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Artistic Music Film Series 'Past Hope Now' // Shot on Odyssey7Q+

Artistic Music Film Series 'Past Hope Now' // Shot on Odyssey7Q+

When I first watched "Past" part one in a three part art film series, I got goosebumps. Actor and movement-specialist Anthony Nikolchev and co-choreographer Gema Galiana directed and performed in these beautiful and moving short films. The films are very evocative, and made me see a clear connection and bridge between conceptual photography and video.

I want to start sharing more art films on Fstoppers because as photographers there's so much we can learn about light and emotion from video that can easily translate into stronger images for your portfolio. Plus, I love when photographers "discover" video, so I hope in sharing this it makes you curious to switch that mode dial to video. Come to the dark side. Upload your short films to your profiles and share them with us!

"Past Hope Now" is described by Nikolchev as a "music film" which was inspired by the music of John Isaac Watters. The team also flew in Polish cinematographer Jakub Klawikowski, who usually shoots more action and adventure Red Bull videos. The films were shot on the Sony FS700 with an external recorder Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+, and coupled with many different Zeiss lenses. Sliders, a handheld rig, and tripods were used through out the filming, but what really helps set these music films a part was the use of the DJI Ronin.

[Full Article on FStoppers.com]
[Kuba Klawikowski on Facebook]

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Apollo/Odyssey Firmware v2016.06 - The Biggest Update Yet!

Apollo/Odyssey Firmware v2016.06 - The Biggest Update Yet!

Convergent Design will be releasing Firmware 2016.06, the largest, most comprehensive ever offered by Convergent Design, on Tuesday, 7-June-2016.

Twenty-three new features cover functions for Apollo, Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q, and Odyssey7. Twenty-Two fixes and improvements to current functions also cover the same models. And there are new versions of two free software apps. Detailed release notes are included below. All of these updates are free to the owners of the Apollo and Odyssey products. Convergent Design continues to expand upon a product line first delivered to clients 2.5 years ago, including gifting features that were previously charged upgrades.

[Click Here for Firmware/Downloads]

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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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[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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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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Convergent Design grows 4x // CS Business Journal

Convergent Design grows 4x // CS Business Journal

Marija B. Vader // Colorado Springs Business Journal

Convergent Design of Colorado Springs helped produce the movie “Captain Phillips” and continues working with Wheel of Fortune, National Geographic productions, NFL programs and far more.

All from its 14,000-square-foot center off Garden of the Gods Road.

Convergent Design manufactures high-tech recording devices for the film and television industries.

“There’s one very important distinction” between Pat Sajak and himself, said President and CEO Mike Schell, laughing. “We are behind the lens, not in front of the lens.”

Convergent Design’s devices resemble a thick iPad Air. They are attached to television and movie filming cameras to record the action, which is memorialized on a card in the device. From there, the card can be removed and inserted into a computer, where editing and formatting can take place.

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