Atomos has announced a new technical collaboration with Roland for recording and monitoring an HD live-switched multicamera shoot. When recording a feed on an Atomos monitor-recorder from the new Roland V-8HD HD Video Switcher, operators can now trigger recording directly from the switcher.
When combined with any current Atomos monitor-recorder (eg. the Ninja V) a user can monitor or record the V-8HD’s output. Three HDMI outputs enable connection of up to three Atomos devices to trigger, monitor and record, creating a portable HDMI switching solution.
The record trigger is enabled by integrated Atomos protocols, allowing the V-8HD to start and stop recording via HDMI, in full HD quality, directly from Roland’s new switching deck. The solution is said to be valuable when recording live events, for education, live streaming, esports and more.
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said: “What we particularly love about the new Roland V-8HD is the all-in-one design and the unified, central control this gives crews when switching and recording live, multicamera content.
“The future of multicamera filming relies on lots of different technologies working together seamlessly. Collaboration and the joining of technologies is the best way to make multicamera production workflows work more coherent and more cost-effective, so more content creators can film in this way.
“This democratisation of production is something we believe in strongly at Atomos, and our work with Roland on their new V-8HD switcher is an awesome example of this in action.”