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Atomos Ninja Flame

Atomos Ninja Flame

Intense Detail Scorching Brightness

Current monitors force filmmaking compromises due to a lack of brightness & brightness range (dynamic range). Expose for highlights and lose shadow detail or shoot in Log with a flat, washed out image. Enter the Ninja Flame, a 7" AtomHDR 1500nit Field Monitor with 4K/HD 10-bit ProRes/DNx Recording over HDMI. With the AtomHDR engine, it has the brightness and dynamic range to show all the detail of HDR Log, at all brightness ranges, with natural, vibrant colors.

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"When we heard about the new AtomHDR feature we had no idea how much detail you would be able to see until we shot with it ourselves."

Ninja Flame on the Movi M5:

The Ninja Flame basically lives on our Movi M5 as it is a little lighter than the Shogun Flame but still retains the features we have come so accustomed to. We are able to see exactly what we are shooting and with the ability to flip the image able to move the monitor any which way and still see the shot we want. Focus assist is a feature that is never disabled. It is an absolute life saver and the best part is the ability to change the color of the focus peaking. Usually we have the focus peaking on red but when we were shooting the red car for the launch video red blended in with the car so we switched it to Blue so it stood out a bit more.

The focus peaking feels extremely refined and always does an outstanding job showing clearly what’s in focus and what’s not. This is essential when shooting gimbal as we can’t have a lens that is set to infinite focus and trust that everything is in focus. Paired with the focus assist we also are able to use the 2:1 feature to make sure the focus is in fact set perfectly. Wave form is another feature that we utilize as it is very accurate, highly detailed and ensures that we are getting perfect exposure. This is especially important on the gimbal as the shot is very wide and we need to retain full dynamic range. When we heard about the new AtomHDR feature we had no idea how much detail you would be able to see until we shot with it ourselves. It was truly amazing to view how much detail we could pull back in the shadows and highlights before we had even played with the image in post.

I am confident that AtomHDR will be the new monitoring standard among productions of all scales"

The Tesla Shoot:

Cloakroom Media & Flying Dragon Aerial teamed up on a TVC production for Tesla Motors Australia. We were given two production days to complete the filming and put together some cutting edge kit to film from the land and the skies (a pair of Freefly Systems ALTA’s coupled with MoVI M15’s, a Freefly Systems TERO and RED Epic Dragon on both ALTA’s to decrease setup times between each sequence). We were delighted to be invited to test out two pre release products labelled the Atomos Ninja Flame & Shogun Flame

No Sun Hood Needed:

We did not have the included Flame Sun Hood at the time of this project, but we did not miss it to be perfectly honest. I must sound like a broken record by now, but the screen is so bright and clear in the harshest viewing environments, a sun hood is NOT essential.

Long Battery Life:

Both Ninja Flame and Shogun Flame now have an additional battery plate so you can hot swap batteries whilst in use. We used the dual Sony L series batteries which lasted well over the entire 4-hour race track sequence even when recording the whole time. This brings me back to my experience with the Ninja Blade with continuous power which I still use with my C100mkII. It is so refreshing to see Atomos take user feed back on and act on it.

The New Monitoring Standard:

In conclusion, for this Tesla shoot both the Shogun and Ninja Flames performed beyond our expectation. It can run all day without a hiccup and the monitoring in AtomHDR mode needs to be seen to be believed – It’s going to be very difficult to use any other screen besides the Flame now. I am confident that AtomHDR will be the new monitoring standard among productions of all scales, and I can not wait to get it on set again for my clients to take advantage of this new and innovative technology.

Perfect For :

Corporate Video

Corporate video Ninja Flame is the perfect all-in-one workhorse for corporate filmmakers, combining a high resolution color calibrated & daylight viewable monitor (1500nits) with a high quality recorder that eliminates limits on record time and bypasses the use of low capacity media. The external audio input with level control also allows you add an additional DSLR powered mic that can be monitored on board the Ninja Flame.

Wedding DSLR

Keep your DSLR kit compact without compromising a professional result. The 1500nit panel is great for hood-free outdoor monitoring, sunsets never looked better for clients on the AtomHDR 10-bit monitor, shoot longer with the continuous power system & the entire workflow is streamlined by recording direct to ProRes/DNxHR for better results in grading & less time spent transcoding.

Gimbals and Drones

Ditch the hood on your gimbal with the 7” high brightness 1500nit panel, use the onboard focus peaking & waveform tools and simply concentrate on framing the scene perfectly. Hit record with out disturbing camera balance and capture Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR 4K/HD to bypass the heavy codec compression of small cameras that suit Gimbals for balance but compromise recording quality.


Without batteries & media 620g / 21.9oz
With batteries & media 1064g / 37.5oz
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 214 x 127 x 45mm, 8.4 x 5 x 1.8”
Construction High quality lightweight ABS Polycarbonate for durability & portability
Built-in armor protection

Supported formats (Record & Playback)

4K 2160p 24/25/30
HD - high frame rate** 1080p120*, 1080p60/50
HD** 1080i60, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p50
4K UHD downscale for HD monitoring Yes - loop-out & playback
Anamorphic de-squeeze 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x, Panasonic 8:3


Operating power 10 - 24W
Compatible batteries NP series and supporting accessories
Input voltage (battery) 6.2V to 16.8V
Battery time (based on 7.4V) -
5200mAh - up to 1.5hrs (monitor & record 4K)
7800mAh - up to 2.2hrs (monitor & record 4K)
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

Realtime hardware encoding

4K-UHD 3840x2160 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to Apple ProRes
HQ, 422, LT
1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to Apple ProRes
HQ, 422, LT
220x, 220, 145, 36

Onboard processing

Pulldown removal 24/25/30pSF > 24/25/30p (2:2 pulldown) 60i > 24p (3:2 pulldown)

Audio in/out (48kHz PCM audio)

HDMI 2 or 8ch 24-bit, camera dependent
Audio Line in / Mic in / Headphone out 2ch 48kHz 24-bit


Size 7.1”
Resolution 1920 x 1200
PPI 325
AtomHDR Yes
Bit depth 10-bit (8+2 FRC)
Brightness 1500nit (+/- 10%)
Aspect ratio 16:9 native
Color Gamut REC709 HDTV
Look up table (LUT) support 3D LUT (.cube le format)
Technology SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibration to Rec.709 with optional Atomos Spyder

Remote start/stop

HDMI Auto HDMI Trigger
Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard
Other LANC control - Slave


Playlist Yes
Genlock / LTC -


Pre-roll record Yes (HD 8s, 4K 2s)
Custom timelapse Yes
Meta data tagging Yes (10 tags available)
Supported media
(Approved List Only)
4K / HD (50/60/120p*)
SSD 2.5”, HDD (7,200 up to 1080p60)

SSD 2.5”, HDD (5,400 up to 1080p30)
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, FCP7 supported with conversion (Adobe compatible)
Accessories included Ninja Flame unit, Custom red HPRC case, Control cable, 2x NP-F750 5200mAh batteries, Fast battery charger, SATA 3/2 to USB 3/2 HDD/SSD docking station, DC to D-Tap coiled cable, Master Caddy II x 5, 12V-3A AC adapter x 2 (Fast charger & DC power), HDR sunhood
Optional extras Atomos HDMI cable, Spyder calibration

Video input/loop out

HDMI 1 x HDMI (1.4b)
Signal Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422 (camera dependent)

Video output (play out)

HDMI 1 x HDMI (1.4b)
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 24/25/30/50/60/120*, 2160p 24/25/30
SDI to SDI -

Supported loop out formats