Waukesha, Wis. - Safe Harbor Computers, a supplier to video and 3D animation professionals, will demonstrates the features of the Atomos Ninja alongside Safe Harbor's custom-built Tsunami and Mac Pro workstations at the Illinois Videographers Association Midwest Expo, June 28, 2011.
The Atomos Ninja, a rugged and portable 10-bit field recorder for video cameras and DSLRs with HDMI, will be mounted to a Sony video camera for demonstration purposes. The battery-powered unit takes the live uncompressed HDMI feed from a camcorder and saves it to a 2.5-inch hard drive in the 10-bit ProRes format with 4:2:2 quality, bypassing the compression cameras use when saving HD video to tape or memory card. The captured ProRes files can then be immediately edited in Final Cut Pro without Log and Transfer or any type of transcoding needed. The ProRes clips will also play in Premiere Pro CS5.5 for PC users. Functionality will be demonstrated on both platforms.
Also featured will be Safe Harbor's custom-built Tsunami workstations powered by Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 and Nvidia Quadro by PNY. The Mercury Playback Engine at the heart of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is Nvidia GPU-accelerated, 64-bit native, architected for the future-enabling users to work more fluidly on projects in SD, HD, 2K, 4K, and beyond, says a spokesperson. An Apple Mac Pro workstation will also be on display with unique configurations tailored to specific editing needs.
Literature, raffle prizes, exclusive show specials and coupons will be available to all attendees at the Safe Harbor booth. Staff will be discussing the various performance levels of Tsunami and how Safe Harbor can work with customers to meet specific needs and budgets. Show attendees will be able to visit the booth, talk with video professionals, and learn how the Atomos Ninja, with an optimized workstation from Safe Harbor, helps to maximize production workflows.