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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.

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The Shogun records 10-bit 4:2:2 video onto a single SSD or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG, or Avid DNxHD codecs. As a monitor, the Shogun features a 7" IPS touchscreen display with Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, 400 nit brightness, and multi-frequency operation (48/50/60Hz) for super monitoring and playback of a variety of input frame rates.

Other new features of the Shogun include Genlock In for synching, optional Wi-Fi for remote control from iOS and Android devices, and improved audio handling with an included LEMO breakout cable for XLR audio. Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, the Shogun provides a variety of ways to set up your shots, including waveform and other framing, focus, and exposure assisting tools.

Atomos plans to have the Shogun ready to ship in late Q3/early Q4 of 2014, with an anticipated price of under $2,000.

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Will the Shogun record from the Blackmagic Production 4k camera?  I was hoping to buy the BMPC and record CinemaDNG raw on the Shogun, but can you tell me if the BMPC even outputs that?  Also, do you know what the time frame is for the 4k DCI and CinemaDNG update?  Thanks.

Hi Jon -

The ATOMOS SHOGUN will record from the BMPCC.

CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes:

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. This means that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera supports true open file formats, so you're not locked into a strange file format that your editing software can't handle.

The Shogun records 10-bit, 4:2:2 UHD 4K and HD video to Apple ProRes HQ, 422, or LT formats. It can also record HD video using Avid's DNxHD format. Video is recorded to single or raided 2.5" HDD and SDDs for fast and reliable write speeds.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:

I have gh4 camera for this i need Shigun recorder

Hi these seems very interesting for me. I own a FDR AX1E 4K camera . Will this monitor be suteble for this camera ?

Kindly Geir Kvale

The Atomos Shogun will work fine for the Sony AX1 as the camera has a clean HDMI output.

Hi, is there any chance of FS700 integration (full 4k and not only UHD)? Currently it would only record 1080p up to 120fps from the FS700 in prores 422 right? In some ways much better than the competiton, but more functionality with the FS700 would have me sold. 90% sold already.

The Shogun will have a free firmware available early next year, which will give it full DCI 4K and not just UHD 4K, which it will have upon shipping. In addition to UHD recording, it will also record HD formats up to 120fps in ProRes HQ, 4:2:2, and LT, and all flavors of DNxHD. 

So nice i want four pcs

the Shogun will be compatible with the canon rebels? 

T4i, T5i?

While technically you could use an external recorder with the T4i and T5i, this wouldn’t be advisable. Neither camera has a clean HDMI output, so you wouldn’t be capturing HD video with the recorder and the image might not fill the screen.


Please let me know when this product is released. Thanks!

It looks as though we anticipate receiving the Atomos Shogun at some point in October.  If you haven't already, you could choose the Notify When in Stock option on the Shogun’s page on our website.  We would then send you an email when it came into stock.  You can get to the Shogun’s page by clicking on the image of it above.

Send me informations about availability prices vendors and the like  along with technical informations please. Thx a lot for it in advance . Sincerely Paul Schmidt

You can find more information about the Atomos Shogun, such as price, estimated release date, specifications, and features on the recorder’s page on our site.  Click Here

If you have further questions about the Shogun, you can send us an email at:

Hello, I got a Question. The Nikon d7100 has HDMI direct output from the sensor, does it mean that it could work with the Atomos Shogun? 

The D7100 from NIkon will be compatible with the Atomos Shogun.

Excuse me the reiterative question, but I seem to need more information. I would like to Know if it means I will be able to shoot 4k in the Aromos Shogun directly from mi d7100. Also, another question, do you have direct shipping to Colombia, South America? Thank you very much for your attention. 

The Shogun will only record in the signal it receives. So from the Nikon it will record HD not 4K.

Due to Atomos restrictions we are not allowed to sell or ship Atomos products outside of the US, sorry. 


Hi Kenneth -

The Shogun is expected late September 2014.  We will be happy to keep you updated via e-mail.

B&H is now accepting pre-orders for the Atomos Shogun, so you could place your order for the recorder today by simply adding it to your cart and proceeding to checkout. 

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:


Please keep me informed of the date of avaibility


Hi Vincent -

The Shogun is expected September 2014.  We will be happy to keep you updated via e-mail.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:

This monitor can be used with Nikon D800, Nikon D4S
Sony NEX-FS700 and PWM F4 4k?

When will this unit be available

The Shogun is expected September 2014.

Will this be comptiable with the Black Magic Cinema Camera EF 2.5k   or   the   Black Magic Production Camera 4k??  

The Atomos Shogun is compatible with both the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4k.

Let me know when I can order mine!!!

How will this pair up with the canon mark 3 

Chris Monberg

B&H is now accepting pre-orders for the Atomos Shogun, so you could place your order for the recorder today by simply adding it to your cart and proceeding to checkout.  The Shogun would work perfectly well with the 5D III.

This is the greatest news of 2014. Atomos never disappoints.

i have a samsung nx300,can i use the Shogun with it?

The Shogun will work with any camera with an uncompressed HDMI output. Samsung does not advertise the specs of the HDMI output for the NX300 though.

I have a BMCC

Will I be able to record 120 fps from it and do 4K as well?

The recorder will only be able to record what the camera sends out. The BMCC does not offer 120fps or 4K output.

Let me know when you got it<!!

Once it is available for pre-order it will be listed on the B&H site.


It is great news for us who wants to take advantage of the 4:2:2: 10 bits to use with the GH4. My question is, if 7Q from Convergent Design will comes up with the same or better unit. The Atomos Shogun will have to place under $1500 to turn heads!


  If i will set 4k,100MBps option in GH4, then i will have to  set again " 4k prores" option in Atomos Shogun or what? Becos in GH4 the recording file format is "Mov".... but in Shogun it is Apple prores..Kindly explain.. Mov file format will not work??

It is recording an MOV file on the GH4. The color space is 4:2:0 though. Using the external recorder you will get Pro Res for the codec and access to the 4:2:2 color space from the sensor.

I would like to know if this Atomos Shogun is compatible with Video Camera Sony FX7E.

This will not be necessary for the Sony FX7 as it is only an HD camcorder, where the Shogun records the signal from a 4K camera. A better choice for an external recorder for the FX7 would be the Atomos Ninja 2 or the Vitec FS-H200. I have provided links to these items below:


i love dis how much is it

Unfortunately, Atomos has not provided us with a price for this item yet. We will post this information on our website as soon as it becomes available. Please check back periodically for updates.

This is what I have been waiting for, hope under $2000 is more like $1500-1600.   Will be getting a7s, but wonder exactly what this will be able to do with the FS700 and FS100

Please send info on the new Shogun Monitor

Unfortunately, we do not have the Atomos Shogun up on our site at this time.  Until we get it up there, you can find additional information about the Shogun on the Atomos site.

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