Atomos Firmware Update: HDR Functionality for Shogun and Ninja

The Still Photographer's Starter Video Kit

Thanks to the DSLR (and now mirrorless) revolution, video shooting has become extremely accessible to more and more individuals, especially the still photographer. Cameras today are emphasizing a combination of photography and video capabilities that produce images that are perfectly suitable for a gallery or movie theater. With many still photographers looking to dip their toes in the motion pool, we have put together the follow list of tools that can help greatly improve video quality.

Unveiled: Atomos Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame On-Camera Monitors

In Stock at Last: The Atomos Shogun

Learn about the Atomos Shogun—a 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI monitor/recorder—at


Atomos Ninja Star Pocket-Size ProRes Recorder & Deck

In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, discusses how to increase the quality of your videos using the pocket-sized Ninja Star from Atomos. The video highlights the edit-ready 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes recording formats, including ProRes HQ, 422, and LT, and the CFast generation 1.0-compatible media card slot. McCormick also showcases the recorder’s lightweight, 3.5 oz design and intuitive controls with large colored buttons and indicator lights.


Unveiled: Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder

Atomos, creator of the popular Ninja and Samurai external monitors/recorders, has announced a new 4K-capable model will be joining their lineup: the Shogun. As the world’s first 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI monitor/recorder, it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the 4K HDMI output signal from cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 and newly announced Sony a7S. It is also the first recording solution available that can take full advantage of the a7S’s 120 fps 720p recording mode and custom HDMI timecode with Start/Stop trigger.


The Atomos Spyder Color Calibration Unit

Atomos, makers of the popular Samurai and Ninja portable video monitors and recorders, have recently released the Atomos Spyder, a portable display calibration unit. This device is ideal for use with the Samurai Blade recorder and monitor, which allows users to adjust the built-in display’s luma, gain, and lift values.

Atomos Samurai Blade

Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, takes us through some of the notable features of the Atomos Samurai Blade. The Samurai Blade is a field recorder/monitor hybrid with a high-resolution 720p display that incorporates advanced image analysis features including focus peaking, waveform, and vectorscope.

On-Camera Video Monitors

An on-camera monitor can be a tremendously valuable tool for professional video production. Most cameras have a built-in display, but often times a camera’s built-in display is rather small and—especially when it comes to shooting with HDSLRs—they are sometimes fixed in one position on the back of the camera. An on-camera monitor will provide a larger and higher-quality picture.


Holiday 2012: Video Gifts and Gear

Holiday shopping for a professional photographer or videographer can be hard to do without breaking the bank. Most professional grade gear is justifiably very expensive, and you probably don’t want to buy someone an inferior version of something they already have.



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