Display Optimization

Colour Calibration

Every monitor in the field and the editing suite naturally drifts in color over time. Atomos has partnered with the leader in calibration technology, Calibrite, to open up professional display calibration to all filmmakers using our products with their ColorChecker Video and ColorChecker Video XL.


How it works

Before you follow the steps below to perform the calibration, the Atomos device needs to be switched on, with an image on the screen, and the ColorChecker Display Pro (or Plus) plugged into your computer via USB for at least 30 minutes. Calibration should also be performed in a dark environment, at a temperature between 22˚C to 30˚C.

  1. Download the latest version of Atomos Calibrator software from the bottom of this page.
  2. Unpack the ZIP file and install the Atomos Calibrator software.
  3. Connect the 2.5mm jack of the USB to Serial cable to the LANC/Remote port of your Atomos device, and the USB connector into your Windows PC or Mac. On the Ninja, Shogun or Shinobi 7, set the Remote mode in the Input menu to Calibration/LANC.
  4. Launch the Atomos Calibrator software.
  5. Rotate the protective cover of the ColorChecker Video (or Video XL) to reveal the lens. Place the ColorChecker in the center of the LCD of your Atomos device and make sure that it doesn’t move during the calibration process. The foam seal around the sensor must sit flat on the LCD to ensure that no light can enter the sensor.
  6. In the Atomos Calibrator software, press Detect.
  7. After your device is detected, press Calibrate to initiate the calibration process.

You can find in-depth instructions, and the full list of monitors-recorders compatible with our Atomos Calibrator software via this link.


Atomos Calibrator Software

The current version of Atomos Calibrator software is available for download at the bottom of the page. It has been tested on Mac and PC to support calibration of the following products:

  • Ninja
  • Ninja Ultra
  • Shogun
  • Shogun Ultra
  • Shogun Connect
  • Zato Connect
  • Sumo 19SE
  • Shinobi 7
  • Shinobi
  • Shogun Studio 2
  • Sumo 19
  • Ninja V+
  • Ninja V
  • Neon 24
  • Neon 17
  • Shogun 7
  • Shogun Inferno
  • Ninja Inferno

To calibrate legacy products, Atomos Calibrator version 1.5 is required. You can find in-depth instructions, links to download version 1.5 and the full list of Monitors/Recorders compatible with our Atomos Calibrator software via this link.


Download Calibration Software

You can download the Atomos Calibrator Software via the Product Support section of the website.

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