Atomos Samurai HD-SDI ProRes Recorder with 750gb Hard Drive
10bit Uncompressed HDI-SDI to Apple ProRes Field Recorder, Monitor and Playback Device
The revolutionary Samurai is a portable touchscreen Professional 10bit HD Recorder, Monitor, & Playback device that captures pristine video and audio direct from any camera with HD/SD-SDI. It encodes in real-time to the visually-lossless Apple ProRes format, onto low-cost, removable 2 ½ inch hard disks. You can then review your footage in realtime onto the pristine 5" display or out onto any HD-SDI capable device, including directors monitors & broadcast equipment. With up to 10 hours battery from the 2 included Lithium Ian Camera batteries, you truly have a deck & monitor in the palm of your hand, a super high quality deck & monitor.
It has a super high-resolution 5" HD/SD SDI monitor with an ideal workflow: from sensor to timeline in unparalleled Apple ProRes quality. All the innovative features of the Ninja plus timecode and genlock and the ability to work with multiple synchronised units. The Samurai is the portable touchscreen HD/SD-SDI recorder/monitor the world has been waiting for.
The Samurai builds on the already impressive HDMI based Ninja to bring a host of new production weapons aimed at camera professionals with HD/SD-SDI cameras:
• 5" TFT/LCD 800x480 super high resolution screen
• HD/SD-SDI Connecitvity
• 24 PSF support with 24/60i 3:2 Pulldown removal on capture
• SDI Play Out or Loop-Though: connect to an external broadcast monitor or director's monitor and record and playback on set
• Screen Flipping and more....
◦ Captive connector
◦ Long cable lengths
◦ Time Code and Gen Lock support
◦ 3D support with 2 Samurais Genlocked
◦ Multi Camera Support
◦ More Professional Cameras with better lenses and sensors
Samurai packs a host of features into its compact, rugged aluminium body:
• Recording direct to Apple ProRes via HD/SD-SDI - Pristine HD uncompressed video from camera lens and sensor directly to selected codec
• Monitoring - Super High resolution 5" 800x480 built in Samurai monitor
• Playback - Instant playback for review of Apple Prores files to the Samurai screen
• Touch Screen - Simple intuitive touch screen functionality - no complicated menus!
• Continuous Power - Atomos Continuous Dual Battery Technology
• Affordable Storage - Infinite affordable 2.5" HDD/SSD storage capability
And transforms your video production by:
• Eliminating the need for capture cards and wasted time logging and capturing by avoiding the lossy, time consuming capture-to-edit process.
• Bypassing the image-degrading compression needed to squeeze HD onto in-camera flash storage.
• Providing limitless and cheap storage through the use of removable 2 ½ inch hard disks.
• Including all accessories in one rugged case - Batteries, Chargers, Disk Caddies and a PC/Mac docking station.
• Recording to a high quality editing codec at the camera in the field: simple.
• Recycling older cameras with obsolete tape and compression technology and updating them with a modern, high-quality file-based workflow
Better quality from your new or old camera. Infinite cheap storage. No worries about battery life. Ideal for any camera with an HD or SD video output. Samurai transforms the way you work with video.
Everything Included for Real Production
At ATOMOS we believe in selling complete solutions. We're not like other companies that sell you a product and expect you to spend thousands of dollars extra for batteries, accessories, docking stations and chargers - to name just a few. We don't like this way of doing business and so for one low price we give you a complete solution:
• Samurai Unit - Recorder, Screen for monitoring and playback, Touch Screen for easy control
• HDD/SSD Master Disk Caddy (x2) - you buy the disks and insert them. This is by far the most affordable way to record video onto media
• 2600mAh Batteries (x2) - for continuous battery operation
• Charger - to charge your batteries
• Docking Station (and cables) - to connect to Mac or PC via Firewire 800 and USB2/3 for downloading or editing immediately from the Samurai Disks
• Samurai Carry Case - Tough, light and portable carry case to protect your investment
ATOMOS Continuous Battery Technology
Atomos' unique battery-looping technology means that you never have to interrupt a Samurai recording to swap power cells. Just unplug the old battery and replace it with a fully charged one. We call it Continuous Power!
Ultra-Low Power for Long Running Times
The Samurai consumes very little power, and is designed from the ground up to be a low power device to ensure long recording times and efficient use of batteries. Creating portable equipment with an ultra-low power consumption is an expertise that we're pleased to have in-house at Atomos. Cutting power consumption leads to affordable running costs, a more efficient workflow and a financial improvement for your business.
Recording Directly to Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT
Hidden inside Samurai's compact design is a hardware implementation of the Apples ProRes codec: a bit-perfect rendition of Apple's professional compression system that's designed to leave your final images looking as good as when they first hit your camera's sensor. Apple gave us the thumbs-up for our implementation and have allowed us to market and sell the Samurai with Apple ProRes.
