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16th September, 2014

Atomos On Show at photokina 2014

Atomos Joins the World’s Leading Imaging Fair for the First Time in Cologne

Melbourne, Australia – 16th Sept, 2014: Today Atomos have announced that they will be joining the exhibitor list for the first time at photokina 2014. Atomos will present Shogun and hot from IBC the new Power Station as well as all the latest recorders and camera accessories in Hall 04.1, Stand B009 C008 along with Marcotec. Atomos products can also be found with Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Datacolor and Leica at the show.

“The power of the relationship between the leading Japanese camera brands and Atomos is in sharp focus at photokina” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos “We’re proud to be enhancing the amazing sensors in compact cameras from Sony Panasonic, Canon & Nikon.”

As more and more DSLR cameras are incorporating video functionality Atomos have become the go to company that allow cameramen to get the very best image from their camera sensors and streamline their workflow. Exhibiting at photokina, one of the largest imaging fairs, brings together a host of commercial and enthusiast camera users and allows Atomos to bring their award winning products to an even wider market.

Among the Atomos products on show will be the Shogun, the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck that utilizes both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, 4K SDI Canon C500, and can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps HD if the camera is capable.

Also on show is the latest product from Atomos, the Power Station. The new Power Station utilizes Atomos’s patented continuous power technology and gives cameramen extra control over power consumption in remote field locations. With a flexible dual USB power source the Power Station allows users to charge a single high powered 2A device (eg iPad) or 2 x lower powered 1A devices and the included 2600mAh batteries are enough to charge an iPhone5 from 0 to 100%, 3 times over. And LED display will let you know exactly how much power is left from a maximum of 5A output.

You can see the Shogun, Power Station and other Atomos products at photokina, 16th to 21 September 2014 in Hall 04.1, Stand B009 C008, http://www.photokina.com

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12th September, 2014

Atomos Announce Power Station at IBC 2014

Melbourne, Australia – 12th September, 2014: Atomos is known for delivering creative solutions to real world professional production and post production problems. Today Atomos enter the battery market with what is the most advanced power management offering in decades. Unveiling the new Power Station at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam, this new accessory means cameramen will never be left without power in the field, powering multiple devices and giving endless hot swapping of commodity camera batteries – Endless Power.

“The Power Station is the Anton Bauer for the masses.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “With Power Station we’ve solved perhaps the biggest problem of all – the need for an endless supply of power. You don’t need massive batteries or multiple batteries for different devices anymore. The Power Station allows you to use smaller lighter more affordable camera batteries and output up to 3 DC streams for cameras, monitors, recorders and lighting. It also doubles as a super-fast charger for your batteries – finally a complete solution.”

By utilizing the Atomos ‘Continuous Power’ technology Atomos have made a product which will give cameramen the peace of mind and allow them to focus on the shot and not the clock.
Power Station is a dual battery device with connections to power up to 3 DC devices and 2 USB devices simultaneously. Dual DC outputs and included splitter cable allow powering of up to 3 DC devices on the rig. With a maximum output of 5W, the Power Station allows users to charge an entire rig from DSLR & lighting to monitors & Atomos recorders. Meanwhile the dual USB power source allows users to charge a single high powered 2A device (eg iPad) or 2 x lower powered 1A devices with two included 2600mAh batteries enough to charge an iPhone5 from 0 to 100%, 3 times over. If you need more juice just swap the dead primary battery for a new one while the secondary continues the job – endless power.

With the Power Station cameramen will know exactly how much power they have at any given time. The independent left and right LED displays on the front of Power Station give a quick 5 step visual guide on the power remaining for each battery from 100% down to 10%. You will always know when to swap the exhausted battery and have hours to do so. There are also DC Adapters available for popular cameras including A7s, GH4, 5DMKIII, FS700, C100 and more.

Power Station is also an advance super-fast charger for dual batteries by simply charging the included 2600mAh NP series batteries in 1 hour for maximum speed and convenience.

You can see the Atomos Power Station and the full range of Atomos products at IBC 2014 Hall 9 D.25 in Amsterdam 12-16 Sept, http://www.ibc.org/

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12th September, 2014

Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014

Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.

Melbourne, Australia – 12th September, 2014: Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories will present the shipping version of the highly decorated 4K Shogun at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam. The new Shogun is due to begin its first production run to be ready to ship to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders.

2014 has been the break out year for 4K. This was started, in the first half of 2014, with the release of the game changing Mirrorless DSLR cameras from Sony (A7s) and Panasonic (GH4). With the release of the Atomos Shogun in the 2H 2014 we now see the 4K workflow complete & transformed from a new complex and costly niche category, to a mainstream simplified and affordable solution for every creative professional from DOP’s through to events and Post Production.

2014 has been the break out year for 4K. This was started, in the first half of 2014, with the release of the game changing Mirrorless DSLR cameras from Sony (A7s) and Panasonic (GH4). With the release of the Atomos Shogun in the 2H 2014 we now see the 4K workflow complete & transformed from a new complex and costly niche category, to a mainstream simplified and affordable solution for every creative professional from DOP’s through to events and Post Production.

