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Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder

July 21, 2014
Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Convergent Design’s (www.convergent-design.com) Odyssey7 is the little sister to the company’s Odyssey7Q. The new professional HD monitor/recorder will ship in August and features a 1280x800 OLED touchscreen with true blacks and accurate colors. Monitor functions include advanced image analysis tools for exposure and focus, such as waveform, histogram, false color, focus assist and pixel zoom. 

As a recorder, the Odyssey7 captures HD video in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 1080/30p, 1080/60i or 720/60p. Future updates will expand the available frame rates as well as add other formats of compressed HD video recording. An SSD slot accepts a Convergent Design Odyssey SSD, which is available in 256GB and 512GB capacities. One 512GB SSD will hold 330 minutes of 1080/24p material.  The Odyssey7 features full playback functions, including file scrubbing. HD signals are cross-converted and output over both SDI and HDMI simultaneously.

Pricing for the Odyssey7 is $1,295, which comes in $1,000 less than the Odyssey7Q.