Atomos has just released the latest generation of the Shinobi series with the Shinobi 7 – a 7″ HDR monitor capable of monitoring 4K 60p signal. The team at Atomos haven’t stopped there! They’ve also released the Ninja V+ Pro Kit . It’s a dream combo of the highly acclaimed Ninja V+ 8K HDMI Recording Monitor monitor and AtomX SDI Module.
The Australian based company have dedicated their efforts to supporting the technological needs of videographers, vloggers and cinematographers for years. Atomos develop cutting-edge video monitors, recorders and associated accessories to streamline the creative process. The Shinobi, Ninja and Shogun series has graced the kits of high profile videographers and cinematographers. The Atomos Shinobi 7 and the Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit are clear indicators that the folks at Atomos intend to reinvent videography setups constantly.
It seems that you’re spoiled for choice! That begs the question of which Atomos product is the very best for your creative endeavours. Both deliver professional solutions to meet the growing needs of video capture for a range of broadcast mediums. Vloggers, live streamers, and cinematographers with both small and large teams have a lot to consider. While we cover this vital question in our latest Georges Cameras TV YouTube video, let’s go into a lot more detail.
Georges Cameras TV Video
In our latest Georges Cameras TV videos, Nathan demonstrates the pro-grade capabilities of the Atomos Shinobi 7 and Ninja V+ Pro Kit. Atomos has just released the latest generation of the Shinobi series with the Shinobi 7 – a 7″ HDR monitor capable of monitoring 4K 60p signal. The team at Atomos haven’t stopped there as they’ve also released the Ninja V+ Pro Kit – a dream combo of the highly acclaimed Ninja V+ 8K RAW HDR monitor and AtomX SDI Module.
Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI
Atomos monitors are all about the size, viewability and functionality of the screen. Fortunately, the Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI monitor hits all those marks and much more. The standout feature of the Shinobi 7″ is that big, bright, gorgeous high-resolution screen. It’s a whopping 7″ on-camera monitor with a stunning 1920 x 1200 10-bit FRC IPS display. The display pumps out 2200 cd/m² of image brightness, allowing you to shoot in any lighting conditions.
The camera mounted Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI is a cinematographer’s best asset. The team at Atomos have evolved the Shinobi series of monitors to deliver this 7″ model. It features G-SDI input and loop output up to 2K60, HDMI 2.0 input and loop output up to 4K60. What’s more, it boasts a camera control port and the ability to hot-swap batteries via the dual L-series battery slots.
Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI Specifications
- 7″ 1920 x 1200 Touchscreen Display
- 4K60 HDMI 2.0 In/Out, 2K60 3G-SDI In/Out
- 2200 cd/m² Brightness
- HDMI/SDI Cross Conversion
- 2.5mm Camera Control Port for Z CAM E2
- Dual Sony L-Series Battery Slots
- AtomOS; AtomHDR & 3D LUT Support
- 10-Stop Dynamic Range
- Supports a Variety of Log Formats
Inputs, Output and Compatibility of the Atomos Shinobi 7″
For optimal control of your video and audio recording, the Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI provides a crazy amount of onscreen tools. With the touch of the screen, you have access to multi-scope views, exposure, framing, focus assist, waveform, RGB parade, and histogram tools. Thanks to the latest version of the AtomOS firmware, the monitor supports SDR and HDR viewing and features an SDI card input to manage LUTs.
With the AtomHDR on-board technology, you can monitor log gammas to represent image quality and lighting clearly. Plus, the Atomos Shinobi 7″ supports a wide range of log formats commons found with Sony, Panasonic, Canon JVC, RED and ARRI cameras.
One of the best features of the Atomos Shinobi 7″ is the inclusion of a 2.5mm camera control port. At this stage, it supports touchscreen control over Z CAM E2 4K professional cinema cameras.
Atomos Shinobi 7” Logs, Luts and More
The Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI monitor supports an insane number of Log formats. These include ARRI Log, Canon CLog, Fuji F-Log, Sony SLog, Panasonic VLog, RED Log, Nikon N-Log and JVC J-Log. Further to this, thanks to AtomHDR, it’s possible to monitor your camera Log with up to ten stops of dynamic range.
When it comes to HDR monitoring, the Atomos Shinobi 7″ supports a broad range of formats including Sony SGamut, Canon Cinema, Panasonic V Gamut, ARRI ALEXA Wide Gamet and RED WideGamut, to name a few.
As far as inputs and outputs go, the Shinobi 7″ allows you to monitor 4K footage DCI/UHD up to 60p via HDMI 2.0. You can also monitor 2K at 60p via the 3G-SDI. Plus, the monitor features HDMI/SDI cross conversion support. Audio is input/output via HDMI 2.0 and is closely monitored thanks to the 2.5mm headphone port.
Who Needs the Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI
The Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI represents an industry gold standard in 4K monitors for pro-grade videography and cinematography. One of the best features of the Shinobi 7″ is that it’s incredibly affordable. As a result, solo videographers or small teams on a budget should look no further than this 4K monitor.
If you intend to loop your content and capture it on camera or output it to a computer, the Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI is the best choice. It’s an easy to use and highly compatible 4K monitor suited to enthusiast vloggers and videographers. However, if you’re looking for a pro-grade Atomos monitor and recording unit in one, you’ll want to take a look at the Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit.
Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit
The Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit is much more than just a recording monitor. It’s a serious cinematography kit that delivers the very best of Atomos technology and design. The Atomos Ninja V+ 8K HDMI/SDI Pro Kit comprises two core units – the Ninja V+ 5″ Recording Monitor and the AtomX SDI Module. Together, they provide an essential tool for monitoring and recording up to 8K video capture at 30 and 4K at 120 Pro Rest Raw.
On its own, the Atomos Ninja V+ 5″ Recording Monitor is a stunning piece of hardware. Built with an alloy chassis, the monitor features a 5.2″ HDR display that employs AtomHDR to display ten stops of dynamic range from a log gamma. The 10-bit display pumps out 1000 cd/m² brightness for daylight viewing and has a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Ninja V+ is the latest generation of the hugely popular Ninja V.
In a nutshell, the Atomos Ninja V+ 8K HDMI recording monitor records Apple ProRes Raw up to a staggering 8K30 or DCI 4K120. What’s more, it plays back 8K RAW video to and from SSDs.
What The Ninja V+ Kit Includes
The Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit includes the superb and highly acclaimed Atomos Ninja V+ 8K HDMI recording monitor with its 5.2″ screen. In addition, the Pro Kit features the AtomX SDI Module featuring two 12G-SDI Ports to the monitors HDMI output allowing three simultaneous outputs. The SDI module allows 8K ProRes RAW footage output through both the HDMI and SDI outputs.
Professional videographers and cinematographers have optical control over monitoring and recording their content with the Pro Kit. It also provides cross-conversion options from HDMI RAW to SDI and the capacity to down-convert and crop DCI and UHD 4K. The complete Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit includes a power adaptor, sun hood, battery eliminator, locking D-Tap cable and hard storage and carry case.
Ninja V+ 5.2″ Pro Kit Specifications
- Atomos Ninja V+ 5″ Recording Monitor
- AtomX SDI Module with 2 x 12G-SDI Ports
- Atomos Connect 4K HDMI to USB Converter
- Pre-Activated SDI Raw & H.265 Capability
- Up to 8K Raw Recording via HDMI & SDI
- Simultaneous 1 x HDMI & 2 x 12G-SDI Out
- HDMI-SDI Cross Conversion, Drive Caddy
- AtomHDR Support for Log Inputs & 3D LUTs
- Sunshade/Battery Eliminator/D-Tap Cable
Ninja V+ Pro Kit Formats and Features
The Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit allows professional visual creatives to record Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI up to 4K at 120 with Z Cam E2 and E2-M4. It can also record 8K30 or DCI 4K at 24 and 25 fps to achieve a cinematic look. These recordings store as Apple ProRes or the choice of Avid DNxHR with 10-bit 4:2:2 Chroma subsampling. What’s more, H.265 is pre-activated to also enable 8-bit recordings in both 4:2:2 and 4:2:0.
For those managing anamorphic capture, the Atomos Ninja V+ 8K recording monitor features anamorphic de-squeeze. It allows you to accurately view anamorphic video shot with 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x, or Panasonic 8:3 ratios. Finally, the monitoring of Sony, ARRI, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Nikon, RED, Sony, and Z CAM cameras log formats is possible.
Compatibility With the Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit
But the compatibility of the Ninja V+ Pro Kit is not just for the professionals. The gang at Atomos here in Australia have created a recording monitor fit for pro-level cine gear. They ensured that the Ninja V+ 8K Recording Monitor is compatible with HDMI input from major players. These include ARRI, Canon, FUJIFILM, Nikon, Panasonic, RED, Olympus, Sony, and Z-CAM cameras. The Ninja V+ records Apple ProRes RAW up to 8K30 directly from the sensor on digital mirrorless cameras such as the Canon R5.
What’s more, the Ninja V+ Pro Kit supports 8K RAW recording and playback to and from standard 2.5″ SSD drives. These include the fast AtomX SSDmini drives with up to 2TB of storage. The AtomX SSDmini drives capture up to 150 minutes of 4K video on a 1TB drive with 550 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write speeds.
Who Needs the Ninja V+ Pro Kit
On its own, the Atomos Ninja V+ 8K HDMI is an exceptional recording monitor. It is tailored to professional cinematographers and enthusiast videographers. When paired with the AtomX SDI Module with 2 x 12G-SDI Ports, you have an unmatched monitoring and recording duo to make Hollywood jealous.
And that’s who the Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit is for! It’s for professionals demanding an all in one solution to monitor and record up to 8K video footage effectively. Plus, with the HDMI and two SDI ports, you can output simultaneously to three separate channels.
Choosing the Best Atomos Monitor for Your Videography Projects
Anyone that is setting up a kit for serious videography needs an Atomos monitor. Depending on your needs, there’s a perfect monitor ideal for your project or ongoing productions. The Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI monitor ticks all the boxes for those needing a large, 4K monitor to view camera output. It is convenient for solo vloggers needing a camera mounted monitor. On the other hand, if you need a pro-grade recording monitor with both HDMI and SDI output, consider the Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit. The combination of the Ninja V+ 5″ Recording Monitor and the AtomX SDI Module is a winning pro kit.
Regardless of your needs, Georges Cameras has a complete range of Atomos monitors and recording monitors. What’s more, we have an extensive range of gear for vloggers, videographers and cinematographers in-store and online. Head over to Georges Cameras to get the very best deal on the Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI monitor and the Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit today.