“The response to Shogun has been overwhelming, vindicating our strategy of backing the best sensors and cameras from the top Japanese makers and enhancing their functionality. Leading the charge is the A7S from Sony and the GH4 from Panasonic.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “The Shogun is truly exceptional, the screen is world class and it has expansive functionality, however this means nothing unless recording media is affordable. 4K recording now costs the same as HD, fast tracking 4K adoption.”

The Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 4K/HD monitor recorder for creatives that links production to post production in a seamless, affordable and flexible package. With 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections this powerhouse device gives high end monitor and recording functions to the latest HDMI and SDI 4K and HD cameras. Whether you need 4K ProRes, RAW or AvidDNxHD including high frame rate (120fps) HD, Atomos again deliver.

It features a stunning 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen at 325 PPI and 178 degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, gives super-smooth monitoring and playback. The Shogun also has genlock-in for synced recording and playout. The included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power, taking the Shogun to the highest level of audio capability.

Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine 422 10-bit images in 4K or HD straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs, RAIDed HDD’s or CFast media.

Atomos has an established reputation for ground breaking functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. At the heart of the system is the highly acclaimed AtomOS which seamlessly combines hardware control with software speed and flexibility. Shogun moves to AtomOS 6, Atomos’s slickest OS to date. Users get new free functionality improvements and fixes as time goes on, continuing to add to the 57 releases previously done to the OS over the last 4 years. AtomOS 6 is only available for Shogun customers.

You can see the Shogun with AtomOS 6 and the full range of Atomos products at IBC 2014 Hall 9 D.25 in Amsterdam 12-16 Sept, http://www.ibc.org/

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August 11th, 2014

Atomos Samurai Blade Available for Under $1000

Atomos Award Winning Samurai Blade Now Even Better Value

Melbourne, Australia – 11th August 2014: Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories announce a new price for the Samurai Blade of US$995. The Samurai Blade is the highest functioning monitor recorder and playback device on the camera market today and with a new price it’s even more affordable than ever.

“This new price reflects the Atomos way – the savings we get from producing in higher volumes is passed on directly to our users.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “With both our HDMI and SDI monitor/recorders under $1,000, the days are numbered for monitors that don’t record or playback”

Launched at NAB 2013 the Samurai Blade was the first Atomos monitor to include the SuperAtom IPS screen – super sharp, super bright, super blacks – right down to the last atom. It has fast become the go to recording device for thousands of cameramen and DOPs. With full waveform functionality, the Blade is a monitor that records and a recorder that truly monitors.

As SDI cameras become more and more affordable Atomos continue to keep functionality high yet costs low. Samurai Blade adds essential set up tools with full waveform monitor functions, including vectorscope, RGB and LUMA parades with transparent overlay and bottom right, lower 3rd or full screen positioning, making it an extremely flexible tool and the perfect device to simplify and improve the quality of any SDI workflow.

NY Film Producer Chuck Fishbein at Crazy Duck Productions wouldn’t be without his Samurai Blade;

“When I am filming Manhattan in 4K, I use the Blade to simultaneously create HD ProRes HQ files, which saves room on the camera’s SXS cards, while delivering a file ready for editing. 4K is coming, but not everyone wants it right now, so, being able to deliver footage in the ProRes HQ format, while archiving the 4K makes my workload a bit less, while still setting us up for the future.

You can see the Samurai Blade and full range of Atomos products at IBC 2014 Hall 9 D.25 in Amsterdam 12-16 Sept, http://www.ibc.org/

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August 4th, 2014

Atomos Take HDMI One Step Closer to SDI Professional Video Standard

Open Atomos HDMI Start/Stop Trigger & Timecode Standard Released

New Coiled HDMI Cables for the ProVideo world

Melbourne, Australia – August 4th, 2014: Atomos today announce a move to standardise HDMI for the professional video industry by focusing on ease of use and customer experience. With in-depth experience along with their technical knowhow, Atomos aim to help define industry standards.

SDI has ruled the professional video space for over 25 years, built on a backbone of dependability and control. The prevalence of HDMI in consumer electronics and the DSLR revolution created by Canon’s 5D Mark II/III, Nikon’s D800 and followed more recently by Sony and Panasonic’s revolutionary 4K mirrorless cameras has made HDMI the default connection for video professionals. Until now, however many of the advantages presented by SDI have been missing from HDMI.

One of the big advantages of SDI over HDMI has been auto triggering and timecode communication between cameras and external devices like monitors and recorders. Atomos, the company that are famous for making life easier for professionals, have now made HDMI more usable and one step closer to the SDI standard by implementing auto start/stop trigger and timecode over HDMI. With this standard, users can connect using HDMI and automatically trigger functions on external devices from the camera itself, just as they have for years with SDI.

