The Atomos Ninja Inferno is a 4K video recorder and monitor, priced at $995, that can record up to 60 frames per second in 4K with 10-bit color depth. That’s why it is the ideal companion for the Panasonic Lumix GH5. But the recorder can also be used with most 4K and UHD cameras like the Sony A7S II or the Fujifilm X-T2 which can record max. 30p in Ultra HD resolution (2160p).
You can watch our review & video test of the recorder below:
The Ninja Inferno has a lot of useful features such as focus peaking, zebra, waveform, vectorscope, false color and aspect ratio overlays. One of the features that we use the most is the ability to apply LUTs to see how the finished result could look like. Just like most other recorders the Inferno records the DNxHR and ProRes files on to a 2.5″ SSD. While the big screen is great because it’s easy to judge the image on set, it’s not exactly a handy monitor especially when it comes to filming hand-held. So depending on how and what you film, the size clearly has its advantages and disadvantages.
The Fuji X-T2 doesn’t have an internal flat picture profile but by connecting it to the external recorder it enables the so called F-Log picture style which is Fuji’s Log profile. This gave us the ability to color correct and grade the Ultra HD (cropped to 2.35:1) video clips much better because the color depth is 10-bit instead of 8-bit and the ProRes codec also has a much higher bitrate which prevents banding and the visibility of compression artifacts. The video below features footage we shot in late September 2017 in Berlin with the X-T2.
You can purchase the Atomos Ninja Inferno HERE for $995!