Atomos Shogun 7 with purple background
Atomos Shogun 7 wins Videomaker's Best Monitor/Recorder at NAB 2019. Image courtesy Atomos.

Atomos is sending out a new switching update for the Shogun 7 HDR monitor-record-switcher. The AtomOS 10.4 update is released today and you can get it from the Atomos website.

Let’s take a look at the AtomOS 10.4 and see what it will bring to the Shogun 7:

Touch-controlled switching

The AtomOS 10.4 is bringing the multi-switching to the masses. The updates adds touch-controlled switching, quad monitoring and ISO recording functionality to the Shogun 7. You will now be able to switch between four live HD SDI video streams up to 1080 at 60 frames per second.

Record all your streams

Additionally, the update lets you record all four of your streams with the switched output as a fifth stream. There’s no need for genlocked sources too, because it is done asynchronously. According to Atomos, all the streams are recorded to the same SSD drive and can be edited right after the stream finishes. Each stream is recorded as a separate ISO in Apple ProRes or Avid DNx.

All input switches are recorded in metadata and you can choose the transition type.

What does the AtomOS 10.4 do for audio?

Every ISO can can record the 2-channel embedded digital audio from each source and analog stereo channels coming into the Shogun 7. Atomos says the program always records the analog feed and can switch between audio inputs for the on-camera audio to match the switched feed.

You can also view the four input streams all at once. You can opt for a quad-view to see them all or a full-screen view of one of the four inputs. There are more tools in the full stream mode. You’ll have access to tools like waveforms, magnify or engage peaking check focus for each angle and make adjustments.

Pricing and availability

The AtomOS 10.4 update is free for all Shogun 7 owners.

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