Digitising analogue video content
Capturing video from digital camera
Preparing video content for editing and or distribution.


The Samurai enables review of footage in realtime onto the pristine 5" display or out onto any HD-SDI capable device, including directors monitors & broadcast equipment. With up to 10 hours battery from the 2 included Lithium Ian Camera batteries, you truly have a deck & monitor in the palm of your hand, a super high quality deck & monitor.

It has a super high-resolution 5" HD/SD SDI monitor with an ideal workflow: from sensor to timeline in unparalleled Apple ProRes quality. All the innovative features of the Ninja plus timecode and genlock and the ability to work with multiple synchronised units. The Samurai is the portable touchscreen HD/SD-SDI recorder/monitor the world has been waiting for.

The Samurai builds on the already impressive HDMI based Ninja to bring a host of new production weapons aimed at camera professionals with HD/SD-SDI cameras:

5" TFT/LCD 800x480 super high resolution screen
HD/SD-SDI Connecitvity
24 PSF support with 24/60i 3:2 Pulldown removal on capture
SDI Play Out or Loop-Though: connect to an external broadcast monitor or director's monitor and record and playback on set

Samurai packs a host of features into its compact, rugged aluminium body:

Recording direct to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD* (* coming Q1, 2012) via HD/SD-SDI - Pristine HD uncompressed video from camera lens and sensor directly to selected codec
Monitoring - Super High resolution 5" 800x480 built in Samurai monitor
Playback - Instant playback for review of Apple Prores files to the Samurai screen
Touch Screen - Simple intuitive touch screen functionality - no complicated menus!
Continuous Power - Atomos Continuous Dual Battery Technology
Affordable Storage - Infinite affordable 2.5" HDD/SSD storage capability

AVDJ Samurai package includes:

2 x 500GB HDD
4x Sony Type batteries and HDD caddy.
Can support HDMI capture/output via adaptors.


SKU VC-003
Model # Samurai
Brand Atomos

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