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Learn about the Apollo and Odyssey7Q+ at Rule Boston Camera - Wed March 9th

Learn about the Apollo and Odyssey7Q+ at Rule Boston Camera - Wed March 9th

Join Convergent Design’s Mitch Gross Wed. Mar 9th (10am-12noon) for an overview of the new Apollo multi-camera monitor/recorder/switcher along with a review of the many features of the versatile Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder.

The Learning Lab Series is Rule Boston Camera’s ongoing program dedicated to sharing the latest knowledge on production and post-production products, technologies and techniques featuring in-house experts and guest speakers. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as space is limited.

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Odyssey7Q+ Wins Technofile Award for 'Best External Video Recorder/Monitor'

Odyssey7Q+ Wins Technofile Award for 'Best External Video Recorder/Monitor'

The Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ offers an excellent combination of video recorder and monitor in a slick package. It's ability to record 4K, UHD, 2K & HD, via SDI and HDMI, in Apple ProRes, uncompressed DPX, and RAW, with high frame rates of 60 fps in 4K and 240 fps in HD, means it can b e used effortlessly with practically every camera and NLE on the market. Meanwhile, its touchscreen OLED monitor with 3D-LUT support enables you to see exactly how you graded footage will look. Couple this with all of the image analysis tools you would expect, such as waveform, histogram, false colour, pixel zoom and three-mode focus assist and you can see why The Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ wins The Technofile's Best External Video Recorder Award.

[Via Technofile.com:]

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[VIDEO] Tomorrow Ever After: B&H Behind The Scenes

[VIDEO] Tomorrow Ever After: B&H Behind The Scenes

In this B&H Behind the Scenes video writer, actor, and director Ela Thier and B&H’s Michel Suissa discuss the role various manufacturers including Canon, Convergent Design, Arri, Ikan, Sony, Sachtler and G-Technology played in producing Ela’s movie – ‘Tomorrow Ever After'.

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Dual-4K, Quad-1080p60, 4K60p and 6G-SDI Support for Apollo & Odyssey7Q+

Dual-4K, Quad-1080p60, 4K60p and 6G-SDI Support for Apollo & Odyssey7Q+

(Colorado Springs, CO) January 25, 2016 Convergent Design today releases a firmware update for the Apollo and Odyssey monitor/recorders that adds features unavailable on any other device. These new functions are useful in numerous forms of production and add additional power and flexibility to Convergent Design's family of products.

The Convergent Design Apollo, Odyssey7Q and Odyssey7Q+ will now support monitoring and recording Dual-4K, Quad-HD 1080p60 and 4K60p. 6G-SDI support (Apollo & Odyssey7Q+) has also been added to accommodate cameras from Blackmagic Design.

Additional features & functionality have also been added for Apollo and Odyssey. View firmware release notes in download package for more information.

WATCH VIDEO: Apollo/Odyssey Firmware v2016.01 Introduction: YouTube | Vimeo

Want to know more about Apollo? Click here to view the Apollo FAQ.

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Odyssey7Q+ Promotional Price: $500 Savings for a Limited Time

Odyssey7Q+ Promotional Price: $500 Savings for a Limited Time

(Colorado Springs, CO - 1/19/2016) Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the Industry's best professional monitor/recorder is now on sale for a limited time. We've reduced the price from $2295USD to $1795USD, a $500 savings!

Included with the Odyssey7Q+ are a 256GB SSD, high-quality HDMI and SDI cables, a 5-pack of SSD handles (for use with certain third-party SSDs) and a universal AC power supply. This reduced price represents and incredible value for this powerful and versatile recorder/monitor.

The Odyssey7Q+ is the industry’s most advanced and versatile monitor/recorder. It records HD/2K/UHD/4K, in Apple ProRes 422 and 4444 codecs, in RAW or in DPX. The 7.7” OLED touchscreen offers an unparalleled image analysis and advanced monitoring Tools, a 3D-LUT routing system and more.

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[Video] Convergent Design Apollo post workflow guide // Dan Chung - News Shooter

[Video] Convergent Design Apollo post workflow guide // Dan Chung - News Shooter

Matt Allard looks at how to deal with multi-channel ProRes recordings when using the Convergent Design Apollo or Apollo option on the Odyssey 7Q/7Q+.

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Apollo Multicamera Recorder/Switcher – Running on the Odyssey 7Q+ // News Shooter

Apollo Multicamera Recorder/Switcher – Running on the Odyssey 7Q+ // News Shooter

Convergent Design have just started shipping their Apollo portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. The unit can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch between the four, or a quad-split reference view. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals. Apollo is currently the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them.

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Apollo Tutorial Video

Apollo is a multicamera monitor/recorder/switcher. Record up to four HD video tracks along with a fifth video of a Quad-Split or Live-Switch. This video shows how intuitive Apollo is to use and how powerful its performance. A detailed printed manual is also available for download from the Convergent Design website.

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BIRTV 2015: Anamorphic options on the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ demonstrated

BIRTV 2015: Anamorphic options on the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ demonstrated

With anamorphic shooting becoming very fashionable many users have been looking for ways to shoot the format easily. At BIRTV in Beijing, Mitch Gross from Convergent Design ran through the latest features for anamorphic shooting available on the Odyssey 7/7Q and 7Q+ external 4K recorders. These have advanced options for viewing and recording an anamorphic image when hooked up to the modern 4K cameras like the Sony a7S and Panasonic GH4.

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Model Aircraft Captured at 240 FPS w/ FS7 & Odyssey7Q+

Model Aircraft Captured at 240 FPS w/ FS7 & Odyssey7Q+

A short piece demonstrating the 2K RAW to ProRes HQ at 240 FPS on the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+. All shot on Sony FS7 at Chatworth State Park Model Aircraft Park

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