Convergent Design Odyssey 7 modular pricing and codec rental revealed

Written by RedShark News Staff

Convergent Design/RedSharkConvergent Design Odyssey 7

Convergent Design, who gave us one of the biggest product surprises at NAB 2013 with their Odyssey monitor/recorders, has released pricing information about their modular system, including daily rental options for additional and camera-specific codecs

They've also taken the opportunity to simplify their product range by making it clear that the Odyssey 7 can not be used for uncompressed recording: the Odyssey 7Q will be needed for that.

Pricing for those that only want to use it as an OLED field monitor is now clarified as well.

There's a lot of detail here, so here it is, direct from Convergent Design's press release.

Note: US list prices shown below; prices will vary in different countries.

Odyssey7

$1295 (US Price)
Initial Shipments of the Odyssey7 are planned for November 2013

Professional Monitor:
7.7" OLED with 1280x800 resolution.

SDI BNC Ports: 2-in, 2-out, all SD/HD/3G

Compressed Recorder:
Avid DNxHD (up to 60fps) Recording Capabilities are enabled, for free, upon insertion of a Convergent Design SSD.
No other recording options are offered at this time.

Ideal for DSLR and Broadast Camcorders such as 5DmarkIII, 1DC, D800, EX1, EX3, AF10

Odyssey7Q     

$2295 (US Price)
Initial Shipments of the Odyssey7 are planned for August 2013.

Professional Monitor:
Same as Odyssey7 (above). Includes quad split monitoring ability (live, focus assist, waveform, histogram, etc. in four separate quadrants).

SDI BNC Ports: 2-in, 2-out, 2-Bidirectional, All SD/HD/3G

Recorder:
Avid DNxHD (up to 60fps) Recording Capabilities are enabled, for free, upon insertion of a Convergent Design SSD

 

Odyssey7Q capabilitites are enhanced with the following extra cost options:

HD/2K HFR/RGB     Purchase: $1495     Rental: $75/day
    

DNxHD Compressed HD YCC 422 10-Bit up to 120fps
(up to 880  Mbps, .mov format);
Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 10/12-Bit up to 60fps (.dps format)

Ideal for Sony F3, F23, F35.      

Quad HD/4K     Purchase: $1495     Rental: $75/day

Uncompressed Quad HD/4K YCC 10-bit, up to 30fps (.dpx format)

Ideal for Sony F55, and other cameras that can output uncompressed 4K over four HD-SDI single-link outputs.       

FS700 RAW     

Purchase: $1495    Rental: $75/day

HD/2K Raw up to 240fps (.dng format)
Quad HD/4K YCC Uncompressed up to 30fps (.dpx format)

Sony FS700 (the HXR-IF5 interface module is not required).

        
HD/2K RAW     

Purchase: $2495    Rental: $125/day

HD/2K Raw up to 120fps (.dng format)

Ideal for IO Industries 2KSDI, LMP POV cam's, IndieCam GS2K,
P+S Technik X35, Weisscam.

 C500 RAW     

Purchase: $2495     Rental: $125/day
This option scheduled to be released in August, 2013
        

Quad HD/4K Raw 10-bit up to 60 fps,
Half QuadHD/Half 4K Raw 10-bit up to 120 fps (.rmf);
Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 4:4:4 10/12-bit up to 60 fps (.dpx format);
DNxHD Compressed HD YCC 8/10-Bit up to 120 fps
(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 (which is the limit of the camera's monitor output).       

        
ARRIRAW     Purchase: $2995     Rental: $150/day
This option scheduled to be released Q4 2013

16:9 up to 60fps, 4:3 up to 48fps, with variframe and desqueeze support (.ari format); Simultaneous Raw + Proxy (DNxHD-36) up to 30fps supported (the limit of the cameras monitor output).

ALEXA Series cameras (except XT series)

                
QUAD STREAM HD     Purchase: $3995.00     Rental: $200/day
This option scheduled to be released Q4 2013
Supports recording up to four separate (Genlock not required) 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.
                     
240GB SSD     $595     
480GB SSD     $1195
960GB SSD     $2195

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