Part number: ATOMSAM002
Smart 10-bit HD-SDI Field Recorder and HD Monitor.
Samurai Blade is a smart, 10-bit 4:2:2 HD Field Recorder that records pristine, visually lossless video in Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD directly to removable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) media, while also providing exceptional monitoring and playback capabilities through it's SuperAtom IPS (in-plane switching) 5" 1280x720 display.
The Samurai Blade is the world’s most advanced smart production recorder, monitor and playback device. Every aspect of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver simple, intuitive operation and mission critical reliability. Constructed from aircraft grade aluminium it is both lightweight and robust making it suitable for use not only in studios but also in the most challenging field environments.
With one millions pixels at 325ppi the SuperAtom IPS 5" 1280x720 16:9 display on the Samurai Blade is a stunning monitor, supporting new monitoring tools as such waveform with luma, RGB parade and vectorscope (including zoom). Monitor assist tools such as adjustable focus peaking, zebra, false colour, blue only and grid guides add to the Samurai Blade's excellent HD monitoring capabilities.
Samurai Blade records and encodes pristine 10/8-bit HD 4:2:2 video, and up to fourteen channels of 48kHz/16-bit audio, in real-time to either a Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD edting codec directly to 2.5" Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) media via a removable Atomos Master Caddy.
Not only does Samurai Blade have the industry's lowest power consumption by far (at between 3 and 6 Watts), it also incorporates Atomos' patented Continuous Power technology. Featuring two Sony N, L-series compatible plates the Samurai Blade can be powered by battery/batteries, D-Tap, AC, or a mixture of sources, all with continuous and uninterrupted operation. A single power source is used at any one time, but should this source fail or deplete the Samurai Blade automatically and seamlessly switches to the alternative source providing fail-over and cyclical powering of the recording and monitoring device.
Atomos Smart Production Tools such as the Samurai Blade streamline and enhance production workflows giving users more time to focus on the finer details of their art.