Australian field recorder manufacturer Atomos announced that its new Ninja-2 is now shipping. Priority sales will be given to pre-orders and registered users who have taken advantage of the loyalty offer.
“We are extremely proud of the Ninja-2,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos. “It is the culmination of all we have learned since releasing the first Ninja. Timecode trigger, higher resolution screen, pro monitoring and editing functions that save time and money are all included. Once you see the HDMI output of your Ninja-2 recordings on a big screen you will never use another device again.”
Ninja-2 offers HDMI output and input, which means it can be used to record directly from the new Nikon DSLR sensor (a feature of Nikon’s new D4/D800 cameras) and the retina-display of the Apple iPad. The Ninja-2 touchscreen has also been upgraded to an 800 x 480-pixel display, with a viewing angle of 170 degrees, both horizontally and vertically, with improved visibility in direct sunlight.
The Ninja-2 ships with the latest AtomOS 3.21 operating system. This includes features such as SmartMonitor, which turns the Ninja-2 into a monitoring system with Peaking, Zebra, False Color and Blue Only functionality. It also includes SmartLog, a feature that allows you to edit using keyword tagging. AtomOS 3.21 also includes XML support for Final Cut X. AtomOS 3.21 is also available as a free firmware update for registered Samurai users.
Developed with approval from Apple, the Atomos Ninja-2 allows the recording, monitoring and playback of pristine, 10-bit uncompressed images straight from the sensor of an HDMI-equipped DSLR or camcorder, directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives, recorded using the Apple ProRes codec.
The Ninja-2 is now shipping for $995 USD.