Atomos Ninja V Gets New AtomX SDI Module

It’s pre-NAB 2019 week, so the announcements just keep pouring in. We will be continuously updating the website in the next few days to update you on the latest NAB 2019 announcements.

Atomos just announced a new AtomX accessory module – the AtomX SDI module for Ninja V, giving creators the ability to record and output video over 12G-SDI up to 4Kp/60. Since the launch of the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor recorder a year ago, the option for SDI connectivity has been one of the most requested feature from Atomos users, according to the Australian gear maker.

The new AtomX SDI module is the latest addition to their growing AtomX lineup of dedicated accessories, which already includes the AtomX Sync and AtomX Ethernet/NDI. Read more about these in our prior post here.

Atomos created the AtomX module system to deliver precisely this kind of flexibility for professional users who need it on top of the standard HDMI 2.0 connectivity.

The AtomX SDI module turns the Ninja V into the most versatile 5-inch SDI and HDMI monitor/recorder ever built. Its awesome recording capabilities, monitoring tools and high brightness 1000nit 1920 x 1080 HDR screen can now be used with a wide variety of broadcast, cinema and professional cameras, plus other SDI sources.

AtomX SDI module for Ninja V

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The AtomX SDI module also transforms the Ninja V into a highly advanced SDI recording, monitoring and playback deck that is small enough to be used anywhere in professional AV and broadcast environments.

“The AtomX Expansion Port system continues our use of the secure battery slot mount for additional high-speed connections. When we announced Sync and NDI, user feedback pushed us to make AtomX SDI a priority. So we’ve delivered it first, with NDI and Sync to follow shortly. I can’t wait to see what our customers create with them.” said Jeromy Young, CEO of Atomos.

The AtomX SDI module is about the size of a NP type battery and docks neatly into the rear of the Ninja V via the modular expansion port. It adds 2x user-configurable 12G SDI ports with reliable, industry standard full-sized 75 Ohm BNC connectors. Either port can be set up to transmit or receive signals at up to 4Kp/60 or 2K/240p from compatible cameras of course.

Atomos ninja v zeiss lens

Taken by me at IBC 2018

Ninja V’s high-speed HDMI 2.0 is now complimented by 2x flexible 12G/6G/3G SDI connections that can each be configured as either 2x inputs, 2x outputs, or 1x in and 1x out. SDI signals can be looped out to other SDI devices, or two separate SDI sources can be simultaneously connected for simple A/B switching via the Ninja V user interface.

Recording from cameras over single or dual link SDI uses standard Apple ProRes and Avid DNx file formats for maximum compatibility. Shooting is supported in Log, HLG and Rec.709 gammas. There is also the option to ‘burn in’ a LUT to the recorded image for quick turnaround productions where there is little or no time for post processing.

AtomX SDI module for Ninja V

Images by Atomos

The AtomX SDI module enables multiple options for playback of material, making it perfect for AV and system integrators.

The Ninja V with the module can simultaneously play-out video over both HDMI and SDI outputs. It can also output from both SDI ports at the same time. Using Atomos’ unique HDR function, footage recorded in Log or PQ/HLG can be transformed and played straight out in PQ or HLG HDR to a compatible TV or monitor.

The new AtomX SDI module will be available in May 2019 for $199/€199 plus local taxes from authorized Atomos dealers such as B&H – you can pre-order the AtomX SDI here.

For more details and full specs head over to Atomos.

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