The Atomos protocol for HDMI is available for free from www.atomos.com/hdmi-protocol

“We are very proud to be defining a new standard in such an established market place. We love HDMI, but as it gets more popular on the camera side we need to help make it work in the pro world.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos, “Historically this has only been achieved in the tech industry by creating an open standard….which is what we’ve done”

Atomos was the first company to engineer auto HDMI start/stop and timecode communication with cameras. Initially with Sony in 2011 for the FS100 followed up with Canon in 2013, for the 5D Mark III, 1DC and C100. Currently almost all professional Sony and Canon HDMI Cameras including the A7S employ this protocol.
As the popularity of our external monitor/recorders has grown, demand for this connection has spread quickly to all camera manufacturers. Now with an open, free and available standard this transition can happen quickly and easily.

Another advantage that SDI has enjoyed has been a firmer, tight fitting connection. Again in an effort to bridge the gap between SDI and HDMI, Atomos have developed their own range of HDMI cables with tight fitting connections and coiled cable lengths that allow for less clutter on the tripod and less force pulling at the HDMI connection.

“Initially we developed these cables purely to support the Ninja Star, our lightweight, pocket size ProRes recorder”, said Jeromy Young, “but after consulting with our user base we soon discovered no one had yet developed a complete range of HDMI cables purely for ProVideo users in our space”

Available from August 15th the range of HDMI cables includes a right angled HDMI micro to micro/mini and full coiled cables in lengths of 30cm (45cm extended). HDMI mini to full and full HDMI to full HDMI connections in lengths of 30cm to 50cms (65cms extended). Prices range from $19.95 to $29.95, for the full list of options sees www.atomos.com

You can see the full range of Atomos products at IBC 2014 Hall 9 D.25 in Amsterdam 12-16 Sept, http://www.ibc.org

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June 30th, 2014

Atomos Ninja Star Ready to Fly

Atomos Ship World’s Smallest ProRes Recorder

Melbourne, Australia – June 30th, 2014: Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, confirm that the Ninja Star has completed the first production runs and is being shipped to the reseller channel ready to meet pre-orders. Launched at NAB the Ninja Star is a must have for film creatives who need to “Record Apple ProRes on Board” camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters and other UAVs, or recording post production quality from the world’s best camera makers, Canon, Sony, Nikon Panasonic and GoPro. To make this ultimate offering complete Atomos are excited to announce the launch of Atomos CFast 1.0 media (64GB and 128GB), custom HDMI cables as well as the inclusion of the CFast USB 3 reader in the box.

“Ninja Star is truly a breakthrough in professional recording.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “We have priced this for the masses, broken the barrier to flash media cost by offering affordable CFast and supplied clever cabling solutions that customers desire. There is now no reason for professionals with a camera purchased in the last 10 years not to have the best recording available with ProRes and Ninja Star”

By recognising a common need for a light and portable ProRes recorder with flexibility mounting options Atomos have responded to the numerous requests for ProRes ‘as small as possible’. The Ninja Star’s compact, self- contained size allows DP’s and cameramen to add recording to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes, making it ideal for extreme sports and reality TV cameramen.

Atomos takes advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilising HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders, as well as DSLRs and mirrorless breeds. The Ninja Star can record in both HD and ProRes to capture pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from any camera sensor it also features Timecode and Start/Stop Trigger along with Audio Line-in.

The Ninja Star is the next breakthrough in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are a slender 3.7″ (95mm) wide, 2.3″ (60mm) tall and 0.9″ (22mm) deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 130grams (4.5 oz.) for applications with onboard batteries and 240g (8.5oz) with the included battery and optional CFast media. The Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work or in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive.

To keep the Ninja Star as streamlined as possible Atomos have adopted Flash Media and the Ninja Star can utilise either CFast, 1.0 or 2.0 cards. CFast 1.0 offers a great solution for HD recording and specifically meets the data rates required for ProRes HQ at 80MB/s sustained write and 200MB/s sustained read. CFast 2.0 is currently achieving 450MB/s + speeds, which will allow recording to 4K ProRes at 30p and beyond, allowing CFast to assist in the high 4K data rates on other products such as the Shogun.

Atomos is one of the earliest adopters of the CFast standard, and having considered the few options available in the current market Atomos have made the decision to produce their own CFast card. The Atomos CFast 1.0 card will be available in 64GB and 128GB options.

Pricing and Availability
The Atomos Ninja Star is shipping for 295 USD, 219 EUR and 179 GBP (excluding tax and delivery) and will be available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. Additional Atomos CFast cards are also available in 64GB ($159 USD) and 128GB ($239 USD).

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May 1st, 2014

Atomos at Cine Gear 2014

Spotlight on Atomos New Ninja Star and 4K Shogun at Cine Gear 2014

Melbourne, Australia – May 1st, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders and the Connect converters, will exhibit at Cine Gear 2014, 6th -7th June, The Studios at Paramount Hollywood, LA (Booth number S304).

