Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q

Odyssey 7Q

Convergent Design Uncompressed HD Video Recorder

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Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q
Product Code: ODYSSEY7Q

Odyssey 7Q Video Recorder

   Odyssey 7Q Recorder

USD 1795


Chose your Recording Options
  Record RAW Bundle
(see below for details)

USD   995

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  Multi-Stream HD Option

USD   2995

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   Record RAW Bundle includes :
   - Sony FS7 & FS700 RAW/High-Frame-Rate
   - Canon C500/C300mkII Cinema RAW
   - POV RAW


Latest Firmware Download : Odyssey7Q Update

Click here to download Firmware 5.10.100 for Odyssey 7Q
With this update Convergent Design adding expanded support for Apple ProRes, Remote Trigger Support, High quality supersampling of 4K/UHD video signal over HDMI and more.

More Apple ProRes Support
In addition to Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Odyssey now supports Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422(LT) allowing you to select the best bitrate for your workflow and deliverables.

4K/UHD/2K/1080/720 resolutions all supported 4K/UHD up to 30p; 2K/1080/720 up to 60p

4K/UHD Supersampling
High quality supersampling of 4K/UHD video signal over HDMI yields 2K/HD video superior to that available directly from cameras like the GH4 and A7S.

Remote Trigger Support
The Convergent Design Odyssey Remote Trigger is a pushbutton active remote start/stop trigger for Odyssey monitor/recorders. Remote Trigger feature has been enabled in firmware version 5.10.100 for HD Apple ProRes recording only.

The Odyssey family is intended to follow users as they journey through their careers from DSLRs to high-end 4K raw cine cameras, hugging the ever-changing camera technology curve and adapting to change without invasive hardware changes or costly upgrades.
The Odyssey series combines Convergent Design’s knowledge and experience of both broadcast and cinematography recorders, while adding the capabilities of a high-end professional monitor





Odyssey7Q Firmware 1.11.100 Released
Convergent Design releases a firmware update for the Odyssey7Q. This release adds features, improves old functions and fixes several issues.

Highlights of the firmware update include:
New Features (All Modes)
• Pixel Zoom memory
When using Pixel Zoom, the screen coordinates in 1:1 and 2:1 zoom modes are remembered from previous use. Drag with finger on OLED display to position zoom window. Window will return to same position upon returning to Pixel Zoom setting. Reset zoom window to center by tapping frame reference map in lower right corner. Coordinates retained until changing record mode or powering down Odyssey7Q.

• Multi-Stream switching
Multi-Stream interface updated with A/B/C/D input selector buttons. Multi-Stream initializes in Quad Split view (display divided into four separate images). Tap A, B, C, or D buttons to select a single input for full screen display. Inputs can be directly switched to by selecting the corresponding button without need to scan through other inputs. To return to Quad Split view, tap on the currently selected input to de-select it.

Sony FS700 Record Option
FS700 4K->HD ProRes (4K2HD)
• 4K2HD in REC709 (800%)
Added support for REC709 (800%) gamma setting. On FS700, in Picture Profile menu, select a PP with Gamma set to ITU709(800%). This setting increases Dynamic Range in highlights by three stops.

• 4K2HD LUTs
Added LUT function in 4K2HD mode. If S-LOG2 or REC709 (800%) is selected as camera gamma, tapping LUT button applies a LUT to adjust viewed image to a standard REC709 without altering the recording. LUT is applied to the OLED display as well as SDI and HDMI outputs.

