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Convergent Design Announces Support for Panasonic VariCam LT 240fps 2K RAW, and DNxHD for Odyssey and Apollo

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 23, 2017) Today Panasonic announced a free firmware update that adds a 2K RAW up to 240fps to the VariCam LT. All available RAW outputs will be supported by Convergent Design in the Raw Bundle for Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q via a free firmware update in June 2017.

“We are excited to announce our continued support for the Panasonic VariCam LT. The 2K 240fps update fits nicely into the Odyssey Raw Bundle high frame rate support, and adds versatility to the VariCam LT. The Odyssey and VariCam LT are an ideal pairing and we look forward to our joint firmware release,” said Mike Schell, President of Convergent Design.

Convergent Design will also release free firmware in May supporting Avid DNxHD 4:2:2 for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q in single-channel recording, and for Apollo and Apollo Option multi-camera HD. This upcoming release will support bit rates of 220Mb and 145Mb up to 60p from HD video sources. Broadcast applications, especially in Apollo multi-camera operation, will enjoy a native Avid workflow.

Look for more information about the firmware updates from Convergent Design at our website www.convergent-design.com and on social media in the coming months.

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Introducing the Element Series from Convergent Design

Introducing the Element Series from Convergent Design

(April 11, 2017, Colorado Springs, CO) - Convergent Design, a recognized world leader in on-camera recorders, today announces the Element series of multi-camera video recorders and switchers. These simple to use, cost-effective products, emphasize fast video productions by eliminating many time-consuming steps while providing unprecedented access to your video footage, even while you are still shooting.

All devices in the Element series are built on technology not available previously to eliminate many of the time-stealing tasks common to multi-camera productions. By enabling features such as network media access, simple keying and tactile control surfaces these compact, powerful devices are the next evolution in smarter production workflows.

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Half Price Raw, $495 for a Limited Time

Odyssey and Apollo Upgrades

Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q offer the industry's most comprehensive RAW support. Only the Odyssey RAW Bundle offers RAW support for more than 5 camera manufacturers (including ARRI, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, IO Industries, and IndieCam) and over 10 camera models, making it the most versatile and affordable solution for professional use. With an average free firmware update every 2.5 months since shipping in January 2014, both the Odyssey and the RAW Bundle have seen a multitude of free features and additional support.

When you choose the Odyssey for your RAW workflow
you are getting three years of industry-proven stability
and unrivaled value.

It is with this commitment to excellence we can confirm that we are devoted to the Odyssey and the RAW Bundle support and will not be announcing a product to supersede it at NAB 2017. In fact, the Odyssey RAW Bundle will continue to see free updates over the following months.

For a limited time Convergent Design will offer promotional pricing of $495 for the Odyssey Raw Bundle. That’s $500 off our most comprehensive upgrade option, including:

HIGH FRAME RATE
UP TO 240FPS*
  FULL RAW
SUPPORT
  RAW to PRORES
RECORDING
  DUAL HD
RECORDING

Unleash the slow-motion and burst capabilities of your camera. Record HFR footage as 2K RAW or HD Apple ProRes.
 

Capture your camera's RAW output directly as Cinema DNG, ARRIRAW (.ARI), or Canon Raw (.RMF) for the best possible image quality.
 

When a RAW workflow is data-intensive and time consuming, chose this option to record as an edit-ready ProRes file, saving time and media storage.
 

Record two simultaneous HD signals as perfectly synched Apple ProRes ISO files, uniquely available with Odyssey+Raw Bundle.
 
  CLICK HERE FOR THIS SPECIAL SAVINGS  

*Please see our website for full details on HFR support. RAW Bundle support for this feature depends on the camera’s functionality and performance capability when output as Raw. Support differs by camera. HFR Support includes; Sony FS700/FS7(and mkII) with XDCA Extension/FS5 2K Raw 240p, 120p, 4K60p, and burst mode; Canon C500 4K 60p, Half Raw 120p, 2K 60p, HD 60p, C300mkII 4K 30p. This promotional offer ends 15 April 2017.

 
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Odyssey7Q+ to Support New Sony PXW-FS7mkII

Odyssey7Q+ to Support New Sony PXW-FS7mkII

The Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q already support more RAW camera signals than any of device. Today Convergent Design announces that RAW support will also include the new Sony PXW-FS7mkII camera. Support for the camera will be included in the Odyssey RAW Bundle at no additional charge.

“The Odyssey7Q+ already records RAW from more cameras than any other device on the market,” noted Convergent Design President Mike Schell. “When we introduced the lower-priced grouping of RAW support in the Odyssey RAW Bundle at NAB 2015, we pledged to continue to expand to more cameras over time. The FS7mkII is the eleventh camera covered in the Odyssey RAW Bundle, joining the Sony FS5, FS7 and FS700; the Arri Alexa Classic; the Canon C300mkII and C500; the Panasonic VariCam LT; the IO Industries Flare 4KSDI and 2K SDI; and the Indiecam GS2K.”

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Titan HD Extract, VariCam LT RAW, ProRes Proxy, ARRIRAW 4:3, EDLs and more in Firmware v2016.10...

Titan HD Extract, VariCam LT RAW, ProRes Proxy, ARRIRAW 4:3, EDLs and more in Firmware v2016.10...

Firmware v2016.10 Is a Pretty Big Deal....

With this update our team is bringing Odyssey and Apollo owners something to really get excited about. Titan HD Extract is now available as an upgrade for both Odyssey and Apollo. The Odyssey RAW Bundle now supports Panasonic Varicam LT RAW, we've added the lightweight Apple ProRes Proxy codec, EDL support (Apollo/Titan Live Switching), ARRIRAW 4:3 and a bunch of other features and fixes.

Keeping your firmware up to date is always a good idea and Odyssey/Apollo firmware v2016.10 makes it even better! Visit our website to find out more about the new features and get the latest firmware today!

View Firmware v2016.10 Release Notes here.

Download Firmware here

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