Atomos Shogun Just Got Playback

Shortly after releasing their firmware update roadmap for their flagship Shogun 4K Recorder & IPS monitor, Atomos just enabled Playback on the Shogun, as part of the latest 6.1 firmware update. The playback update was supposed to come out yesterday 23rd of Jan, but a day late is nothing in the grand scheme of things, so kudos to Atomos for doing their best to meet their schedule. In-monitor playback is crucial and a mandatory feature on anything video related today.

According to their firmware update roadmap, the Shogun will see a lot of features in the coming months such as, 3D LUT support, FS7 & FS700 RAW support as well as 4K RAW to 4K ProRes (which will come before 4K Raw CinemaDNG) as well as Raw support for ARRI cameras and the C500.

4K Shogun Atomos 4K Shooters

Atomos Shogun 6.1 Firmware Update release notes

Bug fixes:

  • Improved speed of SATA drive mounting.
  • Recording will start a new clip when exceeding the quicktime sample count limitations – fixes corrupt clips on long recordings
  • Changed screen settings to improve calibration results
  • Fixed obscure problems in timecode accuracy


  • Playback!
  • Scrolling movie picker
  • Audio meters added to playback
  • Independently record or mute left and right analog channels when recording (Important for 48V)
  • Input screen will notify when monitor is not compatible with the video mode
  • Option to disable HDMI timecode output for monitors who do not accept this flag
  • Tally light now blinks when recording
  • Many Gui enhancements

Known bugs:
– A few seconds analog headphone delay is experienced when switching between playback and record.

You can download firmware update 6.1 from Atomos.

Check out the Atomos Shogun firmware update roadmap below.

Atomos shogun roadmap 4k shooters

Download the full PDF here, including a very informative FAQ section. Highly recommended.

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  1. reticulan5 May 17, 2015

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