After making a series of price cuts, Convergent Design has made the Titan HD Extract feature a free upgrade for its Odyssey and Apollo monitor/recorders. Introduced last September, the Titan option enabled users to record multiple reframed HD signals from a single 4K camera input.

Originally launched as a $1,295 upgrade but available recently for as little as $295 after special discounts, Titan allows the HDMI or SDI signal from a 4K camera (or 4K raw output from Sony’s FS5, FS7 and FS700) to be broken up into three HD video signals, or angles. One of those signals is a supersampled version of the full image area, while two more duplicate selected windows inside the larger frame at HD resolution. Those windows can be panned through the 4K image, and users can live-switch (either cuts or dissolves) among the three angles. All four HD signals — the raw captures and the live-switched version of the program — can be recorded to Apple ProRes with matching timecode and file names. An EDL is also generated.

The new v2017.06 firmware update also adds VariCam LT raw recording support to the Odyssey Raw Bundle at up to 60fps in 4K and 240fps in 2K. In addition, both Apollo and Odyssey models can now record Avid DNxHD at 145Mbps and 220 Mbps. The Odyssey can record one DNxHD stream, and the Apollo (or the Odyssey with the optional Apollo upgrade) can record four simultaneous streams. A new transfer tool has been released to handle DNxHD.

Registered users can grab the new code from Convergent Design’s firmware page.

Here’s everything else that’s new, according to Convergent Design’s official announcement:


Quad-HD: Avid DNxHD .Mov Support

  • Simultaneously record up to four streams of Avid DNxHD 220 or 145Mb.
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 50, 59.94;
  • 720p 50, 59.94, 60
    Note: Activation Key required (free) to enable Quad-HD DNxHD .Mov Support.

Quad-HD Quad-Split: Timecode Option

  • Option to “deselect” or select a Timecode window which is baked into the Quad-Split recorded image in Quad-HD Apple ProRes, or Avid DNxHD Recordings.


Panasonic Varicam LT 2k/ HD 240p Support

  • Record RAW in CinemaDNG from the Panasonic Varicam LT
  • Variframe Supported from 2->240 fps
  • HD LT RAW -> HD CinemaDNG 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 100, 120, 200, 240
  • 2K LT RAW -> 2K CinemaDNG 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 100, 120, 200, 240


HD DNxHD .Mov Support

  • Single Channel Recording to Avid DNxHD 4:2:2 at 220 or 145 Mb.
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 50, 59.94; 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • 720p 50, 59.94
    Note: Activation Key required (free) to enable HD DNxHD .Mov Support.


8-Channel Audio / 2-Channel Audio Selection

  • Selection is now available for  Embedded Audio to be either 8-Channel or 2-Channel in various record modes including:
    • HD/2K  Apple ProRes
    • HD Avid DNxHD
    • 4K/UHD Apple ProRes
    • Quad HD Apple ProRes
    • Quad HD Avid DNxHD
      Note: 8-channel audio not available in RAW, RAW->Apple ProRes, DPX, or Apple ProRes 4444 modes



  • FIXED 2:3 Pulldown Support
  • FIXED Audio issue found with QT files and Telestream
  • IMPROVED Source Naming added to XML file

Odyssey RAW Bundle

  • FIXED Rare Canon RAW -> Apple ProRes frame issue
  • FIXED Rare CanonRAW -> Random Touches
  • FIXED Rare ARRIRAW -> Random Touches  
  • FIXED Sony 4k 100/120 fps burst -> HD/2K Apple Prores half length recording
  • IMPROVED Playback Scrubbing artifacts of RAW recordings

All Devices

  • FIXED Apple Prores Playback Scrubbing artifact in lower right corner.
  • FIXED Issues associated with Computer Generated Images
  • FIXED occasional black playback in Apple Prores
  • FIXED corruption issue when new generation Samsung 850 EVO drive
  • IMPROVED Voltage Display Accuracy.
  • IMPROVED Dual 6G SDI Support.
  • IMPROVED Playback Quality with all Apple ProRes recordings
  • IMPROVED Detection of 4K 50/60p signals.
  • RESTORE DEFAULTS:  Is now automatically performed on power-up  immediately after a firmware update (a dialog alerts user when this happens).   Please note settings before updating, and adjust settings as needed after updating.


CD Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD Transfer Tool 3.0 (Updated)

  • Support Added for Avid DNxHD Files, Note DNxHD recordings will not work with previous transfer tool.
  • Windows and Mac versions available

Avid DNxHD .MOV File Support with QuickTime Player 7.

Avid DNxHD .MOV NLE Support

Avid DNxHD .MOV AMA Support

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