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Atomos Neon – new HDR Cinema Monitor-Recorder

Posted by: René Shoukier  /   Category: General / Manufacturer   /   No Comments

During this years Cinegear, Atomos has announced their new line of monitoring and recording displays,  the so called “Neon“.  The Neon comes in four sizes (17”, 24”, 31” and 55”), that can be synced together to provide an ecosystem of field monitors, all controlled by the Atomos App.

What do you need to know?

The Neons’ 512 zoned dynamic backlight displays provide a calibrated 4KDCI 180-degree perfect viewing, 10-bit DCI-P3 100% color coverage, and 1,000,000:1 HDR-ready contrast. Editors and color graders can lock down the director’s creative intent from shot to shot, frame by frame and review it across varying displays from SDR to HDR – accurately in real-time. With the built-in 4Kp60/HDp240 Apple ProRes RAW recorder capturing each take, Neon enables quick review and real-time playout with Dolby Vision to reality test content on domestic TVs.

Operation of the Monitor/Recorder

Atomos decided to not go with touchscreen operation, but instead with a Bluetooth controlled operation by the Atomos iOS App or a physical remote control. Neon has the simple-to-use AtomOS built into it so that you can use the App to access real-time production tools including focus peaking, exposure, calibration, zoom, waveform monitor, RGB monitor, vector scope and LUT selection.

Resolution of the Monitor

The four different screen diagonals come with with different resolutions:

17″ – Full HD (2048 x 1080) – 142ppi
24″ – 4K DCI (4096 x 2160) – 193ppi
31″ – 4K DCI (4096 x 2160) – 147ppi
55″ – 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) – 84ppi


If you use more than one Neon in your production, you can sync them asynchronously together using the Atomos iOS App. You can also sync the Neons to any Atomos Ninja V using an AtomX Sync Module attached. Meta-data is captured for the entire production in every file recorded, avoiding the need for a sidecar file.

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