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Ronin and Recordinator

9 September 2012
Ronin and Recordinator

Atomos has entered the studio and OB market with a new rack-mountable version of its HD-SDI recording system. The Ronin can switch between battery, mains and DC (D-tap) power, giving it “triple redundancy, which is perfect for OBs”, said Atomos CEO, Jeromy Young. Two Ronins can fit in a rack, but it also has flip-up feet for desktop use. The units have dual XLR I/O, serial interface for deck control (and can also be triggered from cameras and switchers), and will record ProRes or DNxHD. A unit will cost $2,195 (about €1,650), but the Ronin Duo with two units in a rack mount will be $3,995 (about €3,000). It can also offer HDMI I/O if used with Atomos’ Connect convertor products and should ship in the New Year. Also on show is a prototype: the Recordinator, another rack-mountable unit built for a customer who works on chat shows and wanted a recording system that the director could easily start/stop – via large, friendly buttons. It can have quad recording (with mirroring or ISO feeds) and works with Samurai or Ronin units, which can be used to add metadata to the recordings. – David Fox9.D25

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