The Atomos 4K Shogun monitor and recorder recently started shipping, and is about to get some firmware updates. It has a 1920×1200 SuperAtom IPS 7-inch touchscreen for monitoring and control, and records 4K ProRes or Raw formats as well as high frame rate HD (up to 120fps).
Before the end of February the Shogun firmware will add Avid DNxHD recording, 3D look-up tables and 4K/Ultra HD to HD down conversion on loop out and playback. “3D LUTs and down conversion have been a very common request,” from customers according to a spokesperson.
Expected later this Spring are: FS Raw to ProRes 4K/UHD 24p, 25p 30p direct to disk and FS Raw recording to Cinema DNG, plus Cinema DNG for C500, FS series etc., while hardware updates will include shipping the dual-disk Master Caddy RAID, to give the most affordable possible recording in 4K using HDD media, and an optional adapter to enable CFast media to be used.
Also coming soon is the Atomos Power Station, which brings hot-swappable batteries, offering continuous power, to almost any type of camera or other portable equipment, including the Shogun.
It can deliver up to 48W, which limits the size of lights or complex camera rigs it can be used with, but for most users this should be more than enough. It can power three devices, and has a built-in charger, with DC input, that charges one of the two included 2600mAh NP-size batteries in one hour (or both in two hours). There are also two USB outputs for phones and mobile devices.