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Atomos Samurai Blade Recorder

Atomos Samurai Blade Recorder

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The Samurai Blade is a portable touchscreen Professional 10bit HD Recorder, Monitor, & Playback device that captures pristine video and audio direct from any camera with HD/SD-SDI and with a 1 million pixel (1280x720) 5" SuperAtom IPS screen delivers amazing resolution. It encodes in real-time to the visually-lossless Apple ProRes format and Avid codecs, onto low-cost, removable 2 ½ inch hard disks.


Excl. Tax: £435.00 £522.00 inc. VAT

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Atomos Samurai Blade Recorder
Atomos Samurai Blade Recorder
Excl. Tax: £435.00 £522.00 inc. VAT
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The Samurai Blade is a portable touchscreen Professional 10bit HD Recorder, Monitor, & Playback device that captures pristine video and audio direct from any camera with HD/SD-SDI and with a 1 million pixel (1280x720) 5" SuperAtom IPS screen delivers amazing resolution. It encodes in real-time to the visually-lossless Apple ProRes format and Avid codecs, onto low-cost, removable 2 ½ inch hard disks.

The capacitive touch panel gives lightning-quick response times and gesture capability. Controlling AtomOS 5.0 on Samurai Blade is silky smooth.

Fully adjustable gamma, brightness, contrast and a built in wave form monitor make this the must have video tool for professionals.
The Atomos Samurai Blade is the world's most advanced smart production recorder, monitor and playback deck. Every part of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver the ultimate in simple operation, mission critical reliability and the converging of separate devices – Monitors, Capture Cards, Playback decks and cut edit suites – these are all in one and are affordable to boot!

It's lightweight, tough and robust for in the field operation.

We record direct to edit codecs Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD for free onto commodity 2.5" hard discs at the camera, saving you media cost, time for capturing and of course giving higher quality from any MPEG based camera.


Designed using aircraft grade Aluminum the Samurai Blade delivers durability and portability in spades. Locking mechanisms for each removable part means sturdy reliable operation. Weighing a mere 380 grams this pocket rocket will never weigh you down and is completely at home on top of any camera whether in the studio or up a mountain.


At 6 watts of power, nearly five times less than the nearest competitor, the Samurai Blade is perfect for battery powered in the field operation. Boasting no less than 4 power options including the supplied NP series batteries, DC power adapter for larger batteries, AC mains power and our patterned dual continuous battery system. You'll never be without power when you need it most. The batteries even lock into place so you don't loose power in any event.


2.5" hard disks are the most affordable digital storage on the planet. They outperform SSDs, SD card, SxS and P2 cards in cost and reliability for video use. In normal video shooting environments the 2.5" HDD is your new tape. Extremely low running costs, long record times (up to 30 hours) and endless supply. For those vibration sensitive shoots, around the race track or in the helicopter, the Samurai supports modern SSDs.


Direct from sensor – the best quality from your great lens and sensor, no matter when it was made. Old and New cameras alike can get the benefit of higher quality recording, enhancing new cameras and breathing new life into older ones.


Triggering record and capturing timecode in sync with your camera is essential to smooth production with external devices. We have teamed up with all the great camera manufacturers you love, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, JVC, RED and Arri to give you frame accurate timecode and start stop triggers over both SDI and HDMI from almost all cameras. We also added a tally lights so everyone knows when its show time.

We even include Lanc and rolling time code trigger for those older cameras that don't have start stop flag protocols on board – we watch the time code and trigger record when the camera starts rolling!


Why record 10bit from the sensor of a camera? Even if its 8 bit. If you want to edit, use CG or 3D effects, green screen or add titles and transitions, these will all be 12 bit or more. If you record 8 bit like most cameras, when the 12 bit or higher graphic is inserted on the time line, the colours are "CRUSHED" down to 8-bit, making the result extremely poor quality! Not very Professional at all. We bypass the 8 bit and record 10 bit colour registries to ensure your video plays nicely with all computer effects.


Editing Codecs are made for editing video, not delivering video. MPEG is great for finishing and delivery – they are not for professional production. This is post production quality recording on set.

These standards – Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD are read by standard Post production and NLE packages around the world, both are film standard and TV standards, as well as the go-to codecs in Pro Video, event and Independent film making. We have you all covered on MAC and PC.


When recording the last thing you want is to loose the file you have been recording for the past hour, however if you pull the power or remove the disc, even though we have safety latches.... What happens? Well AtomOS is so clever, it will detect the broken file from power outage or removal of disc mid record and reconstruct the frames and file to enable you to recover to within 2 frames of the catastrophic event.
This is the peace of mind Professionals need.


All audio even analog is locked frame accurately to every video frame, never drifting or losing sync. If the digital audio is out of sync from the camera you can even adjust this on the fly by advancing or delaying the audio coming in – very smart!
With up to 12 Channels of digital and 2 of Analog audio always available to view and monitor on headphone jacks or line out, Audio is taken care of. From mixing desks and line out to XLR adaptor boxes like Beachtek (we love those guys), AtomOS covers your Audio bases.


Playback your shots and takes on the fly on set, in the field in a restaurant or on the plane after the production on the Samurai Blade - Check framing, focus and exposure in any part of the footage with the same powerful tools offered by AtomOS Monitor tools. Review each and every shot and take onboard or to a large monitor for crew and clients to make sure you get what you need.


AtomOS gives you speedy navigation, cutting and tagging on short and long clips with transport controls and finite frame-by-frame accurate stepping. Cut editing is time consuming and usually done in a studio by the people who weren't at the shoot. AtomOS lets you rough cut your footage, tag it as Favorite or Reject, then save as a project, ready to finish and polish in the studio. This is a powerful time and money saver and helps collaboration on set.

Atomos Samurai Blade Recorder

Atomos Samurai Blade Recorder.

  • Price: £522.00 - In stock
  • Brand: Atomos

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