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Atomos 4K Shogun now shipping

Published in Production

Enter the Shogun: Announced to great fanfare at NAB earlier this year and shown in production ready form at IBC, the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder has now completed its first production run and is shipping.

My Video Business

Published in Business

This is the first of our series looking at people who run a video production business focusing on their strategy and their technology. Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions specialises in very high quality video which is increasingly obtainable on lower-cost equipment - although he's not afraid to use high-end kit where necessary.

Canon EOS 5D mk III + new firmware + Atomos Ninja 2

Published in Production

When the first external recorders for DSLRs came out in 2011, there was a drawback: they didn't work with DSLRs! Now, slowly, that is changing, but the 5D mk III is the big one and now, with its newly released firmware, a clean HDMI output is available to record externally

Why is a big company like Panasonic licensing ProRes not from Apple but from Atomos?

FPGAs are modern miracles of technology. They're silicon chips whose hardware configuration can be set up and changed with software. They provide the flexibility of software with the speed of hardware, and are what allow small companies to build products with big capabilities. FPGA expert Tony Cole reports

Why can't HDMI recorders handle 60p?

Published in Technology & Computing

60p recording seems like a strange omission from HDMI recorders. But there's a reason, explained here

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 2 of 3

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes looks at the Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder in this second part of his Nikon D800 + Ninja 2 review.

Beware of Vimeo 4K camera comparisons!

Published in Technology & Computing

Here's a comparison between Sony's A7S and Panasonic's GH4, both recording in 4K. It comes with several health warnings

Firmware upgrade adds Avid DNxHD to Atomos Ninja 2

Published in Production

Atomos has finally released their Avid DNxHD upgrade for Ninja-2 field recorders. First hinted at over a year ago, the new firmware upgrade will allow direct capture from HDMI sources into the Avid format, which is usually lossless at higher bitrates

Sony's tiny 4K HandyCam supports a full 4K HDMI output that should be compatible with the upcoming Atomos Shogun 4K recorder - months before the A7S

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