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Atomos Samurai Blade

- 1280 x 720 On-Camera Monitor & Recorder
- 5" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen Display
- Records 1080p, 10-bit, 4:2:2
€589,00 Incl. BTW
€486,78 Excl. BTW
1-5 days
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Gratis verzending vanaf € 250,-
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Product description

The Atomos Samurai Blade 5" SDI Monitor & Recorder features a 1280 x 720 resolution monitoring display and can record up to 1080/30p/60i resolution directly from your camera's sensor to an HDD or SSD in Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD edit-ready codecs. Color precision records at 10-bit, with 4:2:2 color sampling.


The Samurai Blade incorporates an SDI input for ingesting from a camera and an SDI loop-output for simultaneously looping out the camera signal to a large SDI monitor up to 300 ft away. It features a capacitive touchscreen with a comprehensive set of advanced focus and exposure tools and a cut and tag editing tool that will let you delete undesired shots and tag the remaining ones as good for editing later on your main editing system. It includes two master drive caddies. a docking station that offloads these drives to your computer via USB 3.0/2.0, as well as a Sony-type NP-F570 battery, charger, AC adapter for continuous power, and a D-Tap battery adapter that is a dummy battery with a D-Tap connector.


Key Features


  • 325DPI, 5" IPS 1280 x 720 capacitive touchscreen monitor/recorder
  • Waveform RGB & Luma Parade, Vectorscope with zoom, and test pattern generator
  • Adjustable gamma, contrast and brightness
  • HD-SDI input and output
  • Real-time monitoring, playback, playout to a PC or Mac with QuickTime, and edit logging
  • Focus Peaking, 0-100% Zebra, and two modes of False Color monitoring
  • Record direct from the sensor to 10-bit, 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD
  • S-Log / C-Log recording
  • Trigger REC/STOP from camera (Canon, Sony, ARRI, Panasonic, RED, JVC)
  • Timecode from camera
  • 2.5" HDD/SSD media storage


Records from the Sensor


Samurai Blade records directly from the sensor to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD, bypassing a major round of compression and data loss.


AtomOS 5.0 Capacitive Touchscreen OS

Blade's operating system, AtomOS, manages recording, playback, monitoring, and simple cut and tag editing via a capacitive touchscreen. New to AtomOS 5.0 is Alpha Channel, Transparency support, full Waveform RGB and Luma Parade, and Vectorscope with zoom.


Cut and Tag


AtomOS 5.0 lets you rough cut your footage, tag it as Favorite or Reject, and then save it as a project to be finished and polished in the studio. You can cut and tag short and long clips with transport controls and finite frame-by-frame accurate stepping.


Synced REC Trigger and Timecode


Blade provides frame accurate timecode and start stop triggers over both SDI and HDMI (via HDMI converter) from almost all cameras, including Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, JVC, RED and ARRI. Blade also features LANC and rolling timecode trigger for those older cameras that don't have start stop flag protocols on board. Blade additionally has tally lights to indicate start time.


10-Bit 4:2:2 Quality


Blade bypasses 8-bit and records 10-bit color registries for better compatibility with 12-bit or higher graphics inserted on your NLE timeline.


ProRes and DNxHD Encoding & Playback


Blade encodes in your choice of Apple's ProRes and Avid's DNxHD codec and can also play back any ProRes or DNxHD file from any system, recorder or edit suite. You can take advantage of this playback capacity to take rushes on the road.


HDD or SSD Storage


Blade stores to 2.5" HDDs or SSDs. A 1TB HDD can record 48 hours of Avid 36, and a 500GB HDD can affordably store 5 hours of Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD. And SSDs are resistant to and ideal for rough, vibration-sensitive shoots, such as on a race-track. Also -- the AtomOS operating system is designed such that you can eject and hot-swap these drives at anytime without having to go through many steps.


File Recovery


In case you accidently pull the power or remove the storage drive while recording, the operating system will detect the disruption and will reconstruct your file to within 2 frames.


Audio Monitoring


All audio, even analog, is locked frame accurately to every video frame, never drifting or losing sync. If digital audio is out of sync from the camera, you can even adjust sync on the fly by advancing or delaying incoming audio. You get 12 digital and 2 analog channels to monitor via a headphone jack or line out.




Blade is built with aircraft grade aluminum and features locking mechanisms for each removable part.


Low Power Consumption


Blade consumes only 6W of power and can be powered by the included NP series batteries in a dual continuous battery system or by AC adapter. The batteries lock into place so they aren't accidentally removed.

Technische specificaties





1280 x 720



Aspect ratio

16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox

Color standard


Look up table (LUT) support


Anamorphic de-squeeze



SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibration to Rec.709 with optional calibration unit






Supported Log formats

Sony SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog 2, Arri Log C,
Panasonic Vlog, JVC JLog, Red LogFilm

Supported Gamuts

Native gamut (no conversion)

Bit depth




PQ in/out
In = Post   Out = Monitor

No / No



Video input/loop out






Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)



Video output (play out)






Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(playback file dependent)



Supported loop out formats




720p 50/60,
1080i 50/60
1080pSF 24/25/30
1080p 24/25/30



Video signal conversion






Supported Codecs & frame rates (record & playback)

Raw to CDNG (Record only)*


Raw to ProRes / DNxHR


Video to ProRes / DNxHR

Codecs Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT
AVID DNxHD 220x, 220, 145, 36

Frame rates 1080p; 24/SF24/25/SF25/30/SF30
1080i; 50/60i
720p; 50/60p
SD 480i, 576i



Onboard processing

Pulldown removal

24/25/30pSF > 24/25/30p (2:2 pulldown)
60i > 24p (3:2 pulldown)

4K UHD downscale for HD monitoring




Audio in/out (48kHz PCM audio)




12ch 48kHz 16-bit


Line in / Headphone out 2ch 48kHz 16-bit



Remote start/stop




SDI trigger camera selectable


LANC control - Slave






Genlock / LTC





Pre-roll record


Custom timelapse


Meta data tagging

Yes (Favorite, Reject)

Supported media
(Approved List at

SSD 2.5”
HDD (5,400 to 7,200rpm)

Master caddy case

Master Caddy 1 (included)
75mm x 105mm x 12mm

Master caddy dock

2.5” SATA to USB 2.0/3.0

Supported applications

Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+
Media Composer 5.0+
Premiere 5.5+
EDIUS 6.0+
Vegas Pro 10+
Autodesk Smoke 2015

XML support

FCPX XML native, FCP7 supported with conversion
(Adobe compatible)


1x Samurai Blade unit

1x Universal battery charger 110- 240V

1x AC adapter & car charger

1x docking station & leads

2 x master caddy cases

1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery

1x Rugged carry case, D-Tap adapter

1x 2.5mm “Y” adapter cable for LANC

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