Atomos Shogun

Sony’s new A7s is a 4K-capable camera; however, it must send 4K video to an external recorder in order to actually record 4K video. Otherwise, it captures 50MB/s XAVC S video to onboard memory cards. [click to continue…]


Atomos Ninja Star

The Atomos Ninja Star is a $295 HDMI recorder that measures 3″ wide, weighs 3.5 ounces and records 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and Avid DNxHD to CFast cards. [click to continue…]


Canon Vixia Mini X-4

Canon has been trying its hand at some cameras and features lately that are a bit out of left field. The PowerShot N and G1 X cameras come to mind. In the same vein of “different” comes the Canon Vixia Mini X, which debuted at CES 2014 last month. Just looking at the camera, you are left scratching your head about who its intended users are and how it should/could be used. [click to continue…]

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Atomos Ninja Hands-On

by on April 17, 2011

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I checked out a lot of cool new stuff at NAB 2011; however, one of the coolest pieces of tech that I got up close with was the new Atomos Ninja HDMI-based recorder.  In short, the Atomos Ninja captures the uncompressed stream from your camera’s HDMI output.  The stream is captured as Apple ProRes HQ in a much higher quality than what goes through your camera’s compression onto the CF or SD card. [click to continue…]

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