Atomos has released its new monitor, recorder and switcher, the Atomos Shogun 7, which it says “features a truly ground-breaking HDR screen – the best of any production monitor in the world.”
The monitor has a 1500nit daylight-viewable, 1920×1200 panel with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 15+ stops of dynamic range displayed.
The screen uses a combination of advanced LED and LCD technologies which together, says Atomos, offer “deeper, better blacks than rival OLED screens, but with the much higher brightness and vivid colour performance of top-end LCDs.”
A new 360 zone backlight is combined with this new screen technology and controlled by the Dynamic AtomHDR engine to show millions of shades of brightness and colour. It allows Shogun 7 to display 15+ stops of real dynamic range on-screen.
Atomos has teamed with Dolby to create Dolby Vision HDR “live” – a tool to see HDR live on-set and carry creative intent from the camera through into HDR post production. Dolby has optimised its target display HDR processing algorithm which Atomos have running inside the Shogun 7. It brings real-time automatic frame-by-frame analysis of the Log or RAW video and processes it for optimal HDR viewing on a Dolby Vision-capable TV or monitor over HDMI. When the Shogun 7 is connected to the Dolby Vision TV AtomOS 10 analyses the image, queries the TV, and applies the right colour and brightness profiles for the maximum HDR experience on the display.
“We set out to design the most incredibly high contrast and detailed display possible, and when it came off the production line the Shogun 7 exceeded even our expectations. This is why we call it a screen with “Unbelievable HDR”. With multi- camera switching, we know that this will be the most powerful tool we’ve ever made for our customers to tell their stories “, said Jeromy Young, CEO of Atomos.
Shogun 7 records the best possible images up to 5.7kp30, 4kp120 or 2kp240 slow motion from compatible cameras, in RAW/Log or HLG/PQ over SDI/HDMI. Footage is stored directly to AtomX SSDmini or approved off-the-shelf SATA SSD drives. There are recording options for Apple ProRes RAW and ProRes, Avid DNx and Adobe CinemaDNG RAW codecs. Shogun 7 has four SDI inputs plus a HDMI 2.0 input, with both 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs. It can record ProRes RAW in up to 5.7kp30, 4kp120 DCI/UHD and 2kp240 DCI/HD, depending on the camera’s capabilities. 10-bit inputs enable the connection of most Quad Link, Dual Link or Single Link SDI cinema cameras.
Shogun 7 eliminates the need for a separate audio recorder. Users can add 48V stereo mics via an optional balanced XLR breakout cable. Select Mic or Line input levels, plus record up to 12 channels of 24/96 digital audio from HDMI or SDI. Users can monitor the selected stereo track via the 3.5mm headphone jack. There are dedicated audio meters, gain controls and adjustments for frame delay.
Shogun 7 features the latest version of the AtomOS 10 touchscreen interface. The completely new body of Shogun 7 has a Ninja V like exterior with ARRI anti- rotation mounting points on the top and bottom of the unit to ensure secure mounting.
AtomOS 10 on Shogun 7 has the full range of monitoring tools including Waveform, Vectorscope, False Color, Zebras, RGB parade, Focus peaking, Pixel-to-pixel magnification, Audio level meters and Blue only for noise analysis.
Shogun 7 allows users to switch up to four 1080p60 SDI streams, record each plus the program output as a separate ISO, then deliver ready-for-edit recordings with marked cut-points in XML metadata straight to your NLE. The current Sumo19 HDR production monitor-recorder will also gain the same functionality in a free firmware update.
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