Which Capture Device for the Ninja Inferno?

Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 4.47.44 PM.pngAtomos widely promotes their Ninja Inferno not only as a professional external monitor and recorder for cameras, but also for use as a portable editing and grading monitor – but information on exactly what connector is needed is both scarce and conflicting. I wrote Blackmagic Design and AJA last week, telling them I’d like to use the Inferno to edit HDR video. I haven’t heard back from AJA yet, but here’s the response I got from BMD:

Hi Jon,
Thank you for your mail .
The list of capture devices that can output HDR are

1. UltraStudio 4k Extreme 3
2. UltraStudio 4k Extreme
3. DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
4. DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K

As far as I know, Final Cut Pro has stopped support for quite sometime .
You may want to check with Apple on this .
Louis Wang
Manager, Professional Services

Prices for the four models range from a whopping $3,000 to less than $200, and I was given no further information about their suitability. And, for what it’s worth, Pixel Factory, a local BMD reseller, recommended the Ultrastudio Mini Monitor, a playback device costing only $137.00! Naturally, when I asked if I could bring my Ninja and MacBook to their shop to try it out, they said they’re out of stock. hehe

Rant time. Why is it easier to learn about the habitat of brain-eating amoeba and the symptoms of PMA than it is to find out what connector is needed for the damned Inferno?

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