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Atomos Ninja Inferno & SUMO Selected Videoguys Top Products of 2017 Video

Atomos field monitors and recorders are the industry standard.  They support all the latest 4K HDR workflows.  If you are shooting with a professional 4K camera from Panasonic, Canon or Sony you are not doing yourself justice if you are not using an Atomos Inferno.  When Atomos introduced the Ninja Inferno this last year with a $995 price tag I knew they had a winner. It has the same great feature set of the Shogun Inferno, but with HDMI connectivity, this was going to be the Atomos solution for so many 4K video shooters. What are those great features?

  • 4K 60p 10 bit recording in either Apple ProRes or Avid  DNx formats
  • 7.1  inch 1920×1200 resolution screen at an incredibly bright 1500nits
  • HDR support for most Log formats (Sony, Canon, Arri, Panasonc, JVC and Red) and gamuts (Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Arri).

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HDR allows you to control the brightness of your image giving you blacker blacks and brighter whites without blowing out all the other colors, because you can control the brightness of the entire image range.  Let me let you in on a little secret about HDR: It’s more important than 4K for delivering the very highest quality video images. Why? Because the human eye perceives HDR 1080p footage as being sharper and clearer than 4K non HDR footage. Put 4K and HDR together and you can deliver the absolute best video possible.

The Sumo 19 and Sumo 19M field monitors allow you to work with the same great 4K and HDR image quality on a 19 inch filed monitor. The original Sumo19 includes all of Atomos Inferno level recording capabilities for $2,495. The Sumo 19m is a monitor only for $1,995.

I think that when you combine an Atomos Inferno on the camera with a Sumo in the studio you get the very best HDR workflows possible. We have some DPs, cinematographers and producers using Sumos for reviewing their footage and dailies in the field, even outdoors under full sunlight.

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By Edward Blumenthal, January 5, 2018