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Convergent Design Announces Support for Panasonic VariCam LT 240fps 2K RAW, and DNxHD for Odyssey and Apollo

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 23, 2017) Today Panasonic announced a free firmware update that adds a 2K RAW up to 240fps to the VariCam LT. All available RAW outputs will be supported by Convergent Design in the Raw Bundle for Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q via a free firmware update in June 2017.

“We are excited to announce our continued support for the Panasonic VariCam LT. The 2K 240fps update fits nicely into the Odyssey Raw Bundle high frame rate support, and adds versatility to the VariCam LT. The Odyssey and VariCam LT are an ideal pairing and we look forward to our joint firmware release,” said Mike Schell, President of Convergent Design.

Convergent Design will also release free firmware in May supporting Avid DNxHD 4:2:2 for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q in single-channel recording, and for Apollo and Apollo Option multi-camera HD. This upcoming release will support bit rates of 220Mb and 145Mb up to 60p from HD video sources. Broadcast applications, especially in Apollo multi-camera operation, will enjoy a native Avid workflow.

Look for more information about the firmware updates from Convergent Design at our website www.convergent-design.com and on social media in the coming months.

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Half Price Raw, $495 for a Limited Time

Odyssey and Apollo Upgrades

Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q offer the industry's most comprehensive RAW support. Only the Odyssey RAW Bundle offers RAW support for more than 5 camera manufacturers (including ARRI, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, IO Industries, and IndieCam) and over 10 camera models, making it the most versatile and affordable solution for professional use. With an average free firmware update every 2.5 months since shipping in January 2014, both the Odyssey and the RAW Bundle have seen a multitude of free features and additional support.

When you choose the Odyssey for your RAW workflow
you are getting three years of industry-proven stability
and unrivaled value.

It is with this commitment to excellence we can confirm that we are devoted to the Odyssey and the RAW Bundle support and will not be announcing a product to supersede it at NAB 2017. In fact, the Odyssey RAW Bundle will continue to see free updates over the following months.

For a limited time Convergent Design will offer promotional pricing of $495 for the Odyssey Raw Bundle. That’s $500 off our most comprehensive upgrade option, including:

HIGH FRAME RATE
UP TO 240FPS*
  FULL RAW
SUPPORT
  RAW to PRORES
RECORDING
  DUAL HD
RECORDING

Unleash the slow-motion and burst capabilities of your camera. Record HFR footage as 2K RAW or HD Apple ProRes.
 

Capture your camera's RAW output directly as Cinema DNG, ARRIRAW (.ARI), or Canon Raw (.RMF) for the best possible image quality.
 

When a RAW workflow is data-intensive and time consuming, chose this option to record as an edit-ready ProRes file, saving time and media storage.
 

Record two simultaneous HD signals as perfectly synched Apple ProRes ISO files, uniquely available with Odyssey+Raw Bundle.
 
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*Please see our website for full details on HFR support. RAW Bundle support for this feature depends on the camera’s functionality and performance capability when output as Raw. Support differs by camera. HFR Support includes; Sony FS700/FS7(and mkII) with XDCA Extension/FS5 2K Raw 240p, 120p, 4K60p, and burst mode; Canon C500 4K 60p, Half Raw 120p, 2K 60p, HD 60p, C300mkII 4K 30p. This promotional offer ends 15 April 2017.

 
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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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