We Live Switch with the Atomos Shogun 7

The Atomos Shogun 7 now has a live switching feature…and it’s good.

Atomos is incredibly dominant in the monitor recorder marketplace, and one of the ways they do that is staying ahead of the pack. While there is a lot of competition among camera monitors, Atomos generally enters the market with new features first. Case in point, working with Apple on ProRes RAW, which No Film School tested using the Shogun Inferno.

While live switching is nothing new, and there are dozens of available options, including Convergent Design’s Apollo, Atomos managed to add the live switching feature found on Sumo to its Shogun 7 monitor recorder, which is quite unique. There’s no separate device needed, making the Shogun 7 that much more versatile.

How it works

The Shogun 7 has four SDI inputs (2x 3G-SDI, 2x 12G-SDI) that can be recorded simultaneously as separate video sources up to 1080p 60fps. After attaching the cameras, the Shogun 7 enters a quad-view mode and the camera source can be switched by pressing the screen. The mixed output can be sent through HDMI or SDI to an external monitor or to a live stream.

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