New Firmware for Odyssey and Apollo at
DV Info Net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > External Video Recording Solutions > Convergent Design Odyssey

Convergent Design Odyssey
...and other Convergent Design products.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 25th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #1
Inner Circle
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Augusta Georgia
Posts: 5,421
New Firmware for Odyssey and Apollo

Dear Friends,

We now have a new firmware version for the Odyssey and Apollo, version 2017.07.1713.

This is an incremental release, adding a few features and some important fixes.

This is an important release, as some of the fixes are critical.

For clarity, in the release notes below, I have included features that we incorporated in our 2017.06 releases.

It is very important for Panasonic Varicam LT users to install this version since if one is using this camera, and using a non-smart lens, then the files will be corrupted.

It is also important for Avid DNxHD users to update to this version.
We found an error in our Apollo Mode where we would not properly handle loss of camera signals.

Please note that we made our Titan HD Extract Option free recently,
and we added Avid DNxHD support.

Release Notes 2017.07.1713
Firmware Update for Apollo / Odyssey 7Q+ / Odyssey7Q / Odyssey7


Quad-HD: Avid DNxHD .MOV Support
● Simultaneously record up to four streams of Avid DNxHD 220 or 145Mb.
● 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
● 1080i 50, 59.94;
● 720p 50, 59.94, 60
● Note: Activation Key required (free) to enable Quad-HD DNxHD .MOV Support.

Quad-HD Quad-Split: Timecode Option
● Option to “deselect” or select a Timecode window which is baked into the Quad-Split recorded image in Quad-HD Apple ProRes, or Avid DNxHD Recordings.


Panasonic Varicam LT 2k/ HD 240p Support
● Record RAW in CinemaDNG from the Panasonic Varicam LT
● Variframe Supported from 2->240 fps
● HD LT RAW -> HD Cinema DNG 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 100, 120, 200, 240
● 2K LT RAW -> 2K Cinema DNG 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 100, 120, 200, 240


HD DNxHD .MOV Support
● Single Channel Recording to Avid DNxHD 4:2:2 at 220 or 145 Mb.
● 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
● 1080i 50, 59.94; 720p 50, 59.94, 60
● 720p 50, 59.94
Note: Activation Key required (free) to enable HD DNxHD .Mov Support.


8-Channel Audio / 2-Channel Audio Selection
● Selection is now available for Embedded Audio to be either 8-Channel or 2-Channel in various record modes including:
○ HD/2K Apple ProRes
○ HD Avid DNxHD
○ 4K/UHD Apple ProRes
○ Quad HD Apple ProRes
○ Quad HD Avid DNxHD

Note: 8-channel audio not available in RAW, RAW->Apple ProRes, DPX, or Apple ProRes 4444 modes


● FIXED Input loss Recovery with Avid DNxHD Files
● FIXED 2:3 Pulldown Support
● FIXED Audio issue found with QT files and Telestream
● IMPROVED Source Naming added to XML file

Odyssey RAW Bundle
● FIXED Varicam LT MetaData Issue with Non-Smart Lenses
● FIXED Rare Canon RAW -> Apple ProRes frame issue
● FIXED Rare Canon RAW -> Random Touches
● FIXED Rare ARRIRAW -> Random Touches
● FIXED Sony 4k 100/120 fps burst -> HD/2K Apple ProRes half length recording
● IMPROVED Playback Scrubbing artifacts of RAW recordings
● IMPROVED Record Button Allowed with FS5/FS700 4K 100/120 burst,
All Modes, allowing users to record 4k 50/60p via record button and
4k 100/120 with camera trigger

All Devices
● FIXED Apple ProRes Playback Scrubbing artifact in lower right corner.
● FIXED Issues associated with Computer Generated Images
● FIXED occasional black playback in Apple ProRes
● FIXED corruption issue when new generation Samsung 850 EVO drive
● IMPROVED Voltage Display Accuracy.
● IMPROVED Dual 6G SDI Support.
● IMPROVED Playback Quality with all Apple ProRes recordings
● IMPROVED Detection of 4K 50/60p signals.
● RESTORE DEFAULTS Is now automatically performed on power-up immediately after a firmware update (a dialog alerts user when this happens).
Please note settings before updating, and adjust settings as needed after updating.


CD Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD Transfer Tool 3.0 (Updated)
● Support Added for Avid DNxHD Files, Note DNxHD recordings will not work with previous transfer tool.
● Windows and Mac versions available

Avid DNxHD .MOV File Support with QuickTime Player 7.
“Avid Codec LE” must be installed on systems you wish to play Avid DNxHD files in Quicktime Player (Mac or PC) . Avid QuickTime Codecs LE

Avid DNxHD .MOV NLE Support
DNxHR & DNxHD | Avid

Avid DNxHD .MOV AMA Support

Dan Keaton
Augusta Georgia

Last edited by Dan Keaton; July 26th, 2017 at 08:58 AM.
Dan Keaton is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY USA

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > External Video Recording Solutions > Convergent Design Odyssey

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2021 The Digital Video Information Network