Enter the Ninja

With all the shooting I’ve been doing on the Canon 5D MkII lately, I’ve realized two things; first, that I like to shoot longer than five minutes at a time, and second, that I need a lot of hard drive space to get the footage in and out of the system.

I’ve used several HDD systems over the years, and I’m particularly fond of the CityDisk system for my Sony Z1U (yes, I’m still using that camera), but I need something that is not a FOCUS FireStore system.

I’ve just been made aware of the Ninja system from Atomos, and I think it may solve my problem.


Atomos Ninja demonstration from UrbanFox.TV on Vimeo.

At $995.00 the price is just right, but the user still needs to purchase the HHD or SSD drives, which adds to the cost.

via Atomos

With all the little extras I’ve been adding to the camera, I probably need to think about getting one of these, too.

This will only set me back an additional $2,500, but it just might be worth it with all the ways it can be configured.

via Redrock Micro

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher is one of those guys that has always loved comics but never got into them until really late in life - like high school in the 80s. He just missed the Crisis on Infinite Earths, but has been around for every major crossover since. Stephen knows his way around video and film production having been a director, producer, editor, and motion graphics artist for projects ranging from small promotional pieces for Wachovia all the way up to regional videos for the Division of Emergency Management. As a prolific writer, Stephen began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen also freelances for the Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog. When not writing, Stephen shares his knowledge as a tenured faculty member at Fort Hays State University. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. Favorite Writers: Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Paul Dini, Adam Beechen, Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges Favorite Artists: Dan Jurgens, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, Freddie Williams III

3 thoughts on “Enter the Ninja

  • September 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Unfortunately the HDMI out from the 5D is not suitable for recording.

  • September 21, 2011 at 12:36 am

    It’s not that the HDMI from the 5D isn’t suitable for recording, it’s that the 5D HDMI output isn’t a “clean” output.

  • September 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    It also drops the resolution of the HDMI output to 480P.

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