IBC 2017 Latest News - Atomos Products Announced

IBC 2017 Latest News - Atomos Products Announced

Atomos announced the new Sumo 19M, a 19" 1200NIT HDR Monitor for on-set and in-studio use at IBC 2017, bringing the award-winning monitoring capabilities of Sumo 19 to a new monitor-only product.

Atomos Sumo 19M 19" 1200NIT HDR Monitor

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Sumo 19M is expected to ship in October.

Also announced by Atomos at IBC is a stunning new range of Connect Converters comprising no less than 15 new models.

Atomos Connect Converters Range (link to follow shortly)

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The new range of Connect converters is due to be available in October with the 4K Converter models due for release late 2017.

Atomos Sumo 19M Press Release

Atomos today launches the Sumo19M, an affordable high-brightness production monitor with HDR capabilities, 3D LUTs and touch control. Perfect for professional film and video shooters wanting to up their game on set, without breaking the bank. Sumo19M is a monitor-only variant of the Sumo19 launched at NAB earlier in the year. The Sumo19M is optimised for monitoring, with a reconfigured user interface and dual SDI inputs for A/B comparison. It shares the same screen, ergonomics and industrial design as its sister model, but without recording. As a result, the Sumo19M is set at a lower price point.

HDR, high brightness and LUTs

The Sumo19M has a daylight-viewable 1920 x 1080 IPS screen capable of stunning 1200nit brightness, combined with the ability to display a wide range of 4K and HD sources. The Sumo19M features 10-bit processing coupled with Atomos’ unique AtomHDR engine for easy and accurate HDR monitoring. You can easily set optimal exposure when exposing for Rec.709 or HDR material. There is a comprehensive set of manufacturer-specific Log gamma settings pre-installed and multiple custom LUTs for creative looks can be stored and displayed on the Sumo19M. These LUTs are loaded via a standard 2.5 inch drive placed in an Atomos Master Caddy. The unique HDR slider allows users to rapidly examine Log images when shooting for either HDR or SDR. In SDR the slider can be used to set exposure to prevent excessive noise in shadow areas, or blown-out highlights.

In addition, the Sumo19M has the full range of exposure and composition tools found on other Atomos 4K monitors. Waveform monitoring, zebras, 1:1 and 1:2 magnification, peaking, false color, vectorscopes, anamorphic desqueeze and frame guides are all available at your fingertips. Display accuracy can be guaranteed over time using a i1DisplayPro probe and calibration software from color specialists X-rite. An optional sunhood is also available which can be left on the unit and folds down for transport.

Perfect for productions large and small

The result is that the Sumo19M gives DPs, directors, producers, gaffers, focus pullers and clients a precise way to assess their images on-set.

In the edit suite

Sumo19M is just at home in the edit suite as on-set. The color-accurate display allows productions the ability to grade their footage with confidence. Unlike a regular computer monitor, the Sumo19M directly accepts broadcast spec video signals over SDI and HDMI for accurate monitoring.

Connections

The Sumo19M has two 12G/6G/3G SDI inputs for A/B input comparison of 4K or HD sources, plus a HDMI 2.0 input for easy connection to consumer imaging devices like DSLRs, camcorders or mirrorless cameras. Frame rates of up to 60 fps are supported. Signals can also be output and also cross-converted between SDI and HDMI, with the added ability to output a signal with LUT applied, or to convert a Log image to HLG and PQ HDR standards on the fly.

User interface

The reconfigured user interface gives direct access to all key functions via the touchscreen. To make it feel more familiar the layout emulates a traditional push-button monitor, but with the key advantage of more rapid touch selection and easier advanced option access. The elegant and intuitive layout means
you and your crew won’t get confused setting up.

Ready for production

Not only is the Sumo19M beautiful to look at, it is robustly built to handle the rigours of daily production. It has an aluminium chassis with built-in armor and distinctive grey protective bumpers on each corner. There are multiple mounting holes on each side for attachment of handles, wireless video systems or other accessories. The Sumo19M has a 3.5mm headphone jack for on-set review of audio.

