Atomos is not only updating its Ninja monitor/recorders, but also the larger Shogun line - the innovations are very similar. For example, the new Shogun and Shogun Ultra also run on the completely revamped AtomOS 11 operating system, which adds EL zone exposure based on a reference image, ARRI False Color, and new tools for timed playback and recording. More codecs are now supported by default, namely 6K ProRes RAW, ProRes, DNxHD, and H.265, which was previously only available as a paid option.
Atomos Shogun and Shogun Ultra.
The Shogun Ultra relates to the Shogun the way the Ninja Ultra relates to the Ninja, so it&s even better positioned in terms of camera-to-cloud technology. It can record full quality files in ProRes RAW at up to 4K 60p, while also recording proxies in HD 60p in H.265. It also supports automatic file name matching, timecode, and recording from ARRI, Canon, and RED cameras.
Both the Shogun and Ultra variants feature the new 4K Camera-to-Cloud mode, which allows H.265 videos to be recorded and automatically uploaded at even higher resolutions and frame rates - partly because H.265 files are only half the size of H.264 media. At the same time, they are said to be "more than good enough" for direct use in social media, sports reporting or news gathering.
Both support Atomos RemoteView - a technology that allows live views of the Atomos screen to be shared wirelessly with other Atomos monitors, as well as iPads, Macs and Apple TVs. This allows you to monitor what&s happening on set and look through any connected camera - even from anywhere in the world via the Internet. However, the Shogun Ultra offers lower latency, higher throughput and a more stable connection thanks to Wi-Fi 6E.
The main difference between the updated Shogun and Ninja series are the larger and brighter 2000nit 7" screen of the Shoguns, as well as the built-in connectivity. There are both 12G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs on board, which also allows for cross-conversion. The Shogun also has more power options, with an NP battery slot and an integrated 2.1mm DC input jack.
Atomos Shogun and Shogun Ultra, the differences.
From the beginning of October, the new Shogun should be available for 999 euros, the Shogun Ultra for 1,199 euros.
Incidentally, those who own a Shogun Connect will receive AtomOS 11 via an upcoming free firmware update. However, the Shogun Connect will be replaced by the Shogun Ultra in the future. more infos at bei os11.atomos.com