Atomos got ahead of the NAB News Cycle yesterday with the announcement of a huge, 19-inch new 4K external monitor recorder that can wrestle 4K/60 Raw with 10-bit HDR. And they’ve dubbed it SUMO.
Atomos once again redefines the workflow options for video creatives by creating the first production/studio monitor to combine a 19” HDR 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12bit Raw or 10bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording and HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels. – Atomos Press Release
SUMO is the perfect name for this gargantuan, 19″ external recording system. The 19″ LCD records in 4K/60 but shows you a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 with over 1200 nits of brightness to make it easier to see details while you’re out in the field.
“Seeing innovation come to life is the most exciting part of making technology products. Sumo is one of the most remarkable video products I have worked on.” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Versatile and highly advanced yet simple to use, it covers all kinds of high quality production from end to end at a fraction of traditional costs. The Atomos Sumo is truly revolutionary.”
Utilizing QuadLink SDI inputs, the Sumo can record from popular cinema cameras including thee Sony FS5/FS7/FS700, Canon C300MKII/C500 or Panasonic Varicam LT and records to standard dual 2.5″ SSD drives, which gives it long recording times for long form interviews or live performances.
With live switching, the SUMO becomes more mobile broadcast studio than external monitor recorder with the ability to perform live switching functions like on screen cueing, cross fade and hard cuts with Log/PQ/HLG HDR support. Quadlink provides support for importing video from a wide variety of cameras, game consoles or TV signals, and do it with 10+ stops of HDR.
Live switching and mixing can not only manage up to four different video streams in full HD, but then stream out to the net live. from the locked sources, or tag and adjust final edits with advanced metadata tagging preserving ISO feeds
- Weight Without batteries, media & stand 5.6kg / 12.3lb, w/ stand 6.2kg / 13.7lb
- Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 504 x 310 x 63mm, 19.8″ x 12.2″ x 2.5″ (without stand) 504 x 330 x 180mm, 19.8″ x 13″ x 7.1″ (with stand)
- Construction Aluminium alloy chassis with built in armor protection
Mounting Points 1/4-20 screw; 4 x top, 4 x bottom, 2 x side
3/8-16 screw; 2 x top, 2 x bottom, 1 x side VESA mount rear
- Power Operating power 75W
- Compatible batteries V-Lock / Anton Bauer via XLR terminal
(optional mounting plates available)
- Input voltage (battery) 14.4V nominal
- Battery time (based on 7.4V) Depends on Watt Hours spec of battery used DC In 1 x DC in (6.2 – 16.8V) Continuous power
* Patent pending Primary-secondary battery system.
- Hot Swap batteries without losing power
- Loop batteries continuously
- Touchscreen Size 19”, 1920 x 1200 PPI 120, Aspect ratio 16:9 native
- Color Gamut REC709 HDTV
- Look up table (LUT) support 3D LUT (.cube format)
- Anamorphic de-squeeze 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x, Panasonic 8:3
- Technology SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibration to Rec.709 with optional calibration unit
- Supported Log formats Sony SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog 2, Arri Log C, Panasonic Vlog, JVC JLog, Red LogFilm
- Supported Gamuts Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine, Canon Cinema / BT2020 / DCI P3 / DCI P3+, Panasonic V Gamut, Alexa Wide Gamut
- Bit depth 10-bit (8+2 FRC)
- Brightness 1200nit (+/- 10%)
- HDR input (PQ/HLG) output (PQ/HLG)
- Video Input/Loop Out HDMI 1 x HDMI (2.0)
- SDI Quad link 4 x 3G SDI* or up to 12G single link SDI
- Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (camera dependent)
- Video Output (Play Out) HDMI 1 x HDMI (2.0)
- SDI 1x 4K-SDI 12G/6G or HD-SDI 3G/1.5G
- Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (playback file dependent)
- Supported Codecs & Frame Rates (Record & Playback)
- Raw Record Sony FS5/FS7^^/FS700 CDNG
- 4K DCI; 24/25/30p
- 4K UHD;
- 2K; 24/25/30/50/60/100/120p
- Audio In/Out (48kHz PCM Audio)
- HDMI 2 or 8ch 24-bit, camera dependent
- SDI 12ch 48kHz 24-bit
- Audio 2ch balanced XLR analog in/out (direct XLR connection)
- 48V Phantom Power for Mic
- Headphone Out 3.5mm
- Built-in Speakers
- Remote Start/Stop
- HDMI Auto HDMI Trigger
- Supported Protocols – Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
- SDI SDI trigger camera selectable
- Other LANC control – Slave
- Meta data tagging Yes (10 tags available)
- Supported media 2.5” SSD/HDD compatibility depends on recording format, resolution and frame rate.
- Master caddy case Master Caddy II (included)
- Supported applications Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer, 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+, 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks /Autodesk Smoke 2015
- XML support FCPX XML native, FCPX/Adobe limited supported with 3rd party conversion tools
- Accessories included Sumo unit, Master Caddy II x 1, AC power supply
- Optional extras Sunhood, VESA battery adapter plate, Atomos HDMIcable, X-Rite i1DisplayPro calibration
- Warranty 1 year. Extended to 3 years on product registration
All specifications correct when published, subject to E&OE.
With the increased popularity of live streaming, the Atomos SUMO is an ideal way to reduce your gear footprint without losing performance out in the field. And you can bet that it’s going to be quite popular this week at NAB.
The 19” Atomos Sumo will launch in Q3 2017 for an MSRP US$2,495 Full details of the Sumo are available here.