Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q RAW Monitor & Recorder is an advanced follow-up to Convergent's Gemini 4:4:4 RAW monitor/recorder. The Odyssey7Q features a 7.7" 1280 x 800 OLED display with a 3400:1 contrast ratio and is equipped with advanced image analysis tools, including Vectorscope, Waveform, and RGB Parade. The monitor comes with a compressed DNxHD codec included and also supports several high-speed RAW and HD recorder options, sold separately. The included DNxHD codec will record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is preloaded and gets activated once you install a Convergent SSD. The monitor supports Convergent Design 2.5" SSDs only and has two built-in SSD slots.
The Odyssey7Q has two SDI inputs, two outputs, and two bi-directional SDI ports. It automatically detects the incoming video format and when possible creates an entire recorder/monitor setup based on camera metadata. The bi-directional SDI ports can be assigned as either inputs or outputs via menu selection. When these are assigned as inputs, the monitor can simultaneously stream four separate 1080/30p/60i signals from a multicam setup. You can monitor all four in a quad-split screen, and each signal gets compressed and recorded as an individual .MOV file.
The interface is a capacitive touchscreen and simple to navigate, meaning less setup time. All the controls can also be remotely accessed with an iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth. Most of the inputs/outputs are on the bottom, and 1/4" mounting threads are on the sides. An AC adapter is included for continuous power, and compatible IDX, AB and Sony battery plates are available.
Compressed DNxHD codec included
Upgradeable to RAW & HD recorder/player
4 SDI inputs & 2 outputs or 2 inputs & 4 outputs (you get to choose via the menu)
8 channels (instead of 2 channels) embedded audio, 48kHz, 24-bit
Four video streams supported simultaneously
Quad split monitoring with live switching
Displays image analysis tools in four separate quadrants
Play back four separate HD video streams
Onion skinning support (overlay of still and live video)
Image analysis (Waveform, RGB Parade, etc.) during playback
DNxHD Codec Included
The Odyssey7Q includes a compressed DNxHD codec that will record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is preloaded and gets activated once you install a Convergent SSD.
Recorder options sold separately:
High-speed (240fps) 2K/HD RAW recording
2K/HD RAW support for WeissCam, LMP, IndieCam, IO Industries
Simultaneous RAW + Proxy (DNxHD-36) recording
Sony FS700 2K support at 240 fps via a direct plug-in to the camera (no moire)
Avid DNxHD up to 1080p30/1080i60 (36 Mbps, 145 Mbps, and 220 Mbps)
HD/2K uncompressed RGB 444 up to 60fps
HD/2K RAW up to 120 fps
ARRIRAW (16:9) up to 60fps, (4:3) up to 48fps
Canon RAW QHD/4K up to 60fps
Record file formats:
DNxHD = .mov
HD/2K Uncompressed = .dpx
HD/2K RAW = .dng
ARRIRAW = .ari
Canon RAW = .rmf
SDI record trigger (ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red, Sony)