Atomos has announced its new Shogun and Shogun Ultra monitor/recorders ahead of IBC 2023. The Shogun and Shogun Ultra follow the same path as the recently announced Ninja and Ninja Ultra by incorporating the new AtomOS 11 operating system.
The AtomOS 11 operating system includes new features such as EL Zone exposure referenced colorized image, ARRI False Color, and new scheduled playback and recording tools.
The new Shoguns include more codecs as standard. 6K Apple ProRes RAW (8K with Shogun Ultra), Apple ProRes, DNxHD as well as H.265, which was previously available only as a paid option. To try and maintain consistency Atomos has given the Shogun and Shogun Ultra the same differentiating features as the new Ninja and Ninja Ultra.
The key difference between the new Shogun and Ninja lines is that they have a much brighter, 2000 nit 7-inch screen, plus fully integrated connectivity. Because Shogun has both 12G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, it can be used for cross-conversion, unlike a Ninja fitted with Atomos Connect. Shogun has more power options too, with NP battery slot and an integrated 2.1mm locking jack DC input socket.
Shogun Ultra can record full-quality files to Apple ProRes RAW up to 4K 60p while at the same time recording HD 60p to H.265, and supporting automatic matching filenames, timecode, and record trigger from many popular models of ARRI, Canon, RED, and Sony cameras.
Both Shogun and Shogun Ultra models have the new 4K camera to cloud mode that lets you record and upload much higher quality bitrate H.265 video with higher framerates and customized parameters. The files are lightweight enough for camera-to-cloud workflows, but more than good enough quality for immediate use on social media, sports reporting or news gathering.
Both Shogun units can take advantage of Atomos RemoteView where you can share live views from your Atomos screen with other Atomos monitors, as well as with iPads, Macs and Apple TVs wirelessly. You can monitor what’s happening on-set and look through any connected camera taking the shot, from anywhere in the world.
Shogun Ultra is claimed to feature lower latency cloud connectivity and higher throughput, thanks to Wi-Fi 6E integration.
AtomOS 11 will also be made available for free to existing Shogun Connect users via a firmware update. Going forward, Shogun Connect will be superseded by Shogun Ultra.
Price & availability
Both Shogun and Shogun Ultra will be shipping from early October 2023, for $999 USD / €999 and $1,199 USD / €1,199 respectively.