Convergent Odyssey 4K Recorder
The Convergent 4:4:4 HD Recorder is supplied by VMI with either 4K Canon C500 option or 4K Sony Option.
This unit is equipped with 4K Sony option as well as a multitude of HD recording formats (including Prores 422) plus playback and excellent 7.7" OLED monitor with comprehensive monitoring tools. It weighs just 550g in a milled aluminum case and measures just 200 x 155 x 25 mm (7.9" x 6.1" x 1.0").
Sony FS-700 4K option now as standard
The Odyssey 7Q has many different recording options available at additional cost including ARRIRAW, Canon C500 and multistream HD. This version is supplied with HD-SDI 1920x1080 and also Sony 4K option as standard. The Sony option is compatible with Sony FS-700 (equipped with 4K option). See details on new 7Q firmware release 1.105 for 4K functionality
Available Frame rates and sizes from Sony FS-700:
4K Sony YCC 10-Bit Compressed up to 60fps
2K Raw 12-Bit up to 240fps (CinemaDNG)
HD YCC 422 10-Bit Compressed up to 60fps (super sample from 4K raw)
HD RGB 444 12-Bit Compressed up to 60fps (super sample from 4K raw)
3D LUT FILES FROM CONVERGENT DESIGN (SLOG-2 / REC709)
FS700 RAW files are Linear, thus the files need a Gamma 2.2 correction in order to look correct. You may notice when you first import your files that they appear very dark before correction
SSD Drive Storage
Compact Flash is a great choice for most compressed recorders, but it simply lacks the required performance for uncompressed video. Compact Flash tops out at about 90 Mbytes/sec, while uncompressed video ranges from 100 to over 300 Mbytes/sec; so clearly, it’s impossible to record uncompressed video onto a single CF card. Additionally, CF card capacity maxes out at 128GB, while SSDs are now available up to 512GB.
VMI offers the 256GB (1.8") as a good universal storage size.
As standard, the 4K on board recorders are being supplied with 3 x 256GB storage
256GB SSD storage → 32 minutes @ 1080p24 4:2:2, 10-bit
Thus, you have sufficient storage of 90 minutes of 1080p with 3 x drives and more storage is available at an additional charge :
VMI Odyssey 4K Production Kit
Odyssey 7Q HD Recorder with Sony 4K option, eSATA Transfer Station, HD-SDI cables, HDMI cable, Hotshoe with 1/4"x20, Ball Mount, Universal AC Power Supply, 4-Pin XLR Power Cable, D-Tap Power Cable, Stylus, Custom Fitted Hard Plastic Case
4 x 256GB SSD storage