Fixes & Improvements
• Fixed support for PSF input signals (1080psf 23.976/24/25/29.97)
• Fixed “Variframe mode detected” compatibility issue with Canon C300
• Reduced color fringing at high contrast edges
• Reduced noise in dark areas
ProRes(HQ) & 4K2HD
• Fixed playback issues


Optional Accessories

Convergent Design CD-SSD-256GB

Convergent Design CD-SSD-512GB

Convergent Design CD-SSD-USB3



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USB3 to SSD (SATA) Adapter

D-Tap Power Adapter Cable

Odyssey AC Power Suppply: Input = 110-240 VAC 50/60Hz, Output = 12V @ 2A, Includes international AC plugs

Convergent Design CD-OD-LPLATE




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Odyssey Battery Plate for Sony L-Series Batteries (7.4V)

Carrying Case with
custom cut-out foam

4-Pin Male XLR to Neutrik Power Cable (18", 0.45m)


3-Pin Fischer to Neutrik Power Cable - Alexa (18", 0.45m)


SDI Cable, 12" / 0.3m




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Flying Lead (pigtail) to Neutrik Cable (36", 0.9m)

Micro Fiber Cloth for cleaning Odyssey Screen

Charger and Battery Kit
Consist of 1 x NPF970 and 1xACVQ1050/D

The Odyssey family is a professional 7.7” OLED monitor with high-end monitor features, including Waveform, Zebras, Histogram, Vectorscope, Focus Assist, False Color, Timecode Display and Audio Level Meters, and 1:1 Pixel mode. Odyssey7 includes HDMI I/O, and SD/HD/3G-SDI I/O; in both single and dual link configurations. As you have come to expect from Convergent Design, Odyssey is low power, lightweight and comes in a rugged magnesium case.
The Odyssey7Q adds two bi-directional SDI’s (2-In, 2-I/O, 2-Out), enabling a 4K@60fps-ready option. Additional computational power supports recording/playback of up to four-compressed HD/2K simultaneously, support for one video stream up to 120fps and concurrent proxy and raw recording. Odyssey7Q includes a built-in Quad Splitter and Four-Channel Live Switcher.
Odyssey7Q can be upgraded to a full professional recorder with the following options:
Avid DNxHD Compressed (36 to 220 Mbps), Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 (up to 60p), 2K/HD Raw, ARRIRAW (full 16:9 and 4:3 support), Canon 4K Raw, and Sony Raw for the FS700.


Recording on Odyssey
Requirements to Upgrading Your Odyssey to a Professional Recorder
1. Purchase a full license, or rent, the appropriate recording options.
Out-of-the-box, Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q products are monitors only, without any recording or playback capabilities. Recording options must be purchased (or rented)Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q separately from the Convergent Design website. A wide range of recording options will be available, including compressed, uncompressed and various flavors of RAW.

2. Purchase Convergent Design 2.5" SSD media.
To record video, Convergent Design 256/512 GB SSD(s) must be inserted into the unit.

Odyssey 7Q Extra Options

Recording Features Base Odyssey7Q Sony
FS700 Raw
Canon C500 4K Raw 2K Raw ARRIRAW Multi-Stream
Compressed 1080p YCC 10-bit 422 up to 120fps          
Compressed 1080p RGB 12-bit 444 up to 60fps          
Uncompressed 1080p RGB 10/12-bit 444 up to 60fps          
RAW / Multi-Stream Options            
Sony FS700 Raw: 2K RAW 12-bit up to 240fps, Compressed 1080p 10-bit YCC up to 60fps (super-sampled from 4K Raw), Compressed 4K YCC 10-bit up to 30fps          
Canon C500 4K RAW: 4K/QuadHD Raw 10-bit up to 60fps          
2K RAW: 8/10-bit up to 120fps          
ARRIRAW: 12-bit 16:9 up to 48fps, 4:3 up to 48fps          
Multi-Stream: Four Camera - 1080p YCC up to 30fps          

