Ninja 2 ProRes HDMI Recorder

Atomos Ninja-2 HDMI ProRes recorder – use with 5Diii or any HDMI feed

10bit 4:2:2, 220mbps ProResHQ files recorded to HDD or SSD.
Better quality video than the camera can record internally. Better colour. Better contrast.
Huge capacity. Record for hours. Incredible time savings in post production.

  • Choice of Avid DNxHD or ProRes Editing Codecs. You set the quality.
  • No more lengthy transcoding files for editing / post
  • No more horrible H.264 crappy video artifacts
  • No more changing fiddly, expensive CF cards
  • Pristine playback/playout with ‘smartlogging’
  • Stereo line in with tweakable audio/picture sync delay
  • 800 x 480 touch screen monitor with 170° viewing angle
  • Peaking function for focus confirmation
  • Zebra, False Colour, & Blue Only functions for exposure
  • Timecode record trigger via HDMI
  • HDMI connections in and out, so you can ‘daisy chain’ monitors
  • Use the CF camera files as emergency backup / TC copy
  • Record HQ for over 12 hours continuously w. regular HDD / SSD

The Ninja-2 recorder is an awesome upgrade to any camera with a clean HDMI out, and keeps the Canon 5Diii top of the class.

Atomos Ninja-2 recorder, flightcased, with approved Hitachi 1TB HDD, sunshield, spare drive caddy, HDMI cable, 1 regular & 2 high capacity batteries.

£30 day / £120 week

HDMI Video In & Out. Line Level Audio In & Out.

See the difference in quality between Ninja / Canon native


Stefan Czech takes a look at the Canon 5D MkIII working with the Ninja-2

Canon 5Diii & 24-105mm lens

Full frame 35 is still the best choice for indie filmmakers.

Over some 4 years the 5Dii completely revolutionised the shooting of low budget cinema. How? In short, it’s the sensor.
The ‘full frame’ stills sensor is a whopping 36x24mm – that’s as big as 65mm VistaVision, and twice the area of Super35 film or the Alexa / Red MX. Result? Lenses are effectively ‘wider’ meaning you’ll need a more telephoto lens, or you’ll need to get closer to the subject, to achieve the same framing as those 2 ‘vertical 35mm’ movie formats. Comparitively shallow depth of field is therefore inherent. To achieve the same depth as a 5D on a smaller format sensor would require incredibly fast, incredibly expensive lenses, with apertures around f1.0 to f1.2 – beyond the reach of most productions. Add to that superb low light performance, allowing natural light shooting in previously impossible conditions, and you can see how this mid budget camera changed indie production radically.

Our new 5D mark3 has several improvements on the original. Better screen, better processor, better lowlight performance, better autofocus, the ability to shoot 14bit RAW video with Magic Lantern, or use our Atomos Ninja-2 to record 10 hours of pristine 10bit 192Mbs ProRes HQ file onto regular disk drive, with timecode, straight off the sensor and down an HDMI cable, avoiding all that lossy H.264 compression and lengthy transcoding process. Groovy.

Canon 5D mark3 camera body with 24-105mm f4.0 USM IS Lseries lens, 2x32gb CF cards, 1x32gb SD card, charger and 5x LP-E6 rechargeables.

£100 day / £400 week