February 16th 2024

AtomOS 11.04.01 Firmware Release Notes

Ninja V

Welcome to AtomOS 11

AtomOS 11 is the first major redesign of our bespoke operating system since 2018. It was first revealed with the launch of the Atomos Ninja, Ninja Ultra, and subsequently the Shogun and Shogun Ultra that followed soon after.

Beyond the re-design and performance optimizations, AtomOS 11 also brought exciting new features to our latest Atomos Monitor-Recorders. Those features can now be unlocked on your Ninja V by purchasing a feature activation token via the MyAtomos portal.

Visit my.atomos.com or scan the QR code below for more information on how to get the most out of your Ninja V today.

Note: Upgrading your Ninja V from AtomOS 10 to 11.04.01 is irreversible. Due to various optimizations across the entire AtomOS firmware architecture, it should be noted that once updated to this latest firmware, it will not be possible to revert your Ninja V to any firmware version prior to AtomOS 10.94.00.

Moving forward, there will be no further updates to AtomOS 10, so updating to AtomOS 11 and above will be the only method to get updates for future ProRes RAW compatible cameras and general bug fixes.

Installation Instructions

Atomos recommends that your Ninja V is plugged into mains power before commencing the firmware update.

  1. Insert a compatible, formatted SSD into the Docking Station.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and copy the ATOMNJV.FW file to the root of the SSD.
  3. Eject the SSD (according to operating system guidelines).
  4. Insert the SSD into the Ninja V.
  5. If you have an Atomos Connect accessory ensure this is connected to your device before powering on, as the module firmware will also need to be updated as part of this FW release.
  6. Power on the Ninja V and the firmware update process will begin automatically.
  7. If your Ninja V is already powered on, you will be prompted to perform the firmware update when a drive containing new firmware is inserted.
  8. Once the update is complete, your Ninja V will power itself down.
  9. Power your Ninja V back on and the device will automatically start updating the Atomos Connect accessory.
  10. To verify if the firmware update was successfully completed, navigate to the main menu and scroll to the info tab.

Note: Once firmware 11.04.01 is successfully installed on the Ninja V, the unit may reboot to update the Atomos Connect firmware. Do not interrupt the firmware installation process.

New Features of AtomOS 11

Completely overhauled user interface

Free – No Activation Required

The visually stunning AtomOS 11 operating system offers a fresh new look with countless optimizations to increase performance, usability, and some impressive new features. We can't wait for you to explore it.

H.265 (HEVC) Activation changes

Paid Activation Required

H.265 (HEVC) is an important component of AtomOS 11, so we've decided to include it in the AtomOS 11 Feature Pack you can purchase for $79 USD through My Atomos.

The price for the standalone activation of H.265 (HEVC) remains at $99 USD, if you choose not to upgrade your Ninja V to AtomOS 11.


Paid Activation Required

Using the new PlaybackAssist feature, users can create custom ordered playlists, making the review of dailies, or even play out to digital signage or large format displays a breeze.

Scheduled Play is also part of the PlaybackAssist feature set, allowing users to choose the time when the device should start playing back specific files. This could be after a user-defined timer has elapsed, or at a specific time of day.

More details and instructions on how to use PlaybackAssist: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7743008849807/


Paid Activation Required

Similarly to PlaybackAssist, the brand new RecordAssist feature allows you to schedule when you want your device to start recording. The recording can start at a specific time, or when your previously configured timer has elapsed. This also applies to the Timelapse function, making RecordAssist a perfect fit for situations where you have to configure your device before an event, or for the early morning hours when capturing a sunrise.

More details and instructions on how to use RecordAssist: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7743059112079/

New Colorized Exposure modes

Paid Activation Required

Introduction of two new alternatives to our traditional False Color implementation on Atomos devices: Arri False Color and the EL Zone System invented by Hollywood DP Ed Lachman, ASC.

Note: The EL Zone System exposure tool can only be activated when our device detects either a Log or RAW Input. It's not selectable on the Ninja V when cameras are outputting video with Rec.709 or generic non-LOG picture profiles to it.

More details and instructions on how to use the new Colorized Exposure modes: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7742851959567/

Record and upload 4Kp60 clips in C2C Workflows

Paid Activation Required

By selecting the new "Single Recording" Camera to Cloud mode in Atomos Cloud Studio, Ninja V users can now upload high quality 4K clips at up to 60fps to either Frame.io or the Sony Ci Media cloud.

These clips are significantly higher quality than our 1080p and 720p proxies, and they're perfect for quick-turnaround jobs and every scenario where high quality C2C clips will end up in the final edit.

Note: Using this feature requires an active subscription to the Camera to Cloud tier in Atomos Cloud Studio.

Revised NDI menu

Paid Activation Required

In Atomos 11 we completely redesigned our NDI menu, making it easier to configure your Ninja V as an NDI TX device.

Transmit and Receive wirelessly with RemoteView

Paid Activation Required

By pairing two AtomOS 11 devices to Atomos Cloud Studio, you can configure either of them as a wireless transmitter (TX) or receiver (RX). As long as you're connected to the Atomos Cloud via the internet via an Atomos Connect and if your Cloud subscription allows it, you can send a live video feed from one AtomOS 11 device to the other. No additional wireless equipment required.

Note: Any AtomOS 10 & OS 11 device, or iPhone running the Atomos Pro Camera app can transmit (TX) to a RemoteView session. However, only AtomOS 11 devices, the Atomos – Surface app for macOS and iPadOS, and the Atomos – Monitor Apple tvOS app can be configured to be receiving (RX) devices.

Note: AtomOS10 TX devices can only support 25/50/29.97/59.94 FPS sessions, whereas OS11 TX devices can also support 23.98 and 24 FPS sessions.

More details and instructions on how to use RemoteView: https://support.atomos.com/hc/en-us/articles/7772683055119

Bug Fixes & Improvements

Along with the major OS version updates, 11.04.01 also includes various bug fixes and less obvious improvements.

Known Limitations to be resolved in future releases