Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.11.110 Adds High Speed 4K Support for Sony FS700 and Canon C500

About a month ago Convergent Design released firmware update 2.10.141 for their highly successful external monitor/recorder hybrid the Odyssey7Q and its (almost) twin the Odyssey7, announcing the latter is now finally shipping.

The July firmware update added Monitoring LUT support for LOG footage from ARRI ALEXA (Log-C), Canon C100/300/500 (C-Log), Sony F3 (S-Log), Sony F5/F55 (S-Log2), Sony F5/F55 (S-Log3) and Sony FS700 (S-Log2)to Rec.709 in both ProRes 422 HQ and Uncompressed DXP, as well as additional slow-motion recording speeds for the FS700 as well as other features.

And because Convergent Design are not your “run-of-the-mill” company, they’ve just decided to improve their recorders and make your life easier on set. The company just released a new firmware update version 2.11.110, which adds even more features to the already awesome monitor/recorders, as well as fixing some previous issues.

Here’s a rundown of the NEW Features in firmware update 2.11.110:

  • Higher Frame Rates For Apple ProRes 422(HQ) In 1080p – Apple ProRes 422(HQ) recording is now enabled in 1080p50 and 1080p59.94.
  • Integrated Deck Control And Scrubbing in Play Mode – Scrubbing through clips is now available both while the file is playing and when paused.
  • Selectable Pixel Zoom Drag Orientation – When using the finger drag function to select the section of the image visible in Pixel Zoom function, the drag orientation can be set to follow the finger move (drag the image) or oppose the finger move (drag the window).

ODYSSEY7 7Q 4k shooters


New Recording Features (Odyssey7Q Only)

  • New POV Raw Record Option Available For Purchase or Rent – The POV RAW Record Option is for various special function cameras with Raw output. The Raw data is captured as Cinema DNG files. The POV RAW Record Option is $1,495 to purchase or $99/day to rent through the Convergent Design website.

Supported POV cameras include the IO Industries Flare 2KSDI and the IndieCam indieGS2K. Supported RAW formats for these cameras are as follows:

IO Industries Flare 2KSDI:

  • 2K at 2048×1080 23.98p – 60p 10-bit RAW
  • 1920×1080 23.98p – 60p 10-bit RAW

IndieCam indieGS2K

  • 2K at 2048×1080 23.98p – 60p 10-bit RAW
  • 1920×1080 23.98p – 120p 10-bit RAW
  • 1920×1080 23.98p – 60p 12-bit RAW

Additional Recording Features (Odyssey7Q Only)

  • Canon C500 High Speed RAW Support — Canon Cinema RAW “4K Half RAW” mode 4096×1080 is supported at 50p/60p and 100p/120p. The Odyssey7Q currently supports the original full frame height version of the Canon 4K half RAW, not the “4Kx1K” cropped mode. Only the highest frame rates in the Slow & Fast modes are currently supported.
  • Sony FS700 4K2HD Recording Up To 60p — FS700 4K RAW to HD Apple ProRes 422(HQ) is now available up to 60p (59.94). 50p is also available.

Fixes and Improvements

FIXED Time of Day timecode issue
FIXED Backward file compatibility during firmware updates
FIXED “Ticking” audio after 720p file recovery
FIXED Black dots in live image when overexposing or white-clipping
FIXED False-triggering when Odyssey set to camera trigger
FIXED Timecode triggering in 720p
FIXED False “Warranty Void” notice on some units from previous firmware
FIXED 1080psf audio sync issue in Playback
FIXED Pixel Zoom mode distorting of image on OLED
IMPROVED Touchscreen response
IMPROVED Touchscreen re-calibrates by engaging F1 Lock button

For more information and/or to download the latest firmware for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q visit https://convergent-design.com/all-downloads

An Odyssey SSD or Odyssey Utility Drive is required to perform the update.

[via DVINFO]

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