Mounting options

On the rear of Sumo19M there is an industry standard VESA hole pattern for mounting to a wide variety of third party brackets. The monitor also comes with solid metal feet for desktop use.

Flexible power

Sumo19M has three separate XLR power inputs. Along with one for a regular mains supply, it has a further two for the Atomos hot swap battery system which provides the ability to power continuously in the field. The battery wing plate included allows two V-Lock or Anton Bauer battery plates (not included) to be attached to the Sumo19M; when one battery runs out the other takes over, allowing the flat one to be replaced without powering down the monitor.

Atomos 15-strong Connect converter range press release

The new Atomos Connect converter range has landed and is ready to color-code your world. They form a comprehensive and versatile lineup of 15 different conversion, signal processing and system integration boxes that connect, convert, scale, sync, split and repeat your video signals. These brightly colored devices make finding the right product for the right job easy, with all common analogue, SDI, Fiber and HDMI connections for conversion and distribution tasks taken care of for SD, HD and 4K. They feature a robust construction with locking DC and HDMI connectors, USB power and detachable mounting ears. Status is clearly displayed on bright LEDs and they can be quickly and easily configured using the free ConnectOS software.

Reliability, durability and easy integration were key criteria when designing the range: no corners were cut when it comes to construction.

The Connect Convert TC and Connect Convert 4K models also have a standout feature that adds scope and audio overlay to any connected display. Timecode, waveform and audio VU meters can be overlaid on the video signal with the toggle of a dip switch.

Each converter is color-coded according to use, making life easier for broadcast and AV system integrators: blue for connect, red for convert, yellow for scale, green for sync, black for split and white for repeat. Bright LEDs clearly display the status of each unit at a glance. Finding the right box and confirming its status has never been easier.

The new range come in slim line metal housings with removable mounting ears, allowing for flexible mounting options for Broadcast and ProAV applications. Power is via the locking DC power connectors for the included AC adapters, or via USB, providing the ability to run for hours from simple cell phone power banks, or from the USB sockets of many modern monitors or TV sets. HDMI connections also have an included locking mechanism that screws into the unit and allows different sized connectors to be secured with a cable tie. This increases the reliability when using the consumer cables.

Setup is straightforward with physical dip switches that allow rapid access to main settings. Atomos will also provide ConnectOS software free of charge that allows full control of scaling and converting parameters from a PC via USB.

The Connect Convert TC and Connect Convert 4K models also have a standout feature that adds scope and audio overlay to any connected display. Timecode, waveform and audio VU meters can be overlaid on the video signal with the toggle of a dip switch.

Applications:
Integrate HDMI devices into a SDI world.

If you need to simply convert the HDMI output from your mirrorless camera to SDI to go into a wireless transmitter or switcher, then the Connect Convert HDMI to SDI will do the task for you. If you want to integrate HDMI devices into a more professional broadcast system, then use the HDMI to SDI Convert unit with a built-in synchronizer. It is signal-referenced to provide a proper input to Switchers or Vision Mixers and provides an extremely cost-effective solution for systems integrators.

Extend your SDI over great distances

Long SDI cable runs are catered for with the Connect SDI repeater, which can be used on its own or combined with the Connect SDI Splitter for a one-to-many signal distribution using standard coax cable. Want to run a SDI cable longer than 400m from your camera channel to your OB truck? We have you covered with the Connect Convert Fiber SDI-to-Fiber and Fiber-to-SDI boxes. These stand-alone or integrated solutions will save a lot of money and time - a must in every Video Engineer’s tool kit.

Connect your Front of house computers

For Live Event and Pro AV users you can use Connect converters to get signal sources from the front of house to your video village. Your presentation PC or MAC can be easily output to a Vision Mixer.

Integrate legacy HD kit

Legacy HD products, such as tape decks and older cameras can be easily integrated into modern systems with the Connect Analogue to HDMI/SDI converters. Couple these with an Atomos recorder and you can easily archive content to ProRes or Avid DNxHD.

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