If you're looking for a on-camera monitor recorder (opens in new tab) to help take your filmmaking to the next level, then you'd struggle to do better than the Atomos Shogun 7. This piece of equipment is the perfect bridge between prosumer videography using DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, to cine-quality filmmaking equipment such as RED or Arri cameras.
Global Distribution swung by The Photography Show's Burst Mode studio to give us a closer look at the Atomos Shogun 7 – and explain exactly how useful it can be for enthusiast and professional videographers alike.
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The 7" screen on the Atomos Shogun 7 is the perfect size for helping videographers see what they're capturing in full detail. The 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and peak brightness of 3,000nits doesn't hurt either! This high-quality screen also means that you can easily show clients footage without having to transfer the files to a computer.
The Atomos Shogun 7 is also capable of recording up to 5.7K Apple ProRes RAW or 4K Apple ProRes directly onto SSD drives, which bypasses the limitations that SD memory cards have. You can even shoot RAW at high frame rates up to HDp240.
One of our favorite aspects of the Atomos Shogun 7 is that you can load up to eight of your own LUTs onto the monitor itself – and you can store even more on the SSD drive that you connect to it. You can then have the flexibility to view your footage half-graded and half-ungraded to see whether you're achieving the right effect. You can even burn a LUT into the video itself if you're working on a project that needs a super quick turnaround.
For more information on the Atomos Shogun 7, watch the video above or check out Global Distribution's website (opens in new tab).
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