Atomos has released a new (free) firmware update 10.61 for its compact 5-inch 4K60p monitor/recorder Ninja V. Thanks to this update, users can record time-lapse and cross-convert between HDMI/SDI video sources with the addition of AtomX SDI module. Atomos also offers users the option to purchase an additional activation key for RAW over SDI and HDMI RAW inputs to SDI video output directly from the Atomos website.
Atomos Ninja V
For example, with the new firmware update, Ninja V owners can now record time-lapse sequences where all frames are in a single video file. These recordings are possible in ProRes, DNX and ProRes Raw over HDMI and SDI. A time-lapse recording can be defined by various specifications, such as the number of frames/seconds recorded; recording one frame every X seconds/minutes/hours; or by duration specified in frames/seconds/minutes/hours.
Using the newly introduced compatibility mode for HDMI and SDI inputs, signal locking of certain cameras is improved. These cameras include the Z-Cam cameras as well as the Canon EOS - 1DX MIII at 4Kp50 and 60p video. Users also benefit from increased input and output locking stability for 12G SDI.
Atomos Ninja V
The Ninja V with AtomOS 10.61 is now able to monitor Leica L-log Gamma in the BT2020 gamut of the Leica SL2S. Updates for other models will be available in future firmware releases.
Improved features for the AtomX SDI module.
The update also provides new features to the optional AtomX SDI module for the Ninja V, which enables recording of 4K60p video via 12G-SDI.
This means that cross conversions, DCI cropping, and 4k-to-HD down conversions can now be performed on video signals via HDMI or SDI connections. These in turn provide a bridge between devices such as EVFs, wireless TX/RX without the need for additional converters.
AtomX SDI Modul
With a combination of Ninja V and AtomX SDI module, users can add an additional activation key to unlock RAW functionality for the SDI module. This requires the purchase of an additional activation via the Atomos website.
To fully enable recording Apple ProRes RAW over SDI with a Ninja V, an AtomX SDI module must be purchased. RAW over SDI enablement is available now on the Atomos website for .
The supported SDI cameras are Panasonic's Varicam LT and EVA1, Canon's C500 MKI and C300 MKII, and Sony's FX9 with XDCA-FX9 and FX6.
Note: RAW from the Sony FS7, FS700 and FS5 are NOT supported on the Ninja V via the SDI RAW activation key.