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Atomos Ninja Blade TouchScreen Monitor/Recorder


Atomos Ninja Blade 5" HDMI On-Camera Monitor & Recorder
  • 5" IPS/325 DPI Touchscreen Display
  • Waveform, Vectorscope, Focus Peaking
  • Records 1080p, 10-Bit, 4:2:2
  • S-Log / C-Log recording
  • Adjustable gamma, contrast and brightness

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Real time monitoring with the SuperAtom 5” IPS 325ppi 1280x720 capacitive touchscreen. Monitoring functions at your fingertips including waveform, vectorscope, luma parade, RGB, focus peaking, zebra, false color & blue only.

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.

Key Features

  • 325DPI, 5" IPS 1280 x 720 capacitive touchscreen monitor/recorder
  • Waveform RGB & luma parade, vectorscope with zoom, and test pattern generator
  • Adjustable gamma, contrast and brightness
  • HDMI input and output
  • Real-time monitoring, playback, playout to a PC or Mac with QuickTime, and edit logging
  • Focus peaking, 0-100% zebra, and two modes of false color monitoring
  • Records 10-bit, 4:2:2 in ProRes or DNxHD
  • S-Log / C-Log recording
  • Trigger REC/STOP from camera (Canon, Sony, ARRI, Panasonic, RED, JVC)
  • Timecode from camera
  • 2.5" HDD/SSD media storage

  • Uncompressed Recording
    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.

    ProRes a


    Without batteries & HDD311g / 11oz (without batteries & HDD)
    With batteries & HDD662g / 23oz (with batteries & HDD)
    Dimensions (W x H x D mm)136 x 87 x 48mm, 5.4 x 3.4 x 1.9”
    ConstructionAircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability
    Fan-less for silent operation

    Operating power3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon, Play)
    Compatible batteriesNP 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 pendingPrimary-secondary battery system
    Change batteries without losing power
    Loop batteries continuously
    Power Station continuous power dual supplyOptional

    Resolution1280 x 720
    Aspect Ratio16:9 native / 4:3 letterbox
    Colour standardREC709 HDTV
    Native frame rate playback48-60 Hz
    TechnologySuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibratable to REC709 with optional Atomos

    Video input/loop out
    HDMI1 x HDMI (1.4)
    SignalUncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (camera dependent)

    Video output (play out)
    HDMI1 x HDMI (1.4)
    SignalUncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (Playback file dependent)

    Supported loop out formats
    HDMI to HDMI1280 x 720p 50
    1920 x 1080i 50/60
    1920 x 1080p 24/25/30

    Supported formats (in/out)
    HD1080i60, 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 toApple ProResAvid DNxHD
    HQ220 / 220x

    Onboard processing
    Pulldown conversion50i 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 Line2ch 48kHz
    HDMI2ch 48kHz

    Audio output (48kHz PCM audio)
    Analog Line2ch 48kHz
    HDMI2ch 48kHz

    Remote start/stop
    HDMIAuto HDMI Trigger
    Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
    OtherLANC Control - Slave

    Supported media (Approved list only)SSD 2.5"
    HDD (5400 to 7200rpm)
    Master caddy caseMaster caddy 1 (included)
    75mm x 105mm x 12mm
    Master caddy dock2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 / 3.0
    Supported applicationsSupported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+
    EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks / Autodesk Smoke 2015+
    Accessories includedMain 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 extras5 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.
  • Docking Station with USB 3.0 & 2.0
  • Sony-Type NP-F570 Battery
  • Single Battery Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • 2 x Master Caddies
  • Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Adapter
  • Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Adapter
  • Rugged Carry Case
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