TheAtomos Shogun Flameis a 7", 1920 x 1200 on-camera recording monitor that combines 4K recording with a 10-bit FRC panel that supports native display of HDR (log) footage as well as high brightness viewing of Rec. 709 footage. It utilizes 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs to support clean output signals at resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), recording it to 2.5" SSDs using 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR codecs. It even supports DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) raw video streams over SDI from select Sony and Canon cameras, encoding it as ProRes/DNxHR files.
The monitor features 10-bit FRC processing and AtomHDR display technology support a 10-stop brightness range, allowing you to more accurately monitor your log gamma footage without having to view flat, washed-out looking images or use a LUT to compress the dynamic range and color space. The monitor offers built-in pre-sets to accurately translate popular log formats from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, ARRI, RED, and JVC cameras. The settings only affect viewing, with recorded video remained unaltered.
In addition to HDR monitoring, the monitor also offers a High Bright mode for traditional Rec. 709 monitoring. This mode takes advantage of the full 1500 cd/m brightness to allow for more confident monitoring in bright outdoor environments, even without a sun hood. In HDR mode, use of an included snap-on sun hood is required, as displaying a wider brightness range reduces the overall brightness of the monitor.
Built to withstand the rigors of production, the Shogun Flame features built-in protective armor that features silicone-covered corners and chamfered edges. Compared to the original Shogun, the Flame now features dual Sony L-Series battery plates that support battery hot-swapping, enabling longer run times. For audio recording, the monitor supports balanced XLR inputs with +48V Phantom Power via an included audio breakout cable. Additional features included Genlock / LTC input, SDI/HDMI cross-conversion, and a variety of onscreen exposure analysis, framing, and focus assist tools. Two NP-F750 batteries are included, along with a fast charger, D-tap power cable, AC power adapter, control cable, USB 3.0 docking station, and five Master Caddy SSD/HDD cases. All items come packaged in a custom HPRC hard case.
1920 x 1200 resolution
10-bit FRC monitoring processing
1500 cd/m brightness
AtomHDR technology displays 10 stops of dynamic range to natively display HDR (log) footage
Presets for viewing log gamma curves from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, ARRI, RED, and JVC cameras
10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHR recording to SSD/HDD media
4K raw to ProRes/DNxHR recording over SDI from Sony FS700, Sony FS7, Canon C300 Mark II, and Canon C500
Pre-roll record (HD 8 seconds, 4K 2 seconds)
Custom time-lapse mode
10 metadata fields
Dual Sony L-Series battery slots support hot-swappable for continuous power
Built-in armor with silicone-covered corners
Audio level meters and mic level adjustment
Snap-on sun hood
Two NP-F750 batteries and fast charger included
Custom HPRC hard case
Atomos Shogun Flame Unit
Custom Yellow HPRC Hard Flight Case
Control Cable (2.5mm Female to 2x 2.5mm Male)
XLR Breakout Cable
2x NP-F750 4-cell Batteries
Fast Battery Charger
USB3 Docking Station
Coiled D-Tap to DC Power Cable
5x Master Caddy Cases
2x 12V 3A AC-DC Power Adapter
Snap-fast Sun Hood
Atomos 1 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Warranty with Registration)
GET AHEAD OF THE LOG CURVE
Cameras with Log output (S-Log2, S-Log3, C-Log, V-Log etc) already have the 10+ stops of dynamic range needed for High Dynamic Range (HDR). Be at the forefront of the HDR revolution sweeping the industry by having a field monitor capable of resolving HDR in the field as you see it in Post Production and record the original Log image direct from the sensor for HDR grading in post production.
SCENES IGNITE WITH 1500NITS OF LIGHT
Not all scenes call for HDR Log recording. In situations that don't call for 10 stops of dynamic range, use the intensity of the 1500nit panel to monitor traditional standard dynamic range (SDR/Rec709) video at high brightness for outdoor monitoring.
Simply pick the right mode, HDR or High Bright SDR, and get busy setting up your shot on the premium 7" display boasting 10-bit processing, 1920x1200 resolution, 325ppi pixel density, optional calibration to overcome natural LCD color drift and an arsenal of precision video setup tools for perfect shots every time.
WIDEST CAMERA COMPATIBILITY
With both HDMI and SDI connectivity in/out and bi-directional conversion, the Shogun Flame connects with almost all cameras.
UNLOCK THE RAW FROM SONY & CANON
Output Raw from select cameras and record direct to 4K/HD Apple ProRes or DNxHR.
RECORD PROFESSIONAL 4K & HD
Shogun Flame records to professional 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes & DNxHR demanded in post production
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SIMPLE OS, SOPHISTICATED SHOTS
The Flame Series is packed with an extensive suite of scopes, all 1-touch away and simple to use. The Video OS includes tools for focus, framing & exposure (Focus peaking, 2:1/1:1 zoom, Zebra, False Color, Safe Area, luma/RGB parade, vectorscope) along with a flexible 3D LUT implementation (use built-in LUTs or upload .cube files) and options for de-squeezing anamorphic content.
CONTINUOUS POWER IS BACK... WITH SUPER FAST CHARGING.
Our patented continuous power system pioneered on our HD products are back on the 4K range. The hot swappable dual battery system that automatically swaps to the second battery when power is low, coupled with the blazingly fast battery charger and dual 4-cell batteries (both included with the product) means that continuous power in the field is all but assured.
MONITOR & RECORD XLR AUDIO
The Shogun Flame has professional audio to match professional video. Monitor up to 8ch of embedded HDMI audio, up to 12ch of SDI audio or use the included XLR breakout cable to connect with external microphones for balanced analogue audio with 48V phantom power. Audio control is simple with dedicated meters and menus to select channels for recording/ monitoring and adjustments for frame delay and gain.
