NAB 2019: Atomos Shogun 7 wins our Best Monitor/Recorder award

We would like to congratulate Atomos for winning Videomaker’s Best Monitor/Recorder award at NAB 2019 with their monitor, recorder and switcher: Shogun 7.

And it is a deserved win. With the $1499 Shogun 7, Atomos continues a tradition of innovation. This HDR monitor, recorder and switcher puts out its best for film and video professionals. Targeting those working in event, documentary and live in-the-field recording, there’s no other device like the Shogun 7 at NAB this year.

Let’s take a moment and appreciate all the killer features and specs the Atomos Shogun 7 gives us:

Portable live multi-cam

Atomos Shogun 7
Atomos Shogun 7. Image courtesy Atomos.

The Atomos allows you to monitor, record and switch between four live HD SDI video streams and one program stream. It offers up to HDp60 SDI ISOs x 4 recording. And once you’re finished recording, you can import your edits into your NLE with an Atomos xml file.

As for audio, the Shogun 7 captures the mixed analog stereo channels and two channels of digital audio in each recorded stream.


The Shogun 7 records images up to 5.7Kp30, 4Kp120 or 2Kp240 slow motion in either RAW/Log or HLG/PQ over SDI/HDMI. Once the shot is recorded, it is stored directly onto an SSD drive. There are recording options for Apple ProRes RAW and ProRes, Avid DNxHD and Adobe CinemaDNG RAW codecs.

Shogun 7 has four SDI inputs plus an HDMI 2.0 input, with both 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs. The monitor’s four SDI inputs allow the connection of most Quad Link, Dual Link or Single Link SDI cinema cameras. Also, the Shogun 7 offers data rates of up to 1.8Gb/s.

Dolby Vision Support

Atomos worked closely with Dolby to create Dolby Vision HDR “live” and you can bet it’s featured in the Shogun 7. The monitor uses Dolby’s HDR processing algorithm to deliver HDR content on a Dolby Vision-supporting monitor or TV over HDMI.

Atomos Shogun 7 with award

Congratulations once again to Atomos for winning Videomaker’s Best Monitor/Recorder award at NAB 2019. We are confident those who get their hands on the monitor when it is released in June will find it to be worthy of this award as well.

Image courtesy Atomos

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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