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Atomos Ninja2 10-bit HDMI to ProRes Recorder, Monitor and Playback Device (AO-ATOMNJA003)

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IMPORTANT WARRANTY NOTE - LCD MONITORS
For LCD monitors, "dead" pixels that are within the central region of the screen are usually repaired under warranty, however if pixels are around the outer edges of the screen, this is usually classified by manufacturers as a paid repair.
3+ pixels or edge bleed may be covered under the first year warranty, In most cases dead pixels and not covered under warranty by LCD manufacturers.
To find the perfect memory match for your Ninja2 please follow this link: http://www.atomos.com/drives/
The Ninja-2 is a portable, intuitive touchscreen-operated HD recorder, monitor and playback device for professional media producers. It captures pristine 10-bit 4:2:2 video and audio direct from any HDMI source: DSLRs, decks, switchers, PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. The Ninja-2 consumes very little power, ensuring long recording times (up to 16.5 hours on a 750GB disk) and the...
Summary
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Inputs: SDI
Monitor Location: Field
Outputs: HDMI
Panel Type: LCD
Resolution: 800 x 480
Screen Size: 4.3 Inch
Included in box
  • 1x Ninja2
  • 1x 2600mAh Battery (Sony NPF Compatible) 
  • 1x AC Adapter 
  • 1x 1000mA Single Plate Battery Charger includes AC Adapter and 9V AC eliminator
  • 2x Master Caddy includes fixing screws
  • 1x USB 3.0 Docking Station for Master Caddy
  • 1x Nikon EN-EL 15 Battery Shim Adapter
  • 1x Canon LP-E6 Battery Shim Adpater 

* Atomos hard case is optional and not included in the package.  See the ACCESSORIES tab for additional options.

About the Atomos Ninja 2 Recorder

IMPORTANT WARRANTY NOTE - LCD MONITORS

For LCD monitors, "dead" pixels that are within the central region of the screen are usually repaired under warranty, however if pixels are around the outer edges of the screen, this is usually classified by manufacturers as a paid repair.

3+ pixels or edge bleed may be covered under the first year warranty, In most cases dead pixels and not covered under warranty by LCD manufacturers.

To find the perfect memory match for your Ninja2 please follow this link: http://www.atomos.com/drives/

The Ninja-2 is a portable, intuitive touchscreen-operated HD recorder, monitor and playback device for professional media producers. It captures pristine 10-bit 4:2:2 video and audio direct from any HDMI source: DSLRs, decks, switchers, PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. The Ninja-2 consumes very little power, ensuring long recording times (up to 16.5 hours on a 750GB disk) and the efficient use of batteries.

It’s lightweight, tough and robust for operation in the field.
We record direct to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD editing codecs onto commodity 2.5” hard discs at the camera, saving you on media costs, time for capturing and of course giving higher quality from any MPEG-based camera.

Your Cameras Best Friend
Today’s camera sensors and lenses are quite spectacular, and we harness even large 5K+ sensors on professional video cameras to ensure you get the best from your camera - YES we support your make and model of Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, JVC, RED & ARRI.

SDI-based cameras simply require an Atomos Connect to convert from HD/SD SDI to HDMI.

With all this crammed into a tiny fully customized OS, we give you all you need to produce – AC power, battery and charger, 2.5” HDD/SSD computer docking station - you will not believe what’s on offer!

Construction
Designed using aircraft grade aluminium, the Ninja 2 delivers durability and portability. Locking mechanisms for each removable part means sturdy reliable operation. Weighing a mere 370grams the Ninja 2 is completely at home on top of any camera, whether in the studio or up a mountain.

Completely Custom
We don’t believe in jigsaw-puzzling a best of breed product, we have designed every circuit, coded every function and invested thousands of hours in testing, quality control, design and manufacturing. We do not buy standard IP cores like codecs, we do not lease HDMI/SDI interfaces – we write everything from scratch to deliver you a finely tuned thoroughbred video machine!

Low Power Consumption
Consuming just 6 watts of power – that’s nearly five times less than the nearest competitor - the Ninja 2 is perfect for battery-powered, in-the-field operation. Boasting no less than 4 power options, including the supplied NP series battery, 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. (Canon and Nikon battery adaptors are now available.

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 terms of 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 limitless supply. For those vibration sensitive shoots, around the racetrack or in the helicopter, we of course support modern SSDs.

ATOM OS4
The AtomOS 4 operating system driving the Ninja 2 allows access to all functions through a fast and responsive touch-screen interface. SmartMonitor helps you accurately assess focus and exposure with focus peaking, adjustable zebra, false colour twin mode, blue-only exposure check and adjustments for individual filters. SmartLog allows you to get started on post-production in the field by logging and pre-editing your footage on the fly.

