Convergent Design Odyssey7Q

Dan Keaton of Convergent Design discusses the Odyssey 7Q at NAB2014.

Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview:

The Convergent Design Odyssey is intended to follow users as they journey through their careers from DSLRs to high-end 4K raw cine cameras, hugging the ever-changing camera technology curve and adapting to change without hardware changes or costly upgrades. While Odyssey is an advanced, professional device, it’s simplicity that drove its design.

“Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q simplify on-camera setups, eliminating the need for separate products. Simplicity also drove the overall architectural design, gaining greater reliability, lower power, and less weight (features that have defined the Convergent Design brand). The user interface is simple and easy to use, minimizing set-up time and on-set frustration. The Odyssey automatically detects the incoming video format and, when possible, sets up the entire recorder/monitor, based on camera metadata (ARRIRAW, Canon Raw, 2K Raw, etc.). The 1280×800 OLED allows for an uncluttered video display,” says Mike Schell, President.

Manufacturer’s Site: Convergent Design


About The Author

Tim Dashwood is the founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions, a stereoscopic research, development and consultancy division of his Toronto-based production company Stereo3D Unlimited. Dashwood is an accomplished director, cinematographer and stereographer and a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. His diverse range of credits include music videos, commercials, feature films and 3D productions for Fashion Week, CMT, Discovery Channel and the National Film Board of Canada. He also consults on and previsualizes fight/stunt action scenes for productions such as Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Pacific Rim. Dashwood is the creator of the award winning Stereo3D Toolbox plugin suite and Stereo3D CAT calibration and analysis system.

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