Atomos Samurai Blade at IBC 2013

Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will show the newly shipping Samurai Blade at IBC, in Hall 9, stand number D25. AtomOS 5.03 is now available for Samurai Blade with new advanced audio features.

“We are proud to continue to offer new features for free to existing customers with our latest addition of advanced audio level meters and audio delay adjustments. We’ve worked hard to make sure the meters have smooth, accurate color with proper VU ballistics.” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “With over 20,000 devices sold, the convergence of high quality recording, monitoring, playback and editing devices has really taken off and Atomos are committed to revolutionising production.”

At IBC 2013 Atomos will show the new AtomOS Version 5.03 on Samurai Blade which includes new features to the audio level meters. All 14 audio channels now have large meters on the audio page and peak and average levels with digital clipping indicator, and VU ballistics is available. The new audio metre is accurate from -30 to 0 dB (dBFS) and shown with -18dB and -20dB alignment levels marked and 2 or 14 channels are viewable on the monitor page (option found in Menu/Display). There is also frame accurate audio delay option which adjusts to any digital or analog Audio delays (option found in Audio page).

Like its Ninja-2 and Samurai predecessors, Samurai Blade allows the recording of pristine, 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives, captured using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec. It also includes tri-level focus peaking, zebra, false color and blue-only monitoring. The Samurai Blade includes a stunning 1280 x 720 IPS touchscreen with gamma, brightness and contrast control, and full waveform monitor functionality including vectorscope and RGB/luma parade

No engineer’s tool box would be complete without an Atomos Connect and Atomos recently released Connect 2.05 Updater for all Connect and Connect AC converters. The new update includes HDMI Record Triggering to support new Sony Specification and improved RGB to YUV Colour Space Conversion Accuracy.

Atomos has now shipped a staggering 20,000 field recorders worldwide and the Ninja-2 and Samurai recorders have broken new ground in production by combining recording, monitoring and playback all in one easy to operate, portable device.

Also on show and directly targeted at Broadcast and ProAV markets, is the Ronin portable recorder, monitor and deck. The Ronin is building a strong user base live events and ENG markets.

‘We choose the Atomos HDR because it’s for us the best solution for the price.’ Said Yann Figuet, Production Director at FREE LENS based in Luxembourg who used Atomos Ronin for SBS Australia’s recent coverage of the Tour de France 2013.

Ronin is a rack-mountable solution for both fixed-facility and on-location production, based on the Samurai design. Like the Samurai, it can operate on location with battery or DC power, but it has AC power built-in, standard HD/SD-SDI BNC connectors and balanced XLR inputs and outputs.

Pricing and Availability

Atomos products are sold through local resellers; all prices exclude HDD/SDD storage:

    • Ninja-2: US $695
    • Samurai Blade: US $1,295
    • Ronin: US $1,995
    • Connect H2S/S2H: US $295 each
  • Connect-AC H2S/S2H: US $295 each






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