Convergent Design Announces Support for Panasonic VariCam LT 240fps 2K RAW, and DNxHD for Odyssey and Apollo
Panasonic announced a free firmware update that adds a 2K RAW up to 240fps to the VariCam LT. All available RAW outputs will be supported by Convergent Design in the Raw Bundle for Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q via a free firmware update in June 2017.
"We are excited to announce our continued support for the Panasonic VariCam LT. The 2K 240fps update fits nicely into the Odyssey Raw Bundle high frame rate support, and adds versatility to the VariCam LT. The Odyssey and VariCam LT are an ideal pairing and we look forward to our joint firmware release," said Mike Schell, President of Convergent Design.
Convergent Design will also release free firmware in May supporting Avid DNxHD 4:2:2 for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q in single-channel recording, and for Apollo and Apollo Option multi-camera HD. This upcoming release will support bit rates of 220Mb and 145Mb up to 60p from HD video sources. Broadcast applications, especially in Apollo multi-camera operation, will enjoy a native Avid workflow.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL ODYSSEY/APOLLO USERS
A critical bug was found in the latest Convergent Design firmware
(v2016.10.1639). That release is now superseded. Convergent Design strongly recommends that all Odyssey and Apollo products be updated to the latest firmware.
FIRMWARE v2016.10.1641 NOTES
Apollo, 7Q and 7Q+
Titan HD Extract
-FIXED Audio issue with Titan using FSRAW
-FIXED Audio issue with Titan from Video sources (HDMI, 6G etc)
7Q and 7Q+ Only
-FIXED audio issue with FSRaw to HD / 2K ProRes
-FIXED Playback with Varicam LT RAW
Odyssey7, 7Q, 7Q+, Apollo
Recommended for all users, to update to the latest firmware, 2016.10.1641 to
avoid audio issues with 2016.10.1639 released on 10-17-2016.
Firmware release 2016.10.1641 is available for download on the Convergent Design
website at https://www.convergent-design.com/firmware-downloads.
Latest Firmware Download : Odyssey7Q+ Update
here to download v2016.10 Firmware
Update for Apollo / Odyssey7Q+ / Odyssey7Q / Odyssey7
Is a Pretty Big Deal With this update our team is bringing Odyssey and Apollo owners something to really get excited about. Titan HD Extract is now
available as an upgrade for both Odyssey and Apollo. The Odyssey RAW Bundle now supports Panasonic Varicam LT RAW, we've added the lightweight Apple
ProRes Proxy codec, EDL support (Apollo/Titan Live Switching), ARRIRAW 4:3 and a bunch of other features and fixes.
Keeping your firmware up to date is always a good idea and Odyssey/Apollo firmware v2016.10 makes it even better! Visit our website to find out more about the new features and get the latest firmware today!
View Firmware v2016.10 Release Notes here.
NEW FEATURES: ODYSSEY RAW BUNDLE (ODYSSEY7Q+/7Q)
The Odyssey RAW Bundle includes all RAW Record Options for the Odyssey7Q/7Q+
combined into one powerful and affordable bundle. This upgrade includes all RAW
recording options currently available plus free upgrades and additional camera
support in the future. Add RAW recording capability to your Odyssey7Q/7Q+.
HIGH FRAME RATE UP TO 240FPS*
Unleash the slow-motion and burst capabilities of your Sony FS or Canon C500
camera. Record HFR footage as 2K RAW or HD Apple ProRes.
FULL RAW SUPPORT
Capture your camera's RAW output directly as Cinema DNG, ARRIRAW (.ARI), or
Canon Raw (.RMF) for the best possible image quality.
RAW to PRORES RECORDING.
When a RAW workflow is too data-intensive choose RAW-to-ProRes to record as an
edit-ready ProRes file, saving time and media storage.
DUAL HD RECORDING
Record two separate HD signals as perfectly synched and matched Apple ProRes ISO
files. This feature is uniquely available with Odyssey+ Raw Bundle.