Professional Recorder Comparison

Manufacturer Convergent Design Codex Digital AJA Sound Devices
Product Odyssey7Q On-Board S Ki Pro Quad Pix 240i
Monitor Functions
Control Touchscreen Buttons Buttons Wheel/Buttons
Screen Size/Type 7.7" OLED N/A 2.5" LCD 5.0" IPS LCD
Resolution 1280x800 N/A 320x240 800x480
Zebras N/A N/A
Focus Assist N/A N/A
False Color N/A N/A
1:1 Pixel Mode N/A N/A
Waveform N/A N/A N/A
Vectorscope N/A N/A N/A
Quad (4-camera) monitoring N/A N/A N/A
Recorder Functions
Compressed HD YCC 422 Up to 120fps Up to 30fps Up to 60fps Up to 30fps
Compressed HD RGB 444 Up to 60fps Up to 30fps Up to 60fps Up to 30fps
Uncompressed HD RGB 444 Up to 60fps Up to 30fps N/A N/A
ARRIRAW (Alexa) ✓* ✓* N/A N/A
Canon C500 4K RAW 4K RAW @ 60fps* 4K RAW @ 60fps* Via Mac + RAID N/A
Sony FS700 RAW + 4K Cmp @30fps* N/A N/A N/A
Dual Master Record (Auto Backup) N/A N/A N/A
Analog Audio I/O 3.5 mm mini-plug Headphone Out Pro Audio XLR I/O Pro Audio XLR I/O
Power Input, Draw 10-34V, 8-15 W 10-34V, 25 W 12-18V, 31-35 W 10-18V, 12-29 W
Weight (grams, lbs) 590g / 1.3 lbs 998g / 2.2 lbs 998g / 2.2 lbs 907g / 2.0 lbs
Cooling Silent, No Fan Fan Fan Fan

Technical Specifications:

Display 7.7" OLED, 1280x800, RGB 8-Bit Panel, ~ 16 million colors, wide gamut, 3400:1 Contrast, 176° Viewing, True Blacks
SDI Video I/O SD/HD/3G Support: Single/Dual Link, 2-Inputs, 2-Outputs, 2 Bi-Directional (Can be inputs or outputs), Full-size BNCs
HDMI Video I/O HDMI I/O Version 1.4a support, Up to 1080p60 422 8-bit
LUT Support ARRI, Canon, Sony, or Custom User-Loadable LUTs*
Focus Assist Video + Edges, Edges Only, Enhanced Edges, user choice of color: Red, Blue, Green + Pulsing
Zebras Two Levels, one allows for a user specified range, the other is active on a specified IRE level and above
False Color False color with 4 programmable levels
Waveform Monitor Luma only, RGB, Red only, Blue only, Green only, and RGB Parade
Histogram Luma only, RGB, or Red, Blue or Green individually
Vectorscope Color vectorscope with 2X zoom
1:1 Pixel Mode Image Zoom, Vertical Flip and Horizontal Flop, Aspect Ratio Guides, Horizon Indicator
Quad Stream Display Display four independent HD streams simultaneously on OLED and/or external monitor (quad splitter),
Digital Audio I/O 8-Channel Embedded Audio (48KHz, 24-bit) (2 Channel initially, 8-Channel via future firmware update)
Analog Audio I/O 3.5mm stereo unbalanced input up to -10dB, 3.5mm stereo headphone output
Remote and Timecode RS-232 I/O, programmable GPIO. Timecode: LTC I/O (BNC) or embedded SDI / HDMI
Wireless Control Bluetooth LE with iPhone/Android App, to be provided after initial release of Odyssey7Q
User Interface Capacitive Touchscreen, Two user-programmable context-sensitive mechanical function keys
Firmware Update Via USB Port to host computer, Firmware Updates downloadable from website:
DC Power Input 10 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; locking Neutrik connector, built-in power switch
Power Dissipation 8 Watts (monitor only), 9-15 Watts (simultaneous monitor/record mode)
Weight and Size 540 grams / 1.2 lbs., 7.9" x 6.1" x 1.0" (200 x 155 x 25 mm), -10 to +40°C (Operating), -20 to +70°C (Storage)
Onion Skinning Overlay pre-recorded still frame on live video with opacity slider (requires CD SSD)*
View Monitor Out, Record Clean Video Display the monitor-out (viewfinder data) on the OLED while recording a clean video signal. Available when using the Sony F3, Sony FS700, Canon C500 and ARRI Alexa cameras.
Record Triggers Touchscreen, SDI record trigger (ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red, Sony), Optional Remote Control Cable
Recording Media Convergent Design Enterprise Grade SSD in 256/512 GB sizes, 400MB/sec write, 500MB/sec read speed, compatible with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt adapters. SSDs must be purchased separately.
Compressed Recording (Standard) Avid DNxHD Compressed (36 to 220 Mbps), 8/10-bit YCC only, up to 720p60, 1080p60/1080i60 (.mov format). Requires at least one Convergent Design SSD (other SSDs/HDDs are not supported). Automatic switch over to second SSD. Note: this recording capability is always available without watermark.
Extra Cost Recording Options, Available for Purchase or Rental
HD/2K HFR/RGB HD/2K High Frame Rate, RGB: DNxHD Compressed HD YCC 10-Bit up to 120fps (up to 880 Mbps, .mov); Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 10/12-Bit up to 60fps (.dpx format);
QHD/4K QHD/4K Support: Uncompressed QHD/4K YCC 10-bit up to 30 fps (.dpx format). For Sony F55 and other cameras that can output uncompressed 4K over four HD-SDI Single-Link Outputs.
FS700 Raw FS700 Support: HD/2K Raw up to 240fps (.dng format), QHD/4K YCC Uncompressed up to 30fps (.dpx format)
HD/2K Raw HD/2K Raw: up to 120fps (.dng format). Cameras from IO Industries, LMP, Indiecam, Weisscam, P&S Technik X35
C500 Raw Canon C500: QHD/4K Raw 10-bit up to 60fps, Half QHD/Half 4K Raw 10-bit up to 120fps (.rmf format); Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 10/12-bit up to 60fps (.dpx format); DNxHD Compressed HD YCC 10-Bit up to 120fps (880 Mbps, .mov format). Support for all C500 frame rates/modes for in one unit. Some modes require two SSDs. Simultaneous RAW and Proxy (DNxHD-36) up to 60 fps supported (the limit of the camera's monitor output)
ALEXA ARRIRAW ALEXA ARRIRAW: (16:9 up to 60 fps, 4:3 up to 48 fps) with VariFrame and de-squeeze support (.ari format)*Simultaneous RAW and Proxy (DNxHD-36) up to 30 fps supported (the limit of the camera's monitor output)*
Quad-Stream HD Quad Stream HD Recording: Recording up to four separate (non-genlocked) video streams into four separate files using Avid DNxHD, up to 1080p30/1080i60 or 720p60 (up to 220 Mbps/stream, .mov format). The four HD streams may be displayed in separate quadrants on the OLED monitor and/or external monitor*

