Spectacular, gravity-defying shots – that’s what adventure filmmaker Levi Allen needed to capture when he filmed highlining athletes walking a slackline strung hundreds of feet above a canyon. And that’s what the Atomos Ninja V 4k HDR monitor/recorder delivered. Allen, who specialises in filming action sports, is one of the fastest rising stars on YouTube today and was one of the first shooters to really put the Ninja V to the test. He rigged it to his Panasonic GH5 for awesome 4K 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes recording at 60fps direct to SSD drive. The results are stunning.
The right kit for the filmmaker on the go
Documenting extreme sports athletes Mia and Spencer required Allen to climb and hike fast with all his gear. Working solo and having the Ninja V enabled him to keep his kit lightweight yet still record production-ready professional footage from his mirrorless camera. He said, “my favorite thing about the Ninja V is how portable it is for my adventurous shooting style, while also packing a punch where it matters most.”
The other primary purpose of the Ninja V is as a monitor and here it really excelled. Even though the shoot was outdoors in bright conditions, Allen was able to get perfect, clear monitoring thanks to the 1000 nit high brightness 1920×1080 display. The Ninja V was also the perfect monitor to use when shooting with his DJI Ronin S gimbal thanks to its smaller size and weight.
The shoot took about a day and while it looks dangerous Allen points out that he and the athletes rigorously put safety first at all times. With so much going on Allen needed his kit to work flawlessly and let him concentrate on what was going on in front of him. He explains, “the Ninja V is the first recorder that didn’t hold me back when shooting in the field. It fits perfectly into my workflow, and allowed me to focus more on the stories I’m trying to tell and less about the gear.”
The perfect companion for your mirrorless or DSLR camera
Ninja V is for anyone who is serious about getting better quality video out of their mirrorless camera or DSLR. Small enough and light enough to go anywhere it redefines what a small monitor and recorder is capable of. Unlock the full potential of latest models like the Canon EOS R, Nikon Z6, FUJIFILM X-T3, Panasonic GH5/GH5S and Sony A7 III by bypassing internal compression and recording time limits. Record up to 4Kp60 10-bit HDR video direct from your camera’s sensor into edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNx formats.
The Ninja V displays 10+ stops of dynamic range in realtime from Log/PQ/HLG signals and features a stunningly bright 5.2” 10-bit HDR monitor. The sleek aluminum body is crafted for maximum durability, yet it weighs only 360g. With a 1TB AtomX SSDmini you can record up to 150 minutes of 4K.
A modular expansion slot adds functions via a high speed data/audio/video port. The first modules are the AtomX Sync module for wireless synchronisation and Bluetooth control, plus the AtomX Ethernet/NDI module.
In users’ hands now
Atomos are delighted to announce that the first Ninja V units are now in customers hands, with more stocks on the way. The company will endeavor to ship as many as possible in the coming weeks to meet the extreme customer demand for this exciting product.