Atomos Ninja and Samurai HD video recorder / screens deliver compression jutsu to professional filmmaking
All of us drool over the hello-res video shot by cameras just like the RED EPIC, however for indie-movie varieties, processing the huge information produced takes loads of time (and subsequently cash) and never everybody has an ARRI ALEXA to do native recording compression. Enter the Atomos Ninja and Samurai HD recorder / monitor / playback units that take your 10-bit video and compress it in Apple’s 1080p ProRes QuickTime format to make your submit-manufacturing life just a little simpler. The Ninja pulls video by way of HDMI and deposits it in your selection of two.5-inch HDD or SDD storage, does playback by way of a four.three-inch 480 x 270 touchscreen, and has steady energy because of twin scorching-swappable batteries (out there in 2600, 5200, and 7800 mAh varieties). In the meantime, the Samurai matches the Ninja’s specs, however swaps out the HDMI connection for HD-SDI ports and provides SDI Loop-By means of to attach an exterior monitor, a bigger 5-inch 800 x four hundred show, and 3D help (should you get two Samurais genlocked collectively). Each models have FireWire 800 and USB 2.zero and three.zero connections for offloading your vids. These with Spielbergian aspirations can pony up $995 for the Ninja proper now, or pay $1,495 for the Samurai upon its launch this summer time.