The Atomos Shogun was one of the hottest announcements at this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas back in April. Carrying the DNA of their highly successful monitor recorders – the NINJA and SAMURAI Blade, the Shogun is the world's first 4K HDMI Monitor Recorder.
Compatible with all modern camcorders with an HDMI and SDI connections, The Atomos Shogun is the perfect mate for the Sony A7s making it possible for Sony's little wonder of a camera to output a 4K (UltraHD) ProRes HQ 422 in a 10bit colour space giving you significant freedom in post to manipulate the images. Apart from being a fantastic recorder, the Atomos Shogun is also an amazing 7.1 inch SuperAtom IPS touchscreen monitor with a superior resolution of 1920 x 1200 with a 178 degree viewing angle, packed with professional exposure and focus features such as peaking, waveforms, zebras and much more.
Atomos recently announced the Shogun will be finally shipping in mid-December 2014 to their worldwide dealer network. Get in touch with us at Visual Impact for all your Atomos needs at 0208 977 1222.
Below you can see the company's press release.
“The wait is over for thousands of video professionals.” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Having been at the factory personally to oversee the production and testing of our first Shogun units, I can assure the world that the final product will exceed already high expectations.”
Announced earlier this year the impressive Shogun has a long list of world firsts in the 4K/HD monitor/recorder space including:
- • First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections
- • First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with SDI to HDMI & HDMI to SDI conversion
- • First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with a truly pro monitor pixel density in excess of 300ppi
- • First 4K/HD monitor/recorder with balanced XLR audio in/out
Outside of the feature list however, the user interface powered by AtomOS6 is the jewel in the crown. With every feature 1 touch away, new monitoring features like 2:1 zoom and a host of layout improvements designed to make camera setup, shot setup and work in post production easier the Shogun will be the “go-to” product for modern day film makers.
Announced earlier this year the Atomos Shogun is a perfect implementation of ProRes standard. Recording all content to 4:2:2 10-bit, giving the user the choice of HQ/422/LT bit rates, ability to create Favourite/Reject XML file markers and (unlike other ProRes monitor/recorders on the market) not restricted by file size limits in the recording (e.g. 4GB or 2.5min).
The Shogun features a stunning 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7” touchscreen at 325 PPI and 178 degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, gives super-smooth monitoring and playback. The Shogun also has genlock-in for synced recording and playout. The included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power, taking the Shogun to the highest level of audio capability.
At Visual Impact our specialists are available to assist you with your requirements so give us a buzz at 0208 977 1222.