The Atomos Shogun

Atomos chose BVE 2015 as the launch pad for exciting news about a free firmware update packed full of new features for their 4K Shogun recorder. The update, to arrive at the end of February 2015, will feature, among other things, the implementation of Avid DNxHR 4K recording, playback, play-out and editing for the Shogun.

Additionally, Atomos confirmed the update will include DNxHD recording, 3D LUTs and 4KUHD to HD Down Convert, as well. Atomos sums up the update to the acclaimed device:

"Shogun is already the perfect partner for the exceptional Japanese 4K cameras. With this announcement we are the only brand to have a 4K solution for Apple, Adobe and Avid workflows for video capture directly from the sensor of Sony, Panasonic, Canon and Nikon cameras." said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. "We are driving 4K content pick up for the 4K hungry world and Post Production professionals are demanding Shogun on set because we deliver a real solution. We are the only Monitor Recorder with 10-bit 4K HDMI recording, the only Monitor Recorder with Microsoft's ExFAT recording beyond a 4GB size limit and now the only Monitor Recorder with recording options for Apple, Adobe and Avid."

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The Shogun is a trailblazer in the 4K/HD Monitor/Recorder space, being the first to include 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections, the first with SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI conversion, the first pro monitor with pixel density in excess of 330ppi, and the first with balanced XLR audio in/out.

With the addition of the DNxHR, creative types will have greater freedom to work within the AVID framework, with a greater range of resolutions, from lightweight proxies to mastering-quality HD or 4K.

Atomos has done something amazing with their lineup of monitor/recorders. They have created tools that have bridged the camera world to the post production world, by building in functionality which streamlines post production workflows directly at the point of capture.

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Russ Fairley
Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer who enjoys writing for Videomaker. He has also written for About.com (Lifewire.com), RedShark News, Modern Drummer Magazine, and others. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Community Leader, and co-founder of After Effects Toronto, Canada's largest motion graphic user group. Fairley is the creator and editor of ProductionWorld.net, a popular production news website.