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Ninja Star



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Ninja Star

Small. Light. ProRes in your pocket.

Add professional capability to your DSLR, drone and action cam

The world’s smallest and lightest ProRes recorder can go where no other recorders can. At 130g/4.6oz, it’s small enough for flight on a drone or to be used with an action cam. The Ninja Star is your hidden secret weapon for unleashing your camera’s recording potential.

  • Rec
  • Play
  • Mon
  • Edit

Record from the sensor

Capture directly from your camera’s sensor to Apple ProRes. 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 HDMI input and output allows you to connect and record from any HDMI device or loop out to larger monitors for client review.

Pipeline to your Timeline

Import media into your NLE of choice without the need for transcoding. Save time in your workflow and edit faster than ever thanks to the native codecs of Apple ProRes.

Record from any HDMI device

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

Connect. Record.

The Ninja Star features HDMI I/O connections to HDMI cameras and can output to larger on set monitors for instant review.

Ninja Star

The power of four

We have made the Ninja Star so easy to use there’s only four buttons. Record, play and change codecs with simple button presses. Adding ProRes to your workflow has never been easier.

249g / 8.8oz Lightweight

95 x 60 x 25mm, 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.0” Size

Easy Operation

Ultra Long Battery

With over 5 hours of runtime with one battery, the Ninja Star will always be ready for action.

any editing application. no encoding required

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

  • adobe
  • autodesk
  • grass valley
  • FCPX
Ninja Star



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Without batteries & media 130g / 4.6oz
With batteries & media 249g / 8.8oz
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 95 x 60 x 25mm, 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.0”
Construction Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability
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Operating power 3.5W / 4.5W (Rec,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
via optional Power Station
Size -
Resolution -
Aspect ratio -
Color standard -
Look up table (LUT) support -
Anamorphic de-squeeze -
Technology -
AtomHDR No
Supported Log formats N/A
Supported Gamuts N/A
Bit depth N/A
Brightness N/A
PQ in/out
In = Post   Out = Monitor
Video input/loop out
HDMI 1 x HDMI Micro (1.4)
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)
Video output (play out)
HDMI 1 x HDMI Micro (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

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 (no gain control)
Audio Line in 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
Atomos CFast & approved 3rd party CFast
Master caddy case -
Master caddy dock USB 2.0/3.0 CFast card reader
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 Star unit, Universal battery charger 110-240V,
AC adapter & car charger, CFast card reader,
1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Rugged carry case,
Cheese plate mounting adapter
Optional extras D-Tap adapter, Canon & Nikon adapter plates,
Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter,
CFast cards, Atomos specialty HDMI cables,
Power Station

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

Ninja Star Firmware

Ninja Star Firmware V4S.02

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

Ninja Star Resources

User Manual

Quick Start Guide (ATOMNJS001)

Ninja Star Product Brochure

Recommended Drives

Supported Cameras