SDI connectivity has been one of the most requested features for the Ninja V. Many professional users needed the system to go beyond the standard HDMI 2.0 connectivity. The AtomX module seems to deliver, with 12G-SDI connectivity.
For those of you not familiar with the Ninja V, it’s a 5-inch HDMI monitor-recorder. It features advanced recording capabilities, monitoring tools and a 1000nit 1920 x 1080 HDR screen. Now, the Ninja can pair with a wide variety of broadcast, cinema
“The AtomX SDI module also transforms the Ninja V into a highly advanced SDI recording, monitoring and playback deck that is small enough to be used anywhere in professional AV and broadcast environments,” says Atomos.
Clip-on and connect
Sizewise, the AtomX SDI model is about the size of
In addition to the Ninja V’s HDMI 2.0, the AtomX SDI module adds two 12G/6G/3G SDI connections. Both of those connections can be configured as either inputs or outputs. The SDI signals can be looped out to other SDI devices. Additionally, users can choose to use two separate SDI sources, which can be simultaneously connected for simple A/B switching through the Ninja V user interface.
Recording with cameras over single or dual link SDI uses standard Apple ProRes or Avid DNx file formats for max compatibility. Additionally, shooting in Log, HLG and Red.709 gammas is also supported. Plus, there’s an option to burn in a LUT.
Multiple options for playback
AtomX SDI module enables multiple options for playback of material. The Ninja V can simultaneously play-out video over both HDMI and SDI outputs when used with the module. It can additionally output from both SDI ports at the same time.
Pricing and availability
The AtomX SDI module will be out in May 2019 for $199.