Atomos Shogun Inferno Firmware v8.42 Released – Supports EVA1 & ALEXA Mini

November 14th, 2017
Atomos Shogun Inferno Firmware v8.42 Released - Supports EVA1 & ALEXA Mini

Atomos have today released Shogun Inferno firmware v8.42 for their flagship field recorder. The update for Atomos Shogun Inferno’s software brings support for Panasonic’s new EVA1 and Arri’s ALEXA Mini.

In fact, by introducing complete SMPTE 6G compatibility with the new Inferno Firmware v8.42, Atomos have now enabled audio embedding, timecode and start/stop trigger for any 6G SDI equipped camera or hub/switch.

Atomos Shogun Inferno Back

Atomos Shogun Inferno’s Multiple Connections at the Back

Bug Fixes

The Shogun Inferno Firmware v8.42 also fixes an HLG and PQ Loop out over value gain issue. In addition, an issue where the HDR slider value was not saved when using Auto HDR mode is fixed. Finally, the system start up time has been sped up by 20%.

Atomos Updates

It’s great to see Atomos so rapidly developing and deploying firmware updates at the moment. They only released v8.4.0 back in October, which introduced HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support as well as increased frame rate and resolution options for the Panasonic Varicam LT.

Having recently got hold of a Canon C200, which records raw internally (to extremely expensive CFast 2.0 cards), I have a renewed sense of appreciation for the cost effectiveness of my Atomos Shogun Inferno. The relatively cheap SSDs it takes allow a more useable amount of recording time than would otherwise be possible. As Seb discovered in his C200 review back in June, a 128GB Cfast 2.0 card only holds 16 minutes of raw! If we could just get a raw feed out the SDI on the C200, we could capture over four hours of raw on a 2TB SSD. I live in hope!

You can download the latest firmware for your Shogun Inferno from here.

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November 15th, 2017

I would really want to buy the C200 but my current FS5+Q7+ gives me soooo many options that it is hard to justify. Also using an external monitor with proper LUT support and big WFM is so helpful when working in a little slower pace. Not to even mention that the Canon raw workflow is honestly a big mess right now. Unless you really use Resolve. Even when you record proxies while recording raw on the C200 the files have different names, this to me is pure stupidity. I had the Canon for a week and really loved the ergonomics, the build and the autofocus but can’t get over the raw workflow and lack of in camera user LUTs. Maybe I could live without the LUTs but the lack of proper raw workflow is bad.

Having 4K raw to 2K Prores on a cheap SSD is so powerful. You can really edit it fast on pretty much any Mac and have great results.

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