Atomos Releases AtomX CAST Modular Companion and Ninja CAST Bundle for Video Production

Atomos AtomX CASTAtomos announced the AtomX CAST is now available. The AtomX CAST is a modular companion for the Atomos Ninja V monitor-recorder that uses the AtomX expansion port on the Ninja V to transform it into an advanced multi-input switcher. AtomX CAST is small and fits the needs of a small crew or one-man multicamera production company.

Users can now also benefit from the Ninja CAST bundle, a combination of the Ninja V and AtomX CAST, an all-in-one live switching and streaming solution. The bundle combines the Ninja V’s high-quality 5-inch touch screen monitor with four HDMI inputs and physical buttons. This allows users to connect cameras, computers, consoles, prerecorded content sources or any valid video source with a resolution of 1920×1080 and use the touch screen or the buttons to “switch” between sources and select which source should be on screen at any one time for broadcast.

Here’s a video explaining it:

Ninja CAST offers a stand-alone switcher, multiview monitor and broadcast-quality recorder that does not require a computer to function. Having an integrated monitor allows you to see the incoming signals and indicators for program and preview out without having to connect an additional monitor. Solo operators can use the Ninja CAST with compact mirrorless cameras for productions of any size. Production crews can expand the system with larger multiview displays or preview outputs for talent.

The AtomX CAST is available as a separate module for existing Ninja V users, priced at $399 USD. The Ninja CAST bundle, a combination of the Ninja V and AtomX CAST, will be available as an off-the-shelf solution for users without a Ninja V, priced at $949 USD. Existing Ninja V users can now download AtomOS 10.7.1 to enable support for the AtomX CAST. AtomX CAST functionality for the Ninja V+ will be available at a later date.