Atomos Ninja Star Recorder with 64GB CFast Card

Atomos Ninja Star Recorder with 64GB CFast Card

Atomos Ninja Star Recorder with 64GB CFast Card

Atomos Ninja Star Recorder with 64GB CFast Card

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Product Highlights

  • Records 1080p 10-Bit, 4:2:2 via HDMI
  • ProRes HQ, 422, and LT Codecs
  • Micro-HDMI Input & Loop Output
  • Stores to CFast Cards
  • 64GB CFast Card Included
  • Audio Line-In
  • Audio Level Indicators
  • 5-Hour Battery Life
  • Mounting Plate with 1/4"-20 Thread Holes
  • Lightweight at Only 4.6 oz
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Atomos ATOMNJS001-64 overview

  • 1Description

The Atomos Ninja Star Pocket-Size ProRes Recorder & Deck is a compact, lightweight HDMI recorder which stores video to CFast cards. It records up to 1080/30p resolution video via the HDMI output from capable cameras and uses edit-ready Apple ProRes HQ, 422, or LT codecs at 10-bit with 4:2:2 color sampling. A 64GB Atomos-branded CFast card is included.

The Ninja Star offers similar recording options to Atomos Ninja monitor/recorder models, but strips away the monitor portion to create a lighter, more compact option. This is useful for users who want to keep their camera rig size manageable, or who already own an external monitor and want to add onboard ProRes recording. At only 4.6 oz, the recorder is even light enough for many quadcopter or multicopter setups.

The Ninja Star records to readily available CFast cards (generation one or later), which are highly reliable and offer fast read/write speeds. It also features time code and start/stop trigger support, an audio line-in, and an HDMI loop-through output for sending the signal to an external monitor. A battery and battery charger come included. For flexible mounting options, a mounting cheese plate is also included which provides 1/4"-20 threaded holes along the bottom and the sides. The recorder and all accessories come packed in a carry case for convenient storage and transport.

10-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes Recording
Record up to 1080p video in edit-ready 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes HQ, 422, or LT from your camera's uncompressed HDMI output, bypassing a round of internal compression and data loss.
The Ninja Star stores video to a single CFast card, generation one or later. CFast cards are small, reliable, and available in sizes up to 256GB, providing up to 2 hours and 40 minutes of Apple ProRes HQ recording. A 64GB CFast card is included, offering a read speed of 200 MB/s and a write speed of 80 MB/s.
Start/Stop Trigger
Trigger record start/stop and capture time code in sync straight from the camera with Atomos' HDMI time code trigger protocols from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Nikon, and JVC.
Audio Line-In
Record audio direct from the camera on the two embedded digital channels or add an external mic via the audio line-in for an extra two channels of analog audio.
Micro HDMI Input with Loop-Output
The Ninja Star's micro-HDMI input allows you to connect cameras with an HDMI output. A micro-HDMI loop-output is provided for viewing sending the signal to an additional device, such as an external monitor.
Additional Features
  • Battery lasts up to 5 hours
  • Lightweight at only 4.6 oz
  • Large, colored control buttons
  • Audio level, battery life, and recording time indicators
  • Mounting cheese plate with 1/4"-20 threaded holes along the bottom and the sides for flexible mounting options
In the Box
Atomos Ninja Star Recorder with 64GB CFast Card
  • 64GB CFast Card (v1.0)
  • Cheese Plate Mounting Bar
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Atomos CFast Card Reader
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (3-Year with Product Registration)
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    Atomos ATOMNJS001-64 specs

    Connections 1 x Micro-HDMI In
    1 x Micro-HDMI Out
    1 x 3.5 mm audio line in
    1 x USB
    Indicator Lights Audio levels
    Battery charge level
    Time remaining
    Recording format
    Video lock
    Resolution 1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    1920 x 1080pSF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    1920 x 1080i 50/59.94/60
    1280 x 720p 50/59.94/60
    576i 50
    486i 59.94
    Codec / Format Support Apple ProRes HQ, 422, and LT (10-bit, 4:2:2)
    Storage 1 x CFast, generation 1.0 or higher
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.0" (95 x 60 x 25 mm)
    Weight 4.6 oz (130 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 6.1 x 3.5"

    Atomos ATOMNJS001-64 reviews

    Ninja Star Recorder with 64GB CFast Card is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin, mostly. I decided to buy this recorder for a few reasons, primarily because it was on sale, and the B&H deal price was a steal. Secondly, I wanted to try an external recorder with my Canon 5D iii, to record in a better codec, flavours of Apple Pro Res in 4.2.2. The Canon outputs a clean HDMI signal, although it was implimented in firmware update, and doesn't channel audio through the hdmi, something a dedicated video camera might do. After reading the manual and watching a few tutorials online, i managed to get the atomos working. Hitting record on the 5D triggers the Atomos to record simultansously. Only catch is, there must be an SD card in the 5D, and therefore recording is simultaneous. This is useful because you can do some side by side comparison between the internal mpeg H.264, and the purported 10 bit 4.2.2 codec from the Atomos. To the untrained eye, you'd either need to zoom in 100% on the NLE, view footage on a large screen, or put it through a dedicated grading application like resolve, in order to see the benefits of the improved chroma sampling. Research suggests the improvement is valid. For me, it's too soon to make a judgement yet. Downsides? The 5D doesn't output audio through the hdmi, and so far, the workaround (outputting audio from the headphone jack into the line input on the Atomos, isn't working). Despite troubleshooting, I haven't been able to get any audio out, but it could be a cable issue. Some of these 3.5mm jacks are TRS, others are TRRS, (tip, ring ring sleeve), so it could be related to that. Atomos could provide more info on appropriate cables. Information, even on the instructions, is thin. Also, the ninja star doesn't have the benefit of any screen, so you're working blind. The led's work to a degree, but if you want a better user interface, pay extra for the ninja blade. For what I need, it works fine. My third reason for buying was to record the output from a Roland HDMI vision mixer. I haven't gotten that set up yet. Useful tool.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good work, good price The device works perfect, don't forget to buy a cable separately! My camera doesn't support the rec trigger signal on HDMI output, so I need to press the record button directly on the Ninja, but it's about my camera. You can check all supported camera type on ninja's website!
    Date published: 2017-03-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's useless without the micro hdmi cables. Be sure to order the micro hdmi cables.
    Date published: 2017-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just want I expected and wanted Have just started using it, but the footage is great! The ProRes codec runs smooth in my Adobe software too.
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I recommend this product and would buy it again. Works great! Although I'm a little disappointed that the AC power supply needs to be purchased separately.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ninja Star Recorder Using on a Sony FX 1000. Works great, and is a very complete package, would highly recommend for someone who is looking to go to digital video on a budget. Only comment I have is that I wish it could record 4K so I could also use on my Sony 4K camera.
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flakey Counnectors The micro-hdmi input connector is loose and no connection can be made without trying to hold the connector in the right position.� I tried several different connecting cables and each one displayed the same poor connection issue.
    Date published: 2018-02-05
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Probably not did not work with Sony editing software. Did not see any improvement in recording from tape based Canon HV40.
    Date published: 2017-08-06
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