News: Atomos Launch Ninja Star
Atomos Launch Pocket Sized ProRes Recorder at NAB 2014
(Melbourne, Australia--April 8, 2014) Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, will launch the Ninja Star at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). The Ninja Star is a must have for people who need to "Record Apple ProRes on Board" camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters, extreme sports and Reality TV.
"Our customers screamed for a tiny flash based ProRes recorder and player for extreme applications, their second location cameras or simply when they already had a monitor." said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "At $295 with low cost Gen 1 CFast, weighing a mere 100gms (3.5oz), it's price, durability and portability is unmatched – this is one of our best creations yet!"
The Ninja Star is the next break through in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. Its small, self contained size and flexible mounting options allow DP's and cameramen to mount it to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes.
Since the company was founded in 2010 Atomos has broken new ground in the design and functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. By listening closely to their customers Atomos recognised a common need for a light and portable ProRes recorder which has greater flexibility with mounting options. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are a slender 3.5" wide, 2.3" tall and 0.8" deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100grams (3.5 oz). The Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work or in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive or stealth is required.
Taking advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilising HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders, as well as DSLRs and mirrorless breeds. The Ninja Star can record in both HD and ProRes to capture pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from any camera sensor directly to inexpensive first generation CFast media with up to 3hrs ProRes for $250. It also features Timecode and Start/Stop Trigger along with Audio Line-in.
You can see the Ninja Star and the full range of Atomos products at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532) http://www.nabshow.com.
Pricing and Availability
The Atomos Ninja Star will ship late May 2014 for 295 USD, 219 EUR and 179 GBP (excluding tax and delivery) and will be available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. See http://www.atomos.com for more details.
Atomos designs and manufactures smart production tools: affordable, easy-to-use field recorders and converters that save video professionals time and money without sacrificing quality.
Atomos is based in Australia, with offices in the USA, Japan, China and Germany and a worldwide distribution partner network. Further product information can be found at http://www.atomos.com.