“Our new 4K Shogun and Ninja Star won 5 show awards at NAB last month and we’re excited to get first hand feedback from Cine Gear visitors.” said Heather Williams, Atomos Vice President Sales, Americas. “By listening to the camera guys and editors directly we’re able to make recorder developments that really make a difference to their day to day work.”

Visitors to Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles this month will be able to see the full range of Atomos recorders including the brand new Ninja Star and 4K Shogun which received an impressive number of awards when they were first shown at this year’s NAB.

The Ninja Star is the next breakthrough in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. Its small, self-contained size and flexible mounting options allow DP’s and cameramen to mount it to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes.

Since the company was founded in 2010 Atomos has broken new ground in the design and functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. By listening closely to their customers Atomos recognised a common need for a light and portable ProRes recorder which has greater flexibility with mounting options. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are slender at only 3.5″ wide, 2.3″ tall and 0.8″ deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100grams (3.5 oz).

The new Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor/recorder/deck and features a stunning 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen with 325 PPI, 179-degree viewing and 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation (depending on video input) giving it super-smooth monitoring and playback.

The Shogun utilizes both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as the latest Sony A7S and Panasonic GH4 and 4K SDI Canon C500. It can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps regular HD if the camera is capable. It also has genlock in for synced playout and features optional Wifi for remote control from iOS or Android devices. Improved audio handling with the included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power.

Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG or Avid DNxHD codecs.

You can see the full range of Atomos products including the Samurai Blade HD-SDI recorder/monitor and the Ronin HD-SDI deck as well as the Connect converter line at Cine Gear 2014, (6th -7th June), The Studios at Paramount Hollywood, LA (Booth number S304) http://www.cinegearexpo.com/

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April 29th, 2014

Atomos at InfoComm 2014

Atomos Shows 4K Shogun and Ninja Star Recorders at InfoComm

Melbourne, Australia – April 29th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders and the Connect converters, will exhibit at InfoComm14, 18th -20th June, Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth number C6349).

“InfoComm is the perfect venue for Atomos to bring its product solutions to the professional audio video market”, said Matt Ivey, Atomos President for the Americas. “Our solutions are in daily use across the world in some impressive and challenging event and mobile production installations with broadcasters, universities and community TV. And with our new Shogun we are now able to bring 4K recording and playback to the AV market.

Visitors to InfoComm 2014 will have a chance to see the brand new 4K Shogun and the compact Ninja Star which were both launched and received numerous awards at NAB in April along with the now shipping Ninja Blade.

The new Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck and features a stunning 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen 325 PPI 179-degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi- frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, giving super-smooth monitoring and playback.

The Shogun utilizes both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as the latest Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, 4K SDI Canon C500, and can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps regular HD if the camera is capable. It also has genlock in for synced playout and features optional Wifi for remote control from iOS or Android devices. Improved audio handling with the included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power.

Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG or Avid DNxHD codecs.

Also new from NAB 2014 is the Atomos Ninja Star and Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said “This is one of our best creations yet!”

The Ninja Star is the next breakthrough in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. Its small, self-contained size and flexible mounting options allow DP’s and cameramen to mount it to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes.

The dimensions of the Ninja Star are slender at only 3.5″ wide, 2.3″ tall and 0.8″ deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100grams (3.5 oz). The Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work or in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive or stealth is required.

You can see the full range of Atomos products including the Samurai Blade HD-SDI recorder/monitor and the Ronin HD-SDI Deck as well as the Connect converter line at InfoComm 2014, (18th -20th June), Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C6349) http://www.infocommshow.org/

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April 7th, 2014

Atomos Announce Revolutionary Shogun

Atomos Show New 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder at NAB 2014

Melbourne, Australia – April 7th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will launch the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number
C9532).

“Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codec’s from the sensor like 4K ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG. Affordable 4K recording through Raided HDD’s and SSD’s and unbelievable custom panels for monitoring”. said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Super light and slim and at a price point under 2K. We offer a faster more affordable camera to timeline workflow with revolutionary 4K cameras from Sony, Panasonic and Canon”.

The new Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck and features a stunning 1920×1080 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen 325 PPI 179-degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, giving super-smooth monitoring and playback.

The Shogun utilises both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as the latest Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, 4K SDI C500, and can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps HD if the camera is capable. It also has genlock in for synced playout and features optional Wifi for remote control from iOS or Android devices. Improved audio handling with the included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power.

Since the company was founded in 2010 Atomos have broken new ground in the design and functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. Atomos strive to set new standards by working closely with camera manufactures on essential features like auto record trigger, matching timecode and increased recording capability.

Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG or Avid DNxHD codecs.

You can see the Shogun and the full range of Atomos products at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532) www.nabshow.com.

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April 7th, 2014

Atomos Launch Ninja Star

Atomos Launch Pocket Sized ProRes Recorder at NAB 2014

Melbourne, Australia – April 7th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, will launch the Ninja Star at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). The Ninja Star is a must have for people who need to “Record Apple ProRes on Board” camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters, extreme sports and Reality TV.

