Atomos, the creator of the Ninja and Samurai ﬁeld recorders, has shown the brand new Ninja 2, which features HDMI input and output, as well as support for the latest version (3.0) of the unique AtomOS operating system.
“We ﬁrst showcased Ninja at NAB 2011 and just a year later were back with a brand new, bigger and better version. Ninja 2 marks an important milestone for Atomos in both product and company development; the change in hardware design and the new AtomOS 3.0 software means that Ninja 2 users can beneﬁt from the same functionality updates as our Samurai customers.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos.
The Ninja 2 now boasts HDMI output as well as HDMI input, which means it can be used to record directly from the amazing new Nikon DSLR sensor (D4/D800) and the retina-display Apple iPad, really taking advantage of their stunning HD output. The Ninja 2 touchscreen has also been upgraded, now incorporating an 800480 pixel display, with a viewing angle of 170 degrees, both horizontally and vertically, with much improved visibility in direct sunlight.
One of the key new features of AtomOS 3.0 is SmartLog -‐ the ability to mark in and out points and tag clips using XML metadata so that you can eﬀectively make a pre-‐edit on your Ninja or Samurai before you even get
to the edit suite. Another new 3.0 feature is SmartControl, designed speciﬁcally for use in James Camerons Deep Sea Challenge. It allows start/stop/pause to be triggered on any number of Samurais interconnected via their LANC port.
AtomOS 3.0 also incorporates precision monitoring aides such as Focus Peaking, Zebra, False Color and Blue-‐Only. “Now theres no need for an external monitor”, added Young. “Were responding to customer feedback by giving even more functionality, but at no extra cost”.