Long time ProVideo Coalition readers know that I have been covering external progressive 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 recorders from different manufacturers for years. Several more recent recorder models I have covered have included a built-in LCD screen to double as a field monitor. Now, thanks to Convergent Design, we have the option of portable OLED field monitors which can be upgraded at any time to become a recorder with compressed video, uncompressed video, and even RAW. It all starts at US$1295. Details ahead.
In the following promotional video, Convergent Design describes how their prior and existing products naturally gave rise to the new Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q monitor/recorders.
As described in the video, the letter Q stands for Quad and allows for recording up o four simultaneous streams. I really applaud Convergent Design for including a waveform monitor (in addition to zebras, histogram, vectorscope, and false color). I understand zebras and false color as a supplement to the waveform monitor, but I haven’ still learned to read a histogram. I still prefer the waveform monitor, probably because I learned video and TV engineering way before Photoshop became popular. The Odyssye7 also offers focus assist, timecode display, and audio level meters, and 1:1 pixel mode.
According to Convergenlit Design’s press release, recording options will include uncompressed HD/2K RGB 4:4:4 (up to 60p), 2K/HD Raw, ARRIRAW (full 16:9 and 4:3 support), and Canon 4K RAW.
I hope to interview Convergent Design at NAB and determine full price info, as well as verify whether it offers the option to treat 1080i signals as PsF, for all of the cameras that shoot 1080/25p or 1080/29.97p but unfortunately output interlaced over HDMI or HD-SDI.
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My latest ebook
My most recent ebook is available in two languages. The format is Kindle, but even if you don’t have a Kindle device, you can read Kindle books on many other devices using a free Kindle app. That includes iPad, iPhone, Android phones, Android tablets, Mac computers, Windows computers, some Blackberry phones and Windows 7 phones.
In English, it is currently available in the following Amazon stores, depending upon your region:
- At Amazon.com (for all of the Americas and the Republic of India)
- Amazon.co.jp (Japan)
- Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
- Amazon.de (Germany)
- Amazon.es (Spain, pero a lo mejor lo prefieres en castellano, a continuación)
- Amazon.fr (France)
- Amazon.it (Italy)
If you’re going to buy a Kindle book as a gift, you must do so via the Pan-American Amazon store (the first one listed above), regardless of where you live or where the recipient lives.
En castellano, está disponible actualmente en las siguientes tiendas Amazon, según tu región:
- Amazon.com (todas las Américas y la República de la India)
- Amazon.co.jp (Japón)
- Amazon.co.uk (Reino Unido)
- Amazon.de (Alemania)
- Amazon.es (España)
- Amazon.fr (Francia)
- Amazon.it (Italia)
Si vas a comprar un libro Kindle como regalo, debes hacerlo vía la tienda panamericana de Amazon (la primera de la lista) sin importar donde vivas tú o donde viva la persona que recibirá el regalo.
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