“Our customers screamed for a tiny flash based ProRes recorder and player for extreme applications, their second location cameras or simply when they already had a monitor.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “At $295 with low cost Gen 1 CFast, weighing a mere 100gms (3.5oz), it’s price, durability and portability is unmatched – this is one of our best creations yet!”

The Ninja Star is the next break through in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. Its small, self contained size and flexible mounting options allow DP’s and cameramen to mount it to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes.

Since the company was founded in 2010 Atomos has broken new ground in the design and functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. By listening closely to their customers Atomos recognised a common need for a light and portable ProRes recorder which has greater flexibility with mounting options. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are slender at only 3.5″ wide, 2.3″ tall and 0.8″ deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100grams (3.5 oz). The Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work or in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive or stealth is required.

Taking advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilising HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders, as well as DSLRs and mirrorless breeds. The Ninja Star can record in both HD and ProRes to capture pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from any camera sensor directly to inexpensive first generation CFast media with up to 3hrs ProRes for $250. It also features Timecode and Start/Stop Trigger along with Audio Line- in.

You can see the Ninja Star and the full range of Atomos products at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532)www.nabshow.com.

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April 7th, 2014

4K Killer Combination from Atomos and Sony

Atomos 7” Shogun and Sony A7S Camera 4K Recording Solution Shown for the First Time at NAB 2014

Melbourne, Australia – April 6th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Apple ProRes Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will show the brand new 4K
Shogun 7” IPS monitor/recorder alongside the new Sony A7S at NAB 2014. The Shogun is currently the only 4K HDMI recording solution that can take full advantage of the new A7S’s full 35mm ultra-sensitive 12 mega pixel video sensor, clean HDMI out, 120 fps HD and custom HDMI timecode and start/stop trigger.

“Finally the camera the world has been waiting for, Sony has pulled out all the stops to deliver the world’s first Full Frame Video sensor in a camera for the masses.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “We are very proud to give 4K recording capability to the Sony A7S with our brand new 4K ProRes Shogun which sports a 1920×1200 7” killer monitor and unparalleled affordable 4K recording.”

The Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 4K HDMI and 12G SDI monitor recorder and deck. With the combination of Sony’s clean HDMI out direct to 4K ProRes onto single SSDs or RAIDed HDDs – 4K is now a mainstream reality at the equivalent of $40 per hour for storage media. With Sony’s pedigree and reliability coupled with Atomos’ revolutionary feature set and price points, this combination is the most compelling video solution on the
market today.

Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows the recording of pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor captured using 4K/HD ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG or Avid DNxHD codecs. Waveform and monitor assist tools such as luma parade, vectorscope and tri-level focus peaking offer a very comprehensive test and shot setup tool kit.

You can see the Shogun and Sony A7S on both the Atomos and Sony booths throughout NAB (7 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532, www.nabshow.com). There is also a special Sony/Atomos launch presentation and Q&A on day one of the show to be held at 12.30pm on the Atomos booth C9532.

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April 7th, 2014

Atomos Licence ProRes Codec to Panasonic at NAB 2014

Panasonic Pedigree and Atomos Innovation and Speed is a Perfect Partnership for VariCam 35

Melbourne, Australia –April 7th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, announce a strategic partnership at NAB 2014. Atomos will licence their Apple ProRes codec to Panasonic for the VariCam35 camera.

“There are tremendous long term gains by collaborating with prestigious Japanese brands.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “By leverageing our IP we can bring an improved format flexibility to the high end camera market.”

“Given the prevalence of ProRes as a popular editing format within the production community, its inclusion in the VariCam 35 will position the new camera/recorder solidly within a well-established and widely accepted HD workflow,” said Steve Cooperman, Product Manager, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America.

Atomos has an established reputation for ground breaking design and functionality of ProRes recording, monitoring and playback devices. By utilising the speed and speed and nimbleness of Atomos’s engineering and low power high precision implementation Panasonic can now bring even greater format flexibility to their professional cameras.

The Panasonic VariCam 35 has superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD and now with ProRes from Atomos it’s an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.

The VariCam 35 will launch fall 2014, with pricing to be announced. For further information about Panasonic professional video products, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

You can see the full range of Atomos products at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532) www.nabshow.com or see www.atomos.com.

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March 3rd, 2014

Atomos Announces New Distributor for China

Melbourne, Australia – February 20th 2014: Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the sole distributor for China.

“Shriro have excelled at catering for both the consumer camera and professional content creation markets in Hong Kong and China” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “They pride themselves on a straight and honest approach to business. I look forward to working with them because they understand what we are trying to achieve and we think they will sell a lot of our products. They will fulfil a distribution function supporting existing and new Atomos resellers.”

