Convergent Design Releases ProRes Support for Odyssey7Q

19 Mar 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video

Convergent Design has released the first firmware update for the Odyssey 7Q, which introduces many important new features and improvements. Many users will be excited by the addition of Apple's ProRes HQ 422 codec to the list of supported codes and record modes. This update also includes the long awaited Sony FS700 update, which adds the ability to record in 4K RAW and convert footage from 4K RAW to HD ProRes HQ. The FS700 normally outputs an 8-bit signal via the HDMI and SDI ports, but the new 4K RAW to ProRes conversion takes the 16-bit linear Sony RAW format and converts it to 10-bit HD ProRes HQ, resulting in a higher bit-depth recording.

The new firmware also adds support for 12-bit 2K & HD 4:4:4 from the Canon C500 and expands the 4K RAW options to include QHD (3840 x 2160). The full list of updates includes:

  • ProRes HD 422 HQ (up to 30p)
  • Mix file types on SSDs (RAID, non-RAID, Raw, ProRes, etc.)
  • OLED Pixel Zoom frame drag
  • Improved / added reference marks to Waveform, Histogram, and False Color tools
  • OLED screen flip
  • Audio meters
  • Headphone volume control
  • Hide video function (blackout screen)
  • 1.33 Frame Guide added
  • Clean SDI output (no overlays)
  • Sony FS700 4K Raw recording up to 60p
  • Sony FS700 4K Raw to HD ProRes HQ up to 30p (FS700 option required)
  • Canon C500 QuadHD raw up to 60p
  • Canon C500 2K Raw up to 30p
  • Canon C500 2K & HD 12-bit 4:4:4 recording up to 30p

For more information, read Convergent Design’s official press release and visit their site to download the latest firmware.