Atomos Sumo: 19″ HDR Monitor / Recorder / Switcher

12bit raw recording and 1200nit brightness

Atomos has come out the NAB 2017 gate with the appropriately named Atomos Sumo. The Sumo is a larger 19″ Monitor-Recorder delivering 4K HDR in 12bit raw or 10bit ProRes/DNxHR codecs. The monitor – recorder also features 1080 60p live switching and recording and a 1200nit bright screen suitable for monitoring in bright sunlight

Atomos has broken open the workflow options for video professionals by creating the first production/studio monitor to combine a 19” HDR 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12bit raw or 10bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording and HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels. Adding HDR and 1200nit brightness to a 19” monitor at an MSRP of $2,495 is cool enough on its own, but the addition of recording, switching and playback is a pretty big plus. The Atomos Sumo may have the ability to redefine how production monitors will be used on set and in the studio. It gives clients and crew on set instant access to review recorded content in HDR quality and doubles as a grading and editing monitor for laptops in the field.

The live switching and recording is another dimension again adding the flexibility to live switch between four 1080/60p channels, record 4 x ISO channels and mix a live record complete with cueing, crossfade and hard cuts. In the field & the studio Sumo’s 19” 1920×1080 10-bit LCD panel is driven by the AtomHDR engine which precisely maps the Log/PQ/HLG from popular cameras, game consoles or TV makers to perfectly resolve 10+ stops of HDR in real time. The brightness range and vivid colors of HDR bring scenes to life either on the monitor itself or when output to larger HDR/Rec709 displays for on set review. The Atomos Sumo can also be used with popular NLE or grading suites for affordable HDR or SDR editing or grading in the studio.

Sumo

SUMO RAW RECORDING

Let’s talk about raw recording for a bit. The Atomos Sumo can record 12-bit Raw, 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR up to 4Kp60. Capture the raw output from Sony FS5/FS7/FS700, Canon C300MKII/ C500 or Panasonic Varicam LT over SDI up to 12-bit 4Kp30 as CDNG or 10-bit Apple ProRes / Avid DNxHR up to 4Kp60 / 2Kp240 depending on the camera’s capability. The processing power of Sumo can preserve pristine quality direct from the sensor with data rates of up to 3.2 Gbps. Record directly to high capacity and widely available 2.5″ SSD’s that provide an affordable solution for long recording times.

LIVE SWITCHING

Live Switch and Record up to four 1080/60p channels, 4 x ISO record, and playback Switch and mix a live record and stream or record 4 x HD ISO recordings using the QuadLink SDI connections. Switch between feeds on screen with cueing, crossfade and hard cuts from the locked sources or tag and adjust final edits with advanced metadata tagging preserving ISO feeds, with the desired final result infinitely editable.

Sumo

AUDIO RECORDING

Balanced XLR Monitor & Record with 48V Phantom 2 Eliminate the need for a separate audio recorder by using the full-size XLR connections to connect and power external microphones for balanced analog audio with dedicated meters and adjustments for frame delay and gain. 48V phantom mics or line level audio are all seamlessly synchronized for the most advanced audio feature set in a monitor today. There is also a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and built-in speakers for on set instant immersive review or complete internal recording review anytime anywhere with clients or production team.

1200NIT BRIGHTNESS

High Bright 1200nit 19” calibrated 1920×1080 monitor The extremely bright 1200nit display means you can accurately monitor, even when outside in daylight. Additionally, for the ultimate isolated viewing performance, an optional hood is available which I hope it is not needed that often. Sumo also has calibration to compensate for the natural color and brightness drift that monitors exhibit over time. Sumo’s calibration input lets you use X-Rite’s i1DisplayPro to always ensure accurate HDR and Rec709 monitoring.

INS / OUTS

Quad SDI & HDMI 2.0 in/out Seamlessly connect any SDI or HDMI device and convert between HDMI 2.0 & 3G QuadLink/6G/12G SDI in any combination. Quad SDI inputs connect cameras with multiple 1.5 or 3G SDI outputs without the need for converters. HDMI 2.0 supports up to 4Kp60 input/output along with the very latest Atomos open protocol that supports HDR automation including importing of camera settings. There is also support for Genlock and LTC timecode.

RUGGED

Rugged construction and mounting options The Aluminium alloy chassis with built-in armor houses ten mounting points around the bezel/top/bottom/side, a rear panel VESA mount and an included stand for a variety of mounting configurations. The optional mounting plates connect 2 x V-Lock / Anton Bauer batteries which in tandem with our patent-pending continuous power system allows batteries to be hot swapped to ensure you’re never without power in the field. The Sumo delivers all of this connectivity while still maintaining a total weight of 6.2kg (13.7lb). The 19” Atomos Sumo will launch in Q3 2017 for an MSRP US$2,495

SUMO

Weight

Without batteries, media & stand5.6kg / 12.3lb
With stand6.2kg / 13.7lb
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)504 x 310 x 63mm, 19.8″ x 12.2″ x 2.5″ (without stand)
504 x 330 x 180mm, 19.8″ x 13″ x 7.1″ (with stand)
ConstructionAluminium alloy chassis with built in armor protection
Mounting Points1/4-20 screw; 4 x top, 4 x bottom, 2 x side
3/8-16 screw; 2 x top, 2 x bottom, 1 x side
VESA mount rear

Power

Operating power75W
Compatible batteriesV-Lock / Anton Bauer via XLR terminal
(optional mounting plates available)
Input voltage (battery)14.4V nominal
Battery time (based on 7.4V)Depends on Watt Hours speci cation of battery used
DC In1 x DC in (6.2 – 16.8V)
Continuous power
* Patent pending
Primary-secondary battery system.
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously

