Atomos is introducing a firmware update later this year that will allow users to directly upload HDR content to YouTube. 


The Atomos system will allow Log clips recorded on an Atomos 4K HDR recorder to be converted to the PQ or HLG HDR standards, then have correct Metadata flags applied for display on YouTube, all in real-time inside the recorder. The clip can then be uploaded and no further file preparation is required by the user.


Atomos says that after a quick initial setup for the camera and chosen HDR type, the Atomos system will take care of the rest.


“I’m delighted to bring our users the missing piece in the puzzle for quick and easy HDR. Working with the biggest partners in the industry has yielded amazing results that just can’t fail to impress,” said Atomos CEO Jeromy Young. “The time for HDR is clearly now, with this week’s announcements of the iPhone X and Apple TV 4K, plus new 4K HDR devices being announced every day, HDR content is going mainstream. Our new end-to-end workflow with YouTube output makes HDR accessible to all.”


Atomos also used IBC to launch the Sumo19M, an HDR 1200nit high brightness production and studio monitor that will sell for 2000 Euros.



The Sumo19M is a monitor-only variant of the Sumo19 launched at NAB earlier in the year. The Sumo19M is optimised for monitoring, with a reconfigured user interface and dual SDI inputs for A/B comparison. It shares the same screen, ergonomics and industrial design as its sister model, the Sumo19, but without recording. That means it comes in at a lower price point. 

Jon Creamer

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