Atomos Shinobi 7 Announced - Touchscreen 7
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Atomos Shinobi 7 is a camera monitor with a 7 "1920 × 1200 touchscreen with a calibrated peak brightness of 2200 nits. It has 3G SDI (max. 2K60) and HDMI (max. 4K60) input / output connections with cross-conversion and loop-out. In addition to many useful surveillance support functions, it can also control selected cameras via optional cables. Shinobi 7 is powered by a DC jack input or two NP-F (hot-swappable) battery slots and is available for pre-order now for $ 699.

The 5-inch version of the Atomos Shinobi has been with us for over two years. Shinobi was announced in February 2019 and followed by an SDI version in March 2019. It shares the chassis with the Ninja V, but has no recording function (and no SSD slot) and is available at a lower price. Recently Atomos announced a larger version of the Shinobi monitor. Let's take a look at the new Atomos Shinobi 7.

Atomos Shinobi 7

Shinobi 7. Source: Atomos

As the name suggests, the new Shinobi offers a 7-inch touchscreen with a calibrated peak brightness of 2200 nits and a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels. With such a bright screen, the monitor should deliver legible output even in direct sunlight. As Atomos claims, the Shinobi 7 can display over 10 stops of dynamic range in real time from Log / PQ / HLG signals and includes HDR monitoring features to aid in recording HDR or Log.

Shinobi 7. Source: Atomos

In addition to logging conversions to HDR, users can also apply custom 3D LUT to route downstream data to other devices or live feeds. Up to eight user-defined LUTs can be loaded at any time via the SD card slot and immediately selected between them. With the new analysis function, users can now see what they are recording, view a waveform, histogram and vectorscope at the same time.

Shinobi 7. Source: Atomos

The good news is that the monitor can also be used to control cameras. Iris, white balance, shutter angle, ND and other aspects of the connected camera can be set via the touchscreen of the Shinobi 7. The optional Atomos USB-C to serial cable enables direct control of all menu configurations for cameras of the Z CAM E2 series. The Shinobi 7's additional USB and RJ45 control ports also provide support for future developments, so we can expect more supported models for camera control in the future.

Shinobi 7. Source: Atomos

The Shinobi 7 has active cooling with a built-in fan. With adaptive cooling, users can prioritize the reduced fan noise or the peak brightness of the display. The two NP-F battery slots allow easy hot-swap during a long recording. If required, users can be connected to the AC mains via the dedicated DC socket input or it can also be used for on-site power supply via V-Lock batteries with the optional DC D-Tap cable.

Shinobi 7 main features

  • 2200 nits HDR / Daylight display
  • HDMI 2.0 support for 4Kp60, 3G SDI support up to 2Kp60
  • Bidirectional HDMI – SDI signal cross conversion
  • Two NP-F battery slots for continuous power
  • 3D LUT support with preview and loopout
  • AtomHDR offers built-in protocol-to-HDR conversion for display and loop-out
  • Touchscreen camera control via an optional cable for compatible cameras with Iris, WB, shutter speed and ND
  • Exposure Tools – Histogram, Waveform, False Color & Zebras
  • Focus assist tool – 4: 1, 2: 1, 1: 1 zoom
  • Headphone monitoring of camera audio

Shinobi 7. Source: Atomos

Price and availability

The Atomos Shinobi is now available for pre-order. Shipping should start at the end of June 2021. The price was set at 699 US dollars (approx. 676 euros plus VAT in Europe). The scope of delivery only includes the monitor and a universal power supply. So don't forget to buy the right cables and batteries when you need them.

Are you using Atomos recorders or monitors? What do you think of the Atomos Shinobi 7? Let us know in the comments section below the article.


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