno

While the recorder will ship with the standard recording options already available on the Shogun models, sometime by the end of this year a free firmware update will enable RAW from ARRI cameras as well as from the Panasonic LT. Here’s a full rundown of everything coming in the update:

  • Arri raw; the 16:9 and 4:3 raw formats can be recorded in the native .ari format to your SSD of choice using our Master Caddy system as an affordable media alternative to the SxS modules
  • Panasonic raw; Varicam users, already benefiting from the internal Atomos ProRes recording module, can now record raw externally as a CDNG file to the Shogun Inferno
  • PQ & HLG playback; Inferno will now support both HDR luminance standards, PQ (ST2084) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) expanding compatibility with HDR flat screens.
  • PQ & HLG input; In addition to playback, Inferno also supports PQ and HLG input for mobile HDR grading from NLE’s or from cameras such as Grass Valley, Red, Arri (PQ) and Ikegami (HLG) with output for HDR monitoring in studio and live environments
  • Scheduled playout; In addition to instant playback and playlist generation for reviewing set clips or marked favorites, Inferno can schedule playout for live events, in-store demonstration etc.
  • HDR NLE metadata support; AtomHDR makes setting correct exposure easy on set, now by storing those settings as metadata, color grading is made easier by helping reproduce the same result in post.

Atomos is also launching rugged coiled cables that are fully able to handle all of these resolutions and frame rates, including 4K 60p. There will be a total of 6 versions of these cables: Full to Full HDMI, Micro to Full HDMI and Mini to Full HDMI in 2 lengths, 30cm coiled (60cm extended) and 40cm (80cm extended). The cables range in price from $99/€95 to $149/€149.

Atomos Shogun Inferno Back
The back of the Shogun Inferno showing the Quad 3G-SDI

Atomos has also entered into a partnership with G-Technology by integrating the Master Caddy SSD system into the G-Tech ev Series solutions:

The Master Caddy system is a critical pillar in the Atomos success story, used across the entire range, it delivers Apple ProRes 4K HDR for under $150 per hour with the peace of mind that comes from using reputable media brands. Now the same affordable SSD drives can remain loaded in the Atomos Master Caddy after the shoot, loaded into a G-Technology ev Series Reader (Atomos Master Caddy edition) and be used across the range of G-Technology ev Series desktop editing systems and high performance RAID systems.

Atomos G-Tech ev Series Docking Station
The Atomos Master Caddy SSDs will dock with the G-Tech ev Series

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