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Atomos Announces Canon EOS C100 Support for Ninja-2 and Field Recorder

Ninja-2 is now shipping for $995; Canon EOS C100 shipping in November for MSRP $7,999

Atomos, the creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, announced that the Canon EOS C100 can now be added to the growing list of cameras that record pristine uncompressed video from the Atomos Ninja-2 field recorder. Atomos will be showing the Atomos Ninja-2 as well as the Atomos Samurai and a range of DSLRs, camcorders and cinematic cameras on their booth (Hall 9, D25) at IBC 2012, the new Canon EOS C100 can be seen on the Canon booth (Hall 11, D55).

"We have been co-developing with Canon to implement stop/start control over HDMI and we're delighted with the results." said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "The C100 is around 85% the size of the C300 so it makes a very compact combination for independent moviemaking, museums, galleries, wedding, corporate and any type of filmmaking."

Ninja-2 boasts HDMI output as well as HDMI input as well as an upgraded touchscreen to an 800x480 pixel display, with a viewing angle of 170 degrees, both horizontally and vertically, with much improved visibility in direct sunlight.

The Ninja-2 ships with the latest AtomOS 3.21 operating system. This includes features such as SmartMonitor, which turns the Ninja-2 into a monitoring solution with Peaking, Zebra, False Color and Blue Only functionality. It also includes SmartLog, a revolutionary feature for those working with Final Cut Pro X, that allows you to edit using keyword tagging, on-set on location or on the move. 

Developed with approval from Apple, the Atomos Ninja-2 allows the recording, monitoring and playback of pristine, 10-bit uncompressed images straight from the sensor of your HDMI-equipped DSLR or camcorder, directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives (not supplied), recorded using the high quality Apple ProRes codec.

Designed for independent videographers, the C100 offers the same core technology as the C300, including its 8.3MP Super 35mm image sensor, in a smaller package. Its EF lens mount means it's compatible with all of Canon's SLR lenses, as well as the company's specialist Cinema EOS optics. The C100 records 1920 x 1080 Full HD movies to SD cards at a bitrate of 24Mbps, offers an ISO range of 320-20000, and can output uncompressed video directly to external recorders.

Pricing and Availability
The Ninja-2 is now shipping globally for $995 USD / €795 / £695 and ¥159,800.
The Canon EOS C100 camera is scheduled to be available in November 2012 for an estimated list price of $7,999. See http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e024806338a4 for details.

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