The latest firmware release v2016.10 from Convergent Design is a pretty big deal for Apollo and Odyssey7Q+ users. Announced just yesterday, firmware v2016.10 enables support for the new Titan HD Extract option, Varicam LT Raw support is also added to Odyssey Raw Bundle, ARRIRAW 4:3 is also support, and finally ProRes proxy makes an appearance too.
Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+
With the release of the latest firmware version 4.0, the Panasonic Varicam LT can now output 4K Raw up to 30p via a single SDI, or 4K/60p via Dual-link SDI to a compatible external recorder. At the moment those are the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ and the Atomos Shogun Inferno. The firmware update is free of charge for Varicam LT owners.
Convergent Design Continues Discounted Pricing on Odyssey7Q+ and Partners up with Samsung for Super Reliable SSD media
Convergent Design announced they are continuing indefinitely the discounted pricing on their Odyssey7Q+ and Apollo at £1400 + VAT and and £2300 + VAT respectively. This is great news for freelancers and production companies looking to spice up their 4K and Full HD workflow especially if working in a multi-camera environment.
Convergent Design announced they are expanding Raw support for new cameras such as the Panasonic Varicam LT and the newly announced Sony FS5 raw as well as the I/O Industries Flare 4K-SDI cameras. The support for these raw options will be included in their Raw Bundle for the Odyssey7Q+ as free updates.
Convergent Design announced that their Solid State Drives in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities for their popular 4K Raw recorder/monitor Odyssey7Q+ and their portable video switcher Apollo are now guaranteed for 10 years. This is particularly exciting for video professionals as now they can rest assured their Odyssye7Q+s and Apollos are even more bulletproof than ever before.