Shriro Hong Kong has been playing a leading role in the distribution of high-end equipment for photography in Hong Kong and Macau. Their mission is to provide top class equipment and quality services to professional photographers, cinematographers as well as to keen enthusiasts.

“We have been covering the Hong Kong and Macau markets for Atomos and we are excited to expand our cooperation with them to Mainland China, which is one of the fastest growing video & cinematography markets worldwide. Atomos products will be promoted through our high-end photography channel and we will rapidly expand our dedicated sales force and re-seller network in the video/cine channel” said Egon Heldner, Managing Director, Shriro (HK) Ltd. “We are convinced that Atomos’ innovative drive as well as their leading edge technology and customer focus will add value to our customers.”

Shriro Hong Kong will be carrying the entire Atomos range, including the Ninja-2, Samurai, Samurai Blade and Ronin field recorders, as well as the Connect and Connect AC converters, with immediate effect.

See www.atomos.com and www.shriro.com.hk for more details.

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February 25th, 2014

Atomos Launch Ninja Blade

Melbourne, Australia – February 25th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will launch the new HDMI Ninja Blade at BVE Expo, 25-27th February 2014 at the Excel Exhibition Centre, London. The Ninja Blade brings new levels of professional monitoring to camera mounted recorders for DSLR’s and any
HDMI capable device.

“We are extremely proud to work with all the major camera companies, especially technology leaders from Japan, which gives us a unique advantage over our competitors.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and
Founder of Atomos. “And I am especially pleased to be able to announce a product that is also ready to
ship, which is something of a rarity in this industry these days. With the Ninja Blade we are able to deliver
fantastic, professional-grade monitoring functionality and recording codecs straight from the multitude of
DSLR’s, mirror-less and HDMI video cameras. And we can deliver it now, not in 6 or 12 months’ time.”

Atomos recorders have broken new ground in production by combining recording, monitoring and
playback all in one easy to operate, portable device. Like the Samurai Blade, Ninja Blade allows the recording of pristine, 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives, captured using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs. Waveform, vectorscope and monitor assist tools such as tri-level focus peaking, zebra, false colour and blue-only offer a very comprehensive test and shot setup tool kit.

The Ninja Blade takes advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilizing HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders, as well as DSLRs. Many features from Atomos are designed with real productions and real situations in mind, to create smarter workflows, keeping the highest quality but also keeping running costs low. The Ninja Blade was designed with a long battery life. Atomos’ unique Continuous Power technology (patent pending) means that you never have to interrupt recording to swap batteries.

The new Ninja Blade features a stunning 1280 x 720 SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation depending on video input, giving super-smooth monitoring and playback. Every screen is calibrated to SMPTE Rec 709 colour space and a D65 white point with 100% gamut from factory. On-the-fly screen calibration is built into every Ninja Blade, so you are always accurate in any shooting environment.

You can see the Ninja Blade and the full range of Atomos products at BVE Expo www.bvexpo.com on the
Atomos stand (G32) together with UK distribution partner Global Distribution. For more about Atomos
see www.atomos.com and Global Distribution www.globaldistribution.com.

Pricing and Availability

The Atomos Ninja Blade is now shipping for 995 USD, 749 EUR and 595 GBP (excluding tax and delivery) and will be available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. See www.atomos.com for more details..

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December 4th, 2013

Atomos Ship Spyder Color Calibration

Melbourne, Australia – 4th 2013: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai and the pocket-sized Connect converters, announce that the Spyder calibration tool is now shipping. Priority sales will be given to pre-orders and general stock will be available through Atomos Worldwide reseller network.

“We believe color calibration and color image accuracy are paramount to a fast and efficient production process, whilst maintaining customer creativity.” states Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Calibrating your screen to standard color specifications allows the user to view accurately what is being recorded, avoiding costly color correction in post-production. We believe that color normalisation should be done at the camera, not in editing.”

Developed in partnership with New Jersey based Datacolor the Atomos Spyder gives Samurai Blade one button color calibration normally only found on high end monitors. With Spyder, the Samurai Blade gains the ability to accurately calibrate to the SMPTE Rec 709 color space with a D65 white point with 100% gamut and is fully customisable after calibration.

Atomos Spyder features:

  • Extreme precision 7 sensor calibration
  • USB to LANC serial control unit included for automatic calibration.
  • Calibrate to 6500K ITU-Rec709 white point with delta-E better than 2 down to 20% grey
  • User adjustments of lift, gain and gamma per channel after initial calibration
  • Can be used as a standard calibration unit for any monitor or computer (provided Datacolor software is purchased from their website).

The Atomos Spyder has initially been developed for the Samurai Blade with implementation on other Atomos recorders available soon.

Samurai Blade includes the world leading, now fully color calibratable, 5” SuperAtom IPS touchscreen with amazing 1280×720 325PPI resolution and the simple and intuitive AtomOS with a suite of set-up tools – waveform, RGB, Luma Parade and Vectorscope – as well as essential monitor assist functions – Focus Assist, Zebra, Blue Only Exposure and False Color. Samurai Blade allows the recording of pristine, 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives, captured using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec. Instantly play back to review recording, in/out cut edit (with meta-data tagging) and create .FCPXML projects for fast edit integration.

