Atomos ATO-NINJA2-DSLR Ninja 2 Recorder for HDMI Sources

  • Filmtools #: 24458
  • Mfr #: ATO-NINJA2-DSLR
Product Features
  • High quality monitor with built in recorder for capturing 10-bit 4:2:2 video from a HDMI video source
  • The Ninja 2 records onto affordable 2.5" HDD or SSD drives
  • Recording to the Ninja 2 bypasses your cameras compression, making this a great solution for DSLRs or other video cameras like the C100

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You Pay: $295.00
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The Atomos ATO-NINJA2-DSLR Ninja 2 Recorder for HDMI Sources is an external recorder designed for use with sources that have an HDMI out. This HD recorder uses 2.5" drives, it features touch screen operation, a built in monitor with key features and a playback device to meet the demands of professional media producers. It captures pristine 10-bit 4:2:2 video and audio direct from any HDMI source: DSLRs, decks, switchers, PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. The Ninja-2 consumes very little power, ensuring long recording times (up to 16.5 hours on a 750GB disk) and the efficient use of batteries.

Easy to use on the go
The AtomOS operating system driving the Ninja-2 allows access to all functions through a fast and responsive touch-screen interface. SmartMonitor helps you accurately assess focus and exposure with focus peaking, adjustable zebra, false colour twin mode, blue-only exposure check and adjustments for individual filters. SmartLog allows you to get started on post-production in the field by logging and pre-editing your footage on the fly.

Capture in real time
Capture content in real-time directly from the camera sensor and encode it to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD formats, eliminating the lossy, time consuming capture-to-edit process. Bypass the image-degrading compression of in-camera flash storage and use limitless and cheap storage on removable 2.5 inch hard disks.

Tough in the field
The Ninja-2 is built from aircraft-grade aluminium. It’s light and can be mounted almost anywhere. All accessories come in a rugged case: batteries, chargers, disk caddies and a PC/Mac docking station.

Continuous Power allows you to unplug the depleted battery and replace it with a fully charged one without interrupting recording. The Ninja-2 comes with an AC power adaptor and two Lithium Ion camera batteries, which offer up to 10 hours battery life for continuous power on location and on the road.


  • 800 x 480 Touchscreen Operating System
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • SDI Connection by Optional Converter
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 Video Capture
  • Records in Apple ProRes
  • Stores to Efficient HDD or SSD Media
  • Fanless / Silent Operation
  • Exposure / Focus / Calibration Tools

10-bit 4:2:2, 220Mbps, 2.5” HDD or SSD
Professional media production is all about balancing quality, cost and time. We understand this dynamic and our aim is to redefine the digital recording workflow to maintain the highest recording quality, minimize the time taken to move video from camera to computer and lower the cost of production using affordable, high capacity, high speed media. The Ninja-2 takes any uncompressed HD or SD source and encodes it in real-time to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD at up to 220Mbps. Both are class-leading codecs for production, broadcasting, editing and post-production. Because we are portable, we can record from the ultimate image source, the sensor of the camera. The Ninja-2 always records in 10-bit, even from an 8-bit source. We add color registries for integration into higher bit-depth graphics from CG, animation and special effects. This avoids banding and makes editing and grading, in fact any precision effect, more accurate.

800x480 screen with 170° viewing and loop play Focus Peaking, Zebra, False Color & Blue Only Exposure
The Ninja-2 replaces your current monitor with sharper images, better direct sunlight performance, loop play and professional monitoring tools such as Focus Peaking to help you really nail that shot. Combining monitoring with other essential production and post production tasks is just another example of why the Ninja-2 is a Weapon of Smart Production.

Any HDMI or HD-SDI source...
DSLRS, Decks, Switchers, PC, Mac, iPad & iPhone Ninja-2 has HDMI In and optional HD-SDI In*. Virtually any device transmitting an HDMI or HD/SD-SDI signal is compatible with the Ninja-2, including cameras, decks, switchers, routers, PCs, MAC, tablets and smart phones as well as audio equipment, which make it an indispensible tool for any number of scenarios. Nikon/Sony/Panasonic/Canon/Red/Arri/JVC/GoPro Whether you are a Hollywood DoP needing a high quality review and tagging tool from an Arri, RED, Canon or Sony camera, or an independent filmmaker using a Nikon DSLR for end-to-end digital production, the Ninja-2 makes all types of production faster, better and easier, and at very little cost. James Cameron used Atomos field recorders on his Deep Sea Challenge - need we say more? From 4 miles down to 20,000 feet up, Ninja-2 will record your adventures in super high quality – it’s got you covered on land, air and sea!

Pristine Playback & Playout SmartLog – Just Mark & Tag
Use your Ninja-2’s 800x480 16:9 screen to navigate through and review your footage, to mark in and out points and input XML tags. Instantly show your material to production colleagues, clients or talent, and check each shot in detail, during or after the shoot – logging their suggestions without leaving the set. Review and edit an entire day’s shoot on-set, or while travelling, with high-quality playback and comprehensive clip logging & navigation controls. Just touch “Play” on the Ninja-2 touchscreen and view your full HD recordings, with up to of 10 hours playback and editing on one battery charge (and don’t forget our patent-pending Continuous Power for unlimited operation in the field)

Instant editing on MAC or PC!
The Ninja-2 seamlessly migrates your productions to the efficient and cost-effective world of file-based workflows. By recording directly to a production-quality, edit-friendly format, it bypasses the codec in the camera and eliminates time-consuming capture and conversion.

The Ninja-2’s tight integration with Apple ProRes® and Avid DNxHD means recorded footage is instantly and natively editable in Final Cut, Media Composer, Premiere, EDIUS, Vegas and Lightworks.

Everything you need
Ninja-2 works right out of the box, you can be using it within minutes! We supply everything (except storage media) in a tough professional carry case.