Odyssey7Q and 7Q+ Now Support High Speed ProRes Recording
Convergent Design announced a firmware update for their Odyssey7Q and 7Q+ recorders which enable continuous high speed ProRes recording in 4K, UHD and HD, at 60p (in 4K/UHD) and 240p (for HD).
The free firmware update can be downloaded from their site but requires the optional Odyssey RAW bundle to work. Right now, the Sony FS700 and FS7 (only with the XDCA Extension Unit) are supported, but additional cameras will be added in the future.
The update also includes RAW support for the new Canon C300 Mark II, enabling 4K and QHD RAW recording from the camera, at up to 30p.
In this video, Convergent Design shows how to set up high speed ProRes recording:
Here’s the full feature list of Odyssey firmware v2015.8:
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+)
Canon XC10 Support
UHD Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p UHD->HD SuperSample to Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p (Camera trigger & HDMI timecode in HD Only)
FS7/FS700 High Speed RAW -> Apple ProRes Support* [MORE INFO]
4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
4K RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
2K RAW HS -> HD Apple ProRes, 100p, 120p, 200p, 240p
(Only one SSD can be mounted for recording 2K HS Apple ProRes)
(Only Odyssey int. TC supported (Seed, Time-of-Day DF & NDF)
4K RAW Burst -> 4K Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p
4K RAW Burst -> UHD Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p
(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Sony FS RAW Option)
Canon C300 MKII RAW Support
4K RAW recording up to 30p
QHD RAW recording up to 30p
4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes up to 30p
QHD RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes up to 30p
(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Canon RAW Option)
Analog or Digital Trace
Trace display in green or color (true CbCr)
Variable Zoom 1.0x – 15.0x (Finger Drag left-right)
Zoom Presets 1,2,5,10,15x (Finger Drag up-down)
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS
FIXED Audio issues in 1080i59.94 playback
FIXED 4K to 2K/HD Downscale Line at the bottom of image.
IMPROVED Color Bars
IMPROVED Odyssey Menu Font