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Samurai blade Bare Bones, offering you the bare necessities. 

Super sharp, super bright, super blacks.. down to the last atom!

The new Samurai Blade offers a stunning 1280 x 720 SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, giving super smooth monitoring and playback. Newly released sunhoods are also available for those shoots out in the sun.

The capacitive touch panel gives lightning-quick response times and gesture capability. Controlling AtomOS 5.0 on Samurai Blade is silky smooth.

Packed into the light and mobile camera-mountable Samurai Blade are all the essential tools you need to set up on-site accurate colors and exposure including full waveform monitor functions - Vectorscope, RGB and LUMA parades. Each provides an intuitive transparent interface offering full screen, lower 3rd or bottom right corner positioning to give you a range of options when setting up, recording and playing back your shot.


Without batteries & HDD 345g / 12oz (without batteries & HDD)
With batteries & HDD 696g / 25oz (with batteries & HDD)
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 153 x 87 x 48mm, 6.0 x 3.4 x 1.9”
Construction Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability
Fan-less for silent operation


Operating power 3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon, Play)
Compatible batteries NP series, D-Tap and supporting accessories (Nikon ENL6, Canon EL6)
Input voltage (battery) 6.2V to 16.8V
Battery time (based on 7.4V) 2600mAh - up to 4hrs
5200mAh - up to 8hrs
7800mAh - up to 12hrs
DC Out -
Continuous power* Patent pending Primary-secondary battery system
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously
Power Station continuous power dual supply Optional


Size 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 325
Aspect Ratio 16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox
Color Standard REC709 HDTV
Native frame rate playback 48-60 Hz
Technology  SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibratable to REC709 with optional Atomos Spyder

Video Input/Loop Out 

Signal Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (Playback file dependent)

Supported Loop Out Formats

SDI to SDI  720p 50
1080i 50/60
1080psf 24/25/30
1080p 24/25/30

Video Signal Conversion 


Supported Formats (in/out)

4K -
HD - High Frame Rate -
HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i

Realtime Hardware Encoding

4K-UHD 3840x2160 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to - -
1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to Apple ProRes
Avid DNxHD

Onboard Processing 

Pulldown Conversion 50i from 25PSF > 25P (2:2 Pulldown)
60i from 30PSF > 30P (2:2 Pulldown)
60i from 24P > 24P (3:2 Pulldown)
60i from 23.98P > 23.98P (3:2 Pulldown)

Audio Input (48kHz PCM audio)

Analog Line 2ch 48kHz
SDI 12ch 49kHz 16-bit

Audio Output (48kHz PCM audio)

Analog Line 2ch 48kHz
SDI In 12ch 48kHz 16-bit
Balanced Line (XLR) -
Mic Level  -

Remote Start/Stop

SDI SDI Trigger Camera Selectable
Other LANC control - Slave 


Supported media
(Approved List Only)
SSD 2.5”
HDD (5400 to 7200rpm)
Master caddy case Master Caddy 1 (included)
75mm x 105mm x 12mm
Master caddy dock 2.5” SATA to USB 2.0/3.0
Supported applications Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+
EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks / Autodesk Smoke 2015+
Accessories included Main unit, Universal battery charger 110-240V, AC adapter & car charger, docking station & leads, 2 x master caddy cases, 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Rugged carry case, D-Tap adapter
Optional extras 5 x Master caddy cases, Sunhood, Carry cases, Canon & Nikon adapter plates, Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter, Powerstation

*All specifications correct when published, subject to E&OE. 

• Samurai Blade HD Rec/Play/Mon/Edit Unit
• 5" SuperAtom 325 PPI 1280x720 IPS Touch Screen
• SSD/HDD Master Caddy Case
• 9V AC Power Adaptor (100-240v) Battery Type
• Soft shell case

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