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Old November 1st, 2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Odyssey7Q now Shipping

Dear Friends,

Our team is now shipping the Odyssey7Q.

We are sending out units to our Authorized Dealers.

Of course, since we have a large backlog, we can't fulfill all of the dealer's orders immediately.

Certain features of the Odyssey7Q are not available yet.

Here is our schedule for adding features to the Odyssey7Q:


Odyssey7Q Firmware Release Schedule

Initial Release (Oct 31, 2013)
Monitor Functions: Waveform (Luma and RGB Parade), Zebras, Histogram, False Color, Focus Assist, Zoom (1:1, 2:1), Frame Guides.
SDI In/Out, HDMI In/Out, Audio Out (Headphone)
Color-Space Support: Rec709, DCI-P3
ARRIRAW, Canon C500 RAW, Sony FS700 RAW LUT support
Quad-Stream (up to 1080p30) monitoring with selectable full-screen viewing of any single video input.
Recording/Playback Functions
o Two channel embedded audio In/Out
o SDI Record trigger from ARRI, Canon and Sony cameras
o Uncompressed 1080p 422/444 to 60fps
o Sony FS700 2K RAW up to 240fps*
o Canon C500 4K RAW up to 60fps (single Odyssey7Q)*
o ARRIRAW (16:9 up to 60fps, 4:3 up to 48fps) (pending certification)*
o Options can be purchased now, options may be rented Q1 2014

4th Quarter 2013 Update
Compressed Video (YCC 422 10-bit) support up to 1080p30/60i, 220Mbps
Audio Level Meters
Analog Audio Input, Headphone volume adjust
Mix and match of RAW and compressed on same SSD drive
Vectorscope
User programmable ASC CDL LUT support
Time-Lapse support
Enhanced Zoom: touchscreen control of zoom window
Second Zebra level
Improved menu system (one level deep)

1st Quarter 2014 Updates
Dual stream recording and playback, up to 1080p30*
Quad-stream recording and playback, up to 1080p30*
Compressed video support up to 1080p 60fps (YCC 422 10-bit)
Compressed 1080p 444 recording and playback, up to 60fps
Compressed video support for FS700 up to 1080p60 (YCC 422 10-bit), derived from 4K RAW (included at no extra charge to FS700 upgrade).
Compressed 4K recording and playback, up to 30fps
3:2, 2:2 pulldown removal
Pre-Record Buffer (compressed mode only)
Log monitoring (waveform and zebras)
SSD dual master recording (create two identical SSD masters)
Sony F55, Red file naming support
Enhanced playback control, pause, FF, rewind, cue in/out, mark take: reject, good, better, best.
8-Channel audio I/O support

* = Extra Cost options, available via Convergent Design | Professional Video Recorders | Gemini 444, nanoFlash, nano3D
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Re: Odyssey7Q now Shipping

Dan,

Great news.

Will the pre-record buffer also work with the 4K compressed codec?
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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Dear Cees,

The short answer:

I do not know yet.

The long answer:

High Quality Compressed HD footage is typically 220 Megabytes per second (220 Mbps).

4K Compressed footage will be around 880 Mbps.

If we can arrange to support a reasonable length pre-record buffer in 4K Compressed, then we will certainly want to do so.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the update Dan. Once question, what format is the "compressed footage"
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Old November 4th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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Dear Steve,

Under we finish the compressed codec, and then get it certified, we can't name the Codec.

It is, however, a very popular codec.

After we finish this compressed codec, we intend on finishing our DNxHD codec.

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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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Thanks Dan. Wonder if it sounds anything like RoPres? :)
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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:16 AM   #7
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Re: Odyssey7Q now Shipping

Dear Dan,

great news!
So no 4K 50/60fps planned for the Nex FS700?
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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:24 AM   #8
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Dear Steffen,

We have promised 4K Compressed recording from the upgraded Sony FS700 or the Sony FS700R, at up to 30 fps.

We are being conservative.

If we can make 4K Compressed up to 60 fps work, we will offer it.

The 4K Compressed recording feature is not available yet, we have to complete our compressed codec first.

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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #9
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Thanks Dan for your anwer and your work.
it's a great product. It will make the FS700 rocking!
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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Thanks Dan, That's a very clear statement of what is ready now and your plans for the future. Keep working at that compressed codec. When that's ready my money is in the mail.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #11
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Dear Leonard,

We are making very good progress on the compressed codec.

If possible I will report again next week, if we reach a major milestone.

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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #12
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Re: Odyssey7Q now Shipping

Ok - where can i get one?! everybody has them listed, but nobody has one on the shelf....
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Old November 15th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #13
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Re: Odyssey7Q now Shipping

They may be shipping but it is very small numbers. I'm #1 on the list with my vendor and they have no idea when they will be fulfilled. I don't hold out much hope of seeing mine till the end of the year.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #14
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Chris are you going to use it on the sony f3?
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Old November 15th, 2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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I'll be using it with the FS700 and the F3.
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