Atomos Ninja Ultra: 5-inch, 1000nit HDR Monitor-Recorder for Mirrorless and Cinematic Cameras

SKU: NINJAULTRA

Atomos Ninja Ultra: 5-inch, 1000nit HDR Monitor-Recorder for Mirrorless and Cinematic Cameras


Ninja Ultra is a leap forward in filmaking technology. You get all of Ninja's monitoring/recording tools and capabilities, but in conjunction with the Atomos Connect, it opens up a host of ultra-efficient cloud workflows, including dual record ProRes RAW/H.265 for Camera to Cloud, automated matching filenames with cinematic cameras and 4K H.265 for instant publishing from the cloud. Atomos’ close partnerships with major camera manufacturers ensure that Ninja works flawlessly with an increasing range of DSLR, mirrorless and cinematic cameras.

 

Ninja Ultra is a leap forward in filmaking technology that captures your vision in ProRes RAW up to 8K 30P, 6K 60P & 4K 120P with full codec flexibility  choice between ProRes RAW, ProRes, DNxHD & H.265 (HEVC) . Ninja Ultra has been built with a new operating system AtomOS 11 that host new and exclusive monitoring and recording features that bring creativity to live in every project, from cinematic to social media. RecordAssist and PlayBackAssist cover pre-arranged or remote shots , while improved false color tools like Arri False Color or EL Zone fit with today's creators needs.  In conjunction with the Atomos Connect, it opens up ultra-efficient cloud workflows,  including dual record ProRes RAW/H.265 for Camera to Cloud and 4K H.265 for instant publishing from the cloud, and the SDI Cine  feature for  automated matching filenames, timecode and record trigger from ARRI, Canon, RED and Sony SDI cameras. Share what’s on your Atomos screen with other Atomos Connect users, as well as with Shogun Connect, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs wirelessly in the same premises or anywhere in the world with full audio comunication between devices in the included feature Atomos RemoteView*. These new features bring even more versatility to the Ninja Ultra, providing professional I/O options for a multitude of cameras 12G-SDI, AirGlu wireless timecode and control and up to 4K NDI– from entry level mirrorless cameras through to the latest compact cinema and high-end professional cameras. Ninja Ultra supports WiFi 6E that boosts cloud video workflows offering more a stable conection. Atomos’ close partnerships with major camera manufacturers ensure that Ninja Ultra works flawlessly with an increasing range of DSLR, mirrorless and cinematic cameras.

 

Features:

  • Lightweight, tough and reliable monitor recorder with advanced monitoring and recording features.
  • Capture in ProRes RAW up to 8K 30P, 6K 60P & 4K 120P 
  • Flexible codec choice - ProRes RAW, ProRes, DNxHD & H.265 (HEVC) - all for free!
  • Dual RAW record for Camera to Cloud workflows - capture 4Kp60 ProRes RAW & H.265 simultaneously*
  • SDI Cine new feature for automated matching filenames, timecode and record trigger from ARRI, Canon, RED and Sony SDI cameras 
  • New AtomOS 11 improves memory management, boosts responsiveness, and unleashes new features
  • Publish directly from the cloud with 4K H.265 Camera to Cloud mode*
  • Faster and stronger connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E*
  • Share what’s on your Atomos screen with other Atomos Connect users, as well as with Shogun Connect, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs wirelessly in the same premises or anywhere in the world with Atomos RemoteView*.
  • Additional advanced industry leading suite of monitoring tools with one-touch operation like SegmentPro**, EL Zone, ARRI False color added in combination with other monitoring tools like Vectorscopes, Zebra, Atomos False Color, Onion Skin, etc. 
  • New monitoring tools to arrange in advance recording and playback with RecordAssist and PlayBackAssist. 
  • Same form factor as NinjaV, all Accessories are compatible with the new Ninja Series (Ninja & Ninja Ultra)
  • *requires Atomos Connect  **Coming September 2023

 

Capture your vision with the Ninja Ultra
Ninja Ultra brings your creativity to life in every project, from cinematic to social media, HDR and SDR. It pairs flawlessly with a huge range of HDMI-equipped cameras, from professional cinema to mirrorless.

