Atomos introduces Ninja V at NAB 2018

The latest incarnation of the famous Atomos Ninja line is here. Seven years after the world’s most popular portable Apple ProRes recorders burst onto the scene, Atomos is introducing Ninja V – an all-new compact 5.2″ 1000nit high bright HDR monitor/recorder with unrivalled advanced features. It has a sleek modern design and weighs just over 11oz (320g) – perfect for mirrorless cameras, DSLRs and gaming.

The perfect small monitor

The near edge-to-edge high bright 5.2-inch screen has a stunning 1000nits of output coupled with an anti-reflection finish – allowing users to clearly see their images even in daylight. The colour-accurate display with AtomHDR allows users to see in High Dynamic Range and load creative LUTs at the touch of a button. Ninja V gives you all the critical monitoring tools needed which include: histogram, false colour, peaking, movable 1-1 and 2-1 pixel magnification, waveform, RGB parade, Vectorscope, 8ch audio level meters and more.

Perfect 1″ thin recorder

Recording up to 4Kp60 10-bit video over HDMI 2.0 in the edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR direct to affordable SSD drives. The Ninja V’s sleek 1″ (2.5cm) deep aluminium body is crafted for maximum portability and durability, stealthily attaching to any camera.

HDR perfection every time

The AtomHDR engine ensures perfect exposures when shooting HDR.  It delivers a stunning 10+ stops of dynamic range to the LCD in real time from Log/ PQ/HLG camera signals. Playout Log as PQ or HLG to a larger HDR-compatible screen. The display can be calibrated to maintain perfect colour accuracy over time.

Long records on an affordable storage

It allows users to record directly from the camera’s sensor and bypass the internal compression quality and recording time limits. It runs from a single Sony-type battery for hours. The new compact AtomX Drive SSD offer robust affordable storage. Available from Angelbird, G-Technology and now also Sony Storage Media Solutions. Ninja V also works with Master Caddy II.

Designed for your camera!

The Atomos HDMI control protocols allow recording to be automatically triggered, timecode matched and HDR metadata set by a wide variety of cameras. Real-time Log-to-HDR profiles allow users to take away the exposure guesswork in HDR production.

Audio inputs

Audio can be input directly from the camera digitally via HDMI or fed in analogue via a stereo 3.5mm line/mic socket – especially useful for cameras that do not have a mic input.

Endless open expansion

The capabilities of the Ninja V can be enhanced through the ingenious modular expansion slot breaking out connectivity for high-speed video, audio and power. Expansion modules will dock onto the battery slot of the unit and offer advanced features such as continuous power modules. Atomos and third-party accessories will be available in the future.

Atomos CEO Jeromy Young explains: “Ninja V is the result of years of development and expertise. It combines the best of what we do at Atomos and squeezes it into one small box. It sits stealthily on your mirrorless camera, yet it is packed with power. It’s what everyone wants! Small, sleek 5″ and future-proofed with AtomOS and the modular expansion slot – at $695 it’s a no-brainer. Put simply, Ninja V is the most versatile outdoor monitor and portable ProRes recorder ever. We can’t wait to see how it unlocks creativity for our users.”

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