Atomos just released the free AtomOS 10.3 update for the Ninja V. It adds new frame guides for social media, improved false color, new anamorphic de-squeeze options, and few more improvements. The update is available for download now.
Atomos Ninja V is a 5″ touchscreen HDR monitor-recorder with a Full HD 1000nit screen. It can record video with high-quality codecs at up to 4K 60fps. The Ninja V became fairly popular with mirrorless cameras and it offers many useful features. It only has HDMI input and output, but there is an optional AtomX SDI Module which adds the SDI connectivity as well. With some new cameras, like the Nikon Z 6 or the Panasonic S1H, the Ninja V is (or will be) able to capture RAW video signal via HDMI and save it as ProRes RAW.
The Ninja V runs on Atomos’ own AtomOS operating system with an intuitive user interface. The Australian company now released a new free firmware update AtomOS 10.3 for the Ninja V. Let’s take a short look at its new features.
AtomOS 10.3 Firmware Update for the Ninja V
The free update brings some useful new features to the Ninja V:
- Frame Guides for Social Media – for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram videos there are guides for 1:1 and 1.91:1.1. Portrait Instagram mode offers a 4:5 ratio guide and there is also 9:16 for Instagram stories/IGTV, Snapchat, and YouTube.
- 9 Grid overlay – helpful function for applying the rule of thirds theory to the image composition.
- Legalize HDMI input – users can manually apply a Full-to-Legal range conversion on the recorded input. The setting provides the option to legalize REC.709 inputs that are using Full range (8bit 0-255 / 10bit 0-1023) to accurately map these to Legal range (16-235 or 64-940) for increased flexibility with NLE systems.
- IRE Scale for False Color (False color is an essential tool to get the correct exposure) – An IRE % scale with values has been added to False Color mode view to help enable accurate exposure of skin tones when exposing.
- Anamorphic De-squeeze – Atomos added 1.25x and 1.8x de-squeeze to allow compatibility with a wider range of anamorphic glass.
- Rolling File Naming – Scene, Shot and Take filenames allow users to accurately name planned shots as if using a conventional slate. This firmware update adds the ability to maintain continuous rolling file naming and take counts after reformatting a drive. This function can be turned on or off in the file naming menu.
The free AtomOS 10.3 firmware update can be downloaded directly from the Atomos Ninja V product page. It is worth mentioning, that the Atomos Ninja V recorder is also currently available with a $50 discount. The links are below.
Do you use the Atomos Ninja V for your work? Did you miss some of the new AtomOS 10.3 features before? Let us know in the comment section below.