We are very happy to see that the Odyssey 7Q+ is getting a firmware upgrade that will allow it to capture 4K in 60p. 60p 4K will soon become the norm (we predict that most 2016 video cameras will have it) so having the option to record 60p will help to future proof your purchase.
Today, Convergent Design is proud to announce the release of High Speed Apple ProRes recording directly in Apple ProRes in 4K/UHD up to 60p and in HD up to an amazing 240p. No other device can record HD Apple ProRes at 240 frames per second – no camera, no standalone recorder, no computer capture card. The advanced processing power of the Odyssey7Q+ & Odyssey7Q and computing skills of the Convergent Design engineering team have set a new bar in video recording.
High Speed Apple ProRes will initially be offered for the Sony FS7 (with XDCA Extension Unit) and FS700. The Odyssey RAW Bundle is required to access the high frame rate data from these cameras. In free firmware updates, Convergent Design will add high frame rate support for more cameras with appropriate outputs.
Additionally, with the Odyssey RAW Bundle, the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q will be able to record 4K & QHD RAW from the upcoming Canon C300 MKII camera. Convergent Design is the only monitor/recorder company supporting the file naming from the Canon Cinema EOS RAW cameras.
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+)
Canon XC10 Support
UHD Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p UHD->HD SuperSample to Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p (Camera trigger & HDMI timecode in HD Only)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q)
FS7/FS700 High Speed RAW -> Apple ProRes Support* [MORE INFO]
4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
4K RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
2K RAW HS -> HD Apple ProRes, 100p, 120p, 200p, 240p
(Only one SSD can be mounted for recording 2K HS Apple ProRes)
(Only Odyssey int. TC supported (Seed, Time-of-Day DF & NDF)
4K RAW Burst -> 4K Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p
4K RAW Burst -> UHD Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p
(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Sony FS RAW Option)
Canon C300 MKII RAW Support
4K RAW recording up to 30p
QHD RAW recording up to 30p
4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes up to 30p
QHD RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes up to 30p
(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Canon RAW Option)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7)
Analog or Digital
Trace Trace display in green or color (true CbCr)
Variable Zoom 1.0x – 15.0x (Finger Drag left-right)
Zoom Presets 1,2,5,10,15x (Finger Drag up-down)
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS
FIXED Audio issues in 1080i59.94 playback
FIXED 4K to 2K/HD Downscale Line at the bottom of image.
IMPROVED Color Bars
IMPROVED Odyssey Menu Font
NOTE: Updating firmware on an Odyssey monitor/recorder requires the use of an SSD. If an Odyssey monitor/recorder is currently running firmware version 5.10.100 (March 2015) or 2015.5 (May 2015) then a qualified Samsung SSD (see list above) as well as an Odyssey SSD can be used to perform the update. Samsung SSDs require the Convergent Design SSD Handle kit to mount in an Odyssey monitor/recorder. Odyssey monitor/recorders running earlier firmware versions must use an Odyssey SSD to perform the update.