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Introducing Shinobi SDI

Atomos Shinobi SDI is a lightweight HDR field monitor for the video professional who needs the flexibility of both HDMI and SDI camera connectivity, or the vlogger wanting to take their production to the next level. Connect 4K HDMI for HDR viewing or SDI for HD-SDI loop out. Run cables between Shinobi SDIs up to 100m (328ft) without degradation of image allowing directors, crew and clients to see what the camera operator is seeing in stunning detail. Shinobi SDI's high brightness 1000nit 5-inch monitor lets crew members preview and see images exactly as intended in any lighting condition, in SDR or HDR. Shinobi SDI is the ultimate monitoring tool in your video production arsenal that won’t break the bank.

Introducing Shinobi SDI

Atomos Shinobi SDI is a lightweight HDR field monitor for the video professional who needs the flexibility of both HDMI and SDI camera connectivity, or the vlogger wanting to take their production to the next level. Connect 4K HDMI for HDR viewing or SDI for HD-SDI loop out. Run cables between Shinobi SDIs up to 100m (328ft) without degradation of image allowing directors, crew and clients to see what the camera operator is seeing in stunning detail. Shinobi SDI's high brightness 1000nit 5-inch monitor lets crew members preview and see images exactly as intended in any lighting condition, in SDR or HDR. Shinobi SDI is the ultimate monitoring tool in your video production arsenal that won’t break the bank.

HDR monitoring made easy

Shinobi SDI is our first stand-alone compact SDI-capable HDR monitor for professionals where recording capability is not required. It is built to match your high-end cinema and production cameras and can run all day on a single battery. It features all our amazing screen-processing technology and creative simple-to-use monitoring-tools including the new multi-tool ‘Analysis’, designed for perfect real-time image checking. Set your shots up accurately using advanced histograms, waveforms or video scopes; all while seeing what your camera sees.

HDR monitoring made easy

Shinobi SDI is our first stand-alone compact SDI-capable HDR monitor for professionals where recording capability is not required. It is built to match your high-end cinema and production cameras and can run all day on a single battery. It features all our amazing screen-processing technology and creative simple-to-use monitoring-tools including the new multi-tool ‘Analysis’, designed for perfect real-time image checking. Set your shots up accurately using advanced histograms, waveforms or video scopes; all while seeing what your camera sees.

Compatible in every situation

The Shinobi SDI supports up to 4KDCIp30 HDMI and HDp60 SDI in and out to connect to cameras, broadcast monitors, switchers & recorders. HDMI is perfect for DSLRs, mirrorless, video cameras, phones and tablets. SDI gives Shinobi SDI the advantage of connecting to any existing SD or HD infrastructure.

Compatible in every situation

The Shinobi SDI supports up to 4KDCIp30 HDMI and HDp60 SDI in and out to connect to cameras, broadcast monitors, switchers & recorders. HDMI is perfect for DSLRs, mirrorless, video cameras, phones and tablets. SDI gives Shinobi SDI the advantage of connecting to any existing SD or HD infrastructure.

The 5” SDI monitor that packs a punch

With a stunning 5” 10-bit HDR or SDR display, the Shinobi SDI allows you to see your images clearly in daylight with the near edge-to-edge 1000nit anti-reflection screen. The sleek light-weight design is crafted for maximum efficiency and weighing in at just 226g/7.8oz, it is one of the lightest 4K SDI and HDMI monitors on the market, stealthily attaching to any SDI & HDMI camera setup.

The 5” SDI monitor that packs a punch

With a stunning 5” 10-bit HDR or SDR display, the Shinobi SDI allows you to see your images clearly in daylight with the near edge-to-edge 1000nit anti-reflection screen. The sleek light-weight design is crafted for maximum efficiency and weighing in at just 226g/7.8oz, it is one of the lightest 4K SDI and HDMI monitors on the market, stealthily attaching to any SDI & HDMI camera setup.

226g (7.8oz)
Lightweight
1000nit
Brightness
5.2"
Screen
427ppi
Resolution
4096x2048
Input Resolution (up to)
1920x1080
Screen
HDMI 1.4b/3.5G SDI
Connection (up to)

The best
of AtomOS

The Shinobi SDI utilizes our revolutionary AtomOS 10 platform, packed with an extensive suite of scopes and one touch simple operations. Shinobi SDI includes monitoring tools for focus, framing & exposure, including Focus Peaking, 4:1 / 2:1 / 1:1 Zoom, Zebra, False Color, Frame Guides, SMPTE Safe Area, Waveform, Histogram, RGB parade, Vectorscope, Anamorphic De-squeeze, new multi-view ‘Analysis’ mode and more. Each feature customizable and interchangeable in size, best suiting the Shinobi SDI user.

