Atomos Sumo 19 Production Monitor Announced At NAB Show

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The new Atomos Sumo 19″ production monitor/recorder is a departure for a company better known for their on-camera sized monitor/records such as the Ninja Flame or Shogun Inferno.

Atomos Sumo

As the name suggests, the Sumo 19 is big, weighing in a a hefty 12.3 lbs (13.7 with a stand) and features an aluminium alloy chassis with built in armor protection.

Atomos Sumo on DIT Cart
Atomos Sumo on DIT Cart

Designed for on-set or in-studio applications, the Sumo 19 offers 12-bit Raw, 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR up to 4Kp60 recording and will capture RAW output* from a variety of cameras including:

  • Sony FS5/FS7/FS700
  • Canon C300MKII/C500
  • 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.

Quad SDI & HDMI 2.0 In/Out

The Sumo seamlessly connects to any SDI or HDMI device and converts between HDMI 2.0 and SDI (3G QuadLink/6G/12G) in any combination.

The Quad SDI inputs will connect cameras with multiple 1.5 or 3G SDI outputs without the need for converters and the HDMI 2.0 connections will support up to 4Kp60 input/output.

The Sumo will also support Genlock and LTC timecode.

Atomos Sumo Rear Panel
Rear Panel Connections

Managing multiple camera setups is easy thanks to the Sumo’s ability to live switch between four separate 1080/60p channels and record 4 x ISO channels.

It also eliminates the need for a separate audio recorder by using full sized XLR connections allowing for external microphones to be connected to and powered from the monitor itself.

Touchscreen Display

Atomos Sumo LCD Display
19” 1920×1080 10-bit LCD Panel

The Sumo features an extremely bright, 1200nit, 19” 1920×1080 10-bit LCD panel driven by the AtomHDR engine which is capable of resolving up to 10+ stops of HDR in real time.

The touchscreen can be set to single tap to bring up various information windows such as:
  • focus peaking
  • 2:1/1:1 zoom
  • Zebra
  • False Color
  • Frame guides
  • SMPTE Safe Area
  • Waveform, RGB parade, Vectorscope
  • Anamorphic desqueeze
  • or flexible 3D LUT implementation to upload your own LUTs as .cube files.

The Sumo also allows you to colour correct using X-Rite’s i1DisplayPro connected via the calibration input.


Atomos Sumo HDR Monitor Recorder

The first production monitor that also records 4K 12bit Raw, 10bit ProRes/DNxHR, plus 1080p60 live switching and recording.


Physical Specs

    • Weight without batteries, media & stand – 5.6kg / 12.3lbs
    • Weight with stand – 6.2kg / 13.7lbs
    • Dimensions (W x H x D mm)
      • 504 x 310 x 63mm, 19.8″ x 12.2″ x 2.5″ (without stand)
      • 504 x 330 x 180mm, 19.8″ x 13″ x 7.1″ (with stand)

Construction

  • Aluminium alloy chassis with built in armor protection

Mounting Points

  • 1/4-20 screw; 4 x top, 4 x bottom, 2 x side
  • 3/8-16 screw; 2 x top, 2 x bottom, 1 x side
  • VESA mount rear

Power

  • Operating power – 75W
  • Compatible batteries – V-Lock / Anton Bauer via XLR terminal (optional mounting plates available)
  • Input voltage (battery) – 14.4V nominal
  • Battery time (based on 7.4V) – Depends on Watt Hours specification of battery used
  • DC In – 1 x DC in (6.2 – 16.8V)
  • Continuous power (Patent pending)
    • Primary-secondary battery system
    • Change batteries without losing power
    • Loop batteries continuously

Touchscreen

  • Size – 19”
  • Resolution – 1920 x 1200
  • PPI – 120
  • Aspect ratio – 16:9 native
  • Color Gamut – REC709 HDTV
  • Look up table (LUT) support – 3D LUT (.cube format)
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze – 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x, Panasonic 8:3
  • Technology – SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibration to Rec.709 with optional calibration unit

HDR

  • AtomHDR – Yes
  • Supported Log formats
    • Sony SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog 2, Arri Log C, Panasonic Vlog, JVC JLog, Red LogFilm
  • Supported Gamuts
    • Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine
    • Canon Cinema / BT2020 / DCI P3 / DCI P3+
    • Panasonic V Gamut
    • Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
  • Bit depth – 10-bit (8+2 FRC)
  • Brightness – 1200nit (+/- 10%)
  • HDR input (PQ/HLG) – Yes / Yes
  • HDR output (PQ/HLG) – Yes / Yes

Video Input/Loop Out

  • HDMI – 1 x HDMI (2.0)
  • SDI – Quad link 4 x 3G SDI* or up to 12G single link SDI
  • Signal – Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (camera dependent)

Video Output (Play Out)

