The Atomos Sumo M has just been unveiled at IBC 2017, along with new converters and a new HDR collaboration with YouTube.
After the success of the Atomos Sumo – the impressive 19″ HDR Monitor-Recorder – Atomos has decided to release a monitor-only version. Atomos has also announced a collaboration with Google’s YouTube division to enable easy HDR uploads and, going back to its roots, Atomos is also releasing a wide range of converters for the broadcasting and film industry.
Atomos Sumo M
In an earlier article this year, we talked about the Atomos Sumo, a 19″ Monitor/Recorder that can handle 4K 12-bit Raw, 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR, as well as 1080/60p live switching and recording. The Atomos Sumo M offers much of the same functionality, minus the recording feature. The display panel is the same, and it still includes its impressive HDR features. Here are the features in detail:
- 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen Display
- 10-Bit FRC Monitor Processing
- HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI Inputs/Outputs
- SDI/HDMI Cross Conversion
- 1200 cd/m² Brightness
- Import LUTs from Master Caddy Media
- HDR Mode with 10-Stop Dynamic Range
- High-Bright Mode for REC. 709 Viewing
HDR Collaboration with YouTube
Atomos has announced that it will be collaborating with Google’s YouTube division to make HDR workflow easier. Atomos has embedded a flag into their ProRes files that’s automatically recognised when uploaded to YouTube. YouTube then converts the files to H.265 and, upon detecting that flag, will display the content in HDR whenever someone with an HDR-capable monitor plays the content. This metadata flag is also kept while editing in platforms such as Final Cut X and Adobe Premiere, with AVID getting compatibility with this flag → continue…
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