The Shogun Inferno as HDR Grading Monitor

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… Read More

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

In my quest to come up with the easiest workflow for HDR, without the hassle of purchasing a half-dozen LUTs; investing in expensive reference monitors; complex project, rendering and delivery settings; HDR to SDR conversions; complicated scripts; and i/o devices costing as much as a brand new a7R III, I’ve run up against just one… Read More

Ninja Inferno Saga Continues

In spite of my messages to them, Mystery Box, without so much as verifying their claims, still insist that the Ninja Inferno, coupled with the BlackMagic Design Ultrastudio Mini Monitor, will work as a grading monitor with any computer: And since you’re working with a 1080 display and are managing the HDR interpretation yourself, you can… Read More

Ninja Inferno as Run ‘n Gun/Portable Grading Monitor Solution?

Atomos markets the Ninja Inferno as a professional tool for cinematographers, with a gloriously bright, 1,500 nit display, heaps of exposure and focusing aids, touch screen interface, a variety of codecs, XLR inputs, Atom HDR for obtaining perfect exposure with Log footage for HDR delivery, 4K 60p recording, as well as for use as a… Read More

How to Use the Ninja Inferno for Grading HDR Video in Final Cut Pro

Once you’ve set up your project in Final Cut Pro and installed Blackmagic Desktop Video on your computer, you’re just about ready to grade HDR video using the Ninja Inferno as an external monitor. You’ll probably want to edit your project in 1080p and export in 4K. Note: This section is a work in progress! I’m getting… Read More