The new Atomos Shogun Studio is claimed to be the first all-in-one 4K/Ultra HD/HD, two-channel, dual 7-inch 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck. It has been designed especially for the rack environment, for live event, studio, on-set and broadcast use.
“Combining recording, playback and monitoring with tremendous ease of use, unleashes powerful and unique feature combinations never seen before in a 3RU dual channel product,” claimed Jeromy Young, Atomos’ CEO, who believes that besides time, cost and space savings, it will also allow “fast migration to 4K and seamless integration to legacy HD infrastructure.”
It handles 4K/UHD and 1080p60 recording to Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR and Cinema DNG in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, with the ability to use both channels for dual codec, dual resolution recording, whether UHD ProRes on one channel, and HD DNxHD on the other, or to convert or duplicate files.
It also offers scheduled playback and recording via Ethernet, serial or on screen, and can be used to schedule synchronised playout for video walls, signage, projection or broadcast.
The 7-inch 325ppi monitors offer an array of scopes, 3D LUTs, 2:1/1:1 zoom, safe area grid lines and can be calibrated using the optional Spyder unit. It also offers continuous HDMI and SDI down conversion and down scaling from 4K to 2K/HD to any infrastructure, and has dual redundant power supplies.