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  • Atomos Ninja problems

    Posted by Chris Paul on December 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Sorry to post this here but there is no Atomos forum and I found the most posts about the Ninja in this forum.

    I recently bought one and was excited about recording directly to ProRes. Did a quick test and everything seemed fine. Used a camera and hard drives approved by Atomos. Formatted the drives in the Ninja.

    Did a shoot 2 days later that was a complete disaster. The Ninja seemed to be recording correctly and played back video on it’s screen without issue. When I tried to play video from the Ninja drives on a Mac I could only see a solid green screen and there was no audio. When I tried to copy the files to the mac I got an error message that the data could not be read or written. Tried 2 different macs running 10.6.8. Tried a Mac running 10.7.1 and a Windows Vista machine, each of which said that the drives needed to be formatted. Fortunately I checked and found these problems during the shoot so I switched to the AVCHD recording in camera.

    I have sent a support ticket to Atomos but have not had a reply. They do not have a number to call. Really wishing I had bought an AJA.

    Chris Paul
    POV

    Mario Gongora replied 11 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Adam Dewhirst

    December 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    the firewire connection from the ninja to apples latest operating system doesn’t work. apparently its a bug they are trying to fix. in the meantime you can use the usb connection. not sure if this helps but i had that problem. there is a contact number on the atomos website.

  • Chris Paul

    December 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    It’s starting to look the the problem is a defective dock. Sorry about being cranky about lack of response from Atomos- didn’t realize that they are in Australia!

    Chris Paul
    POV

  • Mario Gongora

    September 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Hi, just wondering if you ever resolved this problem. Same thing is happening to me and I’ve been waiting 2 days for a reply from atomos. Thanks!
    M

  • Chris Paul

    September 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    The problem was a bad dock. Once I had a replacement (and updated the firmware) there were no more problems. I use it regularly now, although I wish I had the newer version with HDMI out. They offered current owners a discount on the new model but I do not see it mentioned on their site anymore.

    Chris Paul
    POV

  • Mario Gongora

    September 19, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Thanks Chris… still waiting for a reply from atomos.
    best,
    M

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