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Header image for article NAB 2017: Atomos Sumo

NAB 2017: Atomos Sumo

I had a chance to chat with Pamela Berry from Atomos about new firmware for their Shogun Inferno monitor/recorder as well as an exciting new product. Atomos recently released a free firmware update for their popular Shogun Inferno enabling all supported RAW formats to be saved in CinemaDNG format, preserving the RAW context of the files all the way through post, if required.

Previously, supported RAW camera signals had to be debayered to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR format for recording. Currently CinemaDNG recording is supported for the Sony FS5, FS7 and FS700, the Canon C300 Mk II and C500, and Panasonic VariCam LT.

Other “big” news is Atomos’ new Sumo monitor/recorder. Sumo provides the same functionality as the Shogun Inferno, but built into a 19” HDR production monitor, an interesting evolution of the monitor/recorder. Generally, all previous products in this category were meant to be mounted on a camera, but the Sumo is clearly the type of device that belongs on its own stand or on the DIT cart. It also features quad-SDI inputs, which can be configured to receive quadranted 4K from cameras like the Panasonic VariCam 35 or four separate 1080p signals, which can be recorded simultaneously or live switched (with the live cut recorded as well). The Sumo also features balanced full-size XLR inputs with phantom power and two four-pin power inputs allowing relay power and hot-swapping. It also features a dedicated calibration input configured to work with the popular i1Display Pro from X-Rite. Watch the video above to hear more about this exciting new offering from Atomos.

Nic Somera
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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