Atomos releases Sumo HDR monitor-recorder

Atomos Sumo
Neal Romanek
Post Production
April 25th 2017 at 10:26AM : By Neal Romanek

The new 1200 nit 10-bit monitor can record up to 12-bit 4Kp30 as CDNG or 10-bit Apple ProRes / Avid DNxHR up to 4Kp60 / 2Kp240

Atomos has released a new monitor-recorder, Sumo. Sumo is a 19in HDR, 1200nit, 10+ stop panel with 4K 12bit Raw or 10bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording and HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels.

Sumo’s 1920x1080 10-bit LCD panel is driven by the AtomHDR engine which maps the Log/PQ/HLG from mainstream cameras, game consoles or TV makers to resolve 10+ stops of HDR in real time. The monitor can also be used with NLE or grading suites for HDR or SDR editing or grading.

 

Sumo

 

Sumo can capture the RAW output from Sony FS5/FS7/FS700, Canon C300MKII/ C500 or Panasonic Varicam LT over SDI up to 12-bit 4Kp30 as CDNG or 10-bit Apple ProRes / Avid DNxHR up to 4Kp60 / 2Kp240 depending on the camera’s capability. 

The recorder can switch and mix a live record, and stream or record four HD ISO recordings using the QuadLink SDI connections. It can also switch between feeds on screen with cueing, cross fade and hard cuts from the locked sources or tag and adjust final edits with metadata tagging preserving ISO feeds.

Atomos Sumo side view

 

Sumo includes XLR connections to connect and power external microphones. There is also a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and built-in speakers.

Sumo has an aluminium alloy chassis with ten mounting points around the bezel/top/bottom/side, a rear panel VESA mount and an included stand. Optional mounting plates connect two V-Lock / Anton Bauer batteries which in tandem with Atomos's continuous power system allows batteries to be hot swapped.
 
The Atomos Sumo will launch in Q3 2017 for a MSRP US$2,495