 

Record with the ultimate monitor-recorder
Ninja Ultra is the ultimate field monitor for on-the-go film and video creators who value high quality industry standard codecs like ProRes and ProRes RAW. The Ninja’s state-of-the-art screen maintains clarity and color in the brightest conditions and displays bright, clear HDR images for on-set or on-location monitoring

 

Compact monitor-recorder made perfect
The Atomos Ninja Ultra features a stunningly bright 5.2-inch 10-bit HDR monitor with 1000nits brightness. Sleek and durable, the aluminium body weighs just 360g and is only 25mm deep for easy mounting on any rig.

 

New AtomOS, New Look, New Possibilities 
Introducing a new version of our operating system, AtomOS 11. Built uniquely for the new Ninja Ultra, it not only looks amazing, but introduces a host of great new features. 
We’ve made the tools more visible and improved the look of the icons so you know exactly what you’re selecting. It’s easier to use, more logical and feels more professional.  

 

Endless features with OS11
The Ninja Ultra offers a huge range of features that can enhance your workflow, including AtomOS Monitor Assist features like Focus Peaking, Zoom, Vectorscopes &  Atomos and ARRI False Color, EL Zone colorized exposure through to Safe Areas, Cine Guides and our AtomHDR processing engine that allows realtime Log>PQ/HLG previewing and more.

 

Unlock the full potential of your camera with Ninja Ultra
Ninja Ultra’s wide range of codecs makes it compatible with all major editing software packages. Virtually any HDMI or SDI source is supported, including cameras from Nikon, FujiFilm, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Z-Cam, Sigma, Olympus, RED and ARRI.

 

Ninja Ultra & up to 8K ProRes RAW
Over 55 cameras which now support RAW recording over HDMI on the Ninja and this list is still growing. Apple ProRes RAW combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the incredible real-time performance of ProRes. It gives filmmakers enormous latitude to adjust look of their images, making it ideal for HDR workflows. The new Apple ProRes RAW plug-in adds camera-specific characteristics to the mix.

 

Ninja Ultra & Atomos Connect module
Add an Atomos Connect module to the Ninja Ultra to access to cloud workflows like C2C, Atomos Edit and Atomos RemoteView via Atomos Cloud Studio. Connect also features 12G-SDI, AirGlu wireless timecode and control, Wi-Fi 6E and GigE Ethernet 
Access to Atomos RemoteView with a subscription to Atomos Cloud Services, using Atomos Credits for a simple 'pay as you go service'. Atomos RemoteView is a unique new service that lets you share what’s on your Atomos screen with other Atomos users, as well as with iPads, Macs and Apple TVs wirelessly. You can monitor what’s happening on-set and look through the camera taking the shot. What’s more, you can do this remotely from anywhere in the world. It’s a new degree of creative freedom for filmmakers.
NDI is a way to send video over ordinary networks (including Wi-Fi and Mobile) in high quality but with remarkably low bandwidth requirements. It’s increasingly used in live production, and now your Ninja Ultra can take part in an NDI network. The NDI 4K TX option turns your Connect-enabled Ninja Ultra into an NDI 4K source, visible to all other NDI compatible devices on the local network.

 

4K 60p ProRes RAW and HD 60p H.265 Dual Record Codecs with Atomos Connect
Now you can record your primary file at up to 4Kp60 in ProRes RAW. Parallel recording with RAW and H.265 has always been a major request from users, especially for scripted work and dailies. Now you can record up to 4K 60p ProRes RAW to the SSD in the Ninja Ultra while simultaneously recording and uploading HDp60 H.265 files to Camera to Cloud. It’s the best of both worlds.

