Atomos Samurai Blade (SDI Only)

£40 + VATPer day
£160 + VATPer week

Unleash your camera’s full potential from the core, every feature has been designed with professionals in mind focussing on improving the performance and capability of your camera.

Every part of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver the ultimate in simple operation and mission critical reliability. The Blade combines multiple devices – external monitor, capture card, playback deck and cut edit suite – into a single affordable tool. It’s lightweight, tough and robust for operation in the field.

Professional media production is all about balancing quality, cost and time. Atomos understands this dynamic and their aim is to redefine the digital recording workflow to maintain the highest recording quality and the time taken to move video from camera to computer and lower the cost of production using affordable, high capacity, high speed media. The Ninja 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 Ninja Blade always records in 10-bit, even from an 8-bit source. We add color 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.

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Included in Kit

1x Atomos Samurai Blade (SDI Only)
1x 960GB SSD Drive
1x Atomos SSD Card Reader
2x Batteries
1x Charger
1x Hotshoe Adapter
1x Mains Adaptor
(Please Ask If You Require Any SDI Cables Or Mounts With The Recorder)


Size: 5″ diagonal. Resolution: 1280×720
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native/4:3 letterbox. REC HDTV color spec
Native Frame Rate Playback (48-60Hz)
SuperAtom IPS (in-Plane Switching) panel

Video Input
Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (camera dependent)

Video Output
Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (camera dependent)

Supported Formats (In/Out)
HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, (In/Out) 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i

Realtime Hardware Encoding
1920×1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2

Realtime Hardware Encoding Apple ProRes
HQ – 220Mbps
422 – 150Mbps
LT – 100Mbps

Realtime Hardware Encoding Avid DNxHD
Avid DNxHD-220/220x – 220Mbps (8/10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-145 – 145 Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DnxHD-36 -36Mbps (8-bit)

Onboard Processing
25pSF (50i) > 25p
30pSF (60i) > 30p
24p (3:2-60i) > 24p
23.98p (3:2-59.94i) > 23.98p

Audio Input
48kHZ PCM Audio
SDI 2 Channels + 2 analogue channels with gain controls

Audio Output
48kHZ PCM Audio
SDI 2 Channels + headphone for onboard review. (Select any pair of channels)

Master Caddy Case For HDD Or SSD
2.5″ SSD or HDD minimum 5400rpm
10,000rpm standard 9.5mm height

Master Caddy Dock
2.5″ internal drive SATA to USB 2.0/3.0 including USB cable

Supported Applications
FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+ EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks

Batteries Compatibility
7.2V-14.4V Battery System Compatible
NP Series
D-Tap and supporting accessories

Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.5 x 3.4 x 1.6″ (140 x 87 x 41mm) without batteries