Atomos came to NAB 2017 with a string contender: the new 19″ Atomos Sumo digital recorder and monitor. We spoke with Atomos’ Tony Trent on how their new monitor will affect the industry, as well as the exciting price drop of their Shogun Inferno.
With the Atomos Shogun bringing accessible HDR to the industry, Atomos is celebrating its success by dropping the price from $1,995 to $1,295. This allows an even wider range of shooters access to HDR, 4K recording and more.
Of course, one of the biggest NAB products this year was the new Atomos Sumo. Atomos’ first entry into full size production monitors, the Atomos Sumo has a number of awesome features:
The Aluminium alloy chassis with built-in armor houses ten mounting points around the top/bottom/side, a rear panel VESA mount and an included stand for a variety of mounting configurations. Alongside of the XLR connections for power and balanced audio, there is a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and built-in speakers. The optional mounting plates connect dual V-Lock or Anton Bauer batteries work in tandem with our patent pending continuous power system. This allows batteries to be hot swapped to ensure you are never without power in the field.
Seamlessly connect any SDI or HDMI device and convert between HDMI 2.0 and SDI (3G QuadLink/6G/12G) in any combination. Quad SDI inputs connect cameras with multiple 1.5 or 3G SDI outputs without the need for converters. HDMI 2.0 supports up to 4Kp60 input/output along with the very latest Atomos open protocol that supports HDR automation including importing of camera settings. There is also support for Genlock and LTC timecode.
Capture the RAW output from Sony FS5/FS7/FS700, Canon C300MKII/ C500 or Panasonic Varicam LT over SDI up to 12-bit 4Kp30 as CDNG or 10-bit Apple ProRes / Avid DNxHR up to 4Kp60 / 2Kp240 depending on the camera’s capability. The processing power of Sumo preserves pristine quality direct from the sensor with data rates of up to 3.2 Gbps.
Make working with multi-cam a breeze. Switch and mix a live record and stream or record 4 x HD ISO recordings using the QuadLink SDI connections. Switch between feeds on screen with cueing, cross fade and hard cuts from the locked sources or tag and adjust final edits with advanced metadata tagging preserving ISO feeds, with the desired final result infinitely editable.
For more information, be sure to visit Atomos.com/Sumo