Object of Desire: Atomos Ninja V

July 19, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

While cameras like Panasonic’s GH5 and GH5S push the boundaries of what you can record to an SD card, it still falls to external recorders to pull the highest quality video signal out of your camera. With Atomos’ new Ninja V, you can record up to 4K/60p video in Apple ProRes HQ 422 (10-bit) or in AVID’s DNxHR HQX format. You can also record full HD video at up to 240 fps. The 5.2-inch touchscreen display has a brightness of 1,000 nits and can display up to 10 stops of dynamic range from camera LOG files, so it’s suitable for HDR workflows. It supports 3D LUTs, plus a histogram, false color, peaking and movable 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 pixel magnification. Footage is saved to SSD drives up to 2TB in capacity. The Ninja V boasts an expansion slot that will enable continuous power and other features. There’s an HDMI 2.0 input, line in, mic input plus a headphone jack and built-in speakers for playing back audio. At just 1-inch thick and 11 ounces, the Atomos can be easily mounted to your camera, a stand or (in a pinch) dropped into your pocket. 

PRICE: $695

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