Just days after the beta version release of the highly anticipated AtomOS 6.4 firmware update to anxious Sony FS700 owners, Atomos just released the firmware in question to the public – and it is the biggest firmware update to date for their 4K Shogun recorder (and pretty sweet monitor). The latest firmware update comes as usual at no extra charge and is packed with new features – the big ones being of course – the Sony FS700/FS7 Raw to 4K ProRes/DNxHR up to 30p. It’s worth to note at this point, that Sony FS7/FS700 Raw to 4K CinemaDNG is not yet enabled in this firmware and will come at a later point as per Atomos’ statement from last week when they mentioned “it is about 98% done”. I know this is a feature that FS7 and FS700 owners have been banging on about since the dawn of time, and hopefully Atomos will deliver soon on their promise.
Credit where credit is due, they did officially release v6.4 before end of June, which is today so kudos to them for that.
Other notable updates in firmware v6.4 are – Anamorphic de-squeeze, which Panasonic GH4 shooters will love, an option to apply monitoring LUT to another monitor, time-lapse, and pre-roll recording. Notable addition is the V-log to Rec.709 LUT pre-empting the imminent release of the much awaited V-Log Lite for the GH4 (Come, on Panasonic release it already, we know it’s done!).
For more information on all the new goodies in v6.4 firmware see below:
New Features in AtomOS 6.4 Firmware
New custom metadata tags
Tags used appear in the keyword collections in FCPX. The FCPX XML version has been updated to 1.4 for latest support.
Sony FS700 and FS7 Raw to ProRes and DNxHR* – please refer to instructions specific to your camera located in the AtomOS 6.4 Zip file.
3D LUT New Features:
* Option in the input page to apply the Monitor LUT to the loop out for viewing on external monitor.
* Option in the input page to record/burn-in the Monitor LUT to the recording.
* Included RAW to REC709 LUTs for record and monitor:
** Slog2 to Rec.709 for FS700/FS7 located in BUILT in 3D LUT tab (Yellow Monitor Icon>Folder Icon>Built-In Tab)
** Slog3 to Rec.709 for FS7 located in BUILT in 3D LUT tab (Yellow Monitor Icon>Folder Icon>Built-In Tab)
* Half Screen LUT option to view RAW/Video-In and LUT at same time – Can never be recorded as a half LUT for safety.
Programmable Time Lapse
* Capture any number of consecutive frames at any interval.
* Keyframe multiple intervals and use smooth transitions between them.
* Scheduled start time up to 24 hours prior to
Pre-Roll Recording Option – 8 seconds HD and 2 seconds 4k.
* Play all movies in recorded order
* Select any combination movies to play
* Play Tagged Favourite files in order for quick rushes edited play-out
* Combine selected and favourite in any order and play together
Option to clear all overlays from the screen – touch the centre of the monitor to cycle through 3 overlay modes.
Anamorphic de-squeeze modes
* Panasonic 8:3 from GH4
* 2x, 1.5x, and 1.33x
Pre-loaded LUTs provided on unit in Built-In LUT Tab
* C-Log to Rec.709
* V-Log to Rec.709
* FS Raw Slog2 to Rec.709
* FS Raw Slog3 to Rec.709
Genlock input enabled for synced playback/play-out
Increased low battery warnings – at 25% and at 10%
You can download firmware update v6.4 here, and check out the instruction here on how to update your Shogun – http://atomos.com/firmware-instructions/
Free Atomos Shogun Upgrade Adds FS700 RAW, FS7 RAW and More
The latest free AtomOS update brings 8 new features for all Shogun users
Melbourne, Australia – 30th June 2015: Since the Shogun launched in late 2014, Atomos has constantly kept users updated with free features, adding significant value to the already affordable all-in-one 4K/HD monitor-recorder. The AtomOS6.4 released today adds some of the most anticipated features for users to date including;
1. FS700 & FS7 4K-DCI RAW to ProRes/DNxHR record
2. Anamorphic de-squeeze including 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and Panasonic 8:3 modes
3. Pre-roll recording (up to 8s in HD and 2s in 4K)
4. Custom time lapse recording – Keyframe
5. LUTs able to be applied on output, in recording, on screen & split screen
6. Playlist generation of all clips on the disk, user selected clips, cut edited favourite clips or a combination of both.
