Atomos, the creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja and Samurai, announced initial testing of the Ninja with the new Nikon D4 DSLR camera proves the combo is a real game-changer. The Nikon D4 is the first FX-format DSLR to output an uncompressed, clean HD signal over HDMI.
"Thanks to Nikon, the Atomos Ninja is the killer product we designed it to be. We take our hats off to the D4 for its ability to deliver perfect sensor images over HDMI. Our goal of creating smarter production tools for creatives is becoming a reality.
"Ninja and Nikon D4 are the ultimate bang-for -buck combination for recording high quality images, in 4:2:2 Apple ProRes, directly to HDD, or to SSD if you prefer. We even include a monitor and extra audio inputs so you can play back your recorded footage instantaneously for review." said Jeromy Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Atomos.
The Atomos Ninja is an attractive field recorder designed in collaboration with Apple which allows recording of pristine, uncompressed images straight from the HDMI connector of your DSLR or camcorder directly to Apple ProRes. All while you're recording. The Ninja implements Apple ProRes in hardware to give you real-time, 10-bit recording anytime, anywhere. It takes advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilizing HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders as well as DSLRs. Many features from Atomos are designed with real productions and real situations in mind, to create smarter workflows, keeping the highest quality but also keeping running costs low. The Ninja was designed with a long battery life and Atomos' unique continuous power technology (patent pending) means that you never have to interrupt a Ninja recording to swap power cells.
Julian Hollingshead, NPS Business Support Executive at Nikon UK says: "The Nikon D4 camera is the ultimate tool for professional photographers thanks to its high ISO capabilities, incredible speed and responsiveness and advanced video capabilities that give both photographers and videographers the multimedia output options they require.
He adds: "We've responded to the changing needs of our customers by incorporating new features such as an audio monitoring socket, on-camera audio level monitoring and a clean uncompressed HDMI which can be maximised using the Ninja field recorder."
The Nikon D4 is Nikon's flagship Digital SLR that has been designed for photographers looking for the ultimate digital SLR camera. Equipped with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format sensor, phenomenally high ISO and Nikon's powerful EXPEED3 image processing engine, the new model offers uncompromised performance and unrivalled versatility in extreme lighting and environmental conditions. Every aspect of the new Nikon D4 DSLR has been designed to emphasize rapid response and seamless operation to help professional photographers consistently capture incredible content.
Pricing and Availability
Ninja is currently available for $999 USD / €795 / £695. See http://www.atomos.com for details.
The Nikon D4 will be available in late February 2012 for the suggested retail price of $5999.95 / £4799.99. See http://www.nikon.co.uk for details.