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.
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 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
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
Power to the people: Atomos bills its latest accessory as meaning that cameramen will never be left without power in the field, powering multiple devices and giving endless hot swapping of commodity camera batteries.