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.