Atomos, creator of the Ninja and Samurai portable field recorder, monitor & playback/playout devices, is pleased to announce their pocket sized, battery-powered Connect converters, designed to simplify video interconnections anywhere and everywhere. Modern video productions use an ever-increasing range of professional and lower-cost equipment: a mixture of HD/SD-SDI and HDMI gear that needs to seamlessly connect in real-world conditions.
Connect converters are the ultimate portable, battery-powered conversion tool. Connecting HD-SDI to HDMI (Connect S2H) or HD-SDI to HDMI (Connect H2S), they remove Pulldown (reverse-telecine) where necessary, and include an inbuilt test pattern and audio tone generation for confidence – all in a compact, rugged and modular form-factor.
Atomos have included the world’s first dual battery (one internal and one external) system into the Connect converters, which inherit Atomos’ Patent-Pending “Continuous Power” system. With up to 32 hours continuous operation from one external battery and the ability to swap batteries on-the-fly thanks to the internal power cell, Continuous Power is a major advantage in any remote location, away from the studio. Just connect and forget: they’ll last the entire event. (AC power options also available).
Future Proof 3G
Connect converters are future proof, as well. With true 3G chipsets and updatable hardware, they are a sound long-term investment. Ideal for use with Electronic Viewfinders (EVFs), large-screen monitors, cameras, decks, video switchers and field recorders, they integrate perfectly with Atomos’ Samurai and Ninja recorders for extra video input and output options.
Connect’s clever design means that they can be used stand-alone or attached unobtrusively to any device with a Sony NP battery plate (or other similar mounting systems with an adaptor plate). Simply by adding a Connect converter to a Marshall monitor for example, that monitor inherits Atomos’ Continuous Power technology, allowing uninterrupted monitoring in the field. In the studio, up to 6 Connect converters can be rackmounted using Atomos rackmount adaptor. Multiple Connects can be stacked and powered from a single battery source.
Connect converters will be available in late 2011 for €249.
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