The best of AtomOS

The Shinobi SDI utilizes our revolutionary AtomOS 10 platform, packed with an extensive suite of scopes and one touch simple operations. Shinobi SDI includes monitoring tools for focus, framing & exposure, including Focus Peaking, 4:1 / 2:1 / 1:1 Zoom, Zebra, False Color, Frame Guides, SMPTE Safe Area, Waveform, Histogram, RGB parade, Vectorscope, Anamorphic De-squeeze, new multi-view ‘Analysis’ mode and more. Each feature customizable and interchangeable in size, best suiting the Shinobi SDI user.

Up to 4:1
Zoom
Guides
Cinema / Video / Safe
WFM/Histogram
Exposure Tools
Anamorphic
Up to 2x
Blue only
Noise
Analysis mode
Exposure Multitool

'Analysis' mode -
powerful and simple

At Atomos, we understand how crucial it is to always see what you’re shooting. With the new ‘Analysis’ mode, view a waveform, histogram, vectorscope while simultaneously shooting all at the same time; ensuring complete control of your image. Try switching between different waveform, histogram and vector scope options on the fly with a single touch; adjusting all scopes with a single touch – simple.

‘Analysis’ mode – powerful and simple

At Atomos, we understand how crucial it is to always see what you’re shooting. With the new ‘Analysis’ mode, view a waveform, histogram, vectorscope while simultaneously shooting all at the same time; ensuring complete control of your image. Try switching between different waveform, histogram and vector scope options on the fly with a single touch; adjusting all scopes with a single touch – simple.

Real-time HDR in the field

The Shinobi SDI screen utilizes the AtomHDR processing engine to displaying a stunning 10+ stops of dynamic range in real-time from Log/PQ or HLG signals; wide color-gamut mapping ensures the perfect image color is always displayed. Combined with our unique HDR monitoring features, the Shinobi SDI simplifies complexities of shooting Log and HDR, helping replicate a post-production workflow the moment it matters most, while shooting. We look after the technology, so you can focus on the storytelling.

Real-time HDR in the field

The Shinobi SDI screen utilizes the AtomHDR processing engine to displaying a stunning 10+ stops of dynamic range in real-time from Log/PQ or HLG signals; wide color-gamut mapping ensures the perfect image color is always displayed. Combined with our unique HDR monitoring features, the Shinobi SDI simplifies complexities of shooting Log and HDR, helping replicate a post-production workflow the moment it matters most, while shooting. We look after the technology, so you can focus on the storytelling.

10.5 stops
Maximum HDR
Log / Rec.709
Input Gamma
PQ/HLG/Rec.709
Screen Gamut

Instant LUT preview

Apply and compare your favorite looks for your camera or from your post-production team; achieving consistency in SDR or HDR across all shoots. The Shinobi SDI allows you to load internally up to eight custom LUTs, looks or profiles at any time via the SD Card Slot and instantly select between them, maintaining creative intent, always.

Instant LUT preview

Apply and compare your favorite looks for your camera or from your post-production team; achieving consistency in SDR or HDR across all shoots. The Shinobi SDI allows you to load internally up to eight custom LUTs, looks or profiles at any time via the SD Card Slot and instantly select between them, maintaining creative intent, always.

Calibrated true-to-eye colors

Accurate color-representation is key to trustworthy monitoring. Color calibrate your Shinobi SDI for ongoing accurate HDR and SDR (Rec.709) monitoring.* Color and brightness accuracy on monitors drifts over time. Calibration ensures accurate image representation at all times. Simply download the Mac/PC Atomos Calibration app. Purchase our USB to Serial cable to connect to the Shinobi SDI and gain peace of mind when in the field.

*X-Rite’s i1 Display Pro calibrator

Calibrated true-to-eye colors

Accurate color-representation is key to trustworthy monitoring. Color calibrate your Shinobi SDI for ongoing accurate HDR and SDR (Rec.709) monitoring.* Color and brightness accuracy on monitors drifts over time. Calibration ensures accurate image representation at all times. Simply download the Mac/PC Atomos Calibration app. Purchase our USB to Serial cable to connect to the Shinobi SDI and gain peace of mind when in the field.

*X-Rite’s i1 Display Pro calibrator

Longer battery life

Designed exclusively for monitoring purposes, the Shinobi requires very low power – either in standby or while monitoring. Lasting round-the-clock on a single battery, have certainty with uninterrupted endurance. Longer monitoring times are covered with the in-the-box free AC adaptor.

Longer battery life

Designed exclusively for monitoring purposes, the Shinobi requires very low power – either in standby or while monitoring. Lasting round-the-clock on a single battery, have certainty with uninterrupted endurance. Longer monitoring times are covered with the in-the-box free AC adaptor.

The ultimate live production companion

In a live production environment, it is important that behind every camera, the operator has the highest quality monitoring. The SDI and HDMI connections allow for an infinite array of connectivity with other Atomos products; allowing the user to simply and efficiently create the ultimate production environment.

The ultimate live production companion

In a live production environment, it is important that behind every camera, the operator has the highest quality monitoring. The SDI and HDMI connections allow for an infinite array of connectivity with other Atomos products; allowing the user to simply and efficiently create the ultimate production environment.

