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Atomos Ninja Blade 5" HDMI On-Camera Monitor & Recorder (Full Version)

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Atomos Ninja Blade 5" HDMI On-Camera Monitor & Recorder (Full Version)
Key Features
  • 1280 x 720 On-Camera Monitor & Recorder
  • 5" IPS/325 DPI Touchscreen Display
  • Waveform, Vectorscope, Focus Peaking
  • Records 1080p30, 1080i60, 10-Bit, 4:2:2
The Atomos Ninja Blade 5" HDMI Monitor & Recorder features a 1280 x 720 resolution display with 325 dpi providing a sharp image, in a small monitoring package. It records up to 1080 30p/60i resolution via HDMI to an available HDD or SSD using either Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD codecs. Recording at 10-bit with 4:2:2 color sampling, this unit provides you a monitoring and recording solution in one compact battery powered unit.
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Atomos Ninja Blade Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Uncompressed Recording
  • 4AtomOS 5.0 Capacitive Touchscreen OS
  • 5Cut and Tag
  • 6Synced REC Trigger and Timecode
  • 7ProRes and DNxHD Encoding & Playback
  • 8HDD or SSD Storage
  • 9File Recovery
  • 10Audio Monitoring
  • 11Construction
  • 12Low Power Consumption

The Atomos Ninja Blade 5" HDMI Monitor & Recorder features a 1280 x 720 resolution display with 325 dpi providing a sharp image, in a small monitoring package. It records up to 1080 30p/60i resolution via HDMI to an available HDD or SSD using either Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD codecs. Recording at 10-bit with 4:2:2 color sampling, this unit provides you a monitoring and recording solution in one compact battery powered unit.

The Ninja Blade features an on screen display system that allows you to select the functions you wish to control with a touch of your finger. Select from waveform or vectorscope overlay to view the signals, focus peaking helps you to see what is in focus in your shot.

Blade accepts 2.5" HDDs/SSDs, which are sold separately. This is the full version, which includes a docking station that offloads these drives to your computer via USB 3.0/2.0. You also get a Sony-type NP-F570 battery, a charger, an AC adapter for continuous power, and two master caddies for available HDD/SSD It features two 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holed, one each top and bottom.

Key Features
  • 325DPI, 5" IPS 1280 x 720 capacitive touchscreen monitor/recorder.
  • Waveform RGB & luma parade, vectorscope with zoom, and test pattern generator.
  • Adjustable gamma, contrast and brightness.
  • HDMI input and output.
  • Real-time monitoring, playback, playout to a PC or Mac with QuickTime, and edit logging.
  • Focus peaking, 0-100% zebra, and two modes of false color monitoring.
  • Records 10-bit, 4:2:2 in ProRes or DNxHD.
  • S-Log / C-Log recording.
  • Trigger REC/STOP from camera (Canon, Sony, ARRI, Panasonic, RED, JVC)
  • Timecode from camera.
  • 2.5" HDD/SSD media storage.
Uncompressed Recording
The Ninja Blade records directly from from the camera's video output, bypassing in camera compression, allowing the unit to record at 10-bit, 4:2:2 to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD.
AtomOS 5.0 Capacitive Touchscreen OS
Blade's operating system, AtomOS, manages recording, playback, monitoring, and simple cut and tag editing via a capacitive touchscreen. AtomOS 5.0 supports alpha channel, transparency support, full waveform RGB and luma parade, and vectorscope with zoom.
Cut and Tag
AtomOS 5.0 lets you rough cut your footage, tag it as Favorite or Reject, and then save it as a project to be finished and polished in the studio. You can cut and tag short and long clips with transport controls and finite frame-by-frame accurate stepping.
Synced REC Trigger and Timecode
The Blade provides frame accurate timecode and start stop triggers over HDMI from many cameras, including Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, JVC, RED and ARRI. It also features LANC and rolling timecode trigger for those older cameras that don't have start stop flag protocols on board. The Blade additionally has tally lights to indicate start time.
ProRes and DNxHD Encoding & Playback
The unit encodes in your choice of Apple's ProRes and Avid's DNxHD codec and can also play back any ProRes or DNxHD file from any system, recorder or edit suite. You can take advantage of this playback capacity to take rushes on the road.
HDD or SSD Storage
It records to available 2.5" HDDs or SSDs, which are hot swappable. As SSDs are resistant to vibration they are ideal for shoots in rough conditions, such as on a race track.
File Recovery
In case you accidentally pull the power or remove the storage drive while recording, the operating system will detect the disruption and will reconstruct your file to within 2 frames.
Audio Monitoring
All audio, even analog, is locked frame accurately to every video frame, never drifting or losing sync. If digital audio is out of sync from the camera, you can even adjust sync on the fly by advancing or delaying incoming audio. The Ninja Blade monitors/records 2 channels of audio embedded in the HDMI signal, and 2 analog audio channels.
Construction
The Blade is built with aircraft grade aluminum and features locking mechanisms for each removable part.
Low Power Consumption
Blade consumes only 6W of power and can be powered by the included Sony NP Type battery. The unit features two locking battery slots, and comes with a Nikon EN-EL15 type battery adapter plate, and an LP-E6 type battery adapter plate, allowing you to use batteries other than the Sony NP type to power the unit.

