NAB 2015: The difference a year makes

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Something is different about NAB this year and it's probably a good thing as an industry once wedded to launching new products instead discovers the joy of upgrades, modularity, durability and extending the product life cycle. Buy a new camera today and the chances are it will last a lot longer than one even from just a few years ago.

Atomos adds action add-ons to Shogun 4K

Published in Production

Atomos has a new range of add-on accessories designed to make its 4K Shogun monitor recorder increasingly battle-hardened and robust in the field.

The Atomos Samurai Blade is a combined HD-SDI recorder and Electronic Viewfinder/Field Monitor. It combines two categories of product into a single device. We've tested it and here's our report

Atomos rack mounts its Shogun 4K

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Atomos keeps finding new niches for its products and the latest sees it port its Shogun expertise into what it bills as the world's first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7in 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck.

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 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.

While many of us are patiently waiting for the Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI recorder, Convergent Design reminds us that they already have an SDI 4K and other recorders on the market, now made better with a recent firmware update.

Atomos, the maker of the famous Ninja HDMI recorders, are offering their HDMI Stop/Start and Timecode extensions as an open standard for other manufacturers to use

There's still life in compressed video...

Published in Production

While it's tempting to think that with the Magic Lantern EOS raw hack out in the open that normal, compressed video will never be good enough again, that's taking far too strict a line on it. The fact is that the conventional video output from cameras like the EOS 5D MK III is very good indeed with the exception of certain well-known issues like moire and rolling shutter

Atomos Samurai Blade now shipping

Published in Technology & Computing

Famous for its low-cost touchscreen field recorders, Atomos has just announced that their new Samurai Blade is now shipping

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