Atomos Neon 17
VideoGuys Part # (SKU): ATOMNEO171 
MFR Part # (MPN): ATOMNEO171 
Precision HDR Cinema Monitor-Recorders
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Providing Certainty of Image
NEON 17 is a precision on-set and in-studio HD HDR production monitor-recorder featuring 1000Nit fullscreen brightness, 0Nits deep black and wide colour gamut accuracy.

Connect cameras or any video source via SDI supporting up to 4K DCI 60p via 12G or Dual 6G or lower resolutions and frame rates via 1.5/3G SDI with up to 12 channels of embedded audio. HDMI 2.0 provides support for 4K up to 60p and HD up to 120p.Recordings are captured to industry standard Apple ProRes of Avid DNx Codec with rich metadata in the file header that can be utilized by your NLE or MAM system to asset orchestration.

Flexible and Upgradeable I/O
The Neon series adopts a modular approach that ensures the I/O of the monitor is easy to maintain, replace and ultimately upgrade without having to decommission the panel. The Master Control Unit (MCU) is the brain of the Neon, with built in HDMI 2.0 and audio mini jack I/O. The MCU’s AtomX Expansion Port allows for upgrade to the connections, including the AtomX SDI Module which provides 2 x 12G SDI that can be used for dual link or separate inputs or outputs. As standards and interfaces develop, both the MCU and Xpansion port modules can be changed and upgraded to meet your needs without needing to change the entire monitor.

AtomOS enhanced playback
NEON includes essential monitoring tools from slow motion playback, frame-by-frame analysis and preview tools including full scopes, zebra, false color, focus peaking, exposure and LUTs.

Selectable monitor modes allow you work in either SDR or HDR with settings that match both camera acquisition settings or defined delivery standards including Rec.709, Rec.2100 HLG or ST.2084 PQ. Neon provides reliable color reproduction with DCI-P3 coverage, wide color gamuts such as BT.2020 can be processed accurately. Downstream outputs option also provides for conversion between standards to best suit the target display with options for LOG put to HDR.

Frame Guides, Safe Areas & more
A variety of broadcast frame guides with the option for Graphic and Action safe areas. Cinematic guides are also available, with additional anamorphic de-squeeze mode with support for 2x, 1.5x and 1.33x to allow you to match a wide variety of lenses.

App control for simple operation
Connect your Neon over Bluetooth to the Atomos remote app. NOTE: an Apple iOS Device is REQUIRED for operation of NEON."



  •  17” 16:9 FHD 1920 x 1080 display with DCI P3 wide gamut and 1,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
  •  1000nits HDR with Dynamic Full Array Local Dimming to achieve full panel uniformity and deep blacks   
  • AtomHDR Display color pipeline management for LOG to PQ (HDR10), HLG with 3DLut for SDR workflows 
  • Support up to 4k60p via HDMI 2.0 or 12G SDI with 10-bit signal Loop outs
  • Anti-glare screen coating and a wide viewing angle 
  • HD and 4k image processing and the output with DCI Crop or Down convert to HD 
  • AtomRemote OS provides control of all NEON function from iOS via Bluetooth (iOS Device REQUIRED for operation of NEON.)  
  • Factory calibrated with option for simple Automated Calibration Application with support for Xrite  i1Display Pro Plus 



Physical Specifications 

Weight (monitor only) 4.5kg / 9.92lb
Dimensions (Control Unit) 413 x 253 x 71.4mm
Mount Points Full ARRI compatible, 3 Left, 3 Right, 7 Top, 7 Bottom. Rear 100 x 100 VESA Mount
Feet 2 x Feet with 1/4” 20 with anti rotation pins
Security leash point Kensington lock on rear and lock down point on feet
Rack mount Via 3rd party shelld with Vesa mount



Aluminium alloy chassis with ABS Polycarbonate back plate
Cooling Active
Tally Light Rear
Function Button Power button to lock screen and pair remote control devices


Operating Power 19v 180Watts
DC in Multi pin input on rear


Touchscreen Yes, Dynamic
Size 16.5”
Resolution FHD 1920x1080 - 16:9
Viewing Angle 180 degrees Horizontal & Vertical (+/- 10%)
PPI 142
Bit Depth 10-bit (8+2 FRC)
Backlight Dynamic Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) 128 Zones
Brightness 1000nits Full Screen brightness * (+/- 10%)
Black Level  0nits
LED Wide Color Calibrated D65
Contrast Ratio Dynamic 1,000,000 : 1
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut DCI P3


