Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q Kit

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The Odyssey7Q boasts a 7.7" 1280 x 800 LCD panel producing a 3400:1 contrast ratio. It is desgined with advanced image analysis tools, Vectorscope, Waveform, and RGB Parade. The monitor / recorder comes with a compressed DNxHD codec included and supports several high-speed RAW and HD recorder options that are sold separately. The included DNxHD codec can record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is already preloaded and is activated once you install a Convergent SSD. The monitor supports Convergent Design 2.5" SSDs only. The Odyssey7Q features two SDI inputs, two outputs, and two bi-directional SDI ports. It will detect the incoming video format and when possible, creates an entire recorder/monitor setup based on camera metadata. The bi-directional SDI ports can be programed as either inputs or outputs through the menu. When assigned as inputs, the monitor can simultaneously stream four separate 1080/30p/60i signals from a multicam arrangement. You can monitor all four in a quad-split screen, and each signal gets compressed and recorded as an individual .MOV file. The user interface is a capacitive touchscreen. All the controls can 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 sold seperately.

As a recorder, Odyssey7Q supports a wide range of recording formats including Avid DNxHD (up to 120fps), uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 (up to 60p), 2K/HD Raw, ARRIRAW (4:3 and 16:9), and Canon 4K Raw. All recording formats are extra-cost options. New 2.5" highly-reliable “Server-Grade” SSD’s in 256GB and 512GB support read/write bandwidths in excess of 500 MBytes/sec per drive, enabling Canon 4K Raw at 60 fps on a single recorder. The unique dual SSD architecture can be configured in spanning mode (to double record times), RAID 1 mode, for auto-backup or in RAID 0 mode for data-rates in excess of 1 GByte/sec.

The Odyssey 7Q ships as a monitor only, which can be upgraded to a recorder as needed. For the first time, support for recording options can be purchased outright or “rented” at competitive rates. Add optional features anytime from anywhere, via a secure online purchase from the Convergent Design website to obtain an activation key, provided at the point of purchase and you’re up and running.  Rental of recording options (ARRIRAW, for example) provides many benefits including no shipping hassles, no insurance certificates, and none of the scheduling issues of traditional rentals. Recording options are rented in 24-hour blocks, with unused blocks available for future use.

