Atomos updates Shinobi with a 7-inch screen, increased nit count, and out-of-the-box camera controls.
If you’re an Atomos Shinobi fan waiting for an update, Atomos released the Shinobi 7, a new 7-inch monitor with 2200 nits of brightness, 4K 60p support, and more.
- 2200 nits HDR / Daylight display
- HDMI 2.0 support for 4K 60p, 3G SDI support for up to 2K 60p
- Bidirectional HDMI-SDI signal cross-conversion
- Two NPF battery slots for continuous power
- 3D LUT support with preview and loopout
- AtomHDR offers built-in protocol-to-HDR conversion for display and loop-out
- Touchscreen camera control via optional cable for compatible cameras with Iris, WB, shutter speed and ND
- Exposure tools: histogram, waveform, false color, zebras
- With zoom 4: 1, 2: 1, 1: 1, safely pull the focus
- Headphone monitoring of camera audio
The Shinobi 7 carries over many of the features we’ve become accustomed to from Atomos, including exposure tools, 3D LUT support, and connections for HDMI and SDI. While Shinobi 7 is not designed as a replacement for the original Shinobi 5 “model, for those looking for more punching power in the field we recommend considering the Shinobi 7 over the Shinobi 5, as the Shinobi 7 is more than monitor achieve twice the brightness. For perspective, the Shinobi 5 is 1,000 nits.
The Shinobi 7 is just a monitor. There are no recording functions. So if you want to record externally, check out the Ninja V, Shogun, and larger sumo and neon series.
However, the Shinobi 7 is ideal for focus pullers and camera assistants looking for a larger monitor. It is a 10-bit monitor (8 + FRC) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The device has SDI / HDMI input / output inputs, a single SD card slot, a USB-C port, a remote Connector, an RJ45 connector, a headphone jack and 1 / 4-20 “dots at the top and bottom.
The Shinobi 7 can control multiple cameras via the optional USB-C serial cable, including the Z CAM E2 series. Expect Atomos to add more compatible cameras for camera control later with the RJ45 control port.
HDR is also supported and the screen can display over 10 stops of dynamic range in real time from Log / PQ / HLG signals. The monitor can also log conversions to HDR and import custom LUTs to forward to other devices. The Shinobi 7 allows you to load up to eight custom LUTs via an SD card.
The device is supplied with power via a double battery compartment, through which the batteries can be exchanged during operation. There is also a dedicated DC locking jack that can be used as a D-TAP that powers the device via V-Lock batteries.
The Shinobi 7 is available for $ 699. The Shinobi 5 is $ 299.
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