Specialist suppliers of pro audio/video equipment to the film,
post-production, broadcast and music recording industries.

Atomos Ninja Blade 10-bit HDMI Field Recorder and Monitor

10-bit HDMI Field Recorder and Monitor
Part No: ATOMNJB001

Ninja Blade is a smart, 10-bit 4:2:2 HD Field Recorder that records pristine, visually lossless video in Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD directly to removable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) media, while also providing exceptional monitoring and playback capabilities through it's SuperAtom IPS (in-plane switching) 5" 1280x720 display.


In Stock. Order by 3pm for free next working day delivery (UK mainland only)
£470.00 £391.67 ex VAT
You will earn 391 eDiscs for buying this product
£470.00 £391.67 ex VAT

Product Description


The Ninja Blade is the world’s most advanced smart production recorder, monitor and playback device equipped with HDMI connectivity. Every aspect of its physical and operational design has been carefully crafted to deliver simple, intuitive operation and mission critical reliability. Constructed from aircraft grade aluminium it is both lightweight and robust making it suitable for use not only in studios but also in the most challenging field environments.

Camera Log (S-Log2, S-Log3, C-Log, V-Log etc) delivers maximum sensor detail in your recordings, but on monitors it looks washed out & makes judging exposure difficult. AtomHDR brings post production HDR monitoring to the field, displaying high brightness range Log footage with the brightness and vibrancy as the eye sees it on Atomos' SuperAtom IPS 8-bit 400nit calibrated monitor.

This entry level HDR monitor lets you use your current HDR Log camera to future proof your production for HDR. Atomos are proud to deliver a free update to HDR on the existing range. They can offer this because they are in complete control of every aspect of the product – panel, processing and display.

With one millions pixels at 325ppi the SuperAtom IPS 5" 1280x720 16:9 display on the Ninja Blade is a stunning monitor, supporting new monitoring tools as such waveform with luma, RGB parade and vectorscope (including zoom). Monitor assist tools such as adjustable focus peaking, zebra, false colour, blue only and grid guides add to the Ninja Blade's excellent HD monitoring capabilities.

Ninja Blade records and encodes pristine 10/8-bit HD 4:2:2 video, and up to four channels of 48kHz/16-bit audio, in real-time to either a Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD edting codec directly to 2.5" Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) media via a removable Atomos Master Caddy.

Not only does Ninja Blade have the industry's lowest power consumption by far (at between 3 and 6 Watts), it also incorporates Atomos' patented Continuous Power technology. Featuring two Sony N, L-series compatible plates the Ninja Blade can be powered by battery/batteries, D-Tap, AC, or a mixture of sources, all with continuous and uninterrupted operation. A single power source is used at any one time, but should this source fail or deplete the Ninja Blade automatically and seamlessly switches to the alternative source providing fail-over and cyclical powering of the recording and monitoring device.


  • 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD recorder
  • HDMI input and output
  • 5" SuperAtom IPS Display running at 1280x720 provides a million pixels at a density of 325ppi 
  • Professional, adjustable monitoring including Waveform (Luma, RGB Parade), Vectorscope, Focus Assist, Zebra, False Colour, Blue Only and Grid Guides
  • Records to low-cost, removable 2.5" Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) media fitted to an Atomos Master Caddy
  • HD-SDI input and/or output supported through the addition of an Atomos Connect S2H and/orConnect H2S converter
  • Device playback and playout with full transport controls including frame-by-frame nudging
  • Edit logging** of 'favourite' and 'reject' markers during record and playback
  • Features Continuous Power technology for uninterrupted operation
  • Four channels of audio recording, with support for frame-delays. Two channels via HDMI I/O and two channels through an unbalanced analogue I/O
  • Atomos Sun Hood available (optional accessory)
  • Ships inside a protective carrying case


Additional Information



Without batteries & HDD: 311g / 11oz (without batteries & HDD)

With batteries & HDD: 662g / 23oz (with batteries & HDD)

Dimensions (W x H x D mm): 136 x 87 x 48mm, 5.4 x 3.4 x 1.9”

Construction: Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability, Fan-less for silent operation


Operating power: 3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon, Play)

Compatible batteries: NP series, D-Tap and supporting accessories (Nikon ENL6, Canon EL6)

Input voltage (battery): 6.2V to 16.8V

Battery time (based on 7.4V) :-

2600mAh - up to 4hrs
5200mAh - up to 8hrs
7800mAh - up to 12hrs

Continuous power :-

Primary-secondary battery system
Change batteries without losing power
Loop batteries continuously

Power Station continuous power dual supply: Optional


Size: 5”

Resolution: 1280 x 720

PPI: 325

Aspect ratio: 16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox

Color standard: REC709 HDTV

Native frame rate playback: 48-60Hz

Technology: SuperAtom IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibratable to REC709 with optional Atomos Spyder

Video input/loop out

HDMI: 1 x HDMI (1.4)

Signal: Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (camera dependent)

Video output (play out)

HDMI: 1 x HDMI (1.4)

Signal: Uncompressed 10/8bit 4:2:2 (Playback file dependent)

Supported loop out formats

HDMI to HDMI: 1280 x 720p 50, 1920 x 1080i 50/60, 1920 x 1080p 24/25/30

Supported formats (in/out)

HD: 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 576i

Realtime hardware encoding

1920x1080 8/10-bit 4:2:2 to Apple ProRes HQ/422/LT, Avid DNxHD 220/220x/145/36

Onboard processing

Pulldown conversion: 50i from 25PSF > 25P (2:2 Pulldown), 60i from 30PSF > 30P (2:2 Pulldown), 60i from 24P > 24P (3:2 Pulldown), 60i from 23.98P > 23.98P (3:2 Pulldown)

Audio input (48kHz PCM audio)

Analog Line: 2ch 48kHz

HDMI: 2ch 48kHz

Audio output (48kHz PCM audio)

Analog Line: 2ch 48kHz

HDMI: 2ch 48kHz


Remote start/stop

HDMI: Auto HDMI Trigger

Supported Protocols - Canon, Sony, Atomos Open Standard

Other: LANC control – Slave


  • Supported media (Approved List Only): SSD 2.5” HDD (5400 to 7200rpm)
  • Master caddy case: Master Caddy 1 (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+
  • Accessories included: Main unit, Universal battery charger 110-240V, AC adapter & car charger, docking station & leads, 2 x master caddy cases, 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Rugged carry case, Canon & Nikon adapter plates
  • Optional extras: 5 x Master caddy cases, Sunhood, D-Tap adapter, Carry cases, Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter, Powerstation

What's in the box

  • Ninja Blade
  • Hard Carry Case
  • AC Adapter
  • Single-plate battery charger
  • Master Caddy
  • Docking Station
  • Nikon Battery Adapter
  • Canon Battery Adapter
  • 2.5mm Y Adapter ofr LANC Loop Through