Atomos show the Ninja and Samurai ProRes recorders
Atomos show off two products: The Ninja and the The Samurai. The Ninja accepts an HMDI input, The Samurai works with SDI. Both units will record to Apple's ProRes HQ, ProRes Standard, or ProRes LT. These models are battery powered with a unique switching system which enables continuous power to be fed to the unit.
Atomos, manufacturer of the Ninja and Samurai external Apple ProRes recorders have announced a range of accessories for their affordable 10-bit portable Recording, Monitoring and Playback devices. Ninja, Samurai.
Atomos Ninja and Saumurai Sun Visor
One of the most requested features from the rapidly-growing army of Ninja users is a sun visor to allow the Ninja and Samurai high-quality video monitor screens to be used outdoors in strong daylight and sunlight. The Ninja's screen has been praised for its clarity and colour accuracy and users have confirmed that it is more than capable of being used as an Electronic Viewfinder (EFF).
The new Atomos Sun Visor, which fits both the Ninja and the upcoming Samurai, allows the screen to be seen clearly in all lighting conditions, retaining the full contrast, saturation and clarity of the on-screen image. The visor has been shaped to retain full effectiveness while continuing to allow users to access all touchscreen features as usual.
Atomos Ninja and Samurai EVF Loupe
The Atomos EVF Loupe takes the idea of using a Ninja or Samurai screen as an EVF a stage further, with an optical system that attaches to the screen and provides an apparent full-size image for assessing focus, depth of field and composition. The Loupe hinges upwards to allow easy access to touchscreen operation.
Atomos Ninja and Samurai Cable Management System
Ninja users have reported great success in using HDMI connections to to their cameras, due mainly to the high-quality HDMI socket on the Ninja and the amount of grip it provides. To allow for additional safety, the Atomos Cable Management System cleverly attaches to the front of the Ninja and extends sideways to provide a latching system that holds cables in place. The device is interoperable with the Atomos EVF Loupe and the Sun Visor.
"We want to extend the usefulness of these incredible portable ProRes recorders even further, said Atomos CEO Jeromy Young. "Most external ProRes recorders don't even have a screen - never mind one that you can use as an EVF. And we're more affordable than all of them, with better build quality and more features!"
The new accessories are just part of an expanding range of production industry products from Atomos, and will be joined by more over the course of next year.