The Atomos Ninja Star Pocket-Size ProRes Recorder & Deck is a compact, lightweight HDMI recorder which stores video to CFast cards. It records up to 1080/30p resolution video via the HDMI output from capable cameras and uses edit-ready Apple ProRes HQ, 422, or LT codecs at 10-bit with 4:2:2 color sampling.
The Ninja Star offers similar recording options to Atomos Ninja monitor/recorder models, but strips away the monitor portion to create a lighter, more compact option. This is useful for users who want to keep their camera rig size manageable, or who already own an external monitor and want to add onboard ProRes recording. At only 4.6 oz, the recorder is even light enough for many quadcopter or multicopter setups.
The Ninja Star records to readily available CFast cards (generation one or later), which are highly reliable and offer fast read/write speeds. It also features time code and start/stop trigger support, an audio line-in, and an HDMI loop-through output for sending the signal to an external monitor. A battery and battery charger come included. For flexible mounting options, a mounting cheese plate is also included which provides 1/4"-20 threaded holes along the bottom and the sides. The recorder and all accessories come packed in a carry case for convenient storage and transport.
|Connections|| 1 x Micro HDMI In |
1 x Micro HDMI Out
1 x 3.5 mm audio line in
1 x USB
|Indicator Lights|| Audio levels |
Battery charge level
|Resolution|| 1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 |
1920 x 1080pSF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1920 x 1080i 50/59.94/60
1280 x 720p 50/59.94/60
|Codec / Format Support||Apple ProRes HQ, 422, and LT (10-bit, 4:2:2)|
|Storage||1 x CFast, generation 1.0 or higher|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||3.5 x 2.3 x 0.8" (8.9 x 5.8 x 2.0 cm)|
|Weight||4.6 oz (130 g)|
|Package Weight||2.5 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.394 x 6.457 x 4.095"|