The Shogun Studio II Rackmount 4K Dual Recorder & Monitor from Atomos features two 7″ monitors with a high brightness of 3000 cd/m². It allows continuous 4K60 recording and monitoring on both channels, and it supports four 1080p60 SDI ISO recordings in a multicamera setup. The 3RU rackmount solution offers SDI and HDMI input/output with signal conversion, stereo XLR input/output per channel with 48V phantom power, and compatibility with ProRes RAW, ProRes, DNxHR, and Adobe CDNG codecs.
HDR dual monitor and 8-channel HDp60 / 2-channel 4Kp60 rackmount recorder
The flexible new Shogun Studio 2 takes state of the art Atomos multi-channel recording technology and combines it with two premium 7” HDR 3000nit* high bright touchscreen displays, all in a single 3RU unit. Its unique combination of features makes it perfect for live events, outside broadcast vehicles, production galleries and MCRs, post production facilities, video wall playout, on-set DITs and sports officiating. Connect to practically any SDI or HDMI source including camera channels, PTZ cameras and vision mixers.
Record multiple formats
The Shogun Studio 2 records either two channels of 4Kp60, or up to eight HDp60 sources in industry standard Apple ProRes, ProRes RAW and AVID DNx codecs. Free your workflow from the constraints of highly compressed GOP based codecs and their associated artifacts. Replace them with clean images captured direct from the sensors of your camera channels using modern Intra-frame codecs.
Both ProRes and DNx are robust, easy to edit, colour accurate production codecs used throughout the industry. You can even take this one step further and record ProRes RAW from a wide range of cinema cameras for maximum fidelity.
Playback and edit
Review or play out your footage directly on the Shogun Studio 2 using the innovative touchscreen controls. Playback and play out up to 4Kp60 video, or 2K/HD high frame rate footage slowed down in the unit itself. Playlists can be created from clips either recorded on an Atomos recorder, or from your edit system in a supported codec, resolution and framerate.
Groups of clips can be played in either a run down or reverse order without the need for an additional playout server. Mark in and out points to create sub clips in metadata that can be brought into your NLE for rapid editing. Loop the playlist, or for single files you can mark in and out points for repeated play back.
Advanced record modes
The Shogun Studio 2 offers Pre Roll recording with a 8 second cache in HD, or 2-3 seconds in 4K, to make sure you never miss the action. It also offers Multi Camera ISO recording and Switching of up to 8 SDI inputs from cameras at up to 1080 p60. Each bank of 4 inputs also benefits from a switched output allowing you to have two video switched.
Master your rack
The Shogun Studio 2 only takes 3RU of space and has a short rack depth making it perfect for use in monitor bridges or in small mobile broadcast vehicles. Redundant dual power supplies balance the power load. The rear of the Shogun Studio 2 provides grouped connectivity for each of the recorder channels with 12G, 6G, 3G (single, Dual, Quad) and 1.5B SDI I/O, HDMI with support for both the inputs and outputs, plus XLR audio I/O, Genlock and LTC input and loop through.
Bi-directional SDI & HDMI signal convertors easily allow for connection of HDMI equipment like mirrorless cameras for routing to a mixer or LCD screens in the gallery. Built into the I/O are 4K-to-HD signal down convert on both SDI and HDMI.
Class leading screen technology
The dual 7” screens of the Shogun Studio 2 have advanced dynamic zoned backlighting for deeper blacks and brighter whites, while retaining every detail in the highlights. See what the camera channel is capturing with unparalleled precision and use the advanced HDR tools for Log or RAW to ensure perfect exposure, colour and white balance.
The ProRes RAW Advantage
Creators are granted complete creative control of their video images in post-production as ProRes RAW combines the flexibility of RAW video with the real-time performance of ProRes. The format gives filmmakers incredible latitude when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail – making ProRes RAW ideal for HDR workflows.
In addition to their groundbreaking combination of flexibility and performance, Apple ProRes RAW files are smaller than other RAW files – simplifying and accelerating file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW files can easily be edited on most modern Apple Mac systems. ProRes RAW is fully supported in Final Cut Pro X along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colourfront, FilmLight Baselight, and Grass Valley Edius. Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer are also set to support ProRes RAW in 2020.
Features and functionality are compacted into 3U of rack space that could previously require over 10U
- Dual 4k p60 recording (1 x input per channel)
- Up to 8 channel of 8 x 1080 p60 ISO as and switched program output (4 x per recorder channel)
- Bi-directional SDI <-> HDMI conversions with support for Quadlink SDI inputs simultaneously output to 12G SDI and HDMI 2.0
- 4k to HD down convert on loop out with DCI crop option
- Colour Pipeline management with real-time transforms between Log, HDR Standards (Rec.2100 – HLG, ST.2084 and Dolby Vision)
- Built in 3D LUT box for monitoring, loop out and burn in
- Raw to Video input conversion for Raw Masters with downstream video outputs, ideal for Panasonic CineLive applications
- In-Rack HDR monitoring on 7” 1500 Nit screen with 360 backlight zones
Following the same core Atomos principles of Record, Play, Monitor and Edit, the Shogun Studio 2 allow you to over come many of the challenges faced with in live events, production galleries, post production facility MCR, video wall playout, on set DIT, sports officiating and many more. Atomos have defined the ability to migrate away for MPEG based GOP codecs with high levels of compression and reduced colour accuracy by capturing content direct from the sensors of any camera that outputs a clean fee d such as studio camera channels, Remote Pan Tilt Zoom and TX outputs from vision mixers. This also includes RAW outputs from large sensor cinematic cameras into highly efficient ProRes RAW codec or visually lossless industry standard Apple ProRes and Avid DNx edit ready codecs.