 

New 4K C2C mode lets you upload  H.265 files up to 4Kp60 with an attached Atomos Connect
With the new 4K C2C mode you can record and upload much higher resolution and frame rate clips to C2C than ever before.  Save crucial time by uploading  high quality 4Kp60 H.265 files up to 30mbps (ACS subscription tier dependent) to C2C as your primary working file. Think sports or events to get HQ content edited and published as fast as possible. No longer do you have to wait for a near instantaneous 4K C2C edit. Using Atomos Progressive Upload technology ensures no time is wasted

 

Atomos SDICine with Atomos Connect
Automated matching filenames, timecode and record trigger from ARRI, Canon, RED and Sony SDI cameras.
Previously, Camera to Cloud relied on matching filenames with hero and proxy files made by AtomOS. Now, thanks to cooperation with ARRI, Canon, RED and Sony, Atomos Camera to Cloud files are matched back to the original in-camera (OCF) filenames, enabling a seamless process when conforming C2C or SSD proxy files in the edit with camera files. Total flexibility of recording files wherever makes sense for your workflow. On camera or on Atomos, the choice is yours.

 

RAW SDI for Ninja Ultra with Atomos Connect
Ninja Ultra owners can now benefit from the ability to record RAW over SDI with compatible cameras using the Atomos Connect module.
Enhanced metadata support from ARRI, Canon, RED and Sony Cine cameras, with a dual record codec for a Proxy workflow
These new features bring even more versatility to the Ninja Ultra, providing professional I/O options for a multitude of cameras – from entry level mirrorless cameras through to the latest compact cinema and high-end professional cameras.

 

4K NDI with Atomos Connect
NDI is a way to send video over ordinary networks (including Wi-Fi and Mobile) in high quality but with remarkably low bandwidth requirements. It’s increasingly used in live production, and now your Ninja can take part in an NDI network. The NDI 4K TX option turns your Connect-enabled Ninja Ultra into an NDI 4K source, visible to all other NDI compatible devices on the local network.

 

Supercharge your Wi-Fi connection to Atomos Cloud Studio with Atomos Connect
With lower latency, higher throughput and a more stable connection, WiFi 6E boosts cloud video workflows. All other Wi-Fi variants share the same two radio frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5GHz, but Wi-Fi 6E also occupies 6GHz. Only Wi-Fi 6E devices use this frequency, so they have no competition from legacy Wi-Fi formats.
Wi-Fi 6E is less prone to interference and works over a longer range. All things being equal, users will have at least twice the bandwidth available at a given distance from the transmitter.
The new format also offers lower latency and can make more simultaneous connections to Wi-Fi 6E routers. Wi-Fi 6E is backwards compatible with previous Wi-Fi versions, but its extended capabilities will only be available when connecting to other Wi-Fi 6E equipment.

Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)
151 x 91.5 x 31mm
Weight
360g / 12.7oz
Rack height
Mount points
1 x anti-rotation 1/4-inch / 3/8-inch top and bottom
VESA Mount
Rack mount
Dual Display
Dual Recorder

Environmental
Ambient operating temperature
Up to 40 degrees Celsius
Storage temperature
Relative humidity

Construction & Control
Body
Aluminium with ABS plastic
Cooling
Actively controlled fan and heat sink
Tally light
Rear and front
Control Buttons
Multi-function button
Power / lock screen
AtomXpansion slot
Yes
Master control unit (MCU)

Power
Input voltage
6.2V to 16.8V
Operating power
5.8-7.2v (Battery) or min 30W via USB C PD cable
Compatible batteries
NPF L series
Built in battery
No
Battery voltage
Battery run time Record
5200mAh - up to 2hrs (monitor & record 4K 60p)
7800mAh - up to 3hrs (monitor & record 4K 60p)
Battery run time Monitor Only
Continuous power
DC in connector
Via DC jack on battery eliminator
DTAP
Via battery eliminator and optional DTap to DC cable
DC out

Display
Touchscreen
SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch)
Size
5.2-inch
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Viewing angle
Screen coating
PPI
427
Bit depth
10-bit (8+2 FRC)
Backlight Type
Edge lit
Brightness (cdm2 / Nits)
1000
Black Level (cdm2 / Nits)
Aspect ratio
16/9
De-interlace mode
Color Gamut
Rec.709
Calibration support
Atomos Calibrator with Calibrite ColorChecker Display Pro & ColorChecker Display Plus

