At long last, I can confirm that the Shogun Inferno ($1,195) does indeed work with the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor ($137) and 2016 MacBook Pro. This is currently one of the least expensive options for grading HDR in Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve on a Mac. A word of caution: the Ninja Inferno will not work with the BMD UltraStudio Mini Monitor.

I’d like to thank Lewis Brown, Dave Klopsteins and Akash Chakravarty over at Atomos for helping to make this happen.

2 thoughts on “The Shogun Inferno as HDR Grading Monitor

  1. Good to know that SDI works. Was there any word on whether there could one day be a firmware update for the Ninja Inferno to make it suitable for monitoring over HDMI? I’m a bit unimpressed with Atomos that they would claim that it can be used as a monitor and yet it can’t. At least they seem to reply to your support ticket

    1. In fact, Atomos ended up going way beyond just good customer support. I do agree however that better documentation would be desirable. If you’ve got a Ninja Inferno, it should work with a DeckLink and a TB chassis like the Akitio. The downsides are extra cost for the enclosure and the size of the unit.

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