The modular design of the new large neon monitor recorder underscores a complementary announcement by Atomos. An 8K MasterControl Unit will be released in the course of the year, which will make it possible to record ProRes RAW in 8K resolution (60fps). The preview will of course still be displayed in the maximum monitor resolution of the respective panel.
As the recording control center ("brain"), the MasterControl Unit is inserted on the back of a Neon monitor. Its design is reminiscent of a Ninja recorder and accommodates the SSD, the HDMI connectors as well as a slot for AtomX expansion modules, which can then also be expanded to SDI.
Due to the possibility to change the MasterControl Unit, the Neons can be upgraded to future formats and resolutions regarding their recording function. It is not known when the MasterControl for 8K will be released; such cameras are rare. A price is also still outstanding.
Atomos Neon MasterControl Unit
Atomos Neon MasterControl Unit SDI Expansion Module
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