The new Ninja Assassin costs 35% less and is 10% lighter than Atomos’ popular Shogun. Priced at $/€1295 (£899), the Assassin forgoes the Shogun’s 12G/6G/3G-SDI inputs, RAW recording, in-built conversion, genlock and balanced XLR audio connections, but for anyone with an HDMI camera (such as DSLRs), it provides 4K/Ultra HD monitoring, recording, playback and editing.
“It’s priced just right. It makes it very attractive to those people using today’s DSLRs and mirrorless cameras,” said Heather Williams, VP sales, Atomos.
The 7-inch 1920×1080 monitor delivers 325ppi resolution, with 10-bit 4:2:2 recording for Apple, Avid and Adobe workflows (with both ProRes and DNxHR recording). It also supports 1080 50/60p.
It weighs 430g and comes with a soft case, SSD caddy and AC adaptor.
It is targeting such 4K cameras such as Sony’s a7s and a7RII, Canon’s XC-10 and Panasonic’s GH4 bypassing such limitations as compressed MPEG/H.264 recording, 4:2:0 colour compression, 30-minute time limits and the disadvantage of monitoring on smaller screens.