New Atomos Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame recorders can display up to 10EV dynamic range for HDR levels of detail.

Described as the ‘World’s most advanced 7″ field monitor’ the new Atomos Flame series of monitors can accurtaley display up to 10EV of luminance detail, making it possible to capture and display all of the detail that most cameras Log modes can record. Not only this but the Flame monitors have 10-bit HDR post production colour accuracy, with an AtomHDR image engine that can resolve HDR levels of brightness. With 10-bit colour accuracy it can resolve 64x the colour information of a standard 8-bit field monitor LCD screen.

HDR video is the next big thing that display manufacturers are pushing, along side 4k resolutions, but if you don’t yet have the facility to capture with an HDR level of dynamic range, then you won’t feel left out. The stadnard Rec709 dynamic scene range can take advantage of the new screen by increasing the brightness when shooting outdoors, making it much easier to compose your scene, and of course, focus.

With this being Atomos, the Ninja and Shogun Flame monitors don’t just display the footage, they also capture it, in both 4k or Full HD and either ProRes or DNxHR raw formats. All major camera makers log formats are supported – Sony, Canon, Panansonic, Arri, Red and JVC. The different between the two monitors is that the Ninja is HDMI only, where as the Shogun Flame is HDMI and SDI, and has XLR input/output.

We had the chance to learn more about the Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame when we spoke to an Atomos representative at The Photography Show.

The Flame Series is shipping (March 28th) for a MSRP of:

Shogun Flame

  • US:   $ 1,695 ex. TAX
  • EU:   € 1,695 ex. VAT
  • GBP: £ 1,295 ex. VAT
  • AUD: $ 2,695 Inc. GST

Ninja Flame

  • US:   $ 1,295 ex. TAX
  • EU:   € 1,295 ex. VAT
  • GBP:  £ 995 ex. VAT
  • AUD: $ 2,049 Inc. GST

You can find out more about the Atomos Ninja Flame and Shogun Flame on the Atomos website

Flame Series Key Features:

  • With a Dynamic range to match that of a 10-bit camera LOG footage, AtomHDR monitors deliver the detail in highlights and shadows usually clipped on traditional monitors.
  • A highly advanced field monitor even in non-HDR scenarios with 1500nits brightness for outdoor shooting, native full HD resolution and optional calibration to ensure natural LCD colour drift can be corrected over time.
  • Record direct from the sensor in pristine 4K UHD (up to 30p) or record high frame rate HD (up to 120p)
  • long with recording the high pixel density of 4K, the Ninja and Shogun Flame also record higher resolution 10-bit colour information and more precise yet efficient 4:2:2 colour encoding.
  • Recording to Apple ProRes and AVID DNxHR visually lossless edit-ready codecs ensure you capture full individual frames like film, providing more flexibility and creativity in post.  Can be delivered to any standard – never worry about having your footage technically rejected due to the format again.
  • Ready for real-word conditions with built-in armour protection, dual battery hot-swappable continuous power system to ensure you always have power and a raft of included accessories including a new fast charger and snap-fast sun hood.
  • Our patented hot-swappable dual battery system for continuous power is backed up with the included power accessories (2 x 4-cell batteries, D-Tap adaptor and blazingly fast battery charger)
  • An arsenal of creative weapons including focus and exposure tools, 3D Custom Looks, Waveforms (LUMA and RGB) and Vector Scopes ensure you set the shot up perfectly every time.
  • XLR audio via breakout cables for Shogun Flame or 3.5mm line level input with audio delay, level adjustment and dedicated audio meters with channel selection for Ninja Flame.
  • We support affordable, readily available SSDs from the world’s most trusted media brands.

The Flame Series is shipping (March 28th) for a MSRP of:

Shogun Flame

  • US:   $ 1,695 ex. TAX
  • EU:   € 1,695 ex. VAT
  • GBP: £ 1,295 ex. VAT
  • AUD: $ 2,695 Inc. GST

Ninja Flame

  • US:   $ 1,295 ex. TAX
  • EU:   € 1,295 ex. VAT
  • GBP:  £ 995 ex. VAT
  • AUD: $ 2,049 Inc. GST