Atomos Just Expanded the Ninja Portfolio With Two New Products and a Major Update for Ninja V!

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Ninja V now receives the option for H.265 codec upgrade, Ninja V+ – is built for Apple ProRes RAW 8K productions, and Ninja Stream — 4Kp60 HDR for a high-quality social distancing production environment.

The original Ninja V, launched in 2018, receives the ability to add the H.265 (HEVC) codec. The 5” 1,000-nit 10-stop HDR-monitor allows users to accurately monitor and record from either HDMI or SDI. Atomos continues to expand Apple ProRes RAW support on all partner cameras over HDMI and SDI. The Ninja V will continue to receive updates for cameras and additional functionality via AtomX modules whilst remaining at the price of $595.

The Ninja V 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 one-click $99 upgrade from in May 2021.

Atomos is excited to reveal the new Ninja V+ and Ninja V+ Pro Kit, building on the foundation of the Ninja V (coming in May 2021). The Ninja V+ delivers monitoring and extended recording capabilities for your camera of choice.

Included in the codec is the ability to record video inputs using the10-bit H.265 (HEVC) codec 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. Using the latest chip technology, this premium Ninja can record ProRes RAW at even higher frame rates and higher resolutions than the Ninja V. The platform tocan also 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 whilst maintaining a workflow that can seamlessly slide on to the timeline of your existing ProRes RAW projects.

The Ninja V+ will be able to record 8Kp30 ProRes RAW when connected to a Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera. The ProRes RAW format is a vehicle for an 8K workflow, from ease of use natively on the timeline within Final Cut Pro, to the flexibility of the image processing with full adjustment of WB and ISO control.

Capture and visualize the unseen with 4Kp120 recording at up to ProRes RAW from the Ninja V+ and the Z CAM E2 and E2-M4 models. Fully harness the dynamic range of the sensor and capture every aspect of motion and movement directly via RAW over HDMI. Add to this the benefit of being able to play back the high-frame-rate video captured on the Ninja V+ with your choice of over cranked framerate for real-time preview.

To support SDI users, we 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.

The expanded codec family is included with the Ninja V+ and Ninja V+ Pro Kit, enabled via the codec activation in the portal. Existing and future owners of the incredibly popular Ninja V and Ninja V Pro Kit can also upgrade to the H.265 codec to expand their codec options. This feature will be available in May 2021 for $99 and allowing future Ninja users to explore traditional streaming, broadcast and proxy workflows.

The extended family members to the Ninja V lineup come readily enabled with ProRes RAW recording from 30 different cameras via HDMI and selected RAW over SDI cameras, which provides users the option to select their preferred choice of camera body and lens optics. Combine your style and camera operational know-how with Ninja’s precise 5” 1,000-Nit display. Utilize the built-in 3D LUT box function with your own custom LUTs or enable the AtomHDR processing engines for built-in Log to HDR transforms. The bright and accurate Ninja V display allows you to lock in your LOOK on set and realize the same image in post-production with the same LOOK and options for HDR in your preferred NLEs. Users are now equipped to deliver their creative intent with higher frame rates of 4Kp120 and 8Kp30 in ProRes RAW, edit-ready codecs in ProRes and Dnx and the ability to also deliver codecs like H.265.

The Atomos Ninja Stream has been designed specifically to overcome the challenges of today’s socially distanced productions, offers simultaneous recordings of both ProRes and H.264/5 proxy with shared file names and timecode, whilst sending video feeds to other Ninja’s, smart devices or web-based platforms simultaneously — all from one tiny package.

The iNinja 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 300 meters and livestream your content around the world without the need for a PC — all at the same time.