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Old March 19th, 2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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New FW for Odyssey...

The new Odyssey FW is released and available here:
Firmware Updates \\ Odyssey7Q

From another Board:
Firmware Update: 1.1.105 Released For Odyssey7Q

Today Convergent Design releases the long-awaited firmware update for the Odyssey7Q. There are improvements to old functions, fixes to some issues, and numerous new features.

Highlights of the firmware update include:

New Features
- Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 recording/playback up to 30p
- Mix file types on SSDs (raided, non-raided, RAW, ProRes, etc.)
- OLED Pixel Zoom frame drag (move window around frame)
- Improved/Added reference marks to Waveform, Histogram and False Color tools
- OLED automatic screen flip (defeatable)
- Audio meters
- Headphone volume control
- Hide video function (blackout OLED)
- 1.33 Frame Guide added
- Overlays on/off for SDI & HDMI outputs

Sony FS700 Record Option
- FS700 4K RAW recording up to 60p
- “4K2HD” FS700 4K RAW to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 recording up to 30p. This feature supports either SLOG2 or IT709 (REC709) Picture Profiles. 1080p super-sampled from 4K RAW for a superior image.

Canon C500 Record Option
- QuadHD RAW (3840x2160) recording up to 60p
- 2K & 1080p 12-bit RGB recording up to 30p in .DPX

Fixes & Improvements:
- FS700 false triggering reduced
- FS700 RAW white balance tracking corrected
- Monitored image tearing corrected
- Intermittent lines in image corrected
- Cinema DNG files improved for greater post software compatibility
- Improved SDI signal detection


Scroll over the FIRMWARE UPDATES tab at the top of every page on the Convergent Design website and click on ODYSSEY7Q from the dropdown menu. You will be directed to a page where the firmware can be downloaded, with release notes, and updating instructions. An Odyssey SSD is required to perform the update.

http://www.convergent-design.com/Fir...Odyssey7Q.aspx
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Old March 19th, 2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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Re: New FW for Odyssey...

Dear Olof,

Thank you for posting this.

I have been traveling all day, and just found a place with WiFi.

Dear Friends,

This is a very significant improvement in the capabilities of the Odyssey7Q.

Please review the new features as well as the fixes we have made.

These are included in Olof's post.

And, of course, this new firmware is available for immediate download from our website.

Respectfully,
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Old March 20th, 2014, 04:37 AM   #3
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Re: New FW for Odyssey and 4K...

Hello. Will there be a 4K prores option(not just 4K2HD) for the Odyeey 7Q and the Sony FS 700 in the near future. I was under the impression there would be. Thank you
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Old March 20th, 2014, 07:00 AM   #4
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Dear Bill,

We are actively working on providing a method to record 4K to a compressed codec.

We feel that this will be a very popular feature.

Respectfully,

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Old March 20th, 2014, 12:04 PM   #5
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Dan, Mitch, Amber, everyone involved with this great Odyssey7Q project - sincerest thank you to all of you. I have been disappointed with every monitor I have owned, until yours. And that's without even considering the 7Q's recording capabilities. Utterly amazing when you think about it, what a great distance people like you have brought us in such a short amount of time.

Take a breath, throw a party, I'll send you some money for beer.

Thank you, thank you.

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Old March 20th, 2014, 09:08 PM   #6
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Dear Eric,

Thank you very much for the compliments.

I will share this with our team.

Respectfully,
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 03:06 PM   #7
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Re: New FW for Odyssey...

Great news! Thanks.

A humble request for future, I found out about the fw update as I just happened to peak into this forum. Would be great if an alert email could be sent out next time since CD has owners' email addresses as part of registering our units.

Also, aside from enabled mixed formats on the SSDs, can we mix frame rates as well after the update?

Thanks.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 05:00 PM   #8
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I got an email from CD when the firmware was released. You may need to check and make sure you are registered properly.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 06:28 PM   #9
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Re: New FW for Odyssey...

I've only had a couple of minutes to play with the update - did I notice that monitoring is available for 720 - but not in quad mode?
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 07:39 PM   #10
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I got an email from CD when the firmware was released. You may need to check and make sure you are registered properly.
Just checked my mailboxes again and yes, indeed I did receive an email from CD, it was sent from Amber, went straight into the junk folder :) Necessary mailbox adjustments have been made. Thanks.
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