Atomos has made the (announced) firmware update for its Dolby HDR Monitor/Recorder/Switcher Shogun 7 available online now at IBC 2019 www.slashcam.de/news/single/Atomos-Shogun-7--Kostenloses-Firmwareupdate-verdop-15357.html The free firmware upgrade doubles the Shogun 7's peak brightness from 1,500 nits to 3,000 nits to further improve its HDR capability. However, it does not affect the basic brightness and thus the daylight visibility - the Shogun remains a 1,500 nits display. According to Atomos, the update should improve the display so much that the visual difference between a Shogun7 before and after the update should be clearly visible.
The display of the Atomos Shoung 7 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 completely reproduce the dynamic range of modern cameras (15+ stops). The new peak brightness of 3,000 nits in combination with the 360 local dimming zones (i.e. areas of different brightness via backlighting) should ensure that this large dynamic range can also be displayed on the Shogun 7 display.
But how can the peak brightness be doubled by software afterwards? The answer is simple: the backlight LEDs have always been able to shine 3,000 nits bright, but until now they have been limited to 3,000 nits by software, since Atomos was still working on realizing the analysis of the brightness of the images by input in real time, including mapping to the local dimming zones.
Another new feature of the AtomOS 10.3 update is the ability to now record 2K DCI/HD at up to 240 fps via Sony RAW (among others on the Sony FS700 and FS5 with RAW option enabled) and Panasonic RAW with the Panasonic Varicam LT and EVA-1.