Atomos has released a new AtomOS 10.41 firmware update for the Shogun 7. While not a major upgrade it does add some important functionality that was previously missing.
The AtomOS 10.41 update adds IRE% labeling to false color (finally), anamorphic de-squeeze modes, and new social media frame guides.
Addition of new Social media focused frame guide with action and graphic safe areas.
• 1:1 (Square aspect ratio) (Instagram and Facebook)
• 4:5 (Portrait, vertical aspect ratio) (Instagram)
• 1.91:1 (Landscape, horizontal aspect ratio) (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
• 9:16 (Portrait, vertical aspect ratio) (Instagram Stories/Instagram TV and Snapchat)
Addition of 9 Grid overlay
• Providing the ability to utilise the rule of thirds theory for image composition.
Legalize input signal levels
• Ability to specify input Luminance range, for increased compatibility with devices outputting legal range
YUV signals in Rec.709
• The Input menu option allows for the input to be set to ‘Legalize ON/OFF’
Addition of Anamorphic de-squeeze modes:
With the increase in the use of Anamorphic lenses in productions we’ve added:
• 1.8 x providing the ability to de-squeeze on full frame sensors. For example, the Panasonic S1H when used with
Cooke Anamorphic/I lenses, in both standard and Special Flair versions.
• 1.25x providing the ability to de-squeeze lenses such as Ultra Panavision 70 and Panavision Ultra Panatar lenses.
• IRE % labeling added to false color scale
Rolling File naming
• Ability to maintain a continuous rolling file naming structure following formatting of a drive
• An option provided to turn this function on and off
17:9 DCI Letter box support
• Support for SDI inputs with a 4096×2160 or 2048 x 1080, HDMI 4096×2160 with resolution are displayed
in a 17:9 aspect ratio.
Tool bar order
• Based on user feedback the order of the tools in the bottom bar has been updated to enable faster access to the
tools such as magnification and false colour. Vector Zoom tool has been removed but the full vector scope can be viewed in large format.
Unfortunately, it looks like Atomos is not adding new features or providing firmware updates for older Shogun monitor/recorders.