Designed for every situation

When attached to your camera, the size and weight of your monitor matters. We shaved the Shinobi down to just 222g (7.8oz) and added ¼”-20 screw mounts top and bottom for easy cage and adaptor rigging; making the Shinobi compatible with most SDI and HDMI-ready devices. The centre-mounting battery makes balancing easy and manoeuvrability instant.

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Designed for every situation

When attached to your camera, the size and weight of your monitor matters. We shaved the Shinobi down to just 222g (7.8oz) and added ¼”-20 screw mounts top and bottom for easy cage and adaptor rigging; making the Shinobi compatible with most SDI and HDMI-ready devices. The centre-mounting battery makes balancing easy and manoeuvrability instant.

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Affordable, professional
4K HDMI & HD-SDI monitor

At just $US499, the Atomos Shinobi SDI matches any camera level, and is one of the most affordable HDR SDI monitors available today.

Shinobi

$499 USD

Ex. LOCAL TAX

Shinobi
$499 USD

Ex. LOCAL TAX

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Weight
Without batteries 226g / 7.8oz.
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 151 x 91.5 x 31.5mm
Construction Polycarbonate ABS
Mounting points 1/4”-20 screw mount. 1x top and 1x bottom
Power
Operating power 4 - 7W
Compatible batteries NP-F series and supporting accessories. AtomX or other.
Input voltage (battery) 6.2V to 16.8V
Battery time
(based on 7.4V)
Standby
2600mAh - 3hrs, 5200mAh - 6hrs, 7800mAh - 12hrs
Monitor
2600mAh - 1.5hrs, 5200mAh - 3hrs, 7800mAh - 6hrs
DC In via Battery Eliminator
Touchscreen
Size 5.2”
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 427
Aspect ratio 16:9 native
Color Gamut REC709 HDTV
Look up table (LUT) support 3D LUT (.cube format) *Extended Support planned
Anamorphic de-squeeze 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x
Technology IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibration to Rec.709 with optional calibration unit
HDR
AtomHDR Yes
HDR Monitoring (Gamut) Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3,
Arri Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320
/ LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 /
LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600, Panasonic Vlog,
JVC JLog1, RED Log3G10 /RED LogFilm, FujiFilm F-log,
PQ10k, HLG, Nikon N-Log
HDR Monitoring (Gamma) Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine
Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+
Panasonic V Gamut
Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
Rec709 / BT.2020
JVC
RED WideGamut / RED DragonColor / DragonColor2 /
RED Color2 / RED Color3 / RED Color4
Bit Depth 10-bit (8+2 FRC)
Brightness 1000nit (+/- 10%)
Screen Mirror/Flip Horizontal Flip (Selfie mode), Vertical Flip
* Landscape/Portrait mode planned for future firmware release
Anti-reflective Special AR coating and Anti-fingerprint technology
Video Input
SDI 1 x HD-SDI 1.3G/1.5G
HDMI 1 x HDMI (1.4)
Signal Up to Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)
Supported Formats (Video Input)
2k DCI 2048 x 1080 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.97p
UHD 3840 x 2160

23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
HD 1920 x 1080 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
HD 1280 x 720 50p, 59.94p
Audio In (48kHz)
HDMI 2ch 24-bit 48kHz
SDI 8ch 24-bit 48kHz
Audio Out
Headphone out 3.5mm
SD Card Slot
Full size SD Card slot SD Card Slot allows LUTs to be loaded to the unit and is also used when updating AtomOS firmware
AtomOS
Monitoring Features Luma Waveform, RGB parade, RGB Overlay, Vectorscope, Vectorscope Zoom, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Anlaysis mode (Multiview scopes: Waveform, Histogram, Vectorscope), Focus Peaking, Zebra, False Color, Blue Only Exposure, Zoom (1:1, 2:1, 4:1), SMPTE Safe Areas, Cinema Guides, Anamorphic Desqueeze.
What's in the box
Included Shinobi SDI unit,
12V-15W AC power supply,
Quick Start guide
Optional Accessories Power Kit: 2 x NP-F Batteries,
1 x charger, 1 x power supply
AtomX 5” Cage for Shinobi SDI (by SmallRig)
AtomX 5” Sunhood (compatible w. Shinobi SDI / Ninja V)
AtomX 5” Screen Protector (compatible w. Shinobi SDI / Ninja V)
AtomX 10” Arm & Quick Release Plate (by Lanparte)

Other:
Atomos HDMI cables
Xrite i1 Display Pro Calibrator and USB to Serial cable
AtomX 5” Accessory Kit
Warranty 1 year
Shinobi SDI Firmware

Shinobi Firmware AtomosOS V10.1

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

Firmware Update Procedure

Please ensure unit is plugged into mains power before commencing firmware update

Please Note: Shinobi will not update Firmware unless SD Card is MS-DOS formatted. Any other formatting renders files invisible – and same for LUTs

Shinobi Resources

Shinobi SDI Quick Start Guide

Shinobi SDI User Manual