Atomos Cloud Studio is Live – CONNECT Series Now Shipping

Atomos Cloud Studio, which is a complete set of cloud-based services for livestreaming and remote collaboration, is finally available. It integrates with the new Atomos CONNECT  module for NINJA V/V+, ZATO CONNECT, and SHOGUN CONNECT devices, which are now shipping to customers worldwide. Let’s take a closer look.

Back at NAB 2022, the Australian company launched their first ever network-connected devices, the Atomos CONNECT module for NINJA V/V+ and the SHOGUN CONNECT. Shortly after, the affordable ZATO CONNECT HDMI streaming monitor joined this family of cloud-connected devices. 

At the show, the company also provided a sneak peek of Cloud Studio, their complete suite of video production tools for real-time collaboration and streaming. The service has now officially launched, while the new hardware is ready to ship. Let’s take a closer look.

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Atomos Cloud Studio now available

Atomos Cloud Studio consists of a series cloud-based tools grouped into three main services. The first one to become available is Atomos Stream, which will soon be followed by Atomos Capture to Cloud. Additionally, Atomos Live Production, which is a virtual control room for live video and multi-camera shoots, will launch in September.

Atomos CONNECT for NINJA V/V+. Source: Atomos

Atomos Stream allows users to exploit their CONNECT module, ZATO CONNECT, or SHOGUN CONNECT to stream directly to some of the most popular platforms, including YouTube, and Twitch. According to the company, Facebook Live will join the list very soon. Currently, the service only enables delivery to a single platform. However, Atomos announced that they will soon launch a “premium” service to support multiple platforms simultaneously.

Moreover, the Atomos CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT will receive a firmware update shortly to enable integration with frame.io‘s Camera-to-Cloud (C2C) technology. This will grant editors and remote collaborators immediate access to the footage that’s being captured on set using the network-connected devices.

Atomos CONNECT products now shipping worldwide 

The Atomos CONNECT range of products, which includes the Atomos CONNECT, ZATO CONNECT, and SHOGUN CONNECT, is now ready for shipping. This series of products offers access to Atomos Cloud Studio for productions of all levels and budgets.

Atomos CONNECT for NINJA V/V+. Source: Atomos

The Atomos CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT are respectively an additional module for the NINJA V/V+ and an all-in-one 7” monitor/recorder with network connectivity features. Both devices support frame.io Camera-to-Cloud integration and can instantly upload a 1080p proxy file to the cloud-based collaboration platform, while recording a high-quality DNxHR/DNxHD/ProRes, or ProRes RAW version of the footage.

Atomos SHOGUN CONNECT. Source: Atomos

On the other hand, the ZATO CONNECT is a 5” all-in-one monitor with streaming capabilities. It can take a HDMI video feed from a variety of cameras or a USB UVC webcam source and immediately stream it to the cloud via wi-fi 5 or Gigabit Ethernet.

Atomos ZATO CONNECT. Source: Atomos

Price and availability

The new Atomos CONNECT for NINJA V/V+, ZATO CONNECT, and SHOGUN CONNECT are available for purchase on B&H and CVP. Pricing is as follows:

  • CONNECT module for NINJA V/V+ – $399 (B&H / CVP)
  • ZATO CONNECT – $399 (B&H / CVP)
  • SHOGUN CONNECT – $1,299 (B&H / CVP)

Moreover, Atomos Cloud Studio will be free for the next 3 months. Then, starting October 2022, it will turn into a monthly-based subscription service with prices starting as low as 5$ per month.

Have you used the Atomos CONNECT, ZATO CONNECT, or SHOGUN CONNECT yet? Are you going to try out Atomos Cloud Studio? Share your experience in the comment section below!

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