Free Atomos Shogun upgrade adds FS700 RAW, FS7 RAW and more

Since the Shogun launched in late 2014, Atomos have constantly kept users updated with free features, adding significant value to the already affordable all-in-one 4K/HD monitor-recorder. The AtomOS6.4 update released today adds some of the most anticipated features for users to date including:

1. FS700 & FS7 4K-DCI RAW to ProRes/DNxHR record.
2. Anamorphic de-squeeze including 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and Panasonic 8:3 modes.
3. Pre-roll recording (up to eight seconds in HD and two seconds in 4K).
4. Custom timelapse recording – keyframe.
5. LUTs can be applied on output, in recording, on screen and in split screen.
6. Playlist generation of all clips on the disk, user selected clips, cut edited favourite clips or a combination of both.
7. Expanded metadata tagging – wide shot, closeup, talent 1 or 2, over-exposed, bad audio, colour correction and cut away – plus FCPX 1.4 XML upgrade.
8. Genlock activated for synced playback and playout in Genlock environments.

“We have unleashed thousands of dollars of value for free,” says Jeromy Young, CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Features like RAW transform the FS700 from an HD camera to a 4K camera with accurate colours and real conversion to REC709 for the best ProRes and DNxHR recording, the Anamorphic de-squeeze adds even more functionality to the Panasonic GH4. Playlist converts the Shogun into an affordable playout server on set, and time lapse gives a creative edge to all of our users in the field.”

The AtomOS6.4 update is available for free download from www.atomos.com/support.

Shogun’s new features in full

1. FS700 & FS7 4K-DCI RAW to ProRes/DNxHR record.
Users can take the RAW 4K-DCI feed from the SDI output on the Sony FS7 and FS700 and record direct to 4K-DCI ProRes or DNxHR. The linear RAW feed can be recorded as S-log2, S-log3 or Rec709, and can support 24/25/30p resolution. For the army of FS700 users in the field, this is the feature they have been waiting for, converting their HD camera into a 4K powerhouse.

2. Anamorphic de-squeeze for 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and the specific Panasonic 8:3 mode support.
Anamorphic was one of the key trends from this year’s NAB, led by a mass of new anamorphic lenses and the announcement from Panasonic that they would add anamorphic squeeze to their popular GH4 camera. With this update, the Shogun can de-squeeze an anamorphic image from 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and Panasonic 8:3 modes. Another reason to add GH4 with Shogun.

3. Pre-roll recording of eight seconds HD, two seconds 4K.
With pre-roll activated, the Shogun is continually cache recording – up to eight seconds for HD and two seconds for 4K. Perfect for capturing action sports or long wildlife shoots, ensuring you always get the shot even if you hadn’t hit record yet. Works in all modes including RAW.

4. Custom time lapse recording.
One of the most creative features added is video time lapse. With this feature, users have complete control over their unique time lapse style with the ability to adjust the number of frames, time between capturing the next frame, total record time and clip playback length. The user interface has been well thought through to make the process easy, and with the ability to set multiple steps, add a smooth transition and even schedule the recording time, capturing the perfect timelapse sunset is now a much easier task.

5. LUTs able to be applied on output, in recording, on screen and split screen.
Since February, Shogun users have been able to upload their own LUTs in a “.cube” file format to review and measure the effect on the monitor before recording. Now, in OS6.4, additional LUT capability has been added with the ability to view the LUT on the output and on the screen, bake it in the recording and even view in half screen mode to see the direct result of the LUT on the final image.

6. Expanded metadata tagging.
We have expanded the metadata capability of the Shogun to allow for on the fly tagging, whether during recording or during review in playback. The ten meta data tags available (Favourite, Reject, Talent 1, Talent 2, Over Exposed, Colour Correct, Bad Audio, Cut Away, Closeup, Wide shot) allow for keyword search in FCPX, and can be transferred across to Adobe and Avid using readily available online tools.

7. Genlock activated.
The Genlock terminal on the back of the Shogun has been activated to allow for synchronised playout and playback.

8. Playlist generation.
The ability to record, playback and review quickly on set has been an integral feature of Shogun and now, with playlist functionality, the process for reviewing rushes and favourite scenes on set is easier than ever. Play all movies in recorded order, or hand-select a playlist for playback in any order – either your choice of multiple clips, just the favorited sections of a clip, or a combination of both. This functionality makes the Shogun one of the most affordable 4K playout server solutions available on set.

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