Atomos Shogun Inferno Firmware v8.42 Released – Supports EVA1 & ALEXA Mini

 

by Ollie Kenchington of Cinema5D | 14th November 2017

Atomos have today released Shogun Inferno firmware v8.42 for their flagship field recorder. The update for Atomos Shogun Inferno’s software brings support for Panasonic’s new EVA1 and Arri’s ALEXA Mini.

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In fact, by introducing complete SMPTE 6G compatibility with the new Inferno Firmware v8.42, Atomos have now enabled audio embedding, timecode and start/stop trigger for any 6G SDI equipped camera or hub/switch.


Bug Fixes

The Shogun Inferno Firmware v8.42 also fixes an HLG and PQ Loop out over value gain issue. In addition, an issue where the HDR slider value was not saved when using Auto HDR mode is fixed. Finally, the system start up time has been sped up by 20%.

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Atomos Updates

It’s great to see Atomos so rapidly developing and deploying firmware updates at the moment. They only released v8.4.0 back in October, which introduced HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support as well as increased frame rate and resolution options for the Panasonic Varicam LT.

Having recently got hold of a Canon C200, which records raw internally (to extremely expensive CFast 2.0 cards), I have a renewed sense of appreciation for the cost-effectiveness of my Atomos Shogun Inferno. The relatively cheap SSDs it takes allow a more usable amount of recording time than would otherwise be possible. As Seb discovered in his C200 review back in June, a 128GB Cfast 2.0 card only holds 16 minutes of raw! If we could just get a raw feed out the SDI on the C200, we could capture over four hours of raw on a 2TB SSD. I live in hope!

You can download the latest firmware for your Shogun Inferno from here.


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