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)
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.
||New Price (MSRP $US ex tax)
||$995 ($1695 saving of $700)
||$795 ($1295 saving of $500)
The new Atomos Ninja Inferno is expected to ship next week (March 31st) according to B&H’s website.
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