Update your filmmaker toolkit and get the benefits of a 4K recorder with Atomos' great performing Shogun field monitor and recorder.
ATOMOS SHOGUN REVIEW
The Atomos Shogun
is a beautiful HD field monitor that can record 4K in ProRes or DNxHR out of cameras such as the Sony a7S or the FS700 or any camera with a 4K sensor. A field monitor is an essential part of a filmmaker's tool kit and with the added benefit of 4K recorder, every a7S owner should be chomping at the bit for one.
Today there are many superb cameras on the market that have the ability to shoot high quality 4K but do not have the internal resources to record anything above HD. If you want that glorious 4K you have to use an external 4K recorder and until recently there were few if any options for anyone who didn’t have buckets of money to spend. Over the past year, two popular solutions have arose, Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q
and the perfectly named Atomos Shogun. Atomos has been making splashes over the past few years with their external video recorders and monitor recorders, each named in an equally awesome manner: the Ninja, the Samurai and the Ronin, recorders that have been lifeboats for many DSLR shooters. What makes the Shogun so fantastic is that it is a beautiful on-camera HD monitor and 4K recorder for under two grand.
What makes the Shogun so fantastic is that it is a beautiful on-camera HD monitor and 4K recorder for under two grand.
The Shogun is is obviously geared toward Sony a7S users, who already have an amazing low light sensor that can shoot glorious 4K in SLog2 but no way of recording it. The Shogun essentially turns the a7S into the Sony FS7 with better low light minus the ergonomics and connections. It should be noted that the Shogun is also a great addition to the Sony FS700, which can also output 4K but not record it internally. We also tested the Shogun with the GH4 with 4K and a Blackmagic Design Pocket camera in HD for fun and all performed wonderfully... [continue to full article]