Download Ninja Firmware File

Latest Release

Version number: 2.2 (recommended for all users)
Link to file:
Release date: April 10, 2012
Previous versions: 2.1, 2.03, 2.02, 2.01, 1.06, 1.05, 1.04, 1.02, 1.01

Release Notes


  • Native D800 1080p24, 25 & 30 recording directly to the Ninja.
  • To enable the true progressive output mode of the D800, the camera settings need to be:
  • Movie Mode (whichever mode you choose: 108024, 25, or 30p)
  • HDMI Out settings – AUTO
  • No Cards in the camera (CF or SD)
  • You must activate live view on the D800 to record to the Ninja.
  • The Ninja will auto detect the Progressive signal from the sensor, when the signal is locked , it will be displayed on the Ninja in the correct format and frame rate (NB: this may take up to half a second for the signals between the devices to be established.)


  1. Download and unzip (if necessary) the ATOMxxx.FW file
  2. Copy the file onto a recommended, formatted drive, using the docking station included with your recorder
  3. Insert the drive into the Atomos recorder
  4. Power up the Atomos recorder
  5. The screen will show flashing lines of colour. This is normal – DO NOT power off!
  6. Updating will take a few minutes
  7. Once completed, the Atomos recorder will power down
  8. Power up the Atomos recorder again
  9. Check Menu > Info > Firmware Version – this should match the version you have just downloaded
  10. Continue to enjoy your updated Atomos recorder!

See also the video tutorial to the right. If you experience any problems running the firmware update, please see our troubleshooting guide: How To Update My Atomos Recorder

Previous Release

Version number: 2.01
Link to file:
Release date: July 28, 2011

Release Notes


  • Playback mode full resolution, full frame rate. Scrub control, shuttle controls.
  • Timecode modes added — time of day, record run, auto-restart
  • Unit naming and HDD/SSD naming reflecting unit naming.
  • Occasional monitor blurriness fixed
  • Headphones control overlay on monitor and playback
  • Record button graphic improved
  • Headphone and brightness slide controls now with interactive update
  • 2 step firmware update required for this firmware.
  • Firmware update requires ¾ battery or more.