Touch Screen, Monitor, Playback
Samurai is simple to use as well, with a no-nonsense, intuitive touchscreen that doubles as a viewfinder and playback monitor. Samurai eliminates the need for a separate monitor, external high quality recorder and large battery by combining these three pro-video essentials in into one clever portable device.
Pristine Playout, Broadcast and Review!
Use your Samurai’ 5” 800 x 480 16:9 screen to review and instantly navigate through your clips. Review an entire day’s shoot on-set or on the way home, with high-quality playback and comprehensive clip navigation controls. Instantly show your material to production colleagues, clients or talent, and check each shot in detail, during or after the shoot.
Play out footage on-set via SDI, on any size of screen, direct from Apple ProRes in uncompressed HD quality. No need to transfer files to a computer: just touch “Play” on the Samurai touchscreen.
Your Full HD recordings anywhere, with up to of 10 hours playback on one battery charge (and don’t forget our patent-pending Continuous Power for uninterruptable operation).
Use Samurai to play directly on-air from a remote location: full quality HD-SDI playback from a deck in the palm of your hand. In the studio, genlock your Samurai’s playout with any genlocked SDI source on the Samurai input.
Infinite Affordable 2.5" Storage
Up to 750GB or 16.5 hours recording on each disk (750gb disk supplied).
2.5" spinning disks or flash memory-based SSD's are the most reliable and affordable types of storage on the planet. Use super-cheap spinning disks (up to 750GB HDD) for everday studio and event work and switch instantly to flash based SSD's to give you the robust recording in vibration-sensitive or harsh recording environments. This is the same flash memory as in Compact Flash, SxS, P2 and SDHC cards but at a fraction the cost.
Samurai takes you into the efficient and cost-effective world of file-based workflows. By recording directly to a production-quality, edit-friendly format, it bypasses the camera’s codec and eliminates the time-consuming capture process.
The Samurai’s tight integration with Apple ProRes® means recorded footage is instantly and natively editable in:
◦ Final Cut
◦ Media Composer
And remember – Apple ProRes® is a better editing codec than long-GOP delivery or in-camera codecs like MPEG2, AVCHD etc – easily exceeding broadcast production bitrate requirements. Simply insert your Master Caddy Disk into the Docking Station (FW800 & USB 3/2) to start editing instantly – or transfer your footage to a SAN or NAS for central storage and collaborative editing.
Tough Aluminium Body
Strong, light and portable, the super-tough aluminium chassis weighs in at 550g excluding disks and batteries and 900g fully loaded with batteries and disk. The Samurai can be mounted almost anywhere using it's top and bottom ¼" tripod screw thread mounting points.
|Weight||390g (without Batteries & HDD)
690g (with Batteries & HDD)
|Construction||Aircraft grade aluminium for durability + portability. Fanless for silent operation.|
|Operating Power||3.3W (Monitoring Only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon & Play)|
|Batteries||7.2V-14.4V Battery System|
|Continuous Power||Primary-Secondary battery system. Change batteries without losing power.|
|Touchscreen||Size: 5” diagonal. Resolution: 800x480
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native /4:3 Letterbox. Screen Flipping enabled
|Video Input||3G/HD/SD-SDI x 1|
|Video Out||3G/HD/SD-SDI x 1|
|Supported Formats||HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 486i, 576i|
|Realtime Hardware Encoding||1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to Apple ProRes
HQ - 220Mbps
422 - 150Mbps
LT - 100Mbps
|Audio input 48kHZ PCM audio||SDI 12 channels + 2 analogue channels with gain controls|
|Audio output 48kHZ PCM audio||Via SDI trigger / Via SD timecode / Via Lanc controller
Via Lanc timecode / Via touchscreen interface
|Customisable Remote Controls||System integrator custom controls available on request|
|Genlock sync for Broadcast and 3D infrastructure||Any incoming Genlock signal is looped out of the SDI-out of the Samurai. SDI playout is genlockable from any external genlocked SDI fed into the SDI input. For 3D, two Samurais will genlock together if fed signals from a genlocked camera pair.|
|Master Caddy Dock||2.5” internal drive SATA to FireWire 800, USB2.0/3.0|
|Supported Applications||FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.0+ / EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks|
Please note that this list is for guidance only. We will always advise you if for any reason the equipment is to be supplied with a different number of batteries.
Where applicable, all batteries will be fully charged before dispatch, except in the event of a turnaround where the client will be advised accordingly.
The following equipment can work with the Atomos Samurai HD-SDI ProRes Recorder with 750gb Hard Drive -
|Daily Hire||£35.83 (£43.00)||Weekend Hire||£53.33 (£64.00)|
|Weekly Hire||£133.33 (£160.00)||2 Weekly Hire||£205.83 (£247.00)|
|3 Weekly Hire||£270.83 (£325.00)||Deposit||£338.00|
Prices shown above as Ex VAT in black (Inc VAT in red). These prices are for hire only - courier charges will apply. All equipment will be delivered by 12pm on the day before the hire period and collected the day after the hire has finished. For more details, visit our How to Hire section.