Ninja Star, at NAB that should be ideal for use on remote-control helicopters or with point-of-view cameras.
“Our customers screamed for a tiny, flash-based Apple ProRes recorder and player for extreme applications, their second location cameras or simply when they already had a monitor,” explained Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “At $295 with low-cost Gen 1 CFast [solid state memory cards], weighing a mere 100 grams (3.5oz), its price, durability and portability is unmatched – this is one of our best creations yet.”
The Ninja Star’s slender dimensions are at only 8.75cm (3.5-inches) wide, 5.75cm (2.3-inches) tall and 2cm (0.8-inches) deep, which makes it the world’s smallest ProRes recorder.
The battery is promised to last for about five hours, although it takes only one Sony camera battery instead of the dual battery ports seen on the bigger Ninja and Samurai recorders. One nice touch is that it has a camera record light on the back as well as the front. It will ship late May.
By David Fox