NAB: Atomos to launch 4K Shogun recorder

20140408-184737.jpgAtomos is set to launch a 4K video recorder later this year, following an announcement at this year’s NAB Show.

The new recorder will support Apple ProRes but also RAW video. It will record either to SSDs, or to conventional hard drives in a RAID configuration, to support 4K’s higher data rates.

The recorder will be based around a 7-inch IPS screen, larger than current Atomos units. This will provide a full HD, 1920×1080 display. The Shogun will feature both 12G SDI and a 4K HDMI input, with a 179-degree viewing angle.

An included LEMO breakout cable gives the recorder direct support for XLR audio, and will supply phantom power to mics that require them. An optional WiFi module will support remote control from Android and iOS devices. The Shogun also has a genlock connection.

Atomos says the Shogun recorders will feature auto record triggers and matching timecode, though it is not yet clear whether the recorder will support a true external timecode signal, in the manner of devices such as the Sound Devices Pix, or simply embedded timecode. But the Shogun can record up to 120fps in HD on cameras that support the mode.

The new recorder is clearly aimed at use with cameras such as the newly announced Sony a7sSony a7s and GH4Panasonic’s GH4. But it will also work with 4K cameras such as the Canon C500, and HD units. It is expected to be priced below US$2,000 when it goes on sale this Autumn.