Convergent Design announced the release of the latest firmware for the Odyssey line of monitor/recorders, including custom 3D LUTs.

Firmware version 2015.5 now supports up to 140 user-loadable 3D LUTs for monitoring on the Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+. The LUTs are for monitoring only, and are not baked in, although when using v1.7 of Convergent Design's Apple ProRes Transfer Utility, the LUTs that were in use during the recording of a file are recorded in the file's metadata.

The Odyssey's image-analysis tools can now measure either the original source, or the image with the LUT applied. The LUT can be turned on or off on the video outputs, which can also be set to mirror the on-board OLED display.


Convergent Design has posted a description of possible image-routing options with and without LUTs applied under the new Odyssey LUT System. 

Other new features include the ability to desqueeze anamorphic images (2.0x, 1.5x or 1.33x) for video output, the ability to display our output 17:9 images in letterbox or center-cut mode, a number of new monitoring modes, including dual zebras and expanded false color, and improved color reproduction for Sony FS7 and FS700 raw recording.

Here's Convergent Design's complete log of new features, fixes and improvements, and software updates in the latest firmware.

New Features in the Release…

Expanded Odyssey LUT System, including custom 3D-LUTs

  • Improved & Expanded set of Preset LUTs
  • Support for user-loadable custom 3D-LUTs (up to 140, Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7Q+)
  • 17x, 32x, 33x, 64x, 65x 3D-LUT (.CUBE format) Supported
  • .CUBE Luts translated for Odyssey using CD 3D-LUT Converter App
  • LUTs are currently for MONITORING only, not “baked in”
  • LUTs viewed during recording noted in XML file metadata
    (new CD Apple ProRes Transfer Utility 1.7 required)
  • Extended and Legal Range LUTs Supported (EE vs LL)

LUT Routing to Tools & Outputs

  • Image Analysis Tools can measure “LUTTED” image or original source
  • Video outputs can independently turn ON/OFF LUT or Mirror OLED

Anamorphic Desqueeze

  • 2.0x, 1.5x, 1.33x Support
  • Corrected image sent to video outputs, recording unaffected

4K / 2K Monitoring Modes (Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7Q+)

  • 17:9 Letterboxed within 16:9 image or Center-Cut to 16:9
  • Letterbox or Center-Cut image sent to video outputs, full frame recorded

Monochrome Monitoring Mode

  • View Luma only or individual Red, Green, or Blue channel in grey tone

Dual Zebras

  • Set high & low for each, can overlap, separately selectable colors

Expanded False Color Mode

  • Added Pink for Six colors
  • Each color set high & low, can overlap

Expanded OLED Controls

  • Advanced Monitor Calibration Control
  • Color channel bias controls, SMPTE color bars reference

Improved Multi-Stream Mode Switching

  • Switch between inputs without image flicker or glitch

Safe Eject at Power Down

  • Automatically closes all file directories on shut down

Improved Sony FS RAW color reproduction

  • Improved image quality in CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes recording
  • FS700 Apple ProRes recording with S-Log2 or REC709(800%)
  • FS7 CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes require SGamut3.Cine Color Space

Fixes & Improvements…

FIXED AUD OUT (Headphones) unmute
FIXED Audio gain settings when switching Analog to SDI
FIXED Safe Eject process to remove OLED flashing during procedure
FIXED FS700 4K RAW -> HD Apple ProRes detection
IMPROVED 4K Apple ProRes playback
IMPROVED 4K pixel zoom 1:1 and 2:1
IMPROVED PSF output support in all modes
IMPROVED Reduced overall power usage
IMPROVED Interlaced playback support
IMPROVED 4K -> HD Apple ProRes playback

Software Updates…

CD Apple ProRes Transfer Utility 1.7
LUTs viewed during recording noted in XML file metadata
Pomfort LiveGrade Support for Odyssey LUTs