ATOMOS has introduced two new network-connected devices that they have designed to make it easier for digital film and video productions of all sizes to capture, transcode, upload, and collaborate with anyone, anywhere in the world.
The SHOGUN CONNECT is a brand-new all-in-one production device with connected technologies built-in.
The two new devices integrate with Frame.io Camera to Cloud (C2C), to bring a wider range of professional digital cinema, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras to automatically share media for remote collaboration.
When capturing to Frame.io you can choose to simultaneously record high-quality files and bandwidth-efficient proxy files with matching filenames and timecodes. You can record HEVC (H.265) prox clips alongside full-resolution clips in either Avid DNxHR/HD or ProRes. If you own a NINJA V+ or SHOGUN CONNECT you can also record in Prores RAW. Each proxy can be automatically uploaded to Frame.io using a new ATOMOS progressive file transfer technology, which begins transferring the file even as it’s being captured. This workflow is a fast way for remote teams to publish clips directly to Frame.io without the typical delay of waiting for camera cards to ingest, hard drives to ship, or even for the camera to stop recording.
This new partnership with Frame.io represents our commitment to provide customers with the most advanced and comprehensive production workflow options. It was clear to us that ATOMOS could expand Frame.io Camera to Cloud and reach many more filmmakers. The SHOGUN CONNECT represents our first all-in-one, connected device and indicates how we see our future evolving. And we’re thrilled to provide the ATOMOS CONNECT for NINJA V/V+ for our existing customers to further expand their workflow and create collaborative opportunities around the world.”Trevor Elbourne, Interim CEO, ATOMOS
ATOMOS CONNECT is an accessory for the NINJA V and NINJA V+. Atomos claims it represents a ground-breaking innovation for the NINJA product line. When attached to the NINJA V/ V+, the ATOMOS CONNECT gives professional cinema, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras the ability to become fully integrated devices that can then support a range of advanced cloud-based workflows.
ATOMOS CONNECT features a 12G SDI interface to connect professional digital cinema cameras, ATOMOS AirGlu wireless timecode for seamlessly synchronizing all your cameras, multiple power options to accommodate a variety of on-set scenarios, plus Wi-Fi 6, network Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth LE capabilities for flexible connections.
The CONNECT has a compact profile that complements the compact, lightweight form factor of the NINJA V/V+.
The ATOMOS CONNECT, will be available in June for purchase through ATOMOS resellers worldwide for $399 USD/EURO.
The new SHOGUN CONNECT features the same comprehensive monitoring tools and recording options as the SHOGUN, however, it is the first fully integrated product to combine HDR monitoring, RAW recording, and advanced network and cloud workflows.
The new 7-inch HDR screen features a slimline bevel and it has 2000 nits of brightness. The SHOGUN CONNECT features a loop through 12G SDI IN and OUT that allows it to support SDI RAW and ATOMOS SYNC timecode technology. It also has multiple power options to accommodate studio or location shoots, plus Wi-Fi 6, network Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth LE, and USB C.
The SHOGUN CONNECT, will be available mid-year for purchase through ATOMOS resellers worldwide, for $1299 USD/EURO.
Frame.io Camera to Cloud
Since its launch in early 2021, Camera to Cloud has been used by over one thousand productions to instantly get footage from the set to post-production teams. Files are transmitted to Frame.io using standard 4G LTE, 5G, or Wi-Fi networks. Editorial teams using Frame.io NLE integrations will see new clips populate into their bins throughout the day. You no longer have to wait for long file transfers or hard drives to ship.
Now, with the HDMI video stream captured by ATOMOS CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT, an exponentially increasing number of cameras are compatible with C2C workflow.
“Much like the transition from film to tape, or tape to hard drives, Frame.io Camera to Cloud is changing the way digital film and video are be created. We launched Camera to Cloud last year with a focus on the digital cinema market, and now we’re excited to expand this powerful workflow to a much broader community of professional productions utilizing Atomos onboard monitor-recorders. This makes the instantaneous delivery of media from production to post possible for filmmakers using nearly any professional video camera in the world.”Emery Wells, Frame.io co-founder and VP of Digital Products at Adobe
Once an ATOMOS CONNECT or SHOGUN CONNECT is paired with a Frame.io Project, you can utilize an end-to-end C2C experience. Every recording is instantly available to view in Frame.io or download into integrated video applications, including Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve.
The whole concept is to Combine ATOMOS-connected devices with Frame.io so that any production can accelerate their remote, distributed workflow no matter the budget, crew, or camera type.