Atomos has just introduced the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its successful March 2019 Shinobi launch. The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is a go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. The monitor is suited to the professional video creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and camcorders and needs the flexibility of SDI or HDMI, accurate high bright and HDR, while not requiring external recording capability.
Shinobi SDI features a compact, durable body combined with a 1,000-nit display. The anti-reflection, anti-fingerprint screen has an impressive pixel density of 427 PPI (pixels per inch) and is factory calibrated for color accuracy, with the option for in-field calibration providing ongoing accuracy. It offers HD-SDI input and output, plus a 4K HDMI input.
Weighing in at just 226g/7.8oz (exc. batteries) Shinobi SDI is light enough to sit comfortably on top of a camera, or on an arm out in front of the operator in place of a viewfinder. Because it is so easy to rig, it can be used with gimbals, stabilizers, jib arms or as a secondary monitor on larger camera setups.
DPs, camera operators and technicians will all appreciate the wide range of monitoring tools available on the Shinobi SDI. The on-board AtomOS 10 tools allow users to expose correctly, frame shots perfectly and ensure things are in focus. There is a full suite of scopes – waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope and audio-level meters, combined with focus peaking, 4:1 / 2:1 / 1:1 zoom, customizable zebras, false color, frame guides and broadcast safe markers.
The Shinobi SDI is available now for $US499 / €499 and here are the details.