EOS R and Atomos Ninja V brings 10-bit 4k HDR video to Canon users


Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirror-less camera offers 4k 10-bit 4:2:2 external recording via HDMI, and includes deep colour BT.2020 for HDR production. Ninja V enables users to leverage Canon’s colour science combined with 10-bit log for HDR recording. Filmmakers and photographers can shoot video that lives up to the stills the camera shoots.

Atomos supports Canon Log for standard REC.709 and HDR production. The Ninja V with Atomos monitors/recorders resolve the Canon Log output from the EOS R, and convert it into 10.5 stop HDR on-screen in real time. This output can be displayed on a compatible HDR television or monitor, and played back after recording. For REC.709 from Log, there is a Canon preset, plus the ability to load an almost infinite number of custom looks onto Atomos devices.

The EOS R and Ninja V match in terms of size. The 5 inch screen weighs 360g and sits atop the camera. The whole setup is easy to handle, for all day use. The Ninja V screen comes with 1000nit of brightness, allowing it to be used effectively outdoors. When recording video, the user can shoot to the new generation of Atomos AtomX SSDmini drives. These offer speed and reliability in a compact metal chassis, enabling the user to guard the EOS R video by recording to SATA SSD media.

The camera has been designed to optimise external recording at higher bit depth and bitrates, offering HDR and post-production quality. By moving the recording to the Ninja V, mirror-less cameras are freed of their key video limitations. Record time limits are lifted and easy-to-edit Apple ProRes or Avid DNx codecs recorded, to maximise colour post production.

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