Atomos is shipping its Shogun Inferno this month, as well as announcing a set of new features, including Arri and Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ and HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens and wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing. Updates include:
- Arri raw: The 16:9 and 4:3 raw formats can be recorded in the native .ari format to your SSD of choice using the company’s Master Caddy system as an affordable media alternative to the SxS modules
- Panasonic raw: Varicam users, already benefiting from the internal Atomos ProRes recording module, can now record raw externally as a CDNG file to the Shogun Inferno
- PQ & HLG playback: Inferno will now support both HDR luminance standards, PQ (ST2084) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) expanding compatibility with HDR flat screens.
- PQ & HLG input: In addition to playback, Inferno also supports PQ and HLG input for mobile HDR grading from NLE’s or from cameras such as Grass Valley, Red, Arri (PQ) and Ikegami (HLG) with output for HDR monitoring in studio and live environments
- Scheduled playout: In addition to instant playback and playlist generation for reviewing set clips or marked favorites, Inferno can schedule playout for live events, in-store demonstration etc.
- HDR NLE metadata support: AtomHDR makes setting correct exposure easy on set, now by storing those settings as metadata, color grading is made easier by helping reproduce the same result in post.
At IBC 2016, Atomos is also making the following announcements:
- AtomFlex – 4Kp60 Cables – A range of 4Kp60 HDMI cables to support the high frame rate Shogun Inferno will launch end September 2016. Physically, the cables have been perfected for life on set with rugged die cast connectors and coiled cables to keep clutter to a minimum. They are compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0 standard, ready for 4Kp60 & HDR recording and playback. Six models are available: Full to Full HDMI, Micro to Full HDMI and Mini to Full HDMI in two lengths, 30 centimeters coiled (60 centimeters extended) and 40 centimeters (80 centimeters extended).
- A new partnership G-Technology continues to expand the affordability and workflow speed of Atomos’ Master Caddy system by directly integrating it into the G-Technology range of ev Series solutions. Used across the entire range, the Master Caddy system delivers Apple ProRes 4K HDR for under $150 per hour with the peace of mind that comes from using reputable media brands. Now the same affordable SSD drives can remain loaded in the Atomos Master Caddy after the shoot, loaded into a G-Technology ev Series Reader (Atomos Master Caddy edition) and be used across the range of G-Technology ev Series desktop editing systems and high performance RAID systems.
Shogun Inferno has an MSRP of $1,995 USD. The Atomos 4Kp60 cables range from $99 to $149 USD and the Atomos Master Caddy by G-Technology, also available in September, has MSRPs ranging from $99.95 to $349.95 USD.