Gemini 4:4:4   






 
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Test Drive Gemini 4:4:4


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Uncompressed 240fps with FS700
"...it is possible to record the super slow mo buffer stream from the Sony FS700 to [Gemini 4:4:4]..."
-Alister Chapman, Sony ICE
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"Convergent Design's Gemini 4:4:4 recorder is a simple device with a lot of functionality."
-Andy Shipsides, AbelCine
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The Gemini 4:4:4 from Convergent Design is one of the smallest and most capable digital recorders available.
-Band Pro, Video by Randy Wedick
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"Convergent Design, brains behind the nanoFlash... so you know what your getting is very high quality."
-Jesse Miller, Midtown Video / Jtown.tv
 


 
GEMINI 4:4:4 HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.  GEMINI WILL CONTINUE TO BE SUPPORTED, BUT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NEW ORDERS. ODYSSEY7Q IS OUR NEWEST UNCOMPRESSED RECORDER.

The Gemini 4:4:4 is a professional, high-definition video recorder that fits in the palm of your hand. Gemini 4:4:4 functions as a high-quality monitor, a recorder, and a playback device.

As a recorder, Gemini 4:4:4 records in the ultimate highest quality possible—uncompressed, which can easily be incorporated into virtually any workflow using your favorite CODEC. Gemini 4:4:4 is also capable of recording, combining, and playing back 3D video (with paid upgrade).

Gemini 4:4:4 records to specially certified and tested 1.8” solid-state hard drives that can be purchased from Convergent Design through your local dealer.


 

Specifications


Feature

Specification

Video I/O Ports

Four SDI ports: 2-In (HD-SDI Single Link/Dual Link/3G),  2-Out (HD-SDI Single Link/Dual Link),  HDMI-Out

Video Standards

HD-SDI, SMPTE 292M; HD-SDI 3G, SMPTE 424M; HD-SDI Dual-Link, SMPTE 372M

Video Formats


   REC 709

RGB 444 / YCC 422 1080p up to 60fps

   ARRIRAW*

ARRI Alexa: 16:9 (2880x1620) up to 60fps

Record Options


   Uncompressed

1080p 10-Bit RGB 444 up to 60fps (DPX) with TC and metadata, audio recorded as wav file

   RAW Formats

ARRIRAW and Canon Raw (with Option)

Live Preview / Playback

   Single Stream

Real time decompressed / debayered output with / without LUT applied

   Stereo 3D* 

Individual output of each stream or combined streams: Side by Side, Line by Line, Anaglyph, 50/50 Composite

   Log Viewing LUTs

Support for S-Log, Log-C with user programmable 1D LUTs

Playback Control

Play, Rewind, Fast-Forward, Pause, and Step Control

Metadata

Reel Number, Scene Number, Take Number and Project Name

Media

Two Slots for 1.8" Solid State Drives (SSD), 256GB / 512GB sizes

Transfer Station

1.8" SSD Transfer Station compatible with Seagate GoFlex Adapters (USB 3, FW-800, Thunderbolt)

Built-In LCD Monitor

5" high brightness LCD, sunlight viewable, 800 cd/m², 800 x (RGB) x 480 Pixels, 24-Bit, 900:1 True Contrast, Wide +/-85⁰ Viewing Angle (IPS Technology)

Menu System

Touch Sensitive menu system with user-defined presets and customizable level of on-screen data

Timecode

HD-SDI Embedded (SMPTE RP-188) or LTC via the remote control option

Digital Audio I/O

HD-SDI Embedded 4-Channels, uncompressed, 24-Bit, 48K

Analog Audio I/O

3.5 mm output jack, headphone or consumer line level

Power Requirements

6 to 19 Volts DC, 6 to 15 watts

Size, Weight

138 x 120 x 37 mm (5.4 x 4.7 x 1.45"); 612 grams (1.35 lb); Milled Aluminum Case

Environmental

Ambient Temp: -10 to +40 ⁰C (Operating) / -20 to +70 ⁰C (Storage)

Gemini Production Kit

Gemini 444 Recorder + SSD 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; all packaged in a Custom Fitted Hard Plastic Case

Optional Accessories

256GB / 512GB SSD Media, Remote Control (with push button start/stop, tally light and LTC I/O)

Notes

**ARRIRAW, Canon 4K Cinema Raw and Stereo 3D are extra cost options



All Specifications subject to change without notice.

SSD Record Capacity

Format

DataRate
(MB/Sec)

512 GB
(Minutes)

(2) x 512 GB
(Minutes)

Required
SSD's

1080p30: DNxHD-220

28

300

600

1

1080p24 444: Uncompressed

187

44

88

1

1080p30 444: Uncompressed

233

36

72

2

1080p50 444: Uncompressed

388

21

42

2

1080p60 444: Uncompressed

466

18

36

2 x 512 GB

2K RAW @ 30 fps

78

108

216

2

2K RAW @ 60 fps

156

54

108

2x 512 GB

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 24fps

168

50

100

1

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 30fps

210

41

82

1

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 50fps

350

24

48

2x 512 GB

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 60fps

420

20

40

2 x 512 GB
ARRIRAW (4:3) @ 24fps
 
221 37
75 2
ARRIRAW (4:3) @ 30fps
 
280 30 61 2
ARRIRAW (4:3) @ 48fps 447   34 2x 512 GB
         


Purchase SSD's are sold through our dealers. Please find the dealer closest to you.


Workflow

  

Transfer






Suggested Seagate GoFlex Adapters

Thunderbolt (Single Thunderbolt Port), Seagate Model STAE121
This is the recommended Thunderbolt model at this time, but this does not allow a second Thunderbolt device to be connected in series.

USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Seagate Model STAE104

This is a reasonable solution for those with a USB 3.0 port on their computer and no Thunderbolt port available.
 
USB 2.0, USB 3.0 with ExpressCard 34 to USB 3.0 adapter, Seagate Model STAE101
This is a good choice for a MacBook Pro with a ExpressCard 34 Slot and without a Thunderbolt adapter.
 
Firewire 800 Seagate, Model STAE102
This is a good choice for those with a MacBook without an ExpressCard 34 slot or a Thunderbolt port. The performance will be much slower however, since it is limited to Firewire 800 speeds.

Calvary USB 2.0 / 3.0 Adapter, Model CAUSM2001
Included with transfer station for USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity. USB 3.0 is recommended for high-speed operation. USB 2.0 can be used for firmware updates.