The Ninja Assassin is a portable HDMI external recorder. Following the huge success of the Shogun, the Assassin drops the SDI connectivity and keeps basically everything else. At around two thirds of the price, it’s a bargain for anyone with a GH4, A7S, A7Rii, XC10 or any other 4K capable camera with an HDMI output.
Aside from HDMI in and out, there’s an audio line in and out via 3.5mm jacks and a USB port for unloading your beautiful, huge files. The Assassin records to 2.5” drives or CFAST 2.0 cards, and for the highest frame rates and resolutions, you’ll need an SSD. HDD’s are only good for Full HD recordings up to 30p. For those wanting the highest quality possible, signals up to 10-bit 4:2:2 are supported, depending on your camera.
If you’ve used a DSLR or mirrorless photo camera for video in any capacity, you’ll know how little colour and exposure latitude you have in post-production. The Assassin is the recorder you want to step up your project to the next level.