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Ninja 2



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Ninja 2

Ninja your DSLR with ProRes or AVID DNXHD

Ninja your DSLR and unleash your camera’s full potential

The Ninja 2 is the tool of choice for many professionals around the world. Designed to unlock many of your DSLR’s restrictions and add on the professional features you expect to see on high-end cameras.

  • Rec
  • Play
  • Mon
  • Edit

Record from the sensor

Capture directly from your camera’s sensor to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. Upgrade from 30Mbps MPEG compression you are used to recording, to pristine, edit friendly 220Mbps 10-bit Apple ProRes HQ media.

On the go or in the edit suite

Thanks to the intuitive touchscreen display, reviewing clips after a take is only a press away. Loop out the HDMI port onto a large monitor for instant client review while on location.

Monitor your way

The Ninja Star’s HDMI output lets you review live footage or recorded footage in playout to larger monitors on set.

Pipeline to your Timeline

Dock the Master Caddy and import your media into your NLE, all with no transcoding. Save time in your workflow and edit faster than ever thanks to the native codecs of Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD.

Record from any HDMI device

Add production quality Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD recordings from thousands of HDMI devices including cameras, projectors, laptops , phones and gaming consoles.

Display in 4.3”

Step up from your LCD viewfinder with the 4.3” display. The Ninja 2 can easily be articulated for any viewing any giving you flexibility in your setup.

  • 4.3" LCD

  • 800x480

  • RGB & Gamma Control

  • Focus Peaking

  • False Color


connect. monitor. record.

The Ninja 2 features HDMI I/O connections to HDMI cameras and can output to larger on set monitors for instant review. Start/Stop triggering is also supported on Sony and Canon cameras.

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continue on with continuous power

With the patent pending hot swappable dual battery system you will never be out of action. Keep recording and automatically swap to a second battery when power is low.

break the 30 min barrier

Thanks to affordable 2.5” HDDs and SDDs, expect reliable and long recordings which is ideal for event shooters. With a 1TB HDD, you can record 10+ hours of Apple ProRes HQ, breaking the 30min recording barrier imposed by many cameras (recording time limit is camera dependent - refer <a href=""></a>)

The Atomos Master Caddy provides flexibility with your choice of HDDs and SSDs.

We’ve also teamed up with G-Technology, the creators of professional storage solutions. Soon a re-designed Master Caddy will be available for purchase that will be compatible with the ev series range.

Ninja Blade

Any editing application. No encoding required

Shoot, Record and Dock straight into the editing application of your choice in pristine Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD.

  • adobe
  • autodesk
  • grass valley
  • FCPX
Ninja 2



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Without batteries & media 300g / 11oz
With batteries & media 651g / 23oz
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 115 x 87 x 41mm, 4.5 x 3.4 x 1.6”
Construction Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability
- -
Operating power 3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.0W (Rec, Mon, Play)
Compatible batteries NP-F series, D-Tap and supporting accessories
Input voltage (battery) 6.2V to 16.8V
Battery time (based on 7.4V) 2600mAh - up to 5hrs
5200mAh - up to 9hrs
7800mAh - up to 14hrs
DC In -
Continuous power
* Patent pending
Primary-secondary battery system
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously
Size 4.3”
Resolution 800 x 480
PPI 220
Aspect ratio 16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox
Color standard SMPTE
Look up table (LUT) support -
Anamorphic de-squeeze -
Technology LCD (Resistive touch)
AtomHDR No
Supported Log formats N/A
Supported Gamuts N/A
Bit depth 8-bit
Brightness -
PQ in/out
In = Post   Out = Monitor
Video input/loop out
HDMI 1 x HDMI (1.4)
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)
Video output (play out)
HDMI 1 x HDMI (1.4)
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(playback file dependent)
Supported loop out formats
HDMI to HDMI SD 480i, 576i
1280 x 720p 50/60
1920 x 1080i 50/60
1920 x 1080p 24/25/30
SDI to SDI -
Video signal conversion
Supported Codecs & frame rates (record & playback)
Raw to CDNG (Record only)* N/A
Raw to ProRes / DNxHR N/A
Video to ProRes / DNxHR Codecs Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT
AVID DNxHD 220x, 220, 145, 36

Frame rates 1080p; 24/SF24/25/SF25/30/SF30
1080i; 50/60i
720p; 50/60p
SD 480i, 576i
Onboard processing
Pulldown removal 24/25/30pSF > 24/25/30p (2:2 pulldown)
60i > 24p (3:2 pulldown)
4K UHD downscale for HD monitoring -
Audio in/out (48kHz PCM audio)
HDMI 2ch 48kHz 16-bit
Audio Line in / Headphone out 2ch 48kHz 16-bit
Remote start/stop
HDMI Auto HDMI Trigger
Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
Other -
Playlist -
Genlock / LTC -
Pre-roll record -
Custom timelapse -
Meta data tagging Yes (Favorite, Reject)
Supported media
(Approved List at
SSD 2.5”
HDD (5,400 to 7,200rpm)
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 Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+
Media Composer 5.0+
Premiere 5.5+
EDIUS 6.0+
Vegas Pro 10+
Autodesk Smoke 2015
XML support FCPX XML native, FCP7 supported with conversion
(Adobe compatible)
Accessories included Ninja 2 unit, Universal battery charger 110-240V,
docking station & leads, 2 x master caddy cases,
1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Canon & Nikon adapter plates
Optional extras 5 x Master caddy cases, Sunhood,
car adapter, D-Tap adapter, Carry cases,
Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter,
Power Station

All specifications correct when published, subject to E&OE.

Ninja 2 Firmware

Ninja 2 Firmware V4.3

Update Atom OS to take advantage of the latest features for the best possible experience.

Ninja 2 Resources

User Manual

Quick Start Guide (ATOMNJA003)

Ninja 2 Product Brochure

Recommended Drives

Supported Cameras