Atomos’ 4Kp60 HDR Shogun Inferno ships this month and the company has added some new features to the already impressively capable unit. There's a new G-Technology partnership to talk about as well.
The spec of the Shogun Inferno has already been enough to grab attention — QuadLink SDI & HDMI 2.0 for 4Kp60 / HDp240 recording, HDR Log and Raw recording, a 7in 1500nit high bright monitor for hood free outdoor monitoring etc — so the new features are a sweetener to an already good-looking deal.
Implemented as part of a hardware upgrade due before the end of the year, here’s Atomos’ list:
Arri raw; the 16:9 and 4:3 raw formats can be recorded in the native .ari format to your SSD of choice using our Master Caddy system as an affordable media alternative to the SxS modules.
Panasonic raw; Varicam users, already benefiting from the internal Atomos ProRes recording module, can now record raw externally as a CDNG file to the Shogun Inferno.
PQ & HLG playback; Inferno will now support both HDR luminance standards, PQ (ST2084) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) expanding compatibility with HDR flat screens.
PQ & HLG input; In addition to playback, Inferno also supports PQ and HLG input for mobile HDR grading from NLE’s or from cameras such as Grass Valley, Red, Arri (PQ) and Ikegami (HLG) with output for HDR monitoring in studio and live environments.
Scheduled playout; In addition to instant playback and playlist generation for reviewing set clips or marked favorites, Inferno can schedule playout for live events, instore demonstration etc.
HDR NLE metadata support; AtomHDR makes setting correct exposure easy on set, now by storing those settings as metadata, colour grading is made easier by helping reproduce the same result in post.
Elsewhere, it is also promising to ship the AtomFlex 4Kp60 cables announced first at NAB this month too. And then there’s the intriguing partnership wth G-Technology to consider. Essentially this means that SSD drives can remain loaded in the Atomos Master Caddy after the shoot, and slot directly into a special edition G-Technology ev Series Reader to be used across the range of G-Technology ev Series desktop editing systems and RAID systems.
Pricing and shipping info
Shogun Inferno ships end September with the following MSRP:
US $1995 ex tax
Eu €1995 ex VAT
The Atomos Master Caddy by G-Technology is available in September with the following configurations:
SSD-based version – 256GB US$149.95, 512GB US$249.95, 1TB US$349.95
HDD-based version – 1TB US$99.95
The ev Series Reader Atomos Master Caddy Edition is available in September with an MSRP of $99.95.
Atomos 4K 60p cables will ship end September with the following MSRP:
ATOM4K60C1 HDMI Full to Micro 30cm coiled, 60cm extended US $99 ex tax Eu €95 ex VAT
ATOM4K60C2 HDMI Full to Micro 40cm coiled, 80cm extended US $149 ex tax Eu €149 ex VAT
ATOM4K60C3 HDMI Full to Mini 30cm coiled, 60cm extended US $99 ex tax Eu €95 ex VAT
ATOM4K60C4 HDMI Full to Mini 40cm coiled, 80cm extended US $149 ex tax Eu €149 ex VAT
ATOM4K60C5 HDMI Full to Full 30cm coiled, 60cm extended US $99 ex tax Eu €95 ex VAT
ATOM4K60C6 HDMI Full to Full 40cm coiled, 80cm extended US $149 ex tax Eu €149 ex VAT