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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.”


Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ offers more support for the Sony FS-series cameras than any other device, even more than Sony’s own solution. The PXW-FS7mkII will offer RAW data output with the addition of the XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit. RAW data formats include DCI 4K (4096x2160) up to 60p and DCI 2K (2048x1080) up to 240p. All frame rate and resolution combinations are supported by the Odyssey RAW Bundle, with recording in CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes (HQ/422/LT/Proxy). Cropped recording of the DCI 4K and DCI 2K signals to UHD and HD are available in Apple ProRes. Convergent Design’s proprietary Supersampling of the DCI 4K signal to either 2K or HD in Apple ProRes will yield a higher quality image than is available directly from the camera. The Odyssey LUT System supports both Sony S-Log2 and S-Log3 output from the camera, including several Exposure Compensation LUTs.

The FS7mkII 4K RAW output is also supported by the new Titan HD Extract option for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q. Titan will take the 4K RAW signal from the camera, SuperSample the full frame to HD, as well as extract up to two HD pixel-for-pixel windows from the 4K resolution. The result is three HD frames, a wide and two tights, from a single camera source. The three HD frames are all recorded in Apple ProRes, and a fourth recording of a Live-Switch (cuts & dissolves) between the three frames is also available. The two window extractions can be moved smoothly via finger-drag within the larger field of view. The RAW Bundle and the Titan HD Extract are available separately and one is not required for the other.

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