Atomos Shogun Studio: a Dual-Channel 3RU 4K Monitor/Recording Deck

Diverging from the company¡¯s traditional on-camera monitors/recorders, Atomos releases the Shogun Studio, a 4K/UHD deck that packs the latest Atomos monitor, recorder, and playback technology into a 3RU rack-mountable chassis. With dual 7″ 1920 x 1200 monitors, two-channel recording, and an extensive feature set, the Shogun Studio is ideal for live events, studio productions, broadcast environments, and on-set monitoring and recording.
Inheriting many features from the on-camera Shogun that came before it, the Shogun Studio features HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs that support 4K/UHD, HD, and even raw video signals from compatible cameras. Video is recorded using edit-ready 4:2:2 10-bit Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD codecs. With dual-channel support and built-in HDMI and SDI downscaling, you have the flexibility to record simultaneously in two resolutions and codecs, and even convert and duplicate files directly within the unit itself. The Shogun Studio uses Master Caddy-equipped SSD and HDD media, as well as CFast cards using an optional third-party adapter.
In addition to onboard recording, video can also be played out over HDMI and 12G-SDI outputs in 4K or down-scaled HD resolutions. With a playlist generation function, Genlock, and control via Ethernet, or RS422, the Shogun Studio can provide synchronized output at a variety of resolutions to drive video walls, digital signage, projection, and other A/V installations.
Monitoring is done using dual 7″ 1920 x 1200 IPS displays, which feature a full array of professional scopes and test measurements, including waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope, focus peaking, 2:1 zoom, safe area grid lines, and other framing tools. Like the on-camera recorders from Atomos, the Shogun Studio uses the AtomOS operating system with intuitive touchscreen control. The screens can be calibrated to Rec.709 using an optional Atomos Spyder unit.

The monitors also support custom 3D LUTs in the popular .CUBE format, allowing you to monitor footage shot accurately, using log gamma profiles. Thanks to its dual-channel recording capability, you have the ability to record a 4K master file alongside a proxy file with the burned-in LUT for instant creation of proxies and dailies. Additional features of the Shogun Studio include pre-roll recording, time-lapse recording, metadata tagging, and dual redundant power supplies.
With its compact 3RU size and shallow depth, the Shogun Studio presents a convenient yet powerful solution that is sure to find a home in many studios, A/V installation, live event productions, and DIT carts.