Higher-Speed Recording Available Now for Sony FS7/FS700, with Support for More Cameras to Come
A new firmware update for the Convergent Design Odyssey7 line of monitor/recorders adds new ProRes capabilties. Firmware 2015.8 increases the maximimum frame rate on the 7Q and 7Q+ to 60p for 4K and UHD resolution capture and to 240p for HD capture on the Sony FS7 and FS700 only..
High frame rate support for more cameras will be added in future updates, the company said in a statement claiming that no other devices on the market can record HD ProRes at 240p.
Also new in this release is the ability to record 4K and QHD raw from the Canon C300 Mark II, along with a new vectorscope with variable zoom up to 15x, support for ProRes recording up to 29.97p on the Canon XC10, and some more minor fixes and improvements.
The new firmware is online now.
Here's the announced new feature list from Convergent Design:
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+)
Canon XC10 Support
UHD Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p UHD->HD SuperSample to Apple ProRes 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p (Camera trigger & HDMI timecode in HD Only)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q)
FS7/FS700 High Speed RAW -> Apple ProRes Support* [MORE INFO]
4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
4K RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes, 50p & 60p added
2K RAW HS -> HD Apple ProRes, 100p, 120p, 200p, 240p
(Only one SSD can be mounted for recording 2K HS Apple ProRes)
(Only Odyssey int. TC supported (Seed, Time-of-Day DF & NDF)
4K RAW Burst -> 4K Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p
4K RAW Burst -> UHD Apple ProRes, 100p & 120p
(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Sony FS RAW Option)
Canon C300 MKII RAW Support
4K RAW recording up to 30p
QHD RAW recording up to 30p
4K RAW -> 4K Apple ProRes up to 30p
QHD RAW -> UHD Apple ProRes up to 30p
(*Requires Odyssey RAW Bundle or Canon RAW Option)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7)
Analog or Digital
Trace Trace display in green or color (true CbCr)
Variable Zoom 1.0x – 15.0x (Finger Drag left-right)
Zoom Presets 1,2,5,10,15x (Finger Drag up-down)
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS
FIXED Audio issues in 1080i59.94 playback
FIXED 4K to 2K/HD Downscale Line at the bottom of image.
IMPROVED Color Bars
IMPROVED Odyssey Menu Font
NOTE: Updating firmware on an Odyssey monitor/recorder requires the use of an SSD. If an Odyssey monitor/recorder is currently running firmware version 5.10.100 (March 2015) or 2015.5 (May 2015) then a qualified Samsung SSD (see list above) as well as an Odyssey SSD can be used to perform the update. Samsung SSDs require the Convergent Design SSD Handle kit to mount in an Odyssey monitor/recorder. Odyssey monitor/recorders running earlier firmware versions must use an Odyssey SSD to perform the update.
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