Atomos Ninja V: 4K 10-bit

The $700 Atomos Ninja V finally provides a nice, small 5″ screen recorder. Their larger recorders have long been a great value but sometimes you just need something with a smaller footprint. Key features include:

  • Very bright screen
  • Only one battery slot
  • Takes normal SSD drives
  • Has a data expansion port (new modules forthcoming: currently a TC sync module and a NDI/ethernet module)
  • 4K 60P (DCI or UHD)
  • Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR files with 10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling
  • 1920×1200

Atomos Flame Series

We have always liked Atomos and we felt they helped to bring competition to the market place and lower the prices on external recorders.  Their Flame series is the best yet from them on account of:

  • Very bright screens with a high dynamic range
  • 4K 30FPS and 1080P 120FPS
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 color encoding
  • Apple ProRes
  • Better build quality
  • Better battery system
  • Uses common SSDs
  • Ninja Flame is HDMI only ($1300)
  • Shogun Flame is HDMI & SDI ($1700)