NAB 2019: Atomos Unveils Its Latest Monitor, Recorder And Switcher

Atomos Unveils Its Latest Monitor, Recorder And Switcher

One of the most popular booths at NAB 2019, which runs through the end of today, has been the Atomos booth, in part because of the new product announcement the company made earlier in the week: They introduced the new Atomos Shogun 7, a 7-inch monitor, recorder and switcher that’s been designed to be a 1,500nit HDR touchscreen with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It’s a monitor that also supports ProRes RAW recording and real-time Dolby Vision output. According to Atomos, the 1920 x 1200 panel can also provide you with 15+ stops of dynamic range.

Atomos Unveils Its Latest Monitor, Recorder And Switcher
The Atomos Shogun 7 has a touchscreen and lots of connectivity options.

To achieve this, Atomos says it combined a new 360-zone backlight with new screen technology, which is “controlled by the Dynamic AtomHDR engine to show millions of shades of brightness and color.” In essence, you’ll be able to see details in bright highlights and in low-light areas of your footage, particularly when viewing the monitor in dim settings.

Additionally, Atomos says they’ve teamed up with Dolby to create Dolby Vision HDR “live,” which they say is “the ultimate tool to see HDR live on-set and carry your creative intent from the camera through into HDR post-production…. It brings real-time automatic frame-by-frame analysis of the Log or RAW video and processes it for optimal HDR viewing on a Dolby Vision-capable TV or monitor over HDMI.”

The new Shogun 7 can records in a variety of resolutions, frame rates and formats, including 5.7kp30, 4kp120 or 2kp240 slow motion from compatible cameras, in RAW/Log or HLG/PQ over SDI/HDMI. The company says the footage is stored directly to reliable AtomX SSDmini or approved off-the-shelf SATA SSD drives. And there are recording options for Apple ProRes RAW and ProRes, Avid DNx and Adobe CinemaDNG RAW codecs.

Atomos Unveils Its Latest Monitor, Recorder And Switcher
The Atomos Shogun 7 (back view).

Additionally, the Shogun 7 has four SDI inputs plus an HDMI 2.0 input on the side, with both 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs. The company claims it can also record ProRes RAW in up to 5.7kp30, 4kp120 DCI/UHD and 2kp240 DCI/HD, depending on the camera’s capabilities. 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHR recording is available up to 4Kp60 or 2Kp240.

Atomos says that Shogun 7 “eliminates the need for a separate audio recorder. Add 48V stereo mics via an optional balanced XLR breakout cable. Select Mic or Line input levels, plus record up to 12 channels of 24/96 digital audio from HDMI or SDI. You can monitor the selected stereo track via the 3.5mm headphone jack. There are dedicated audio meters, gain controls and adjustments for frame delay.”

The Shogun 7 will be available this June 2019 for $1,499.

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