Atomos introduces Shinobi SDI

Atomos introduces Shinobi SDI
Published: 28 March 2019 - 1:25 p.m.
By: Pranav Vadehra

Atomos is pleased to announce the introduction of the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its successful March 2019 Shinobi launch. The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is the go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. It’s colour accurate calibrated display makes it ideal as a compact HDR and SDR reference monitor.

The monitor is suited to the professional video creator who own a variety of cameras and camcorders and needs the flexibility of both SDI or HDMI. It produces accurate high bright and HDR for videographers who do not requiring external recording capability. Shinobi SDI features a compact, durable body combined with an ultra-clear, ultra-bright, daylight viewable 1000nit display.

The anti-reflection, anti-fingerprint screen has a pixel density of 427 PPI and is factory calibrated for color accuracy, with the option for in-field calibration providing ongoing accuracy. It is usable in almost every video situation thanks to the HD-SDI input and output, plus a 4K HDMI input. This makes Shinobi SDI the perfect companion for high-end cinema and production cameras, ENG cameras, handheld camcorders and any other HD-SDI equipped source.

“Our most requested product in recent times has been a stand-alone SDI monitor. We are thrilled to be bringing the Atomos Shinobi SDI to market for professional video and film creators,” said Jeromy Young, CEO of Atomos.


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The Shinobi SDI is perfectly suited to broadcast and Pro AV as a great option for every camera that needs a monitor. In the field, its daylight viewability is essential for news and sports applications. It is also the ideal confidence monitor for live crosses and interviews.

Weighing in at just 226g/7.8oz (exc. batteries) Shinobi SDI is light enough to sit comfortably on top of a camera, or on an arm out in front of the operator in place of a viewfinder. It can be easily rigged with gimbals, stabilizers, jib arms or as a secondary monitor on larger camera setups.

DPs, camera operators and technicians will appreciate the wide range of monitoring tools available on the Shinobi SDI. The on-board AtomOS 10 tools allow users to expose correctly, frame shots perfectly and ensure things are in focus. There is a full suite of scopes – waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope and audio-level meters, combined with focus peaking, 4:1 / 2:1 / 1:1 zoom, customizable zebras, fale color, frame guides and broadcast safe markers.

Shinobi SDI also features a new multi-tool ‘Analysis mode’ that shows the image, plus waveform, histogram, vectorscope and audio-level meters all at once. This gives the operator a complete picture of what is going on in the image at any time, ensuring the creative look is maintained and look profiles and LUTs can be loaded via the in-built SD card. Cinematographers will also find the anamorphic de-squeeze option useful.

The Shinobi SDI is available now for $US499 / €499 plus local taxes from authorized Atomos dealers

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