Introducing the Atomos Ronin at IBC 2012 – Exclusive first look!
Atomos have announced the new Ronin and Ronin Duo at IBC 2012 and we sent Film Live presenter, Billie Lister to investigate.
Atomos, creator of award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, as well as the small, but perfectly formed, Connect converters, announce the Ronin portable Recorder/Player/Monitor at IBC 2012. Ronin is a smart solution for both fixed-facility and on-location production.
“Atomos has a reputation for developing affordable low power, high functionality, portable devices. We are now leveraging our expertise to move into more production environments, including studio, broadcast and professional AV,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Our simple to use, touchscreen AtomOS operating system provides the ease of operation that is important to these markets.”
Based on the award-winning Samurai field recorder, the Ronin features touchscreen ease of use, capture to Apple ProRes® and Avid DNXHD, professional monitoring and edit review. Like the Samurai, it can operate on location with battery or DC power, but it can also be used in a fixed facility, rack-mounted environment using AC power.
In addition, the Ronin has balanced XLR inputs and outputs, along with a front panel headphone jack with channel monitoring selection. It also has an internal battery charging system for attached Atomos batteries when connected to AC power.
– Full HD-SDI recorder, player and monitor in one
– Rugged, compact design with carry handle, 1/2 rack and rack mount compatibility
– Triple redundancy power options – AC, DC (D-Tap) and continuous battery operation
– Balanced XLR audio I/O,
– SDI, timecode, Lanc and Atomos Active Serial record triggering
– Front panel audio controls and 3.5mm headphone jack
– Adjustable front and rear feet for tilt control
– Multiple 1/4 inch mounting options for cameras and accessories
For customers needing HDMI capability, they can simply attach an Atomos Connect H2S and/or S2H converter. The Ronin’s compact half-rack size makes it suitable for any video production environment.
Ronin Duo offers two side by side Ronins elegantly mounted in an included custom 19″ Rack Adaptor. Combining dual HDD/SSD recording and dual 5″ monitoring for recording and playback, the Ronin Duo delivers exactly what professional environments require. Back up recording and multiple monitors give confidence and peace of mind on any production.
Pricing and Availability
Atomos anticipate that Ronin and Ronin Duo will be available for pre-order before the end of 2012, priced around $2,195.00 and $3995 respectively.
Connect Converters are priced at $349 USD / €249 / £219 and ¥49,500.
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