10 August 2022

AtomOS 10.81.00 Firmware Release Notes

Ninja V+ & Atomos Connect

Important Note:

The features introduced in this firmware update are only available if the Ninja V+ is used in combination with the ATOMOS CONNECT accessory. For an in-depth look at the new functionality introduced in this release, visit our FAQs, and check out the CONNECT section in the updated user manual. https://atomos.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/4954313185679

Before setting up Frame.io in Atomos Cloud Studio please ensure the Time Zone, Date and Time are correctly set for your location within your Ninja V+'s Date menu.

If you run into any issues using Ninja V+ with ATOMOS CONNECT, contact support@atomos.com

Installation Note:

Atomos recommends that your Ninja V+ is plugged into mains power before commencing the firmware update.

  1. Insert a compatible, formatted HDD/SSD into the Docking Station.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and copy the ATOMNJP.FW file to the root of the HDD/SSD.
  3. Eject the HDD/SSD (according to operating system guidelines).
  4. Insert the HDD/SSD into the Ninja V+.
  5. If you have Atomos Connect Module ensure this is connected to your device before powering on, as the module firmware will also need to be updated as part of this FW release.
  6. Power on the Ninja V+ and the firmware update process will begin automatically.
  7. If your Ninja V+ is already powered on, you will be prompted to perform the firmware update when a drive containing new firmware is inserted.
  8. Once the update is complete, your Ninja V+ will power itself down.
  9. Power your Ninja V+ back on and the device will automatically start updating the Atomos Connect module.
  10. To verify if the firmware update was successfully completed, navigate to the main menu and scroll to the info tab.

Note: Once firmware 10.81.00 is successfully installed on the Ninja V+, the unit reboots to update the ATOMOS CONNECT firmware. Do not interrupt the firmware installation process.

New Features:

CONNECT to ATOMOS Cloud Studio

Pair your Ninja V+ and get ready to access a powerful collection of new cloud-based video production services

  1. Dial-in your local date, time & time zone in the Date menu on your Ninja V+.
  2. Put your Ninja V+ into CONNECT mode via the button in the CONNECT menu.
  3. Connect your Ninja V+ to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  4. Create a new account on cloud.atomos.com or log into your existing ATOMOS Cloud Studio account.
  5. Add a new device to your account and select Ninja V+.
  6. Enter the three words that are displayed in the Ninja V+’s CONNECT menu after pressing the “Pair” button.

Note: If you've previously added your Ninja V+ to your account for Streaming, you don't need to add or re-pair it again.


Simultaneously record high-quality “hero” and bandwidth- efficient “proxy” files with matching filenames and timecode

Full-resolution “hero” clips (at up to 4Kp30 ) can be recorded in either Avid DNxHR/HD or Apple ProRes, whilst Proxies will be recorded at 1080p resolution in H.265.

Here's how you can set up your Ninja V+ for Frame.io workflows:

  1. Select Frame.io as the destination in ATOMOS Cloud Studio.
  2. You'll be prompted to log in to your Frame.io account. Enter your login details in this step.
  3. In the next dialog, allow ATOMOS Cloud Studio to access your Frame.io account.
  4. Whilst your ATOMOS Cloud Studio account pairs with Frame.io, you'll return to the Devices tab.
  5. Once paired, you will be able to select a Frame.io project as a media destination for your device.
  6. Frame.io will now appear at the bottom of the device box in ATOMOS Cloud Studio. Activate the toggle switch to establish connection to the previously selected Frame.io destination.
  7. Log into your Frame.io acount in a new browser window and navigate to the project you defined as a media destination for your device. Proxy files will be sent and stored in the individual camera folder.
  8. If you take a look at your Ninja V+'s CONNNECT menu now, it indicates that the Device Mode is Frame.io C2C. The selected Frame.io project will also appear at Destination.

    Note: Within your Frame.io project, we advise navigating to the C2C Connections and renaming your Atomos device to match the nickname you've given it in Atomos Cloud Studio

  9. Now that you are connected to a Frame.io project, recording a clip on your Ninja V+ will generate a 1080p, H.265 (HEVC) proxy file that is automatically uploaded to the Frame.io project you selected.

  10. After recording is stopped, a green arrow on screen indicates that the file is being uploaded to Frame.io. Once the upload is complete, your Ninja V+ displays a green circle icon to indicate that the connection is idle.

  11. Now that the files from your Ninja V+ are uploaded to Frame.io, they can be moved, copied, annotated or shared like any other asset in your Frame.io project.

Note: A more detailed guide on how to set up your Ninja V+ for Frame.io Camera to Cloud workflows can be found here.

Note: For more information on how to utilze Frame.io Camera to Cloud, refer to frame.io/c2c or watch the Frame.io Training Series at frame.io/c2c-training

FRAME.IO - CAMERA TO CLOUD (C2C) – Operational Considerations

Bug Fixes:

Known Limitations to be resolved in future releases: