Sony’s A7R II Works with Atomos Shogun for 4K ProRes Video Capture

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While Canon is busy locking down its video product line with no 4K options in its DSLRs and spotty support for clean HDMI-output, Sony is throwing the kitchen sink into its cameras with each release cycle.

The latest evidence of Sony’s bold digital imaging market moves is in the new A7R II, which sports a 42.4MP full frame image sensor with internal 4K video capture using the Sony XAVC-S codec at 100Mbps. While this is solid performance for a camera as small as the A7R II, Sony leaves room for users to go a little more professional by enabling uncompressed HDMI output of the sensor’s 4K signal. [Read more…]

Atomos Shogun OS 6.2 Update Adds Several New Features

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Atomos has updated its Shogun HDMI and HD-SDI 4K recorder with several new features as part of a free upgrade to AtomOS 6.2.

The new features include:

  • 3D LUTs
  • Avid DNxHR and DNxHD for 4K and HD capture, respectively
  • 4K to HD downscale
  • Playback preview w/ 2:1 zoom
  • Revamped audio meters

The new update is available now and can be downloaded for free on the Atomos website.

Atomos Samurai Blade Drops to $995

Atomos Samurai Blade

Atomos has dropped the price on the Samurai Blade down to $995. That’s a $300 price drop from the old $1295 price point.

The Samurai Blade is a 5″ SDI monitor and recorder. It features a 720p IPS display with capacitive touch screen controls. It offers ProRes and DNxHD encoding and playback; and also features waveform, false color and focus peaking.

An included docking station for 2.5″ HDDs and SSDs connects to your computer via USB 3.0 or 2.0 ports. Check it out here at B&H Photo.