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    Melbourne, Australia – 17th April 2016: Atomos invented the all-in-one monitor recorder category and now redefine it with the Shogun Inferno. It is the combination of the most advanced monitor technologies – 1500nit/10bit/HDR, the latest recording capability – 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI, along with playback & editing functionality that encourages on set collaboration. Shogun Inferno makes mastering a high resolution, high frame rate, high dynamic range workflow available to all filmmakers.

    Shogun Inferno sits as the flagship model in the new 8-strong Atomos HDR line-up which has expanded to include HDR as a free update to the Blade HD series, Ninja Assassin, Shogun and Shogun Studio along with the recently announced Flame series.

    Shogun Inferno has all of the premium monitoring features previously announced on the Shogun Flame i.e. 10 stops of dynamic range with AtomHDR, 1500nit brightness for outdoor monitoring & 10-bit processing for smooth color transitions.

    • AtomHDR; AtomHDR lets you shoot with the high brightness range of your camera’s Log profile and previewthe final, vibrant post production HDR result.
    • 4K 60p; Record and play out pristine ProRes/ DNxHR in 4K resolution and 24/25/30/50/60p frame rates.
    • HD 240p; Apart from 4K recording, high frame rate HD from 50p to 240p can be recorded from cameras thatoutput these high frame rates.
    • Quad SDI; The Quad SDI inputs let you connect from cameras with 1.5/3/6/12G SDI outputs without the needfor converters.
    • Raw recording; Capture the RAW output from Sony FS7/ FS700 and Canon C300MKII/C500 over SDI,recording to either ProRes, DNxHR or CDNG.
    • 10-bit monitor; 10-bit monitor processing increases the number of colors from 16.7 million for standard 8-bitpanels to 1.07 billion, minimizing color banding on screen.
    • 7” 1500nit brightness; For Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) shooting ramp the brightness slider up to 1500 nitfor hood-free outdoor monitoring.
    • Apple ProRes & AVID DNxHR recording; Record to visually lossless Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHD in Rec709or Log formats as an edit friendly, visually lossless industry benchmark independent of the camera brand used.
    • PQ in/out; Take PQ out into larger HDR compatible screens or feed HDR from your NLE into the PQ input forHDR grading using the Inferno.
    • Custom looks; Apply a custom look to footage by uploading and applying “.cube” 3D LUT’s. View in full/halfmode on screen, output it to a monitor or record into the footage.
    • Continuous power; Our patent pending Continuous power system automatically swaps to the second batterywhen power is low for uninterrupted recording in the field.
    • Playlist generation; Create playlists easily, either entire clips or tagged parts of clips, for playback on the unit orout to a larger screen.
    • High quality 4K 60p and HD 240p ProRes and DNxHR recording, from either a video or Raw signal – perfect for sports broadcasters and slow motion recordings.

    The Shogun Inferno ships with host of accessories including a HPRC 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, Break-out XLR cable and a 12 V 3A AC-DC Power Adapter. MSRP is US $1995 with availability in Q3 2016.

    The Shogun Inferno is shipping Q3 2016 for a MSRP of US: $ 1,995 ex. TAX EU: € 1,995 ex. VAT GBP: £ 1665 ex. VAT AUD: $ 3099 Inc. GST JPY: Yen 278,000 inc VAT

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  • Impressive. This meets or exceeds the Odyssey 7Q+ in a number of areas. Finally, a full HD screen. And it does 4k/60p from HDMI.

  • I notice the Shogun Inferno claims to support 240 fps in HD. But other than the Sony FS series (FS700, FS5, and FS7) which can output 240 fps as a RAW signal (in 1080p or 2K modes), are there any other cameras that can output these higher frame rates?

    Are there cameras that can output 240 or even 120 fps as an uncompressed signal over HDMI or SDI?

    Even cameras like the Sony a7S II which can record 1080p120 internally can't output that signal over HDMI.

