News Shooter: Hands-On with the HDMI Atomos Ninja V recorder/monitor

https://www.newsshooter.com/2018/09/10/hands-hdmi-atomos-ninja-v-recorder-monitor/

“I first saw the 5″ HDMI monitor/recorder at NAB 2018 and was impressed with the design, however, the Ninja V wasn’t ready for prime time yet as Atomos didn’t power it up for us to see the 1000 nit screen and new user interface. Well, today I have my hands on a working Ninja V….”

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Atomos Ninja V monitor/recorder attached to Nikon DSLR.

Atomos Ninja V

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Great to see Atomos release a beefed-up 5-inch monitor/recorder that is sized to suit the smaller video-capable hybrid cameras that have almost become the defacto standard for independent documentary and other moviemakers.

I have yet to see or try an Atomos Ninja V here in Sydney but it looks like a great piece of kit that is well priced enough for affordability by, well, just about anyone who needs one.

Thanks to Erik Naso and the News Shooter crew for writing and publishing this informative first look hands-on review of the Atomos Ninja V.

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8Sinn is Poised to Ship Samsung Portable T5 SSD Holder for Its Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K Cage

When cinematographer/director Paul Leeming of Leeming Lut Pro fame came by the ‘Untitled’ home office earlier this year, he brought his Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 rigged up with an 8Sinn cage and Scorpio top handle, Universal Rod & Metabones Support and one of his extensive collection of vintage manual focus prime lenses. 

I had a brief tryout of his 8Sinn gear and was impressed at its thoughtful design, manufacturing quality and excellent feel in the hands.

8Sinn’s design philosophy appears to be one of utility due to plenty of connection points in all the right places combined with ample wrap-around protection done in an ergonomic manner that bestows easy access to the camera’s buttons, dials, doors and other controls. 

Not an easy list of requirements to fill and now 8Sinn has applied that philosophy to its cage for Blackmagic Design’s Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and a nascent but growing collection of cage accessories, recently with its Monitor Holder Cold Shoes Mount and soon its holder for the Samsung Portable T5 SSD.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K mounted in an 8Sinn cage with included cable clamp, improved lens support and Scorpio too handle, with the new 8Sinn holder for the popular Samsung Portable T5 SSD available in capacities from 250GB through to 2TB.

8Sinn’s new holder for the Samsung T5 SSD

8Sinn’s monitor holder for cold shoes on handles and cages

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Mystery Box: Panasonic GH5S & Shooting HDR10

https://www.mysterybox.us/blog/2018/1/8/panasonic-gh5s-hdr10

“… Whether you’re new to shooting and delivering in HDR, or have been practicing for a while, the Panasonic GH5S with V-Log L enabled provides a fantastic starting point for an all-HDR10 workflow.  From monitoring what you’re shooting in HDR10 to delivering your content through the color grading process, the LUTs and workflow we’ve created will accelerate your ability to leverage HDR10 on nearly any size budget…”

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Super 16/M43 hybrid video camera.

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Production and equipment rental company Mystery Box, LLC has published a number of articles about aspects of shooting and post-producing HDR video that are useful reading for those needing to dig deep into how to get the best out of it all.

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News Shooter: Atomos Shogun Inferno & Ninja Inferno get AtomOS 8.4 firmware updates bringing easier HDR & 2K 240fps for Varicam LT

http://www.newsshooter.com/2017/10/10/atomos-shogun-inferno-ninja-inferno-get-atomos-8-4-firmware-updates-bringing-easier-hdr-2k-240fps-varicam-lt/

“… One of the fundamental issues with shooting HDR is your camera’s LCD screen isn’t an HDR monitor so you won’t see exactly what you’re getting. A great option is using the Atomos Shogun Inferno or Ninja Inferno for reference as well as recording to an edit friendly, high-quality codec….”

Atomos Facebook Page Notification of AtomOS 8.4 Release, 10th October 2017

We have just released AtomOS 8.4 – a major free update for our Shogun Inferno and Ninja Inferno 4K monitor/recorders with stunning new features.

The AtomOS 8.4 release makes capturing and delivering in HDR as seamless as in standard dynamic range (SDR). It also brings 2K 240fps Raw-to-ProRes and 4K 12-bit CDNG Raw recording to the Panasonic Varicam LT, when coupled with the Shogun Inferno. This adds to the existing Raw support for several Sony and Canon cinema cameras, as well as improving support and enhancements for many more cameras.

The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) HDR output of cameras like the Sony FS5, Z150 and Panasonic GH5 can now be recorded directly to the Inferno series recorders with the correct metadata flags embedded into the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR .MOV files. With this metadata the recorded clips can be used seamlessly in an end-to-end HLG workflow, just like Rec709!

These HLG clips can be natively edited in NLEs that support HLG, or uploaded directly to YouTube HDR in HLG to be seamlessly played back on any SDR TV for stunning improvements using the current SDR infrastructure. This is achieved with the metadata flag from the Atomos recording following the file through the NLE, then on through to YouTube HDR upload. Finally, it is then played out from HDR supported devices like the Google’s ChromeCast Ultra and Amazon’s Fire TV with 4K Ultra over HDMI correctly to any SDR or HDR TV! – Atomos makes it simple to produce HDR in HLG today.

For both HLG and PQ formats, the HDR info frames detected on HDMI input can be used to automatically set the gamut and gamma of the Shogun or Ninja Inferno’s own display, making the user experience of shooting in HDR seamless. The HDMI output will also transmit the correct HDR info on loop out to other devices downstream. There is also the useful option to convert regular camera Log inputs from a wide range of cameras to display in HDR using either PQ or HLG, with a choice of output colour gamut – great if you want to connect a HDR TV in the chain.

The AtomOS 8.4 release also allows owners of the Shogun Inferno to use the Panasonic Varicam LT to create gorgeous slow motion footage in 2K at up to 240 fps, direct from the Raw output of the camera. A Shogun Inferno running the firmware also brings 4K 12-bit Raw to CDNG shooting at up to 30 fps and 2K 10-bit Raw to CDNG at 100 and 120 fps. The quality of this footage is astounding and makes the Varicam LT / Shogun Inferno combination an obvious choice for Raw and high speed, but without the costly media, licenses, or proprietary Raw recorders that are usually associated.

Also included is improved support and enhancements for several other cameras:

Users of RED DSMC2 cameras will benefit from the updated support of the IPP2 pipeline. Inferno monitor/recorders can now be set to display the output of the camera or footage shot using the Log3G10 curve with REDWideGamutRGB.

Analogue audio embedding is now supported on loop through, making the Infernos great gaming recorders, perfect for developers and other recording live game play up to 4Kp60 in amazing 10-bit quality.

Audio support with Nikon cameras is also enhanced, which should prove especially useful with the new D850 full frame 4K DSLR which was recently launched.

Support for 2TB drives has optimised providing extra long recording times for 2K/4K high frames and CDNG RAW workflow.

AtomOS 8.4 firmware is available now from the Atomos website. Download it for free here – https://www.atomos.com/firmware/

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