Record Time:


SSD Record Times
(Dual 512GB SSD)

 FS700 2K RAW 240fps+


 FS700 2K RAW 12-bit 120fps


 FS700 2K RAW 12-bit 24fps 200
 1080p YCC 422 10-bit Compressed 120fps 150
 1080p YCC 422 10-bit Compressed 60fps 300
 1080p YCC 422 10-bit Compressed 24fps 750
 Quad Stream 1080p 422 10-bit Compressed 30fps 150
 1080p RGB 444 10-bit Compressed 60fps 200
 1080p RGB 444 12-bit Compressed 24fps 500
 1080p RGB 444 10-bit Uncompressed 60fps+ 35
 1080p RGB 444 10-bit Uncompressed 50fps 42
 1080p RGB 444 10-bit Uncompressed 24fps 87
 4K YCC 422 Compressed 30fps 150
 4K YCC 422 Compressed 24fps 187
 ARRIRAW 16:9 12-bit 60fps 40
 ARRIRAW 16:9 12-bit 24fps 100
 ARRIRAW 4:3 12-bit 48fps+ 38
 ARRIRAW 4:3 12-bit 24fps 76
 Canon 4K HRAW 10-bit 120fps+ 25
 Canon 4K RAW 10-bit 60fps+ 25
 Canon 4K RAW 10-bit 50fps+ 30
 Canon 4K RAW 10-bit 24fps 62

Compressed formats assume high-quality formats
 +These formats are stripped across two SSDs

