Atomos Shogun 7 Announced – 5.7K ProRes RAW, Live Switching, 1500nit HDR Recorder & Monitor

April 4th, 2019
Atomos Shogun 7 Announced – 5.7K ProRes RAW, Live Switching, 1500nit HDR Recorder & Monitor

The Atomos Shogun 7 is the most featureful recording and monitoring device on the market, capable of recording 5.7K ProRes RAW, live vision switching and an HDR display that allegedly delivers 15+ stops of dynamic range.

Video Recording Up To 5.7K In ProRes RAW

As cameras continue to grow in resolution, as does the recording technology. The Atomos Shogun 7 can record up to 5.7K resolution recording, up to 4K 120fps and 2K 240fps for super slow motion action in ProRes RAW (dependant on camera capability). At present, there isn’t a recorder on the market that is capable of capturing those resolutions and frame rates in RAW, which is an incredible advancement in recording technology. The Shogun 7 seems to replace the Shogun Inferno as Atomos’ flagship recorder.

10-bit 4:2:2 recording is available up to 4K/60p and 2K/240p in ProRes or DNxHR formats, for richer color.

The Atomos Shogun 7 is not restricted by inputs like in previous incarnations; four SDI inputs support support Quad Link, Dual Link or Single Link cinema cameras. There is also one HDMI input and one HDMI output for tethering to additional monitors and making use of the Dolby Vision HDR output.

Audio inputs have also been considered in the Shogun 7, which can take 48V stereo microphone inputs through a balanced XLR breakout cable (optional). The mic or line levels can be selected and gain adjusted on the device and monitored via the 3.5mm mini jack output. The frame delay can also be adjusted.

Atomos Shogun 7 Capable Of Multi-Camera Recording

The Shogun 7 is also capable of transforming into a multi-camera switcher, with quad-ISO camera recording. Up to four 1080/60p inputs can be recorded separately, as well as the program output too. The user can select the input to switch to via the touch screen, which is recorded as marked cut points in XML metadata. This is ready to edit, and can be imported into an editing system with the cut points in place.

Audio from a separate mixer is recorded within each ISO channel, with an additional two channels of embedded audio from the camera or source. With Genlock I/O too, the Shogun 7 will fit into many existing multi-camera and live event setups, without the need for a separate vision mixer.

The Atomos Sumo19 will also receive this feature via a firmware update.

Improved HDR Display and Dolby Vision HDR Output

The full HD (1920×1080) HDR display on the Shogun 7 claims to display 15+ stops of dynamic range, which is more than any other Atomos monitor, or high-end production monitors. That is a truly revolutionary, albeit bold claim, as some of the most expensive HDR displays on the market in fact can barely show more than 10 stops of dynamic range (very different to the dynamic range that modern cinema cameras are capable of recording). It is rated at 1500nit (the same as the Shogun Inferno), but has a completely new 360 zone backlight consisting of 360 individual LED’s. This makes the monitor super bright in daylight with a contrast ration of 1,000,000:1, and capable of displaying millions of colors and shades.

Dolby and Atomos have joined forces to create ‘Dolby Vision HDR live’ which enables true, on-set analysis of Log or RAW footage for the best possible playback on an HDR screen. This is particularly beneficial for a DoP and director on set who wish to monitor the footage in HDR while it’s being shot. This feature is available when the Shogun 7 is connected to a Dolby Vision TV via HDMI.

AtomOS 10 Interface Update

The Atomos Shogun 7 is receiving the latest operating system and user interface, which is currently present on the Ninja V. Four ARRI anti-rotation mounting points have been included on the top and bottom of the device for secure rigging.

Two hot-swappable NP-F type batteries can be mounted onto the device, with the recording media also mounted on the rear of the device. This can be approved SATA SSD drives or AtomX SSDmini drives.

Here are the key specifications of the Atomos Shogun 7:

  • Up to 5.7K/30p recording in ProRes RAW (camera dependent).
  • Up to 2K/240p recording in ProRes RAW (camera dependent).
  • ProRes RAW, ProRes, CinemaDNG (up to 30p) and DNxHD formats supported.
  • 1500nit true HD display capable of 15+ stops of DR.
  • 1 x HDMI input, 4 x SDI inputs.
  • 1 x HDMI output, 1 x SDI output.
  • Live multi-camera switching and ISO recording up to 1080/60p.
  • HDR monitoring in many supported Log profiles.
  • Dolby Vision HDR capable for on set HDR monitoring.
  • 2 x, 1.5x, and 1.33x anamorphic de-squeeze.
  • Genlock In/Out
  • Balanced audio inputs with phantom power via optional breakout.
  • Takes NP-F type batteries.
  • Records onto AtomX SSDmini or approved SATA SSD drives.

The Atomos Shogun 7 appears to be the all in one solution for external video recording and HDR monitoring. Ultra high-resolution recording and frame rates that record in rich ProRes RAW way surpasses the internal capabilities of many cameras. Additionally, a separate vision mixer is no longer needed for capturing multi-camera filming or live events. Atomos appears to have considered so many options to include in the Shogun 7, making it a top choice for video makers right now!

The Atomos Shogun 7 will be available from June.

Our team will try to get their hands on a review unit as soon as possible to compare with the existing Shogun Inferno, and we will shoot a video about the device at NAB in Las Vegas in the coming days.

