• Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018
Atomos, Nikon to unlock full-frame video for DPs at NAB
Nikon and Atomos' D850 Filmmakers Kit
  • MELBOURNE, Australia
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Nikon Inc. and Atomos have partnered to bring creative professionals the ultimate full-frame DSLR video setup – the new D850 Filmmaker’s Kit with 4K Ninja Flame 7” HDR monitor-recorder. This new kit provides all the essential gear filmmakers need to create stunning UHD video in a one-box solution.

Photographers expect photos to accurately reproduce all the details they see when shooting. Atomos now gives DSLR users the same level of fidelity when shooting 4K video. The Ninja Flame is a touch controlled portable camera-top HDMI video recorder. Instead of using small cards the Ninja Flame records onto high capacity, affordable SSDs from a variety of leading drive makers.

The Ninja Flame unlocks the full-frame potential of the Nikon D850 by taking the video image direct from Nikon’s class- leading 45.7 megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS image sensor and recording it in the highest quality with visually lossless compression.

It records 4K UHD video in 4:2:2 for greater color accuracy, straight into edit-ready Apple ProRes or AvidDNxHR codecs. These formats are industry standard within film and television production, ensuring that recordings can be viewed and edited easily on almost any Mac or PC.

Unlike some other DSLRs, the D850 shoots video using the full width of the full-frame sensor, and not a crop. This means that ensuring accurate focus is critical, especially in 4K. Working with the Ninja Flame’s super-sharp, super-bright, accurate, 1920x1200 resolution screen means users can get sharp images every time.

In addition, there are a complete range of professional video monitoring tools like waveform, vectorscope, false color, 1-1 and 2-1 magnification, frame guides and more.  You can even use the display and tools to check critical focus for stills.

The Ninja Flame expands the D850’s audio capabilities. Plug one of Nikon’s microphones directly into the 3.5mm mic jack and users get professional audio with on-screen level meters, plus the ability to mix between audio coming from the camera over HDMI, and an external mic.

Beautifully presented, the Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s kit includes the camera, Ninja Flame, and three prime NIKKOR lenses ideal for content creation that exhibit the fantastic sharpness needed for 4K UHD video, including the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lenses. The kit also contains an additional battery, the ME-1 Stereo Microphone and the ME-W1 Wireless Microphone. The kit is available now at Nikon dealers in the U.S.

“Nikon and Atomos are two companies that put first the excellence of image through great products. I’m delighted that we are working together to bring photographers and filmmakers the latest full frame DSLR 4K video technology at an amazing price,” said Atomos CEO Jeromy Young. “Choosing between great stills or great video quality is no longer a problem – now you can get amazing high-resolution stills capture and excellent quality 4K UHD video in one package – The Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit.”

NAB Convention attendees can see and try the Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s kit on the Nikon booth (# C6019) in the Central Hall, at the NAB 2018 show in Las Vegas from April 9-12.

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