Digital Filmmaking Re-Imagined for Today’s Creator
Discover the Atomos Neon Recorder Monitor. An HDR Cinema Monitor-Recorder for on-set and in-studio, perfect for filmmakers who desire extra flexibility and advanced technology. The Atomos Neon series is the beginning of a new journey for filmmakers by bringing together traditional filmmaking roles and pairing it with Atomos innovation and technology. This is done by combining RAW recording with cinema display technology for monitoring, on-screen production checking and review of creative intent, story flow and matching continuity between scenes. Neon streamlines the creative workflow from lens to viewing. Atomos have adopted industry standard formats like ProRes RAW from major camera makers, enabling the performance of ProRes and the flexibility of RAW into cinema productions and built for computer finishing. Neon performs real-time Dolby Vision processing to enable down-stream viewing on any Dolby Vision capable TV or monitor. The upshot is an on-set computer replacement merged with an ecosystem of field monitors that saves the creator time by allowing them to make more decisions in the moment of recording, playback, monitoring and editing.
Certainty of Image for the Entire Crew Neon is a series of precision on-set and in-studio 4K HDR monitor-recorder production workhorses where reliable and trustworthy monitoring is essential. The Neon comes in four sizes (17”, 24”, 31” and 55”) that can be synced together to provide an ecosystem of field monitors where accuracy of image representation and consistency of image is critical between crew members...all controlled by the Atomos App. The Neons’ best-in-class 512 zoned dynamic backlight displays provide a calibrated 4KDCI 180-degree perfect viewing, 10-bit DCI-P3 100% colour coverage, and 1,000,000:1 HDR-ready contrast for cinematographers to maintain exposure and creative look. Directors can make more creative on-set decisions, viewing perfect images in TV and Cinema standards at all times. Camera assistants and focus pullers can trust the ultra-sharpness of an actor's eyes. Editors and colour graders can lock down the director’s creative intent from shot to shot, frame by frame and review it across varying displays from SDR to HDR – accurately in real-time. With the built-in 4Kp60/HDp240 Apple ProRes RAW recorder capturing each take, Neon enables quick review and real-time playout with Dolby Vision to reality test content on domestic TVs. With Neon, Atomos has reimagined the role of the reference monitor to meet the HDR challenges of modern TV and film production.
Four Sizes for Flexibility in Any Production The Neon comes in 17”, 24”, 31” and 55” screen sizes, and complements other Atomos products such as the Shinobi SDI, Ninja V, Shogun 7 and Sumo 19 to provide a flexible ecosystem of field reference monitors. Neon allows you the flexibility of utilizing your Atomos on low budget productions with HDMI 10-bit uncompressed video cameras, right up to 12G-SDI 12-Bit, 4Kp60 RAW from the best cinema cameras in the world.
Film and Episodic TV The Atomos field monitor ecosystem is an online powerhouse and offline workhorse to speed up the time from idea to final exhibition. Directors and cinematographers can record online quality of ProRes RAW recording at the same time integrating into the ARRI workflows. This brings cinema production at the fraction of the cost of current approaches where HDR monitoring varies from crew member to crew member. Atomos brings certainty of the recorded image from camera operators, focus pullers, to make up and sound recordists, to editors and colour graders. Directors can tag takes while reviewing footage on-set which the Editor can pick up after importing into an NLE, and can be confident that what they saw on-set will look the same when they get to the edit suite. A Dolby Vision compatible monitor can be also reviewed when output from a Neon to allow directors and producers to see a shot as it would be viewed in the living room of their audience.
Alternatively, directors can record at a lower bitrate offline quality on a Neon to record over 20hrs of footage in Prores/DNx/H.265 on an SSD (while the ARRI is recording online quality). This gives the Director to enough integrity to check shots at after each take, or to do quick test edits on-set which avoids expensive re-shoots.
Live On-Set TV The Atomos field monitor ecosystem allows you to monitor any camera, record any camera, playback onscreen or out to any TV in HDR. Directors can review multi-cam setups camera by camera by connecting a Sumo 19, which allows for 4 x ISO asynchronous streams to be recorded in real-time, to a larger Neon reference monitor for high-quality HDR monitoring. Producers can also take the same feed and preview the program stream on a Neon 31 or 55, to feel confident that every detail is recorded to the same format ready for final finishing. A Dolby Vision compatible monitor can be also reviewed when output from a Neon to allow directors and producers to see a shot as it would be viewed in the living room of their audience. Directors can tag takes while reviewing footage on-set which the Editor can pick up after importing into an NLE.
Live Event Production Atomos has created the most portable and light-weight live event production suite of combined monitor-recorders-switchers. The live switching capability is ideal for any event including corporate, theatre, wedding, sport, school and church productions. Production teams can take a combination of up to 4 live cameras on-site, whether DSLR, mirrorless or cinema cameras, and live-switch between them. Shogun 7 with its precision HDR zone backlit monitor can be used by directors to control their storytelling while they are close-up to the action. A producer can view the program stream via a Neon 24, with the same zone backlight technology. Camera operators can use a Shinobi SDI or Ninja to ensure they are getting the shots as the director will see them.
