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The All New Atomos Shinobi

The All New Atomos Shinobi

We are extremely excited to see the release of the awesome Atomos Shinobi. 

This 5” HDMI on-camera monitor is lightweight weighing only 200g, offers fantastic features to help monitor the image and sound levels.   A great feature is that it runs for up to six hours on one Sony NP-f750 type battery.

Atomos is well known within the film industry for their SDI and HDMI on-camera video recorders.  These come along with HDR screens.  The Atomos Shinobi is their latest offering – boasting a high-brightness 100nits 5” 1920 x 1080 HDMI monitor.

Atomos Shinobi features

The Shinobi weighs in at only 200g as opposed to the Ninja V at 320g (this does not include the weight of the battery).  The monitor body is made from polycarbonate and is durable.  It has ¼” – 20 mounting points on both the top and bottom of the unit allowing the operator to monitor the audio from most cameras even without a built-in headphone jack thus meaning the sound travels via HDMI. 

There are very clear on-screen audio level meters to assist with monitoring audio.

Both the Atomos Shinobi and the Atomos Ninja V share the same HDR 1920x1080 display and colour processing.  The Atomos’ 1000nit brightness screen makes it simple to monitor the image even in daylight.  The pixel density of 427 pixels per inch is a fantastic feature along with the fact that it is factory calibrated for colour accuracy.

Atomos’ colour science offers a complete range of gamma pre-sets to match popular cameras when shooting Log or HLG.  It's battery plate is positioned in the centre for better balance when the Atomos is mounted to mirrorless cameras.  One HDMI port accepting signals up to DCI 4K (4096x216) at 30fps or HD Video up to 60fps is also a feature.

The Shinobi has the Atomos 10 system consisting of the same touch-screen interface as all of the other Atomos products.  This allows the operator to quickly magnify the image, pull up false colour, a histogram, waveform or zebras to gauge exposure, also add markers or guides to aid with composition.  One swipe of the screen makes every menu disappear to enable a totally clear view of the image along with its framing.

Shinobi’s built-in memory card enables compatible LUTs to be loaded directly with the internal memory being able to carry up to eight LUT files.  Countless additional LUTs can be stored on the SD card and loaded when needed.  Any future firmware updates can be installed using the same SD card slot.

A huge benefit of the Shinobi is it can be colour calibrated properly using the free Atomos software and the X-rite i1 Display Pro probe.  Routine calibration ensures colours remain as accurate as when they left the factory.  

 You can purchase your Atomos Shinobi here.