However for run and gun work I would stay with the SSD drives. Samurai makes it easy to go from the capturing to the editing process. Be the first to review this item. It is also a decent field monitor. Also, the power supply connection wire sits in the wrong spot. Designed to be vibrant and calibrated for Rec.

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I haven’t tested it on cameras other than the Panasonic AF – but I bet it will do really well on other cameras as well. Samurai Blade Firmware V5. The ingest process of affordable HDD’s into a docking station for my Mac is so fast. Samurai makes it easy to go from the capturing to the editing process.

Pulling hard drives on the fly typically means pulling the audio plugs out at the same time. I was very pleasantly surprised when I sqmurai my Samurai. Some of the advantages the Samurai has over the Ninja unit are timecode, genlock, and the ability to synchronize multiple units.

Touch screen controls – presented with large icons on an uncluttered interface – give you easy access to record samurao playback functionality as well as to the system’s menu. The only issue I had was operator error. However for run and gun work I would stay with the SSD drives. I’ve seen reviews saying it can fail Supported Cameras Visit online. All in all a great recorder.

Firmware/Product Manuals – Atomos

However the best part of this product is the monitoring feature of Focus peaking and Zebra plus false colour, I can set up my shots in quick time an due confident they are right. We stopped using them sammurai now solely plug the devices in and only use a smaller capacity battery in the 2 slot as a backup if the power goes out.


Make sure that if you are using a Power Tap that you switch the battery charger to power tap vs charge. See any errors on this page?

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With the patent pending hot swappable dual battery system you will never be out of action. The latest update made newly formated hard drives not respond to firewire transfer to our on-site server quality Win 7 production PC’s.

Just make sure you set them up ahead of time and test them for your production use prior to using them live. Ninja Series Ninja V. Subscribe to our mailing list and be the first to receive the latest news, events and promotional offers. Once capturing is complete, simply remove the 2. On the go or in the edit suite Instantly review footage on the Blade on location or in the edit suite.

Much like mounting these on a camera, we ensure their placement on our production table is laid out well and excess cable is gaffed down or secure.

Automatic and manual switchover of battery for continuous operation Screen Color Hot shoe is not adequate and too much movement appears to make the hard drive buggy.

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If you’re planning to buy one of these in the next few weeks give yourself enough time to test it and exchange it if your unit is affected. I was impressed with the performance and the cost effectiveness of the units and the drives that you can pick up anywhere.

My unit was affected and didn’t work at all aotmos powered on but the video signal was wacky and you could tell clearly there was something very wrong.

The unit was smaller than I expected and doesn’t weight much at all. Also, the power supply connection wire sits in the wrong spot.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Trevor from This is an Amazing Production Time Saver I am using this for getting better quality form my EX3 camera, it really increases the samruai and image quality.

Atomos Samurai

Great Units and highly recommended. F Excessive drive pulling leads to wear on the hd-sdi and 3. We make sure to use HD-SDI cable runs around 4 -6 foot and gaffe down the excess cable so the mini-connectors are fixed in place with no pull or tug from the tripod movement.

Out on the production samhrai they are finicky at times.