SAMURAI BLADE Field Recorder, Monitor & Deck, Playback & Playout Device 10-bit Smart Production for HD-SDI Cameras Record > Monitor > Playback+Playout > Edit-Ready Uncompressed 8/10-bit SAMURAI BLADE 5” SuperAtom IPS Screen 1280x720/ 16:9 Monitor Assist + Waveform Monitor Playback on-screen or external monitor Instantly review, navigate, mark and tag your recorded footage BROADCAST 10-BIT 4:2:2, 1920 x 1080 MASTER CADDY HDD/SSD DOCK via USB 3/2 MAC & PC COMPATIBLE Mac & PC compatible ATOMOS Samurai Blade YOUR 10-BIT HD-SDI SMART PRODUCTION WEAPON Video Input Format and Pulldown Status Recording Format Recording Quality Time Remaining Continuous Power Battery Indicator Video Input Connect camera using HD/SD-SDI cable Video Output Connect external device via the HD/SD-SDI cable LANC Remote Optionally control the recorder using LANC remote control connected here (use a 2.5mm TRS/ 3-pin plug ) Waveform Monitoring Monitor Assist Functions Share remote control with other devices (loop thru ) by connecting them to the second LANC connector cable Cut and Tag Favorite/Reject Audio Stereo Line In or Headphones Headphone Line Out Volume Audio Channels and Levels Rec / Play / Menu Timecode and Record Trigger Vectorscope or Waveform ATOMOS SMART PRODUCTION ALL THE FEATURES YOU’VE ASKED FOR, AND MORE... Rec One-touch Recording Rec Mon One-touch Monitoring SmartControl SmartMonitor (continued) Start/stop trigger from rolling timecode set by supported cameras. Accurately assess focus and exposure with: Play Use Waveform monitoring with: Adjustable Zebra Luma Overlay False Color (two modes) RGB Parade Display Blue Only - Exposure Check Vectorscope Adjustments for individual filters Vectorscope Zoom One-touch Review SmartLog Log in and out points on your footage and tag these clips with keywords such as ‘good shot’ (Favourite) or ‘bad shot’ (Reject). Focus Peaking SmartMonitor Edit Favorite Reject With the Samurai Blade this part of the post production process can now be done on set, or on the move, support by Continuous Power. SmartLog operates while in Monitor or Playback mode. It saves time, money and allows fast, collaborative pre-editing prior to final post production in Apple Final Cut Pro X. Rec Online or Offline, Master or Back-up 10-bit 4:2:2, 220Mbps, 2.5” HDD or SSD Mon 1280x720 SuperAtom IPS screen Waveform Monitor, Focus Peaking, Zebra and more… Professional media production is all about balancing quality, cost and time. We understand this dynamic and our aim is to redefine the digital recording workflow to maintain the highest recording quality, minimize the time taken to move video from camera to computer and lower the cost of production using affordable, high capacity, high speed media. At 325 dpi and 1 million pixels (1280x720) the Samurai Blade’s 5” SuperAtom IPS Panel delivers amazing resolution, super accurate colours and super deep blacks. The Samurai Blade takes any uncompressed HD or SD source and encodes it in real-time to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD at up to 220Mbps. Both are class-leading codecs for production, broadcasting, editing and post-production. Because we are portable, we can record from the ultimate image source, the sensor of the camera. The Samurai Blade is the first truly professional monitor that records, offering full waveform functionality, including vectorscope, in addition to focus peaking, zebra, false colour and blue-only monitoring tools. The Samurai Blade always records in 10-bit, even from an 8-bit source. We add color registries for incorporating higher bit-depth graphics from CG, animation and special effects. This avoids banding and makes editing and grading, in fact any precision effect, more accurate. Any or HD-SDI or HDMI source... DSLRs, Decks, Switchers, PC, Mac, iPad & iPhone Samurai Blade has HD-SDI In as standard