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Old September 12th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #1
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Odyssey7Q adds ProRes 4K recording

Press release: (Colorado Springs, CO) September 12, 2014,
Convergent Design announced today that the Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder will add 4K video recording with Apple ProRes 422 HQ. 4K and Ultra HD video from cameras such as the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K, and others can be converted to ProRes and recorded on the Odyssey7Q. Because of the efficiency of the ProRes codec, users can enjoy hours of 4K video recording to the dual Convergent Design Odyssey SSDs. 4K ProRes recording capability will be available through a free firmware upgrade due later this month.

The Odyssey7Q supports 4K RAW from the Canon C500 and the Sony FS700 via record options. For owners of these record options, a record mode will be added soon for no additional cost. This mode will take the 4K RAW signal from the camera and convert it to ProRes 422 HQ at 4K resolution. This allows productions to take advantage of the full resolution capabilities of these cameras without the burdens on time and data storage capacity of a RAW workflow. An Odyssey7Q recording at 24p to two 512GB Odyssey SSDs can capture 194 minutes (3:14) of 4K material. This is more than three times the recording capacity of 4K RAW.

With the addition of 4K video, the Odyssey7Q becomes the lowest-priced, highest-value video analysis tool in the industry. The Odyssey7Q now also functions as a 4K waveform and histogram (both with RGB Parade). The Pixel Zoom function allows the 7.7 OLED display to function as a virtual window for accurate focus on an image equivalent to a 24 4K monitor. The Odyssey7Q also functions as a format converter, transforming the 4K video input into multiple 1080p HD outputs for easy monitoring and video transmission around the set. Many 4K-capable cameras feature Log video recording for greater color correction range in post. The Odyssey7Q can process these Log signals while applying an appropriate LUT to its OLED panel and video outputs for proper monitoring.

The Odyssey7Q September Firmware Update, with 4K ProRes recording capability, is due later this month. As with all Convergent Design firmware updates, this is free for all Odyssey7Q owners, expanding the capabilities of their monitor/recorders.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hi Tim,
Is not clear if Odyssey7q will ingest the 4k through four SDIs from the Yagh interface or from the hdmi output.
Do you have any ideea in this regard?
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Old September 19th, 2014, 09:16 PM   #3
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Dear Eugen,

The Odyssey7Q, when we release our 4K ProRes 422 HQ, will record from the GH4 + YAGH, via Quad Link HD-SDI 1.5 G.

As you probably already know, this is a free firmware upgrade.

Thus, any camera that can support 4K output, via Quad Link HD-3DI 3G will be supported in our 4K to 4K Apple ProRes 422 HQ mode at no extra cost.

This includes the Sony F55, and in December, the F5 with the $998 4K upgrade from Sony.

And this includes other 4K cameras with the same 4K output.

The Odyssey7Q cannot support 4K over HDMI. This is a hardware restriction.

We will also support recording compressed 4K from certain 4K Raw cameras, the first being the FS700, and the FS7 when it comes out. The current FS700 Raw option will include this new mode at no extra cost.

(To capture Raw or 4K Apple ProRes 422 HQ from the FS700/FS7 one does need our FS700/FS7 option, which is an extra cost option.)

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Old October 29th, 2014, 10:32 PM   #4
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Re: Odyssey7Q adds ProRes 4K recording

The update was released today.

NEW FEATURES

REFRESHED USER INTERFACE
Newly simplified menus with easier, intuitive access to all functions.
HDMI RECORD TRIGGER
Start/stop Odssey7 or Odyssey7Q on cameras supporting a trigger pulse over HDMI (Sony: FS700, FS100, a7S, etc., Canon: C100, 1DC, 5D mk3, etc.)
HDMI TIMECODE SUPPORT
Feed timecode to Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q on cameras supporting timecode over HDMI (Sony: FS700, FS100, a7S, etc., Canon: C100, 1DC, 5D mk3, etc.)
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
Record analog audio on Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q via 3.5mm AUD IN port. Two-channel unbalanced or one-channel balanced input with gain adjustment from -99 to +44dB.
HEADPHONE MUTE
On/Off control for AUD OUT port.
SELECTABLE PROJECT RATE FOR HD APPLE PRORES RECORDINGS
In 1080p, Project Rate can now be set from 23.98 – 60fps or FOLLOWS INPUT.

PLAYBACK MARKERS
In PLAY mode, reference up to 16 In & 16 Out points per clip. Used in conjunction with new CD APPLE PRORES TRANSFER UTILITY 1.4.4, a Final Cut Pro XML can transfer Markers to FCPX, FCP7, Adobe Premier and Resolve 10 & 11.


NEW FEATURES: ODYSSEY7Q ONLY

4K/UHD APPLE PRORES RECORDING
4K (4096x2160) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps
UHD (3840x2160) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps
Input via 4x SDI with full playback & scrubbing
2K APPLE PRORES RECORDING
2K (2048x1080) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50,
59.94 fps
FS7OO 4K RAW TO UHD APPLE PRORES
With SONY FS RAW Record Option, input 4K RAW from FS7/FS700 and record UHD (3840x2160) video in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps. Capture in S-Log2, REC709 or REC709(800%).


FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

FIXED HDMI input legalization
FIXED Image tearing with interlaced & PSF signals
FIXED PIXEL ZOOM image blackout when dragged to corner
IMPROVED PLAY mode audio sync
FIXED PLAY mode for ARRIRAW 24p
IMPROVED PLAY mode scrubbing of RAW recordings
IMPROVED PLAY mode RAW playback artifacts


Go to Convergent-Design.com/firmware-downloads.html to download the latest firmware, update instructions, firmware release notes, quick-start guides, and the latest Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q manuals.
Please Note: An Odyssey SSD or Odyssey Utility Drive is required to perform the firmware update.
More information is available at convergent-design.com.
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Old October 30th, 2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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Hi Tim,
Is not clear if Odyssey7q will ingest the 4k through four SDIs from the Yagh interface or from the hdmi output.
Do you have any ideea in this regard?
Thanks,
Eugen
Dear Eugen,

While the Odyssey7Q can accept HD, up to 1080p30, via HDMI, faster frame rates and/or 4K require the HD-SDI interface.

Thus, to be very clear, the Odyssey7Q cannot accept 4K or UHD/QHD (3840 x 2160) over HDMI.

When the Odyssey7Q was designed, the HDMI receiver chips did not support 4K or UHD (Ultra-HD).

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We have tested the GH4 + YAGH with the Odyssey7Q, and we noted some operational inconsistencies.

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Old November 3rd, 2014, 03:38 PM   #6
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Re: Odyssey7Q adds ProRes 4K recording

Hi Dan
Will the 7Q support 4k 50p ProRes in the future ?

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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:07 PM   #7
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Dear Matt,

Please refer to this post for my answer.

Odyssey7Q - Apple ProRes 4K Support

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