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

£105.00 / day
£420.00 / week

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
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Media Standard

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 1920×1080 and also Canon 4K option as standard.  The Canon option is compatible with Canon C500 EOS and PL versions  (equipped with 4K option).

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 1920×1080 and also Sony 4K option as standard.  The Sony option is compatible with Sony FS-700 (equipped with 4K option).

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

Compatible Memory Cards

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.

 

Display 7.7″ OLED (19.5 cm)
1280 x 800 resolution
3400:1 contrast ratio, true blacks
RGB 8-bit color depth
176° viewing angle
Video Inputs 1x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, single link
Video Outputs 1x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, single link
Video Formats SDI:
720p60/50 to 1080p30/i60 in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)HDMI:
Up to 1080p30/i60 4:2:2 8-bit
Digital Audio 2-channel embedded audio (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Analog Audio 3.5 mm headphone output
LUT Support ARRI, Canon, Sony
Recording Media Support 1x SSD slot supports Convergent Design 2.5″ SSDs
Timecode LTC I/O (BNC) or embedded SDI
User Interface Capacitive touchscreen, two mechanical function keys
Material Cast-magnesium case
Firmware Updates Via optional Convergent Design Utility SSD
Power Input 10 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; built-in power switch
Power Dissipation 8 W (monitor only), 8-12 W (monitor and record mode)
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 128°F (-20 to 70°C)
Dimensions Measured from end of BNC to SSD tabs:
7.9 x 6.1 x 1″ (20 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 1.2 lb (.54 kg)
1 x Convergent Odyssey 7Q+ HD Recorder with 4K HDMI
4 x Vision Cable BNC-BNC 1m
4 x Convergent Design Odyssey/Apollo 256GB SSD
1 x Odyssey/Apollo Dual USB Type-C SSD Reader (Thunderbolt 3)
1 x Odyssey/Apollo Dual USB Type-A SSD Reader
1 x Odyssey/Apollo AC Unit
1 x Noga Heavy Duty Monitor Arm
1 x Power Cable D-Tap - Odyssey/Apollo

Convergent Odyssey/Apollo HD Recorder Peli Case 17 x 43 x 28  5.3kg

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