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Atomos At The Cutting Edge With Ninja Blade
A

tomos, the creator of the
award-winning Ninja and
Samurai camera-mounted
recorders and the pocket-sized
Connect converters, will show
the new HDMI Ninja Blade at NAB
2014.
First shown at BVE Expo, in
February, the Ninja Blade brings
new levels of professional
monitoring to camera mounted
recorders for DSLR's and any HDMI
capable device.
"We are extremely proud to
work with all the major camera
companies, especially technology
leaders from Japan, which gives
us a unique advantage over our

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The Ninja Blade utilises HDMIcapable pro-video and consumer
camcorders, as well as DSLRs

competitors," said Jeromy Young,
CEO and Founder of Atomos.
"And I am especially pleased to be
able to announce a product that is
also shipping, which is something
of a rarity in this industry these days.
With the Ninja Blade we are able
to deliver fantastic, professionalgrade monitoring functionality and
recording codecs straight to the
multitude of DSLR's, mirror-less
and HDMI video cameras. And we
can deliver it now, not in six or 12
months time."
Atomos recorders have broken
new ground in production by
combining recording, monitoring
and playback all in one easy to
operate, portable device. Like the
Samurai Blade, Ninja Blade allows
the recording of pristine, 10-bit
images straight from the camera
sensor directly to inexpensive HDD
or SSD drives, captured using
Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD
codecs. Waveform, vectorscope
and monitor assist tools such
as tri-level focus peaking, zebra,
false colour and blue-only offer a
very comprehensive test and shot
setup tool kit.
The Ninja Blade takes advantage
of low-cost, modern technology
by utilising HDMI-capable provideo and consumer camcorders,

The new HDMI Ninja Blade will be showcased at NAB

as well as DSLRs. Many features
from Atomos are designed with real
productions and real situations in
mind, to create smarter workflows,
keeping the highest quality but also
keeping running costs low. The
Ninja Blade was designed with
a long battery life and Atomos'
unique Continuous Power
technology (patent pending) means
that you never have to interrupt
recording to swap batteries.
The new Ninja Blade features a
stunning 1280 x 720 SuperAtom
IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi

179-degree viewing, 400nit
brightness and multi-frequency
(48/50/60Hz) operation depending
on video input, giving supersmooth monitoring and playback.
Every screen is calibrated to
SMPTE Rec 709 colour space and
a D65 white point with 100% gamut
from factory. On-the-fl y screen
calibration is built into every Ninja
Blade, so you are always accurate
in any shooting environment.
See the full range of Atomos
products displayed at NAB.

Highlighting 4K Fibre-Optic Transport
By Frank Jachetta
President at MultiDyne

T

o meet the consumer demand
for a high-quality entertainment
experience, many broadcast, digital
cinema, and multi-camera studio
production camera operators are
looking to deliver 4K content, which
offers an amazing video resolution
compared with HD. However,
operators are challenged to
support the additional bandwidth
requirements of 4K affordably.
The solution is fibre- o p t i c

Multidyne's SilverBACK
supports the 4K format

transport. Without fibre, it would be
impossible to support the additional
video requirements of the 4K
digital cinema format. In addition,
fibre offers the capability for live
monitoring, remote recording, and
eliminates the use of bulky coax
cables, making 4K production easy
and cost-effective.
Utilising an advanced 4K fibreoptic transport
s o l u t i o n ,
operators can
seamlessly transmit
any camera signal -
including Ultra HD
video, HD-SDI video,
audio, intercom,
control data, GPIOs,
tally, and power - over
a single hybrid copper
and fibre cable. Aside
from transporting video
and audio signals to and
from the camera, 4K fibre-

optic transport systems
can be used to power
the entire camera. This
eliminates the expense
of batteries as well as
the thick bundle of coax
cables that are traditionally
used. An additional power supply
can be added to significantly extend
the transmission distance of multiple
camera signals.
In addition to supporting the
increased bandwidth requirements
of 4K, it is critical that fibre-optic
transport solutions feature an
intelligent design. Camera operators
need an ergonomic, lightweight, and
compact solution that can easily
be integrated onto the 4K camera
without sacrificing performance or
operability. A sleek design is not
only important from an aesthetics
and integration point of view, but
also decreases the weight of the
camera, reducing operator fatigue
in cases where the camera is being
used in the field.
Relying on a 4K fibre-optic
transport solution, operators
can deliver a state-of-the-art
entertainment experience costeffectively. We're already seeing
4K production being used on the

Multidyne's BullDog makes 4K
production easy and cost-effective

set of popular television shows and
for sporting events, and we expect
this to continue in the future as
consumer demand for high-quality
video content increases.
Here at MultiDyne, we have a rich
history of developing innovative,
fibre-optic-based video and audio
transport solutions that address
camera operators' most critical
need: to deliver superior quality
video and audio content in a manner
that is cost-effective.
Our SilverBACK-4K and The
BullDog both support the 4K format,
enabling professional camera
operators to efficiently transport
4K signals to deliver the ultimate
video experience.


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InNews: Eyevis Acquires Teracue
InNews: Columbus Crew Upgrades With Grass Valley
InPreview: Imt Rf Central Microlite Hd
InForm: Facilities Belong in the Cloud
InForm: Playbox: 15 Years & 14,000 Channels
InFile: Elemental Live - Accelerating Pay Tv Everywhere
InStudio: Voicewriters – Live Captioners
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In Broadcast - March 2014 - InPreview: Imt Rf Central Microlite Hd
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In Broadcast - March 2014 - InForm: Facilities Belong in the Cloud
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In Broadcast - March 2014 - InForm: Playbox: 15 Years & 14,000 Channels
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