Convergent Design SSD
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″).
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
Convergent Odyssey/Apollo HD Recorder Peli Case 17 x 43 x 28 5.3kg
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