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The Atomos Samurai Blade 5" SDI Monitor & Recorder with Carry Case provides you with an all-in-one HD-SDI recorder, monitor, and playback deck, and a hard carry case with foam insert to keep it protected when traveling. The kit includes the Atomos Samurai Blade 5" SDI Monitor & Recorder and the Case for Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade with Foam Insert. It features a 1280 x 720 resolution monitoring display, substantially better than that of the original Samurai's. Like the original, Blade can record up to 1080/30p/60i resolution directly from your camera's sensor to an HDD or SSD in Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD edit-ready codecs. Color precision records at a high 10-bit, even from an 8-bit sensor, and color sampling at 4:2:2. Recording an 8-bit signal in 10-bit won't increase the quality of the signal but will let you work with the signal in post-production as if it's 10-bit, meaning you can add effects and not see jagged lines and other artifacts. Being able to record direct from the sensor lets you bypass your camera's compression and instead have the first compression be in an edit-ready codec. Generally, the less compressions, the less image degradation.
Blade has an SDI input for ingesting from a camera and an SDI loop-output for simultaneously looping out the camera signal to a large SDI monitor up to 300 ft away. You can also ingest by HDMI through an optional Atomos SDI to HDMI converter. Blade supports all cameras for monitoring, even 4K and 5K cameras like RED's Epic and ARRI's Alexa, and can successfully record 1080/30p/60i from most cameras.
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Atomos Samurai Blade 5" SDI Monitor & Recorder with Carry Case