23 Mar 2020

Atomos Ninja V has been given some great new abilities

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Atomos Ninja V has been given some great new abilities Atomos

The latest update includes new frame guides, false colour tools, and an anamorphic de-squeeze.

The new features in the update will be useful for anyone creating social media videos or who needs footage to be broadcast legal right from the initial recording.

The list of new features includes:-

Social media frame guides. Whilst it is difficult for some still to accept vertical or square video, it's a fact of life now, especially for lifestyle Bloggers. So the new update includes specific framings for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. This means a pretty wild range of guides such as 1:1 and 1.91:1.1. Portrait framing for Instagram is catered for in the 4:5 ratio, and there's a 9:16 guide for Instagram stories, Snapchat, and YouTube.

A new 9 Grid overlay is available for those who need help with the rule of thirds.

Full-Legal input

Legalised HDMI input is one the stand out feature of the new update for me. This applies a full-to-legal signal range conversion directly on input. This will be extremely useful when you are recording from, say, a computer or a games console and you need it broadcast ready.

An IRE scale has been added to the False Colour mode so that exposing skin tones is made easier.

The new anamorphic de-squeeze ability can cater for 1.25x and 1.85x glass, whilst an optional rolling file naming feature allows recordings to keep to the existing file name numbering even after the drive has been reformatted.

The AtomOS 10.3 update can be downloaded for free from Atomos' website.


Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham is the Editor of RedShark News, a professional cameraman and video producer of 20 odd years. With a background in indy feature making, he has been writing camera reviews and tech articles for as long as he can remember. When he isn't producing bread and butter corporate videos he can be found hucking the gnar on rivers whitewater kayaking and adventure sports filming.

Website: www.5ep.co.uk

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