Odyssey7Q Monitor/Recorder Now Supports ProRes
Convergent Design's Latest Firmware Enables 4K Raw Recording from Sony FS700, More Options for Canon C500
Convergent Design added ProRes 422 (HQ) to the Odyssey7Q monitor and compressed recorder with a firmware release yesterday, along with 4K raw recording from the Sony FS700 camera at up to 60p.
The 7Q can record and playback 1920×1080 ProRes 422 (HQ) at up to 30p. The company has indicated that more options will be enabled in future updates — including the ability to use 4:4:4, 12-bit, and compressed 4K codecs — but says ProRes 422 (HQ) was prioritized as the single most-requested codec of them all.
Also new with this firmware release is a feature called "4K2HD" that downconverts the FS700's 4K raw output to ProRes 422 (HQ) HD (using either Sony's S-Log 2 gamma or Rec. 709) for an improved image compared to direct HD output.
Canon C500 users get some new features as well, with the enabling of 3840×2160 Quad HD raw recording at up to 60p, and 2K and 1080p 12-bit RGB at up to 30p in DPX format.
The 7Q also got some bug fixes with this update, including issues with tearing and other artifacts that affected only monitoring on the OLED screen, not recording. Here's the complete list of new features, bug fixes, and other tweaks as published by Convergent Design.