Atomos Shogun 7 Switching Beta Now Available for Testing

Atomos has just announced the company is releasing a beta version of the much awaited Shogun 7 switching for testing. Those early adopters interested in giving the upcoming switching firmware for the Shogun 7 a go should get in touch with Atomos via the email provided a bit further down below in this post. This news comes in shortly after Atomos also released the highly anticipated Switching 2.0 update for the Sumo19 production monitor/recorder during the InterBEE 2019 trade show.

Atomos go on to say that the full release of the firmware enabling touchscreen switching capabilities for the Shogun 7 HDR monitor/recorder/switcher is imminent, but does require further testing. Atomos say that the firmware is cooking as we speak and the company is at “the final stages of testing the feature and to demonstrate what it will be capable of we are offering our latest beta version to a wider group.”

Panasonic EVA1 Atomos Shogun Inferno Raw 5.7K NAB 2018

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If you own a Shogun 7 and are interested in trying out the switching features in the pre-release/beta version firmware you have to email Atomos directly at shogun7beta@atomos.com to get access to the pre-release firmware.

It is worth to note that as mentioned above, this release is beta software and not a full blown, public release with all functionality.

As such it may contain limitations or minor bugs and the user interface may be subject to change. This release is for testing only and use for any other purpose is entirely at the users risk. Please also note that there is no documentation provided at this stage. Feedback you provide can help us identify issues and bug fixes for final release.

The beta version update will enable users monitor, record and switch between 4 live HD SDI video streams and also record the program stream. Audio is also taken care of, with each ISO and program record, we insert the mixed analog stereo channels and embed 2 channels of digital audio in each recorded stream.

One limitation of this beta is that recording is restricted to 1080p at 24/25/30p progressive or 1080i 50/60 interlaced frame rates.

Atomos Shogun 7 Features

  • 1920 x 1280 7-inch LCD screen with 360-zone backlight
    • 10-bit (8+2 FRC) monitoring processing
    • 1500 nits brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (with zone backlight on)
  • 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) 4K/60 ProRes Raw or ProRes
    • also available CinemaDNG (4K/30), or DNxHD
  • Slow-motion recording up to 1080p at 240 fps
  • Record to 2.5″ SSD/HDD media using the included Master Caddy II
  • Pre-roll record (8 seconds in HD, 2 seconds in 4K)
  • Ten metadata fields
  • Output using Dolby Vision HDR
  • AtomHDR technology displays native HDR (log) display footage
  • Log gamma viewing presets for:
    • ARRI, Canon, Fujifilm, JVC,
    • Nikon, Panasonic, RED, and Sony cameras
  • Custom 3D LUT support (.cube format)
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze: 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x
  • UHD 4K downscale for HD monitoring
  • 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs/outputs
  • Four 3G-SDI or dual 12G-SDI inputs
  • SDI/HDMI cross conversion
  • Genlock input
  • Dual Sony L-series batteries/hot swappable
  • 3.5mm headphone output port
  • Separately available audio breakout cable for XLR audio input
  • Price: $1,499 at B&H

To learn more about the Atomos Shogun 7 and browse Atomos’ lineup of monitors and recorders head over to their website here.

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