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  • CONVERGENT DESIGN CD-APOLLO Convergent Design Apollo - Portable Multicamera HD Recorder/Switcher
  • CONVERGENT DESIGN CD-APOLLO Convergent Design Apollo - Portable Multicamera HD Recorder/Switcher
  • CONVERGENT DESIGN CD-APOLLO Convergent Design Apollo - Portable Multicamera HD Recorder/Switcher

Convergent Design Apollo - Portable Multicamera HD Recorder/Switcher


  • Multi-cam recorder
  • Touchscreen writer
  • Synced playback device
  • 4 x Input Switching and Recording
  • No Genlock required
  • 10bit 422 ProRes Full HD
  • Future 4K Upgrade FREE (2016 early)
  • Image Analysis Tools
  • Built-in LUTs & Custom 3D LUT Support

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Exc VAT Price £2,639.25
Inc VAT Price £3,167.10

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Latest Firmware v2016.01 - Adds Dual-4K, 4K/60p and much more. Read all about it here

Apollo - The First Truly Portable Multicamera Recorder/Switcher

Apollo can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch between the four or a quad-split reference view. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals. The size of a small tablet and able to run for hours on a camcorder battery, Apollo is truly portable and the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them. It’s a production studio in the palm of your hand.

All cameras stay in perfect sync with matching timecode. A single SSD contains all of the multicamera media, dramatically reducing turnaround time for post. There are two SSD slots on Apollo, allowing for twice the record time or mirror recording for safety backup. Apollo utilizes industry-standard 2.5” SSD media, either manufactured by Convergent Design or qualified 3rd party models.

  • HD video recording, up to four signals simultaneously
  • 1080p24 / 1080p30 / 1080i60 / 720p60 (60hz territories
  • 1080p25 / 1080i50/720p50 (50hz territories)
  • Apple ProRes HQ/422/LT
  • Record four HD signals and one quad-split view
  • Record four HD signals and one live switch
  • Up to four SDI inputs or three SDI & one HDMI
  • Embedded audio or analog input
  • Loss of any signal does not interrupt recording of other channels
  • Apollo Media Manager App outputs four separate files or one master multi-camera QuickTime for simplified post
  • Dual SSDs allow spanning (long record time) or mirroring (simultaneous backup)
  • 3.5 hours recording time at highest quality [2TB of 4x HD signals & live switch, 1080p30, Apple ProRes 422(HQ); 8.5 hours in Apple ProRes 422(LT)]
  • No Genlock required
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Monitor outputs for switched or quad view
  • Two SDI outputs, one HDMI output
  • Preset or Custom Monitoring LUTs
  • Image Analysis tools: False Color, Focus Assist, Histogram, Pixel Zoom, Spot Meter, Vectorscope, Waveform, and Zebra
  • 7.7” OLED panel for true blacks and accurate colors
Other Specs
  • 7.9”x6.1”x1” / 20x15.5x2.5 cm
  • 1.2lbs. / 560g
  • Under 20w power draw, 6.5-34v with battery mounts available
  • Two 2.5” SSD slots (Convergent Design SSDs or qua

MaterialCast-magnesium case
Display7.7" OLED (19.5 cm)
1280 x 800 resolution
Capacitive touchscreen
3400:1 contrast ratio
RGB 8-bit color depth
176° viewing angle
Video I/O2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs (BNC)
2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs (BNC)
2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI bi-directional (BNC), assignable as inputs or outputs via menu
1 x HDMI mini input, Version 1.4b, 8-bit (supports up to 1080p60 4:2:2)
1 x HDMI mini output, Version 1.4a, 8-bit (supports up to 1080p30 4:2:2)
Recording Formats1080p 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 30 fps, in Apple ProRes 422 HQ
1080i 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 60i, in Apple ProRes 422 HQ
720p 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 60 fps, in Apple ProRes 422 HQ
Digital Audio I/O2-channel SDI or HDMI embedded audio (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Analog Audio I/O1 x 3.5 mm input (line level, 2-channel unbalanced or 1-channel balanced input up to -10 dB, 48 kHz, 24-bit)
1 x 3.5 mm headphone output
Built-in SpeakerMono
Recording Media Support2 x 2.5" SSD slots (Requires Convergent Design Premium 2.5" SSDs or approved third party SSDs)
TimecodeLTC I/O (BNC) or embedded via SDI/HDMI
Firmware UpdatesVia USB port to host computer
DC Power Input6.5 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; locking power connector; built-in power switch
Power DrawUnder 20w
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 128°F (-20 to 70°C)
Dimensions7.9 x 6.1 x 1.0" / 20.0 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
Weight1.2 lb / 560 g
Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable (36")
SSD Handle and Mounting Screw Pack for Odyssey7, 7Q, and 7Q+ (5-Pack)
SDI Cable
USB 3.0 Adapter
AC Adapter



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