Atomos describes the ninja stream in a virtual event.
If you happened to miss the Atomos livestream detailing the new Atomos Ninja V.+ and Ninja Stream, we have your back.
Not much was revealed about the Ninja V + that we didn’t know yet. It’s the next generation Ninja V that supports 8K RAW HDR and 4K 120p RAW along with H2.65 10-bit 4: 2: 2. It’s a beast with a heftier price tag of $ 1,499 that we’re sure will drop over time.
However, during the initial announcement, the ninja stream was not so loaded with information. The Atomos livestream cleared up some of this.
The biggest snack from the event (starts at the 11 min mark) is that the Ninja Stream will first be sold on the rental market for $ 300 to $ 500 per day.
Atomos says on one Product page “The technology on which it is based is being scaled down and incorporated into future Ninja Platform products for the pro-video and consumer markets.” Suppose it’s either too expensive to buy outright or Atomos doesn’t make that many to start with.
That being said, the Ninja Stream is a 5 “1000nit monitor recorder that supports 4K 60p 10-bit 4: 2: 2. It has built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB-C to allow connection to multiple devices remotely Ninja Stream can record in both at the same time 4K ProRes and H.264 / 5 proxy when sharing the video feed for others on the set via WiFi for other ninja devices or for intelligent devices such as iPhones and tablets as well as web-based platforms for live stream content. To be clear, Ninja Stream doesn’t support RAW recording.
Ninja Stream can connect up to eight HD streams simultaneously via its 5.8 GHz WiFi with a dual MIMO 802.11a / c / g connection. This enables local streaming to produce high quality, low latency images. The range of the HD 30p is 300 m with an open line of sight and without radio interference. When you get up to 4K 60p HDR, you can connect four separate devices up to 100m away with just 1 frame delay.
Atomos made the setup process as easy as possible. The user interface is very simple with six different setting screens: In / Out, Record, Stream, Audio, Timecode and System. The Stream menu is a quick way to set up the device to stream to your devices and across different platforms.
The first submenu in the Stream menu is to choose whether the Ninja Stream should send or receive the video. The Ninja Stream can send HDR video locally over WiFi or Ethernet, while a video feed is sent to the internet over Ethernet and 5G / 4G. This is in addition to simultaneous video recording.
Essentially, Ninja Stream can do several things at once: it’s a monitor, it sends the video feed to different devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), it sends a video feed to web-based platforms (YouTube, Facebook) and that’s it Record the video feed at the same time.
After choosing whether to send or receive the device, what kind of environment to send it to, you will be asked how you would like to send the video. For example one device, several devices or via a router.
To set up devices that receive video (smartphones, tablets, etc.), Atomos publishes an app to download and connect any device.
After selecting the correct routing, the setup prompts you to choose between different resolutions, either 10-bit and 8-bit as well as HDR and SDR. From there, the next screen controls all of the streaming tools.
The next screen is at the heart of the setup as you can choose where to stream, what resolution to record, and which connection does what. The Ninja Stream can stream to different platforms over 5G / 4G without the need for a computer. You can use an iPhone or Android device as a hotspot or an optional 5G dongle via USB-C to connect to the Internet and stream 8-bit H.264 or 10-bit H.265.
When quality is important, Ethernet outputs up to 200Mbps or 1G max over a router on high-speed, low-latency, long-range networks, or just straight to a Mac / PC.
In addition to its streaming capabilities, Ninja Stream broadcasts many of the Ninja V features we know, including monitor assistant tools, SSD media support, and much more.
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