Convergent Design's Massive Firmware Updates Unleash Powerful New Features for Your Camera

Buy something once and see it get better with time – this is an ethos of modern tech and Convergent Design is among the most active companies when it comes to firmware updates. So get comfortable, and get ready to learn all about the massive updates to the Odyssey 7Q+ / 7Q.

These firmware updates actually unleash new features for your cameras, notably allowing the new Canon C300 Mark II to record up to 60fps RAW or ProRes.

Updates below:

Odyssey RAW Bundle:

  • Opens up support for 9 cameras, including the AJA CION
  • Support added as cameras are released
  • Apple ProRes 4K/UHD will be possible up to 60p and 2K/HD will be possible up to 240p (HQ, 422 & LT)
  • Allows recording 2 separate ProRes signals simultaneously
  • $995 to own
  • $100 / day to own

Monitoring Functions:

  • Custom 3D LUTs, supporting 9x9x9, 17x17x17, 35x35x35 etc converted to binary (protected)
  • Store 200+ LUTs at a time
  • Apply LUTs to SDI 1, SDI 2 or HDMI
  • Dual Color Zebras
  • False Color Mode with pink color and customizable colors

Dual-Stream Recording:

  • When streaming 2 HD signals simultaneously, one signal will become recordable (at no additional cost)

SSD's:

  • Support added for Samsung 850EVO 500gb / 1tb SSDs

Sony FS700 users:

  • 4K RAW Burst -> 4K/UHD Apple ProRes up to 120p
  • Future support will include Sony F5/F55 4K/UHD (up to 120fps)

Canon users:

  • Canon C300 Mark II is already supported, allowing 4K up to 60fps in RAW / ProRes (internally only 30fps)
  • Future support will include Canon C500 4K RAW, Canon C500 HD video (up to 120fps)

More of Mitch's exploits in Vegas and a preview of the new firmware (WARNING: puppets):

Video is no longer available: vimeo.com/124815623


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So... I can buy a $200 500 GB SSD instead of having to use Convergent's $800 512 one?

Well damn. That's pretty cool.

April 15, 2015 at 10:54AM

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Alec Kubas-Meyer
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Proud owner of an Odyssey 7Q, Convergent seriously you guys are awesome!

April 15, 2015 at 10:55AM

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Oliver Milne
Director/Cinematographer
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Still no vectorscope?

April 15, 2015 at 12:10PM

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Ron Marvin
Director of Photography
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They told me May's update (which should also bring the samsung update) will have it, here's hoping that it will be there!

April 16, 2015 at 1:07PM

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4K burst at 120fps for FS700? That's a steal!

April 15, 2015 at 6:30PM

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Mida Chu
independent filmmaker
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It could always do that, but until now it was raw only. Now it'll do it to prores.

April 16, 2015 at 7:20AM

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I can't seem to find any info on if the Odyssey 7Q+ allows recording in DNxHR.

April 19, 2015 at 3:18PM, Edited April 19, 3:18PM

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Alex Vietinghoff
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