Atomos ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder

Atomos ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder

Atomos ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • Real-time 10 Bit High Quality Recording
  • Color 16:9 TFT Touch Screen
  • Resolution - 480 x 270
  • Input Formats up to 1080i and 1080p
  • 2.5" Notebook HDD / SDD Hot-swappable
  • Active / Passive Dual Battery System
  • FireWire 800 / USB 2/3
  • High Resolution Touch Screen Monitor
  • Lightweight / High-grade Aluminum
  • Video Input via HDMI
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Atomos ATOMNJA001 overview

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The ATOMOS ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder offers real-time 10 bit high quality recording that utilizes Apple ProRes software. You can connect it to HDMI-capable camcorders. It has a color 16:9 TFT touch screen, offers a resolution of 480x270, and supports input formats up to 1080i and 1080p.

A 750GB/5400 rpm tested storage drive can hold high quality Apple ProRes video of 8 hours. Solid-state SSDs can be used in rugged locations, while the spinning HDDs can be used in normal conditions. 2.5” Notebook HDD or SDD hot-swappable drives are housed inside the Atomos Master Caddy that locks the Ninja Hard Disk Recorder.

Unique active/passive dual battery system enables in easy swapping of the batteries. This system enables the Ninja Hard Disk Recorder to switch to fully charged battery on the fly without affecting the operation. FireWire 800 and USB 2/3 provide total flexibility when connection is made to a MacBook, iMac, or MacPro, by inserting the Master Caddy in the Master Caddy Dock.

With a high resolution touch screen monitor, the ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder performs 4 main functions - play, stop, record and monitor, each function is accessible and clearly visible. It is constructed from lightweight, high-grade aluminum, and has easy access to batteries, connectors, and storage. It comes with a 1/4” headphone out that enables you to monitor the audio level adjustments, and the line level audio offers good quality audio. The disk recorder can be accessed from a remote location via a LANC loop.

Note: Highly recommended for Nikon D800 and D4 DSLRs. Canon DSLRs are NOT supported due to a white focus square on the HDMI output.

Offers real-time 10 bit high quality recording that utilizes Apple ProRes software
You can connect it to HDMI-capable camcorders and DSLRs
Comes with a color 16:9 TFT touch screen, offers resolution of 480 x 270, and supports input formats up to 1080i and 1080p
Equipped 2.5" (6.35 cm) Notebook HDD or SDD hot-swappable drives - housed inside the Atomos Master Caddy that locks the Ninja Hard Disk Recorder
Can hold high quality Apple ProRes video of 8 hours using a 750 GB / 5400 rpm tested storage drive
Solid-state SSDs can be used for rugged locations, while the spinning HDDs can be used in normal conditions
Unique active / passive dual battery system - enables in easy swapping of the batteries in situations when the battery drains up
Dual battery system - enables to switch to fully charged battery on the fly without affecting the operation
FireWire 800 or USB 2/3 provide total flexibility when connection is made to MacBook, iMac, or MacPro, by inserting the Master Caddy in the Master Caddy Dock
High resolution touch screen monitor performs 4 main functions - play, stop, record and monitor; each function accessible and clearly visible
Constructed from lightweight, high-grade aluminum
Easy access to batteries, connectors, and storage
1/4" (0.64 cm) headphone out - enables in monitoring the audio level adjustments
Line level audio - offers good quality audio
Can be accessed from a remote location via a LANC loop
In the Box
Atomos ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder
  • 2 x 2600mAH Battery for Atomos Monitors/Recorders and Converters
  • ATOMCGR001 Universal Battery Charger
  • Tripod Screw Mounts and Adaptors
  • Protective Cases and Travel Bags
  • 2 x HDD/SSD Master Disk Caddy
  • Docking Station (with cables)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Atomos ATOMNJA001 specs

    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.53 x 3.43 x 1.61" / 115 x 87 x 41 mm (without batteries)
    Weight 2.03 lb / 920 g (including batteries and spinning disk)
    Operating Power approx 6.3W (TFT max brightness, recording ProRes HQ to WD 7200 rpm Scorpio Black 500 G drive)
    approx 3.0W (TFT max brightness, monitoring only)
    approx 6.8W (screen off)
    Batteries 2 x Small 7.4V 2600mAh - recording time (at 1080i60 extreme detail video; better at lower rates or with typical video Automatic and manual switchover of battery for continuous operation)
    5 hrs HQ; 7 hrs 422; 9 hrs LT
    2 x Medium 7.4V 5200mAh - recording time
    10 hrs HQ; 14 hrs 422; 18 hrs LT
    2 x Large 7.4V 7800mAh - recording time
    15 hrs HQ; 21 hrs 422; 27 hrs LT
    Screen Color 16:9 TFT Touch Screen
    Screen Size 4.3" / 10.92 cm (diagonal)
    Resolution 480 x 270
    Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native / 4:3 Letterbox
    Video Input HDMI Uncompressed
    Input Formats HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30 (from firmware v1.1), 1080p25 (from firmware v1.1), 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i
    Recording Time 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
    Audio Input HDMI 2 Channel Embedded
    Line In 2 Channel Line Level Audio. Analog gain adjustment
    Audio Output 2 Channel 0.5W Balanced Headphone or Line level output
    LANC LANC In and Out Loop for integration with Camera LANC and Accessories
    LANC Loop feature
    Master Caddy
    Dimensions 2.95 x 4.13 x 0.47" (75 x 105 x 12 mm)
    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
    Supported Computers Mac - All MacBook, MacPro, iMac and MacPro Models
    Windows All USB2.0/3.0 compatible Notebooks, and Desktops
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 11.3 x 4.6"