Pricing and Availability

The Windows compatible version of the Atomos Spyder is currently shipping at the RRP of $149 USD £89 GBP, €109 EUR and is available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. A Mac compatible version is in development. For more information visit www.atomos.com.

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December 2nd, 2013

Atomos Announces New Distributor for Taiwan

Melbourne, Australia – 2nd December 2013: Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2, Samurai, Samurai Blade and Ronin, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Cheng Seng Trading Co., Ltd.

“Atomos is excited to work with Cheng Seng as the exclusive distributor for Atomos products in Taiwan. Cheng Seng cover not just the pro-video and broadcast markets but also the photography market. A market in which we have enjoyed spectacular growth in the last year.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. 

“Cheng Seng Group are more than happy to work together with Atomos promoting their products in the photo, video and broadcasting industries in the Taiwan market.” said David Chiu, Managing Director at Cheng Seng. “We do expect to create a prosperous business based on mutual benefit.” he continued.

The Cheng Seng Group represents many world-famous brands that cover diversified market segmentations. By deeply cultivating markets for many years in Greater China and Taiwan, they have over 300 dealers and shops in the field of Photo, Video and IT industry in Taiwan and have set up dealer networks in every province of China. 

The Cheng Seng Group will act as a distributor only, supporting existing and new resellers to promote and sell all Atomos brand products in the Taiwan market.

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November 21st, 2013

Atomos Announces New Distributor for Hong Kong

Melbourne, Australia – November 21st 2013: Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2, Samurai, Samurai Blade and Ronin, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the distributor for Hong Kong.

“Shriro have excelled at catering for both the consumer camera and professional content creation markets in Hong Kong” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “They pride themselves on a straight and honest approach to business. I look forward to working with them because they understand what we are trying to achieve and we think they will sell a lot of our products. They will fulfil a distribution function supporting existing and new Atomos resellers.”

“Shriro Hong Kong has played a leading role in the distribution of high end equipment for photography and cinematography in Hong Kong, Macau and China. We are committed to providing high end equipment and quality services to professional photographers, cinematographers as well as to keen enthusiasts in these areas.” said Egon Heldner, Managing Director, Shriro (HK) Ltd. adding “We are convinced that Atomos’ innovation, leading edge technology and customer focus will add value to our customers and we are very excited to work together with Atomos to bring the best products and services to fulfil our customers’ needs. I am sure that our customers will like to see that Atomos products are now available from a reliable local source.”

Shriro Hong Kong will be carrying the entire Atomos range, including the Ninja-2, Samurai, Samurai Blade and Ronin field recorders, as well as the Connect and Connect AC converters, with immediate effect.

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June 3rd, 2013

Atomos At InfoComm 2013

Melbourne, Australia – June 3rd 2013: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will be at InfoComm13, 12th–14th June, Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida (Booth number 2552).

“InfoComm13 gives us a great platform to explore new opportunities in the Professional AV market”, said Matt Ivey, Atomos President for the Americas. “We are also pleased to be supporting our distribution partner in North America, TecNec”.

Visitors to InfoComm13 will have a chance to see the brand new Samurai Blade HD-SDI recorder with its stunning 1280 x 720 IPS ‘SuperAtom’ touchscreen. It is the first truly professional monitor that records, offering full waveform functionality, including vectorscope and RGB/luma parade displays. “This new screen is truly spectacular,” added Ivey, “and it enables us to offer a comprehensive toolset that any systems integrator or test engineer would be proud of.”

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May 29th, 2013

Atomos At Cine Gear Expo 2013

Melbourne, Australia – May 29th 2013: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will be demonstrating its full range of recorders and converters on booth S318 at Cine Gear Expo 2013, 31st May – 1st June 2013, The Studios at Paramount Hollywood, CA.

Visitors to Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles this month will be able to see and touch the very first production units of the Samurai Blade – the field recorder/monitor combo that caused such a stir when it was announced at this year’s NAB. ‘The Blade’ – as it’s already becoming affectionately known – features a stunning 1280 x 720 IPS ‘SuperAtom’ touchscreen and is the first truly professional monitor that records, offering full waveform functionality, including vectorscope and RGB/luma parade displays.

“This new screen is truly spectacular,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos, “and it enables us to offer a comprehensive toolset that any test engineer would be proud of. With the Blade, we have raised the bar yet again in the affordable field recorder segment. We’re the first to combine true, professional monitor functionality with recording and deck playout, all in a space-saving, camera-mountable unit.”

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April 8th, 2013

Atomos Announces Samurai Blade

Melbourne, Australia – April 8th 2013: Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the acclaimed Connect converters, announces Samurai Blade at NAB 2013, (8-11 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C8218).

