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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:49 AM   #31
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Re: Introducing the Odyssey7 and 7Q from Convergent Design

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Congrats on the new units! We'll be seeing you next week!

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:51 AM   #32
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Dear Jim,

That will be great.

I look forward to seeing you Our Booth is C6713 in the Central Hall.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:55 PM   #33
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Oh... 7Q can have Sony FS700 support :)

When can we expect a price list for all the "extra" costs?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:38 PM   #34
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Dan, the icing on the cake with a great new product like this, is taking it to shows like NAB to show folks.

Have a great time, looking forward to more news :)

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #35
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Dear Friends,

We currently plan on releasing our recording option pricing in May.

Dear Allan,

Yes, it should be a lot of fun at NAB. It is such a shame that our entire team, who have worked so hard to make the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q a reality, can't be there.

I want to invite all those interested to our Booth C6713, in the Central Hall.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 01:42 AM   #36
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Re: Introducing the Odyssey7 and 7Q from Convergent Design

Hi Dan
I know the new Sony Oled viewfinders switch to all white or black when sunlight is entering the finder. I think its for protecting the oled, I'm not sure.
How does direct sunlight affect the Odyssey (negatively or positively)?
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Old April 4th, 2013, 01:47 AM   #37
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Dear Ron,

I personally was not aware of that feature or function.

We will be offering a sunshade, and an iPhone/iPad/Android remote control so that the unit can still be operated, even it a sunshade gets in the way a little of operating the unit via the touchscreen interface.

I will speak with our engineers about this.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #38
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Just announced! DNxHD and another compressed codec to be included in the base cost of both the 7 and the 7Q!

https://twitter.com/ConvergentD/stat...29519062888448
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #39
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Dear Jack,

That is true.

Here is the way it works:

The Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q ship as monitors only.

If you purchase a Convergent Design SSD, and insert it into the Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q, then two things happen.

1. The Avid DNxHD is immediately unlocked.

When we have another popular compressed codec fully certified, then it will be available for free also.

2. The Odyssey7Q will have all of the extra cost recording options made available in demo mode.

In demo mode, the options are available for testing only, as there will be a permanent watermark in all of the images.

But, this allows one to test, at their pace, and at a convenient time, any and all of the extra cost options.


Our decision to supply the Compressed Codecs for free significantly lowers the price of the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q for all users that may need a compressed codec.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #40
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Re: Introducing the Odyssey7 and 7Q from Convergent Design

Will recording on the 7q include compressed quad stream recording out of the box or will that be an additional cost option?
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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #41
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Dear Chris,

Recording four video streams on the Odyssey7Q will require an extra cost option.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #42
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Fingers crossed I can afford it.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 03:59 AM   #43
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The Sony OLED EVF's have a sensor that detects when your eye is against the finder. When not against the finder the entire OLED screen illuminates bright grey. This I believe is done to prevent image burn in and to extend the life of the OLED panel. It is not for sun burn protection.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 07:30 AM   #44
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Dan,

You write the 7Q has the ability to support high frame rates, up to 120 fps in both compressed codecs
and full uncompressed.

You also state that it comes with DNxHD up to 30 fps.

Can you please explain how it will record compressed up to 120 fps?
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #45
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Dear Cees

Somehow I overlooked you post.

The Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q will have our Compressed Codecs Options built in.

This will allow record Avid DNxHD up to 60 fps. Later we intend to add another very popular codec, for free.

Then, we will have an extra cost option for the Odyssey7Q which will allow recording Avid DNxHD up to 120 fps.

My next post will provide all of the Odyssey7Q options and their prices.

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