Record Direct From The Sensor
The Ninja 2 records direct from the sensor giving you the best quality from your great lens and camera, 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 AND Timecode
Triggering record and capturing timecode in sync with your camera is essential to smooth production with external devices. We have teamed up with all the leading camera manufacturers, including Canon and Sony to give you frame accurate timecode and start/stop triggers over HDMI from popular HDMI cameras like the Canon C100, 5D MKIII, 1DC and the Sony FS700.

10-BIT 4:2:2 Quality
So why record 10-bit from the sensor of a camera, if it's 8-bit? Well, if you want to edit, use CG or 3D effects, green screen or add titles and transitions, these will all be 12-bit or more. If you record 8-bit like most cameras, when the 12-bit or higher graphic is inserted into the timeline, the colours are 'crushed' down to 8-bit, making the result extremely poor quality. We bypass the 8-bit and record 10-bit colour registries to ensure your video plays nicely with all computer effects.

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 – but not for post-production. We give you post-production quality recording on set.
The codec choice we offer – Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD – gives you universal non-linear editing support. Both are routinely used for film and TV production, as well as ProAV, event and independent film making. We have you covered, on Mac and PC.

The Longest Recording Time Around
Using HDD up to 1TB means we can record high quality footage, free you from the hassle of changing memory cards and increase the quality of your footage at the same time. 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.

Hot Swap Drives
The way the OS is designed is very intuitive, you can hot-swap drives at any time without having to play games with the OS. Eject and change drives or even take a drive from an edit suite or recorder (even non Atomos ones) and you can play out to any monitor or on screen for review - a true digital deck.

Saftey 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 we have safety latches.. what happens? Well AtomOS is smart. 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 catastrophic event. This is the peace of mind professionals need.

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 smart!

With up to 2 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 like Beachtek and juicedLink, AtomOS covers all your audio needs.

The Monitor That Thinks Its a Recorder & Deck!
Professional monitoring – recording included for free!
Probably the most surprising thing about AtomOS is that we can add functions traditionally performed by dedicated devices. Essential for creative set up 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 are a must.

Set Up The Perfect Shot
With Ninja 2 you get focus peaking with multiple levels and colours for ease of use, false colour in two modes, zebra 0-100% fully adjustable and blue-only for that quick exposure check!

Instant Shot Review Aanytime Aanywhere.
Play back your shots and takes on the fly - on set, in the field in a restaurant or on the plane after the production. 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 using the SuperAtom screen, 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.

Playback Apple PRORES Or DNXHD Video
Export Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video with 16-bit audio from your choice of NLE and playback directly using AtomOS. View rushes from the edit suite on a portable, battery operated device that fits on 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 installed.

Edit - Dock and Produce!
The coolest part of the process is the instant editing and post production of such large files 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 issues.

Choose Your NLE Flavour!
From the original FCP to the current Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro to Autodesk Smoke, Sony Vegas Pro to Avid Media Composer, Grass Valley EDIUS to Lightworks.
Our files are compatible with all major NLEs with no transocding required, and best of all, we work closely with them to bring more functionality all the time.

Light Weight 370g / 13oz (without batteries & HDD)
670g / 23.5oz (with batteries & HDD)
Dimensions (without batteries)115(W)x87(H)x41(D)mm
ConstructionAircraft grade aluminium for durability + portability. Fanless for silent operation.
Operating Power3.0W (Monitoring Only) / 6.0W (Rec, Mon & Play)
Batteries7.2V-14.4V Battery System Compatible
any source
NP Series
D-Tap
and supporting accessories
All 7.4v1. 2600mAh - Up to 10hrs
2. 5200mAh - Up to 20hrs
3. 7800mAh - Up to 30hrs
4. AC Adaptor (included)
5. D-Tap Adaptor (sold separately)
Continuous Power*Primary-Secondary battery system.
Change batteries without losing power.
Loop batteries continuously. *Patent Pending
Touchscreen Size:4.3” diagonal. Resolution: 800x480.
Aspect Ratio:16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox. SMPTE Colour Specification
Native Frame Rate Playback (48-60Hz)
Video InputHDMI x 1 , HDMI 1.4
Uncompressed 10/8-bit 4:2:2HD-SDI/SD-SDI
Simultaneously displayed on internal 4.3” Ninja-2 screen(with optional Connect SDI > HDMI converter)
Video OutReclocked, ultra low jitter professional grade HDMI output, “HDMI 1.4”
Supported Formats (In/Out)
HD 1080i60
1080i59.94
1080i50
1080p30
1080p25,
1080p24
1080p23.98
1080p30(60i)
1080p25(50i)
1080p24(60i)
1080p23.98(60i)
720p60
720p59.94
20p50
SD 486i59.94
576i50
pSF - Progressive Segmented Frame modes are recorded to Progressive rates
Most HDMI cameras output 24P, 25P and 30P as 50i or 60i
Realtime Hardware Encoding
1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to:
ProResHQ - 220Mbps
422 - 150Mbps
LT - 100Mbps
Avid DNxHDAvid DNxHD-220X - 220Mbps (10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-220 - 220Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DNxHD-145 - 145Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DNxHD-36 - 36Mbps (proxy)
Audio inputHDMI 2 channel + 2 analog channels with gain controls
Audio OutputHDMI 2 channel
Analog line and Headphone
TimecodeSony and Canon compatible HDMI timecode in and out
Recording TimeHDD & SSDs are hot swappable on the fly in the field
Edit Formats(I-Frame Only, 422, 8/10-bit)
250GB 500GB 1TB
ProRes® HQ (10-bit, 220Mbps)2.5 hrs5 hrs10 hrs
Avid DNxHD-220x (10 bit, 220Mbps)2.5 hrs5 hrs10 hrs
ProRes® 422 (10 bit, 150Mbps)4 hrs8 hrs16 hrs
Avid DNxHD-145 (8 bit, 145Mbps)4 hrs8 hrs16 hrs
ProRes® LT (10 bit, 100Mbps)5.5 hrs11 hrs 22 hrs
Avid DNxHD-36 (36Mbps)15 hrs30 hrs61 hrs
SD not supported by Avid DNxHD