“Atomos has now shipped a staggering 10,000 field recorders worldwide, and the Samurai has been a great success. For most professional environments it continues to be the go-to recorder or deck for many of our customers,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “We are now excited to present the next generation of Samurai – the Samurai Blade.

“Blade introduces the SuperAtom IPS screen – super sharp, super bright, super blacks – right down to the last atom. At 325 dpi and a million pixels, this screen is spectacular. With full waveform functionality, the Blade is a monitor that records and a recorder that truly monitors. It’s the perfect partner for the new wave of cinematic cameras.” added Young.

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April 8th, 2013

Atomos Announces Connect AC Converters

Melbourne, Australia – April 8th 2013: Atomos, creator of award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the acclaimed Connect converters, announces two new Connect converters, Connect AC H2S and Connect AC S2H, at NAB 2013. (8-11 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C8218).

“These two new converters are the AC-powered, fixed facility counterparts of our recently introduced Connect converters,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “We listened to customer feedback and learned just how much people hate external power adaptors – or ‘wall-warts’ – so we decided to eliminate them. Connect-AC converters are powered by a standard figure-of-8 cable – that’s more convenient and more reliable.”

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April 8th, 2013

Atomos Announces Ninja-2 Support for New DSLR Cameras

Melbourne, Australia – April 8th 2013: Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the acclaimed Connect converters, announces Ninja-2 support for many new DSLR cameras, (8-11 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C8218).

“Our close relationships with major camera manufacturers means that at NAB this year we have over 20 different cameras on our booth working with our field recorders,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Of these, over half are DSLRs with ‘clean’ HDMI video output. This time last year there was only one. This is a great illustration of just how DSLRs and affordable large sensor video cameras are changing the world of professional video.”

Atomos is incredibly proud to be showing a special, pre-release version of the Canon 5D MkIII working with the Ninja-2. “With this new firmware update from Canon, we have a clean HDMI feed, and a co-developed start/stop trigger and timecode over HDMI essential professional tools. This combination is an absolute game-changer, which we’ve responded to by changing the price of the Ninja-2 to $695, making it more affordable for the whole filmmaking community” added Young.

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April 8th, 2013

Atomos Opens New US Subsidiary

Melbourne, Australia – April 8th 2013: Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the acclaimed Connect converters, announces the opening of a new US office at NAB 2013, (8-11 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C8218).

“Our phenomenal growth over the past year means we can make this kind of investment to better support our customers in the Americas,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “The new office will provide technical support for the region, as well as some product development.”

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February 22nd, 2013

Smart Production Tools on Show at CABSAT 2013, Dubai

Melbourne, AustraliaFebruary 22nd, 2013: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera-mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will be at CABSAT, 12-14th March 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.

“CABSAT gives us a great platform to explore new opportunities in new markets and strengthen our presence in this region”, said Stephan Kexel, Atomos Vice President Sales, EMEA. “We are also pleased to support Digital Broadcast Solutions, who have a well established reputation in the region and will be focused on growing Atomos business.”

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February 6th, 2013

Smart Production Tools on Show at BVE 2013, London

Melbourne, Australia – February 6th, 2013: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera-mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will be at BVE Expo, 26-28th February 2013 at the Excel Exhibition Centre, London.

“BVE is a very important show for us,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos, “simply because the UK is one of our strongest markets. With many of the new DSLRs supporting clean HDMI output, our hottest product right now is the Ninja-2, but we’ll be showing our products working with a wide selection of cameras, so there will something of interest on show for every kind of production, big or small.”

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November 29th, 2012

Atomos Release New Ninja-2 Firmware for DNxHD Encoding

Melbourne, Australia – November 29, 2012: Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, announces the worldwide release of AtomOS 4.01 firmware for Ninja-2 recorders. AtomOS 4.01 brings a whole new level of functionality to the Ninja-2 with support for Avid DNxHD, at no extra cost to customers.

“We are really starting to see the benefits of our architecture, which gives us the ability to provide such major feature enhancements to our customers at no extra charge” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Avid DNxHD opens up our recorders to Windows users. Support for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere makes Ninja-2 the perfect recorder for Mac and PC”

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November 5th, 2012

Atomos Ship Connect Converters

Atomos Connect Converters provide HDMI to HD-SDI and HD-SDI to HDMI conversion

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November 1st, 2012

Atomos Appoints Stephan Kexel as Vice President Sales, EMEA

Experienced addition to Atomos’ Executive Team

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October 31st, 2012

Atomos Announce AtomOS 4.0 & Avid DNxHD Support

Free DNxHD update for the highest quality, most affordable SSD/HDD recorder

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September 7th, 2012

Atomos Announces Ronin & Ronin Duo at IBC 2012

Atomos creates new portable, rack-mountable Recorder/Player/Monitor

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September 6th, 2012

Atomos Ninja-2 & Canon C100 Make Compact Combination

New Canon camera gives clean output to Atomos Ninja-2 for recording uncompressed HD

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