· All extra cost recording options can be "tested", but will include a permanent watermark in demo mode. (Video is not watermarked if the extra-cost recording option has been purchased or is actively rented).
· 2K = 2048x1080, QHD = Quad-HD (3840x2160), Half QHD = 3840x1080, Half 4K = 4096x1080
· Odyssey7Q package includes universal AC power supply. SSD media, battery adapters, sunscreen sold separately
· All Video recording requires Convergent Design SSDs, sold separately from Odyssey7Q
· * = ARRIRAW, Quad-Stream HD recording, proxy recording, onion skinning, and user programmable LUTs available in Q4 2013 as a downloadable firmware upgrade

Comparison Odyssey 7, 7Q, 7Q+

Indicates differences between models

  Odyssey 7 Odyssey 7Q Odyssey 7Q+
7.7" 1280x800 OLED 8-bit Capacitive Touch Screen
3G-SDI Inputs (dedicated) one two two
3G-SDI Outputs (dedicated) one two two
3G-SDI Inputs/Outputs (bi-directional) - two two
HDMI inputs one one one
HDMI outputs one one one
Timecode LTC I/O, SDI/HDMI embedded
Magnesium case; 7.9"x6.1"x1", 1.2 lbs
SSD slots one two two
6.5-34vdc, 8-15w, polarity protection, power switch
Monitor Functions
HD Waveform (Luma & RGB Parade) small or large
4K/UHD/2K Waveform (Luma & RGB Parade) small or large -
Histogram (Luma & RGB Parade) small or large
Vectorscope with magnification future future future
False Color (five programmable steps)
Pixel Zoom with frame drag HD limited Up to 4K Up to 4K
Focus Assist (three styles w/selectable color & sensitivity)
LUTs (presets for popular camera LOG to REC709)
LUTs (programmable 3D-LUT library) - future future
Frame Guides
REC709 or DCI-P3 Color Gamut
MultiStream Monitoring up to 4 HD signals w/live switching -
Recording Functions
Apple ProRes 422(HQ) 4K/30p, UHD/30p, 2K/60p -
Apple ProRes 422(HQ) up to 1080p30, 1080i60 and 720p60
Apple ProRes 422(HQ) up to 1080p/60 from SDI
2K/HD 12-bit/10-bit 444 RGB to 30p in Uncompressed DPX -
2K/HD 12-bit/10-bit 444 RGB to 60p in Uncompressed DPX - future future
2K/HD 12-bit/10-bit 444 RGB compressed video up to 60p - future future
HDMI HD recording in 1080 up to 30p/60i, 720 up to 60p
HDMI HD recording in 1080 up to 60p - -
HDMI UHD/4K recording up to 30p - -
Record trigger from touch screen, camera or timecode
2-channel SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio, 48K, 24-bit Wave
8-channel SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio, 48K, 24-bit Wave - future future
2-channel Analog Audio input, 3.5mm stereo socket
2-channel Headphone output, 3.5mm stereo socket
Record Options (extra cost website downloads)
16:9 RAW up to 60p -
4:3 RAW up to 48p - future future
Log-C monitoring LUT
Canon C500:
4K RAW up to 60p -
QHD up to 60p -
4K "half- RAW" up to 120p -
4K/QHD 422 compressed video up to 30p from 4K RAW - future future
C-Log monitoring LUT
Sony FS700:
4K RAW up to 60p -
4K RAW 120p burst -
2K RAW up to 240p -
"4K24K" 4K RAW to 4K Apple ProRes 422(HQ) to 30p -
"4K2HD" 4K RAW to HD Apple ProRes 422(HQ) to 60p -
"4K2HD" 4K RAW to HD compressed video 4:4:4 RGB to 60p - future future
"2K22K" 2K RAW to 2K compressed video 4:2:2 to 120p - future future
S-Log2 monitoring LUT
REC709 (800%) monitoring LUT -
MultiStream Recording:
Record up to 4 HD signals simultaneously in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) to 30p, plus XML for Edit Decision List - future future
Record up to 3 HD signals & live switch edit simultaneously in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) to 30p, plus XML file for Edit Decision List - future future
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