The Ultimate Recorder & Waveform Monitor for Media Pros working with DSLRs & HDMI Cameras!
Super sharp, super bright, super blacks.. down to the last atom!
The new Ninja Blade offers a stunning 1280 x 720 SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, giving super smooth monitoring and playback. Newly released sunhoods are also available for those shoots out in the sun.
The capacitive touch panel gives lightning-quick response times and gesture capability. Controlling AtomOS 5.0 on Ninja Blade is silky smooth.
Packed into the light and mobile camera-mountable Ninja Blade are all the essential tools you need to set up on-site accurate colors and exposure including full waveform monitor functions - Vectorscope, RGB and LUMA parades. Each provides an intuitive transparent interface offering full screen, lower 3rd or bottom right corner positioning to give you a range of options when setting up, recording and playing back your shot.
The Ninja Blade is the world's most advanced smart production recorder, monitor and playback deck. Every part of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver the ultimate in simple operation and mission critical reliability. The Blade combines multiple devices - external monitor, capture card, playback deck and cut edit suite - into a single affordable tool.
10-BIT 4:2:2 QUALITY
So why record 10-bit from the sensor of a camera, if it's 8-bit? Well, if you want to edit, use CG or 3D effects, green screen or add titles and transitions, these will all be 12-bit or more. If you record 8-bit like most cameras, when the 12-bit or higher graphic is inserted into the timeline, the colours are 'crushed' down to 8-bit, making the result extremely poor quality. We bypass the 8-bit and record 10-bit colour registries to ensure your video plays nicely with all computer effects.
UNBELIEVABLY LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
Consuming just 6 watts of power - 5x times less than its nearest competitor - the Ninja Blade is perfect for battery-powered, in-the-field operation. Boasting no less than 4 power options, including the supplied NP series battery, DC power adapter for larger batteries, AC mains power and our patented Continuous Power dual battery system. You'll never be without power when you need it most.
AFFORDABLE 2.5" HDD OR SSD
2.5" hard disks are the most affordable digital storage on the planet. They outperform SSDs, SD card, SxS and P2 cards in terms of cost and reliability for video use. In normal video shooting environments the 2.5" HDD is your new tape. Extremely low running costs, long record times (up to 30 hours) and limitless supply. For those vibration sensitive shoots, around the racetrack or in the helicopter, we of course support modern SSDs.
Please Note: For best results, please refer to the manufacturer's list of recommended drives
SYNCED REC TRIGGER AND TIMECODE
Triggering record and capturing timecode in sync with your camera is essential to smooth production with external devices. We have teamed up with all the leading camera manufacturers, including Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, JVC, RED and Arri to give you frame accurate timecode and start/stop triggers over both SDI and HDMI from almost all cameras. We also added a tally light so everyone knows when it's show time.
We include LANC and rolling timecode trigger for those older cameras that don't have start/stop flag protocols on board - we monitor the timecode and trigger record when the camera starts rolling!
All audio, even analog audio, is locked frame accurately to every video frame, never drifting or losing sync. If the digital audio is out of sync from the camera you can even adjust this on the fly by advancing or delaying the audio coming in - very smart!
With up to 12 channels of digital and 2 of analog audio always available to view and monitor on headphone jacks or line out, audio is taken care of. From mixing desks and line out to XLR adaptor boxes like Beachtek and juicedLink, AtomOS covers all your audio needs.