Atomos introduces Shinobi SDI
Thu 28, 03 2019
A super-lightweight 5” 4K/HD HDR monitor with HD-SDI and 4K HDMI at just $499
Melbourne, Australia – 28 March, 2019:
Atomos is pleased to announce the introduction of the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its
successful March 2019 Shinobi launch.
The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is the go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI
camera-top monitor for any production. It’s highly color accurate calibrated display makes it the
ultimate compact HDR and SDR reference monitor. The monitor is suited to the professional video
creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and camcorders and needs the flexibility of SDI or
HDMI, accurate high bright and HDR, while not requiring external recording capability.
Shinobi SDI features a compact, durable body combined with an ultra-clear, ultra-bright, daylight
viewable 1000nit display. The anti-reflection, anti-fingerprint screen has an impressive pixel density of
427 PPI (pixels per inch) and is factory calibrated for color accuracy, with the option for in-field
calibration providing ongoing accuracy. It is usable in almost every video situation thanks to the
HD-SDI input and output, plus a 4K HDMI input. This makes Shinobi SDI the perfect companion for
high-end cinema and production cameras, ENG cameras, handheld camcorders and any other
HD-SDI equipped source.
“Our most requested product in recent times has been a stand-alone SDI monitor. We are thrilled to
be bringing the Atomos Shinobi SDI to market for professional video and film creators,” said Jeromy
Young, CEO of Atomos.
Perfect for broadcast and Pro AV
The Shinobi SDI is perfectly suited to broadcast and Pro AV as a great option for every camera that
needs a monitor. In the field its daylight viewability is essential for news and sports applications. It is
also the ideal confidence monitor for live crosses and interviews.
Lightweight and flexible
Weighing in at just 226g/7.8oz (exc. batteries) Shinobi SDI is light enough to sit comfortably on top of
a camera, or on an arm out in front of the operator in place of a viewfinder. Because it is so easy to rig
it can be used with gimbals, stabilizers, jib arms or as a secondary monitor on larger camera setups.
Right tools for the job
DPs, camera operators and technicians will all appreciate the wide range of monitoring tools available
on the Shinobi SDI. The on-board AtomOS 10 tools allow users to expose correctly, frame shots
perfectly and ensure things are in focus. There is a full suite of scopes – waveform, RGB
parade, vectorscope and audio-level meters, combined with focus peaking, 4:1 / 2:1 / 1:1 zoom,
customizable zebras, false color, frame guides and broadcast safe markers.
Shinobi SDI also features an innovative new multi-tool ‘Analysis mode’ that shows the image, plus
waveform, histogram, vectorscope and audio-level meters all at once. This gives the operator a
complete picture of what is going on in the image at any time, ensuring the creative look is maintained
and look profiles and LUTs can be loaded via the in-built SD card. Cinematographers will also find the
anamorphic de-squeeze option useful.
The Shinobi SDI is available now for $US499 / €499 plus local taxes from authorized Atomos dealers.
Atomos exists to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use,
cutting-edge 4K and HD Apple ProRes monitor/recorders. These products give video professionals a
faster, higher quality and more affordable production system, whether they create for social media,
YouTube, TV or cinema. Atomos continues to demonstrate its commitment to putting users first
through continual innovation at amazing price points. The company developed the AtomOS operating
system dedicated to video recording with an elegant and intuitive touchscreen user interface and was
also the first to implement the professional Apple ProRes RAW format for recording with cinema
cameras. Atomos is based in Australia with offices in the USA, Japan, China, UK and Germany and
has a worldwide distribution partner network.
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