Pressing the Play button switches the device into playback mode and the last clip recorded on to the drive will instantly begin to playback. Playback allows you to instantly analyze the content. This is key for establishing if takes are correctly focused, lighting has changed, or previewing recorded content with LUTs applied.
The first time the Play button is pressed after recording a clip, the last clip recorded will playback. If you switch back to REC mode after doing this and press the Play button again, the file at the top of the file list will playback.
Once within Play mode the complete Monitoring and Edit tool sets are available by tapping the buttons. Switch from Monitor to Edit tools by toggling the MON and EDIT buttons. Clips/Playlist can be selected by tapping the folder icon in the lower right of the screen, or skip to the next or previous clip via the on screen controls. Additional controls allow you to scrub through clips, set the playback speed and direction, as well as the ability to set the play mode to Loop.
All these functions can also be used in ‘Playout’ mode, and your footage can be viewed on a larger screen or monitor for review and appraisal. You can even apply Log curves and LUTs to your clips as they are played back.
Playback Mode / Home
Jump to Record Home Screen
Play and pause the current clip
Reveal/hide monitoring tools. Toggle on/off
Reveal/hide edit tools. Toggle on/off
Touch to access Playback settings and tools.
Browse recorded files
These controls become available during playback.
Scrub forward and back through the clip.
The percentage slider allows for you to set the playback direction and speed. This is perfect for previewing high frame rate at half or quarter speed such as 60p at 30p in either forward or reverse directions.
Playback at 2x or 4x speeds both forward and in reverse.
Jump to next or previous take.
Whilst a clip is Paused these buttons have the ability to step the clip by 1 frame either forward or reverse to give you chance to analyze the clip in more detail, this is especially useful when combined with the 2:1 zoom function.
Tapping this icon, you can put the clip into loop playback. In and out markers for loop can be placed and cleared using the edit tools. For more information, refer to the Edit section.
One of the key elements of the NINJA V+ is the ability to utilize the monitor recorder as a playback and playout device for the content that has been recorded whilst maintaining the same visually lossless high quality images. NINJA V+’s playout capability also allows you to send the live and recorded footage out to a larger HDMI monitor or switcher.
Pressing the filename or folder button will bring up a list of clips available on the drive. This will show clip name (with Scene shot Take numbers) as well as resolution, codec and duration Tap to highlight a clip, this will show a preview of the first frame in the background. To play the selected clip touch the file name again. To play specific files you can also create a playlist. For information on creating a playlist refer to the How to create a Playlist section.
When the playback content list menu is open, playback will automatically stop.
The codec for each clip is displayed in the white circle to the left of each clip's filename