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Old August 8th, 2015, 07:58 AM   #1
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Convergent Design Odyssey Update

Dear Friends,

Since the Odyssey7Q was first introduced, followed by the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q, we have been frequently adding new features.

We have recently cut the prices of our Convergent Design SSD's reflecting lower costs due to advances in electronics.

And we now support the following Samsung SSD's.

Samsung 850 Evo Pro 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1024 GB (1 TB)

Samsung 850 Evo 1000 GB

There are now many features that make the Odyssey7Q+ unique and a wonderful bargain.

No other Monitor/Recorder is as feature rich as the Odyssey7Q+

Here is a list of the features that are now included (but even this list is incomplete.)

Of course this depends somewhat on which model you may have, as the Odyssey7 is limited to HD, and the Odyssey7Q+ has Ultra-HD and 4K HDMI support.


4K/UHD/2K/HD Real-Time Waveform Monitor with RGB Parade (
Other 4K Waveform Monitors are over $8,000)
Real-Time Waveform Monitor with RGB Parade for two cameras simultaneously for camera matching.
These are fast, accurate, fully professional tools comparable to any stand-alone Waveform Monitor.

Fast, accurate, flexible Color Vectorsope
This Color Vectorscope is fully professional and is now the "Gold Standard".
Zooming: 1.0x, 2.0x, 5.0x, 10.0x and 15.0x and variable zoom up to 15.0x

Quad Split Monitoring for up to four HD-SDI Signal Sources Simultaneously
Built-In Live Four-Channel HD-SDI Simple Switcher with Frame Synchronizer
One HDMI Input and Three HD-SDI inputs also supported

Custom 3D LUT's are available on the Odyssey7Q and Odyssey7Q+ only

Custom 3D LUT (Look Up Table) support allowing for 140 user loadable 3D LUTs
(The Odyssey7Q+ is the best LUT box in the world,
as it is a HD, 2K, Ultra-HD and 4K LUT box (no other such LUT Box exists),
and it is not limited by frame rates, and it has an OLED Monitor.)

3D LUT Ė Customized Output Options:
LUTís can be applied, or not, to each output, HD-SDI A, HD-SDI B and HDMI individually
LUTís are supports in video and Raw modes, up to 240 fps
LUTís can be applied, or not, selectively, to the OLED Display, HD-SDI Output A,
HD-SDI Output B, HDMI Output and all built-in Image Analysis Tools.

Built-In 3D LUTís
Built-In 3D LUTís for many cameras
Special 3D LUTís to assist in over-exposing certain cameras to
obtain lower noise images, while viewing the images with proper exposure.
Great LUT support and color accuracy for Sony FS700 and FS7 cameras

Anamorphic Lens Support (1.33x, 1.5x, 2.0x) with optional Center Extraction

16:9 and 17:9 Support and Display Modes

Excellent Focus Assist Tools which also work in conjunction with Zoom

Zoom Modes: 1:1, 2:1, and Hyper Zoom in 4:1, 6:1, 8:1, 10:1 and 12:1

False Color with user adjustable ranges for each color

Dual Zebras with a user adjustable ranges for each

Custom Frame / Aspect Ratio Guides
User can create multiple, custom rectangles anywhere on the screen
for positioning actors precisely from scene to scene, especially useful
for commercials

7.7Ē OLED Display with Touch Screen Controls and user calibration adjustments

Automatic or Manual Screen Flip

Built in Color Bar Test Pattern Generator

Accepts LTC Timecode via BNC and Built-In Timecode Generator

Histogram with multiple modes

Monochrome mode with Luma, Red, Green and Blue only modes

Menu Hide and Video Hide functions

Extensive Video Input Status Information

Dual SSD Slots, a unique feature, supports very high bandwidth recording
This allows the Odyssey7Q+ to record in modes that other
monitor/recorders just canít support such as full uncompressed

Uses Convergent Design or certain specific Samsung SSDís

Extensive SSD Status Information with Remaining Time Displays for each SSD
Smart Data Information
Date and Time of Last Format

Extremely fast full format of SSDís, both can be formatted in 10 seconds
This is not a partial, ďQuick FormatĒ, but a real, full format writing to every byte on the SSD.

Extensive Metadata Info: Clip Number, Reel Number, Scene Take, Shooting Day, Camera, Project

Customizable Audio Level Meters


Extensive Playlist Information: Type, Format, Input, Project, Timecode, Date and Time

Automatic Preview of Each Clip to assist in clip selection for playback

Playback of Video and Audio (of course)

Scrubbing supported

Instantaneous Jumping to any spot in the clip

Frame by Frame Forward or Backward

Next Clip, Last Clip, Pause

Mark Clip with Notes and Good or Bad
Multiple In and Out points supported
Multiple Markers supported
Advance to next Marker supported
Backup to Previous Marker supported
In and Out Points and Markers and Good/Bad output to XML File
Focus Assist, Waveform Monitor, Histogram and all other
Image Analysis Tools available in Playback for detailed checks


HD, 2K, Ultra-HD and 4K Supported via HD-SDI (up to Quad Link) and HDMI
from video sources, Raw support requires our Raw Bundle, see below.
Apple ProRes 422 in HD, up to 1080p60
Apple ProRes 422 in 2K, up to 60 fps
Very Sophisticated 4K/UHD to 2K/HD using Super-Sampling Techniques
The above dramatically improves the HD image from the Panasonic GH4
significantly reducing moirť
Apple ProRes 422 in Ultra-HD, up to 60p from FS700/FS7 with XDCA and Raw Bundle
Apple ProRes 422 in 4K, up to 60p from FS700/FS7 with XDCA and Raw Bundle
Full Uncompressed in HD and 2K, in 10-bit and 12-Bit
All recording modes are too numerous to list here

Raw Bundle (Extra Cost Option - $995)

Full Support for FS700 with all modes supported in Apple ProRes 422
Full Support for FS7 with XDCA in Apple ProRes 422
FS700 + FS7 with XDCA Apple ProRes
FS700 + FS7 with XDCA 12-Bit Raw, in 2K Raw up to 240 fps continuous
FS700 + FS7 with XDCA 12-Bit Raw, in 4k Raw up to 60 fps continuous
Sophisticated Super-Sampling of 4K to 2K or HD Apple ProRes 422 up to 60 fps
The above, when properly exposed allows the FS700 and FS7 with XDCA to
produce images comparable to the best HD cameras ever made.
High Speed Apple ProRes 422 2K up to 240 fps continuous for the above cameras
High Speed Apple ProRes 422 4k up to 60 fps continuous for the above cameras
High Speed Apple ProRes 422 4k at 100 and 120 fps (cached in camera) for the FS700
Extensive Support for ARRIRAW in 16:9 Mode, 4:3 mode due later
Extensive Support for Canon C500 and C300 Mark II
All recording modes too numerous to list here
Our Raw Bundle includes our promise that you will receive for free, support for any Raw modes that we develop in the future for any camera, for the Odyssey7Q or Odyssey7Q+. We reserve the right to determine which camera that we will support in Raw mode.

Dual Recording (Extra Cost Option - $995)

Dual Recording Option is planned for September 2015

The following are also expected in September 2015, and will be a free firmware update:

Monitoring of HD Viewfinder Info while recording a clean HD signal
Monitoring of one HD signal while recording a second HD Signal

Even more features are planned for September, 2015

These include a planned RGB 4:4:4 12-Bit compressed codec.

Quad Recording (Extra Cost Option due later in 2015)
Dan Keaton
Augusta Georgia
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