Atomos has released a new version of the software for its Shogun field recorder. The AtomOS6.4 release adds RAW recording from the Sony FS7 and FS700, recording to either DNxHR or ProRes in 4K. The update also adds features for cameras such as the GH4.
Sony users can take the RAW 4K-DCI feed from either an FS7 or FS700, and record 4K video as Slog2, Slog3 or Rec 709. This bring the Atomos Shogun in line with recording options already available on the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+, albeit via a paid-for upgrade. Raw to ProRes/DNxHR is available at 24, 25 and 30fps.
OS6.4 adds pre-roll recording in all formats, providing an eight-second record buffer in HD, and four seconds in 4K, even if the camera or recorder has not yet been set to record. The new software also adds custom timelapse recording, allowing photographers and film makers to set up a timelapse directly on the Shogun, rather than relying on their cameras’ controls.
Other features include anamorphic de-squeeze (2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and Panasonic’s 8:3 mode), allowing capture of anamorphic footage from the Panasonic GH4, with its recent firmware update. Atomos has also activated the Shogun’s Genlock connection, both on recording and playback.
In addition, the recorder gains new LUT modes, allowing tables to be applied to log footage on output, recording and as a split screen. Directors can also add meta data tags via the Atomos, which are then supported via the keyword search in Apple’s Final Cut Pro.
The new release is available to Shogun owners now from Atomos.