AtomHDR Technology Yes
3D LUT Support Display only
HDR Monitoring Technology HLG, PQ, Camera LOG
HDR Output Conversion Log/HDR to HLG/ PQ
Gamma Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3, ARRI Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 LogCEI320 / LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 / LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600, Panasonic Vlog JVC JLog1, / Log3G12, RED Log3G10 / RED LogFilm, FujiFilm F-log, Nikon N-Log PQ (HDR10), HLG
Gamut t Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine, Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ Panasonic V Gamut, Arri Alexa Wide Gamut, Rec709, Bt2020, DCI P3, DCI p3 65 JVC LS300, Red DragonColor / DragonColor2 / RedColor2 / RedColor3 / RedColor4 / RedWideGamut 

Module System

Master Control Unit (MCU) Yes
AtomXpansion Slot Yes, Support for SDI and future modules 

Video Input

HDMI 1 x HDMI (2.0) 4k p60 
SDI 2 x 12G SDI via included AtomX SDI module 
Signal (camera dependent)  Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 
LTC (Record Mode Only) Wireless RF SYNC - Future FW Release
Video Preview Monitoring - HDR For accurate full 10bit baseband video monitoring a 3rd party PCIe or Thunderbolt video I/O device with HDMI or SDI is required

Video Output

HDMI 1 x HDMI (2.0)
SDI 1 x 12G SDI on Loop out from SDI, 2 x 12G SDI on playback via included AtomX SDI module 
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (playback file dependent)

Audio In/Out

Audio Quality  24/48kHz
Audio Codec Linear PCM
HDMI 8ch 24-bit, input dependent
SDI 12ch 24-bit, input dependent
Analogue Audio in 3.5mm 2ch.
Headphone out  3.5mm 2ch.
Audio Out Selected embedded stereo pair via 3.5mm headphone jack

Supported Codecs & Frame Rates (Record & Playback) 

Supported resolution & FPS  4k DCI: 23.98/24/25/29.9/30/50/59.94/60p  4k UHD: 23.98/24/25/29.9/30/50/59.94/60p 2k DCI: 23.98/24/25/29.9/30/50/59.94/60p via SDI only 1080i: - 50/59.94i 720p: 50/59.94/60p
Apple ProRes Raw -
Apple ProRes  LT, 422, HQ 
Avid DNx  DNxHR HQX. HQ, SQ, LB, DNxHD 220x, 220, 145, 36


Loop Yes - full video file only
Apple ProRes Yes - Recorded on Device or Exported from NLE (in .MOV with inear PCM audio)
Avid DNx Yes - Recorded on Device or Exported from NLE (in .MOV with inear PCM audio)

Recording Functions & Media 

Pre-roll record Yes (HD 8s, 4K 2s) 
Supported media  2.5” SSD/HDD compatibility depends on recording format, resolution and frame rate. Visit drives for list of tested and approved drives 
Media support  Master Caddy II / SSDmini  
File Naming  Scene / Shot / Take , RED / Arri Via SDI
Supported Editing applications  All application supporting Apple ProRes / Avid DNx in .MOV wrapper

On Screen Tools

Waveform Yes
RGB Parade Yes
Vector Scope Yes
1 x Zoom Yes
2 x Zoom Yes
Focus Peaking Color selected / color / Mono / edges only 
False Color Yes
Zebra Yes
Isolate Color Channe Blue Only
Cine Frame Guides 2.4:1, 2.35:1, 1.9:1, 1.85:1, 4:3
Safe Areas Yes
Anamorphic Desqueeze 1.33x , 1.5x ,2x


Time Of Day Yes
Wireless RF Future FW Release

Onboard Processing

Pulldown removal  24/25/30pSF > 24/25/30p (2:2 pulldown) 60i > 24p (3:2 pulldown)
Deinterlace mode  Yes
4K UHD downscale for HD on output  Yes
DCI crop on output Yes

Remote Control

HDMI Auto HDMI Trigger  Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
SDI SDI trigger camera selectable 
LANC 2.5mm Jack  LANC control - Calibration on MCU
LE Bluetooth  Apple iOS 12 and above


Standard  1 year. Extended to 3 yrs on product registration 
  • NEON 17 Monitor
  • NEON Master Control Unit
  • 2 x Feet (inc. mount screws x 2)
  • NEON Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Master Caddy II (inc. screws)
  • 19V AC Power Adapter with mount cage
  • AtomX SDI Expansion Module
  • Monitor Protective Sheath
  • MCU Protective Sheath
  • Hex Wrench


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