Indie Filmmaking Independent filmmakers can pair Neon with Atomos on-camera monitor-recorders mounted onto DSLR, mirrorless or cinema cameras to record high-quality ProRes RAW footage synced and recorded on all Neon monitors. Ninja V with an AtomX Sync Expansion Module installed can also be synced to the Neon ecosystem. Directors can quickly check the take and tag the ones they like for final edit. Editors can import the ProRes RAW footage into their NLE and quickly assemble the go-takes to create a rough cut of the story, and take the work to final finishing.
Atomos App or Remote Control for Simple Operation Neon deliberately does away with touchscreen operation and is Bluetooth controlled by the Atomos iOS App or a physical remote control. Neon has the simple-to-use AtomOS built into it so that you can use the App to access real-time production tools including focus peaking, exposure, calibration, zoom, waveform monitor, RGB monitor, vector scope and LUT selection.
Neon shortens the gap between capture and final edit with real-time recording and playback of your captured shots at up to 4Kp60 in formats including ProRes, ProRes RAW, Cinema DNG, Avid DNx. When you’ve got the take you like, tag it on-set with the App for easy identification during editing. The App unlocks the ability to insert project specific meta-data frame-by-frame, allowing project management of a complex production to be simplified and automated so that the creator can focus on their artistic storytelling enhancements.
Record 12-Bit RAW, View & Deliver Accurate Dolby Vision HDR The challenge with HDR production is maintaining the creative intent of the production at the time of shooting vs the finished product that is viewed on devices and TVs. Atomos and Dolby have teamed up to give you Dolby Vision live HDMI out, in real-time, from any SDI or HDMI HDR camera. All courtesy of AtomOS. Simply connect your Dolby Vision capable TV or monitor to your Neon and magically, automatically, the AtomOS analyses the image, queries the TV, and applies the right colour and brightness profiles for the best possible HDR image on the display or TV. This ensures HDR footage always looks – as it was intended by the creator. This is a valuable on-set reference check for the creative director and client.
This function is also available in playback and playout from RAW and Log recorded ProRes RAW, ProRes and DNx rushes for instant time-saving, on-set and in-studio review. Utilize playback features like slow-motion functions, insert-edits, and rearranging rushes for review and scheduling.
Sync all Your Neons Together If you have more than one Neon in your production, you can perfectly sync them asynchronously together using the Atomos iOS App. Simply pair the Neons through the App and select all the monitors you wish to sync. You can also sync the Neons to any Atomos Ninja V using an AtomX Sync Module attached. This means that recording control has never been easier for any production with a multicamera setup. Meta-data is captured for the entire production in every file recorded, avoiding the need for a sidecar file. At the end of filming, take each Neon’s SSD with the captured footage and meta-data, and import into your editing suite ready to go.
Precision HDR Field Monitor for the On-Set Digital Darkroom Atomos brings dynamic zone backlight technology to the entire range of Neons powered by our proprietary Dynamic AtomHDR innovations. This yields a contrast ratio from one to a million gradations on discreet parts of the image on Neon’s daylight viewable anti-reflection display. With the Neon series, blacks and colours are rich and deep. Images appear to ‘pop’ with added dimensionality and detail. The precision Atomos display uses a unique combination of advanced LED and LCD technologies which together offer deeper, better blacks than rival OLED screens, but with the much higher brightness and vivid colour performance of top-end LCDs. Objects appear more lifelike than ever, with complex textures and gradations beautifully revealed. In short, the Neons offer the most detailed window into your image, truly changing the way you create visually.
Capture 4K Now, Future-Proofed for Later Capture technology moves fast, so your investment shouldn’t be locked into older formats and functionality. We’ve future-proofed Neon by designing it with the Master Control Unit, a replaceable brain that allows the out-of-the-box 4K capture capability to be upgraded to 8K later and as newer functionality and technology becomes mainstream.
Expand Neon with AtomX Expansion Modules The Master Control Unit is also compatible with the AtomX expansion modules that provide SDI and NDI connectivity on top of the standard HDMI connectivity that comes with NEON. This provides total flexibility when it comes to the production environment you are operating in.
ProRes RAW – the Best of RAW and ProRes Combined Capturing ProRes RAW video with the Neon unlocks the true potential of your RAW cinema camera and provides complete control of your video image at the highest quality possible. ProRes RAW combines the flexibility of RAW video with the incredible performance of ProRes. Import, edit and grade pristine video with RAW data straight from your camera sensor without slowing down your edit. These RAW files provide maximum flexibility for adjusting the look of your video, while extending brightness & shadow detail. The ideal combination for HDR workflows.
