Atomos released new v8.4 firmware for its Shogun Inferno and Ninja Inferno monitor-recorders, adding the ability to record Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR files from cameras that output hybrid log gamma (HLG) HDR with the correct metadata.
HDR information detected over HDMI can be used to correctly adjust gamut and gamma settings on the built-in display of the Shogun Inferno and Ninja Inferno, Atomos said, and the devices’ HDMI outputs will maintain the correct metadata for display on downstream devices. Camera log output can also be configured for viewing on HDR-capable devices using either PQ or HLG HDR formats, the company said.
“Getting HDR to screen used to be a complex task that required specialist knowledge,” said Atomos CEO Jeromy Young in a prepared statement. “With our latest enhancements, the process of monitoring, viewing, recording and delivering HDR is now simple and straightforward for the first time.”
Also enabled for the first time on the Shogun Inferno are new raw recording options for the Panasonic VariCam LT — 12-bit Cinema DNG raw recording at up to 30p 4K and 240fos raw-to-ProRes recording in 2K.
Other features added to the new firmware for both devices include updated support for the Red DSMC2 IPP2 image-processing pipeline, including support for displaying camera output using the Log3G10 output curve and REDWideGamutRGB color space, analog audio embed on loopthrough, audio support for Nikon cameras, including the D850 4K DSLR, and optimized support for 2 TB drives.