David Alexander Willis from HDVideoPro
reports on the shipping of the new Shogun Inferno
from Atomos. The Shogun monitor can record a variety of 4K formats at up to 60p. Don't miss this read
Gear — Shogun Inferno Monitor And Recorder
Monitoring and digital-disk capture continue to merge as the new 7″ calibrated Shogun Inferno
monitor from Atomos begins shipping. First announced at NAB, the Shogun Inferno
will record a variety of 4K formats at up to 60p on the 1500-nit brightness monitor. The display is capable of more than ten stops of dynamic range for not only daylight-viewing but also monitoring that displays upwards of 95% of the dynamic range captured by most camera sensors. With planned RAW-file support for to Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, JVC and Red cameras, the Shogun Inferno also supports and will cross-convert several file types including HDR-ready-video as 4:2:2,10-bit ProRes or DNxHR.. and all starting at under $2,000 street (sans drive — find full pricing below).
Currently, the system is ideally suited for Sony FS5/7/700 users right out of the box. FS Raw can be captured to ProRes or DNxHR at up to 4K/60p with a future update planned to unlock high frame rate HD capture at up to 240p. The Panasonic GH4 (and soon the GH5) will also be capable of DCI 4K at up to 60p with up to 4K/30p available for Canon Cinema EOS cams. Atomos is also offering several branded HDMI cables that are able to run 4K at 60p: Full to Full HDMI, Micro to Full HDMI and Mini to Full HDMI in 2 lengths, 30cm coiled (60cm extended) and 40cm (80cm extended).
Atomos is hyping the processing behind the AtomHDR engine, which is included in the Shogun Inferno
as well as Atomos’ Flame-series monitors. An HDR output in PQ will also playback to other HDR monitors as well as accept HDR input from an NLE editing system for color grading needs on sets or in the field. (PQ comes internal with planned HLG – each are HDR display formats.) [Continue Reading...]