7. Expanded meta data tagging – Wide shot, close up, Talent 1 or 2, Over exposed, Bad Audio, Colour correction and cut away. FCPX 1.4 XML upgrade
8. Genlock activated for synced playback and play-out in Genlock environments
“We have unleashed thousands of dollars of value for free,” says Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Features like RAW transform the FS700 from a HD camera to a 4K camera with accurate colors and real conversion to REC709 for the best ProRes and DNxHR recording, the Anamorphic de-squeeze adds even more functionality to the Panasonic GH4, Playlist converts the Shogun into an affordable play out server on set and time lapse gives a creative edge to all of our users in the field.”
The AtomOS6.4 update is available for free download from www.atomos.com/support. The features added to the Shogun are included here in full;
1. FS700 & FS7 4K-DCI RAW to ProRes/DNxHR record
Users can take the RAW 4K-DCI feed from the SDI output on the Sony FS7 and FS700 and record direct to 4K-DCI ProRes or DNxHR. The linear RAW feed can be recorded as Slog2, Slog3 or Rec709 and can support 24/25/30p resolution. For the army of FS700 users in the field this is the feature they have been waiting for, converting their HD camera into a 4K powerhouse.
2. Anamorphic de-squeeze for 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and the specific Panasonic 8:3 mode support
Anamorphic was one of the key trends from this year’s NAB, led by a mass of new anamorphic lenses and the announcement from Panasonic to add anamorphic squeeze to their popular GH4 camera. With this update the Shogun can de-squeeze an anamorphic image from 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and Panasonic 8:3 modes. Another reason to add GH4 with Shogun
3. Pre-roll recording of 8s HD, 2s 4K
With pre-roll activated the Shogun is continually cache recording – up to 8s for HD and 2s for 4K. Perfect for capturing action sports or long wildlife shoots, ensuring you always get the shot even if you hadn’t hit record yet. Works in all modes including RAW.
4. Custom time lapse recording
One of the most creative features added is video time lapse. With this feature users have complete control over their unique time lapse style with the ability to adjust the number of frames, time between capturing the next frame, total record time and clip playback length. The user interface has been well thought through to make the process easy and with the ability to set multiple steps, add a smooth transition and even schedule the recording time, capturing the perfect time lapse sunset is now a much easier task.
5. LUTs able to be applied on output, in recording, on screen and split screen
Since February, Shogun users have been able to upload their own LUTs in a “.cube” file format to review and measure the effect on the monitor before recording. Now in OS6.4, additional LUT capability has been added with the ability to view the LUT on the output, on the screen, bake it in the recording and even view in half screen mode to see the direct result of the LUT on the final image.
6. Expanded meta data tagging
We have expanded the meta data capability of the Shogun to allow for on the fly tagging wither during recording or during review in playback. The 10 meta data tags available (Favorite, Reject, Talent 1, Talent 2, Over Exposed, Color Correct, Bad Audio, Cut Away, Close up, Wide shot) allow for key word search in FCPX and can be transferred across to Adobe and AVID using readily available online tools.
7. Genlock activated
The Genlock terminal on the back of the Shogun has been activated to allow for synchronised playout and playback.
8. Playlist generation
The ability to record, playback and review quickly on set has been an integral feature of Shogun and now with playlist functionality the process for reviewing rushes and favourite scenes on set is easier than ever. Play all movies in recorded order, or hand select a playlist for playback in any order – either your choice of multiple clips, just the Favorite sections of a clip or a combination of both. This functionality makes the Shogun one of the most affordable 4K play out server solutions available on set.
Atomos exist to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting edge products including 4K & HD Monitor-recorders, a pocket size ProRes recorder, signal converters & power management solutions. Each product serves a different need but all share the common benefit of enabling a faster, higher quality and more affordable production schedule for video professionals.
Atomos is based in Australia with offices in the USA, Japan, China and Germany and has a worldwide distribution partner network. Further product information can be found at www.atomos.com with the Atomos community active on Facebook (/atomosglobal), Twitter (@Atomos_News), Vimeo (/atomosvideo), YouTube (/AtomosVideo) and Videogram (atomos.videogram.com).