Touchscreen

Size19”
Resolution1920 x 1200
PPI120
Aspect ratio16:9 native
Color GamutREC709 HDTV
Look up table (LUT) support3D LUT (.cube format)
Anamorphic de-squeeze2x, 1.5x, 1.33x, Panasonic 8:3
TechnologySuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch),
calibration to Rec.709 with an optional calibration unit

HDR

AtomHDRYes
Supported Log formatsSony SLog2 / SLog3, Canon Clog / Clog 2, Arri Log C,
Panasonic Vlog, JVC JLog, Red LogFilm
Supported GamutsSony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine
Canon Cinema / BT2020 / DCI P3 / DCI P3+
Panasonic V Gamut
Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
Bit depth10-bit (8+2 FRC)
Brightness1200nit (+/- 10%)
HDR input (PQ/HLG)
HDR output (PQ/HLG)
Yes / Yes
Yes / Yes

Video Input/Loop Out

HDMI1 x HDMI (2.0)
SDIQuad link 4 x 3G SDI* or up to 12G single link SDI
SignalUncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)

Video Output (Play Out)

HDMI1 x HDMI (2.0)
SDI1x 4K-SDI 12G/6G or HD-SDI 3G/1.5G
SignalUncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(playback file dependent)

Supported Loop Out Formats

HDMI to HDMI720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60,
1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120
2160p 24/25/30/50/60
SDI to SDI720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60
1080pSF 24/25/30
1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120
2160p 24/25/30/50/60

Video Signal Conversion

HDMI to SDI720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60,
1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200*/240*
2160p 24/25/30/50/60
SDI to HDMI720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60,
1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200*/240*
2160p 24/25/30/50/60

Supported Codecs & Frame Rates (Record & Playback)

Raw RecordSony FS5/FS7^^/FS700 CDNG
4K DCI; 24/25/30p
4K UHD;
2K; 24/25/30/50/60/100/120p
1080; Canon C300MKII/C500 CDNG
4K DCI; 24/25/30p
4K UHD; 24/25/30p
2K;
1080;Panasonic VaricamLT / Varicam35* CDNG
4K DCI; 24/25/30p
4K UHD; 24/25/30p
2K;
1080; Arri Alexa Mini.ARI*
2880×1620; 24/25/30/50/60p
2880×2160; 24/25/30/50/60p
Raw to ProRes / DNxHRSony FS5/FS7/FS700
ProRes (HQ, 422, LT)
DNxHR (HQX, HQ, SQ, LB)

4K DCI; 24/25/30/50/60p
4K UHD;
2K; 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240p
1080; Canon C300MKII/C500
ProRes (HQ, 422, LT)
DNxHR (HQX, HQ, SQ, LB)

4K DCI; 24/25/30p
4K UHD; 24/25/30p
2K;
1080;Panasonic VaricamLT / Varicam35*
ProRes (HQ, 422, LT)
DNxHR (HQX, HQ, SQ, LB)

4K DCI; 24/25/30/50*/60p*
4K UHD; 24/25/30/50*/60p*
2K; not supported in camera
1080; not supported in camera
Video to ProRes / DNxHR
(DNx utilizes a.MOV wrapper)
Codecs
Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT
AVID DNxHR HQX. HQ, SQ, LBFrame rates
4K DCI; 24/25/30/50/60p
4K UHD; 24/25/30/50/60p
2K; N/A
1080p; 24/25/30/50/60/100^/120^/200/240p
1080i; 50/60i
720p; 50/60p

Onboard Processing

Pulldown removal24/25/30pSF > 24/25/30p (2:2 pulldown)
60i > 24p (3:2 pulldown)
4K UHD downscale for HD monitoringYes – Loop-out and playback (Not available in RAW)

Audio In/Out (48kHz PCM Audio)

HDMI2 or 8ch 24-bit, camera dependent
SDI12ch 48kHz 24-bit
Audio2ch balanced XLR analog in/out (direct XLR connection)
Dynamic range >90dB
Max signal level +24dBu
Max analog gain +52dB
48V Phantom Power for Mic
Headphone Out3.5mm
Built-in SpeakersYes

Remote Start/Stop

HDMIAuto HDMI Trigger
Supported Protocols – Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
SDISDI trigger camera selectable
OtherLANC control – Slave

Playback

Playlist / Genlock / LTCYes / Yes / Yes
CDNG (Recorded content)No support
ProRes (Recorded content)All recorded files can playback. Playback in slow motion >= 100fps
DNxHR / DNxHD (recorded content)All recorded files can playback. Playback in slow motion >= 100fps

Recording

Pre-roll recordYes (HD 8s, 4K 2s)
Custom timelapseYes
Metadata taggingYes (10 tags available)
Supported media2.5” SSD/HDD compatibility depends on recording format, resolution and frame rate. Visit atomos.com/drives for list of tested and approved drives
Master caddy caseMaster Caddy II (included)
75mm x 105mm x 12mm
Master caddy dock2.5” SATA to USB 2.0/3.0
Supported applicationsSupported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer
5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+
EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks /
Autodesk Smoke 2015
XML supportFCPX XML native, FCPX/Adobe limited supported with 3rd party conversion tools
Accessories includedSumo unit, Master Caddy II x 1, AC power supply
Optional extrasSunhood, VESA battery adapter plate, Atomos HDMI
cable, X-Rite i1DisplayPro calibration
Warranty1 year. Extended to 3 years on product registration

 


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Brian Hallett

Brian Hallett, is the senior promotions producer at the NBC affiliate in Nashville, TN, and an award winning cameraman, editor, and producer. He has shot everything from broadcast television news, promotional image campaigns, music videos, short films, and documentaries. First and foremost, Brian is a cameraman and since 1999 his skills have allowed him to work for Spike TV, NBC, Fox, and CBS.

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