2016 NAB Show | Atomos Ninja Flame Booth #C8925, #C9525

At the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, HD Pro Guide Magazine stops by Atomos‘ booth in Central Hall to chat with Tony Trent who shows and demonstrates the Ninja Flame. (Camera Model: Sony F55; Recording: SLOG HDR; SSD Drives Provided by: Angelbird; Monitoring: AtomHDR, 10-bit, 1500nit.)


Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.

HDR is the talk of the industry, be it content developers like Amazon or Netflix, camera brands outputting HDR log or end users experiencing the high brightness range of HDR for the first time. Atomos once again is at the crossroads of technology, fast tracking HDR technology and making it easy to use in the field with the introduction of the Flame series last month and a further 6 models at NAB 2016. In 4 short weeks since the Flame launch, Atomos announce AtomOS7.1 for Flame users which adds 2 crucial features that not only expands the use cases where HDR can be used but also vastly improving the ease of use in the field for setting correct exposure for HDR.

The first feature is the addition of PQ (also known as SMPTE ST-2084) input and output, adding HDR functionality beyond on-board monitoring. PQ input lets you connect from your editing package for HDR grading using the Atomos product, while PQ output lets users connect HDR compatible TV’s and monitors to review HDR on set.

The second feature is the addition of new Waveform guidelines specifically designed to make exposing in HDR easier. Users will be able to toggle between a “display line” on the entire log signal’s luma parade showing how much dynamic range is currently being monitored verses being clipped. Alternatively stretch mode shows the dynamic range monitored as the entire waveform, removing the clipped dynamic range from view. The impact of this is that users will be able to judge exposure for HDR perfectly using the Waveform scope. Its simply a matter of sliding the SDR to HDR slider on the user interface until there is no more clipping as measured by the Waveform.

These features combined make HDR easier and more accessible to collaborators on filmmaking projects and once again is a free download for Atomos users of Flame. AtomOS7.1 is estimated to become available from the Atomos website in May 2016.

The 2016 NAB Show, held April 16-21, in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. www.nabshow.com

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