Atomos Announces Ronin and Ronin Duo at IBC 2012
Press Release from Atomos
Atomos, creator of award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, as well as the small, but perfectly
formed, Connect converters, announce the Ronin portable Recorder/Player/Monitor at IBC 2012. Ronin is a smart solution for both fixed-facility and on-location production.
"Atomos has a reputation for developing affordable low power, high
functionality, portable devices. We are now leveraging our expertise to move
into more production environments, including studio, broadcast and
professional AV," said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "Our simple
to use, touchscreen AtomOS operating system provides the ease of operation
that is important to these markets."
Based on the award-winning Samurai field recorder, the Ronin features
touchscreen ease of use, capture to Apple ProRes® and Avid DNXHD,
professional monitoring and edit review. Like the Samurai, it can operate on
location with battery or DC power, but it can also be used in a fixed
facility, rack-mounted environment using AC power.
In addition, the Ronin has balanced XLR inputs and outputs, along with a
front panel headphone jack with channel monitoring selection. It also has an
internal battery charging system for attached Atomos batteries when
connected to AC power.
– Full HD-SDI recorder, player and monitor in one
– Rugged, compact design with carry handle, 1/2 rack and rack mount
– Triple redundancy power options – AC, DC (D-Tap) and continuous battery
– Balanced XLR audio I/O,
– SDI, timecode, Lanc and Atomos Active Serial record triggering
– Front panel audio controls and 3.5mm headphone jack
– Adjustable front and rear feet for tilt control
– Multiple 1/4 inch mounting options for cameras and accessories
For customers needing HDMI capability, they can simply attach an Atomos
Connect H2S and/or S2H converter. The Ronin's compact half-rack size makes
it suitable for any video production environment.
Ronin Duo offers two side by side Ronins elegantly mounted in an included
custom 19" Rack Adaptor. Combining dual HDD/SSD recording and dual 5"
monitoring for recording and playback, the Ronin Duo delivers exactly what
professional environments require. Back up recording and multiple monitors
give confidence and peace of mind on any production.
Pricing and Availability
Atomos anticipate that Ronin and Ronin Duo will be available for pre-order
before the end of 2012, priced around $2,195.00 and $3995 respectively.
Connect Converters are priced at $349 USD / €249 / £219 and ¥49,500.
Atomos make smart production tools. We design and manufacture affordable,
easy to operate, field recording and conversion equipment to save people
time and money, without sacrificing quality.
Atomos is based in Australia, with offices in the UK, USA, Japan and China,
partnering with a worldwide distribution network. Further product
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