Atomos just announced that the Shogun Inferno is finally shipping at the end of this month but it now includes a plethora of newly added features such as Arri & Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ & HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens & wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing and more. Additionally, a new partnership with G-Technology is also unveiled. According to the latter, there will be a direct integration of the Atomos Master Caddy into the G-Technology ev Series workflow solutions. When you add on top, the HDMI 2.0 for 4K up to 60fps and HD up to 240fps recording, HDR Log and Raw recording, AtomHDR engine with 10+ stops dynamic range for perfect exposure monitoring, a 7” 1500nit high bright monitor with advanced 10-bit color processing you get a very enticing product, indeed.
Here’s the full list of new features added to the Shogun Inferno that will be ready to ship as a free update for users in Q4 2016.
- Arri Raw; the 16:9 and 4:3 raw formats can be recorded in the native .ari format to your SSD of choice using our Master Caddy system as an affordable media alternative to the SxS modules
- Panasonic Raw; Varicam LT users, already benefiting from the internal Atomos ProRes recording module, can now record raw externally as a CDNG file to the Shogun Inferno
- PQ & HLG playback; Inferno will now support both HDR luminance standards, PQ (ST2084) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) expanding compatibility with HDR flat screens.
- PQ & HLG input; In addition to playback, Inferno also supports PQ and HLG input for mobile HDR grading from NLE’s or from cameras such as Grass Valley, Red, Arri (PQ) and Ikegami (HLG) with output for HDR monitoring in studio and live environments
- Scheduled playout; In addition to instant playback and playlist generation for reviewing set clips or marked favorites, Inferno can schedule playout for live events, instore demonstration etc.
- HDR NLE metadata support; AtomHDR makes setting correct exposure easy on set, now by storing those settings as metadata, color grading is made easier by helping reproduce the same result in post.
Furthermore, the Shogun Inferno users will be able to slide SSD drives in the Atomos Master Caddy edition and then load them into a G-Technology ev Series Reader that later can be used across the range of G-Technology ev Series desktop editing systems and high-performance RAID systems. Besides that, Atomos are also releasing AtomFlex 4Kp60 cables that are compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0 standard for 4Kp60 & HDR recording and playback.
Ultimately, the Atomos Shogun Inferno starts shipping at the end of September with a retail price of $ 1,995, along with the Atomos Master Caddy by G-Technology, ev Series Reader Atomos Master Caddy Edition and the AtomFlex 4Kp60 cables. For more information regarding the latest Atomos products, head over to Atomos official website.
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