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Symon Wyndham has been testing with a new compact HDMI recorder from Atomos, the Ninja Star, for the past week, and gives us his opinion.

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.

 Sony's new A7s is a well thought out 4K-capable camera. Sony briefed us, giving some more information

Some readers may remember a piece RedSharkNews published in 2013 detailing the camera rig I built up from parts collected from all over the world. In keeping with this theme, I recently purchased an Atomos Ninja Star portable ProRes recorder to give my three year-old Sony HD ‘hybrid’ a new lease of life.

There's still life in compressed video...

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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

Sony's Glasnost: Is Sony opening up to working with other companies and products?

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

 RedShark reader Krasnapolski saw Peter Haas' film Peter Pan Bakery, shot with a Digital Bolex D16, and sent us a link to a very similar production: Mario's Cafe by Roland Denning, a customer at the cafe. It was shot with a Sony Z7 HDV Camera. It's fascinating to compare the two!

The new Atomos Samurai Blade

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Atomos has announced the next generation of Samurai field recorder with new features added largely as a result of user feedback

Atomos 4K Shogun now shipping

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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.

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