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.
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
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.
• Synced Rec Trigger
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
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
• 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
• 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
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.
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.
• Instant Shot Review
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
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
EDIT - Dock and Produce!
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
(without batteries & HDD)
22oz (with batteries & HDD)
140mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 41mm (D)
grade aluminium for durability + portability. Fanless for silent
3.3W (Monitoring Only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon &
7.2V-14.4V Battery System Compatible any source
NP Series D-Tap and supporting accessories
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)
Primary-Secondary battery system.
Change batteries without losing power.
Loop batteries continuously.
5” diagonal. Resolution: 1280x720.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native/4:3 Letterbox. Rec.709 HDTV Colour
Native Frame Rate Playback (24-60Hz)
SuperAtom IPS (in-Plane Switching) panel
Uncompressed 10/8-bit 4:2:2
Simultaneously displayed on internal 5” Samurai
|HD/SD-SDI x 1 (HDMI x 1
with optional H2S Connect HDMI -> SDI converter)
SMPTE 259/292/296HDMI v1.4
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)
SMPTE 259/292/296 BNCHDMI v1.4
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-220/220x -
Avid DNxHD-185/185x - 185Mps (8/10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-145 - 145 Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DNxHD-36 - 36 Mbps (proxy)
channels + 2 analog channels 2 Vpeak with gain controls
& 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)
channels + headphone/line-out 2 Vpeak for onboard review. (Select
any pair of channels)
Start and StopVia
trigger / Via SDI timecode / Via LANC controllerSamurai
Master Caddy and
for HDD or SSD
2.5” SSD or HDD minimum 5400rpm to 10,000rpm Standard 9.5mm
drive SATA to USB2.0/3.0 including USB cable
Battery Charger 110-240V
• AC Adaptor & Car Charger
• Master Caddy
• 2 x Master Caddy Cases
• 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery
• D-Tap AdaptorOptional
||• 5 x Master
• Carry Case
• Replacement Foam
• Connect H2S converter
• Connect S2H converter
• Canon®/Nikon® battery platesLast