Atomos launches Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame

Shogun and Ninja Flame have rugged built in armour making it is battle-ready for the field
Shogun and Ninja Flame have rugged built in armour making it is battle-ready for the field

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Intent on delivering 4K HDR, Atomos launched the Flame Series with Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame –an advanced 7” field monitor, accurately displaying 10 stops of the luminance …


Intent on delivering 4K HDR, Atomos launched the Flame Series with Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame –an advanced 7” field monitor, accurately displaying 10 stops of the luminance detail of Log with 10 bit HDR Post Production colour accuracy, for the first time in a field monitor. The company claims that AtomHDR engine not only resolves HDR brightness detail (dynamic range), with 10-bit colour accuracy it also resolves 64 times more colour information than traditional 8-bit panels.
For Rec709 standard dynamic range scenes, the 1500nits brightness aids with outdoor shooting as does the upgraded continuous power management system. It also includes the 4K/HD Apple ProRes/DNxHR Recording, Playback and Editing.
“HDR is the next revolution for filmmaking,” said Atomos CEO and Co-founder, Jeromy Young, “Anyone that sees HDR, from content creators to consumers are immediately sold, more life-like shots and real world detail. Our job is to open up HDR to all filmmakers by removing the technical and affordability hurdles that might slow its progress.”

The Flame series of monitor-recorders are equipped with the AtomHDR engine, utilising the power of the 1500nit panel in tandem with Atomos’ patent pending image processing to resolve the brightness detail of Log camera signals with the colour accuracy of 10 bit HDR images mastered in post production. This means that the usual complications of exposing Log signals on a washed out image are eliminated – with AtomHDR users simply frame, expose, focus and shoot. All major camera makers log formats are supported – Sony, Canon, Panansonic, Arri, Red and JVC.
The monitor itself is a calibrated 7” 1920×1200 325ppi IPS with upgraded 10-bit colour accuracy, resolving 1.07 billion colours compared to the 16.7 million colours of traditional 8-bit panels. This all but eliminates the colour banding seen on traditional panels and in tandem with AtomHDR lets users see images as they would with their own eyes.

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