The Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder provides top quality recording but also features monitoring functions that help assess exposure, focus and calibration. Also available are intuitive signal detection and file management tools. All tasks are performed in an advanced yet simple touchscreen operating environment. Recording is at 10-bit, 4:2:2 quality in Apple ProRes directly onto HDD or SSD drives.
Designed compact and robust, and affording a workflow beyond just capture and output, Ninja can serve companion-like on and off the set. Also noteworthy is the Atomos history. Atomos recorders were used, for example, in James Cameron's Deep Sea Challenge.
Ninja comes packaged in a tough carrying case with a bunch of accessories including two batteries and two SDD/HDD enclosures.
Because Ninja is portable, it can record from the ultimate image source, the sensor of the camera.
Recording is always in 10-bit, even from an 8-bit source. Color registries are added for integration into higher bit-depth graphics from CG, animation and special effects. This avoids banding and makes editing and grading, in fact any precision effect, more accurate.
Avid DNxHD-220X (10-bit), DNxHD-220 (8-bit), DNxHD-145 (8-bit), DNxHD-36 Proxy (8-bit) + all ProRes options.
Ninja 2 has HDMI input and via an optional Atomos Connect SDI > HDMI converter can be enabled with SDI input.
False Color Twin Mode
Blue Only - exposure check
Control - adjustments for individual filters
With the Ninja 2 this part of the post production process can now be done on set, or on the move, with Continuous Power.
SmartLog operates while in Monitor or Playback mode / it saves time, money and allows fast, collaborative pre-editing prior to final post production.
A 750GB/5400rpm drive holds up to 16 hours of high quality Apple ProRes footage.
HDD: Western Digital, Hitachi, Samsung, Toshiba
SSD: Intel, OCZ, Cruise