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I bought one last week from B&H. Haven't been able to really test it out yet but quickly comparing it to my SmallHD High Bright, the screen brightness definitely seems comparable.

 

What's disconcerting is there are multiple items that seem to be missing. Despite it being listed on the back as "In The Box," I didn't come with a Fast Battery Charger, Snap-fast sun hood or Dtap to DC Power cable. If I didn't already have a charger that worked for the batteries I'd have no way to power it. When I get a chance I'm going to call Atomos.

 

I have a Atomos Samurai Blade in addition to my Small HD High Bright, and I'd love to be able to replace both with this monitor.

 

Denny

 

 

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By the way has anyone used the new Shogun Inferno for steadicam work ?

they told me that these Atomos monitors do not have anti glare coating.

 

So they might be bright (1500nits), but what about reflections ?

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I've got a Shogun Flame on my 2nd rig, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

 

I need to add some weight to it, so I might buy a Shape cage for it to add some functional aluminum to it. The power input is a simple circular DC plug on a coily cable to PTAP, but it works and is already better than any of the SmallHD 70x or 50x series monitors.

 

The monitor powers up very quickly, and it VERY bright. Reminds me of my Cinetronic Gen 1 monitor, very bright. The glare could easily be remedied with an antiglare screen protector, but it hasn't really been an issue for me yet.

 

Brightness control is in a touchscreen menu that isn't too buried, once you learn where it is. I also bought a Transvideo clamp/spud adapter to mount it to my Sachtler Tilting Telescoping Monitor mount, but it would work on most/all PRO style spud mounts. http://www.transvideo.eu/store/Clamp-for-Slide

 

Mounts to the bottom 1/4-20 and the 4 additional pegs keep it from spinning.

 

The monitor accepts the SDI record flag, so on any scripted stuff I've done with it, I set the monitor to automatically record once it gets the record flag. Helps serve as a tally/confidence that the camera is rolling.

 

The screen is pretty big, very bright, and only problem I've noticed so far is it gets HOT at full brightness, which also means it chews up batteries pretty quickly. That's fairly common among most bright monitors, though, so it's not a big deal. I do wish that the monitor input voltage could be set to stay on screen, but you can see the voltage input by tapping the power icons in the top right corner (it places the battery readings as an overlay on the screen, would be nice if it could be more discrete).

 

All the inputs are there, I haven't tried making a cable for the REMOTE plug yet but that might be my next project. Anyway, for the price and the versatility of the monitor (and it records!), I am happy to use it on my scripted stuff.

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Thanks a lot William Demeritt for this detailed input ! It's great help :)

 

I am looking for a monitor for a newly built rig for no more than 2500usd, so I've been hesitating

between a second hand Transvideo/Cinetronic (can't find a Boland at this point:) OR a Shogun Inferno (the latest of the family with 1500nits), which does recorder at the same time, but doesn't have the rugged construction of the previous monitors.

I was also worried about reflections, but since you say that even without an anti glare protection it has been Ok, that sounds interesting.

If I get an Inferno I will definitely get a Shape aluminium cage for more weight and protection.

 

Thanks again for your input !

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Will you say it gets hot, but have you tested it in extreme heat environments on top of the heat it puts out by itself? Curious if it holds up.

 

I have not tested it in any environments aside from indoors yet. Those were all ventilated, comfortable spaces with no extreme heat whatsoever. I myself am curious to see how it works daytime exterior on a HOT day, because it gets quite hot when the brightness is way up. Further, I don't think it does any kind of active cooling, it just has copper heatsinks and space for heat to dissipate.

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Hey Vahe

I just saw this post today, sorry about the late response. Im really loving the shogun flame. its really reliable it look great outdoors, I AM FINALLY GETTING WHAT I SHOT to put in a reel! I run it from the zephyr hirose port out. the only thing i notice is that if i get into a high RF area, the monitor gives out. i believe this is because the power/ sdi cable that came with the rig, the sdi cable isnt shielded too well. other than that, its really a great monitor to have! I bought the shape case for its so i could add a yoke to the set up. i really like how Joshua Gitersonke caged his.

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Does the shape cage have 1/4 20's in the center of the side of both sides ? I looked at a few inferno cages but they never had the centered 1/420's. That why I went with the generic monitor cage I could size myself. It really solid like this. The dtap power cable doesn't have the rf problems

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