Atomos ATOMX CAST Switching dock for Ninja V/V+
Atomos AtomX CAST is a modular companion for the Atomos Ninja V and Ninja V+
monitor recorder that uses the AtomX expansion port on the Ninja V/V+ to
transform it into an advanced multi-input switcher. The combination of the Ninja
V and AtomX CAST becomes the Ninja CAST, a fully functional stand-alone
switcher, multiview monitor, and broadcast quality recorder that does not
require a computer to function. With a high-quality 5” HDR touchscreen monitor,
4 x HDMI inputs, and physical buttons, the Ninja CAST is the ultimate portable
live switching and streaming solution.
Broadcast features for everyone
AtomX CAST is for video creators or anyone who wants to make broadcast-quality
multi-camera programs simply and quickly from anywhere. It is also for anyone
that wants to add professional broadcast-quality features to their online
meetings, presentations, remote learning/training, virtual conferences,
demonstrations, or engaging corporate videos. Best of all, CAST is simple and
easy to use you don’t need to be a video professional to achieve great-looking
Simple Switching and Streaming
The flexible control options allow you to use either the touchscreen or the
physical buttons to ‘switch’ between sources when deciding what should be on
screen at any one time for broadcast. The illuminated buttons for each input and
colored LED lighting for Program and Preview status allow you to operate the
CAST in dimly lit environments.
Easily change from a quad view to a
single channel view on any of your incoming signals with a tap on the screen. In
single view mode, you have access to all the monitor assist tools of the Ninja
V/V+, which includes focus peaking, zoom, zebras, and more. Tap the screen again
and you are back in quad view ready to switch, knowing all your inputs are
focused and exposed correctly.
Connect any full HD video source
Connect mirrorless or DSLR cameras, video cameras, computers, consoles or
pre-recorded content via HDMI. There’s no need to worry about synchronization,
as you can mix & match frame rates up to 60p.
With the Ninja V or Ninja V+ docked in, the AtomX CAST connects via USB-C to
your computer and appears as a high-quality webcam. Plug and play allows it to
work immediately with all your video applications like Zoom, Teams, and Skype
without the need to install drivers on the computer first. Add up to 4 camera
inputs to bring your presentation or meeting to the next level.
Having an integrated monitor allows you to see the incoming signals as a
multiview display, without having to connect an additional monitor. With the
Ninja V / V+ docked into the AtomX CAST you can utilize its high-quality 5”
touchscreen for setup and the monitor-assist tools for exposure, focus, and
image analysis for optimizing your shots. Switch to multiview to see all four
inputs at once, complete with audio level monitoring. Ninja CAST offers all the
same essential monitoring features available from your Ninja, allowing you to
nail exposure and focus every time.
Configurable and Adaptable
As AtomX CAST is so compact and versatile, users can easily work alone or with a
team to enhance their productions. Solo operators can transport the Ninja CAST
in a small backpack and use it discreetly with compact mirrorless cameras for
productions of any size. For larger setups, the Ninja HDMI output can be used as
a secondary output that can be set up as a duplicate program out, preview
monitoring for the crew or talent or to connect to a larger multiview display.
Enhance your brand, your videos, and your reach
Sophisticated features like logos, masthead graphics, and lower-third titles
will make your productions look incredible, and the dedicated controls for these
functions make them easy to use. Add custom graphics for branding your content,
with support for transparency, sponsors’ logos, and other on-screen information
to your production, and configure the layout on the Ninja touchscreen.
One of the benefits of using CAST with a multi-camera setup is that you can use
the Picture-in-Picture function to display two inputs at the same time. Any of
the four HDMI inputs can be used for a Picture-in-Picture effect over the
program output with controls for the size and location of the overlayed image.
You can display a close-up of a product on your desk and display your face as a
picture in a picture at the same time, whilst you talk about the product.
Ready for Advanced Workflows
AtomX CAST connected to a Ninja V / V+ is a fully functional stand-alone
switcher, but you can also use it with a computer for more advanced video work.
In this mode, AtomX CAST and Ninja V do the heavy lifting, taking the load off
your computer and reducing the likelihood of software crashes with dedicated
external video processing.
Simply add AtomX CAST as a media source in
OBS, X-Split, and VMix to make use of the software application’s additional
graphics and scene configuration while using the CAST for video input switching.
Stand out from the crowd
Using Ninja CAST with a decent camera and almost any suitable lens gives you a
professional broadcasting solution with incredible picture quality. You can set
a shallow depth of field and create a cinematic look that is dramatically
different from the image you get from your average webcam. Pay attention to
lighting, camera angles, and sound, and you will soon be making professional
quality video productions. Even an older HD camcorder can output great-looking
video through its HDMI port, which means that you probably already have cameras
for multi-camera production.
Recording and Codec options
With professional 10-bit 4:2:2 inputs, you get broadcast quality switching and
the ability to record in broadcast quality codecs like Apple ProRes or Avid DNx.
AtomX CAST can deliver to a worldwide audience by sending a stream to your
favorite streaming host, and outputting a broadcast quality video signal to a
local display, digital signage, or video wall – and you can do all this whilst
recording the program stream for editing or to share post-event.
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