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    10-Bit Smart Production for HD-SDI Cameras

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 Atomos Samurai Blade Camera-mounted Recorder, Monitor, WFM & Deck for HD-SDI Cameras w/ Case
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  • Key Features:
    • Unbelievable super-bright 5” IPS 1280 x 720 touchscreen monitor
    • Full waveform vectorscope with zoom & RGB/luma parade
    • Adjustable gamma, contrast & brightness
    • Standard BNC connectors
    • Real-time monitoring, playback, playout & edit logging in the field
    • Focus assist, zebra & false color monitoring
    • Record direct from the sensor to 10-bit, 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD
    • S-Log/C-Log recording
    • Trigger REC/STOP from camera (Canon, Sony, ARRI, Panasonic, RED, JVC)
    • Timecode from camera
    • Uses inexpensive 2.5” HDD/SSD media
    • AC/DC/battery with patented Continuous Power

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Samurai Blade: Overview

Introducing the Samurai Blade Superatom IPSpPanel
Super sharp, super bright, super blacks.. down to the last atom!

At 325 dpi and 1 million pixels (1280x720) this 5" SuperAtom IPS Panel delivers amazing resolution, super accurate colours and super deep blacks, with an image representation that oozes atmosphere. When you see this screen you will not believe your eyes. OLED seems lifeless and dull by comparison at normal brightness levels - In-Plane Switching technology really brings your images to life!

The capacitive touch panel gives lightning-quick response times and gesture capability. Controlling AtomOS 5.0 on Samurai Blade is silky smooth.

Fully adjustable gamma, brightness, contrast and a built in wave form monitor make this the must have video tool for professionals.

Packed into the light and mobile camera-mountable Samurai Blade are all the essential tools you need to set up on-site accurate colors and exposure including full waveform monitor functions - Vectorscope, RGB and LUMA parades. Each provides an intuitive transparent interface offering full screen, lower 3rd or bottom right corner positioning to give you a range of options when setting up, recording and playing back your shot.

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The Atomos Samurai Blade is the world’s most advanced smart production recorder, monitor and playback deck. Every part of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver the ultimate in simple operation, mission critical reliability and the converging of separate devices – Monitors, Capture Cards, Playback decks and cut edit suites – these are all in one and are affordable to boot!

It’s lightweight, tough and robust for in the field operation.

• Construction

Designed using aircraft grade aluminium, the Samurai Blade delivers durability and portability. Locking mechanisms for each removable part means sturdy reliable operation. Weighing a mere 380 grams this pocket rocket will never weigh you down and is completely at home on top of any camera, whether in the studio or up a mountain.

• Low power consumption
At 6 watts of power, nearly five times less than the nearest competitor, the Samurai Blade is perfect for battery-powered, in-the-field operation. Boasting no less than 4 power options, including the supplied NP series batteries, 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. The batteries even lock into place so you don’t lose power in any event.

• 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 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 endless supply. For those vibration sensitive shoots, around the race track or in the helicopter, we of course support modern SSDs. Bang for buck you can’t beat hard disk for 90% of video shooting.

• Record Direct from the Sensor
Direct from the sensor – the best quality from your great lens and sensor, 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.

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• Synced Rec Trigger and Timecode
Triggering record and capturing timecode in sync with your camera is essential to smooth production with external devices. Atomos teamed up with all the leading camera manufacturers, including Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, JVC, RED and Arri to give you frame accurate timecode and start/stop triggers over both SDI and HDMI from almost all cameras. It also added a tally lights so everyone knows when its show time.
Atomos even include Lanc and rolling time code trigger for those older cameras that don’t have start/stop flag protocols on board – you watch the time code and trigger record when the camera starts rolling!

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• Easy to encode for CPU - Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD!
Editing codecs are made for editing video, not delivering video. MPEG is great for finishing and delivery – they are not for professional production. This is post production quality recording on set.
These standards – Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD are read by standard post production and non-linear editing software around the world, both are film standard and TV standards, as well as the go-to codecs in Pro Video, event and independent film making. Atomos have you all covered on Mac and PC.

• The Longest Recording Time Around
Using HDD at 1TB means Ninja Blade can record high quality footage and free you from the hassle of changing memory cards and increase the quality at the same time. A 500GB drive 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.

• 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 it has safety latches. 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.

• 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 12 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, AtomOS covers all your audio needs.

