Give your rig a boost with a full recording and monitoring system right on top of your camera with the new Shogun and Shogun Ultra Monitor-Recorders, just announced by Atomos at IBC. These updated Shogun monitors sport the powerful new AtomOS 11, adding networking, codecs, and camera compatibility. They also boast a 7" ultra-bright 2000 cd/m2 display, HDMI 2.0 and12G-SDI input/output, multiple network options, AirGlu sync, and support for resolutions up to 6K on the Shogun and 8K on the Shogun Ultra.
Shogun 7" Monitor- Recorder
The updated Shogun features a bright 7" IPS touchscreen display that is bright enough to view in darkness or in sunlight, so viewing the details of your HDR footage is never a problem in any location. You can now input and output video via 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 with cross conversion, and you can view and record up to 6K resolution in ProRes Raw, ProRes, and DNxHD/HR formats with H.265 compression to removable SSDs, an SD card, or AtomX SSDmini drives with no recording limitations.
The Shogun comes with versatile new networking options, including GigE and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for remote control, recording, and sharing in Atomos Cloud Studio, as well as Bluetooth and AirGlu RF sync functionality for wireless timecode, sync, and control. The AtomRemote app for iOS and macOS allows you to configure, control, apply LUTs, and view video using various image tools wirelessly, from up to 49' away. You can also add the option of NDI HD transmission to use the monitor on a standard NDI network.
Shogun Ultra 7" Monitor-Recorder
The Shogun Ultra shares all the above features of the Shogun and AtomOS 11, and it adds support for up to 8K resolution monitoring and recording, as well as the latest Wi-Fi 6e support. It also natively supports ARRI, Canon, RED, and Sony camera SDI cine filenames, dual recording of 4K60 ProRes raw and proxy files to the Atomos Cloud, and allows you to purchase an optional NDI 4K transmission add-on, a resolution enhancement from the Shogun.
The new AtomOS 11 is installed on the Shogun and Shogun Ultra, and brings with it a slew of powerful features. Each camera can record locally and/or in the cloud, and there are numerous workflows that AtomOS 11 provides to share directly from your camera, edit using Atomos Edit, or publish right to social media. There are numerous new features in AtomOS 11, including:
H.265 compression with high-quality and low latency
More Codec Support, including ProRes Raw, ProRes, and DNxHD/HR (QuickTime & MXF)
Improved monitoring with the EL Zone System with exposure control and ARRI false color to display consistent exposure across multiple monitors
TimeLapse control to add alignment and more storage for long lapses
RecordAssist to help with scheduling recording times, even sync with multiple locations
PlaybackAssist helps schedule playback for signage, advertising, or event usage
Segment Pro (future) to split files when they reach a custom file size/duration
RemoteView to share live camera views from your Shogun to the internet
Wi-Fi 6/6e fast and stable wireless connection
Optional NDI upgrades for Ethernet and Wi-Fi
And finally, the hardware offerings of the Shogun and Shogun Ultra include a durable housing for all-environment usage, a tally light to indicate recording, solid Wi-Fi and AirGlu RF antennas, optional DC power or an L-series battery plate on the back of each monitor, and 3/8"-16 threads on the top and bottom with an included 1/4"-20 adapter for solid mounting. There is a built-in slot for the included Master Caddy III, an SD card slot that supports cards up to 4TB, and you can also use CFast II cards using an SSDmini adapter to record as long as your media allows. And to add options and future AtomOS updates, you can utilize the USB-C port.
For more information about the new Atomos Shogun and Shogun Ultra monitors, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out the detailed product pages. Or drop us a line below, and we’ll do our best to reply to your comments and questions.