IBC 2015: Atomos Firmware V6.5 Plus Shogun Studio and HD ProRes for $295

At IBC 2015, the Atomos booth was, as usual, packed with eager show attendees to get their hands on the company’s latest offerings like the fresh of the production line, red bumper sporting, 4K HDMI Ninja Assassin ($1,295) and also the much awaited Power Station ($395). At this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam, the Australian gear maker demonstrates for the first time the 4K 3RU Shogun Studio for Broadcast & Live events, free Shogun upgrades including Canon Raw & Motion Blur time lapse, and also dropped the price on their HD Pro-Res/DNxHR monitor-recorder NINJA 2 to only $295 (from $695) in addition to the Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade falling from $995 to $495.

“IBC is as diverse as Europe itself and our 4 announcements deliver exciting news for every workflow and customer segment.” said Jeromy Young, CEO of Atomos. “From cinema and broadcast upgrading to 4K through to HD filmmakers unlocking faster, cheaper, better workflows for the first time with a sub $300 Ninja – ProRes is now for the masses.”


GH4R with SLR Magic Anamorphic Lens, Ninja Assassin with Shape Cage at the Atomos Booth at IBC 2015

The Atomos booth at IBC (9.D25) will showcase all of these announcements, the world’s leading 4K and HD cameras, the world’s largest 3m diameter drone, an underwater Shogun/Nauticam tank, our famous daily prize giveaways and presentations from Atomos users and partners.

Shogun Studio is the world’s first all-in-one 4K & HD, 2ch, dual 7″ 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck. The dual record channels provide the ability to simultaneously record 2 separate inputs in your choice of resolution up to 4K 30p or HD 120p or 2 versions of the same input for parity.

The dual 7″ calibrated SuperAtom IPS monitors allows for collaboration on set, have built in scopes for shot setup and 4K to HD down scaling for connection with existing HD infrastructure or multi resolution master/proxy recording. From a control perspective, the Shogun Studio features 9 pin Sony RS422 machine control, AMP over Ethernet or start/stop trigger over both HDMI and SDI.

The Shogun Studio will be available in Q4, 2015 for a MSRP of US: $3,495 ex. TAX / EU: €3,495 ex. VAT / GBP: £2,595 ex. VAT

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AtomOS6.5 like all Atomos OS updates is a free download for existing and new Shogun and Ninja Assassin users adding significant functionality to the award winning products. Ninja Assassin key updates include;

– Motion Blur added to Time-lapse, blurring up to 64 continuous frames together in one sequence
– New and improved frame guides added for 16:9, 2.40:1, 2.35:1, 1.9:1, 1.85:1, 4:3
– 1:1 and 2:1 zoom can now be selected when anamorphic de-squeeze is enabled
Shogun will benefit from all of the above features as well as the following SDI and Raw based functionality;
– Canon C500 Raw and C300 Mk II Raw to ProRes and DNXHR recording, giving C500 users a viable 4K recording solution and C300MKII users a cost effective alternative to CFast recording media
– New 3D LUT’s preloaded onto the unit specifically for C500 and C300 MkII
– Start/stop trigger for JVC and Ikegami camera triggers
– Added LTC input via the Genlock input

New pricing on HD range has also been announced at IBC. The Samurai Blade, Ninja Blade, Ninja 2 will see a price reduction in excess of 50%, taking the Ninja 2 to the lowest price seen for a Recorder-Monitor and the Blade series offering incredible value for HD monitoring and ProRes / DNxHD recording.

Samurai Blade;  US: $ 495 ex. TAX, EU: € 495 ex. VAT, GBP: £ 349 ex. VAT
Ninja Blade;    US: $ 495 ex. TAX, EU: € 495 ex. VAT, GBP: £ 349 ex. VAT
Ninja 2;                US: $ 295 ex. TAX, EU: € 295 ex. VAT, GBP: £ 209 ex. VAT

Release Notes Firmware v6.5:

– Canon C500 and C300 Mark II – Raw to Prores and Avid DNxHD

– 3D LUTs Support for Canon EOS C300 MkII:
* BT2020 C-log2 to Rec709 Gamut, Rec709 Gamma
* BT2020 C-log2 to Rec709 Gamut, Rec709 Wide Dynamic Range
* Cinema Gamut C-log2 to Rec709 Gamut, Rec709 Gamma
* Cinema Gamut C-log2 to Rec709 Gamut, Rec709 Wide Dynamic Range

– 3D LUTs Included for Canon C500:
* REC709 Gamut, C-log Gamma to Rec709 Gamut, Rec709 Gamma

– Added motion blur option to Time Lapse Mode blur up to 64 continuous frames together in one sequence.

– Added Panasonic Type 3, JVC and Ikegami camera triggers (Access via input page)

– Added option to manually enable and disable downscale as well as automatically detecting the HDMI output and adjust output resolution accordingly.

– Added LTC through Genlock input – Accessed via the timecode source option in the timecode page.

– New and improved frame guides:
* Supporting the following ratios: 16:9, 2.40:1, 2.35:1, 1.9:1, 1.85:1, 4:3
* New action and title safe area guides
* All guides work with anamorphic de-squeeze

– 1:1 and 2:1 zoom can now be selected when anamorphic de-squeeze is enabled

Bug fixes:

  • Improved Interlace Display on LCD
  • Improved Sony 4K TV Audio support over HDMI
  • Various Touch Screen Sensitivity improvements
  • Improved Timecode accuracy in RAW Sony FS700 recordings.

You can download AtomOS 6.5 by heading to Atomos.com/Support.

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  • Andy Noel

    is it possible to get DCI 4K out of the Showgun or Ninja Assassin with a firmware update? Also is it possible with an A7s or am I limited to UHD 4K?