Atomos Ninja Blade HDMI Portable HD Field Recorder
Portable HDMI recorder-monitor for filmmakers.
The new Ninja Blade offers a stunning 1280 x 720 5” SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, you can expect crisp, super smooth monitoring and playback.
The capacitive touch panel gives lightning-quick response times and gesture capability. Controlling AtomOS 5.1 on Ninja Blade is silky smooth.
The Ninja Blade is the world’s most advanced smart production recorder, monitor and playback deck. Every part of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver the ultimate in simple operation and mission critical reliability. The Blade combines multiple devices – external monitor, capture card, playback deck and cut edit suite – into a single affordable tool. It’s lightweight, tough and robust for operation in the field.
10-BIT 4:2:2 QUALITY for the Masses
Your affordable DSLR or camcorder is ripping the life out of your sensor with MPEG 420 8-bit recording. Increase the quality of any camera to professional edit friendly codecs – the files are large and the result amazing, only Atomos deliver the ultimate in quality recording to the masses. So why record 10-bit from the sensor of a camera, if it’s 8-bit? Well, if you want to edit, use CG or 3D effects, green screen or add titles and transitions, these will all be crushed to 8 bit. We bypass the 8-bit and record 10-bit colour registries to ensure your video plays nicely with all computer effects.
Your Cameras best Friend
Today’s camera sensors and lenses are quite spectacular, and we harness even large 36 MP sensors on Mirrorless, DSLR’s & video cameras to ensure you get the very best from your investment.
YES – we support your make and model of Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic!
Powerful Monitor and Test Suite
Packed into the light and mobile camera-mountable Ninja Blade are all the essential tools you need to set up on-site accurate colors and exposure including full waveform monitor functions – Vectorscope, RGB and LUMA parades. Each provides an intuitive transparent interface offering full screen, lower 3rd or bottom right corner positioning to give you a range of options when setting up, recording and playing back your shot. The Ninja Blade is the world’s most advanced smart production recorder, monitor and playback deck. Every part of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver the ultimate in simple operation and mission critical reliability. The Blade combines multiple devices – external monitor, capture card, playback deck and cut edit suite – into a single affordable tool.
It’s lightweight, tough and robust for operation in the field.
Designed using aircraft grade aluminium, the Ninja Blade delivers durability and portability. Locking mechanisms for each removable part means sturdy reliable operation. Weighing a mere 380 grams this pocket rocket will never weigh you down and is completely at home on top of any camera, whether in the studio or up a mountain.
We don’t believe in jigsaw-puzzling a best of breed product, we have designed every circuit, coded every function and invested thousands of hours in testing, quality control, design and manufacturing. We do not buy standard IP cores like codecs, we do not lease HDMI/SDI interfaces – we write everything from scratch to deliver you a finely tuned thoroughbred video machine!
Unbelievably low power consumption
Consuming just 6 watts of power – that’s nearly five times less than the nearest competitor – the Ninja Blade is perfect for battery-powered, in-the-field operation. Boasting no less than 4 power options, including the supplied NP series battery, DC power adapter for larger batteries, AC mains power and our patented Continuous Power dual battery system. You’ll never be without power when you need it most.
Affordable 2.5” HDD or SSD
2.5” hard disks are the most affordable digital storage on the planet. They outperform SSDs, SD card, SxS and P2 cards in terms of cost and reliability for video use. In normal video shooting environments the 2.5” HDD is your new tape. Extremely low running costs, long record times (up to 30 hours) and limitless supply. For those vibration sensitive shoots, around the racetrack or in the helicopter, we of course support modern SSDs.
Like our hardware, the OS used on Atomos products is smart. It’s lightning-fast, simple to operate and robust. It encompasses all aspects of video production, from recording, to playback and review, monitoring assist and even simple cut and tag editing. AtomOS gives us the flexibility to deliver regular functionality improvements and operational enhancements to our existing users. For example, new to AtomOS 5 is alpha channel and transparency support, full waveform monitor RGB parade and Luma overlay display, and vectorscope with zoom (AtomOS 5 only available for the Blade series).
Record Direct from the Sensor
Direct from the sensor – the best quality from your great lens and sensor, no matter when it was made. Old and new cameras alike can get the benefit of higher quality recording, enhancing new cameras and breathing new life into older ones.
Please Note: This will note the Canon 6D will not provide a clean ouput to this recording device.