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DIRECTOR QUALITY MONITOR
Real time monitoring with the SuperAtom 5” IPS 325ppi 1280x720 capacitive touchscreen. Monitoring functions at your fingertips including waveform, vectorscope, luma parade, RGB, focus peaking, zebra, false color & blue only.
LOSSLESS & EDIT FRIENDLY
Maximize use of your camera’s spectacular lens & sensor. Bypass internal high compression recording to H.264 / AVCHD / MPEG & upgrade to virtually lossless ready-to-edit 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD with the Samurai Blade.
PROXIES ON THE GO WITH CUT & TAG EDITING
Create HD proxies on the Samurai Blade as you record 4K at the camera & in real time rough cut your footage. Tag it as Favorite or Reject and save as a project, ready to finalize in the studio.
LOW COST MEDIA & LONG RECORD TIMES
Record to standard 2.5” HDDs and SSDs. A 1TB HDD gives you 10+ hours of Apple ProRes HQ. Buy your choice of media that is affordable, reliable and readily available.
“The Samurai Blade never missed a beat during any of the dives - despite having to cope with 100% humidity & a wide range of temperatures”
Project Manager Sub Intervals
Deep Sea Challenge
The AtomOS operating system is intuitive, easy to use and always two or fewer touches away from your function.
HD off the sensor in edit friendly 422 10-bit Apple ProRes. 422 for improved colour accuracy & 10-bit for the extended color depth demanded in post production.
We support affordable, readily available HDD or SSD. HDD is the most affordable option, perfect for most situations. For vibration sensitive shoots SSD is supported.
We’ve teamed up with leading camera brands (Canon, Sony, Panasonic, RED and Arri) to give you frame accurate timecode and start/stop triggers over SDI.
You get more than expected with Atomos. Included in the price is a rugged carry case, battery, charger, AC adapter, HDD/SSD caddy & dock, D-Tap adapter.
Synchronize with the camera’s timecode for independent external recording.
Our low power design (<7W) coupled with our patented Continuous Power dual battery system ensures you will never be without power in the field.
Monitor up to 12ch digital and 2ch analog audio all locked frame accurately, never drifting. Take a line in from a mixing desk & even manually adjust for delays from the camera.
Our products are ready for the field with aircraft grade Aluminum, locking mechanisms on removable parts, low weight and wide operating temperature
(-30 to +45 C).
Use the optional Spyder to calibrate to SMPTE Rec 709 & D65 whitepoint or Canon C-Log. Normally reserved for more expensive monitors, never has it been easier to get one click calibration.
Samurai Blade Downloads
Samurai Blade Firmware Updates
Samurai Blade Firmware Update V5.12
Update Atom OS to take advantage of the latest features for the best possible experience.
Without batteries & HDD
345g / 12oz (without batteries & HDD)
With batteries & HDD
696g / 25oz (with batteries & HDD)
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)
153 x 87 x 48mm, 6.0 x 3.4 x 1.9”
Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability
Fan-less for silent operation
3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon, Play)
NP series, D-Tap and supporting accessories (Nikon ENL6, Canon EL6)
Input voltage (battery)
6.2V to 16.8V
Battery time (based on 7.4V)
2600mAh - up to 4hrs
5200mAh - up to 8hrs
7800mAh - up to 12hrs
Continuous power* Patent pending
Primary-secondary battery system
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously
Power Station continuous power dual supply
1280 x 720
16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox
Native frame rate playback
SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibratable to REC709 with optional Atomos Spyder
Video input/loop out
1 x HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE)
Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (camera dependent)
Video output (play out)
1 x HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE)
Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (Playback file dependent)
Supported loop out formats
HDMI to HDMI
SDI to SDI
Video signal conversion
HDMI to SDI
SDI to HDMI
Supported formats (in/out)
HD - high frame rate
1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i
Realtime hardware encoding
4K-UHD 3840x2160 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to
1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to
50i from 25PSF > 25P (2:2 Pulldown)
60i from 30PSF > 30P (2:2 Pulldown)
60i from 24P > 24P (3:2 Pulldown)
60i from 23.98P > 23.98P (3:2 Pulldown)
Audio input (48kHz PCM audio)
12ch 48kHz 16-bit
Audio output (48kHz PCM audio)
12ch 48kHz 16-bit
Balanced Line (XLR)
SDI Trigger Camera Selectable
LANC control – Slave
(Approved List Only)
HDD (5,400 to 10,000rpm)
Master caddy case
Master Caddy 1 (included)
75mm x 105mm x 12mm
Master caddy dock
2.5” SATA to USB 2.0/3.0
Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+
EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks / Autodesk Smoke 2015+
Main unit, Universal battery charger 110-240V, AC adapter & car charger, docking station & leads, 2 x master caddy cases, 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Rugged carry case, D-Tap adapter
5 x Master caddy cases, Sunhood, Carry cases, Canon & Nikon adapter plates, Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter, Powerstation
All specifications correct when published, subject to E&OE.