Mic/Line in (1)
A 3.5mm input jack is located under the power button. Channel selection and volume for headphone monitoring is via the audio controls section, accessible by touching the audio meters in the top right side of the screen (monitoring mode) or in the bottom right of the screen (homescreen mode).
Headphone/audio out (2)
A 3.5mm headphone jack is located above the remote port. Channel selection and volume for headphone monitoring is via the audio menu page on your NINJA V. To access this menu, tap the audio meters in the upper right side of the touchscreen (monitoring mode) or in the bottom right of the screen (homescreen mode). For more details refer to the Audio Meters section.
When monitoring any channels please ensure that the headphone selection is set to the stereo pair you’d like to monitor.
Remote/Calibration Port (3)
The calibration 2.5mm jack on the right hand side (looking from the front), allows for the connection of the Calibrite ColorChecker Display Pro / Display Plus calibration device. The calibration unit utilizes the optional USB to serial adapter cable. The latest version of the ATOMOS Calibration software is available at www.atomos.com/support
For optimal calibration it is recommended that your NINJA V is powered for 30 minutes prior to calibration.
For remote operations via this port, ATOMOS supports both LANC in Sony and Canon format. The NINJA V uses LANC Client so a LANC controller must first be attached to a camera and the output taken out via a Y cable to the NINJA V.
AtomXpansion Port (4)
Enhance your NINJA V through the built-in modular AtomXpansion port. Bi-directional high speed video, audio and power are available. Expansion modules dock into the battery slot and can be stacked, passing power and offer advanced connections and functions. www.atomos.com/accessories
HDMI in (5)
The video input is a full size HDMI 2.0a connection used to receive the video. This connection also supports embedded audio and timecode if your camera or device sends these out over HDMI. The image is both displayed and recorded to the ATOMOS monitor/recorder storage media.
Most mirrorless cameras and camcorders send 2 channels of audio over HDMI but the NINJA V can record up to 8 channels of digital audio embedded in the HDMI signal if supported.
HDMI Out (6)
This is for connection to an external monitor or other device with an HDMI input. It carries a loop-through of the incoming HDMI signal in record and standby mode, and the playback signal when the NINJA V is in playback mode. This output is 2.0a and can carry either a 4K or HD signal (with the option to down convert the 4K input to HD).
Video Scale Convert
Video out also has the option for a downscale to be applied allowing your 4K input to be converted to a 1080 HD output for use with existing HD equipment. DCI signals with a 17:9 aspect ratio have the option to be cropped to 16:9 to support a wider range of output displays.
3D LUT Output
3D LUTs can be applied to the outputs of the NINJA V and LUTs can also be selected to be applied to the outputs and routed out to other equipment via the HDMI connections.
The NINJA V can read the incoming HDR information frame from compatible cameras that indicates if a signal is HLG or PQ. You can set the NINJA V to automatically detect this and loop this out. You can also convert between a Log input to HDR display standards or between HLG <> PQ, and Dolby. For more information refer to Understanding HDR and Log in the Monitoring and Recording section.