Convergent Design Adds 4K ProRes to Odyssey 7Q

Odyssey 7Q is one of the flagship products of Convergent Design. A high-resolution OLED Monitor, 4K Recorder and playback all-in-one.

It’s an excellent piece of gear especially for Sony FS700 users who want to record 4K raw and keep the maximum quality through the SDI output of their camera. Now, the recorder will be even more versatile and efficient in terms of recording options.

At IBC Convergent Design announced an upcoming firmware update to the Odyssey 7Q enabling 4K ProRes HQ recording for variaty of cameras.

With the new update, Odyssey7Q users will now be able to record the 4K output from the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Phantom Flex4K into 4K ProRes. Additionally, the 7Q will be able to take the Raw output from the Sony FS700 and Canon C500 and record it to 4K ProRes. An Odyssey7Q recording at 24p to two 512GB Odyssey SSDs can capture 194 minutes (3:14) of 4K material. This is more than three times the recording capacity of 4K RAW.


Odyssey 7Q Full Specifications:

Display 7.7″ OLED (19.5 cm)
1280 x 800 resolution
3400:1 contrast ratio, true blacks
RGB 8-bit color depth
176° viewing angle
Video Connections 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, single/dual link inputs
2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, single/dual link outputs
2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, single/dual link assignable as inputs or outputs via menu1x HDMI mini input
1x HDMI mini output
Included Codecs Apple ProRes 422 HQ (up to 1080p30)
Video Formats SDI:
For recorder options —
HD/2K RGB 444 8/10/12-bit up to 60p/60psf
HD/2K YCC 422 8/10-bit up to 120p, QHD/4K 422 up to 30fps
ARRIRAW (16:9) 12-bit up to 60fps, ARRIRAW (4:3) 12-bit up to 48fps
Canon Raw QHD/4K 10-bit up to 60fpsHDMI:
Up to 1080p60 4:2:2 8-bit
Digital Audio 2-channel embedded audio (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Analog Audio Mono speaker
3.5 mm headphone output
Mono unbalanced consumer input
LUT Support ARRI, Canon, Sony
Recording Media Support Odyssey7Q requires Convergent Design 2.5″ SSDs for optional recording
Remote Control RS-232 I/O, programmable GPIO
Timecode LTC I/O (BNC) or embedded SDI/HDMI TC
User Interface Capacitive touchscreen, two mechanical function keys
Material Cast-magnesium case
Firmware Updates Via USB port to host computer
Power Input 10 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; built-in power switch
Power Dissipation 8 W (monitor only), 8-15 W (monitor and record mode)
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 128°F (-20 to 70°C)
Dimensions Measured from end of BNC to SSD tabs:
7.9 x 6.1 x 1″ (20 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 1.2 lb (.54 kg)

With the addition of 4K video and retail price of $2 295, the Odyssey7Q becomes the lowest-priced, highest-value video analysis tool in the industry. 4K ProRes recording capability will be available through a free firmware upgrade due later this month.


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