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Convergent Odyssey 7Q 4K solid state recorder with ARRI/Sony/Canon/Panasonic RAW option

Odyssey 7Q 4K solid state recorder with ARRI/Sony/Canon/Panasonic RAW option

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Convergent Odyssey 4K Recorder

4:4:4  HD Recorder with ARRI/Panasonic/Sony RAW Bundle option and excellent 7.8" OLED monitor with comprehensive monitoring tools. 

Included with the licence is RAW licencing for Sony FS-700, Sony FS-7, Sony F-55, ARRI Alexa, Panasonic VLT, Canon C300 Mk II, Canon C500

Otherwise choose either 4K Canon C500 option or 4K Sony Option.

Please read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

This unit is equipped with 4K Canon 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").

ARRI RAW option

THis version of the Odyssey 7Q is equipped with the ARRI RAW option which records to SSD exactly the same RAW data as per Alexa XT.

The ARRI RAW option is compatible with ARRI Alexa and ARRI Alexa PLUS to record the same codec as ALEXA XT also now including 4:3 sensor acquisition with full anamorphic functionality.

PANASONIC RAW option 

THis version of the Odyssey 7Q is also equipped with the Panasonic RAW option to work with Panasonic Varicam LT (VLT) which records to SSD exactly the same RAW data as per Codec recorders.

Canon RAW, Sony RAW, Indiecam and IO Industry RAW compatibility too

Cameras also supported by the Odyssey RAW Bundle also include Canon C500 and C300 MK2, Sony FS5, FS7 and FS700, IO Industries Flare 2KSDI & Indiecam indieGS2K.

 

Available Frame rates and sizes from Canon C500:

  • 4K Raw 4096 x 2160 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 50.00p, 59.94p
  • 4K Raw, Uncompressed Raw 50p / 59.94p
  • 4K (QHD) Raw 3840 x 2160 10-bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 50.00p, 59.94p
  • QuadHD Raw, Uncompressed Raw 50p / 59.94p
  • 4K Raw (Special) 4096 x 1080 10-Bit 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps Future
  • 2K RGB 4:4:4 * 2048 x 1080 12-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • Uncompressed DPX only 50p / 59.94p

  • HD RGB 4:4:4 * 1920 x 1080 12-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • Uncompressed DPX only 50p / 59.94p

  • 2K RGB 4:4:4 * 2048 x 1080 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • DPX only 50p / 59.94p

  • HD RGB 4:4:4 * 1920 x 1080 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • DPX (see below for Apple ProRes 422) 50p / 59.94p

  • HD RGB 4:4:4 * 1920 x 1080 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p) Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) in 4:2:2 YCbCr

     

  • 2K YCbCr 4:2:2 2048 x 1080 10-Bit 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps No

  • HD YCbCr 4:2:2 * 1920 x 1080 10-Bit 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps

Canon C500 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 Canon 4K option as standard.  The Canon option is compatible with Canon C500 EOS and PL versions  (equipped with 4K option).  See details on new 7Q firmware release 1.105 for 4K functionality

Available Frame rates and sizes from Canon C500:

  • 4K Raw 4096 x 2160 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 50.00p, 59.94p
  • 4K Raw, Uncompressed Raw 50p / 59.94p
  • 4K (QHD) Raw 3840 x 2160 10-bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 50.00p, 59.94p
  • QuadHD Raw, Uncompressed Raw 50p / 59.94p
  • 4K Raw (Special) 4096 x 1080 10-Bit 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps Future
  • 2K RGB 4:4:4 * 2048 x 1080 12-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • Uncompressed DPX only 50p / 59.94p

  • HD RGB 4:4:4 * 1920 x 1080 12-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • Uncompressed DPX only 50p / 59.94p

  • 2K RGB 4:4:4 * 2048 x 1080 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • DPX only 50p / 59.94p

  • HD RGB 4:4:4 * 1920 x 1080 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p)

  • DPX (see below for Apple ProRes 422) 50p / 59.94p

  • HD RGB 4:4:4 * 1920 x 1080 10-Bit 23.98p, 24.00p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 

    (Future 50.00p, 59.94p) Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) in 4:2:2 YCbCr

  • 2K YCbCr 4:2:2 2048 x 1080 10-Bit 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps No

  • HD YCbCr 4:2:2 * 1920 x 1080 10-Bit 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps

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
256GB SSD storage → 13 minutes @ 4K Canon RAW 24p 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, however if you are shooting 4K, then the data files are really large.

However, you have the capability of shooting 2K DPX files off board in 12 bit sampling which offers far greater recording durations and extremely high quality.

A 4K Prores recording option is expected at some point soon and will offer a more efficient codec and longer recording times as well.

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

Cased Weight

Weight  4.4kg
Dimension: 32X45X18


 

4:4:4  HD Recorder with ARRI/Panasonic/Sony RAW Bundle option and excellent 7.8" OLED monitor with comprehensive monitoring tools. 

Included with the licence is RAW licencing for Sony FS-700, Sony FS-7, Son FS5, Sony F-55, ARRI Alexa, Panasonic VLT, Canon C300 Mk II, Canon C500, IO Industries Flare 2KSDI & Indiecam indieGS2K.

Please read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

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  • Rate:
    £105/day £420/week Add to Shoot Kit
Optional Accessories

VMI article on HD Recorders

See details on new 7Q firmware release 1.105 for 4K functionality

CD DATA UNPACKER UTILITY

       
For 1080p59.94/60 10-bit DPX 4:4:4 files only:  transfers and converts files recorded on Odyssey7Q from "packed" to "un-packed" format (to make suitable for editing). Later to include 1080p120 10-bit DPX files and all 12-bit DPX files.

For PCs:  Java 32-bit Runtime Environment is required, available here:  http://www.java.com/getjava/
 
             
Mac   CDDataUnpacker_Mac_3.0.zip - for unpacking DPX files from Gemini 4:4:4 1080p60     Posted 07-Nov-2013  
             
PC   CDDataUnpacker_Pc_3.0.zip - for unpacking DPX files from Gemini 4:4:4 1080p60; requires 32-bit Java Runtime     Posted 07-Nov-2013  
             
 

CD CLIP MERGER

       
Merges matching RAIDed folders (copied onto a local drive) into single folders from RAIDed records (across 2 SSD's) in the Odyssey7Q Recorder. RAID formats include : ARRIRAW 16:9 48p and above, ARRIRAW 4:3 25p and above,FS700 Raw 2k  200p / 240p, 
Canon Raw 4k 50p / 60p.  Later to include: DPX 10-bit 1080p100/ 1080p120.

For PC:  Java 32-bit Runtime Environment is required, available here:  http://www.java.com/getjava/

Download Instructions
 
             
Mac   CDClipMerger_3.0_Mac.zip - Quickly process clips which are recorded using two SSD’s.     Posted 06-Nov-2013  
             
PC   CDClipMerger_3.0_Pc.zip - Quickly process clips which are recorded using two SSD’s.     Posted 06-Nov-2013  
             
             

 

 

 

 

 

CD 3D LUTS  \\  SONY FS700 RAW

     
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. Download the following instructional document for dealing with FS700 Raw files, and the supplemental Convergent Design 3D Look Files.
           
PDF   Sony FS700 Raw: Post Workflow                                                            Posted 14-Nov-2013
ZIP   Sony FS700 3D LUTs     Posted 14-Nov-2013

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