The Atomos Samurai HD-SDI Hard Disk Recorder captures 10-bit HD resolution video directly from you HD camera and stores it to an internal 2.5" laptop drive. Images are captured using Apple's lossless ProRes codec and are ready to edit on Final Cut Pro or on a Windows machine equipped with the ProRes codec and a supporting NLE editor. Along with capturing video, the Samurai supports 12 channels of embedded SDI audio and also has 2 channel line-in inputs as well as a single headphone output.
A high resolution 5" on-board monitor provides you with an accurate representation of what the camera is seeing, eliminating the need to mount an extra monitor. Touch screen controls - presented with large icons on an uncluttered interface - give you easy access to record and playback functionality as well as to the system's menu. Some of the advantages the Samurai has over the Ninja unit are timecode, genlock and the ability to synchronize multiple units.
Samurai makes it easy to go from the capturing to the editing process. Once capturing is complete, simply remove the 2.5" SSD or HDD with its caddy from the recorder and place it in the included docking station, which interfaces to the host PC via FireWire 800 or USB 3.0. A LANC connector lets you integrate the Samurai with cameras and devices that utilize the LANC communication protocol. Samurai comes with 2 batteries that securely attach to the unit, but uses only one at a time. This way if one battery runs out, Samurai continues to operate on the other battery.
|Aspect Ratio:||16:9 Native / 4:3 Letterbox (screen flipping enabled)|
|Audio Input:||SDI up to 12 Channel Embedded Line In 2 Channel Line Level Audio. Analog gain adjustment|
|Audio Output:||SDI up to 12 Channel Embedded + 0.5W Balanced Headphone for on-board review (select any pair of channels)|
|Dimensions:||Master Caddy: 2.95 x 4.13 x 0.47" (75 x 105 x 12 mm) 5.5 x 3.43 x 1.61" (140 x 87 x 41 mm) - without batteries|
|Incredibly High-Capacity Storage:||Samurai uses massive traditional 2.5" Hard Disk Drives (Spinning Disks) for most projects and Flash- based SSDs for rough-and-tumble use|
|Input Formats:||HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i|
|LANC:||LANC In and Out Loop for integration with Camera LANC and Accessories LANC Loop|
|Master Caddy Dock:||2.5" SATA to Firewire 800, USB 2.0 / 3.0|
|Master Caddy: Storage:||2.5" SSD or HDD minimum 5400 rpm Standard 9.5 mm height or slimmer drive supported|
|Operating Power:||Approx 6.8W (TFT max brightness, recording Apple ProRes HQ to Hitachi 7200 rpm 500G drive) / approx 3.3W (TFT max brightness, monitoring only)|
|Recycle Older Cameras:||Samurai records direct from the HD-SDI output from your camera, so it doesn't care what format your camera is|
|Resolution:||800 x 480|
|Screen:||Color 16:9 TFT Touch Screen|
|Screen Size:||5" / 12.7 cm (diagonal)|
|Supported Computers:||Mac - All MacBook, MacPro, iMac and MacPro Models Windows All USB2.0/3.0 compatible Notebooks and Desktops|
|Video Input:||DI SMPTE 259/292/296 Mini BNC (with BNC Adapter cables)|
|Video Output:||SDI Loop out|
|Video Processing:||3:2 Pull-down removal. Double anti-shock buffer|