Atomos gives its Dolby HDR Monitor/Recorder/Switcher Shogun 7, presented at NAB 2019, a free firmware upgrade that doubles the brightness from 1,500 nits to an amazing 3,000 nits. Its display has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, a high contrast range of 1,000,000:1, a dynamic range of 15+ stops and covers 105% of the professional DCI-P3 color space.
According to Atomos, it is the first monitor in its class that can fully reproduce the dynamic range of modern cameras (15+ stops). It records videos with up to 5.7K or 4K 60p, among other things as ProRes RAW. In addition, the Shogun 7 can output HDR video in the form of Dolby Vision in real time, enabling on-set Dolby Vision monitoring in the Atomos line-up for the first time.
The Atomos Shogun 7 uses a combination of LED and LCD technology to deliver deep black with local dimming and 360 different lighting zones, as well as greater brightness and contrast than other top LCDs. The Shogun 7 has one HDMI 2.0 and two 12G SDI inputs as well as one HDMI2.0 and two 4K-SDI 12G outputs. SDI and HDMI can be cross-converted.
Furthermore on board are essential functions like waveform monitor, luma parade, vectorscop, focus peaking and much more. The Atomos Shogun weighs about 700g without battery and media and costs about 1,600 Euro.
The new firmware is currently not yet available at online at Atomos, but should be available soon. Further new functions are already announced, which are to come with the next firmware update in October: Multi-camera switching and Dolby Vision playout.