  • @davedv , I take it you need hdmi 2.0 protocol for the bandwidth for these high frame rate modes, we will probably see hdmi 2.0 on the new cameras in the second half of this year Is my prediction

  • Yeah, I think HDMI 2.0 is probably needed for 240 fps, although 120 fps may be possible with HDMI 1.4b.

    But some cameras have HDMI 2.0 ports already (cameras that support 4k at 60fps need HDMI 2.0 to be able to output that resolution and frame rate). For example, both the Sony FS7 and Panasonic DVX200 have HDMI 2.0 ports. And while both of these cameras can record at 1080p120 internally, I'm not sure that either camera can output 120 fps over HDMI.

  • I looked at the specs on the Atomos site as the Inferno is a pretty interesting product. I was waiting to see if the regular shogun would get RAW high frame rate as an update as the Odessey 7q's sub HD screen, and additional $1k for raw. Now while the inferno looks great, the 7Q can beat it with 4k 120fps burst and record 2k raw up to 240fps because of its ability to raid drives. The 7Q's HDMI is 1.4a only and I don't know how the 1500nit high bright screen on the Inferno will compare to the OLED on the 7Q so one can only wait till we can actually see some side by side comparisons or try one out.

    From the Atomos site,

    Supported Codecs & frame rates (record & playback)


    Raw to CDNG (Record only)*

    Codecs Cinema DNG for supported cameras (Sony FS5/FS7/ FS700, Canon C300MKII, C500, Panasonic Varicam RAW*)

    • Frame rates 4K DCI / 4K UHD; 24/25/30p
    • 2K / 1080p; 24/SF24/25/SF25/30/SF30/50/60/100/120p
    • Raw to ProRes / DNxHR

    • Codecs Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT
    • Frame rates 4K DCI / 4K UHD; 24/25/30/50/60p
    • 2K*** / 1080p; 24/SF24/25/SF25/30/
    • SF30/50/60/100/120/200/240p
    • Video to ProRes / DNxHR

    • Codecs Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT

    • Frame rates 4K DCI / 4K UHD; 24/25/30/50/60p

    • 2K*** / 1080p; 24/SF24/25/SF25/30/
    • SF30/50/60/100/120/200/240p
    • 1080i; 50/60i
    • 720p; 50/60p
  • @froboy88: Regarding those "4k 120fps bursts" - using which interface can you bring them into the Odyssey 7q+?

    Btw., can anyone share experiences regarding "announcement to actual availability" time frames for Atomos' products?

  • The Odyssey 7Q can record 4K 120fps RAW bursts from the Sony FS700 and FS5 using a 3G SDI input. The reason this works is because the cameras have an internal memory buffer for the frames (which is also why it is a time-limited burst). Once the memory buffer is full, the camera plays out the frames at a slower frame rate (24 to 60 fps).

    It's possible that this may end up working on the Shogun Inferno at some point as well, although historically the Odyssey has had the best support for the Sony FS cameras.

    In terms availability expectations:

    1) The original Shogun was announced in April 2014 at NAB with an expected ship date of October: If I remember correctly, it didn't actually start shipping until the very end of December 2014

    2) The Atomos Power Station was announced in September 2014 at IBC and started shipping in May 2015.

    3) The Atomos Ninja Star was announced in April 2014 and started shipping in July 2014.

    So they have had some delays in the past, although not quite to the same extent as Blackmagic. With the Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame, for example, they were announced in mid-March and available a couple of weeks after that.

  • @davedv: Thanks for these useful hints! So maybe the GH5 and the Inferno will come just at the right time to be used together ;-)

  • Shipping PR

    Melbourne, Australia – 12th October 2016: The award winning Shogun Inferno – the world’s most advanced monitor recorder – is now shipping, ushering in the exciting new era of 4K 60p HDR filmmaking.

    Since its inception, Atomos have been famous for redefining what monitors and recorders can do for all types of cameras and all types of filmmakers. The Atomos difference is that we develop cutting edge technology to propel the industry forward but deliver it at a price point and with a user interface that opens the technology up to the entire filmmaking community. Shogun Inferno gives the Atomos treatment to 4K 60p Log/Raw cameras, delivering high frame rate / high resolution recording & high dynamic range / high bright monitoring for under $2,000 USD MSRP.