    Atomos ATOMNJA001 reviews

    ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very happy with Ninja. Currently, not for use with Canon HDSLRs. But great if you own a camcorder, and want high bit rate, on-the-fly conversion to ProRes. No transcoding, and your video will look much better to the naked eye due to the significant bump up in bit rate. You must have a clean HDMI signal out from your camcorder (EX3, F3, XF305, XF105, AF100, etc.) to be able to record to the Ninja. Doesn't record in 24p. See the Atomos web site for complete details.
    Date published: 2011-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I bought this for recording a long webcast - plugged it into my Matrox LE and it worked flawlessly. I sent the switched feed to the Ninja - recorded over 6 hours on a 500GB HD in ProRes HQ. Have also used it with the Panasonic AG-AF100 - worked flawlessly there as well. Revolutionizes and speeds up workflow - allows us to drop these ProRes files right on the timeline (from the harddrive) and start editing in FCP7. Can't wait for the Samurai, as we'd prefer to work in HD-SDI. Note - HDMI spec doesn't support 1080P. This is not an Atomos problem, this is a HDMI Spec problem. We shoot in 720P so it's a non issue for us. 1080i works fine too - if you need 1080P, wait for the Samurai or find another SDI based recorder.
    Date published: 2011-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 75% Time Saving Ninja and FS100 This is an amazing product for any HDMI output Camera. I get 10 Bit 422 from any source which is perfect for compositing and editing with grahics, no banding!!I have used it with the FS100 and my old Z7 - No Tape, long recording and direct to ProRes ready to edit. Instead of logging and capturing footage by tape or memory card I edited directly from the $50 500GB disk form the Ninja. 5 Hours of HQ ProRes - sweeeeeeet, this saved me 75% of my production time and I didn't have to make a coffee while a transcode happened.It's really light and strong, anyway I just love it and love the time and money it saves me....I used 24p on one shoot and then used Grinder from Red Giant included in the B&H bundle to reverse Telecine the 24p that's wrapped in 60i from the camera.The Accessories are killer also, its great to see a manufacturer including everything for one price!
    Date published: 2011-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding with new firmware I bought this as a backup recorded to the in-cam recording on my Sony NEX-FS100U. This is a complete product now that the V2.01 firmware has been released. It fixes major flaws in the product: full speed/quality playback, full timecode options including TOD, renaming of the drive, sequential file naming, and more have all been added. It records for hours at ProRes 422 on a 500GB Hitachi drive, and is fairly rugged. The resultant 422 files have more latitude than the built in codec in both color reproduction (2x at least) and much less compression on rapid movement. I am finding significantly more detail on things like foliage and other detailed backgrounds that even the excellent codec in my camera can't quite reproduce perfectly. I have had three minor issues: 1) One battery was DOA. Atomos support has been outstanding and is working to get me another. 2) I was not able to get the included (by B&H) Magic Bullet Grinder to properly reverse telecine 60i footage. Compressor, however, worked fine. (I didn't test anything else). If you don't know, on the FS100 and many other cameras, if you set your recording to 24p, for compatability reasons the HDMI output still is set to 601. But the 24p progressive frames ARE still in that 60i stream; they just need to be extracted by a process called reverse pulldown or reverse telecine. The Ninja doesn't do this in hardware; it has to happen afterwards. The good news is this process is very quick; and if you are recording 25p (non US) or 30p (US/Japan) you can skip this step. 3) The battery holding mechanism is extremely solid. Perhaps too much so; it's very hard to extract batteries. I scratched the back of the unit where the batteries mount pretty badly just removing a battery. I can't imagine chnaging batteries while recording; the recorder would be jostled pretty severely doing that. The included batteries are the worst in this regard; other Sony batteries I used are easier to remove. The drive caddy extraction isn't obvious. The slide mechanism to remove it isn't spring loaded as you'd think; but once you finally understand how it works you'll have no issues. The caddy case itself is plastic and scratches very easily as it goes in and out. The rest of the body (except the battery mount) is metal and well-built. Overall, for the price a highly recommended product that needs a few tweaks in physical design. It does lack HDMI passthrough, which would be nice as well.
    Date published: 2011-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at a very affordable price Using the Ninja with the Sony NEX-FS100. Works like a charm. Very robust, dropped the unit from eye level twice and the unit still functions without skipping a beat. Playback is bad though, but I'm told by Atomos that a firmware will fix it.
    Date published: 2011-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great complement on an AF100 I purchased the Ninja because I wanted a device that could record to Apple ProRes and let me back-up footage on hard-drive fast and easy. I mostly use it on an AF100 and I'm glad to have this as I can back-up to both SD card AND hard-drive. Footage looks great and the device works well enough. I only have two things to say against it. First, there's no way to watch footage back (playback is choppy) as it needs a firmware update and the file naming system is really annoying (lots of folders with 0000.mov file names, a real pain to work with in post prod). Oh, and the hard drive caddy plastic seems a bit flimsy but fits well and snug in the Ninja, so no real issue here for me. The firmware update is coming really soon though to fix these two issues so it's not such a big deal breaker. All in all, great device and with the firmware update coming soon, this device is a really nice investment for the price point!
    Date published: 2011-07-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Glitchy. But works. Use with FS100. wish this or the cam came with a 1/4 inch screw so could be mounted right away. Records just fine, but wish there were framerate conversion options. The screen is low res, and you have to press the screen hard for it to register touch. in the end, it does work and records nice looking images. Case and accesories are all very nice.
    Date published: 2011-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hi res recording The Atomos Ninja recorder is a great device. I use it on my Sony NEX FS100U camera to record ProRes HQ while also recording AVCHD at the camera. It is easy to use and the results are stunning. The concept of using inexpensive notebook hard drives is great. I couldn't be happier with ths solution.
    Date published: 2012-06-23
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