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Samurai Blade



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Samurai Blade

Your log camera is now hdr

Unleash your camera’s full potential

From the core, every feature has been designed with professionals in mind focussing on improving the performance and capability of your camera.

  • Rec
  • Play
  • Mon
  • Edit

Record from the sensor

Shoot video the way you intended and capture directly from your professional SDI camera to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. Record high-resolution proxies from Arri and Red and edit inside a responsive timeline until you are ready to swap out the proxies for final delivery.

On the go or in the edit suite

Instantly review footage on the Blade on location or in the edit suite. Loop straight out to a SDI broadcast monitor for client reviews and mark takes with favorites or reject clips based on client feedback.

Director Quality Monitor

Monitor with the responsive SuperAtom 5” display. The intuitive touchscreen interface gives you one touch access to Waveform monitoring for both Luma and RGB parades, Vectorscope, Focus Peaking, Zebra Patterns and False Color.

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.

Monitor hdr with your log camera

Shooting in camera Log (S-Log2, S-Log3, C-Log, V-Log etc) delivers the maximum sensor detail in your recordings, when viewed on monitors it looks washed out & makes judging exposure difficult. AtomHDR brings post production for HDR monitoring to the field, displaying high brightness range of Log footage with the brightness and vibrancy as the eye sees it on our SuperAtom IPS 8-bit 400nit calibrated monitor.

Superatom. super 5” IPS display

Step up from your LCD viewfinder with the SuperAtom 5” display. Designed to be vibrant and calibrated for Rec. 709, see detail how you see them on set.

  • 5" SuperAtom

  • 1280x720

  • Calibrate

  • Waveform

  • Focus Peaking

  • False Color

SuperAtom Display

connect. monitor. record.

Included on every Samurai Blade is SDI I/O for quick connections to SDI Broadcast and Film cameras and output to larger on set monitors for instant review.

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Ninja Blade

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
Samurai Blade



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Without batteries & media 345g / 12oz
With batteries & media 696g / 25oz
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 153 x 87 x 48mm, 6.0 x 3.4 x 1.9”
Construction Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability
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Operating power 3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.8W (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 4hrs
5200mAh - up to 8hrs
7800mAh - up to 12hrs
DC In -
Continuous power
* Patent pending
Primary-secondary battery system
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously
Size 5”
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 325
Aspect ratio 16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox
Color standard REC709 HDTV
Look up table (LUT) support 1D LUT
Anamorphic de-squeeze -
Technology SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibration to Rec.709 with optional calibration unit
AtomHDR Yes
Supported Log formats Sony SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog 2, Arri Log C,
Panasonic Vlog, JVC JLog, Red LogFilm
Supported Gamuts Native gamut (no conversion)
Bit depth 8-bit
Brightness 400nit
PQ in/out
In = Post   Out = Monitor
No / No
Video input/loop out
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)
Video output (play out)
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(playback file dependent)
Supported loop out formats
SDI to SDI 720p 50/60,
1080i 50/60
1080pSF 24/25/30
1080p 24/25/30
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)
SDI 12ch 48kHz 16-bit
Audio Line in / Headphone out 2ch 48kHz 16-bit
Remote start/stop
SDI SDI trigger camera selectable
Other LANC control - Slave
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 Samurai Blade 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,
2.5mm “Y” adapter cable for LANC
Optional extras 5 x Master caddy cases, Sunhood,
Carry cases, Canon & Nikon adapter plates,
Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter,
Power Station

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

* Available in future firmware updates

Samurai Blade Firmware

Samurai Blade Firmware V5.2

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

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Samurai Blade Resources

User Manual

Quick Start Guide (ATOMSMB001)

Samurai Blade Product Brochure

HDR Tech-guide

Recommended Drives

Supported Cameras