Failing to do this will record the camera’s menu into the footage. If instead you are planning to record in 4:2:2 10 bit, go to “HDMI Rec Output” then “Bit Mode,”select “4:2:2 10 bit”and then “yes.” We purchased the Shogun thinking that it would be much easier to monitor focus on a 7”screen.

It does work wonderfully in that regard, but we got a lot more than we bargained for.

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The additional benefit of having more reliable and customizable Focus Peaking is very handy.

There are three flavors for peaking: Color, Monochrome, and Outline.

We simply attached a Shogun to each camera, shot Pro Res 422 with clean audio and the only post step required on our end was backing up the Solid State Drives into our TWO G-Tech drives (Amazon • B&H). One is set as the Master and at least one as our Backup.

When possible, we bring additional Solid State Drives with us so during the shoot we can leave the footage on them as a third backup.

The Shogun provides Phantom Power which is essential when using our trusted Rode Lavalier mics (Amazon • B&H).

The Shogun can record 8 channels of digital audio embedded in the HDMI signal and 12 channels of digital audio embedded in the SDI signal.

In terms of monitoring exposure, especially when shooting outdoors, False Color is key.

This feature assigns different colors to areas of different exposure in the image: overexposed areas appear as red, and underexposed appear as blue.

Thankfully Atomos includes a very easy fix; simply go to the Audio menu and from there navigate to the “Audio Options”where you will see an “Audio Delay”preset.

We finally settled on 4 frames for the Audio delay.

The ability to load LUTs and show the client what the footage will look like after grading is priceless.