Nauticam releases the NA-Ninja 2

Nauticam is now shipping their housing for the Atomos Ninja 2 recorder/monitor. The housing uses touch screen controls to activate key controls including focus peaking, adjustable zebra, false color twin mode and blue-only exposure check. It is compatible with a wide range of cameras.

It is shipping now at a U.S.A. retail price of $1800.

Press Release.

Ninja 2 housing now shipping.

Innovation Underwater

Nauticam is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the NA-NINJA2 underwater housing for the Atomos Ninja-2 HDMI video production recorder/monitor. The NA-NINJA2 housing provides access to the key recording controls of the Ninja’s touchscreen interface, allowing video recording data rates that can significantly exceed the rate affordable by typical SD or CF card recorder in SLRs.

The Ninja bypasses the image degrading compression used by on-camera flash storage, capturing image date directly from the camera’s sensor and recording it in Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD formats to inexpensive 2.5” hard disks or SSD. In addition to being a high quality recorder, Ninja is also an external monitor with exposure and focus confirmation tools. Atomos recently reduced the price of Ninja2 to $699, providing a 4.3” external monitor and high quality recorder at an attractive price point.

The Nauticam NA-Ninja2 utilizes touch screen controls for key Ninja functions, including focus peaking, adjustable zebra, false color twin mode, blue-only exposure check. The Ninja housing is connected to the camera via Nauticam’s HDMI cable system that uses genuine HDMI connectors with proper shielding and strain reliefs.

The Ninja-2 works with a long list of current cameras, from the GoPro to the Canon C300 and the RED Epic. Examples of cameras with Nauticam housings that support the NA-NINJA2 include the Panasonic GH3, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D7100, Nikon D600, Nikon D800, and RED Digital Cinema System. The Canon 5D Mark III has a recent firmware upgrade that allows for clean HDMI output and features a HDMI start capture flag. The 5DIII can record to the Ninja and internal SD/CF cards simultaneously.

Workflow with the 220mb/s 4:2:2 output (either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD format) is easy and provides more headroom for post processing. With a simple adapter, the 2.5” SSD’s can be plugged directly into a computer using USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. The Apple ProRes files can be dropped directly into non-linear editors like Adobe Premiere CC or Apple Final Cut Pro X with no transcoding required.

Example underwater video shot with the NA-NINJA2:

Model Number: 17902 USA Retail Price: $1800.
Estimated Shipping Date: Aug 14, 2013
More information is available from Nauticam USA. A full USA dealer list is also available.

Contact Nauticam USA:

Chris Parsons
Nauticam USA
2303 N. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale
FL 33311.
Phone: 954-489-8678. Web. Email.

About Nauticam USA:

Nauticam USA is the exclusive wholesale distributor of Nauticam products in the North American Market. Nauticam USA’s warehouse and service center is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our staff of underwater photography experts strives to provide the best customer support and after sale service available. Dealer enquiries are welcome!

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