The Atomos Shogun, the world's first 4K HDMI recorder, is finally ready to ship, as announced by Atomos during this years IBC. We are really excited about this one, as it will pair up with several of our cameras to help realise their full potential - most obviously the Sony A7S and Panasonic GH4.
CEO and Founder of Atomos, Jeromy Young: 'The response to Shogun has been overwhelming, vindicating our strategy of backing the best sensors and cameras from the top Japanese makers and enhancing their functionality. Leading the charge is the A7S from Sony and the GH4 from Panasonic. The Shogun is truly exceptional, the screen is world class and it has expansive functionality, however this means nothing unless recording media is affordable. 4K recording now costs the same as HD, fast tracking 4K adoption.'
We will be getting our hands on some as soon as we can. In the meantime here is some more detail on what they can do.
Record 4k and Raw: Record straight from the cameras sensor in 4K Apple ProRes 4K or Cinema DNG Raw over HDMI and 12G-SDI. Whether you need it right now of for future-proofing your work 4K and Raw are the future of professional video production.
Full HD Directors Monitor: The Shoguns stunning Full HD 1920x1200 screenis perfect as a directors monitor. Full colour calibration means colours you can trust. Waveform monitoring and focal assist provide the tools needed for a perfect shot every time.
HD-SDI and HDMI Inputs: There is a camera perfect for each shoot and whether it outputs video via HDMI or HD-SDI the Shogun is ready to record. With both HDMI and HD-SDI inputs and outputs the Shogun is Atomos's most versatile Monitor-Recorder yet.
HD up to 120FPS: Record up to 120 frames per second in full HD (1920x1080) for those fantastic slow motion shots.
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Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014
Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.
Melbourne, Australia – 12th September, 2014: Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories will present the shipping version of the highly decorated 4K Shogun at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam. The new Shogun is due to begin its first production run to be ready to ship to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders.
2014 has been the break out year for 4K. This was started, in the first half of 2014, with the release of the game changing Mirrorless DSLR cameras from Sony (A7s) and Panasonic (GH4). With the release of the Atomos Shogun in the 2H 2014 we now see the 4K workflow complete & transformed from a new complex and costly niche category, to a mainstream simplified and affordable solution for every creative professional from DOP's through to events and Post Production.
"The response to Shogun has been overwhelming, vindicating our strategy of backing the best sensors and cameras from the top Japanese makers and enhancing their functionality. Leading the charge is the A7S from Sony and the GH4 from Panasonic." said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "The Shogun is truly exceptional, the screen is world class and it has expansive functionality, however this means nothing unless recording media is affordable. 4K recording now costs the same as HD, fast tracking 4K adoption."
The Atomos Shogun is the world's first 4K/HD monitor recorder for creatives that links production to post production in a seamless, affordable and flexible package. With 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections this powerhouse device gives high end monitor and recording functions to the latest HDMI and SDI 4K and HD cameras. Whether you need 4K ProRes, RAW or AvidDNxHD including high frame rate (120fps) HD, Atomos again deliver.
It features a stunning 1920x1200 SuperAtom IPS 7" touchscreen at 325 PPI and 178 degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, gives super-smooth monitoring and playback. The Shogun also has genlock-in for synced recording and playout. The included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power, taking the Shogun to the highest level of audio capability.
Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine 422 10-bit images in 4K or HD straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs, RAIDed HDD's or CFast media.
Atomos has an established reputation for ground breaking functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. At the heart of the system is the highly acclaimed AtomOS which seamlessly combines hardware control with software speed and flexibility. Shogun moves to AtomOS 6, Atomos's slickest OS to date. Users get new free functionality improvements and fixes as time goes on, continuing to add to the 57 releases previously done to the OS over the last 4 years. AtomOS 6 is only available for Shogun customers.