Atomos Ninja Blade Specs

Display
5" IPS (12.7 cm)
1280 x 720 resolution
325 dpi
Capacitive touchscreen
Connections
1x HDMI input
1x HDMI loop-output
Recording
Up to 1080/30p/60i, 10-bit, 4:2:2 to ProRes or DNxHD
S-Log / C-Log
Synced REC trigger
Storage
2.5" HDD/SSD
Playback
ProRes and DNxHD
Timecode
Timecode from camera
Audio Monitoring
Digital and analog locked frame accurately to every video frame
Operating System
AtomOS 5.0
Build
Aircraft grade aluminum; locking mechanisms for each removable part
Power Consumption
6 W
Dimensions
Without battery: 5.5 x 3.4 x 1.6" (140 x 87 x 41 mm)
Weight
Unit only: 11 oz (310 g)
Unit with batteries & HDD: 21 oz (595 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.4 x 11.4 x 6.03"

Atomos Ninja Blade Reviews

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question

Will the Ninja Blade work with a JVC GYHM600 camera?
Asked by: Danny G.
It will work with any camera that has an hdmi out, you just need to buy the cable for it. (Whether its hdmi mini to hdmi or hdmi micro to hdmi).
Answered by: Patrick M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does this come with a hard drive for recording or do you have to purchase one separately?
Asked by: Tom
Hello Tom W, you would have to buy a separate hard drive, but BH does sell Kits too, please check the recommended accessories
Answered by: Roger C. Atomos Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Will this work with my BMPCC?
Asked by: Anonymous
FROM what I understand , yes it will work.
Answered by: christopher b.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

atomos ninja blade suppose to record 1080p but how come it cant accept the 1080p HDMI signal output from sony a7? it only accept 1080i signal.
Asked by: Yingtsing C.
Hello Yingtsing C, the maximum P that it accepts is 30, please make sure you have the a7 set to 1080p 30 maximum.
Answered by: Roger C. Atomos Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Why ninja blade does not accept HDMI progressive signal from my sony a7? it can only accept 1080i but not 1080p. i dont care if 1080i gives me decent video. but it gives me ugly video in fast moving objects. any one experience this? let me know.
Asked by: Yingtsing C.
The Ninja Blade is able to take a progressive signal, however it is limited to 1080p at 30fps. If you are outputting at 1080p 60fps that may be the issues as it will not accept that frame rate.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Are the color controls enough to fake a post look from an incoming log profile? I don't see saturation mentioned as a control.
Asked by: Jim
Hello Jim L, unfortunately the Blade series does not allow for LUTs to be loaded, only our Flame's, Infernos and Sumo units are capable. However the Blades DO have Atomos HDR which will burn the fog of LOG, simply put, shows you what it can look like in POST
Answered by: Roger C. Atomos Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I have 5d Mark iv without canon log on it. Is it already loaded on the blade or do I need it loaded natively on the camera already.
Asked by: Boogy P.
The Ninja Blade offers you a C-Log LUT. LUTs are designed to give you an idea of what the footage will look like after you have Color Graded it, it is not the actual C-Log profile. You will need to have C-Log installed on the 5D Mark IV.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is this a good choice to pair up with Nikon D850 4K 10bit 4:2:2 recording?
Asked by: JP
No, as stated the Blade is limited to 1080p recording. Within the Atomos line of recorders (which are excellent by the way), you need to get at least an Atomos Ninja Flame or higher series to be able to record 4K from your D850.
Answered by: Brendan D.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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