4K Under $1K – Atomos Ninja Assassin Now $995 and Shogun Price Slashed by $500!

Now you have no excuse for shooting 8bit 4:2:0 with your mirrorless 4K camera or your Super 35 4K camcorder – Atomos just dropped the price on the Ninja Assassin 4K HDMI recorder by $300 from $1,295 to $995 and also slashed $500 off the price of their flagship Shogun 4K recorder, which is now $1,495! Talk about a deal here – for the first time ever, there’s a 4K recorder for less than a grand. For those with Sony A7s II, or A7R II or any other HDMI based 4K camera – the Assassin is really a no-brainer, so if you’ve saved up until now for a 4K recorder, or just want to grab a 2nd one, now is probably the best time to do it. Sony FS5 owners can bump up their internal 8bit 420 UHD recordings to a crispy clean and robust 10bit 422 with either the Shogun or the Ninja Assassin.

Atomos Shogun and Assassin Promo

For those looking to get SDI, Genlock and 4K RAW to ProRes conversion – as most FS7 and Sony FS700 owners do, the Atomos Shogun can give you all that. Plus of course a really nice 7-inch ISP touch screen with a host of other image control functions such as Peaking, Scopes, Frame Guides and 3D LUT support.

Atomos’ CEO Jeromy Young had this to say:

“We are very proud to offer such cutting edge technology at truly amazing price points. 4K for under $1K will continue to speed up 4K adoption globally. Don’t forget, these are the most affordable 7” Full HD monitors on the planet, ignoring the 4K/HD recording, playback, and editing capability we give you for free”.

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Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder Highlights

  • 1920 x1200 IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Records 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30 fps
  • Records 1080p up to 120 fps
  • ProRes, DNxHD, DNxHR and Encoding
  • UHD 4K-Capable HDMI Input
  • 12G-SDI Input and Loop-Output
  • Stores to Single or RAID HDDs or SDDs
  • Video Playback and 4K Down-Conversion
  • 5 x Master II Drive Caddies Included
  • XLR Audio LEMO Breakout Cable Included

While the Shogun offers some addition benefits such as balanced XLR audio via a Lemo brake-out cable and industry standard SDI connection, plus the ability to loop-out to other devices, for solo shooters on a budget the now super-affordable Ninja Assassin makes a lot more sense. It features the same awesome 7-inch IPS display, same image control functions, but looses the SDI, Genlock, Balanced Audio and ability to recorder Raw or convert Raw to ProRes/DNxHD.

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Atomos Ninja Assassin 4K HDMI Recorder

  • 1920 x1200 IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Records 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30 fps
  • Records 1080p up to 120 fps
  • ProRes, DNxHD, DNxHR and Encoding
  • UHD 4K-Capable HDMI Input
  • Stores to Single HDDs or SDDs
  • Video Playback and 4K Down-Conversion
  • Single Master II Drive Caddy Included

Atomos Ninja Star Free CFast 64gb card

Atomos are also doing a promotion on their smallest ProRes recorder – the Ninja Star. Those purchasing a new Ninja Star from authorised resellers get a free 64GB Cfast 1.0 card (also made by Atomos) thrown in for free ($185 value List) saving  you more money in the process. The Ninja Star is priced at $295.

There have been quite a few happenings in the 4K recorder segment as of lately, with Convergent Design dropping the price of their Odyssey7Q+ by $500 too, and also new comers to the market Video Devices shipping their 7-inch PIX-E7 4K recorder, which is also an awesome piece of kit, I recently had a chance to check one out at a rental house. In any case, it’s a win/win for content creators and filmmakers.

Order Links

Atomos Shogun – $1,495 (B&H, Adorama)

Atomos Ninja Assassin – $995 (B&H, Adorama)

Atomos Ninja Star – $295 (B&H, Adorama)

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