Atomos claims world-first with Shogun deck
Atomos, the creator of the Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, has launched the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014. “Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codecs from the sensor like 4K ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG, affordable 4K recording through Raided HDD’s and SSD’s and unbelievable custom panels for monitoring,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Super light and slim and at a price point under 2K. We offer a faster more affordable camera to timeline workflow with 4K cameras from Sony, Panasonic and Canon.”
The new Atomos Shogun is claimed to be the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck and features a 1920×1080 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen 325 PPI 179-degree viewing. The Shogun utilises both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as the latest Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, 4K SDI C500, and can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps HD if the camera is capable. It also has genlock in for synced playout and features optional Wifi for remote control from iOS or Android devices. Improved audio handling with the included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power.
Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly, all to single SSDs or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG or Avid DNxHD codecs.