Atomos, creator of the field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the Connect converters, announced Ninja-2 support for many new DSLR cameras today at the National Association of Broadcasters show.
According to the company, “Our close relationships with major camera manufacturers means that at NAB this year we have over 20 different cameras on our booth working with our field recorders,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Of these, over half are DSLRs with ‘clean’ HDMI video output. This time last year there was only one. This is a great illustration of just how DSLRs and affordable large sensor video cameras are changing the world of professional video”.
The company unveiled Ninja-2 by showing it working with the pre-release version of the Canon 5D MkIII — the top of the Canon line of DSLR cameras.
Atomos also announced a price drop for the product, bringing it down to $695. It also claims that the “Ninja-2 allows the recording, monitoring and playback of pristine, 10-bit 4:2:2 images straight from the camera sensor directly to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD editing codecs. Atomos makes production truly affordable by using commodity, off-the-shelf 2.5″ computer HDD or SSD drives”.