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IBC 2016: Odyssey7Q/7Q+ Monitor/Recorders Now Support VariCamLT RAW // 4KShooters

IBC 2016: Odyssey7Q/7Q+ Monitor/Recorders Now Support VariCamLT RAW // 4KShooters

Convergent Design seems to be on quite a roll lately. Only a few days after the company unveiled the latest software update – Titan HD Extract that essentially provides the ability to obtain 3 separate HD feeds while acting as different camera angles from a single 4K/UHD source when using the Apollo and Odyssey7Q/7Q+ monitor/recorders, comes the announcement that the upcoming firmware update for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q will support the Panasonic VariCamLT 4K RAW output. This update comes right on time, considering the fact that earlier today Panasonic released a free firmware update to the camera that finally enables this functionality.

[via 4KShooters.com]

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Convergent Design “Titan” Takes 1 4K Camera and Turns it into 3 HD Angles // Erik Naso

Convergent Design “Titan” Takes 1 4K Camera and Turns it into 3 HD Angles // Erik Naso

I shoot in 4K a lot but I edit and deliver in HD. I like to reframe interviews or shots in post. It’s nice to be able to do this. Well now you can do the same thing only live to the Odyssey and Apollo monitor/recorders! So cool. Here’s how it works. Titan uses one 4K camera to create three HD video signals.  One frame is a SuperSample of the full image area and two are windows selected from within the original input.  These windows can be panned smoothly through the 4K field and the three angles can be Live-Switched.  All four HD signals can be recorded simultaneously in Apple ProRes with matching timecode and file names.

[via ErikNaso.com]

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TITAN: TRANSFORM ONE 4K IN THREE HD // ProVideo Coalition

TITAN: TRANSFORM ONE 4K IN THREE HD // ProVideo Coalition

Many cameras can shoot in 4K today, but most clients still want HD. How can a 4K camera become an enhanced HD device? The answer is one, says Convergent Design : Titan.

Titan HD Extract is the latest option for the Odyssey & Apollo monitor/recorders. Titan uses one 4K camera to create three HD video signals. One frame is a SuperSample of the full image area and two are windows selected from within the original input. These windows can be panned smoothly through the 4K field and the three angles can be Live-Switched. All four HD signals can be recorded simultaneously in Apple ProRes with matching timecode and file names.

Titan is a clear indication that, as Convergent Design suggests, “we have evolved beyond the need for huge amounts of equipment for multicamera production.” While this may not apply to all productions, it is an interesting option that many will, no doubt, want to explore. And it is one of the advantages of 4K and resolutions beyond it.

[via ProVideoCoalition.com]

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IBC Preview 2016 - Convergent Design Titan // HD Video Pro

IBC Preview 2016 - Convergent Design Titan // HD Video Pro

Available this October for $1,295, the new Convergent Design Titan option will allow $2,995 Apollo, $1,295 Odyssey 7Q and $1,795 Odyssey 7Q+ monitors and recorders to split a single 4K camera into three separate HD deliverables. With two extractable frames and fullscreen video stream as well as live-switching feed, all four can be captured in Apple ProRes with timecode.

I just used Convergent Design’s touchscreen Odyssey 7Q with the new Canon ME20F-SH for the September issue, hitting stands on September 27th. The menus are incredibly intuitive and easy to navigate and operate. With this functionality, the monitors can be used almost as a multiple-camera setup, especially useful for live events, sports and interviews. It also circumvents some post time while helping the edit to focus on what the camera operator or director may have better context on than an editor down-the-line.

[via HDVideoPro.com]

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Convergent Design’s Titan Multiples the Options in 4K // Studio Daily

Convergent Design’s Titan Multiples the Options in 4K // Studio Daily

Many users who have invested in 4K camcorders still deliver the majority of their work at HD resolution. Convergent Design's new Titan option for its Odyssey & Apollo monitor-recorders is aimed at owners of 4K production equipment who want ways to put all those extra pixels to use, even when they're delivering content in HD.

