ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder review

ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder review
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Ninja V allows instant playback, slow motion and frame-by-frame analysis for immediate review. Record 4K HDR Gaming – Ninja V is a stand-alone system for 4k UHD, HDR and high frame rate capture that eliminates expensive, complicated and unreliable PC setups. Ninja V enables simple recording, monitoring and instant review. Capture every detail in HDR and automatically include all the correct HDR flags ready for upload to YouTube. SSD Made Mini – Atom OS has worked closely with their drive partners at Angel bird and Sony to bring you the Atom . These tiny drives are only 7mm high and 80mm long. They retain the same SATA III connector as traditional SSDs and they are backward compatible with our range of Ninja, Shogun and Sumo devices. Great Sound – Like all Atom OS Monitor/Recorders, Ninja V enables audio input directly from your camera. Find details in ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder review.

ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder review
ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder review

In the box

  • Accessories included Ninja V unit, Master Caddy II x 1,
  • 12V-3A AC power supply, Battery Eliminator
  • Quick Start guide
  • Accessories
  • Optional extras Power Kit: 2 x battery,
  • 1 x charger, 1 x power supply
  • Other: Atomos HDMI cable,
  • X-Rite i1DisplayPro calibration,
  • Ninja V Sunhood

Specification – ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder

Weight
Without batteries & media 360g / 12.7oz
With batteries & media –
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 151 x 91.5 x 31mm
Construction Aluminium alloy chassis with ABS polycarbonate back plate
Mounting points 1/4-20 UNCscrew mount; 1x top, 1x bottom

Power
Operating power 10 – 19W
Compatible batteries NP-F series and supporting accessories
Input voltage (battery) 6.2V to 16.8V
Battery time (based on 2 x 7.4V) 5200mAh – up to 2hrs (monitor & record 4K +60p)
7800mAh – up to 3hrs (monitor & record 4K 60p)

DC In
Continuous power

Patent pending Continuous power with external adaptor*

Touchscreen

Size 5”
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 427
Aspect ratio 16:9 native
Color Gamut REC709 HDTV
Look up table (LUT) support 3D LUT (.cube format)
Anamorphic de-squeeze 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x, Panasonic 8:3
Technology SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch),
calibration to Rec.709 with optional calibration unit

HDR
AtomHDR Yes
Supported Log formats Sony SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog 2, Arri Log C,
Panasonic Vlog, JVC JLog, Red LogFilm, FujiFilm Flog,
Nikon N-Log
HDR Recording (Gamut) Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3,
Arri Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320
/ LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 /
LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600, Panasonic Vlog,
JVC JLog1, Red LogFilm / Log3G10 / Log3G12, FujiFilm
Flog, PQ10k, HLG, Nikon N-Log
HDR Monitoring (Gamma) Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine / BT2020
Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ / BT2020
Panasonic V Gamut
Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
Rec709
JVC LS300
Red DragonColor / DragonColor2 / RedColor2 /
RedColor3 / RedColor4 / RedWideGamut
HDR Monitoring (Gamut) Wide Color Gamut (SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine / Canon Cinema / BT2020 / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ / Panasonic V Gamut / Arri Alexa Wide Gamut) mapping to Rec709 on screen Wide Color Gamut (SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine / Canon Cinema / BT2020 / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ / Panasonic V Gamut / Arri Alexa Wide Gamut) mapping to Rec709 / BT2020 / DCI P3 on loop out
Bit depth 10-bit (8+2 FRC)
Brightness 1000nit (+/- 10% @ center)
HDR input (PQ/HLG)
HDR output (PQ/HLG) Yes / Yes
Yes / Yes

Video Input/Loop Out
HDMI 1 x HDMI (2.0)
SDI –
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)
Video Output (Play Out)
HDMI 1 x HDMI (2.0)
SDI –
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(playback file dependent)
Supported Loop Out Formats
HDMI to HDMI 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60,
1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120
2160p 24/25/30/50/60
SDI to SDI

What is good in ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder?

Support mini SSD

We have worked closely with our drive partners at Angelbird and Sony to bring you the AtomX SSDmini. These tiny drives are only 7mm high and 80mm long. They retain the same SATA III connector as traditional SSDs and they are backward compatible with our range of Ninja, Shogun and Sumo devices.

Record in compression

Eliminate your camera’s internal compression and time limits – record up to 4Kp60 10-bit HDR video direct from your camera’s sensor over HDMI 2.0. Teamed with a 1TB AtomX SSDmini you can now achieve up to 150 minutes of 4K recording on a single drive! And when you’re done, your edit-ready ProRes and DNxHR recordings are stored on affordable SSD drives.

Build

The new Ninja V features a stunningly bright 5.2” 10-bit HDR monitor with an astounding 1000 nits of output. The sleek aluminium body is crafted for maximum durability, weighing in at just 360g and measuring only 25mm thick – easily attaching to any camera rig.

HDR/SDR perfection

The Ninja V displays 10+ stops of dynamic range in realtime from Log/ PQ/HLG signals. See your images clearly in daylight on the near edge-to-edge anti-reflection screen. Ninja V can be calibrated for perfect color accuracy every time, and also enables playout to HDR or SDR TV.

Pocket size playback

AtomOS allows accurate set up and one-touch operation, ensuring a great recording every time. Of course, a recording isn’t complete until checked; Ninja V allows instant playback, slow motion and frame-by-frame analysis for immediate review.

Edit, finish & upload

Ninja V files are available immediately on your Mac or PC. Tag on-the-fly while recording for direct-to-edit look up in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer. Both video and gaming workflows are supported for the fastest path to your audience.

Record 4K HDR Gaming – ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder

Ninja V is a stand-alone system for 4k UHD, HDR and high frame rate capture that eliminates expensive, complicated and unreliable PC setups. Ninja V enables simple recording, monitoring and instant review. Capture every detail in HDR and automatically include all the correct HDR flags ready for upload to YouTube. Ideal for games development testing, pre-release capture sessions or just to show off your skills!

Looks good, sounds great!

Like all Atomos Monitor/Recorders, Ninja V enables audio input directly from your camera. Choose from digital source via HDMI, or analogue input via the stereo 3.5mm line/mic socket, depending on your rig.

Upgrade/Expansion

Modularity is at the heart of the Ninja V with a bi-directional high speed expansion port breaking out connectivity for I/O of video, audio and power. Atomos created AtomX to ensure users could adapt and connect to any legacy or future wireless or wired video standard. The expansion system offers endless scalability and is demonstrated by the first of many modules – the AtomX Ethernet/NDI® $199 and the AtomX Sync $149 announced at IBC 2018. These dock into the AtomX port and instantly add important features like NDI® over ethernet and Wireless Sync and Bluetooth control to the Ninja V.

Ninja V + ProRes RAW – ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder

Photographers have long known about the benefits of RAW for stills, now Nikon Z series users will be able to get the same power of RAW in video. Capturing Apple ProRes RAW video with the Ninja V unlocks complete control of the video image at the highest quality possible. The maximum dynamic range, color accuracy and detail is preserved, while at the same time every aspect of the video image can be controlled with precision for maximum creativity. Colors can be easily matched and the extra information means footage can be easily be manipulated in post-production, which is especially useful for grading and VFX shots. – read more about ProRes RAW.

Levi Allen takes Ninja V to the limits

Spectacular, gravity-defying shots – that’s what adventure filmmaker Levi Allen needed to capture when he filmed slackliners walking a wire strung hundreds of feet above a canyon. And that’s what the Atomos Ninja V 4k HDR monitor/recorder delivered.

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