Image Analysis & QC
The 7” Monitors provide accurate viewing of content as well as a host of tools for image analysis.
Wave Form Monitors – offer Luma, RGB parade, Vector Scope with Vector zoom.
1:1 and 2:1 zoom – allow for operators to punch in to check shots for focus, exposure and which is perfect when used in combination with a remote camera control unit.
Focus peaking, zebra and false colour – allow for further image QC checks to be remotely monitored from a distance in conjunction with control via a separate camera control unit.
Audio monitoring – providing VU meters for up to 12 channels of embedded audio with the ability to monitor individual tracks and select which tracks to record.
Fast Act Dual Record Button
The Shogun Studio 2 also includes a hardware button that allows for both channels to be set to start recording. Pressing the button on the front of the unit for 4 seconds will set both channels to start to record. With SSDs inserted and sources connect you can switch from playing back clips to dual recording in under 10 seconds or even if the devices is not turn on to jump to recording from a cold boot in under round 20 seconds.
Metadata tagging, Cut Edits & EDL XML
Atomos improve the speed of your end-to-end workflow, allowing for fast turn around of content, edits, highlight packages, creation of dallies and preparation of content for ingest into Media Asset Management environments. Make edit decisions on the fly and in review with a choice of 10 tags. You can start to favorite or reject clips while you record and then Review, cut and tag in playback mode. Assemble clips to create a linear playlist of your favorite clips and instantly push these out to live screens, directors’ viewing monitors, galleries etc. Marked in and out points are carried right through to your edit with the export of edit decisions lists in XML that can be imported with clips in to Apple or convert the XML for use in Avid or Adobe. Scene, Shot and take naming criteria allow for storage management systems to identify clips and start to orchestrate projects or even create pre-populated bins
Playback & Playlist
Complementing the record and monitoring tools are the ability to play out at up to 60p and HD HFR rate at reduced speeds. 4k and HD content in the same visually lossless quality as the input. Play lists can be created from clips either recorded on an Atomos recorder or from your edit system in a supported codec, resolution and framerate. Group clips to be played in either a run down or reverse order with out the need for a spate playout server. Mark in and out points to create sub clips, loop the playlist or a single file or for single clips mark in and out puts for looped play back.
Master your rack
The 3RU form factor offers a toolset beyond that of a simple recorder with features that could traditionally require up to 10u of equipment. It’s short rack depth also means that it’s perfect for use in monitor bridges or small more mobile OB vehicles.
HDR and colour pipeline management
Supporting Log inputs from all major camera vendors to provide options for use of 3D LUTs with included Log to 709 and support for up to 8 .cube files per recorder channel. The built in AtomHDR engine also provides support for Rec.2100 standards with options to monitor in HDR for LOG, HLG and PQ with output transfers to colour gamuts, HDR monitoring with EOTF transform on output options for HLG, ST.2084 PQ in Rec.2020 or DCI-P3. Realtime Dolby Vision output tunneling allows for inputs to be dynamically out put to supported HDR consumer TVs for client viewing, Gallery viewing or infield QC before final mastering via the Dolby eMCU in Post.
Video, audio and synchronisation I/O
The rear of the Shogun Studio 2 provides grouped connectivity for each of the recorder channels with 12G, 6G, 3G (single, Dual, Quad) and 1.5B SDI I/O, HDMI with support for both the inputs and outs along side XLR audio I/O, Genlock and LTC input as well as loop through. Bi-directional SDI & HDMI signal converters easily allowing the use of HDMI equipment such as DSLRs on input for routing to a mixer or LCD screens in the gallery to take a feed from and SDI multi viewer. Built into the IO are 4k to HD signal down convert on both SDI and HDMI. Redundant Dual Power Supply balance the power load and are lined to the user interface to provide warning if a PSU fails.
Advanced record modes
Beyond a simple recorder, the Shogun Studio 2 offers a number of different record modes that make it suited for a wide range of uses
Pre Roll: Continually cache record 8 seconds in HD or 2-3 seconds in 4k to make sure you never miss the action.
Multi Camera ISO recording and Switching: Record up to 8 SDI inputs from cameras at up to 1080 p60. Each bank of 4 inputs also benefits from a switched output allowing you to have 2 video switched or mange more feeds than you may have input for on your video mixer.