Atomos Samurai Blade 5" SDI Monitor & Recorder



1280 x 720 On-Camera Monitor & Recorder with 5" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen Display.


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Atomos Samurai Blade features director quality monitor, lossless & edit friendly, proxies on the go with cut & tag editing and low cost media & long record times.

Director Quality Monitor

Real time monitoring with the SuperAtom 5” IPS 325ppi 1280x720 capacitive touchscreen. Monitoring functions at your fingertips including waveform, vectorscope, luma parade, RGB, focus peaking, zebra, false color & blue only.

Lossless & edit friendly

Maximize use of your camera’s spectacular lens & sensor. Bypass internal high compression recording to H.264 / AVCHD / MPEG & upgrade to virtually lossless ready-to-edit 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD with the Samurai Blade.

Proxies on the go with cut & tag editing

Create HD proxies on the Samurai Blade as you record 4K at the camera & in real time rough cut your footage. Tag it as Favorite or Reject and save as a project, ready to finalize in the studio.

Low cost media & long record times

Record to standard 2.5” HDDs and SSDs. A 1TB HDD gives you 10+ hours of Apple ProRes HQ. Buy your choice of media that is affordable, reliable and readily available.

Monitor & Record from your Camera, Mac and PC

Open up Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD post production quality to thousands of devices (cameras, projectors, tablets, phones, game consoles, medical and industrial equipment).


Size Touchscreen: 5”
Aspect Ratio 16:9 native / 4:3 Letterbox
Weight Without batteries & HDD 345g / 12oz (without batteries & HDD), With batteries & HDD 696g / 25oz (with batteries & HDD)
Construction Aircraft-grade Aluminum for durability & portability Fan-less for silent operation
Dimensions 153 x 87 x 48mm, 6.0 x 3.4 x 1.9”
Resolution 1280 x 720
Operating power 3.3W (monitoring only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon, Play)
Supported formats Supported formats (in/out): 4K, HD - high frame rate, HD

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Standard Manufacturer's Warranty

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