Convergent Design Odyssey 7″ Monitor And 4K Recorder. NAB 2013.


Here is a quick take on the killer new Odyssey 7 from convergent design. This is not just a monitor but a 4K recorder as well. The base price is quite inexpensive and you can rent features as you need them. Pretty cool tech.

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Convergent Design Odyssey7 Family Tech Specs
Feature Specification
Display 7.7″ OLED, 1280×800, RGB 8-Bit, 3400:1 Contrast, 176° Viewing, True Blacks
SDI Video I/O SD/HD/3G Support: Single/Dual Link, 2-Inputs, 2-Outputs
Odyssey7Q adds 2 Bidirectional HD-SDI 3G ports to allow:

4 HD-SDI 3G Inputs, and 2 HD-SDI 3G Inputs or

2 HD-SDI 3G Inputs and 4 HD-SDI 3G Outputs or other configurations

SDI Video Formats HD/2K RGB 444 8/10/12-Bit up to 60p/60psf,

HD/2K YCC 422 8/10-Bit Up to 120p, QHD/4K 422 up to 30fps,

ARRIRAW (16:9) 12-bit up to 60fps, ARRIRAW (4:3) 12-bit up to 48fps,

Canon Raw QHD/4K 10-bit up to 60fps

HDMI Video I/O HDMI I/O Version 1.4a support
HDMI Video Formats Up to 1080p60 422 8-bit
LUT Support ARRI, Canon, Sony
Monitor Analysis Tools Focus Assist, YRGB Waveform, Histogram, False Color, Vectorscope, Zebras,

H/V Flip/Flop, 1:1 Mode, Recticule Markers,  Horizon Indicator

Odyssey7Q adds ability to monitor four video streams in a quad-split display
Recorder Options Avid DNxHD up to 1080p30/1080i60, HD/2K Uncompreseed RGB 444 up to 60fps,

HD/2K Raw up to 120 fps, ARRIRAW (16:9) up to 60fps, (4:3) up to 48fps, Canon RAW QHD/4K up to 60fps

Odyssey7Q adds Four Stream recording up to 1080p30, 4K Support,

High-Speed (120fps) and Simultaneous RAW + Proxy (DNxHD-36) mode

Record File Formats DNxHD = .mov, Uncompressed = .dpx, HD/2K Raw = .dng,

Canon Raw = .rmf, ARRIRAW = .ari

Record Triggers Touchscreen, SDI record trigger (ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red, Sony),

Optional remote cable

Digital Audio I/O 2-Channel Embedded Audio (48KHz, 24-bit)
Odyssey7Q adds 8-Chan support
Analog Audio I/O Mono Speaker, 3.5mm headphone output, mono unbalanced consumer input
Remote Control RS-232 I/O, programmable GPIO
Timecode LTC I/O (BNC) or Embedded SDI/HDMI TC
Wireless Control Bluetooth LE with iPhone/Android App
Recording Media 2.5″ professional server grade SSD in 240/480/960 GB sizes,

500MB/sec read/write speed, SATA-3 (6 GHz) interface,

compatible with off the shelf USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt adapters

User Interface Capacitive Touchscreen, Two mechanical Function Keys
Firmware Update Via USB Port to host computer, download updates from website
DC Power Input 10 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; built-in power switch
Power Dissipation 8 Watts (monitor only), 8-15 Watts (monitor and record mode)
Weight 540 grams / 1.2 lbs, cast-magnesium case
Size 7.9″ x 6.1″ x 1.0″ (200 x 155 x 25 mm), measured from end of BNC to SSD tabs
Enviromental -10 to +40°C (Operating), -20 to +70°C (Storage)
Notes All Specifications subject to change without notice (Revision: 25-Mar-2013)
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.