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MSRP: $295

The Ninja Star is the next break through in external HDMI recorders

based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. Its small, self contained size and flexible mounting options allow DP's and cameramen to mount it to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes.

The dimensions of the Ninja Star are slender at only 3.5" wide, 2.3" tall and 0.8" deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100grams (3.5 oz). The Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work or in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive or stealth is required.

Taking advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilizing HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders, as well as DSLRs and mirrorless breeds. The Ninja Star can record in both HD and ProRes to capture pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from any camera sensor directly to inexpensive first generation CFast media with up to 3hrs ProRe. It also features Timecode and Start/Stop Trigger along with Audio Line- in.

  • The MPEG Assassin - The Ninja Star upgrades your consumer MPEG video camera to a truly pro recording device. Record seamlessly from expensive cameras, actioncams and secondary production cameras to edit ready Apple ProRes files.
  • Ultra Long Battery - The Ninja Star is an efficient little beast, meaning it can keep on going for over 5 hours on one battery. Record for the whole shoot and play back all on the included battery
  • Tiny Size, Featherweight - The Ninja Star is the world's smallest, lightest Apple ProRes recorder. At 3 inches and 100g it is small enough to fit in your pocket, strap to your tripod and light enough to hang from a quadcopter or mount to your DSLR
  • CFast Speed -  CFast cards are small, reliable and sold at up to 256GB which gives the Ninja Star up to 2 hours and 40 minutes of Apple ProRes HQ recording more than doubling the record time of your action camera and equal to your DSLR.


Without batteries & CFast: 130g / 4.6oz (without batteries & CFast)

With batteries & CFast 249g / 8.8oz (with batteries & CFast)

Dimensions:  (W x H x D mm) 95 x 60 x 25mm, 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.0”

Construction:  Advanced Rubberised Paint Fan-less for silent operation


Operating power: 3.5W / 4.5W (Rec, Play)

Compatible batteries: NP series, D-Tap and supporting accessories (Nikon ENL6, Canon EL6)

Input voltage (battery): 6.2V to 16.8V

Battery time (based on 7.4V): 

  • 2600mAh - up to 5hrs
  • 5200mAh - up to 9hrs
  • 7800mAh - up to 14hrs 

Continuous power* Patent pending: via optional

Power Station Power Station continuous power dual supply: Optional

Video input/loop out

HDMI:  1 x HDMI Micro (1.4)
Signal:  Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (camera dependent)

Video output (play out)

HDMI:  1 x HDMI Micro (1.4)
Signal:  Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (Playback file dependent)

Supported loop out formats

  • 1280 x 720p 50
  • 1920 x 1080i 50/60
  • 1920 x 1080p 24/25/30

Supported formats (in/out)

HD:  1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i

Realtime hardware encoding

1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to

  • Apple ProRes
  • HQ
  • 422
  • LT

Onboard processing

Pulldown conversion

  • 50i from 25PSF > 25P (2:2 Pulldown)
  • 60i from 30PSF > 30P (2:2 Pulldown)
  • 60i from 24P > 24P (3:2 Pulldown)
  • 60i from 23.98P > 23.98P (3:2 Pulldown)

Audio input (48kHz PCM audio)

Analog Line:  2ch 48KHz (no gain control)

HDMI:  2ch 48kHz

Audio output (48kHz PCM audio)

HDMI:  2ch 48kHz

Remote start/stop


  • Auto HDMI Trigger
  • Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard


Supported media (Approved List Only):  Atomos CFast & Approved 3rd party CFast

Master caddy dock:  USB 2.0/3.0 CFast card reader

Supported applications

Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+
EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks / Autodesk Smoke 2015+

Accessories included

Main unit, Universal battery charger 110-240V, AC adapter & car charger, CFast card reader, 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Rugged carry case, Cheese plate mounting adapter

Optional extras

D-Tap adapter, Canon & Nikon adapter plates, Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter, CFast cards, Atomos specialty HDMI cables, Powerstation

All specifications correct when published, subject to E&OE.

Atomos recorders do not include storage drives but works great with any of the approved drives Atomos has tested. Click here for a complete list

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