NAB 2017: Atomos Sumo Enters the Ring


Atomos has introduced its latest monitor/recorder contender at NAB 2017, the 4Kp/60 HDR 19" Sumo. Capable of capturing 4K 12-bit RAW and 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR, the Sumo also offers real-time HDR color grading, and live 1080p/60 switching with up to four-ISO recording. Minimizing the distinction between field and studio monitors, Atomos is positioning the Sumo for on-set HDR use as a DIT, client, or director’s monitor, in post as a color-grading tool, or for live-switching in the studio. 

Used on set, the Sumo provides real-time Log to HDR mapping and both PQ and HLG playback. Record 12-bit RAW at up to 4Kp/30 (CDNG) or 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR up to 4Kp/60 and 2Kp/240. Choose among the various resolutions to produce masters, dailies, and proxies. The Sumo features a bright 1200-nit, 10-bit screen for easy outdoor viewing. Widely available 2.5" SSD/HDD media is used for recording, and interfaces include HDMI 2.0 in and out ports and quad SDI inputs. No need to hover next to the camera controls for playback—the Sumo enables you to play back footage via its touchscreen interface.

Atomos Sumo 19" HDR Monitor Recorder

For grading in HDR color, the Sumo applies Log, PQ, or HLG parameters to produce 10-bit color images with 10 stops of dynamic range. Use the Sumo with your NLE or grading software, or to output an HDR image to a larger HDR/Rec 709 display. Switch among four HD ISO feeds to record or stream multi-cam content. Metadata tagging enables you to preserve clean ISO recordings for future edits.

The Sumo’s advanced audio options include balanced, phantom-powered XLR connectors, dedicated meters and controls, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. An array of mounting choices includes multiple 3/8"-16 and ¼"-20 threads, and a rear VESA mount. Optional V-mount and Gold-mount adapter plates offer hot-swapping battery capabilities to provide continuous remote power.