ADVANCED RECORDING CAPABILITY
Outside of 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes/DNxHR, the Shogun Flame adds recording functionality not found in other recorders. Trigger start/stop recording over HDMI from select Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon cameras. Convert interlace video from your camera to progressive on the fly with built-in 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown and gain advanced functionality like Pre-roll (continuous cache recording to never miss the action) and Time lapse to maximise your creativity.
FOR THE FIELD
Our built-in armor enhances protection & airflow whilst the raft of accessories (2 x NP series 4-cell batteries, fast battery charger, USB3 docking station, XLR breakout cable, Lanc cable, DC to D-Tap cable, 5 x Master Caddy cases, DC adapter & HDR sun hood) and the premium HPRC flight case ensures you're ready to hit the field immediately.
Atomos Shogun Flame & Ninja Flame Are the First 7" HDR 4K Recording Monitors
Atomos has introduced the first ever 10-bit HDR panel in a portable 7" 1920 x 1200 monitor.
With the newest Atomos Shogun Flame (SDI/HDMI) and Ninja Flame (HDMI-only), the company has improved upon both build quality and image quality, and is giving us one of the more advanced monitors we've seen yet. So what is HDR? High Dynamic Range, or HDR, allows for far more details in highlights and shadows, those that would generally be clipped when looking at a traditional Rec709 image. HDR theoretically gives you the best of both worlds between viewing an image in a traditional flat-looking Log, or viewing in a much crunchier Rec709 color space. Rather than constantly switching between Log and Rec709, the AtomHDR image will let you look at an image that has richer colors, but more dynamic range up to 10 stops of luminance detail. At the moment, we have support for most Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and ARRI cameras capable of shooting a true log image.
Check out the intro video:
Not only are these some of the most technologically advanced monitors on the market, but they are also some of the least expensive 4K recording monitors at $1,700 for the Shogun Flame and $1,300 for the Ninja Flame. Both of these will come with everything you see here:
In addition to the HDR tech, Atomos is giving us a monitor that is far brighter than any we've seen from them. At 1500 nits, it's easier to see in bright environments, and for this kind of HDR technology, this brightness is necessary for getting the full image as it's meant to be seen.
Though the monitor is still a plasticABS Polycarbonate, it is far more rugged than before. This is something you feel comfortable taking on set, and having played with it for a few days now, it feels much sturdier than the previous model. Atomos started incorporating a rubber shell around their newer monitors, but the Flame series doesn't really need this, as it's not only tougher, but it has bumpers in the corners.
Power is improved from the previous models. Not only is the power button way better and easier to use (thankfully), but the locking power input has been moved to the rear, and there is a new D-tap to DC accessory that's included as standard, instead of using the dummy battery with D-tap. We also have dual battery slots, which means that we can hot-swap when one battery is getting low (either battery can be pulled). Atomos is also including a brand new charger that should get juice to your batteries up to three times faster.
Here's a look at the rear of the new Shogun versus the old, where you can see the battery slots and the DC moved to the rear:
Not much else has changed from the previous models in terms of exposure tools, focus aids, and recording. You're still getting the same 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD recording in 4K or 1080p, and they still use the same non-proprietary media (SSD/HDD) from the previous Shogun and Ninja monitors.
Here are the main specs (Shogun and Flame are differentiated by yellow and red bumpers, respectively):
7" 1920 x 1200 10-bit 325 PPI Monitor with HDR Technology
Brightness: 1500 nits
More rugged design
Records 4K up to 30p, 1080p up to 120fps
10-bit DNxHD (from LB to HQX) and ProRes Codecs (LT to HQ)
Uses non-proprietary media, can take SSDs or HDDs using Atomos custom housing
Record RAW withSony FS700/FS7andCanon C500/C300MKII (coming in a firmware update)
Audio:2ch balanced XLR analog in/out, 48V Phantom Mic Power
Power input moved to rear, New D-Tap to DC cable
Dual battery design allows hot-swapping,NP series batteries,10 - 24W operating power
Battery Life:5200mAh - up to 1.5hrs (monitor & record 4K),7800mAh - up to 2.2hrs (monitor & record 4K)
10-bit processing 1.07 billion colors vs. 16.7 million of traditional 8-bit panels
1 x 3G/6G/12G SDI Input and1 x 3G/6G/12G SDI Output (Shogun only)
1 x HDMI 1.4b Input and1 x HDMI 1.4b Output (Both models)
1 x Genlock
Weight with batteries and media:1094g / 38.6oz
Price: Shogun - $1,700 and Flame - $1,300
There are essentially four viewing/recording color modes with the new Flame series: Native, AtomHDR, Log to Video, and Custom Look. All of these modes are easily switchable, and can be set to view both on the monitor outputs, as well as in a split screen mode:
With Native, you've getting exactly the image that's coming out of the camera. Log to Video is a traditional Log to Rec709 image, the way its always been done, and Custom Look is exactly how it sounds. With Custom you can load on any LUTs you want, and can either record the image with the LUT applied, or just view with the LUT. For example, if you wanted to shoot with a LUT that more closely resembled film, you can do that with Custom Look, and even record it to the SSD.
AtomHDR is where all the magic happens, and there are a number of different viewing modes. If you're in a bright environment, choosing the Sun icon gives you the brightest image, but HDR benefits greatly from a darker environment, so if you're inside, it doesn't have to be turned all the way up, and in fact, looks better when it's not.
With AtomHDR tech and these monitors, you'll also be prepared for viewing HDR images in post, and should be able to edit/view HDR images assuming you have the right computer setup.
I'm told that these monitors are going to be replacing the previous models, but it's unclear right now what will happen to the old stock when these go on sale later this month.We're going to have much more with the Shogun series, including a hands-on review, so stay tuned.