For those who are in the video business, you would know that converting high quality video from one format to another takes up time – and a whole lot of it, to boot. Well, Atomos knows this and intends to help you out with the Ninja Recorder device, where this tiny little box will be able to surpass your expectations (or live up to it at the very least), as it bypasses in-camera video compression and records uncompressed 10-bit video straight onto a 2.5″ removable SSD or hard drive in Apple ProRes format (HQ, 422 or LT) in real-time.
This is a self-contained portable device that will hook up to a DSLR or camcorder’s HDMI connector, where it will let incoming video be monitored or recorded video to be played back, although your eyes will most probably not appreciate its 4.3″ 480 x 270 resolution touchscreen display.
The Ninja kit will ship with a couple of Master Caddies that are more than ready to hold your choice of 2.5″ SSD or hard drives, as either one slots in nicely into the unit. Not only that, it is a snap to swap it out on-the-fly, virtually delivering limitless storage capacity – depending on just how many empty SSDs or hard drives that you have lying around. The dock itself will connect to a computer via FireWire 800 or USB 2.0/3.0.
If you’re interested, the Ninja Recorder can be yours for $995. Any takers?