Atomos Samurai HD-SDI Hard Disk Recorder captures 10-bit HD resolution video directly from you HD camera and stores it to an internal 2.5" laptop drive. Images are captured using Apple's ProRes codec or Avid's DNxHD codec, which can be employed per a firmware download on Atomos's website. Along with capturing video, the Samurai supports 12 channels of embedded SDI audio and also has 2 channel line in inputs as well as a single headphone output.
A high resolution 5" on-board monitor provides you with an accurate representation of what the camera is seeing, eliminating the need to mount an extra monitor. Touch screen controls - presented with large icons on an uncluttered interface - give you easy access to record and playback functionality as well as to the system's menu. Some of the advantages the Samurai has over the Ninja unit are timecode, genlock, and the ability to synchronize multiple units.
Samurai makes it easy to go from the capturing to the editing process. Once capturing is complete, simply remove the 2.5" SSD or HDD with its caddy from the recorder and place it in the included docking station which interfaces to the host PC via FireWire 800 or USB 3.0. A LANC connector lets you integrate the Samurai with cameras and devices that utilize the LANC communication protocol.
Samurai comes with 2 batteries that securely attach to the unit, but uses only one at a time. This way if one battery runs out, Samurai continues to operate on the other battery.
For a list of compatible cameras, please visit Atomos.com/support, and click on Knowledge Base.
|Operating Power||Approx 6.8W (TFT max brightness, recording Apple ProRes HQ to Hitachi 7200 rpm 500G drive) / approx 3.3W (TFT max brightness, monitoring only)|
2 x Small 7.4V 2600mAh - recording time
5 hrs HQ; 7 hrs 422; 9 hrs LT
|Screen||Color 16:9 TFT Touch Screen|
|Screen Size||5" / 12.7 cm (diagonal)|
|Resolution||800 x 480|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 Native / 4:3 Letterbox (screen flipping enabled)|
|Video Input||DI SMPTE 259/292/296 Mini BNC (with BNC Adaptor cables)|
|Video Output||SDI Loop out|
|Input Formats||HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i|
|Video Processing||3:2 Pull-down removal. Double anti-shock buffer|
ProResHQ - 3 hours (HDD 300 GB), 5 hours (HDD 500 GB), 7.5 hours
(HDD 750 GB), 77 min (SSD 128 GB), 2.5 hours (SSD 256 GB)
ProRes422 - 4.5 hours (HDD 300 GB), 7.5 hours (HDD 500 GB), 11.5 hours
(HDD 750 GB), 2 hours (SSD 128 GB), 4 hours (SSD 256 GB)
ProResLT - 6.5 hours (HDD 300 GB), 11 hours (HDD 500 GB), 16.5 hours
(HDD 750 GB), 3 hours (SSD 128 GB), 4.5 hours (SSD 256 GB)
All video input formats supported
SDI up to 12 Channel Embedded
Line In 2 Channel Line Level Audio. Analog gain adjustment
|Audio Output||SDI up to 12 Channel Embedded + 0.5W Balanced Headphone for onboard review (select any pair of channels)|
|LANC||LANC In and Out Loop for integration with Camera LANC and Accessories LANC Loop feature|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.5 x 3.43 x 1.61" (140 x 87 x 41 mm) - without batteries|
|Storage||2.5" SSD or HDD minimum 5400 rpm Standard 9.5 mm height or slimmer drive supported|
|Master Caddy Dock||2.5" SATA to Firewire 800, USB 2.0 / 3.0|
Mac - All MacBook, MacPro, iMac and MacPro Models
Windows All USB2.0/3.0 compatible Notebooks, and Desktops
Apple ProRes Quicktime Application required to run Apple ProRes on Windowsclose
|Applications||Final Cut Studio - All Apple ProRes supported versions Quicktime Mac and Windows|
|Dimensions||2.95 x 4.13 x 0.47" (75 x 105 x 12 mm)|