Atomos has shipped their new 4K recorder and field monitor – The Shogun. Although I don’t own one, it has been getting mixed reviews online.
Here are some links to information and reviews.
Atomos Shogun Introduction: Atomos CEO Jeromy Young goes through the feature set of the initial release of the Shogun. Video Link: http://vimeo.com/114644960
Stefan Czech attaches the Shogun to a Sony A7s and GH4 in this lengthy review. Within this review are a couple good explanations of using the False Color scope (14:45) on the recorder and the difference between 4:2:0 8-bit and 4:2:2 10-bit (26:45).
Video Link: http://nofilmschool.com/2014/12/helpful-crash-course-using-atomos-shogun-4k-recorder-gh4-a7s
Andrew Reid (EOSHD) Review: Lengthy review of using the Shogun
Video Link: http://www.eoshd.com/2014/12/winters-mirror-sony-a7s-atomos-shogun/
Note: One of his test video has music from Anne Haight, which is really nice! It never ceases to amaze me of how putting music to images creates a more entertaining and energetic video.
Herschel’s Take on the Shogun: Since I don’t have one I can’t really give a thumbs up or down. I can say that I have an Odyssey 7Q 4K field monitor and recorder and it has increased the quality of my FS700 material immensely. If I had an HDMI 4K camera I’d seriously look at the Shogun. The really cool thing about these field recorders is that the manufacturer is able to add features and functionalities over time via firmware upgrades so the unit will evolve over time.