April 11th 2024

AtomOS 11.05.00 Firmware Release Notes


Installation Instructions

Atomos recommends that your Ninja 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 ATOMNJA.FW file to the root directory of the SSD.
  3. Eject the SSD according to operating system guidelines.
  4. Insert the SSD into the Ninja.
  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 and the firmware update process will begin automatically.
    Note: If your Ninja is already powered on, you will be prompted to perform the firmware update when a drive containing new firmware is inserted.
  7. Once the update is complete, your Ninja will power itself down.
  8. Power your Ninja back on and the device will automatically start updating the Atomos Connect accessory.
  9. To verify if the firmware update was successfully completed, navigate to the main menu and scroll to the info tab.

Note: Once firmware 11.05.00 is successfully installed on your Ninja, the unit may reboot to update the Atomos Connect firmware. Do not interrupt the firmware installation process.

New Features

AtomOS 11.05.00 adds some exciting new features for connected workflows to your OS11 device, as well as some helpful usability enhancements.

NDI RX Integration

After rolling out NDI TX (Transmit) across our connected Ninja and Shogun range, we're rounding off our NDI integration with the implementation of NDI RX (Receive). Users can now use their Connect enabled Atomos devices to receive NDI RX feeds from a broad range of NDI-enabled products through Wi-Fi in the field, or Ethernet on more permanent installations.

NDI RX Specifications

Note: Recording is not available whilst in NDI RX mode.

Note: NDI TX and RX are activated via the same token. If you've previously purchased and activated NDI TX, just installing AtomOS 11.05.00 is all you need in order to use the NDI RX functionality. If you haven't activated NDI yet and wish to use these features, please head to my.atomos.com, to purchase the NDI activation.

NDI TX Improvements

After installing AtomOS 11.05.00, users can now record in ProRes, DNx and H.265 whilst transmitting an NDI feed via the network. Before this update, recording was limited to H.265 only.

NDI Discovery Server Implementation

Using a NDI Discovery Server reduces network strain by avoiding using mDNS for service discovery, and is another welcome option for advanced NDI users utilizing our products in large installations. It is selectable via the NDI Tab in the main menu.

Introduction of HDMI File Naming

What's already a much sought-after feature for professional SDI-Cine cameras, is now coming to HDMI cameras for the first time ever! Users of Nikon's impressive flagship camera, the Z9, can now record high-quality proxy clips on their Atomos recorders with matching file names to their internally recorded "Hero" clips.

This is a game changer for any Z9 shooter, trying to branch out into advanced Camera to Cloud workflows using an Atomos Connect-enabled device. Proxy clips uploaded to popular C2C services such as Frame.io or Sony CI Media now share the same file names as their internally recorded ProRes, ProRes RAW, or Nikon N-RAW clips, which makes replacing the proxies recorded and uploaded from their Atomos recorder an absolute breeze.

Usability Enhancements

From AtomOS 11.05.00 onward, the device will display dialog boxes that appear when you're trying to access features that are unavailable to use/select in the currently configured device mode. This should help users identify why, for example, the record button might be greyed out, as well as providing them with relevant suggestions/background information for troubleshooting.

Example: Trying to record in ProRes RAW, whilst the camera is only outputting YCC Video, will bring up a dialog box telling users that they need to enable RAW output on their camera.

Known Limitations to be resolved in future releases