Extreme filmmaker Levi Allen rocks the Ninja V
Spectacular, gravity-defying shots – that’s what adventure filmmaker Levi Allen needed to capture when he filmed slackliners walking a wire strung hundreds of feet above a canyon. And that’s what the Atomos Ninja V 4k HDR monitor/recorder delivered.
Allen, who specializes in filming action sports, is one of the fastest rising stars on YouTube today and was one of the first shooters to really put the Ninja V to the test, rigging it to his Panasonic GH5 for awesome 4K 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes recording at 60fps direct to SSD drive. The results are stunning. Documenting extreme sports athletes Mia and Spencer required Allen to climb and hike fast with all his gear. Having the Ninja V enabled him to keep his kit lightweight yet still record production-ready professional footage from his mirrorless camera.
The other primary purpose of the Ninja V is as a monitor and here it really excelled. Even though the shoot was outdoors in bright conditions, Allen was able to get perfect, clear monitoring thanks to the 1000 nit high brightness 1920×1080 display. The Ninja V was also the perfect monitor to use when shooting with his DJI Ronin S gimbal thanks to its smaller size and weight.
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