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Atomos Samurai Blade 5" 10Bit HD-SDI Field Recorder, Monitor and Deck

My Product Code: AO-ATOMSAM002

Product Features

  • Incredible 1280 x 720 SuperAtom IPS touchscreen
  • 179-degree viewing
  • 400nit brightness
  • multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation
  • Waveform monitoring
  • Direct recording from the sensor

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For media professionals looking to exploit the full HDMI capabilities. The Samurai Blade is a handy, super mobile, touchscreen-based HD-SDI recorder, monitor and post production gadget for video professionals. It captures immaculate 10-bit 4:2:2 video resolution. It can incorporate audio directly from any camera with HD/SD-SDI output. The Samurai is an energy saver, using very little of your precious battery life, ensures longer durations of recording (up to 16.5 hours on a 750GB Storage unit).

Kit includes:

  • 1x Samurai 10-bit HD-SDI Recorder
  • 1x AC Adapter
  • 1x D-Tap included (no cable)
  • 1x 7.4V 2600mAh 2-cell. Sony N, L Series compatible
  • 1x 1000mA single-plate AC battery charger inc. AC adapter and 9V AC eliminator
  • 1x USB 2/3.0 Docking Station including cables
  • 2X Master caddy and fixing screws
  • 1x 2.5mm 'Y' Adapter Cable for LANC loop-through

Professional media production is all about balancing quality, cost and time. Atomos' aim is to redefine the digital recording workflow to maintain the highest recording quality, minimise the time taken to move video from the camera to computer and lower the cost of production using affordable, high capacity, high-speed media.The Samurai Blade takes any uncompressed HD or SD source and encodes it in real-time to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD at up to 220Mbps. Both are class-leading codecs for production, broadcasting, editing and post-production. Because we are portable, we can record from the ultimate image source, the sensor of the camera. The Samurai Blade always records in 10-bit, even from an 8-bit source. We add colour registries for incorporating higher bit-depth graphics from CG, animation and special effects. This avoids banding and makes editing and grading, in fact any precision effect, more accurate.

At 325 dpi and 1 million pixels (1280x720) the Samurai Blade's 5" SuperAtom IPS Panel delivers amazing resolution, super accurate colours and super deep blacks.The Samurai Blade is the first truly professional monitor that records, offering full waveform functionality, including vectorscope, in addition to focus peaking, zebra, false colour and blue-only monitoring tools.


  • Incredible 1280 x 720 SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation
  • Focus assist
  • Waveform monitoring
  • Fabricated from aviation technology aluminum alloy, the Samurai blade is Super lightweight (625 gr includinf Battery and HDD) and durable.
  • Harnessing the power of the most advanced sensors on professional video cameras to assure you extract the best from your camera.
  • Supporting Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, JVC, RED & ARRI.
  • Incredible Energy Efficiency - 4 powering options while consuming just 3.3W (Monitoring Only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon & Play).
  • HDD or SSD compatible - Store your data better with long record times (up to 30 hours) and limitless supply.
  • Swap drives in a heartbeat.
  • Fast and responsive touch-screen interface.
  • Direct recording from the sensor. SmartControl Start/stop trigger from rolling timecode set by supported cameras.
  • Atomos Smartlog - Pristine Playback & Playout - Just Mark & Tag
  • Instant editing on MAC or PC- Seamless migration.

The Atomos Samurai blade allows you to get focus peaking with multiple levels, false colour in two modes, zebra 0-100% fully adjustable and blue-only for that quick exposure check!

Atomos generated files are fully compatible with all popular non-linear editing system. No transocding is needed. Atomos are constantly partnering up with NLEs to update, innovate and offer new features in easy 10 step software update packs.

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