Take your consumer camera to a truly Pro recording device. Avoid the internal MPEG compression & go from sub 30Mbps MPEG to 220Mbps ready to edit 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes HQ.
Recording straight out from the sensor means no more 29.59 minute record limits on your internal recordings. Whether you're filming a soccer match or birds in the wild there is no need to worry about your recording stopping at 29.59 minutes.
Record to standard 2.5” HDDs and SSDs. A 1TB HDD gives you 10+ hours of Apple ProRes HQ. Buy your choice of media that is affordable, reliable and readily available.
The Ninja Blade records directly from from the camera's video output, bypassing in camera compression, allowing the unit to record at 10-bit, 4:2:2 to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD.
AtomOS 5.0 Capacitive Touchscreen OS
Blade's operating system, AtomOS, manages recording, playback, monitoring, and simple cut and tag editing via a capacitive touchscreen. AtomOS 5.0 supports alpha channel, transparency support, full waveform RGB and luma parade, and vectorscope with zoom.
Cut and Tag
AtomOS 5.0 lets you rough cut your footage, tag it as Favorite or Reject, and then save it as a project to be finished and polished in the studio. You can cut and tag short and long clips with transport controls and finite frame-by-frame accurate stepping.
Synced REC Trigger and Timecode
The Blade provides frame accurate timecode and start stop triggers over HDMI from many cameras, including Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, JVC, RED and ARRI. It also features LANC and rolling timecode trigger for those older cameras that don't have start stop flag protocols on board. The Blade additionally has tally lights to indicate start time.
|Without batteries & HDD||311g / 11oz (without batteries & HDD)|
|With batteries & HDD||662g / 23oz (with batteries & HDD)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D mm)||136 x 87 x 48mm, 5.4 x 3.4 x 1.9”|
|Construction||Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability|
Fan-less for silent operation
|Operating power||3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon, Play)|
|Compatible batteries||NP series, D-Tap and supporting accessories (Nikon EN-EL15, Canon EL6)|
|Input voltage (battery)||6.2V to 16.8V|
|Battery time (based on 7.4V)||2600mAh - up to 4hrs|
5200mAh - up to 8hrs
7800mAh - up to 12hrs
|Continuous power* Patent pending||Primary-secondary battery system|
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously
|Power Station continuous power dual supply||Optional|
|Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 native / 4:3 letterbox|
|Colour standard||REC709 HDTV|
|Native frame rate playback||48-60 Hz|
|Technology||SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibratable to REC709 with optional Atomos |
Video input/loop out
|HDMI||1 x HDMI (1.4)|
|Signal||Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (camera dependent)|
Video output (play out)
|HDMI||1 x HDMI (1.4)|
|Signal||Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (Playback file dependent)|
Supported loop out formats
|HDMI to HDMI||1280 x 720p 50|
1920 x 1080i 50/60
1920 x 1080p 24/25/30
Supported formats (in/out)
|HD||1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i|
Realtime hardware encoding
|1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to||Apple ProRes||Avid DNxHD|
|HQ||220 / 220x|
|Pulldown conversion||50i from 25PSF > 25P (2:2 Pulldown)|
60i from 30PSF > 30P (2:2 Pulldown)
60i from 24P > 24P (3:2 Pulldown)
60i from 23.98P > 23.98P (3:2 Pulldown)
Audio input (48kHz PCM audio)
|Anlog Line||2ch 48kHz|
Audio output (48kHz PCM audio)
|Analog Line||2ch 48kHz|
|HDMI||Auto HDMI Trigger|
Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
|Other||LANC Control - Slave|
|Supported media (Approved list only)||SSD 2.5"|
HDD (5400 to 7200rpm)
|Master caddy case||Master caddy 1 (included)|
75mm x 105mm x 12mm
|Master caddy dock||2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 / 3.0|
|Supported applications||Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+|
EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks / Autodesk Smoke 2015+
|Accessories included||Main unit, Universal battery charger 110-240V, AC adapter & car charger, docking station & leads, 2 x master caddy cases, 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Rugged carry case, Canon & Nikon adapter plates|
|Optional extras||5 x Master caddy cases, Sunhood, Carry cases, Canon & Nikon adapter plates, Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter, Powerstation|
All specifications correct when published, subject to E&OE.