and can accept HDMI input with the addition of a Connect H2S or Connect-AC H2S. Nikon/Sony/Panasonic/Canon/RED/ARRI/JVC/GoPro Whether you’re a Hollywood DoP needing a high quality review and tagging tool from an ARRI, RED, Canon or Sony camera, or an independent filmmaker using a Nikon DSLR for end-to-end digital production, the Samurai Blade makes all types of production faster, betterand easier, and at very little cost. James Cameron used Atomos field recorders on his Deep Sea Challenge - need we say more? From 4 miles down to 20,000 feet up, Samurai Blade will record your adventures in super high quality – it’s got you covered on land, air and sea! Ready to deliver, high-capacity HDD or SSD Play Pristine Playback & Playout SmartLog – Just Mark & Tag Use your Samurai Blade’s screen to navigate through and review your footage, to mark in and out points and input XML tags. Instantly show your material to production colleagues, clients or talent, and check each shot in detail, during or after the shoot – logging their suggestions without leaving the set. Review and log an entire day’s shoot on-set, or while travelling, with high-quality playback and comprehensive clip logging & navigation controls. Just touch “Play” on the Samurai Blade screen and view your full HD recordings, with up to of 10 hours playback and editing on one battery charge (and don’t forget our patent-pending Continuous Power for unlimited operation in the field). Edit Instant editing on MAC or PC! The Samurai Blade seamlessly migrates your productions to the efficient and cost-effective world of file-based workflows. By recording directly to a production-quality, edit-friendly format, it bypasses the codec in the camera and eliminates time-consuming capture and conversion. No more expensive memory cards! Samurai Blade frees you from the financial and operational constraints of expensive Flash media (eg. SxS and P2) and aggressive compression (MPEG-2) by allowing you to use cheap, commodity storage that’s available anywhere. The Samurai Blade’s tight integration with Apple ProRes® and Avid DNxHD means recorded footage is instantly and natively editable in Final Cut, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, EDIUS, Vegas and Lightworks. Choose inexpensive 2.5” hard disk drives (spinning disks) for 90% of projects and Flash-based SSDs for rough terrain or high security use. HDDs are now cheaper than tapes! Store them on a shelf or hand them to your client. Modern commodity storage is extremely reliable. Samurai Blade works right out of the box, you can be using it within minutes! We supply everything (except storage media). A 750GB/7200rpm drive holds up to 16 hours of high quality Apple ProRes® footage. Supported Drives HDD: Western Digital, Hitachi, Samsung, Toshiba SSD: Intel, SanDisk Latest recommended drives: atomos.com What’s in the box Samurai Field Recorder NP Series-Compatible Battery Battery Charger 110-240V AC Adaptor D-Tap Adaptor 2 X Master Caddy Cases 2.5” HDD/SSD Docking Station USB 2/3 Contents may differ from those shown here. FROM SENSOR TO EDIT SUITE UNCOMPRESSED 10-BIT HD/SD Uncompressed 8/10-bit HD/SD from HD-SDI to Apple ProRes® or Avid DNxHD on HDD/SSD SAMURAI BLADE TECH SPECS Samurai Blade Main Unit Lightweight 12oz (without batteries & HDD) 22oz (with batteries & HDD) Dimensions 140mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 41mm (D) Construction Aircraft-grade aluminium for durability + portability. Fanless for silent operation. (without batteries) HD-SDI CAMERAS REAL-TIME PULLDOWN REMOVAL RECORD Operating Power 3.3W (Monitoring Only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon & Play) Batteries 7.2V-14.4V Battery System Compatible NP Series D-Tap and supporting accessories All 7.4v 1. 2600mAh - Up to 4hrs 2. 5200mAh - Up to 8hrs 3. 