As promised earlier, Atomos has just announced that it is expanding the Ninja family with two exciting new Ninja products and a major update for the Ninja V.
The brand new Ninja V+ is built for Apple ProRes RAW 8K productions, whereas the Ninja Stream aims to be the perfect fit for high-quality social distancing production environment with its 4Kp60 HDR recording capabilities. The original Ninja V, on the other hand, receives the ability to record video using H.265 (HEVC) codec.
It seems that Atomos continues to expand Apple ProRes RAW support on all partner cameras over HDMI and SDI by bringing regular Ninja V updates for cameras and additional functionality via AtomX modules.
The popular Ninja V is the workhorse and creative tool of choice for the wider film and pro-video industries and will now benefit from the addition of H.265 workflows, with up to 4Kp60 10-bit 4:2:2 full ‘i’ frame with options for 8-bit at various data rates. Atomos will be adding these features through a simple one-click $99 upgrade in May 2021.
The new Ninja V+ and Ninja V+ Pro Kit will deliver high-quality accurate monitoring and extended recording capabilities for your camera of choice with the ability to record 8Kp30 and 4Kp120 video in Apple ProRes RAW.
Included in the codec arsenal is the ability to record video inputs using the 10-bit H.265 (HEVC) for high-quality compressed recordings with small file sizes.
Ninja V+ sports a new stealth grey bezel and expands the processing power to deliver for 8K and high-frame-rate RAW recording. The extra horsepower under the hood allows the platform to add other ‘plus’ features when combined with future Atomos products and upcoming AtomX modules.
The efficiency of ProRes RAW opens the possibility for creativity with the increase in resolution or frame rate while maintaining a workflow that can seamlessly slide on to the timeline of your existing ProRes RAW projects.
To support SDI users, Atomos are also introducing the Ninja V+ Pro Kit which comes packed with additional accessories and enables 4Kp120 ProRes RAW recording mode from the SDI RAW output of the Sony’s FX9 and FX6.
Customers of both Atomos and Sony will now be able to experience the benefits of working with images at a high frame rate and resolutions, whilst recording in pristine ProRes RAW directly from the Ninja V+ Pro Kit monitor-recorder for maximum flexibility in the edit.
It’s worth mentioning that the FX9 requires the XDCA-FX9 Extension unit and both the FX6 and FX9 require the AtomX SDI module with RAW activation (or the Pro Kit).
Atomos Ninja Stream
Last but not least, Atomos has introduced the Atomos Ninja Stream, which has been designed specifically to overcome the challenges of today’s socially distanced productions by offering simultaneous recordings of both ProRes and H.264/5 proxy with shared file names and timecode, while sending video feeds to other Ninja’s, smart devices or web-based platforms simultaneously all from one tiny package.
The incredibly powerful Ninja Stream is a 5” 4Kp60 Connected HDR Monitor-Recorder with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB-C to usher in a new era of streaming on productions without a computer in sight. Video feeds are shared with others on set via Wi-Fi to devices and Ethernet 1Gbe at up to 300m and live stream content without the need for a computer all at the same time.
The company will reveal more details referring to the brand new Ninja Stream on May 6th, so stay tuned.
Atomos Ninja V+ 5″ 8K HDMI H.265 Raw Recording Monitor (B&H)
Atomos Ninja V+ 8K HDMI/SDI Monitor/Recorder Pro Kit (B&H)