High-Speed ProRes with Odyssey Firmware Update

convdeslogo-dvi2High frame rate cinematography used to be for the rare few. It was expensive. It was time consuming. It required specialized gear. It took a lot of post work to process. No more.

The Odyssey7Q+ can now capture high speed video at up to 240fps. Actually, Convergent Design has offered that for years in RAW, but now it is available in Apple ProRes. That’s 240fps in HD. In 4K the Odyssey7Q+ can record up to 60fps, again in easy to use Apple ProRes. The first cameras supported for high speed by the Odyssey7Q+ are the Sony PXW-FS7 (with the XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit) and the Sony NEX-FS700R.


Everything that’s new in Convergent Design’s Odyssey Firmware v2015.8 is listed below. You can also learn more at https://convergent-design.com/high-speed-prores.


Canon XC10 Support

UHD Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p UHD->HD SuperSample to Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p (Camera trigger & HDMI timecode in HD Only)

NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q)

Sony FS7/FS700 High Speed RAW -> Apple ProRes Support* [MORE INFO]

4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
4K RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
2K RAW HS -> HD Apple ProRes, 100p, 120p, 200p, 240p
(Only one SSD can be mounted for recording 2K HS Apple ProRes)
(Only Odyssey int. TC supported (Seed, Time-of-Day DF & NDF)

FS700 only:
4K RAW Burst -> 4K Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p
4K RAW Burst -> UHD Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p

(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Sony FS RAW Option)

Canon C300 MKII RAW Support

4K RAW recording up to 30p
QHD RAW recording up to 30p
4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes up to 30p
QHD RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes up to 30p

(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Canon RAW Option)

NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7)


Analog or Digital Trace
Trace display in green or color (true CbCr)
Variable Zoom 1.0x – 15.0x (Finger Drag left-right)
Zoom Presets 1,2,5,10,15x (Finger Drag up-down)


FIXED Audio issues in 1080i59.94 playback
FIXED 4K to 2K/HD Downscale Line at the bottom of image.
IMPROVED Odyssey Menu Font

NOTE: Updating firmware on an Odyssey monitor/recorder requires the use of an SSD. If an Odyssey monitor/recorder is currently running firmware version 5.10.100 (March 2015) or 2015.5 (May 2015) then a qualified Samsung SSD (see list above) as well as an Odyssey SSD can be used to perform the update. Samsung SSDs require the Convergent Design SSD Handle kit to mount in an Odyssey monitor/recorder. Odyssey monitor/recorders running earlier firmware versions must use an Odyssey SSD to perform the update.

About Convergent Design
Founded in 2000, Convergent Design started as a manufacturer of SD/HD signal converters and evolved the product line to include video recorders, RAW data video capture devices and professional monitors. Convergent Design’s progressive technology design means that each new device includes the features and technology of the ones that preceded it. Convergent Design products are designed and manufactured in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and sold through our worldwide network of dealers and distributors.

Learn more at https://convergent-design.com/high-speed-prores.


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