Neon preserves your content’s maximum dynamic range, colour accuracy and detail. Colours can be easily matched and the extra information means footage can be quickly manipulated in post-production, which is especially useful for grading and VFX shots. In addition to ProRes RAW, Neon supports ProRes, CinemaDNG, Avid DNx via HDMI and SDI. Capture from any HDMI or SDI source including cameras from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, RED and ARRI.
Built for the Toughest Production The Neon can withstand the most extreme production conditions with its durable aluminium chassis and polycarbonate back plate affording protection from rough handling. Neon 17, 24 and 31 additionally come in their own road case providing peace of mind that the next time you need it, it’s ready for action.
Mount Anywhere Whatever way you like to view your images, the Neon comes with flexible mounting options for any production including Arri standard edge mounting points, VESA mount and feet for floor or desk viewing. The Neon17 are also designed to be rack ready and will fit seamlessly into any rack environment.
2048 x 1080 Resolution
17:9 Aspect Ratio
Ecosystem of four monitor sizes: 17", 24", 31" and 55"
4K HDR 1000nit display (2K on 17")
Up to 512 zone LED backlights for 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Real-time record ProRes Raw 4Kp60; Playout to Dolby Vision
Sync 1000+ Neons for frame-accurate recording from any source
App-controlled playback and preview tools
4.5kg / 9.92lb
Master Control Unit
300g / 0.66lb
594 x 339.7 x 72.5mm
Dimensions (Master Control Unit)
151 x 91.5 x 31mm
Aluminium alloy chassis with ABS Polycarbonate back plate
Full ARRI compatible, 3 Left, 3 Right, 7 Top, 7 Bottom VESA Mount.
Resolution / PPI
2048 x 1080 / 142ppi
DCI-P3 100% Coverage, D65 or D93 White Point, Calibrated
Look up table (LUT) support
1D/3D LUTs (.cube format)
2x, 1.5x, 1.33x, Panasonic 4:3
Calibration to DCI-P3 with optional calibration unit
iOS App via Bluetooth, IR Remote control of focus peaking, exposure, calibration, zoom, waveform monitor, RGB monitor, vector scope
Dynamic AtomHDR Technology
128 direct backlight individual LEDs
Wide Colour Calibrated D65 or D95
DCI-P3 100% coverage
1000nit (+/- 10%)
Dynamic backlight control
Log/RAW to HLG or PQ
HDR Monitoring Technology
Log/RAW to HLF or PQ
Native Rec. 709, Log/RAW to Rec. 709
Supported input Log/Gamma
Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3 Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3 ARRI Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320 / LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 / LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600 Panasonic Vlog JVC JLog1 RED Log3G10 / RED LogFilm FujiFilm F-log PQ1000 up to PQ10,000 HLG
Supported input Log/Gamut
Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ Nikon NLog Panasonic V Gamut Arri Alexa Wide Gamut Rec709 / BT.2020 JVC RED WideGamut / RED DragonColor / DragonColor2 / RED Color2 / RED Color3 / RED Color4 /
Supported input RAW/Gamma
Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3 Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3 Panasonic Vlog
Supported input RAW/Gamut
Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ Nikon NLog Panasonic V Gamut
Auto HDMI Trigger Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony Atomos Open Standard - Panasonic, Nikon, Olympus, Fuji, Leica
SDI trigger camera selectable
Genlock / LTC
Yes - Bluetooth / iOS App
LANC control - Slave RS232
Jog control, slow motion, scheduled, tag-based scheduling
HD 8s, 4K 2s
AtomOS on unit and iOS App input
Support for AtomX SSDmini and MasterCaddy II with 2.5” SSD/HDD. Please visit atomos.com/drives for list of approved drives.
Master Caddy Dock
2.5” SATA to USB 2.0/3.0/USB-C 3.1
All popular NLE applications, 3D applications
FCPX XML native, FCPX/Adobe limited supported with 3rd party conversion tools
All specifications correct when published, subject to E&OE. 24/30/60 frame rates also means 23.98/29.97/59.94 frame rates for all resolution *Available in future firmware updates ^^ Optional unit (XDCA-FS7) needed for Raw output.”
Neon Series Unit
Master Control Unit
Master Caddy II x 1
12V-3A AC power supply
AtomX SDI Expansion Module
Quick Start Guide
International hardware limited warranty
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Monitor-recorders with an MSRP greater than or equal to US $500
Main product, not including TFT/LCD, or any external accessories, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase, the user may upgrade to a 3 year warranty upon registering their product within 1 year from the date of purchase at www.atomos.com
Monitor-recorders with an MSRP less than US $500
The main product, not including TFT/LCD or external accessories, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
Accessories included or purchased separately
Accessories either included with the monitor-recorder or purchased separately will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
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repair the goods,
pay the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent ones and
paying the cost of having the goods repaired;
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Improper or negligent acts or omissions;
Repairs or attempted repairs;
Tampering with or modification of the goods;
Connection to incompatible equipment or power sources;
Exposure to water or weather;
Exposure to magnetic fields or corrosive liquids or substances;
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