Convergent Design’s Odyssey 7Q RAW Monitor & Recorder is an advanced, dual purpose device ideal for videographers and cinematographers who demand the absolute pinnacle of image quality in their work. When you attach the Odyssey 7Q, you escape from the shackles of in camera compression, and gain immense depth and latitude to your files. The Odyssey7Q features a 7.7″ 1280 x 800 OLED display with a 3400:1 contrast ratio and is equipped with advanced image analysis tools, including Vectorscope, Waveform, and RGB Parade. The monitor comes with a compressed DNxHD codec included and also supports several high-speed RAW and HD recorder options, sold separately. The included DNxHD codec will record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is preloaded and gets activated once you install a Convergent SSD. The monitor supports Convergent Design 2.5″ SSDs only and has two built-in SSD slots.
Camera Hire’s Odyssey 7Q is supplied with the following:
2 x Convergent Design 256Gb SSD memory cards
1 x FS700 RAW Codec. Allows recording from the Sony FS700 in RAW at up to 240fps
1 x Power Supply
1 x Monitor arm
The Odyssey7Q has two SDI inputs, two outputs, and two bi-directional SDI ports. It automatically detects the incoming video format and when possible creates an entire recorder/monitor setup based on camera metadata. The bi-directional SDI ports can be assigned as either inputs or outputs via menu selection. When these are assigned as inputs, the monitor can simultaneously stream four separate 1080/30p/60i signals from a multicam setup. You can monitor all four in a quad-split screen, and each signal gets compressed and recorded as an individual .MOV file.
The interface is a capacitive touchscreen and simple to navigate, meaning less setup time. All the controls can also be remotely accessed with an iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth. Most of the inputs/outputs are on the bottom, and 1/4″ mounting threads are on the sides. An AC adapter is included for continuous power, and compatible IDX, AB and Sony battery plates are available.
- Key Features
- Compressed DNxHD codec included
- Upgradeable to RAW & HD recorder/player
- 4 SDI inputs & 2 outputs or 2 inputs & 4 outputs (you get to choose via the menu)
- 8 channels (instead of 2 channels) embedded audio, 48kHz, 24-bit
- Four video streams supported simultaneously
- Image analysis (Waveform, RGB Parade, etc.) during playback
- DNxHD Codec Included
- The Odyssey7Q includes a compressed DNxHD codec that will record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is preloaded and gets activated once you install a Convergent SSD.