Atomos Limited has introduced Neon, an all-new line-up of precision 4K HDR field monitor-recorders for on-set or in-studio production where reliable and trustworthy monitoring is essential. Neon comes in four screen sizes, 17-inch, 24-inch, 31-inch and 55-inch, ensuring that no matter the critical production usage, every crew member sees an accurate image representation so directors know with confidence that they have got the shot, that cinematographers ensure consistent exposure, focus pullers maintain the sharpness of an actor's eyes, and so editors and color graders can lock down the creative intent from shot to shot.
"The new Neon series of cinema monitor-recorders are once again definitive examples of Atomos continuing to lead video capturing technology in the cinema industry in the most robust and efficient way possible and, most importantly, at the highest levels of fidelity that creators need," said Jeromy Young, CEO of Atomos. "For nearly a decade we've innovated and delivered the best video monitor and capture products that support demanding on-set requirements and with Neon I could not be prouder of how the Atomos team has elevated our commitment of delivering what today's cinema leaders need to produce their best content."
Neon deliberately does away with touchscreen operation and is Bluetooth controlled by the powerful Atomos iOS App. Recording control has never been easier for any production whether it is a single camera or a multi-camera setup. The App controls 4K recording, syncing and playback on up to 1000+ Neons via Bluetooth; and real-time production tools like focus peaking, exposure, calibration, zoom, waveform monitor, RGB monitor, vectorscope and LUT selection.
The App also shortens the time between capture and final edit by allowing Neons to display real-time playback of captured shots at up to 4Kp60 in ProRes RAW, ProRes, Avid DNx and Cinema DNG. Additionally, all Neonsand any Ninja V with an AtomX Sync Module attached now perfectly frame sync together with the touch of a few buttons on-set via the Atomos iOS App making for effortless importing of synced video and metadata to the editing suite at the end of filming. The metadata is embedded into the quicktime .mov file and is read downstream by computer applications, including Atomos desktop software. With Neon, capture control has never been so easy.
With Neon, the Atomos and Dolby partnership continues with the ability to deliver Dolby Vision live on-set to any Dolby Vision capable TV or monitor. Neons' AtomOS 10 software magically, automatically analyzes the image, queries the TV, and applies the right Dolby color and brightness profiles in real-time for the maximum HDR image on the display or TV, all while your filming. This is a valuable on-set reference check for the creative director and client to ensure continuity of creative intent right to the living room.
Neon17 and Neon24 will be available in August; Neon31 and Neon55 will be available from September. All four are for sale from authorized Atomos Entertainment Resellers priced at $3,999 for the 17-inch, $6,499 for the 24-inch, $7,999 for the 31-inch and $16,999 for the 55-inch.