Atomos have announced the Atomos Sumo19M, a monitor-only version of its Sumo monitor/recorder. The new version keeps the 1200nits brightness, 1920x1200px display and exterior chassis of its sibling, but simply loses the recorder function.
This brings 4K monitoring down to a more accessible price for anyone who might need to review UHD footage on set or give your focus puller a fighting chance to get things nice and crisp.
Sumo19M inputs and connections
The Sumo19M has two 12G/6G/3G SDI inputs for A/B input comparison of 4K or HD sources (though not side by side), plus an HDMI 2.0 input. Frame rates of up to 60 fps are supported.
Signals can also be output and cross-converted between SDI and HDMI. You can also output a signal with a LUT applied, or convert a Log image to HLG and PQ HDR standards. There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack for monitoring audio and plenty of 1/4″/20 mounting points for attaching accessories or mounting the monitor itself.
There’s a Vesa mount on the back so you can pop the Sumo19M where you need it, and detachable feet so you can rest it on your desk to use it as a reference monitor while editing.
The Sumo19M has all the exposure and composition tools found on other Atomos 4K monitors: Waveform monitoring, zebras, 1:1 and 1:2 magnification, peaking, false color, vectorscopes, anamorphic desqueeze and frame guides.
You can also calibrate the display using an i1DisplayPro probe andX-rite calibration software. There’s also an optional sunhood which can be left attached and folds down for transport.
Sumo19M price and availability
The Sumo19M will ship by the end of September for $1,995 US, plus local taxes.