Introducing the Atomos Samurai Blade, your 10 bit HD-SDI Recorder, Monitor, Player. It's the most compact portable recorder available, with extremely long battery life, a high resolution screen, waveform monitor and vectorscope. Samurai Blade preserves the pristine uncompressed video quality from your camera's sensor by directly encoding it into Apple ProRes or (optionally) Avid DNxHD as it records to HDD/SSD, making it instantly compatible with your NLE timeline. The Samurai Blade's revolutionary "Sensor-to-NLE" workflow is the fastest and best quality available today! With the plummeting price of hard disk storage, the 2½" disks used by the Samurai Blade are very cheap; the cost of storage is no longer an issue. Buying a disk for the Samurai Blade is just like buying a tape - except that with a disk you will have instant "non-linear" access to your video. The Samurai Blade's one-touch IPS "SuperAtom" screen interface is intuitive and simple to use. There are no complicated menus or difficult to find functions, everything you need is instantly accessible from the home screen.