In lieu of announcing new products at NAB, Convergent Design is publishing a roadmap for the near future of firmware upgrades for its Odyssey line of HD video monitor/recorders. New features to be added in the coming months include improved image processing and high-frame-rate recording for the Sony FS7 and FS700, and programmable custom 3D LUTs.

"Convergent Design will not be surprising the industry with unexpected new products at NAB this year," the company said in a blog posting at its website. "Instead, we are dedicated to the continuing development of the Odyssey product line as the most full-featured, most versatile, most powerful and most reliable monitor/recorders in the world."

The March firmware update is "ready to launch" pending certification for new compressed recording formats it will enable, the company said. The updates are applicable to the Odyssey7, Odyssey7Q and Odyssey7Q+ based on each device's capabilities, and Convergent Design said the listed features are "only a taste" of what will be in each update.

March Firmware Update
Additional compressed video recording formats
Improved image processing for both FS7 & FS700 (FS RAW Record Option)

April Firmware Update
Programmable custom 3D-LUTs with LUT routing to tools & outputs
Improved monitoring functions and tools

May Firmware Update
Additional monitoring/recording features
High frame rate compressed recording for FS7 & FS700 (FS RAW Record Option)
New Record Option

June Firmware Update
Additional compressed video recording formats
New Record Option

Source: Convergent Design