Credit: Atomos
The Ninja V Pro Kit adds the versatility of RAW recording over SDI to its popular Atomos Ninja V monitor-recorder.

We’re always a big fan when a company takes existing hardware and can improve it through firmware or a simple upgrade. As consumers, when we invest in something, we generally don’t want to see a new shiny product from that same company released weeks later. It just stings.

Over the last several years, Atomos has become one of those companies that doesn’t SKU you to death wondering which version you should get. They simply take existing hardware and make it better without breaking your bank account.

The Ninja V Pro Kit is just one example from Atomos which allows you to record external 12-bit RAW over dual 12G-SDI connections.

The entire kit includes a Ninja V, AtomX SDI Module, an AtomX 5″ Sunhood, a pre-activated key code that enables Apple ProRes RAW recording over SDI, and other power accessories like a locking DC to D-Tap cable to power the unit from the camera battery.

If you haven’t invested in an Atomos monitor to record RAW externally, this kit is essentially all you need to start, as it allows you to record video over HDMI or SDI. Meaning, not only can you record external RAW from mirrorless cameras like the Sony a7S III, but you can as well with higher-end cinema cameras from Panasonic, Sony, or Canon.