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Atomos Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame monitors
  • Flame Series Key Features:

    • With a Dynamic range to match that of a 10-bit camera LOG footage, AtomHDR monitors deliver the detail in highlights and shadows usually clipped on traditional monitors.
    • A highly advanced field monitor even in non-HDR scenarios with 1500nits brightness for outdoor shooting, native full HD resolution and optional calibration to ensure natural LCD colour drift can be corrected over time.
    • Record direct from the sensor in pristine 4K UHD (up to 30p) or record high frame rate HD (up to 120p)
    • Long with recording the high pixel density of 4K, the Ninja and Shogun Flame also record higher resolution 10-bit colour information and more precise yet efficient 4:2:2 colour encoding.
    • Recording to Apple ProRes and AVID DNxHR visually lossless edit-ready codecs ensure you capture full individual frames like film, providing more flexibility and creativity in post. Can be delivered to any standard – never worry about having your footage technically rejected due to the format again.
    • Ready for real-word conditions with built-in armour protection, dual battery hot-swappable continuous power system to ensure you always have power and a raft of included accessories including a new fast charger and snap-fast sun hood.
    • Our patented hot-swappable dual battery system for continuous power is backed up with the included power accessories (2 x 4-cell batteries, D-Tap adaptor and blazingly fast battery charger)
    • An arsenal of creative weapons including focus and exposure tools, 3D Custom Looks, Waveforms (LUMA and RGB) and Vector Scopes ensure you set the shot up perfectly every time.
    • XLR audio via breakout cables for Shogun Flame or 3.5mm line level input with audio delay, level adjustment and dedicated audio meters with channel selection for Ninja Flame.
    • We support affordable, readily available SSDs from the world’s most trusted media brands.
    • Shogun Flame is $ 1,695 ex. TAX
    • Ninja Flame is $ 1,295 ex. TAX

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    In the same way that the original Atomos Shogun helped fast track the transition from HD to 4K filmmaking, Atomos are intent on delivering 4K HDR to everyone with the launch of the Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame.

    The Atomos Flame Series delivers the world’s most advanced 7” field monitor, accurately displaying 10 stops of the luminance detail of Log with 10 bit HDR Post Production color accuracy, for the first time in a field monitor. The AtomHDR engine not only resolves HDR brightness detail (dynamic range), with 10-bit color accuracy it also resolves 64 times more color information than traditional 8-bit panels. For Rec709 standard dynamic range scenes, the 1500nits brightness aids with outdoor shooting as does the upgraded continuous power management system that will keep you shooting longer in the field. Of course you also get the professional 4K/HD ProRes/DNxHR Recording, Playback and Editing that has made Atomos famous. Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame are available for sale in quantity week of March 28th, from the authorized Atomos reseller network.

    “HDR is simply amazing, it’s the next revolution for filmmaking, once again Atomos are first with the technical solution to make it quicker, easier and more affordable for filmmakers” said Atomos CEO and co-founder Jeromy Young, “Anyone that sees HDR, from content creators to consumers are immediately sold, - more life like shots and real world detail. Our job is to open up HDR to all filmmakers by removing the technical and affordability hurdles that might slow its progress.”

    The Flame series of monitor-recorders are equipped with the AtomHDR engine, utilising the power of the 1500nit panel in tandem with Atomos’ patent pending image processing to resolve the brightness detail of Log camera signals with the color accuracy of 10 bit HDR images mastered in post production. This means that the usual complications of exposing Log signals on a washed out image are eliminated – with AtomHDR you simply frame, expose, focus and shoot. All major camera makers log formats are supported - Sony, Canon, Panansonic, Arri, Red and JVC.

    The monitor itself is a calibrated 7” 1920x1200 325ppi IPS with upgraded 10-bit color accuracy, resolving 1.07 billion colors compared to the 16.7 million colors of traditional 8-bit panels. This all but eliminates the color branding seen on traditional panels and in tandem with AtomHDR lets you see images as you would with your own eyes.

    For existing SDR, Rec709 delivery or scenes that do not have the wide brightness variation required for HDR shooting, switch to traditional video mode (Rec709) and activate a Brightness slider that lets you take advantage of the impressive “Daylight Viewable” 1500nits of brightness emanating from the Flame units. This adds huge versatility for the Flame series – if you have scenes that call for HDR, activate the AtomHDR mode. If you don’t, switch to High Bright mode for outdoor monitoring hood free.

    Shogun and Ninja Flame have a rugged built in armour ensuring it is battle-ready for the field and also now inherits the Atomos patented continuous power system pioneered on our HD range. The hot-swappable dual battery system automatically swaps to the second battery when power is low, allowing hot swapping to new fresh batteries. This coupled with our new improved battery charger which is 3 times faster means that power is always taken care of.

    The addition of AtomHDR, the 1500nit brightness, 10-bit colour accuracy and Continuous power genuinely positions the Flame Series as the best 7” Field Monitors in the world, but as we know with Atomos they are much more than monitors alone, featuring advanced recording, playback and editing capability as well. Both units record 4K/HD direct from the sensor to 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHR/DNxHD onto affordable yet reliable SSD’s from the world’s leading media brands. They also feature on the fly 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown removal and advanced recording features such as Timelapse & Pre-roll. Playback with controls is possible on screen or out to larger monitors and you can even use the built-in focus, framing and exposure tools to judge the shot and then start tagging to make decision making in Post faster and easier.

