ATOMOS CONNECT attaches to the AtomXpansion port on your NINJA V and provides additional connections and functionality. It features a 12G-SDI input, ATOMOS AirGlu™ wireless sync timecode technology for direct, long-range communication between devices, multiple power options to accommodate a variety of on-set scenarios, plus Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit Ethernet. When attached to the NINJA V, the ATOMOS CONNECT transforms professional cinema, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras into fully connected devices that support a range of advanced cloud-based workflows. For more information on cloud-based workflows refer to the ATOMOS Capture to Cloud section.
To use the ATOMOS CONNECT with your NINJA V, ensure you have AtomOS firmware version 10.8 or later installed. Visit atomos.com/support to download firmware for your device.
ATOMOS CONNECT Connections
a. RJ45 Ethernet Port
1Gbe Ethernet for a high-speed robust hardwired network connection.
b. RF Antenna Connector
Connect the supplied RF antenna for AirGlu™ wireless SYNC functionality.
c. Tally Light
Red Tally light on the rear of the unit will flash when recording. Tally light can be enabled/disabled in the Using Standards - Native / Rec.709 / HLG / PQ.
d. SDI Connector
The SDI input connector is 12G compliant and backwards compatible with 6G, 3G and 1.5G signals.
e. WiFi Antennas
Connect the two supplied WiFi antennas in this position. Wi-Fi 6 provides high performance wireless connection and mobile hotspot support
f. Battery Slot
Attach NP-F / L-Series batteries or a Battery Eliminator to supply power.
You cannot attach or 'stack' AtomX modules to the Battery Slot (f) on the ATOMOS CONNECT accessory.
g. Battery Release
Press and slide an attached power source away from the unit to remove it.
h. Thumb screws
Use the provided thumb screws to securely attach the CONNECT to the left side of your NINJA V.
Take care not to over tighten the thumb screws.
Master Caddy II does NOT fit into the NINJA V media slot when ATOMOS CONNECT is attached. Only Master Caddy III, AtomX SSDmini or AtomX CFast Adapter should be used in this scenario.
Attaching / Removing ATOMOS CONNECT
The ATOMOS CONNECT attaches to your NINJA V in the same way that you attach AtomX modules to your NINJA V.
To attach the ATOMOS CONNECT to your NINJA V:
Gently slide ATOMOS CONNECT into the AtomXpansion port until it clicks into place.
When mounting ATOMOS CONNECT, make sure that it clicks into place.
Tighten the thumbscrews (h) to secure ATOMOS CONNECT in place.
Take care not to over tighten the thumb screws.
To remove ATOMOS CONNECT from your NINJA V:
Ensure that any inserted media is removed from your NINJA V before attempting to remove the ATOMOS CONNECT from your NINJA V.
Attaching the Antennas to ATOMOS CONNECT
There are three antennas inside the ATOMOS CONNECT box. Two of the antennas are identical in size and shape and one is smaller in length. The two longer antennas are the Wi-Fi antennas, and the smaller antenna is the RF antenna.
Unscrew the Antenna mount covers from the positions indicated, and store them in a safe place. When the antennas are not attached, these covers should be screwed in place to protect the antenna connectors.
Screw the 2 x Wi-Fi antennas into the Wi-Fi connectors on the top of ATOMOS CONNECT.
Attaching Power to ATOMOS CONNECT
The ATOMOS CONNECT can be powered by the DC Power Supply and Battery Eliminator that were supplied with your NINJA V, an optional D-Tap to DC Barrel Coiled Cable (ATOMDTPCB2) or NP-F / L-Series type batteries. Connect your chosen power source to the battery slot (f) to provide power in the same way you would attach a power source to your NINJA V.
Connecting a power source to the ATOMOS CONNECT supplies power for both NINJA V and CONNECT.
The first time you power on your NINJA V with ATOMOS CONNECT attached, you will be prompted to select your region of use. Tap Region to cycle through the options and then tap on Confirm. This message will also appear after performing a factory reset and after installing new AtomOS firmware.
To attach an NP-F / L-Series type battery to ATOMOS CONNECT
Place the battery in front of the retaining lug, align with the connectors and slide the battery into the battery slot (f) until it clicks into place
To attach a Battery Eliminator to ATOMOS CONNECT
Secure the DC power supply to the DC jack on the Battery Eliminator.
Alternatively, secure the optional ATOMOS D-Tap to DC Barrel Coiled Cable (ATOMDTPCB2) to the DC jack and connect the other end to a D-Tap power source.
To remove a Battery Eliminator or battery from ATOMOS CONNECT
Connecting to the Atomos Cloud
For information on how to connect to Wi-Fi or Ethernet networks, refer to the and How to connect to an Ethernet network pages. For information on the Atomos Cloud Studio and the procedure for connecting to the Atomos Cloud, refer to CONNECT MODE and ATOMOS Capture to Cloud