Atomos Shinobi SDI 5" 3G-SDI & 4K HDMI Pro Monitor

The Atomos Shinobi SDI is a 5" HDR Photo and Video Monitor supporting both HDMI and SDI inputs.

Regular Price $499.00 Special Price $479.00

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The Atomos Shinobi SDI is a 5" HDR Photo and Video Monitor supporting both HDMI and SDI inputs.

Accurately view the camera's sensor image over SDI with this new cutting-edge, easy to use 5" 4K FIELD MONITOR with PRO features for ALL budgets.

Atomos Shinobi SDI is a lightweight HDR field monitor for the video professional who needs the flexibility of both HDMI and SDI camera connectivity, or the vlogger wanting to take their production to the next level. Connect 4K HDMI for HDR viewing or SDI for HD-SDI loop out. Run cables between Shinobi SDIs up to 100m (328ft) without degradation of image allowing directors, crew and clients to see what the camera operator is seeing in stunning detail. Shinobi SDI's high brightness 1000nit 5-inch monitor lets crew members preview and see images exactly as intended in any lighting condition, in SDR or HDR. Shinobi SDI is the ultimate monitoring tool in your video production arsenal that won’t break the bank.

HDR monitoring made easy

Shinobi SDI is our first stand-alone compact SDI-capable HDR monitor for professionals where recording capability is not required. It is built to match your high-end cinema and production cameras and can run all day on a single battery. It features all our amazing screen-processing technology and creative simple-to-use monitoring-tools including the new multi-tool ‘Analysis’, designed for perfect real-time image checking. Set your shots up accurately using advanced histograms, waveforms or video scopes; all while seeing what your camera sees.

Compatible in every situation

The Shinobi SDI supports up to 4KDCIp30 HDMI and HDp60 SDI in and out to connect to cameras, broadcast monitors, switchers & recorders. HDMI is perfect for DSLRs, mirrorless, video cameras, phones and tablets. SDI gives Shinobi SDI the advantage of connecting to any existing SD or HD infrastructure.

The 5” SDI monitor that packs a punch

With a stunning 5” 10-bit HDR or SDR display, the Shinobi SDI allows you to see your images clearly in daylight with the near edge-to-edge 1000nit anti-reflection screen. The sleek light-weight design is crafted for maximum efficiency and weighing in at just 226g/7.8oz, it is one of the lightest 4K SDI and HDMI monitors on the market, stealthily attaching to any SDI & HDMI camera setup.

The best of Atomos

The Shinobi SDI utilizes our revolutionary AtomOS 10 platform, packed with an extensive suite of scopes and one touch simple operations. Shinobi SDI includes monitoring tools for focus, framing & exposure, including Focus Peaking, 4:1 / 2:1 / 1:1 Zoom, Zebra, False Color, Frame Guides, SMPTE Safe Area, Waveform, Histogram, RGB parade, Vectorscope, Anamorphic De-squeeze, new multi-view ‘Analysis’ mode and more. Each feature customizable and interchangeable in size, best suiting the Shinobi SDI user.

'Analysis' mode - powerful and simple

At Atomos, we understand how crucial it is to always see what you’re shooting. With the new ‘Analysis’ mode, view a waveform, histogram, vectorscope while simultaneously shooting all at the same time; ensuring complete control of your image. Try switching between different waveform, histogram and vector scope options on the fly with a single touch; adjusting all scopes with a single touch – simple.


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5” SuperAtom IPS LCD

  • Stunning 1000nit calibrated anti-reflection, anti-fingerprint AtomHDR screen for clear daylight viewing with 10+ stops dynamic range
  • Punch in zoom with 4:1, 2:1 & 1:1
  • 1000Nits / cdm2 HDR / Daylight viewable
  • 427 PPI - even higher than Apple's Retina Display
  • Calibrated out of the box with support with Xrite Calibration
  • 10bit Inputs and Image processing
  • 100% of Rec709 calibratable display



  • 1.4b HDMI input
  • 1 x HD-SDI 1 3G/1.5G
  • Loop multiple Shinobi SDIs from HD SDI out to SDI devices like camcorders, switches and control rooms


On camera monitor for Photo and Video

  • Run for 5 hrs on a 5700mAh battery
  • AtomOS 10 – intuitive controls system
  • AtomHDR for log to HDR processing
  • 3D LUTs for customer creative LOOKs
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Without batteries

226g / 7.8oz.

Dimensions (W x H x D mm)

151 x 91.5 x 31.5mm


Polycarbonate ABS

Mounting points

1/4”-20 screw mount. 1x top and 1x bottom



Operating power

4 - 7W

Compatible batteries

NP-F series and supporting accessories. AtomX or other.

Input voltage (battery)

6.2V to 16.8V

Battery time 
(based on 7.4V)

2600mAh - 3hrs, 5200mAh - 6hrs, 7800mAh - 12hrs

2600mAh - 1.5hrs, 5200mAh - 3hrs, 7800mAh - 6hrs


via Battery Eliminator






1920 x 1080



Aspect ratio

16:9 native

Color Gamut


Look up table (LUT) support

3D LUT (.cube format) *Extended Support planned

Anamorphic de-squeeze

2x, 1.5x, 1.33x


IPS panel (capacitive touch), calibration to Rec.709 with optional calibration unit





HDR Monitoring (Gamut)

Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3, Canon CLog / CLog2 / Clog3,
Arri Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320
/ LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 /
LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600, Panasonic Vlog,
JVC JLog1, RED Log3G10 /RED LogFilm, FujiFilm F-log,
PQ10k, HLG, Nikon N-Log

HDR Monitoring (Gamma)

Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine
Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+
Panasonic V Gamut
Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
Rec709 / BT.2020
RED WideGamut / RED DragonColor / DragonColor2 / 
RED Color2 / RED Color3 / RED Color4

Bit Depth

10-bit (8+2 FRC)


1000nit (+/- 10%)

Screen Mirror/Flip

Horizontal Flip (Selfie mode), Vertical Flip
* Landscape/Portrait mode planned for future firmware release


Special AR coating and Anti-fingerprint technology


Video Input


1 x HD-SDI 1.3G/1.5G


1 x HDMI (1.4)


Up to Uncompressed true 10-bit or 8-bit 422
(camera dependent)

Supported Formats (Video Input)

2k DCI 2048 x 1080

23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.97p

UHD 3840 x 2160

23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p

HD 1920 x 1080

23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p

HD 1280 x 720

50p, 59.94p


Audio In (48kHz)


2ch 24-bit 48kHz


8ch 24-bit 48kHz


Audio Out

Headphone out



SD Card Slot

Full size SD Card slot

SD Card Slot allows LUTs to be loaded to the unit and is also used when updating AtomOS firmware



Monitoring Features

Luma Waveform, RGB parade, RGB Overlay, Vectorscope, Vectorscope Zoom, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Anlaysis mode (Multiview scopes: Waveform, Histogram, Vectorscope), Focus Peaking, Zebra, False Color, Blue Only Exposure, Zoom (1:1, 2:1, 4:1), SMPTE Safe Areas, Cinema Guides, Anamorphic Desqueeze.


More Information
  • Atomos Shinobi SDI 5" 3G-SDI & 4K HDMI Pro Monitor
  • 12V-15W AC power supply, 
  • Dummy Battery
  • Quick Start guide
  • Warranty