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16/12/2019

AtomOS 10.4 Released As Free Download From Atomos Website

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A new switching update from Atomos for their Shogun 7 HDR monitor-recorder-switcher reinforces the company's mission to make professional, multicamera filmmaking more widely available to mainstream video content creators.

The highly anticipated AtomOS 10.4 is has been released as a free download from the Atomos website.

The update adds touch-controlled switching, quad monitoring and ISO recording functionality to the Shogun 7. This allows you to accurately switch back and forth between four live HD SDI video streams up to 1080p60. Tapping on an input stream’s window in the quad-view will switch to that source as the program feed - which is then output via HDMI, SDI, or both simultaneously. You can record all four streams, with the switched program output as a fifth stream. This is all done asynchronously, without the need for genlocked sources.

The streams are all recorded to the same high performance SSD drive and can be ready to edit moments after the shoot has finished. Each is recorded as a separate ISO in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNx, providing post production with creative advantages and the convenience of having multiple, synchronized camera angles when they come to craft the story in the edit suite.

All input switches are recorded in metadata with a choice of transition type. Once you’ve finished capturing your streams, simply import the resulting Apple Final Cut XML file along with your ISOs into your NLE and the timeline automatically populates with all the transitions in place.

Audio is also taken care of: every ISO can record the 2-channel embedded digital audio from each source, as well as analog stereo channels coming into the Shogun 7 (via optional XLR breakout cable). The program stream always records the analog feed and can switch between audio inputs for the on-camera audio to match the switched feed.

On-screen, you can choose to view the four input streams at once in a quad-view, or a full-screen view of any one of the four input streams. In full-screen you can access tools like waveforms, magnify or engage peaking check focus for each angle and make any adjustments to get the perfect HDR or SDR shots.

The affordable price point of the Shogun 7 means that whether you have an indie budget, or the backing of a much bigger production, you now have the access to an easy to use, portable, all-in-one device for monitoring, recording and switching.

AtomOS 10.4 is available now as a free download from the Atomos website. This replaces the earlier limited beta and users of that version should update to AtomOS 10.4.

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