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Atomos Ninja V+ and Ninja Stream announced, along with upgrade to Ninja V

Atomos Ninja V+
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The Atomos Ninja V now has a significant paid for-upgrade available and will be joined by two new siblings – the Atomos Ninja V+ and the Atomos Ninja Stream.

The Atomos Ninja V receives the option for H.265 codec upgrade, while the new Atomos Ninja V+ is designed for Apple ProRes 8K and high frame-rate 4K RAW recordings, and the Atomos Ninja Stream for high-quality social distancing production environments.

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The original Atomos Ninja V (opens in new tab) is the workhorse for the wider film and pro video industries and will now benefit from the addition of H.265 workflows, with up to 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 full 'i' frame with options for 8-bit at various data rates. Atomos will be adding these features through a one-click $99/£71/AU$127 upgrade from my.atomos.com (opens in new tab) next month.

Newly announced are the Atomos Ninja V+ and the Atomos Ninja Stream. The Ninja V+ supports continuous recording of 8K 30p and 4K 120p in Apple ProRes RAW, and uses the H.265 (HEVC) codec for high-quality compressed recordings. An Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit will also be available, with additional accessories and enabling 4K 120p ProRes RAW recording mode from the SDI RAW output of the Sony FX9 (opens in new tab) and Sony FX6 (opens in new tab).

The Atomos Ninja Stream is a 5-inch 4K 60p HDR monitor-recorder with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB-C designed to overcome the challenges of today's socially distanced productions. It enables simultaneous recordings of both ProRes and H.264/5 proxy with shared file names and timecode, while sending video feeds to other Atomos Ninjas, smart devices or web-based platforms simultaneously.

Available in May, the Atomos Ninja V+ will be priced at $1499 / £1499, or $1699 / £1678 for the Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit (approximately AU$1923 and AU$2179 respectively). The price of the Atomos Ninja Stream will be announced shortly.

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Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).