Atomos – November launch of NEON 17” and NEON 24” HDR monitor-recorders

In New Product, Newsby detlev

Atomos is excited to announce that the 
NEON 17” and NEON 24” precision HDR monitor-recorders will start shipping in November 2020

The Neon series will start shipping in two sizes, the 17” and the 24”, addressing the increased need for accurate monitoring in both production and post. Accessibility and consistency across the monitoring allows all key image stakeholders that they have got the shot and maintain the creative intent. The two sizes are ideal for; 17” for Focus Pullers, Gaffers, wardrobe/make-up and as a production monitor for mobile laptop edit systems. The 24” is perfect for the video village, DIT, cinematographer, providing an accurate and affordable monitor for an NLE and grading application outputs via industry standard video I/O devices.

Certainty of image

Neon 17” and Neon 24” offer accurate and consistent SDR/HDR monitoring and provide recording functionality for easy shot review or render free output delivery to Apple ProRes or Avid Dnx at up to 4K DCI 60p. Easily deployable in studio, in the edit or for remote workflows all screens are factory calibrated or can easily be user calibrated with the optional USB calibration cable and Xrite i1 Display Pro Plus. 

Full Screen Brightness with deep blacks and wide colour gamut

Neon 17” utilises an FHD 1920 x 1080 panel with, 10-bit display processing, 4K to HD scaling and option for 1 to 1 display pixel mapping. NEON 24” utilises a superb 4K DCI resolution panel with True 10-bit fidelity and HD/2K to 4K UHD/DCI upscaling that avoids interpolation methods. Both NEON displays incorporate Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) to achieve 1000nits/cdm2 full screen brightness, 0nits/cdm2 Black point.

Colour Managed Display Pipeline 

The AtomHDR engine provides the ability to accurately manage your input and display Gamma/Gamut. Selectable monitor modes allow you to work in either SDR or HDR settings, that match both camera acquisition settings, or defined delivery standards including Rec.709, Rec.2100 HLG or ST.2084 PQ. Neon provides native accurate colour with DCI-P3 coverage with Wide colour Gamuts, such as BT.2020, are accurately processed by the AtomHDR engine to deliver consistent representations. Built in transforms, allow for the conversion of LOG to HDR EOTFs for display on the Neon or down-stream to client monitors or utilise 3DLUTs for SDR, to monitor with a specified show LOOK or exposure print down.


Record and Playback modes 

Connect cameras or any video source via SDI supporting up to 4K DCI 60p via 12G or Dual 6G or lower resolutions and frame rates via 1.5/3G SDI with up to 12 channels of embedded audio. HDMI 2.0 provides support for 4K up to 60p and HD up to 120p. Recordings are captured to industry standard Apple ProRes of Avid DNx Codec with rich metadata in the file header to be utilized by your NLE or MAM system to asset orchestration. 
When in the edit Neon is designed to connect via HDMI or SDI to you NLE or grading system I/O to provide 10-bit base band monitoring this is not affected by the computer OS or ICC profile to ensure accurate monitoring from all leading systems in both SDR and HDR. 

Frame Guide and Anamorphic De-squeeze 

Broadcast frame guides with the option of EBU R5 Graphic and Action safe areas can be enabled for on screen display. Cinematic guides are also available and can all be used alongside the anamorphic de-squeeze mode with support for 2x, 1.5x and 1.33x to allow you to match a wide variety of lenses.


Flexible and Upgradeable I/O 

The NEON series adopts a modular approach that ensures the I/O of the monitor is easy to maintain, replace and ultimately upgrade without having to decommission the panel. The Master Control Unit (MCU) is the brain of the NEON, with built in HDMI 2.0 and audio mini jack I/O. The MCU’s AtomX Expansion Port allows for upgrade to the connections, including the AtomX SDI Module which provides 2 x 12G SDI that can be used for dual link or separate inputs or outputs.

App Control 

Built into Neon is LE Bluetooth, providing the ability for remote operation of the Neon via AtomRemote OS from Apple iOS devices running version 12 or above.  Development is underway to expand the control of Neon to other devices.