Atomos Ninja Blade


Introducing the ultimate HDMI recorder-monitor for filmmakers.

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.

The Ninja Blade is the worlds 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 aluminum it is both lightweight and robust making it suitable for use not only in studios but also in the most challenging field environments.

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 editing codec directly to 2.5" Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) media via a removable Atomos Master Caddy.


  • 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/or Connect H2S converter.
  • Device playback and play out 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 Spyder colour calibration tool (optional accessory) provides quick and easy calibration of the Ninja Blade screen to the REC709 standard. User adjustment to gamma, Y-lift and Y-gain is available on the fly.
  • Includes a protective carrying case.

*DNxHD requires activation at atomos.com/support, support 8/10-bit formats.