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

Just in time for IBC, Atomos releases the Ninja Assassin. And at 10% lighter and 35% cheaper than the Shogun it draws an impressive line in the sand.

Firmware upgrade adds Avid DNxHD to Atomos Ninja 2

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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

Atomos is making its 4K monitor recorder, the Shogun, an increasingly attractive option for an increasingly wide audience by once again announcing support for upcoming cameras months before release. Camnera's such as Canon's C300 Mark II.

In the face of some fierce competition, Convergent Design has just sweetened the deal for its Odyssey 7Q+ field monitor/recorder, adding a 256GB SSD, an accessory bundle, a media price slash and more.

For those with a Sony A7s or Panasonic GH4, here's a bit of good news: the Atomos is officially accepting pre-orders for the Shogun, the world's first 4K HDMI recorder, and throwing a Spyder into the mix.

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 2 of 3

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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!

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

In the wake of the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder's first significant firmware update, RedShark News Technical Editor Phil Rhodes weighs in on the red-hot device.

Atomos is at it again, implementing a firmware update that adds new functionality to its popular Shogun 4K display/recorder.

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