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Atomos has announced an update to the Atomos AtomRemote App for iOS and macOS. The update works with the AtomX Sync expansion module to provide remote control for the Atomos Ninja V and Atomos Ninja V+ monitor recorders.

The Atomos AtomRemote app can set LUTs (lookup tables) on the Atomos recorders. It can also activate onscreen tools such as focus peaking. In addition, with the app, you can operate recording and playback functions. This can be useful for those working with awkward camera placements or for vloggers who need to record themselves. However, it can also help set safety protocols around COVID-19 by reducing the need to touch the Ninja recorder.

AtomX SYNC module

To use the Atomos AtomRemote app with the Atomos Ninja V or Atomos Ninja V+ recorders, you must add the AtomX SYNC module. This allows you to connect your iOS or macOS device via Bluetooth LE. The Atomos AtomRemote app works with any device running iOS 12 or later, or a Mac computer running macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

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Bluetooth

The Atomos AtomX SYNC uses long-range RF transmission and Bluetooth to link multiple devices. The AtomX SYNC system sets one Atomos Ninja V or Atomos Ninja V+ recorder as the server device. This device can then supply timecode to six client devices over Bluetooth.

Internal battery

The Atomos AtomX Sync module has an internal battery. This battery can power both Atomos recorders for around five minutes. This means you can swap out the main battery without having to power down the recorder.

Firmware update

Atomos has also released a firmware update for the Atomos recorders. Atomos AtomOS 10.72 adds the option for manual control over the devices’ internal fans. This update means that you can adjust the fan speed to reduce noise disruption.

Availability

The updated version of the Atomos AtomRemote App and the AtomOS 10.72 firmware release are both available now.


Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.