We’d like to congratulate Atomos for earning our Best Monitor of NAB 2016 award for the Shogun Inferno. Announced this week at NAB, the Shogun Inferno is Atomos’s newest flagship monitor and recorder.
The 7-inch touchscreen monitor and recorder features a bright 1500 nit, 10-bit display and 4K recording at 60p and HD at up to 240p in 422 ProRes or DNxHR, with RAW to RAW CDNG recording up to 4K DCI/UHD 30p or 2K/HD up to 120p. On top of the HDMI and SDI input/output options, the Shogun Inferno also includes PQ input and output for monitoring in post-production.
The key feature to the Shogun Inferno and the rest of the new HDR (high dynamic range) Blaze line, however, lies in the facilitation of an HDR workflow. The Shogun Inferno uses AtomHDR image processing to display more realistic colors in the image from cameras shooting in Log. At the same time, the original Log image is captured for grading and manipulation in post-production. The ability to apply 3D LUTs also brings the image displayed on location even closer to the final product, as do options for de-squeezing anamorphic content.
Also offered are shot monitoring tools such as focus peaking, zebras, false color, lumna/RGB parade, vectorscope and more to ensure you get the shot you want, all accessible via an OS designed for easy touchscreen use.
In addition to audio capture through the HDMI and SDI, balanced audio can be capturer via the included breakout XLR cable. Dual hot-swappable batteries keep the Shogun Inferno powered, or there is an option for DC power via D-Tap connection. The Inferno has also been ruggedized compared to previous Shogun offerings for improved durability.