Convergent Design just announced a price reduction on their popular Odyssey7Q+ monitor/ 4K Raw recorder that has been quite popular with Sony FS700/FS5 and Varicam LT users. The new retail price for Odyssey7Q+ been reduced from $1795 (USD) to $1,495 making the Odyssey7Q+ an automatic addition to many people’s wishlists. If you own a Sony FS5 and you have the Sony FS Raw license and have been contemplating a Raw recording option for an external recorder, now is probably the best time to pull the trigger on an Odyssey7Q+, which can record 4K Raw up to 60p and 2K/240fps from the FS5 (provided, of course, you have both the Sony FS Raw license on your FS5 and also the Odyssey Raw Bundle from Convergent, which is currently priced at $995)
According to CD …this change will align our pricing with current industry trends, and represents a high level of value and performance for customers.
For those not yet familiar with the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ – it is a workhorse of a 4K raw recorder, and probably the most powerful third party 4K Raw recorder out there; the unit features a rugged cast magnesium case, gorgeous OLED display, a full suite of monitoring tools – Waveform Vectorscope, RGB Parade etc, 3D LUT support, and ProRes Proxy to ProRes 4444 recording, clearly setting it apart from the crowd.
Comprehensive RAW support and the Apollo multi-channel recording options elevate the Odyssey7Q+ to the premiere class.
Free Titan HD Extract Upgrade
Titan HD Extract, formerly priced at $795, is now available as a free upgrade to all Odyssey7Q/7Q+ and Apollo owners. Titan HD Extract empowers users to effectively create multi-camera productions from a single 4K camera.
Titan records three streams from a single 4K source: one HD downscale of the entire 4K raster and two HD extracts based on user-defined movable windows (within the 4K image). Multi-camera production has never been more simple and cost-effective.
The Most Comprehensive RAW Support – (including the Panasonic EVA 1 soon)
When combined with the Odyssey Raw Bundle update, the Odyssey7Q+ offers the most comprehensive RAW support available on the market, including full support for ARRIRAW, Canon RAW, Sony FS series RAW, POV RAW and Panasonic Varicam LT (and soon AU-EVA1) RAW.
The dual SSD architecture, found exclusively on the Odyssey7Q+, enables RAW recording and playback of 2Kp/240 and 4K/60p. RAW to ProRes recording is also supported for a variety of different cameras.
Multi-Camera Production Powerhouse
The Odyssey Apollo Option (paid upgrade) enables quad-channel HD / dual-channel 4Kp30 recording and playback. Essentially, four recorders in one. The Odyssey Apollo Option dramatically reduces the amount of gear required for multi-camera production.
Most importantly, the Apollo Option saves hours of time in post-production by recording all streams to a common codec, with the same timecode and consistent file naming and starting frame. Apollo’s exclusive AV Align feature can correct audio/video sync issues commonly found in multi-camera productions that use a mixture of different cameras.
[via Convergent Design]