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shape atomos shogun cage

Earlier this year at the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas, SHAPE showed off a new cage system designed for the Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder / Monitor. The main cage offers several threaded mounts and important HDMI locks, and can be expanded with additional accessories such as Shape's patented Quick Adjustment Push Button Handles, Unique Monitor Mount, 15mm Offset, and Sunhood. Here's a little overview video I put together about some of these features.

If you're planning to use your Atomos Shogun to it's full potential, and want to expand outside of a basic cage, then SHAPE's clever additions will be helpful to that workflow. You can find more information about the SHAPE Cage and expansion accessories for the Atomos Shogun over at SHAPEWLB.com (click here).


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NAB 2015 - SHAPE gives us a tour of their new cage system for the Atomos Shogun Monitor + Recorder.

The optional monitor mount may seem like a small addition, but if you've ever had to work with friction arms on a large monitor, their 15mm monitor mount is the way to go. The design allows you to both swivel and tilt the monitor using SHAPE's patented push button technology.

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SHAPE Adjustable 15mm Mount Bracket

The ATOMOS SHOGUN CAGE from SHAPE is CNC machined from aluminum. Designed to protect while offering up attachment options using the surrounding 3/8" and 1/4" taps. Includes black knobs for the HDMI lock, and can be mounted on and optional adjustable 15mm monitor bracket. Optional handles can also be added to the SHAPE Shogun Cage to be used as a director's monitor.

More information about the SHAPE Atomos Shogun Cage and accessories can be found at the website SHAPEWLB.com (HERE).

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Rik Cordero of RunPlayBack.com gives us a little insight on the latest Atomos Shogun Firmware Update that now offers downscaling to 1080p on the HDMI output. The Atomos Shogun is primarily a video recorder mounted with the camera, and so this downscaled output feature is especially handy when you have to share the feed to a director's monitor (most people aren't working 4K monitors yet). The Shogun also now supports previewing 3D LUTS which allows you to get a better idea of your final grade so that you can set better color and exposure while recording.

While I think very highly about the Atomos Shogun as a 4K Video Recorder, Audio Preamp, and high resolution Monitor, the unit was designed with a plastic exterior. It certainly is lightweight, but also feels fragile (it's probably very sturdy, but feels fragile). Other Atomos products such as the Ninja or Samurai Blade have Aluminum housings.

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Most of the cameras i'm capturing 4K from outputs via the HDMI port. Obviously, a few things I'm always worrying about is cables being pulled loose during production, or possibly even damaging the HDMI port. I've managed to do this on a few monitors already (including a SmallHD, and on a
GoPro HERO3). I'd feel more comfortable if the Shogun HDMI had some type of protection.

The Shogun is still fairly new, but fortunately two companies are already working on Cage solutions for the Atomos Shogun. Any person who currently owns or plans to own the Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder should be interested in these new products.

Shape has teased a few images of their new Cage for the Shogun via Facebook. There appears to be something setup for the HDMI Cables (possibly locks) and a ton of threaded areas for mounting. Optional handles for possibly holding as a Director's monitor. The additional 15mm Clamp would come in handy for mounting power options as the Atomos seems to eat through batteries pretty quick. Not much more information, but Shape says they'll be showing this at NAB 2015 and i'll make sure to stop by and have a chat. [Visit ShapeWLB.com for more news]

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PVGear has also announced a metal Cage for the Atomos Shogun. Also with HDMI locks for both Input and Output HDMI ports, and a separate protection block for the XLR Audio Cable which also locks down the DC Cable. Pricing has not been announced, but expected to start shipping in April.

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