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Display 7.7" OLED, 1280x800, RGB 8-Bit Panel, ~ 16 million colors, wide gamut, 3400:1 Contrast, 176° Viewing, True Blacks
SDI Video I/O SD/HD/3G Support: Single/Dual Link, 2-Inputs, 2-Outputs, 2 Bi-Directional (Can be inputs or outputs), Full-size BNCs
HDMI Video I/O HDMI I/O Version 1.4a support, Up to 1080p60 422 8-bit 
LUT Support ARRI, Canon, Sony, or Custom User-Loadable LUTs*
Focus Assist Video + Edges, Edges Only, Enhanced Edges, user choice of color: Red, Blue, Green + Pulsing
Zebras Two Levels, one allows for a user specified range, the other is active on a specified IRE level and above
False Color False color with 4 programmable levels
Waveform Monitor Luma only, RGB, Red only, Blue only, Green only, and RGB Parade
Histogram Luma only, RGB, or Red, Blue or Green individually
Vectorscope Color vectorscope with 2X zoom
1:1 Pixel Mode Image Zoom, Vertical Flip and Horizontal Flop, Aspect Ratio Guides,  Horizon Indicator
Quad Stream Display Display four independent HD streams simultaneously on OLED and/or external monitor (quad splitter), 
Digital Audio I/O 8-Channel Embedded Audio (48KHz, 24-bit) (2 Channel initially, 8-Channel via future firmware update)
Analog Audio I/O 3.5mm stereo unbalanced input up to -10dB, 3.5mm stereo headphone output
Remote and Timecode RS-232 I/O, programmable GPIO. Timecode: LTC I/O (BNC) or embedded SDI / HDMI 
Wireless Control Bluetooth LE with iPhone/Android App, to be provided after initial release of Odyssey7Q
User Interface Capacitive Touchscreen, Two user-programmable context-sensitive mechanical function keys 
Firmware Update Via USB Port to host computer,  Firmware Updates downloadable from website: 
DC Power Input 10 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; locking Neutrik connector, built-in power switch
Power Dissipation 8 Watts (monitor only), 9-15 Watts (simultaneous monitor/record mode)
Weight and Size 540 grams / 1.2 lbs., 7.9" x 6.1" x 1.0" (200 x 155 x 25 mm), -10 to +40°C (Operating), -20 to +70°C (Storage)
Onion Skinning Overlay pre-recorded still frame on live video with opacity slider (requires CD SSD)*
View Monitor Out, 
Record Clean Video
Display the monitor-out (viewfinder data) on the OLED while recording a clean video signal. 
Available when using the Sony F3, Sony FS700, Canon C500 and ARRI Alexa cameras.
Record Triggers Touchscreen, SDI record trigger (ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red, Sony), Optional Remote Control Cable
Recording Media Convergent Design Enterprise Grade SSD in 240/480/960 GB sizes, 400MB/sec write, 500MB/sec read speed, compatible with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt adapters. SSDs must be purchased separately. 
Compressed Recording
Avid DNxHD Compressed (36 to 220 Mbps), 8/10-bit YCC only, up to 720p60, 1080p60/1080i60 (.mov format). Requires at least one Convergent Design SSD (other SSDs/HDDs are not supported). Automatic switch over to second SSD. Note: this recording capability is always available without watermark.
  Extra Cost Recording Options, Available for Purchase or Rental
HD/2K HFR/RGB HD/2K High Frame Rate, RGB: DNxHD Compressed HD YCC 10-Bit up to 120fps (up to 880 Mbps, .mov);  Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 10/12-Bit up to 60fps (.dpx format); 
QHD/4K QHD/4K Support: Uncompressed QHD/4K YCC 10-bit up to 30 fps (.dpx format). 
For Sony F55 and other cameras that can output uncompressed 4K over four HD-SDI Single-Link Outputs.
FS700 Raw FS700 Support: HD/2K Raw up to 240fps (.dng format), QHD/4K YCC Uncompressed up to 30fps (.dpx format)
HD/2K Raw HD/2K Raw: up to 120fps (.dng format). Cameras from IO Industries, LMP, Indiecam, Weisscam, P&S Technik X35
C500 Raw Canon C500: QHD/4K Raw 10-bit up to 60fps, Half QHD/Half 4K Raw 10-bit up to 120fps (.rmf format); 
Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 10/12-bit up to 60fps (.dpx format); DNxHD Compressed HD YCC 10-Bit up to 120fps (880 Mbps, .mov format).  Support for all C500 frame rates/modes for in one unit. Some modes require two SSDs. Simultaneous RAW and Proxy (DNxHD-36) up to 60 fps supported (the limit of the camera's monitor output)*
ALEXA ARRIRAW ALEXA ARRIRAW: (16:9 up to 60 fps, 4:3 up to 48 fps) with VariFrame and de-squeeze support (.ari format)*
Simultaneous RAW and Proxy (DNxHD-36) up to 30 fps supported (the limit of the camera's monitor output)*
Quad-Stream HD Quad Stream HD Recording: Recording up to four separate (non-genlocked) video streams into four separate files using Avid DNxHD, up to 1080p30/1080i60 or 720p60 (up to 220 Mbps/stream, .mov format). 
The four HD streams may be displayed in separate quadrants on the OLED monitor and/or external monitor*
All extra cost recording options can be "tested", but will include a permanent watermark in demo mode. 
(Video is not watermarked if the extra-cost recording option has been purchased or is actively rented).
2K = 2048x1080, QHD = Quad-HD (3840x2160), Half QHD = 3840x1080, Half 4K = 4096x1080
Odyssey7Q package includes universal AC power supply. SSD media, battery adapters, sunscreen sold separately
All Video recording requires Convergent Design SSDs, sold separately from Odyssey7Q
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