*Please click on your camera model above for full details on HFR support. RAW
Bundle support for this feature depends on the camera’s functionality and
performance capability when output as Raw. Support differs by camera. Included
HFR Support includes; Sony FS700/FS7(and mkII) with XDCA Extension/FS5 2K Raw
240p, 120p, 4K60p, and burst mode; Canon C500 4K 60p, Half Raw 120p, 2K 60p, HD
60p, C300mkII 4K 30p.
Purchase and Rental Options
The Odyssey RAW Bundle for the Odyssey7Q/7Q+ is available as a permanent upgrade
license, which includes all RAW record options or as a daily rental for
individual RAW record options. Upon completion of the purchase you will receive
an activation key which you enter into the unit in order to activate RAW Record
NOTE: Purchase or rental keys are specific to the unit by serial number
and cannot be transferred from unit to unit.
If you are looking for a capable, versatile advanced monitor for your use, the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ is the right solution for you. This model comes with a whole range of features that will
amaze you and enhance your video recording experience. It supports different file formats including Apple ProRes, Uncompressed DPX and RAW (this includes with Record Options). You can record these files
through HDMI and SDI using different recording modes such as HD/UHD/2K and 4K. The OLED monitor available with this model gives the best imaging results with 1280x800 pixels that define colors
accurately, extending the color gamut and displaying true blacks as it is.
The Odyssey 7Q+ comes with extensive tools for image analysis including RGB Histogram, Pixel Zoom, a three-mode Focus Assist, an RGB waveform and a monitoring LUTs. The monitor also comes with a
Multi-Stream Monitoring Mode that makes it possible to view up to 4 HD videos at once in a split-screen or live-switching them in full-screen mode. This is a portable model weighing just over a
pound and is an inch thick, making it a great option for in-field assignments. The Odyssey 7Q+ can run on any power source that ranges between 6.5 and 34 volts.
There is no other recorder in the world that can record in as many formats as the Odyssey 7Q+. It records in HD/2K up to 60p and in UHD/4K up to 30p. The monitor can also record HD Apple ProRes422
and provides other record options for rent or purchase including Canon Cinema RAW (C500), RAW, ARRIRAW (ALEXA) and Sony FS RAW (FS7/FS700 and POV RAW). With the Canon Cinema RAW and FS RAW, the
monitor also allows for the conversion of RAW signals into video Apple ProRes 422(HQ). For a high data load and long hours of recording, the monitor comes with 2 SSD slots that support up to 1TB sizes.
Monitoring and Multi-Stream Monitoring
The Odyssey 7Q+ comes with a 1280x800 resolution, 7.7" OLED screen that is highly accurate on colors. To complement its features, the model comes with tools for analyzing images and these include a
programmable False Color, a histogram, a waveform, and Pixel Zoom that can be finger-dragged. Other image analysis tools included are a three -mode Focus Assist and LUTs, which are used in providing
better views of the LOG and RAW modes. Programmable LUTs will be released shortly. With the Odyssey 7Q+, you can also view as many as four HD video signals concurrently by quad-splitting the screen
or live-switching the videos in Full Screen Mode. This makes the camera a great option for internet streamed productions and multi-camera shoots.
Odyssey 7Q+ remains relevant with improved camera recording options. This is so since regular firmware updates on the model continue to expand its capabilities making it applicable today and
in the future. Odyssey 7Q+ monitors are compatible with all modern cameras, and once you add an SSD, the monitor is ready to shoot.
The Full Deck controls coupled with the touchscreen enhances the playback of clips. With an Odyssey 7Q+ monitor, you can playback all formats instantly once you need to. There are clip markers on
ProRes files that help highlight important materials. The monitor also makes it possible to access analysis tools on Play mode.
Versatile and Affordable
When features are compared against price, no modern camera will beat the Odyssey 7Q+, which ranks as a top on-camera model.
Design and Power
The Odyssey 7Q+ has been cleverly designed using a magnesium alloy. This makes the case durable and easy to lift at slightly over 560gms. The monitor also has a low power consumption rate at 8-19W
and can run with anything between 6.5-34V. Its design involves no fans and hence lacks elements such as noise which makes it quite a comfortable monitor to use.
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7. Hong Kong
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