Atomos has announced the addition of Avid DNxHR 4K recording to the Shogun as a free update and is currently showcasing a number of new features for the recorder/monitor at the BVE 2015 Expo in London. 

It was only a couple of weeks back that Atomos added playback functionality to the Shogun, along with the higher 5600 mAh battery. Now the addition of Avid’s new DNxHR codec, it will allow users a AVID workflow, with a variety of resolutions from lightweight proxies, to mastering-quality HD or 4K.  Another benefit the format’s is backwards compatibility with DNxHD, allowing the use of both types of media on the same timeline.

Along with 4K DNxHR recording, the company has also included DNxHD, 3D LUTs and 4KUHD/HD Down Convert in the firmware update, which will be available by the end of February HERE.

“Shogun is already the perfect partner for the exceptional Japanese 4K cameras,” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos.

“We are driving 4K content pickup for the [filmmaking] world. We are the only Monitor Recorder with 10-bit 4K HDMI recording, the only Monitor Recorder with Microsoft’s ExFAT recording beyond a 4GB size limit and now with this announcement we are the only brand to have a 4K solution for Apple, Adobe and Avid workflows for video capture directly from the sensor of Sony, Panasonic, Canon and Nikon cameras.”

Shogun with the C500

Shogun with the C500

The company has described the addition of the new recording format as ‘world first’ and it comes on the back of a number of other ‘world firsts’ to the 4K/HD Monitor/Recorder market. Including first with 12G SDI & 4K HDMI connections, first with SDI to HDMI & HDMI to SDI conversion, first with pro monitor pixel density in excess of 300ppi and the first with balanced XLR audio in/out.

There’s still another day left before the BVE Expo ends in London, so if you’re heading to it check out the Shogun at Hall/Stand #H30.

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Excerpts from PR

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