Convergent Design Element Series Switcher + Recorders

Convergent Design Element Series of multi-camera video recorders and switchers announced. New lightweight, portable, cost-effective and simple to use Element series eliminate time-consuming steps while providing unprecedented access to your video footage, even while you are shooting.

The Convergent Design Element Series consists of three models; a Multi-camera HD Recorder (Element 1), Multi-camera HD Recorder + Switcher (Element 2) and Multi-camera 4K Recorder + switcher (Element 3). Element 3 being the most advanced with variant supporting 4K and UHD up to 60fps.

All devices in the Element series route all camera feeds to a single multi-channel recorder resulting in the elimination of time-consuming tasks such as copying multiple media cards, renaming video clips,  re-syncing timecode and transcoding to a common edit-ready CODEC.

Using a high-speed multi-processor architecture, Element can transfer compressed video clips over Gigabit Ethernet, while simultaneously recording or playing back four streams of video/audio.

Convergent Design Element Series
Convergent Design ELEMENT 1 Highlights
  • 4 Channel HD Recorder
  • 4 x HDMI Input and 1 x Output
  • 2-Ch Embedded or Analog Audio
  • Quad-Split / Program-Out to USB Drive
  • Synchronized Quad-Split monitor/review
  • Network Media Access
  • Removable 1 x SSD Media
  • Matched Filename/Timecode/CODEC/Start Frame
  • Jog/Scrub control via rotary knob
Convergent Design Element Series
Convergent Design ELEMENT 2 Highlights
  • 4 Channel HD Recorder
  • Switcher
  • Luma Keyer (Lower thirds/Logo Overlays)
  • 4 x HDMI In and 2 x HDMI Out
  • 2-Ch Embedded or Analog Audio
  • Quad-Split / Program-Out to USB Drive
  • Synchronized Quad-Split monitor/review
  • Network Media Access
  • Removable 1 x SSD
  • Matched Filename/Timecode/CODEC/Start Frame
  • Jog/Scrub control via rotary knob
Convergent Design Element Series
Convergent Design ELEMENT 3 Highlights
  • 4 Channel HD Recorder
  • Support for 4K and UHD/60p
  • 4 x 12G SDI Inputs, 2 x 12G SDI Out
  • Switcher
  • Mix/Effects (M/E) Engines
  • Luma Keyer (Lower thirds/Logo Overlays)
  • 2 x 4K HDMI Input and 2 x 4K HDMI Output
  • 2-Ch Embedded or Analog Audio
  • Quad-Split / Program-Out to USB Drive
  • Synchronized Quad-Split monitor/review
  • Network Media Access
  • Removable 2 x SSD Media
  • Matched Filename/Timecode/CODEC/Start Frame
  • Jog/Scrub control via rotary knob

ISO recording of all cameras to a single SSD minimizes media and data-wrangling costs. Once shooting is complete, the footage is immediately ready for editing, providing access to all video clips with no additional processing steps. A lightweight proxy of the Program Out or Multi-View can simultaneously be recorded to removable USB media.

Element's Network Media Access enables editing, QC review of takes, social media posts, backup and uploading directly to the cloud, speeding up production.

Additional product details and information including pricing and availability will be available on Convergent Design's website as they are released.