7800mAh - Up to 12hrs 4. AC Power via adaptor plate (included) 5. D-Tap Adaptor (included - cables sold separately) Continuous Power* *Patent Pending Primary-Secondary battery system. Change batteries without losing power. Loop batteries continuously. Touchscreen Size: 5” diagonal. Resolution: 1280 x 720 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native/4:3 Letterbox. Rec.709 HDTV Colour Spec Native Frame Rate Playback (24-60Hz) SuperAtom IPS (in-Plane Switching) panel SmartMonitor FEATURES INCLUDING WAVEFORM AND MONITOR ASSIST HD-SDI IN HD-SDI OUT SmartLog* LANC IN MARK AND TAG. READY TO EXPORT XML FILE. STEREO LINE IN HEADPHONE OUT SmartControl§ EJECT MASTER CADDY FAST, EASY-TO-USE RESPONSIVE TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLS TRIGGER SIMULTANEOUS SAMURAI BLADE AND CAMERA RECORDING VIA START/STOP OR TIMECODE. Choice of codec Video Input Uncompressed 10/8-bit 4:2:2 Video Output Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 Simultaneously displayed on internal 5” Samurai screen Mini BNC to BNC cables provided CONNECT TO ANY WORKSTATION VIA MASTER CADDY DOCKING STATION FCPX/FCP7+ Media Composer 5.0+ Premiere Pro EDIUS 6.0+ Vegas Pro 10+ Lightworks DOCK SDI SMPTE 259/292/296 HDMI v1.4 HD/SD-SDI x 1 SDI SMPTE 259/292/296 BNC HDMI v1.4 (HDMI x 1 with optional S2H Connect SDI > HDMI converter) Supported Formats (In/Out) HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF29.97, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 486i59.94, 576i50 Realtime Hardware Encoding 1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to: > Apple ProRes® HQ - 220Mbps 422 - 150Mbps LT - 100Mbps > Avid DNxHD® Avid DNxHD-220/220x - 220Mbps (8/10-bit) Avid DNxHD-185/185x - 185Mps (8/10-bit) Avid DNxHD-145 - 145 Mbps (8-bit) Avid DNxHD-36 - 36 Mbps (proxy) pSF - Progressive Segmented Frame modes are recorded to Progressive rates (Online Activation Required) REMOVABLE LOW COST 2½” HDD/SSD CONNECTS VIA USB 2/3 Ready to Edit HD/SD-SDI x 1 (HDMI x 1 with optional H2S Connect HDMI -> SDI converter) Simultaneously displayed on 5” Samurai screen Auto detect and remove or insert pulldown Onboard Processing 25pSF (50i) > 25p 29.97pSF (59.94i) > 29.97p 24p (3:2-59.94i) > 24p 23.98p (3:2-59.94i) > 23.98p Audio input 48kHZ PCM audio SDI 12 channels + 2 analog channels 2 Vpeak with gain controls Waveform & Monitor Assist Function WFM Luma/RGB Parade with size, dynamic range & opacity controls. Monitor Assist: Focus Peaking - Color/B&W/Outline, Zebra (0-100%), False Color, Blue Only & Grid Lines (Centre, Active Safe, Title Safe, 4:3) Audio output 48kHZ PCM audio SDI 12 channels + headphone/line-out 2 Vpeak for onboard review. (Select any pair of channels) Remote Start and Stop Via SDI trigger / Via SDI timecode / Via LANC controller Master Caddy & Accessories Master Caddy Case for HDD or SSD 2.5” SSD or HDD minimum 5400rpm to 10,000rpm Standard 9.5mm height Mac + PC Compatible 75x105x12mm For recommended drives visit: www.atomos.com Master Caddy Dock 2.5” internal drive SATA to USB2.0/3.0 including USB cable Accessories included • Universal Battery Charger 110-240V • AC Adaptor & Car Charger • Master Caddy • 2 x Master Caddy Cases • 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery • D-Tap Adaptor Optional extras • 5 x Master Caddy Cases • Carry Case • Connect H2S converter • Connect S2H converter • Sun Hood • Canon®/Nikon® battery plates § * SmartLog currently only supported by FCP X. Certain Canon and Sony models only. Avid DNxHD is HD only, not SD. Last updated June 2013. ATOMOS (HQ) Level 1, 36 Park Street South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org | Support: email@example.com | Telephone: +61 3-9999-5908 | www.atomos.com © ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd. trading as ATOMOS under license. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.