Atomos confirm that the Ninja Star has completed the first production runs and is being shipped to the reseller channel ready to meet pre-orders.
“Ninja Star is truly a breakthrough in professional recording.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “We have priced this for the masses, broken the barrier to flash media cost by offering affordable CFast and supplied clever cabling solutions that customers desire. There is now no reason for professionals with a camera purchased in the last 10 years not to have the best recording available with ProRes and Ninja Star”
By recognising a common need for a light and portable ProRes recorder with flexibility mounting options Atomos have responded to the numerous requests for ProRes ‘as small as possible’. The Ninja Star’s compact, self-contained size allows DP’s and cameramen to add recording to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with ProRes, making it ideal for extreme sports and reality TV cameramen
The Ninja Star is the next breakthrough in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are a slender 3.7″ (95mm) wide, 2.3″ (60mm) tall and 0.9″ (22mm) deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 130grams (4.5 oz.) for applications with onboard batteries and 240g (8.5oz) with the included battery and optional CFast media. The Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work or in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive.
To keep the Ninja Star as streamlined as possible Atomos have adopted Flash Media and the Ninja Star can utilise either CFast, 1.0 or 2.0 cards. CFast 1.0 offers a great solution for HD recording and specifically meets the data rates required for ProRes HQ at 80MB/s sustained write and 200MB/s sustained read. CFast 2.0 is currently achieving 450MB/s + speeds, which will allow recording to 4K ProRes at 30p and beyond, allowing CFast to assist in the high 4K data rates on other products such as the Shogun.