Unveiled: Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder
Atomos, creator of the popular Ninja and Samurai external monitors/recorders, has announced a new 4K-capable model will be joining their lineup: the Shogun. As the world’s first 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI monitor/recorder, it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the 4K HDMI output signal from cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 and newly announced Sony a7S. It is also the first recording solution available that can take full advantage of the a7S’s 120 fps 720p recording mode and custom HDMI timecode with Start/Stop trigger.
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The Shogun records 10-bit 4:2:2 video onto a single SSD or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG, or Avid DNxHD codecs. As a monitor, the Shogun features a 7" IPS touchscreen display with Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, 400 nit brightness, and multi-frequency operation (48/50/60Hz) for super monitoring and playback of a variety of input frame rates.
Other new features of the Shogun include Genlock In for synching, optional Wi-Fi for remote control from iOS and Android devices, and improved audio handling with an included LEMO breakout cable for XLR audio. Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, the Shogun provides a variety of ways to set up your shots, including waveform and other framing, focus, and exposure assisting tools.
Atomos plans to have the Shogun ready to ship in late Q3/early Q4 of 2014, with an anticipated price of under $2,000.