Titan allows the HDMI or SDI signal from a 4K camera (or 4K raw output from Sony's FS5, FS7 and FS700) to be broken up into three HD video signals, or angles. One of those signals is a supersampled version of the full image area, while two more duplicate selected windows inside the larger frame at HD resolution.

[via StudioDaily.com]

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Titan Gives You 3 HD Camera Angles from 1 x 4K Stream // 4K Shooters

Titan Gives You 3 HD Camera Angles from 1 x 4K Stream // 4K Shooters

IBC 2016 hasn’t even started and announcements are pouring in from all directions! Popular US-based gear maker, Convergent Design just announced their latest software update – Titan HD Extract for Apollo, Odyssey7Q/7Q+, which makes the recorder/monitors even more powerful production tools with the ability to give you 3 separate HD feeds (acting as different camera angles) from a single 4K/UHD source, timecode synced all to the same media, saving you additional equipment and ingesting different kinds of media.

[via 4KShooters.com]

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Amazing Possibilities From Titan – A Groundbreaking Monitor/Recorder Add-On // Planet5D

Amazing Possibilities From Titan – A Groundbreaking Monitor/Recorder Add-On // Planet5D

Just a few short years ago, Convergent Design was a newcomer into the external recorder/monitor world, but over that brief period of time, they’ve made quite an impact.

While Atomos represents a high level of competition, Convergent Design has found a way to carve out a niche of features that sets it apart from anything in the Atomos line. What are these?

Well, most of all, the ability to record 12bit+ and Raw formats as well as high frame rates and some amazing input/output options. They’re continuing this effort of distinguishing themselves from the competition with the release of the Titan. And what the Titan has to offer is pretty incredible.

The Titan allows you to do more with a 4k signal than any other Monitor/Recorder on the market.

[via Planet5D.com]

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External RAW recording from the Panasonic Varicam LT // News Shooter

External RAW recording from the Panasonic Varicam LT // News Shooter

[Dan Chung of NewsShooter] talks to Mitch from Convergent Design about the new Panasonic Varicam LT firmware that enables RAW recording to the Odyssey 7Q/7Q+. We also talk about the new bargain that is the Canon C500, as well as whether Convergent Design will support the new Canon c700 RAW output.

Panasonic Varicam LT external RAW recording enabled, and no plans for Convergent Design to support the C700 from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

[via NewsShooter.com]

 

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VariCamLT RAW Supported by Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder

(Colorado Springs, CO – September 7, 2016) The upcoming firmware update for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q monitor/recorders will support the Panasonic VariCamLT 4K RAW output. When Panasonic unveiled the VariCamLT in February, it announced the 4K RAW output capability for the camera would be added this year. Panasonic has today released a free firmware update to the camera that enables this ability. Convergent Design and Panasonic will be demonstrating the 4K RAW capture workflow from the VariCamLT to the Odyssey7Q+ in both companies’ booths at the IBC 2016 show this week in Amsterdam.

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Titan upgrade lets users split 4K output into 3 streams // RedShark

Titan upgrade lets users split 4K output into 3 streams // RedShark

Convergent Design has just announced Titan, a paid upgrade to its Odyssey 7Q, 7Q+ and Apollo line of external recorders that enables 4K output to be split into multiple windows.

Essentially Titan enables 4K output from any SDI or HDMI camera source to be split into multiple windows through a super-sampling to HD and selecting windowed areas of that image for recording.

This will enable one camera to capture effectively three shots, the original full frame shot and two windowed shots. This will be particularly helpful in interviews. As an example, in the typical two-shot interview, the image can be split into the master shot and then a window for each of the subjects. The operator can switch between shots by simply tapping the screen within the appropriate window. The Odyssey or Apollo will record the switched content as well as ISOs of each window. It will then write a standard EDL to the device’s SSD which can then be used in any NLE.

[via RedSharkNews.com]

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