Color Pipeline
Gamma
Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3,
Arri Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320
/ LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 /
LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600, Panasonic Vlog,
JVC JLog1, Red LogFilm / Log3G10 / Log3G12, FujiFilm
Flog, PQ (HDR10), HLG, Nikon N-Log
Gamut
Bt2020, DCI P3, PDCI p3 65
Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine /
Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+ / BT2020
Panasonic V Gamut
Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
Rec709
JVC LS300
Red DragonColor / DragonColor2 / RedColor2 /
RedColor3 / RedColor4 / RedWideGamut
3D LU+A76T Display
.Cube Format
3D LUT Down Stream
Loop out
3DLUT 50/50
Yes
Monitoring Modes
Native / HLG / PQ / 3D LUT
HDR output Conversion
Log / HDR to HLG / PQ / Dolby Vision

Video Input
HDMI
1 x HDMI (2.0) 4Kp60
HDMI RAW
Apples ProRes RAW up to 8Kp30 from compatible cameras
SDI
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
SDI RAW
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
RJ45 / Network
Wi-Fi
USB
Bit Depth
8/10-bit video / RAW up to 16-bit
Video Chroma Subsampling
4:2:2
HDCP copy protection
Not supported

Metadata
HDMI
RAW - white balance, exposure index, shutter speed/angle, Iris F stop, ISO, gamma, gamut
SDI
File Naming from ARRI, RED, Sony and Canon cameras
External input
Closed captioning

Video Output
HDMI
1 x HDMI (2.0) 4Kp60
SDI loop out
SDI Play out
RJ45 / GigE
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
Wi-Fi 6E
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
Multiview
OS overlays
Video Chroma Subsampling
4:2:2
Bit Depth
10-bit video
Pattern Generator

Web Streaming
USB UVC
Optional Via Atomos Nexus 4K or AtomX Cast
RJ45 / GigE
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
RTMP / S
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
RTSP
SRT

Video Signal Conversion
HDMI to SDI
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
SDI to HDMI
Optional Via Atomos Connect module

Audio In/Out
Audio Quality
24/48kHz
Audio Codec
PCM
HDMI
8ch 24-bit, input dependent
SDI
12ch 24-bit, input dependent
Analogue Audio in
3.5mm 2ch.
Analogue Audio Out
Speakers
Headphone out
3.5mm 2ch.
Audio input delay
User definable from menu

Timecode / Sync / Control
Embedded
HDMI and SDI
Time of day
Yes, Time and Date
Reference input
LTC
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
Genlock
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
Wireless AirGlu RF Server and Client
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
Wireless AirGlu BT Server
Optional Via Atomos Connect module

Resolution & Frame Rates (Record, Monitor & Playback)
Supported base resolution & FPS
8K
RAW Only up to 30p via HDMI
6K
RAW Only up to 60p via HDMI
5K
4K DCI
23.98/24/25/29.9/30/50/59.94/60p
4K UHD
23.98/24/25/29.9/30/50/59.94/60p
2K DCI 2046 x 1080
Optional via AtomX SDI module
Anamorphic
3.5k: RAW up to 60p (from supported cameras only)
FHD 1920 x 1080 Progressive
23.98/24/25/29.9/30/50/59.94/60/100/120p
FHD 1920 x 1080 PsF
Converted to P and looped out PsF
FHD 1920 x 1080 Interlaced
23.98/24/25/29.9/30/50/59.94/60i
1280 x 720p
50/59.94/60p
SD PAL / NTSC

Recording CODEC
CDNG
Apple ProRes Raw
ProRes RAW, HQ
Apple ProRes
LT, 422, 422HQ
Avid DNxHD
DNxHD 220x,220,145,36
Avid DNxHR
LB, SQ, HQ, HQX.
H.265
LQ,MQ,HQ,XQ in 8/10Bit, 4 2 2 and 4 2 0
H.264

