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Atomos Ninja Star 10-bit HDMI ProRes Recorder

10-bit HDMI ProRes Recorder
Part No: ATOMNJS001

Ninja Star is the world's smallest, lightest Apple ProRes recorder and playback device. At less than 900mm in length and weighing in at 100g, Ninja Star is small enough to fit in your pocket and light enough to hang from a quadcopter or mount to a DSLR.

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Product Description


The Ninja Star is a break-through external HDMI recorder based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera-mounted solutions. Designed as a small, compact and light-weight device with flexible mounting options, Ninja Star allows DP’s and cameramen to use it just about anywhere from POV set-ups to remote aerial rigs, giving them pristine 10-bit 422 ProRes that is ready for the edit. 

By listening closely to their customers Atomos recognised a common need for a light and portable ProRes recorder that provided greater flexibility for use. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are slender at only 889mm wide, 584mm tall and 203mm deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100g. 

Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work and in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive or stealth is required. Taking advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilising HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders, as well as DSLRs and mirrorless breeds, the Ninja Star can record in both pristine ProRes 422 10-bit video straight from any camera sensor directly to inexpensive first generation CFast media (supporting up to 3hrs ProRes for relatively low costs). Ninja Star's HDMI I/O also supports timecode and start/stop triggers, with auto-detection, and features an additional analogue audio line input, supporting the recording of both analogue and digital audio sources simultaneously.


  • 10-bit 422 ProRes recorder with HDMI input and output
  • Tiny form-factor and weighs just 100g
  • Ultra long battery life, supporting over 5hrs operation from a single 2600mAh (Sony NP-570 compatible) battery
  • Records to small, reliable, flash-based CFast media (up to 256GB). Compatible with CFast and CFast 2.0 media
  • Timecode over HDMI supported
  • Start/Stop Triggers over HDMI supported
  • Auto-detection of external timecode and start/stop triggers
  • Analogue line-level audio input
  • Intuitive and clear operation and status indications 
  • Compatible with Atomos Connect S2H and H2S converters for adding HD-SDI input/output


Additional Information



Without batteries & CFast: 130g / 4.6oz (without batteries & CFast)

With batteries & CFast: 249g / 8.8oz (with batteries & CFast)

Dimensions (W x H x D mm): 95 x 60 x 25mm, 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.0”

Construction: Advanced Rubberised Paint

Fan-less for silent operation


Operating power: 3.5W / 4.5W (Rec, 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 5hrs

5200mAh - up to 9hrs

7800mAh - up to 14hrs


Continuous power: via optional Power Station

Power Station continuous power dual supply: Optional


Video input/loop out

HDMI: 1 x HDMI Micro (1.4)

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


Video output (play out)

HDMI: 1 x HDMI Micro (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/422LT


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 (no gain control)

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



Supported media (Approved List Only): Atomos CFast & Approved 3rd party CFast


Master caddy dock

USB 2.0/3.0 CFast card reader

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, CFast card reader, 1 x Atomos 2600mAh battery, Rugged carry case, Cheese plate mounting adapter

Optional extras

D-Tap adapter, Canon & Nikon adapter plates, Connect H2S converter, Connect S2H converter, CFast cards, Atomos specialty HDMI cables, Powerstation

What's in the box

  • Ninja Star
  • Carry Case
  • Battery Charger