The Atomos Ninja 2 is the world's most advanced HDMI smart production recorder, monitor and playback deck. Every part of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to
deliver the ultimate experience in simple operation and mission critical reliability. The
Atomos Ninja 2 combines multiple devices - external monitor, capture card, playback deck and cut edit suite
- into a single affordable tool. It's lightweight, tough and robust for operation in the field.
• Real-time monitoring, playback, playout & edit logging in the field
• 4.3" 800 x 480 touch screen monitor
• Focus assist, zebra & false color monitoring
• Record direct from the sensor to 10-bit, 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD
• Trigger REC/STOP from camera (certain Canon & Sony models only)
• Timecode from camera (certain Canon & Sony models only)
• Uses inexpensive 2.5" HDD/SSD media
• AC/DC/battery with patented Continuous Power
• Battery adaptor plates for Sony, Canon & Nikon DSLRs (available July 2013)
Designed using aircraft grade aluminum, the
Atomos Ninja 2 delivers durability and portability. Locking mechanisms for each removable part means sturdy reliable operation. Weighing a mere
370grams the Atomos Ninja 2 is completely at home on top of any camera, whether in the studio or up a mountain.
• Unbelievably low power consumption
Consuming just 6 watts of power - that's nearly five times less than the nearest competitor - the
Atomos Ninja 2 is perfect for battery-powered, in-the-field operation. Boasting no less than 4
power options, including the supplied NP series battery, DC power adapter for larger batteries, AC mains power and our patented Continuous Power dual battery system. You'll never be without power when you need it most.
• Affordable 2.5" HDD or SSD
2.5" hard disks are the most affordable digital storage on the planet. They outperform SSDs, SD card, SxS and P2 cards in terms of cost and reliability for video use. In normal video shooting
environments the 2.5" HDD is your new tape. Extremely low running costs, long record times (up to 30 hours) and limitless supply. For those vibration sensitive shoots, around the racetrack or in the
helicopter, Atomos of course support modern SSDs.
• Atom OS4
The AtomOS 4 operating system driving the Atomos Ninja 2 allows access to all functions through a fast and responsive touch-screen interface. Smart Monitor helps you accurately assess focus and
exposure with focus peaking, adjustable zebra, false color twin mode, blue-only exposure check and adjustments for individual filters. Smart Log allows you to get started on post-production in
the field by logging and pre-editing your footage on the fly.
• Record Direct from the Sensor
The Atomos Ninja 2 records direct from the sensor giving you the best quality from your great lens and camera, no matter when it was made. Old and new cameras alike can get the benefit of higher
quality recording, enhancing new cameras and breathing new life into older ones
• Synced Rec Trigger and Time-code
Triggering record and capturing time-code in sync with your camera is essential to smooth production with external devices. We have teamed up with all the leading camera manufacturers, including
Canon and Sony to give you frame accurate time-code and start/stop triggers over HDMI from popular HDMI cameras like the Canon C100, 5D MKIII, 1DC and the Sony FS700.
• 10-bit 4:2:2 Quality
So why record 10-bit from the sensor of a camera, if it's 8-bit? Well, if you want to edit, use CG or 3D effects, green screen or add titles and transitions, these will all be 12-bit or more. If
you record 8-bit like most cameras, when the 12-bit or higher graphic is inserted into the timeline, the colours are 'crushed' down to 8-bit, making the result extremely poor quality. Atomos
bypass the 8-bit and record 10-bit color registries to ensure your video plays nicely with all computer effects.
• Easy to encode for CPU - Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD!
Editing codec's are made for editing video, not delivering video. MPEG is great for finishing and delivery - but not for post-production. We give you post-production quality recording on set.
The codec choice Atomos offer - Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD - gives you universal non-linear editing support. Both are routinely used for film and TV production, as well as ProAV, event and independent
film making. We have you covered, on Mac and PC.
• The Longest Recording Time Around
Atomos Ninja 2 Using HDD up to 1TB means we can record high quality footage, free you from the hassle of changing memory cards and increase the
quality of your footage at the same time. A 500GB drive costs $50 and records 5hrs of the highest bit-rate Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats. Using Avid 36 you can record up to 60 hrs on a 1TB
drive! Flexible and affordable long and short recording, the adaptability you need in the field, on the road and in the studio.
• Hot Swap Drives
The way the OS is designed is very intuitive, you can hot-swap drives at any time without having to play games with the OS. Eject and change drives or even take a drive from an edit suite or
recorder (even non Atomos ones) and you can play out to any monitor or on screen for review - a true digital deck.
• Safety First! AtomOS File Recovery on the fly!
When recording the last thing you want is to lose the file you have been recording for the past hour, however if you pull the power or remove the disc, even though we have safety latches.. what happens?
Well AtomOS is smart. It will detect the broken file from power outage or removal of disc mid record and reconstruct the frames and file to enable you to recover to within 2 frames of the catastrophic event.
This is the peace of mind professionals need.
• Audio Monitoring
All audio, even analog audio, is locked frame accurately to every video frame, never drifting or losing sync. If the digital audio is out of sync from the camera you can even adjust this on the fly by
advancing or delaying the audio coming in - very smart!
With up to 2 channels of digital and 2 of analog audio always available to view and monitor on headphone jacks or line out, audio is taken care of. From mixing desks and line out to XLR adaptor
boxes like Beachtek and juicedLink, AtomOS covers all your audio needs.
• The Monitor that thinks it's a recorder & deck!
Professional monitoring - recording included for free!
Probably the most surprising thing about AtomOS is that can add functions traditionally performed by dedicated devices. Essential for creative setup and capturing the perfect shot - monitoring
tools define how well you perform on the day. This means monitor assist functions to check exposure and focus are a must.
• Instant Shot Review Anytime anywhere.
Play back your shots and takes on the fly - on set, in the field in a restaurant or on the plane after the production. Check framing, focus and exposure in any part of the footage with the same
powerful tools offered by AtomOS monitor tools. Review each and every shot and take using the SuperAtom screen, or to a large monitor for crew and clients to make sure you get what you need.
• Mac & PC Review
The files can be reviewed by any PC or Mac with QuickTime or the system codec installed. Laptop review is simple even without an editing package installed.
• EDIT - Dock and Produce!
The coolest part of the process is the instant editing and post production of such large files in one easy step. Simply dock, open your cut footage or any take and you are editing in 10-bit 4:2:2
quality instantly. This really is a pipeline to your timeline. No transcoding, no capturing and no MPEG degradation or 4:2:0 issues.
• Choose your NLE Flavor!
From the original FCP to the current FCPX, Premiere Pro to Sony Vegas, Media Composer to Lightworks, Atomos files are compatible with all major NLEs and work closely with them to bring more functionality all the time..