    “We are selling tomorrow’s 4K 60p HDR technology, today – future-proofing productions at price points that every filmmaker can afford”, said Jeromy Young, CEO and Co-founder of Atomos, “We can’t wait to see the wave of creativity that results from the arsenal of technology we’ve assembled in the Inferno”.

  • New firmware

    • Quad-Link and Dual-Link cameras are now supported with ProRes / DNx.
    • Sony FS Raw to ProRes 4Kp100/120 burst recording mode added for Sony FS5/FS700.
    • Secure Erase option for selected media to maximize SSD performance.
    • This release contains all the features from AtomOS 8.21 for Shogun Inferno.

    The following cameras are supported with Quad-Link (Squared & 2SI):

    • AJA CION
    • Canon C700
    • Panasonic Varicam 35
    • RED DCSM1 with REDCast Module - Epic & Scarlet Dragon (Mysterium X not supported)
    • Sony PMW-F55
    • Sony PMW-F5 + CBKZ-55FX 4K expand option
    • Sony F65RS + CA-4000 + SKC-4065 + BPU-4000 (for studio camera configuration)
    • Sony HDC-4800 (4K studio camera and CCU)
    • Sony HDC-4300(4K studio camera and CCU)
    • Toshiba IK-4K

    The following cameras are supported with Dual-Link:

    • Canon C500 2Kp60
    • Panasonic Varicam LT - 10bit Dual Link RAW

    Secure Erase is supported on selected media for:

    • Sandisk Extreme Pro
    • Atomos branded Gtech media.
    • Atomos branded Angelbird media.

  • Hi guy, how would you judge the loudness of the fans? Mine starts off pretty quiet but the raises the fan noise to very loud level after around 8 min of recording. That makes the atomos unusable for quiet scenes, even a few meters away good mics will catch that fan noise. Do you have the same issue?

  • Melbourne, Australia – 9 April 2018 – ProRes RAW is available today for Atomos recorders, delivering a powerful new RAW workflow when combined with Final Cut Pro 10.4.1. Simply install the free AtomOS 9 upgrade on the Atomos Shogun Inferno or Sumo19 monitor/recorders, connect to one of the nine supported cinema cameras, and begin recording in ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ.

    Users can immediately enjoy the benefits of the amazing new RAW end-to-end workflow that combines the incredible performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW. Atomos devices are the only monitor recorders to offer ProRes RAW, with pristine recording direct from the sensor output of Panasonic, Sony and Canon cinema cameras.

    The response to ProRes RAW from the creative community has been incredible:

    “The hills are alive with the sound of ProRes RAW, and Atomos has heard it….Apple has a new format, and it’s everybody’s darling. The malleable nature of RAW and the beauty and (and necessity of) ProRes are together at long last, and Atomos has you covered.”

    “This announcement is a big deal. ProRes has been an industry standard codec since its inception back in 2007, now 11 years later Apple is looking to position ProRes again as the go-to codec.”

    “Apple has unveiled a new video recording codec called ProRes RAW, a move that instantly makes the high-quality format more mainstream...Atomos' Shogun Inferno and Sumo 19 recorders, meanwhile, will be the first to offer RAW recording for cameras from Panasonic, Sony, Canon and others.”

    Come and see for yourself how Atomos is unlocking creativity at the NAB show, booth C9425 and at the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet on Tuesday 10th of April. There will be product demos, as well as the opportunity to get hands on with the gear and workflow with both companies.

  • New firmware -v9.11

    Panasonic EVA1 5.7k Raw

    • Frame rates supported: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    • Recording is supported for ProRes RAW only.

    Automatic HDR configuration in playback

    • When playing a movie recorded with AtomHDR monitoring enabled all HDR settings will be automatically restored to match the settings when recording was started.
    • Select the “Auto HDR” button to enable this feature.

    Bug Fixes

    • Missing meta data from some lenses caused recording failures.