Atomos have dropped their latest software update, atomOS 5.2, and it’s one of their biggest feature updates to date.
HDR is one of the biggest steps forward in video production for a generation, with Atomos bringing AtomHDR and Log-to-Rec709 monitoring features to the award-winning Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade with atomOS 5.2. HDR means better quality pixels, pushing the boundaries of conventional capture and display capability, and bridging the gap between what we see on a screen and reality as we see it with our own eyes.
Any Log-capable camera is suitable for HDR production, and with the release of AtomOS 5.2, users of HD cameras can now unleash the true potential of their kit while benefiting from advanced waveform tools to assist in the accurate exposure of Log images for HDR content. Users also have built-in camera Log-to-Rec709 LUTs, ideal for when not shooting for HDR.
Here’s a quick rundown of the new features included in AtomOS 5.2:
– Addition of AtomHDR monitoring including HDR waveform functions.
– HDR, Log to Rec.709 and Native Video Source monitor modes (touch the new yellow “Monitor” button on screen).
– HDR mode contains a slider to adjust the number of stops over SDR (Standard Dynamic Range, or Rec709) being displayed on the monitor. Stops beyond +3.0 (800% Rec709) above SDR are possible but a warning will be displayed due to the darkening image on screen. This is a limitation of the 400nit brightness capability of the Blade screen.
– While in AtomHDR mode, a simplified HDR waveform line has been added to easily set the correct slider position for the dynamic range of the scene.
– HDR monitoring and Log-to-Rec709 monitoring is supported for the Log output from the following cameras: Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Arri, JVC and RED.
AtomOS 5.2 is free to all existing Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade users and can be downloaded from www.atomos.com/support by clicking on the respective Ninja Blade or Samurai Blade product link.