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Atomos' Samurai Blade Takes Center Stage At Cine Gear Expo

Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will be demonstrating its full range of recorders and converters at Cine Gear Expo 2013 (May 31 – June 1, 2013), The Studios at Paramount Hollywood, Calif.

Visitors to Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles will be able to see and touch the very first production units of the Samurai Blade – the field recorder/monitor combo that caused such a stir when it was announced at this year's NAB.

"The Blade" – as it's already becoming affectionately known – features a stunning 1280 x 720 IPS "SuperAtom" touchscreen and is the first truly professional monitor that records to offer full waveform functionality, including vectorscope and RGB/luma parade displays, Atmos says.

"This new screen is truly spectacular," said Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos, "and it enables us to offer a comprehensive toolset that any test engineer would be proud of."

"With the Blade, we have raised the bar yet again in the affordable field recorder segment. We're the first to combine true, professional monitor functionality with recording and deck playout, all in a space-saving, camera-mountable unit," added Young.

Atomos has now shipped 10,000 field recorders worldwide and the Ninja-2 and Samurai recorders have broken new ground in production by combining recording, monitoring and playback all in one easy to operate, portable device. Both record pristine, uncompressed images straight from the sensor of DSLRs or video cameras, or even switcher or ISO feeds from live events, directly to inexpensive, removable 2.5" HDDs or SSDs, in a ready-to-edit format: Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. Atomos recorders speed up any production workflow, improve recorded image quality and replace multiple devices for a fraction of their combined cost, the company says.

Pricing and Availability

Atomos products are sold through local resellers; all prices exclude HDD/SDD storage and sales tax:

- Ninja-2: $695 

- Samurai: $995 

- Samurai Blade: $1,295 

- Ronin: $1,995 

- Connect H2S/S2H: $295 each

- Connect-AC H2S/S2H: $295 each

See www.atomos.com and www.cinegearexpo.com for more details.