Atomos Shinobi SDI, a 5” 4K/HD HDR monitor for $499

Companies are always competing to pair their monitors with the cameras you use, and Atomos has just announced its most recent contender for the battle: the Shinobi SDI.

Atomos Shinobi SDI, a 5” 4K/HD HDR monitor for $499

Super-lightweight and priced at $499, the 5” 4K/HD HDR monitor with HD-SDI and 4K HDMI from Atomos can be paired with everything from a RED to a GoPro, to offer you a calibrated display.

Featuring a compact, durable body, designed to keep with you wherever you need to take your cameras, the super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is presented by Atomos as  the go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. The company ays that the monitor is suited to the professional video creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and camcorders and needs the flexibility of SDI or HDMI, accurate high bright and HDR, while not requiring external recording capability.

Key to the Shinobi SDI is ultra-clear, ultra-bright, daylight viewable 1000nit display. The anti-reflection, anti-fingerprint screen has an impressive pixel density of 427 PPI (pixels per inch) 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.

Atomos Shinobi SDI, a 5” 4K/HD HDR monitor for $499

For big and small cameras

The Shinobi SDI joins the Shinobi, Atomos’ first stand-alone small monitor, available for $399. A 5 inch ‘monitor only’ device, Shinobi features a ‘run all day’ single battery, 1000nit high brightness screen, HDR capability and advanced functions that are easy to use. Now the company introduced the Shinobi SDI, to expand the family.

“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.

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.  Despite a specifications list that makes it a “heavyweight” in the world of portable monitors, the Shinobi SDI weighs just 226g/7.8oz (exc. batteries), being 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. Because it is so easy to rig it can be used with gimbals, stabilizers, jib arms or as a secondary monitor on larger camera setups.

Atomos Shinobi SDI, a 5” 4K/HD HDR monitor for $499

A new Analysis mode

DPs, camera operators and technicians will all appreciate the wide range of monitoring tools available on the Shinobi SDI, adds Atomos. 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, false color, frame guides and broadcast safe markers.

Shinobi SDI also features an innovative 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 $499 plus local taxes from authorized Atomos dealers.

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