Playback
Playlist
Yes, Create customer play lists from full or sub clips
Loop
Yes, with user customisable in / out markers
CDNG
Apple ProRes Raw
Yes, recorded clips
Apple ProRes
Yes, with Linear PCM audio
Avid DNx
Yes, with Linear PCM audio
H.265
Yes
H.264

Recording functions
Pre-roll record
Yes (HD 8s, 4K 2s) - Not available in RAW
ISO Record
Switched Program Record
Timelapse
Yes
RAW to Video Record
Simultaneous proxy record
Yes
4k to HD

Multi Input / Switching
SDI A/B toggle
Dual Input display
Multiple SDI input
Multiple HDMI input
Optional via AtomX Cast
Multiview Display
Optional via AtomX Cast
Multiview Ouput Optional via AtomX Cast
Picture in Picture (PIP)
Optional via AtomX Cast
Picture and Picture (PAP)
Graphic overlays
Optional via AtomX Cast
Media pool storage
Input transitions
Optional via AtomX Cast
Input Resolution Processing
Input Image processing
Keyer

Supported media
Master Caddy I
Not compatible
Master Caddy II
For 2.5-inch hard drives in MasterCaddy II
Master Caddy III
For 2.5-inch hard drives in MasterCaddy III (needed for Atomos Connect)
SSDmini
Native size and fit
CFAST II
With supported cards via optional SSDmini CFAST II Adaptor
SD
USB
Network
File Naming
Unit Name - Scene/Shot/Take
File System
ExFAT

On screen tools
MultiScope Analysis View
Waveform
Yes, 3 size / Position
Histogram
RGB parade
Yes, 3 size / Position
Vector scope
Yes, 2 size / Position
1 x Zoom
Yes. 1:1 Pixel mapping for 4k
2 x Zoom
Yes
4 x Zoom
Focus peaking
Colour selected / threshold setting / colour / Mono / edges only
Atomos False color
Yes, with Scale
ARRI False color
Yes
EL Zone
Yes
Zebra
Yes, Adjustable
Isolate color channel
Blue Only
Cine Frame Guides
2.4:1, 2.35:1, 1.9:1, 1.85:1, 4:3
Social Frame guides
9:16, 1:1, 191:1, 4:5
Onion Skin
Yes
Safe areas
Action and Graphic
Grid markers
9 grid
Anamorphic desqueeze
1.25x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.6x, 1.65x, 1.79x, 1.8x, 2x
Display Flip
Vertical Only

Onboard Signal Processing
Pulldown removal
24/25/30pSF > 24/25/30p (2:2 pulldown)
60i > 24p (3:2 pulldown)
4K UHD downscale for HD
Loop out - 4K UHD to FHD
DCI Crop
Loop out - 17:9 to 16:9 Crop

Remote control
HDMI
Auto HDMI Trigger, Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony,
Atomos Open Standard
SDI
SDI trigger camera selectable with Atomos Connect
Serial 2.5mm Jack
LANC control and calibration via
optional USB to serial cable
AirGlu BT
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
AirGlu RF
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
USB
RJ45
RS422

External Device Control
Serial 2.5mm Jack
Camera control for supported cameras via Optional USB to Serial Cable
Bluetooth LE
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
Wireless RF
Optional Via Atomos Connect module
USB
RJ45

Supported Applications
XML
Cut tag EDL in FCPX XML
Apple ProRes Raw
Apple FCPX, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, GrassValley Edius, Assimilate Scratch, Baselight Film Light.
Video Codecs
All Applications with support for Apple ProRes and Avid DNx in .MOV wrapper

Warranty
Standard
1 year. Extended to 2 years on product registration. Atomos Care360 available as subscription

Accessories included

  • Ninja Ultra
  • 1 x battery eliminator
  • 1 x USB C PD to 2.1mm DC power lead
  • QuickStart Guide
        
     

Optional extras

  • Accessory Kit 5-inch Vers II
  • Sunhood
  • DC to DTap
  • Power kit
  • HDMI cables
  • USB to serial cable