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The Monitor that thinks it’s a recorder and deck!
Professional Monitoring & Signal Testing – recording included for Free!
Probably the most surprising thing about AtomOS is that we can add functions traditionally performed by dedicated devices. Monitoring and signal testing is one such function. 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 and calibrate colour gamut and luma distribution are a must.

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• 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 on the Samurai Blade. 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 onboard or to a large monitor for crew and clients to make sure you get what you need.

• Directors Cut and Tag
AtomOS gives you speedy navigation, cutting and tagging on short and long clips with transport controls and finite frame-by-frame accurate stepping. Cut editing is time consuming and usually done in a studio by the people who weren’t at the shoot. AtomOS lets you rough cut your footage, tag it as Favorite or Reject, then save as a project, ready to finish and polish in the studio. This is a powerful time and money saver and helps collaboration on set.

• Play Any Apple ProRes or DNxHD File from anywhere
Atomos call it 3rd-party playback support, what it means for you is any Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD file from any system, recorder or edit suite can be played back using AtomOS – take rushes from the edit suite on the road in a convenient super high quality deck that fits in your hand.

• 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.

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EDIT - Dock and Produce!
The coolest part of the process is the instant editing and post production of such large fil es 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.


Technical Specifications

Light Weight 12oz (without batteries & HDD)
22oz (with batteries & HDD)
(without batteries)
140mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 41mm (D)
Construction Aircraft grade aluminium for durability + portability. Fanless for silent operation.
Operating Power 3.3W (Monitoring Only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon & Play)
7.2V-14.4V Battery System Compatible any source
NP Series D-Tap and supporting accessories
All 7.4v
1. 2600mAh - Up to 4hrs
2. 5200mAh - Up to 8hrs
3. 7800mAh - Up to 12hrs
4. AC Adaptor via adaptor plate (included)
5. D-Tap Adaptor (included - cables sold separately)
Continuous Power
*Patent Pending
Primary-Secondary battery system.
Change batteries without losing power.
Loop batteries continuously.
Touchscreen Size: 5” diagonal. Resolution: 1280x720.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native/4:3 Letterbox. Rec.709 HDTV Colour Specification
Native Frame Rate Playback (24-60Hz)
SuperAtom IPS (in-Plane Switching) panel
Video Input
Uncompressed 10/8-bit 4:2:2
Simultaneously displayed on internal 5” Samurai screen
HD/SD-SDI x 1 (HDMI x 1 with optional H2S Connect HDMI -> SDI converter) SDI SMPTE 259/292/296HDMI v1.4
Video Output
Uncompressed 10/8-bit 4:2:2
Simultaneously displayed on internal 5” Samurai screen
Mini BNC to BNC cables provided
HD/SD-SDI x 1(HDMI x 1 with optional S2H Connect SDI > HDMI converter) SDI SMPTE 259/292/296 BNCHDMI v1.4
Supported Formats (In/Out) HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF29.97, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 486i59.94, 576i50
Realtime Hardware Encoding
1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to:


HQ - 220Mbps
422 - 150Mbps
LT - 100Mbps

Avid DNxHD

Avid DNxHD-220/220x - 220Mbps (8/10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-185/185x - 185Mps (8/10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-145 - 145 Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DNxHD-36 - 36 Mbps (proxy)
Audio input SDI 12 channels + 2 analog channels 2 Vpeak with gain controls
Waveform & Monitor Assist Function WFM Luma/RGB Parade with size, dynamic range & opacity controls.Monitor Assist: Focus Peaking - Color/B&W/Outline, Zebra (0-100%), False Color, Blue Only & Grid Lines (Centre, Active Safe, Title Safe, 4:3)
Audio Output SDI 12 channels + headphone/line-out 2 Vpeak for onboard review. (Select any pair of channels)
Remote Start and StopVia StopVia SDI trigger / Via SDI timecode / Via LANC controllerSamurai

Master Caddy and Accessories

Master Caddy Case
for HDD or SSD
2.5” SSD or HDD minimum 5400rpm to 10,000rpm Standard 9.5mm height
Master Caddy Dock 2.5” internal drive SATA to USB2.0/3.0 including USB cable
Accessories included Universal Battery Charger 110-240V
• AC Adaptor & Car Charger
• Master Caddy
• 2 x Master Caddy Cases
• 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery
• D-Tap AdaptorOptional
Optional extras • 5 x Master Caddy Cases
• Carry Case
• Replacement Foam
• Connect H2S converter
• Connect S2H converter
Sun Hood
• Canon®/Nikon® battery platesLast

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Color Calibration
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