Atomos announce the implementation of Avid DNxHR 4K recording, playback, play-out and editing for the highly acclaimed Shogun. Atomos also confirm that DNxHD recording, 3D LUTs and 4KUHD to HD Down Convert will additionally be included in the free firmware update at the end of February 2015. Atomos is the “keystone” brand in the 4K mass market, bridging the camera world & Post Production world by integrating functionality that streamlines Post Production directly at the point of capture.
“Shogun is already the perfect partner for the exceptional Japanese 4K cameras. With this announcement we are the only brand to have a 4K solution for Apple, Adobe and Avid workflows for video capture directly from the sensor of Sony, Panasonic, Canon and Nikon cameras.” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “We are driving 4K content pick up for the 4K hungry world and Post Production professionals are demanding Shogun on set because we deliver a real solution. We are the only Monitor Recorder with 10-bit 4K HDMI recording, the only Monitor Recorder with Microsoft’s ExFAT recording beyond a 4GB size limit and now the only Monitor Recorder with recording options for Apple, Adobe and Avid.”
Atomos is already one of the fastest growing companies in Pro Video and with Shogun sales fast approaching 10,000 units in the field this trend is set to continue in 2015. The reason for the success is a unique combination of cutting edge technology, an intuitive user interface and an open standards approach that together creates a faster, higher quality and more affordable end to end production schedule for end users.
The impressive Shogun has a long list of world firsts in the 4K/HD Monitor/Recorder space including first with 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections, first with SDI to HDMI & HDMI to SDI conversion, first with pro monitor pixel density in excess of 300ppi and the first with balanced XLR audio in/out. By adding DNxHR to this list, filmmaking creatives can now work inside an AVID framework with a greater range of resolutions from lightweight yet highly detailed proxies, to mastering-quality HD or 4K. Additionally, since DNxHR is backward compatible with DNxHD you can mix both types of media on the same timeline.
Atomos can be found at BVE Expo, London Excel, 24-26 February 2015, Hall/Stand: H30.