Atomos - Ninja 2
Atomos NINJA 2 Field Recorder, Monitor, and Playback Device
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The Ninja 2, from Atomos, eliminates the need for time-consuming format conversions and transcoding by encoding your uncompressed camera footage to Apple ProRes, and now Avid DNxHD, too. The Ninja 2 is released with many advanced upgrades.
Low-Cost Storage Solution
With the Ninja 2, your media storage is still inexpensive and convenient. Record directly to a 2.5" HDD or SSD, which allows you more storage capacity for a fraction of the equivalent cost in flash media. A 750GB 2.5" drive holds up to 16 hours of Apple ProRes footage, and can cost less than $100.
AtomOS 3.0 Operating System
The new AtomOS 3.0 operating system is easy to access and navigate via the 4.3" touchscreen on the Ninja-2. AtomOS 3.0 is built with one-touch navigation. Everything is one-touch away, so operation is simple. System upgrades are available, free of charge, via download.
The touch interface is quick and responsive. Access all of the Ninja's main functions (record, play, monitor, menu) via the large, colorful menu icons. The screen also displays your current video input format (i.e. 1080i 59.94), remaining battery life and which battery is being used, recording format (any ProRes format, and now Avid DNxHD, too!*), remaining recording time, Unit Name (you can re-name your Ninja for each project or camera, and files will include the Ninja name upon formatting.) The Ninja also allows you to change the headphone line out volume directly from the touchscreen.
The Ninja comes with 1 battery. The Ninja has 2 battery compartments, but only uses one at a time. When one battery runs out of life, the Ninja automatically switches to the other, without hindering production. Combined, two batteries can provide up to 9 hours of battery life when fully charged, depending on the codec and screen use. A battery charger is also included.
Give New Use to your Old Camera
As long as your camera has an HDMI connection (exceptions are listed on the Atomos website), you can use the Ninja to enable file based production on your older camera! You may even see better results than when it was new.
Ninja-2 portable recorders can be controlled via serial control from a deck, PC, Mac, or iPad/iPhone. All functions can be controlled from a remote device. For custom system designs, standard deck control functions are available. Auto record mode can be enabled, which means that as soon as a Ninja-2 picks up a signal, recording starts. Great feature for motion sensor recording or fail-safe recording from live feeds.
One Touch Monitoring
Use the touchscreen and one touch monitoring to accurately assess focus and exposure with focus peaking, adjustable zebra, false color twin mode, blue only exposure check, control adjustments for individual filters, smartlog
With the Ninja-2, you can low log in and out points on your footage, and tag clips with keywords. Save hours in post production with this new feature available on the Ninja-2.
Recommended Hard Drives
- NINJA Recorder, Monitor and Playback Device
- 2 Master Caddies for Storage Media
- USB 2.0/USB 3.0/Firewire 800 Docking Station
- 1 Battery and Charger
- Necessary Cables
*The Ninja-2 encodes these Avid formats: DNxHD-220X (10-bit), DNxHD-220 (8-bit), DNxHD-145 (8-bit), DNxHD-36 Proxy (8-bit)