Melbourne, Australia – 15th September 2023 – At IBC 2023 in Amsterdam, Atomos is announcing the latest generation of Shogun camera-mounted monitor-recorders: Shogun and Shogun Ultra.
The new Shoguns include more codecs as standard: 6K Apple ProRes RAW (8K with Shogun Ultra), Apple ProRes, DNxHD as well as H.265, which was previously available only as a paid option. For better consistency, Shogun and Shogun Ultra have the same differentiating features as the new Ninja and Ninja Ultra.
The key differences between the new Shogun and Ninja lines are a brighter, 2000nit 7-inch screen, and fully integrated connectivity. Because Shogun has both 12G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, it can be used for cross-conversion, unlike a Ninja fitted with Atomos Connect. Shogun has more power options too, with NP battery slot and an integrated 2.1mm locking jack DC input socket.
Shogun Ultra is ideal for use with cinematic cameras and can record full-quality files to Apple ProRes RAW up to 4K 60p while at the same time recording HD 60p to H.265, and supporting automatic matching filenames, timecode and record trigger from many popular models of ARRI, Canon, RED and Sony cameras.
Both Shogun and Shogun Ultra models have the new 4K camera to cloud mode that lets you record and upload much higher quality bitrate H.265 video with higher framerates and customized parameters. The files are lightweight enough for camera to cloud workflows, but more than good enough quality for immediate use on social media, sports reporting or news gathering.