The Atomos AtomX CAST is a modular companion for the Atomos Ninja V and Ninja V+ monitor-recorder that uses the AtomX expansion port on the Ninja V/V+ to transform it into an advanced multi-input switcher. The combination of the Ninja V and AtomX CAST becomes the Ninja CAST, a fully functional stand-alone switcher, multiview monitor and broadcast quality recorder that does not require a computer to function. With a high quality 5” HDR touchscreen monitor, 4 x HDMI inputs and physical buttons, the Ninja CAST is the ultimate portable live switching and streaming solution.
Broadcast features for everyone
AtomX CAST is for video creators or anyone who wants to make broadcast quality multi-camera programs simply and quickly from anywhere. It is also for anyone that wants to add professional broadcast quality features to their online meetings, presentations, remote learning/training, virtual conferences, demonstrations or engaging corporate videos. Best of all, CAST is simple and easy to use — you don’t need to be a video professional to achieve great looking results.
Simple Switching and Streaming
The flexible control options allow you to use either the touchscreen or the physical buttons to ‘switch’ between sources when deciding what should be on screen at any one time for broadcast. The illuminated buttons for each input and coloured LED lighting for Program and Preview status allow you to operate the CAST in dimly lit environments.
Easily change from quad view to a single channel view on any of your incoming signals with a tap on the screen. In single view mode, you have access to all the monitor assist tools of the Ninja V/V+, which includes focus peaking, zoom, zebras and more. Tap the screen again and you are back in quad view ready to switch, knowing all your inputs are focused and exposed correctly.
Connect any full HD video source
Connect mirrorless or DSLR cameras, video cameras, computers, consoles or pre-recorded content via HDMI. There’s no need to worry about synchronization, as you can mix & match frame rates up to 60p.
With the Ninja V or Ninja V+ docked in, the AtomX CAST connects via USB-C to your computer and appears as a high-quality webcam. Plug and play allows it to work immediately with all your video applications like Zoom, Teams and Skype without the need to install drivers on the computer first. Add up to 4 camera inputs to bring your presentation or meeting to the next level.
One of the benefits of using CAST with a multi-camera setup, is that you can use the Picture-in-Picture function to display two inputs at the same time. Any of the four HDMI inputs can be used for a Picture-in-Picture effect over the program output with controls for size and location of the overlayed image. You can display a close-up of a product on your desk and display your face as a picture in picture at the same time, whilst you talk about the product.