Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder

BH #ATN2 • MFR #ATOMNJA002
Atomos
Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder
Key Features
  • 800 x 480 Touchscreen Operating System
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • SDI Connection by Optional Converter
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 Video Capture
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.
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Atomos ATOMNJA002 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210-bit 4:2:2 / 220Mbps / 2.5" HDD or SSD
  • 3AtomOS 3.0 Touchscreen
  • 4One-Touch
  • 5Volume Display
  • 6Audio Meters
  • 7Current Input Format
  • 8Recording Format
  • 9Continuous Power Battery Indicator
  • 10Timecode
  • 11Unit Name
  • 12Time Remaining
  • 13Inputs / Outputs
  • 14SmartMonitor
  • 15SmartLog
  • 16Master Caddy Slot
  • 17HDD or SSD

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.

10-bit 4:2:2 / 220Mbps / 2.5" HDD or SSD
The Ninja-2 takes any uncompressed HD or SD source and encodes it in real-time to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD at up to 220Mbps.

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.
AtomOS 3.0 Touchscreen
The real power of the Ninja 2 comes from AtomOS -- an innovative and intuitive operating system.
One-Touch
Access all of the Ninja 2's operations via the fast, responsive touch interface -- everything is one touch away: one-touch recording, one-touch monitoring, one-touch review, etc.
Volume Display
Lets you adjust the volume of the professional quality headphone amplifier.
Audio Meters
Touch audio meters to adjust 4 channels of audio.
Current Input Format
Displays native format from source signal, for example -- 1080i 59.94.
Recording Format
Select the variety of ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec you are recording to /
Avid DNxHD-220X (10-bit), DNxHD-220 (8-bit), DNxHD-145 (8-bit), DNxHD-36 Proxy (8-bit) + all ProRes options.
Continuous Power Battery Indicator
Shows which battery is currently being used to power the Ninja 2. You are free to replace the one that isn't being used, the active battery is illuminated orange.
Timecode
Choose between On Board, Time of Day, Record Run or Auto Restart timecode modes or utilize external timecode from camera or any source input.
Unit Name
Name your Ninja 2 by project or camera. Media drives and recorded files are subsequently named with the unit name upon formatting.
Time Remaining
Shows remaining record time. Remaining time is calculated dynamically and is based on the bitrate of the current recording format and the memory capacity of the HDD/SSD in use.
Inputs / Outputs
HDMI input / HDMI output / optional SDI input / stereo input / headphone input

Ninja 2 has HDMI input and via an optional Atomos Connect SDI > HDMI converter can be enabled with SDI input.
SmartMonitor
Accurately assess focus and exposure with:

Focus Peaking
Adjustable Zebra
False Color Twin Mode
Blue Only - exposure check
Control - adjustments for individual filters
SmartLog
SmartLog
Log in and out points on your footage and tag these clips with keywords such as 'good shot', 'bad shot' etc.

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.
Master Caddy Slot
Simple, locking HDD/SSD system / a safe, practical solution to media management.
HDD or SSD
Choose inexpensive 2.5" hard disk drives (spinning disks) for 90% of projects and Flash-based SSDs for rough terrain or high security use.

A 750GB/5400rpm drive holds up to 16 hours of high quality Apple ProRes footage.

Supported drives:
HDD: Western Digital, Hitachi, Samsung, Toshiba
SSD: Intel, OCZ, Cruise

Atomos ATOMNJA002 Specs

InputVideo input: uncompressed 10/8-bit 4:2:2
HDMI 1.4 x1

Audio input:
2 channels on HDMI video input
2 analog channels with gain controls
OutputVideo output:
HDMI 1.4 x1 (reclocked, ultra low jitter)

Audio output:
2 channels on HDMI video output
Stereo x1
Headphone x1
Supported FormatsHD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25,
1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080p30(60i), 1080p25(50i),
1080p24(60i), 1080p23.98(60i), 720p60, 720p59.94,
20p50, SD 480i, 576i
EncodingRealtime hardware encoding, 1920 x 1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to:

Apple ProRes
HQ - 220Mbps
422 - 150Mbps
LT - 100Mbps

Avid DNxHD
Avid DNxHD-220X - 220Mbps (10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-220 - 36 Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DNxHD-145 - 36 Mbps (8-bit)
Touchscreen4.3" diagonal (11 cm)
Resolution: 800 x 480
Aspect ratio: 16:9 native / 4:3 letterbox / SMPTE color specification
Native frame rate playback (48 - 60Hz)
Remote Start / StopHDMI start/stop flags (Canon compatible);
LANC trigger via optional LANC adaptor
Customizable Remote Controls(control all Ninja functions): System integrator custom controls available on request from ATOMOS
TimecodeSony and Canon compatible HDMI timecode in and out
Recording TimeRecords for the same amount of time whether onto HDDs or SSDs

Edit formats: I-frame only, 422, 8/10-bit

ProRes HQ (10-bit, 220Mbps):
250GB = 2.5 hrs, 500GB = 5 hrs, 1TB = 10 hrs

Avid DNxHD-220x (10 bit, 220Mbps):
250GB = 2.5 hrs, 500GB = 5 hrs, 1TB = 10 hrs

ProRes 422 (10 bit, 150Mbps):
250GB = 4 hrs, 500GB = 8 hrs, 1TB = 16 hrs

Avid DNxHD-145 (8 bit, 145Mbps):
250GB = 4 hrs, 500GB = 8 hrs, 1TB = 16 hrs

ProRes LT (10 bit, 100Mbps):
250GB = 5.5 hrs, 500GB = 11 hrs, 1TB = 22 hrs
Operating PowerMonitoring: 3W
Rec, Mon & Play: 6W
BatteriesAll 7.4V
7.2V - 14.4V battery system compatible: 2600mAh - up to 10 hours
Any source: 5200mAh - up to 20 hours
NP series: 7800mAh - up to 30 hours
DTap: AC power via adaptor plate (option)
Supporting accessories: DTap dummy battery (cables sold separately)
Continuous PowerPrimary-secondary battery system
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously
ConstructionAircraft grade aluminum
Fanless for silent operation
Dimensions4.5 x 3.4 x 1.6" (11.5 x 8.7 x 4.1 cm)
WeightWithout batteries and HDD: .8 lbs (.37 kg)
With batteries and HDD: 1.48 lbs (.67 kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.3 x 11.5 x 4.5"

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