    The Ninja Flame is a HDMI only model with all of the above features and ships with a host of accessories including a HRPC hard case, a snap-fast HDR sunhood, fast battery charger, control cable, 2 x NP-F750 4 cell batteries, USB 3 Docking Station, D-Tap Cable, 5 x Master Caddy Cases and a 12 V 3A AC-DC Power Adapter. MSRP is US $1295

    The Shogun Flame is a HDMI & SDI model with bi-directional SDI/HDMI conversion, Raw to ProRes/DNxHR recording for select Sony and Canon cameras, balanced XLR audio input/output and LTC/Genlock connectivity. It features the same above accessories as well as the XLR breakout cable for an MSRP of $1695.

  • So you can select your specific camera and luminance range is scaled appropriately for Rec709 or LUTs when shooting in log. It sounds like this will make it very easy to expose properly when shooting in V-log.

  • Well, yes, just filter out marketing.

    AtomHDR monitors deliver the detail in highlights and shadows usually clipped on traditional monitors.

    Like this one.

  • I hope we are not going to be flooded with HDR video like those AWFUL hdr imagery!

  • I hope we are not going to be flooded with HDR video like those AWFUL hdr imagery!

    They still have big issues with 4K content.

    So, most probably HDR will be restricted to around 10 demos and 4-5 films this year.

    Also monitor HDR has nothing to do with HDR you are telling about.

    Monitor HDR idea is to try to have 10-12bit panel with good contrast and high brightness. So, with most usual content it restrict brightness. And with few high DR scenes it can use all range, pumping up to 1500nits in your eyes.

    For now real HDR is possible for OLED, with LCD they try to use dynamic backlight control so in dark scenes you won't see horrible blacks caused by big brightness.

  • I'm confused – does it just monitor in HDR, or does it actually convert those manufacturers' LOG into HDR and record that HDR image?

  • It just monitors in HDR, 10 bit log is enough to record.

  • The problem is: there is no standard yet…

  • The problem is: there is no standard yet…

    What kind of standard you need?

  • If I had to place a bet, I'd wager Dolby Vision will win out. Looks like LG and Vizio are on board. http://www.dolby.com/us/en/brands/dolby-vision.html It looks like HDR10 is the other standard being pushed and is actually more widely adopted at this point. http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1453200912

  • @Tron

    It is no more than set of patents and brand name.

    Except for this you do not need anything except some few simple statements.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev I'm not entirely familiar with the mastering workflow here. If Atomos can provide a generic HDR LUT wouldn't it make sense for them to also eventually provide a Dolby Vision and/or HDR10 LUT if the DP is shooting to deliver in one of those formats?

  • @Tron

    All the trick here can be compression and working with low contrast LCD screens using dynamic backlight.

    If you just talking about 10bit HEVC you do not need any Dolby Vision. Most present TV sets are even able to play it themselves.

    Idea of industry is to sell you marketing names, not actual thing.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev OK, so then these HDR display formats aren't going to be like Dolby 5.1/7.1 sound and require mastering with their "patented" encoding? We're just talking about a display's native ability to boost brightness, etc for a given 10 bit stream?

    If true that would be a relief because I got enough problems to deal with in post already :)

  • OK, so then these HDR display formats aren't going to be like Dolby 5.1/7.1 sound and require mastering with their "patented" encoding?

    I have no idea, I mean Dolby Vision. You need to read their terms.

    For now all this HDR will be used in few big budget films, and will work unpredictably on TV sets.

    As I said - their idea is to have some control of dynamic backlight, but it depends on panel and TV brand.

    With OLED you do not need it, but with OLED very high brightness is not good idea.

    I am sure that wide gamuts and HDR will become central point in coming years. As resolution is limited by vision. And you can make people eat marketing by pushing colors and adding very bright lights to CGI blockbusters.

  • if you go further and compare it against the popular Atomos Samurai Blade, you can see just how much brighter the Shogun Flame is. The Samurai Blade I tested was 174lx (173.81nit). The Flame was 8.5x that figure.

    Blade is very low brightness monitor.

    The screen is super bright and it certainly lives up to all the hype. I measured the screen brightness using a Sekonic C-700 and it recorded 1500lx which translates to 1498.37nit, which is almost dead on the 1500nit of brightness Atomos claim.

    http://www.newsshooter.com/2016/04/08/first-impressions-of-the-atomos-shogun-flame-as-a-field-monitor/

  • I saw this a few weeks ago. Stefan does a great job showing it off.

  • Atomos has done a fantastic job in updating their very popular 4K field monitor/recorder line.

    Previous problems mostly revolved around build and power, and these have been addressed as well as adding a great body of new features like 10-bit processing, AtomHDR and 1500-nit daylight viewing.

    https://www.cinema5d.com/atomos-shogun-flame-review-an-in-the-field-operators-view/