New Atomos NINJA INFERNO 4K/60p Recorder for $995!

Atomos just announced a new 4K/60p budget recorder based on their popular flagship Shogun Inferno. The new Atomos Ninja Inferno is the “little brother” or “sister”, depending on how you look at it, to the big boy Shogun Inferno, with which it shares the same super high-quality 1920 x 1200 resolution LCD panel powered by the patented AtomHDR engine which when combined with our custom Atomos-built backlight allows you to properly monitor your LOG footage in HDR thanks to the 1500 nits brightness.

Panasonic GH5 owners would be delighted to know that the full-size HDMI 2.0 connection bypasses the camera’s internal limitations and allows for 4K/60p 4:2:2 10-bit recording in the popular, “broadcast-approved” Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR codecs.

Atomos Ninja Inferno Features

  • 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD Touchscreen, 7-inch, 325ppi
  • 10-Bit FRC Monitor Processing
  • 4K/60 ProRes or DNxHD over HDMI 2.0
  • 1500 nits brightness max
  • HDR Mode (thanks to AtomHDR engine)
  • High Bright Mode for Rec. 709 Viewing
  • 1080p up to 120 fps
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes & DNxHR Encoding
  • Records to 2.5″ SSD/HDD Media
  • Dual Sony L-Series Battery Slots
  • Price: $995 (B&H/Adorama)

Atomos Ninja Inferno Back View

Similar to the other “NINJA” products in the Atomos lineup, the Ninja Inferno, doesn’t have SDI connectivity, however Atomos were able to keep the price super low at just under $1000, which is quite an achievement given the HDR monitoring capabilities, 10bit 422 recording in 4K and also 1080/120fps slow-motion over HDMI.

According to Atomos, the Ninja Inferno is “…the Ninja Inferno is the world’s first HDMI monitor-recorder to accept 4K DCI signals from cameras like the Panasonic GH4 / DVX200 / HCX1000 / UX180 / HCX1, Sony FS7 / Z100 and the JVC LS300.”

With the release of the Ninja Inferno, Atomos are also announcing some juicy price reductions on the existing Flame line-up, including a huge $700 discount on the Shogun Flame, now $995, and $500 off the Ninja Flame, which is now priced at just $795. (B&H’s pricing on the Flame’s have not been updated yet, but give it a day or so)

The Shogun Flame also ships with an XLR breakout cable. To complement all models in the line-up, Atomos have developed a tailored Accessory Kit and Power Kit that arm users with everything needed to power, control, dock, charge and safely carry the units at an amazing price.

The flagship Shogun Inferno continues to ship as is today.

Product New Price (MSRP $US ex tax)
Shogun Flame $995 ($1695 saving of $700)
Ninja Inferno $995
Ninja Flame $795 ($1295 saving of $500)
Accessory Kit $295
Power Kit $149

The new Atomos Ninja Inferno is expected to ship next week (March 31st) according to B&H’s website.

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  • Zilvinas Zusinas

    GH5 doesn’t allow 4K/60p through HDMI, unfortunately.

    • Ogy Stoilov

      except that it does

    • KjellRS

      Well Atomos’ promo video explicitly says “4Kp60 4:2:2 10-bit from the GH5” so I think it does now.

      • Zilvinas Zusinas

        But I read somewhere that at the moment HDMI output is 4Kp30

        • where

          • Zilvinas Zusinas

            Thanks!

          • Dieter Reinersmann

            No 4K50p 4:2:2 10bit from GH5 (at least for now) !?!
            I got my GH5 two weeks ago and my Atomos Ninja Inferno last week and had some time to play with it. Most things works as expected (just great …) however, that advertised feature “recoring 4K50p in 4:2:2 10bit” does NOT work at this point in time:
            If GH5 HDMI out is set to 4K50p or 4K60p with 4:2:2 10 bit the screen of the Ninja Inferno is flickering and looses HDMI sync every other second. If I switch the GH5 HDMI output to 4Kp50 4:2:0 8bit it’s all fine. If I record 4K25p 4:2:2 10bit also fine.
            It seems that either the GH5 sends a 4K50p 4:2:2 10bit HDMI signal that Atomos Ninja Inferno cannot sync to or the GH5 has some problem sending a correct HDMI signal.
            The Atmos Ninja Inferno has the Firmware v8.12 (initial) and the GH5 is v1.0. The HDMI Cable is an original Atomos ATOMCAB010.
            I will eventuall create a short video of what’s happening and contact Atomos support for this. Hopefully this can be fixed this with a firmware release.

  • Zilvinas Zusinas

    Video outputs
    For external recorders and monitors, the GH5 has a full-sized HDMI port that can output 4:2:2 10 bit video while recording internally (but 4K 60p/50p can’t be recorded while being output). It’s great to see a manufacturer that’s prepared to give full information about the output specifications. Often it’s hard to find whether video outputs are eight or ten bit.