Atomos is shipping its new 4Kp60 HDR monitor recorder with a host of new features announced at IBC.


New announcements for the product include Arri & Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ & HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens & wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing. 


Atomos also announced a new partnership with G-Technology and the Atomos Master Caddy will be directly integrated into the G-Technology ev Series workflow solutions.


“We’ve seriously changed the monitor world with the combination of HDR and High Bright daylight monitoring – the image we create for a field monitor rivals the quality you see with high end studio monitors. For the price, we basically include recording, playback and editing for free”, said Jeromy Young, CEO and Co-founder of Atomos, “The Shogun Inferno is our final piece in the HDR puzzle. Arming high end cameras and filmmakers with the high frame rate, high resolution, high dynamic range & high brightness monitoring, recording and playback needed to get the most from the amazing sensors crafted by Arri, Sony, Panasonic, Red and Canon – we truly do upgrade these amazing solutions”. 


The Shogun Inferno ships with the previously announced specification list – QuadLink SDI & HDMI 2.0 for 4Kp60 / HDp240 recording, HDR Log and Raw recording, AtomHDR engine with 10+ stops dynamic range, a 7” 1500nit high bright monitor for hood free outdoor monitoring and advanced 10-bit monitor processing for more colors and less banding.


Here’s the list of new features announced at IBC 


Arri raw; the 16:9 and 4:3 raw formats can be recorded in the native .ari format to your SSD of choice using our Master Caddy system as an affordable media alternative to the SxS modules


Panasonic raw; Varicam users, already benefiting from the internal Atomos ProRes recording module, can now record raw externally as a CDNG file to the Shogun Inferno


PQ & HLG playback; Inferno will now support both HDR luminance standards, PQ (ST2084) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) expanding compatibility with HDR flat screens.


PQ & HLG input; In addition to playback, Inferno also supports PQ and HLG input for mobile HDR grading from NLE’s or from cameras such as Grass Valley, Red, Arri (PQ) and Ikegami (HLG) with output for HDR monitoring in studio and live environments


Scheduled playout; In addition to instant playback and playlist generation for reviewing set clips or marked favorites, Inferno can schedule playout for live events, instore demonstration etc.


HDR NLE metadata support; AtomHDR makes setting correct exposure easy on set, now by storing those settings as metadata, color grading is made easier by helping reproduce the same result in post.


AtomFlex – 4Kp60 Cables – A range of 4Kp60 HDMI cables to support the high frame rate Shogun Inferno will launch end September 2016. Physically, the cables have been perfected for life on set with rugged die cast connectors and coiled cables to keep clutter to a minimum. They are compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0 standard, ready for 4Kp60 & HDR recording and playback. 6 models are available; Full to Full HDMI, Micro to Full HDMI and Mini to Full HDMI in 2 lengths, 30cm coiled (60cm extended) and 40cm (80cm extended).


Jon Creamer

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