Record From Any HDMI Device
Open up Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD post production quality to thousands of devices (cameras, projectors, tablets, phones, game consoles, medical and industrial equipment).

Record From The Sensor, Assasinate MPEG
Take your consumer camera to a truly Pro recording device. Avoid the internal MPEG compression & go from sub 30Mbps MPEG to 220Mbps ready to edit 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes HQ.

No More 30Min Barrier!
Recording straight out from the sensor means no more 29.59 minute record limits on your internal recordings. Whether you’re filming a soccer match or birds in the wild there is no need to worry about your recording stopping at 29.59 minutes.

Low Cost Media & Long Record Times
Record to standard 2.5” HDDs and SSDs. A 1TB HDD gives you 10+ hours of Apple ProRes HQ. Buy your choice of media that is affordable, reliable and readily available.

Documentation
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Feefo on 2017-01-26


Great product and the latest drop in price made it even more appealing.
5 stars

Bogdan Niciu on 2017-02-20


Excellent
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-08-31


Very handy bit of kit, saw one on a location shoot and immediately wanted one !
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-09-17


Good as a monitor although not a massive gain over the C100's own screen but nice to have one a bit bigger and with false colour. The focus assist works better than c100's focus assist when using high ISO's.Excellent quality through the Avid 220x codec (not tried others yet) but be prepared to free up a lot of storage for large projects.There are only two negatives I have found so far, - Can not delete a single clip on its own through the ninja 2 OS (you can only format the drive completely, which means if you did want to delete one clip you would have dock the HDD/SSD to your laptop.- There no overlays/custom overlay option as regards a title safe/grid/aspect ratio.
4 stars

Feefo on 2015-03-31


Frequently Asked Questions

5 question(s) | 5 answers(s)

Will this include "Rugged Case"? Please clarify.The "included" tab/list does not list this. From OEM, the rugged case is also provided along with Ninja 2.

KANNAN THANGAVEL 15-05-2013

Atomos have recently changed their kits. This package does NOT contain the rugged carrying case, it is now sold separately - the kit price has however been reduced to reflect this change.Carrying case:-http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/index.php?t=product/atomos_ao-atomcas001

Is this Ninja2 compatible with a Sony Z1 camera? How does it compare to the nanoFlash or Gemini with regards performance and price?

Sinead Ui Ghibne 03-07-2013

The problem you have is that the only digital output available from a Z1 is iLink. The Atomos records from HDMI only, the nanoFlash from (HD)SDI and HDMI and the Gemini from (HD)SDI - so none of these devices are suitable.This device is about your only option:-http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/index.php?t=product/datavideo_dn-60

Do you have a list of supported 3rd party drives that this device can use? Also, what approx duration is their 750GB drive?

Hugh 25-09-2013

For Atomos recommended drives, see:-http://www.atomos.com/discovery-what-drives/For recording times, see page 34 of the User Manual:-http://www.atomos.com/downloads/ninja2/manual/Ninja2-User-Manual-V3-May-2013.pdf

Hi I will be working on a shoot where I have lots of clients on set looking at an external live monitor.Can I shoot/record to this and also link it to a larger monitor for them to view. If so how would I connect and what leads do I need to purchase?

Andy Kerry 06-11-2013

The Ninja 2 provides a clean ( ie free from overlays ) image from its HDMI output both whilst recording and playing back material. So all you would need is a standard HDMI cable of suitable length and a monitor with HDMI in.gd

Can the Ninja record 1920x1080x50fps from the HDMI out on any of these cameras?
a) GoPro Hero3/silver/black
b) Sony NX30E/CX410/CX250

Tim 07-01-2014

The GoPro and NX30E are definitely supported, see:-http://www.atomos.com/discovery-what-cameras/CX410 and CX250 will output 1080p50 over HDMI so should be fine, but we've not specifically tested them...

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