Atomos Ninja 2 4.3" Video Recorder, 800x480 Resolution, HDMI Input & Output, Stores to 2.5" HDDs/SSDs

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About Atomos Ninja 2

The Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder is an HDMI recorder and 800 x 480 resolution monitor that records 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 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.

The operating system is AtomOS 3.0, featuring sophisticated focus and exposure tools and SmartLog, which lets you log in and out points on your footage and tag clips with keywords such as "good shot" and "bad shot".

Atomos Ninja 2 Features

  • AtomOS 3.0 Touchscreen: The real power of the Ninja 2 comes from AtomOS -- an innovative and intuitive operating system
  • One-Touch: Access all of the Ninja 2's operations via the fast, responsive touch interface -- everything is one touch away
  • Volume Display: Lets you adjust the volume of the professional quality headphone amplifier
  • Audio Meters: Touch audio meters to adjust 4 channels of audio
  • Current Input Format: Displays native format from source signal
  • Recording Format: Select the variety of ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec you are recording to / Avid DNxHD-220X (10-bit), DNxHD-220 (8-bit), DNxHD-145 (8-bit), DNxHD-36 Proxy (8-bit) + all ProRes options
  • Continuous Power Battery Indicator: Shows which battery is currently being used to power the Ninja 2. You are free to replace the one that isn't being used, the active battery is illuminated orange
  • Timecode: Choose between On Board, Time of Day, Record Run or Auto Restart timecode modes or utilize external timecode from camera or any source input
  • Time Remaining: Shows remaining record time. Remaining time is calculated dynamically and is based on the bitrate of the current recording format and the memory capacity of the HDD/SSD in use
  • Inputs / Outputs: HDMI input & output
  • Unit Name: Name your Ninja 2 by project or camera. Media drives and recorded files are subsequently named with the unit name upon formatting
  • SmartLog: Log in and out points on your footage and tag these clips with keywords such as 'good shot', 'bad shot' etc. SmartLog operates while in Monitor or Playback mode / it saves time, money and allows fast, collaborative pre-editing prior to final post production
  • Master Caddy Slot: Simple, locking HDD/SSD system / a safe, practical solution to media management
  • HDD or SSD: Choose inexpensive 2.5" hard disk drives (spinning disks) for 90% of projects and Flash-based SSDs for rough terrain or high security use. A 750GB/5400rpm drive holds up to 16 hours of high quality Apple ProRes footage

Atomos Ninja 2 Specifications

Video input: uncompressed 10/8-bit 4:2:2
HDMI 1.4 x1
Audio input:
2 channels on HDMI video input
2 analog channels with gain controls
Video output:
HDMI 1.4 x1 (reclocked, ultra low jitter)
Audio output:
2 channels on HDMI video output
Stereo x1
Headphone x1
Supported Formats
HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080p30(60i), 1080p25(50i), 1080p24(60i), 1080p23.98(60i), 720p60, 720p59.94, 20p50, SD 480i, 576i
Realtime hardware encoding, 1920 x 1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to:
Apple ProRes:
HQ - 220Mbps (10-bit)
422 - 150Mbps (10-bit)
LT - 100Mbps (10-bit)
Avid DNxHD:
Avid DNxHD-220X - 220Mbps (10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-220 - 36 Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DNxHD-145 - 36 Mbps (8-bit)
4.3" diagonal (11 cm)
Resolution: 800 x 480
Aspect ratio: 16:9 native / 4:3 letterbox / SMPTE color specification
Native frame rate playback (48 - 60Hz)
Remote Start / Stop
HDMI start/stop flags (Canon compatible)
LANC trigger via optional LANC adaptor
Customizable Remote Controls
(control all Ninja functions): System integrator custom controls available on request from ATOMOS
Sony and Canon compatible HDMI timecode in and out
Recording Time 1
Records for the same amount of time whether onto HDDs or SSDs
Edit formats: I-frame only, 422, 8/10-bit
ProRes HQ (10-bit, 220Mbps):
250GB = 2.5 hrs, 500GB = 5 hrs, 1TB = 10 hrs
Avid DNxHD-220x (10 bit, 220Mbps):
250GB = 2.5 hrs, 500GB = 5 hrs, 1TB = 10 hrs
ProRes 422 (10 bit, 150Mbps):
250GB = 4 hrs, 500GB = 8 hrs, 1TB = 16 hrs
Recording Time 2
Avid DNxHD-145 (8 bit, 145Mbps):
250GB = 4 hrs, 500GB = 8 hrs, 1TB = 16 hrs
ProRes LT (10 bit, 100Mbps):
250GB = 5.5 hrs, 500GB = 11 hrs, 1TB = 22 hrs
Operating Power
Monitoring: 3W
Rec, Mon & Play: 6W
All 7.4V
7.2V - 14.4V battery system compatible: 2600mAh - up to 10 hours
Any source: 5200mAh - up to 20 hours
NP series: 7800mAh - up to 30 hours
DTap: AC power via adaptor plate (option)
Supporting accessories: DTap dummy battery (cables sold separately)
Continuous Power
Primary-secondary battery system
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously
Aircraft grade aluminum
Fanless for silent operation
4.5x3.4x1.6" / 11.43x8.64x4.06cm
Without batteries and HDD: 0.8 lbs / 0.36 kg
With batteries and HDD: 1.48 lbs / 0.67 kg

Atomos Ninja 2 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


Awesome Device


from Michigan  -  Hobbyist

This product made Sony FX7 much better for recording and editing. Wish I have know earlier such a product existed.


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Martin P  Does it come with the adapter plate for using Nikon en-el 15 batteries?
Cuong N  can i using h2s convert to connect the ninja2 w my older camcoder it has bnc genlock connection? thankyou
MICHAEL R  If your older camcorder is digital and not analog it should work.
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