August 30th 2023
AtomOS 11 is the first major redesign of our bespoke operating system since 2018, and it's tailor-made for your brand new Ninja Ultra. Please prepare to install firmware version 11.01.00 as soon as you unbox your new Atomos device.
Atomos recommends that your Ninja Ultra is plugged into mains power before commencing the firmware update.
Note: Once firmware 11.01.00 is successfully installed on your Ninja Ultra, the unit may reboot to update the Atomos Connect firmware. Do not interrupt the firmware installation process.
The visually stunning AtomOS 11 operating system offers a fresh new look with countless optimizations to increase performance, usability, and some impressive new features. We can't wait for you to explore it.
Ninja Ultra is our first device to support Wi-Fi 6E (Atomos Connect accessory required). Wi-Fi 6E is less prone to interference and works over a longer range, with even better latency compared to standard Wi-Fi 6.
It is backwards compatible with previous Wi-Fi versions, but its extended capabilities will only be available when connecting to other Wi-Fi 6E equipment.
Using the new PlaybackAssist feature, users can create custom ordered playlists, making the review of dailies, or even play out to digital signage or large format displays a breeze.
Scheduled Play is also part of the PlaybackAssist feature set, allowing users to choose the time when the device should start playing back specific files. This could be after a user-defined timer has elapsed, or at a specific time of day.
More details and instructions on how to use PlaybackAssist: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7743008849807/
Similarly to PlaybackAssist, the brand new RecordAssist feature allows you to schedule when you want your device to start recording. The recording can start at a specific time, or when your previously configured timer has elapsed. This also applies to the Timelapse function, making RecordAssist a perfect fit for situations where you have to configure your device before an event, or for the early morning hours when capturing a sunrise.
More details and instructions on how to use RecordAssist: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7743059112079/
Introduction of two new alternatives to our traditional False Color implementation on Atomos devices: Arri False Color and the EL Zone System invented by Hollywood DP Ed Lachman, ASC.
Note: The EL Zone System exposure tool can only be activated when our device detects either a Log or RAW Input. It's not selectable on the Ninja Ultra when cameras are outputting video with Rec.709 or generic non-LOG picture profiles to it.
More details and instructions on how to use the new Colorized Exposure modes: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7742851959567/
As an exclusive feature for the Ninja Ultra, we're introducing the ability to record stunning ProRes RAW clips along with H.265 Proxies that are uploaded to either Frame.io or Sony Ci Media. Atomos Connect required.
Note: Only 16:9 or 17:9 aspect ratios are supported for our ProRes RAW + Proxies workflow at this time.
Please visit our FAQs for a full list of supported resolutions & frame rates for our ProRes RAW + Proxies Camera to Cloud workflow. https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/6420322981519/
As a Ninja Ultra and AtomOS 11 exclusive, we added the ability to have matching file names when connected to professional cinema cameras via SDI. This allows the Ninja Ultra to use the same file naming scheme these cameras are using for their internal recording, making external proxy recording and advanced C2C workflows more seamless than ever.
The Ninja Ultra supports multiple cameras from ARRI, Canon, RED and Sony. Please visit our FAQs for a full list of supported cameras and setup instructions. https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7771039055759/
Note: The updated file naming implementation cannot be used when outputting SDI RAW signals from any of the compatible cameras.
By selecting the new "Single Recording" Camera to Cloud mode in Atomos Cloud Studio, Ninja Ultra users can now upload high quality 4K clips at up to 60fps to either Frame.io or the Sony Ci Media cloud.
These clips are significantly higher quality than our 1080p and 720p proxies, and they're perfect for quick-turnaround jobs and every scenario where high quality C2C clips will end up in the final edit.
Note: Using this feature requires an active subscription to either the CLASSIC or PREMIUM tier in Atomos Cloud Studio.
In Atomos 11 we completely redesigned our NDI menu, but more importantly, we now allow you to transmit 4K NDI signals over the network.
Note: 4K NDI TX on Ninja Ultra supports frame rates of up to 30fps, and recording is not available when transmitting.
More details and instructions on how to use 4K NDI TX: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7743901715087/
By pairing two Ninja or Ninja Ultra units to Atomos Cloud Studio, you can configure either of them as a wireless transmitter (TX) or receiver (RX). As long as you're connected to the Atomos Cloud via the internet via an Atomos Connect and if your Cloud subscription allows it, you can send a live video feed from one Ninja to the other. No additional wireless equipment required.
Note: Any AtomOS 10 & OS 11 device, or iPhone running the Atomos Pro Camera app can transmit (TX) to a RemoteView session. However, only AtomOS 11 devices, the Atomos – Surface app for macOS and iPadOS, and the Atomos – Monitor Apple tvOS app can be configured to be receiving (RX) devices.
Note: AtomOS10 TX devices can only support 25/50/29.97/59.94 FPS sessions, whereas OS11 TX devices can also support 23.98 and 24 FPS sessions.
More details and instructions on how to use RemoteView: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7772683055119
While the output spec was previously limited to 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p, we now support true 24.00p recording from the Sony FX3 and FX30 cameras too.