  • HDMI – 1 x HDMI (2.0)
  • SDI -1x 4K-SDI 12G/6G or HD-SDI 3G/1.5G
  • Signal – Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (playback file dependent)

Supported Loop Out Formats

  • HDMI to HDMI
    • 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60,
    • 1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120
    • 2160p 24/25/30/50/60
  • SDI to SDI
    • 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60
    • 1080pSF 24/25/30
    • 1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120
    • 2160p 24/25/30/50/60

Video Signal Conversion

  • HDMI to SDI
    • 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60,
    • 1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200*/240*
    • 2160p 24/25/30/50/60
  • SDI to HDMI
    • 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60,
    • 1080p 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200*/240*
    • 2160p 24/25/30/50/60

Supported Codecs & Frame Rates (Record & Playback)

  • Raw Record
    • Sony FS5/FS7^^/FS700 CDNG
      • 4K DCI; 24/25/30p
      • 4K UHD;
      • 2K; 24/25/30/50/60/100/120p
      • 1080;
  • Canon C300MKII/C500 CDNG
    • 4K DCI; 24/25/30p
    • 4K UHD; 24/25/30p
    • 2K;
    • 1080;
  • Panasonic VaricamLT / Varicam35* CDNG
    • 4K DCI; 24/25/30p
    • 4K UHD; 24/25/30p
    • 2K;
    • 1080;
  • Arri Alexa Mini .ARI*
    • 2880×1620; 24/25/30/50/60p
    • 2880×2160; 24/25/30/50/60p

Raw to ProRes / DNxHR

  • Sony FS5/FS7/FS700
    • ProRes (HQ, 422, LT)
    • DNxHR (HQX, HQ, SQ, LB)
    • 4K DCI; 24/25/30/50/60p
    • 4K UHD;
    • 2K; 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240p
    • 1080;
  • Canon C300MKII/C500
    • ProRes (HQ, 422, LT)
    • DNxHR (HQX, HQ, SQ, LB)
    • 4K DCI; 24/25/30p
    • 4K UHD; 24/25/30p
    • 2K;
    • 1080;
  • Panasonic VaricamLT / Varicam35*
    • ProRes (HQ, 422, LT)
    • DNxHR (HQX, HQ, SQ, LB)
    • 4K DCI; 24/25/30/50*/60p*
    • 4K UHD; 24/25/30/50*/60p*
    • 2K; not supported in camera
    • 1080; not supported in camera
  • Video to ProRes / DNxHR (DNx utilizes .MOV wrapper)
    • Codecs
    • Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT
    • AVID DNxHR HQX. HQ, SQ, LB
  • Frame rates
    • 4K DCI; 24/25/30/50/60p
    • 4K UHD; 24/25/30/50/60p
    • 2K; N/A
    • 1080p; 24/25/30/50/60/100^/120^/200/240p
    • 1080i; 50/60i
    • 720p; 50/60p

Onboard Processing

  • Pulldown removal
    • 24/25/30pSF > 24/25/30p (2:2 pulldown)
    • 60i > 24p (3:2 pulldown)
  • 4K UHD downscale for HD monitoring
    • Yes – Loop-out and playback (Not available in RAW)

Audio In/Out (48kHz PCM Audio)

  • HDMI – 2 or 8ch 24-bit, camera dependent
    SDI – 12ch 48kHz 24-bit
  • Audio – 2ch balanced XLR analog in/out (direct XLR connection)
    • Dynamic range >90dB
    • Max signal level +24dBu
    • Max analog gain +52dB
    • 48V Phantom Power for Mic
  • Headphone Out – 3.5mm
  • Built-in Speakers – Yes

Remote Start/Stop

  • HDMI – Auto HDMI Trigger
    • Supported Protocols – Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
  • SDI – SDI trigger camera selectable
  • Other – LANC control – Slave

Playback

  • Playlist / Genlock / LTC – Yes / Yes / Yes
  • CDNG (Recorded content) – No support
  • ProRes (Recorded content) – All recorded files can playback. Playback in slow motion >= 100fps
  • DNxHR / DNxHD (recorded content) – All recorded files can playback. Playback in slow motion >= 100fps

Recording

  • Pre-roll record – Yes (HD 8s, 4K 2s)
  • Custom timelapse – Yes
  • Meta data tagging – Yes (10 tags available)
  • Supported media – 2.5” SSD/HDD compatibility depends on recording format, resolution and frame rate. Visit atomos.com/drives for list of tested and approved drives
  • Master caddy case – Master Caddy II (included)
    • 75mm x 105mm x 12mm
  • Master caddy dock – 2.5” SATA to USB 2.0/3.0
  • Supported applications
    • Supported Applications FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer
    • 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+
    • EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks /
    • Autodesk Smoke 2015
  • XML support – FCPX XML native, FCPX/Adobe limited supported with 3rd party conversion tools

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