Great news for all you Atomos Sumo 19 users! The long-awaited and highly anticipated so-called Switching 2.0 update (without Genlock) for the Atomos Sumo 19 is now available and will be demoed for the first time at Inter BEE 2019 show exhibition in Tokyo this week.
AtomOS 9.2 allows Sumo19 users to record up to five 1080p/60 streams simultaneously – four separate ISOs and the program out to the same SSD drive in Apple ProRes or Avid DNx formats. This can now be done without the need to synchronize the cameras together using genlock.
With the previous firmware you could do 4x ISO recording with the Sumo19, but the downside was you had to genlock all four sources to a reference signal. This was far from practical for low-budget multi-cam situations.
Better late, than never as they say, and after the long year+ wait Atomos are making good on their promise to make multi-camera switching and recording even easier with the release of a live asynchronous switching and quad ISO recording update for the Sumo 19 HDR monitor/recorder/switcher.
AtomOS 9.2 for Sumo 19 turns it into the simplest way to record and switch multi-camera events, being intuitive, extremely portable and highly cost-effective.
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The channels can be switched in real-time at the touch of the screen and the resulting switched output recorded to the separate fifth channel, as well as output on either HDMI or HD-SDI. Each switch also signals a metadata cut/edit point that the Sumo 19 writes to the disk as an XML file. The ISOs can subsequently brought directly into your NLE’s timeline with the edits already in place, all ready for fine tuning or re-editing.
You can even configure the touchscreen to respond differently to single and double taps, giving the choice between a hard cut or a dissolve being written into the XML file. This will in turn tell the NLE which transition type it should use.
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AtomOS 9.2 Switching 2.0 Update for Sumo19 Details:
Quad HD live switching and 5 channel recording
To enable switching navigate to the input menu and select SDI Multi-stream as the source.
Record up to 4 channels as ISOs, plus a simultaneous program recording.
View and record up to four asynchronous 1080p/1080i inputs at up to 60 frames per second*.
Loop out program feed via HDMI or SDI, or both simultaneously.
A multi-cam Apple Final Cut XML project can automatically be created with touch screen selectable options for hard cuts or
Fully configurable audio:
Each ISO channel can record embedded channels plus the analog XLR input.
The program feed can be configured to record audio from any single ISO channel and/or the analog XLR audio input.
Alternatively the audio can follow the embedded audio from each ISO channel as it switches between sources.
Here is a walkthrough of “switching 1.0” on the Sumo 19 from the previous AtomOS 9.11 and 9.12 updates:
The 1200nits bright Atomos Sumo 19 has become one of the most popular production monitors on Indie and Hollywood film sets, live productions and broadcast TV. It is trusted by DPs, directors, drone operators and DITs worldwide thanks to its combination of ProRes and ProRes RAW recording with instant playback, rugged construction, multiple power options and touchscreen control.
The new Switching 2.0 upgrade in AtomOS 9.2 will make it an even more useful addition to any multi-camera production.
AtomOS 9.2 for Sumo 19 is now available as a free download for all users from the Atomos website.
The new Sumo19 asynchronos switching function will be on display in the Atomos booth (Hall 8 #8401) at Inter BEE 2019 in Tokyo, Japan (Nov 13-15, 2019).