Atomos has announced the Ninja Assassin SSD recorder, which is designed specifically for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras to capture 4K video from the HDMI output.
The Ninja Assassin boasts the screen size, resolution and scopes of the premium Shogun model, but forgoes the 12G/6G/3G-SDI connectivity, RAW recording functionality, in-built conversion, Genlock and balanced XLR audio connections.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/137906866 w=700]
Compatible cameras that support 4K output to the Ninja Assassin include the Sony A7s, A7RII, Canon XC-10 and Panasonic GH4. Expect this list to grow in the coming months as more and more cameras offer clean HDMI output at 4K resolution. Of course, it will also capture a variety of HD resolutions and frame rates.
Ninja Assassin Key Features
- Record more accurate, higher resolution colors (4:2:2, 10-bit) direct to visually lossless editing formats (the only brand to do both ProRes and DNxHR).
- No Record time limits – Recording externally to the camera puts an end to the traditional 30-minute recording barrier and allows larger media capacity.
- Professional shot setup you can trust on a calibrated high resolution 7″ monitor with over 320 pixels per inch.
- Anamorphic de-squeeze, the perfect companion for Panasonic’s GH4 and affordable Anamorphic lenses/adaptors.
- Easy to use professional monitoring tools including Focus Peaking Assist, 1:1 & 2:1 Zoom with silky smooth image pan & scan, False Color (skin tones), Zebra and Waveform/Vector Scopes for in-depth image analysis.
- Go back in time with Pre-Roll cache recording, up to 8 seconds of HD or 2-3 seconds of 4K so you’ll never miss that shot
- Video Time-lapse with up to 10 different sequences, speed ramp and scheduled start and end times over 24 hrs.
- 3D LUT’s allow you to create a specific signature look or even recreate classic film stock instantly, with 50:50 split / LUT on / LUT off view, you can compare effects and make creative decisions on the fly.
- Playback for instant review and editing on the fly with a choice of 10 tags in both record and playback mode.
The Atomos Ninja Assassin retails for $1295 and is available now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.