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Atomos Shogun 4K recorder
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  • Setup guides

  • I wonder if Panasonic will ever implement RAW capture with the Shogun if it is possible. Seems like the Shogun makes no difference.

  • any examples of the audio quality captured through the xlr?

  • GH4 still very much alive and well a year later. VS A7S and various other Sony Cams. Is it me or is the A7S very soft at 4K? a lot of detail loss in the buildings in the distance.

    Looks like the GH4 is pulling more detail out of the shadows as well.

  • We want our product to be the best it can be and that means evolving over time. It became clear after real world use in extreme environments that our users would be better served with larger battery. Because customer service is at the core of our business we decided to give our users larger batteries immediately

  • I tried out the Shogun with my GH4, and I just don't think it's necessary. I noticed a TINY bit of difference in sky separation and gradation, but that's it. Internal is so good on the GH4 in my opinion.

  • How about grain structure retention, or data in dark areas (where the codec simplyfies and destroy visually lossless)?

  • Can anyone tell me what is the type of DC plug ? I need to make some custom cables for DC converter ...

  • Very nice they added DNxHR, now if only they had locks on those HDMI connections.

    Edit: Actually even better is the onboard LUT support and the option to add a matte screen to it. Finally! Absolutely hated the glossy screen.

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  • AtomOS6.2 features in detail;

    3D LUTs: LUTs (Look up tables) are widely used by professional cinematographers to capture a flatter image, leaving more scope for manipulation in post production. The LUT feature on Shogun is one of the best implementations of the feature on the market. Users can upload any LUT in the ".cube" format, either common LUTs such as SLog2, Slog3, CLog etc or their own user defined LUT, by simply loading it on the SSD and uploading up to 8 files in flash memory on the Shogun. Using the new monitor icon (added in the new AtomOS6.2), users can toggle between 8 LUTs for different effects, director's can look for the LUT icon on screen to see if the visual they are seeing on the monitor has a LUT applied and unlike other monitors & monitor/recorders on the market the Shogun allows you to apply LUTs regardless of the Codec being used.

    Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD: In an exclusive world first Atomos announce the implementation of Avid DNxHR 4K recording and DNxHD recording for HD. Just like our ProRes recording, the DNxHR/DNxHD is all recorded at 422 10-bit quality over HDMI or HD-SDI. The licence fee for using these Avid codecs is covered for free by Atomos with users simply needing to register their device at This announcement now positions the Atomos Shogun as the only monitor/recorder with a solution for Apple, Avid and Adobe workflows.

    4K to HD downscale: After listening to the voice of the user, Atomos have implemented a 4K UHD to HD downscale (in the same frame rate) on the HDMI loop out, SDI loop out and Playback. This means you can still work with your existing HD infrastructure (e.g. HD monitor, HD wireless transmitter, HD EVF etc) but record internally on the Shogun in 4K.

    Playback preview: To make managing files on the Shogun easier for playback, a preview screen has been added behind the file name so that directors and DOP's can collaborate quickly, getting straight to the scene and take they want to review, if necessary zoom in 2:1 and check focus or exposure using the monitor tools, make a decision and move on.

    Revamped Audio meters: One of the key features on Shogun, not seen in any product in its category is XLR balanced analog audio monitoring and recording complete with 48V phantom power for microphones. To make managing this on set easier we have added larger audio meters for easier visibility of ballistic levels.

  • Got to use the Shogun for a few days recently and it works really well with the A7s, crisp, clean 4K ProRes files. Just forgot how much data ProRes eats up compared to the internal 4K of the GH4

  • Video using their new firmware...!

  • Lovely stuff from Mr Fuchs

  • Seems to me that $2k buys you a suburb monitor and a lot more work when used with a GH4. For an A7s, you have little choice other than Convergent Design 7Q+ for 4k Video.

    Side note: Why does ProRes record 1888x1062 instead of 1920x1080?