Convergent Design will release a firmware update for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q on July 21st at 10am Mountain Standard Time. This release adds features, improves current functions and fixes some previous issues.
Highlights of the firmware update include :
Advanced Playback Controls
This is a complete revamp of the Playback system. Standard deck-style controls for Play/Pause, single-frame step forward or step-back, and skip forward or back to next/pervious clip. Additionally, an interactive scrub bar allows the user to quickly access any section of a clip simply by dragging a finger across the OLED touchscreen. All recordable formats are supported and more detailed information is noted in the Play List.
Expanded HD Video Format Support In Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
In addition to 1080p video, the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q now support 1080i and 720p signals, as well as 24p signals embedded within 1080i video streams using “3:2 Pulldown”. New record formats in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) include : 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/(24 over)60i, 720/60p, 720/50p. Additionally, upon selecting 3:2 PULLDOWN, the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q will remove the excess material and record a pure 1080/24p video stream for more efficient storage and ease of post.
Monitoring LUTs For HD Video
Monitoring LUTs for the LOG outputs from several popular cameras are now supported in HD video recording in both Apple ProRes 422(HQ) and Uncompressed DPX (Odyssey7Q only). Cameras and LOG formats supported include ARRI ALEXA (Log-C), Canon C100/300/500 (C-Log), Sony F3 (S-Log), Sony F5/F55 (S-Log2), Sony F5/F55 (S-Log3) and Sony FS700 (S-Log2). All monitoring LUTs conform selected Log signals to REC709. Monitoring LUTs are applied to the OLED screen, video outputs and Image Analysis tools, but not to the recorded files.
Opacity is now selectable when using the Waveform. The background of the waveform can be either translucent as in previous firmware, or selected to be solid black so that the waveform display can be more clearly seen.
Dual-Link RGB 4:4:4 Support For Sony F3 (Odyssey7Q only)
Record RGB 4:4:4 from the Sony F3 at 1080/23.98psf, 1080/25psf and 1080/29.97psf.
NEW FEATURES, RECORD OPTIONS (Odyssey7Q only):
Sony FS700 4K RAW 100p/120p Super SloMo
Record 100fps or 120fps in 4K RAW in a 440 frame burst usng the camera’s internal memory buffer. Triggering is set on the camera at either the start of the memory buffer (capture the 440 frames after trigger is pressed) or at the end of the buffer (capture the 440 frames that occurred before the trigger is pressed). 440 frames equals 3.7 seconds of real time at 120fps and 4.4 seconds at 100fps. 440 frame played back at 24fps lasts more than 18 seconds.
Record Options Rentals
Using the newly re-launched Convergent Design website, Odyssey7Q owners can rent ARRIRAW and Canon RAW Record Options. Rentals are based on 24hour time periods and are available for up to 31 day lengths. Rentals begin when a first recording is started. Indicators in the on-screen menus note rental time left and warn as the time gets low.
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS:
- FIXED Occasional file corruption when using PIXEL ZOOM while recording Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
- FIXED Occasional file corruption when recording a 1080psf signal
- FIXED Playback issues at end of a file
- FIXED Image scaling in psf and interlaced signals that showed jagged lines in PIXEL ZOOM.
- FIXED Black line in image from Canon 5Dmk3 in 1080/24p
- IMPROVED Hide Menu/Video Functionality
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, RECORD OPTIONS (ODYSSEY7Q ONLY):
- FIXED Canon C500 QHD RAW (3840×2160) file corruption at 50p & 60p
- IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K/2K RAW S-Log2 to REC709 LUT
- IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K2HD S-Log2 to REC709 LUT
- IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K2HD REC709(800%) to REC709 LUT
- IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K2HD REC709 color science (internal LUT)
For the latest firmware, go to www.convergent-design.com/firmware-downloads.html to download the update instructions, firmware, release notes, guides, and the latest Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q manuals.
An Odyssey SSD or Odyssey Utility Drive is required to perform the update.