Go-Anywhere Dual-Battery Micro Converters For Everyday And Emergencies.
Translate freely between HD-SDI and HDMI, remove Pulldown, and generate test patterns with self-powered, modular converters. Keep them in your toolkit and your pocket.
Connect converters are the ultimate portable, battery-powered conversion tool. Connecting HD-SDI to HDMI (Connect S2H) or HD-SDI to HDMI (Connect H2S), they remove Pulldown (reverse-telecine) where necessary, and include an inbuilt test pattern and audio tone generation for confidence - all in a compact, rugged and modular form-factor.
Atomos have included the world's first dual battery (one internal and one external) system into the Connect converters, which inherit Atomos' Patent-Pending Continuous Power system. With up to 32 hours continuous operation from one external battery and the ability to swap batteries on-the-fly thanks to the internal power cell, Continuous Power is a major advantage in any remote location, away from the studio. Just connect and forget: they'll last the entire event. (AC power options also available).
Future Proof 3G.
Connect converters are future proof, as well. With true 3G chipsets and updatable hardware, they are a sound long-term investment. Ideal for use with Electronic Viewfinders (EVFs), large-screen monitors, cameras, decks, video switchers and field recorders, they integrate perfectly with Atomos’ Samurai and Ninja recorders for extra video input and output options.
"Atomos is all about turning great ideas and mind-bending technology into awesome, practical products - always going just that bit further than anyone else," said Jeromy Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Atomos. “With Connect, we’ve designed two products that are not only outstanding format converters, but they remove pulldown, supply test patterns and audio tones, and have multiple power options including dual battery, which means you’ll never be without a working product, whatever happens. These really are the ultimate tools for video production and infrastructure.”
Young continues, "At the same time, with these converters, we've added what everyone's been asking for: an HDMI input and output to the Samurai, and an HD-SDI input to the Ninja."
Not Just Stand Alone Conversion.
Connect's clever design means that they can be used stand-alone or attached unobtrusively to any device with a Sony NP battery plate (or other similar mounting systems with an adaptor plate). Simply by adding a Connect converter to a Marshall monitor for example, that monitor inherits Atomos' Continuous Power technology, allowing uninterrupted monitoring in the field. In the studio, up to 6 Connect converters can be rackmounted using Atomos rackmount adaptor. Multiple Connects can be stacked and powered from a single battery source.
A host of thoughtful features make Connect converters “must-have” additions to any digital toolbox:
Pricing and Availability.
Connect converters are expected to be available in March 2012 for £219 / €249 / $349 USD.