Will you be upgrading your Atomos devices to the Shogun 7? Let us know in the comments.

 

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April 5th, 2019

And how is it different to Shogun Inferno exactly? THe older model recordds 5.7k raw and everything else that the new one does.

Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher
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April 5th, 2019

I am loving the live switching aspect of this thing, spent 3K on a Convergent Design Apollo to have these capabilities. I guess its bye bye to Convergent Design now (they were an odd company anyway)

 SMP Saint Marks Pictures LLC
SMP Saint Marks Pictures LLC
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April 4th, 2019

Will it scale DCI 4k in display mode properly? To this date, none of Atomos onboard monitors display DCI 4k properly. They all crop 10% on the left and right, making critical framing a POA. I rarely use my Ninja V which I bought for my Xt3 because most of what I shoot is DCI4k. If Small HD can do this, why doesn’t Atomos consider this a priority to fix? I’ve contacted them before and they seem to have no interest in fixing this. For those of use who shoot narrative work for theatrical or some of the streaming services, this is a deal breaker and perhaps why I rarely see Atomos anything on movie sets.

Aris Chalimas
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April 4th, 2019

i’m so excited when new atomos are coming up! bcs the older ones get cheaper :P

Alexa
Alexa
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April 30th, 2019
Reply to  Aris Chalimas

probs gonna be a $300 discount on the shogun 7 soon bcs they are already doing the same for the shogun inferno and ninja inferno, so you should resist the temptation of the older ones. Besides u can buy a 7″ smallHD with the same size and weight for $699. Total rip off by Atomos and you can’t even buy it until sometime in june.

 Gentry Jonathan
Gentry Jonathan
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April 4th, 2019

I just wish it would record ARRIRAW like Convergent Design or better HDE from ARRI like CODEX.

Erik
Erik
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May 3rd, 2019

Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) would be very nice. It’s a great codec. I would like to try record BRAW from an Alexa RAW signal.

Cyrus Kimani
Cyrus Kimani
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April 4th, 2019

Is the 5.7k/30p and 4k/120p available in cinemaDNG raw? Being restricted to prores raw…well it’s restricting

Jeremiah
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April 4th, 2019
Reply to  Cyrus Kimani

CinemaDNG is dead. Blackmagic, the creators of CinemaDNG is moving on from it. If you’re not working on a Mac, your best option is to transcode in post.
If Blackmagic allows for other manufacturers to adopt their new Blackmagic Raw then it’s possible for Atomos to adopt it. Whether they will or not is probably more political than anything else. It’s clear Atomos has made deals with Apple.

On the upside, ProRes Raw is a very good codec. There isn’t another format that allows for the compression rate that it has with the quality it has. Prores Raw can come in at roughly the same data rates as 10-bit 4:2:2 LT. (As opposed to something like 4:4:4 HQ). One of the limitations to adopting another codec in a product like the Shogun is data rates necessary as well as processing power (to encode to that codec).

(References for data rates: https://www.fullexposure.photography/what-is-prores-raw/ )

CinemaDNG’s big problem (and hence why Blackmagic the creators of it abandoned it) is that its data rates are far too high. And the files are generally also kludge-y. It’s basically just a container format for RAW photos. As mentioned earlier their new format Blackmagic RAW is far far superior. So if you can jump ship now, I’d recommend doing it sooner than later. The new formats are much better in every way (both ProRes and Blackmagic RAW).

Kerrin Sheldon
Kerrin Sheldon
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April 4th, 2019
Reply to  Jeremiah

In my opinion, ProRes Raw still has way too massive of file sizes to be all that useful.

You can shoot BM Raw 5:1 and get much smaller file sizes AND you have the option of 8:1 or 12:1 if you need to save space, are shooting interviews that are already well lit, or are doing documentary or verite work.

Since BM Raw is open-source, I wonder why Atomos doesn’t include it in its recorders? Hopefully they do so soon or we get an announcement from Black Magic Design in the coming days updating their own monitor/recorders – that way I can record 5.7k from the EVA-1 in BM Raw – now that would be sweet. (and also give me the kick in the butt I need to ditch Adobe and start using DaVinci full time)…

Jose
Jose
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April 5th, 2019
Reply to  Jeremiah

CinemaDNG wasn’t created by Blackmagic, it was created by Adobe.

John Eubanks
John Eubanks
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April 6th, 2019
Reply to  Jose

So is it possible to shoot 4k 120 fps from a c500 CNDG Raw to pro res raw? or does this mean nothing higher than 4k 30P in any form from CDNG raw?

Alexa
Alexa
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April 30th, 2019
Reply to  Jeremiah

atomos is denying us braw on their recorders and is purposefully leaving us with their inferior ProRes raw codec. I doubt it will ever happen. no atomos for me thank-you.

Scott H Masson
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April 4th, 2019

They keep coming!

Toby Hoffman
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April 4th, 2019

for the ursa ????

Kerrin Sheldon
Kerrin Sheldon
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April 4th, 2019

So what camera can do these things? Other than the 120fps in 4K, isn’t this the same recording options you get with Shogun Inferno + EVA-1?

Perhaps this is a sign that the EVA-2 is a few days away? Are there any other cameras that use a 5.7k sensor?

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