Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q+ is a monitor/recorder that provides all of the features and functionality of the Odyssey7Q but adds support for 4K recording over HDMI. It features a 7.7", 1280 x 800, OLED, touchscreen display with a 3400:1 contrast ratio, true blacks, and professional monitoring features such as waveform, histogram, vectorscope, anamorphic de-squeeze, and 3D LUT support. Out-of-the-box, the Odyssey7Q+ can record up to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) in the compressed Apple ProRes 422 HQ format or up to 2K/1080p using the uncompressed DPX file format. The Titan Extract option, which allows you to create multiple HD windows from a single 4K source, is included. Additionally, it supports several RAW recording options for ARRI, Canon, Sony, and POV cameras, which are available for purchase or rental from Convergent Design's website.
The Odyssey7Q+ has two 3G-SDI inputs (6G-SDI compatibility requires firmware v2016.01), two 3G-SDI outputs, and two bi-directional 3G-SDI connectors which can be assigned as either inputs or outputs via menu selection. It also has a 4K-capable HDMI input and an HDMI output that supports up to 1080p30 4:2:2. Most of the inputs/outputs are on the bottom of the monitor, with 1/4"-20 mounting threads on the sides. Dual SSD slots are provided for recording video to Convergent Design Premium 2.5" SSDs, which offer high speeds, reliability, and power-loss protection. Select Samsung SSDs are also supported for more cost-effective recording media. An AC adapter is included for powering the device, with optional battery plates available. Also included is a 36" Micro HDMI to HDMI cable and a HDMI to Mini HDMI adapter, useful for using the Odyssey7Q+ with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with Micro HDMI outputs.
Titan HD Extract Option
The Titan HD Extract option allows you to take one camera to a shoot and obtain three separate recordings (plus a live switch between the three images). This feature can add a multi-cam look to single-camera shoots without the expense of multiple cameras or recorders. One view is an HD downscale/super-sample of the full image area, and two views are windows selected from the full image area. These views can be panned smoothly through the 4K field, and the three views can be Live-Switched. All four HD views (The master/wide, the two windowed views, and the live-swtiched/program) can be recorded simultaneously in Apple ProRes with matching timecode and file names.
The following features have been added to the Odyssey 7Q+ with the release of firmware update 2016.1:
SDI inputs now support 6G-SDI in addition to 3G-SDI.
[email protected] can be recorded to Apple ProRes 422.
The Odyssey now supports [email protected] from Blackmagic Design cameras.
Record 4:4:4 2K and HD video signals in 10- & 12-bit Apple ProRes 4444 or 4444(XQ). This supports many cameras, including Sony F3/F5/F23/F35/F55, Canon C300 Mark II/C500, Panasonic HPX3100, and more. (The HD or 2K input stream must be video, not raw, to use the Apple ProRes 4444 modes at this time.)
View two HD video signals while recording one in Apple ProRes
Spot Meter - advanced monitoring tool - comprehensive exposure meter
Additional & improved Preset LUTs New and improved LUTs for Canon C-Log, C-Log2, and Panasonic V-Log
FS7/FS700 2K HS RAW->2K Apple ProRes: Capture 2K Apple ProRes 422, up to 240 fps from the FS700 or FS7 camera with the XDCA Expansion unit. (Requires optional Odyssey Raw Bundle)
7.7" 1280x800 OLED touchscreen panel featuring true blacks and accurate color with a full range color gamut for REC709 or DCI-P3 viewing.
The Odyssey7Q+ features two dedicated 3G-SDI inputs, two dedicated 3G-SDI outputs, two switchable 3G-SDI input/outputs, one HDMI input, one HDMI output (up to 1080p 30fps). Active Cross-Conversion means that all outputs are always active regardless of which input is used.
Up to four HD video signals can be input and viewed simultaneously (quad-split) or live-switched (choose between inputs for full screen display). A future paid update will allow Multi-Stream Recording of up to four simultaneous Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) files and an XML log file of the live switch.
Image Analysis Tools
Waveform— Luma only, RGB Parade, Red only, Blue only, Green only, Full Size and Compact Size options
Histogram — Luma only, RGB Parade, Red only, Blue only, Green only, Full Size and Compact Size options
Vectorscope — Analog or digital; 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)
False Color — six programmable levels & adjustable ranges
Zebras — Dual adjustable zebra exposure indicators, selectable colors
LUT Support — LUTs for Log formats from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon Panasonic and Sony, plus up to 140 custom 3D-LUTs in .CUBE format
Focus Assist & Pixel Zoom
Focus Assist — Video + Edges (Peaking), Edges Only, Enhanced Edges, user choice of color: Red, Green, or Blue
Pixel Zoom — 1:1 and 2:1 Pixel Zoom with moveable image
Hyper Zoom — 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12x Pixel Zoom on selected portion of image displayed in the lower right corner of the OLED display with selectable color reference frame
2.0x, 1.5x, 1.33x de-squeeze options for monitoring anamorphic footage. Adjusted image sent to video outputs; recording unaffected.
Center Extraction mode de-squeezes and magnifies center portion of image for common anamorphic formats. Adjusted image sent to video output; recording unaffected.
1.33x (1.78:1) — Stretches center 4:3 image to cover 16:9 frame
2.0x (2.39:1) — 2.0x stretch with image zoom and crop to 2.39:1
2.0x (2.67:1) — 2.0x stretch with image zoom to 2.67:1
LUT System & Custom 3D LUT Support
Expanded set of Preset LUTs
Support for user-loadable custom 3D LUTs (up to 140)
17x, 32x, 33x, 64x, 65x 3D-LUT .CUBE formats supported
.CUBE LUTs translated for Odyssey using Convergent Design 3D-LUT Converter App
LUTs are currently for monitoring only, not recording
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)
Image Analysis Tools can measure "LUTTED" image or original source
Video outputs can independently turn ON/OFF LUT or Mirror OLED
7.7" OLED (19.5 cm)
1280 x 800 resolution
3400:1 contrast ratio
RGB 8-bit color depth
176° viewing angle
I/O 2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs (BNC)
2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs (BNC)
2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI bi-directional (BNC), assignable as inputs or outputs via menu
1 x HDMI mini input, Version 1.4b, 8-bit (supports up to 1080p60 4:2:2, up to 30 fps in UHD 3840x2160, and up to 24 fps in DCI 4K 4096x2160)
1 x HDMI mini output, Version 1.4a, 8-bit (supports up to 1080p30 4:2:2)
SDI Formats Supported
Single Link, Dual Link, Quad Link
4K/UHD 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 30fps in Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT
2K/1080p 12-bit RGB 4:4:4: up to 30fps in Apple ProRes 4444 Regular and XQ
2K/1080p 12-bit RGB 4:4:4: up to 60fps with Canon C500 in Apple ProRes 4444 Regular and XQ
2K/1080p 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 60 fps in Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT
1080i 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 60 fps in Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT
720p 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 60 fps in Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT
2K/1080p RGB 10/12-bit 4:4:4 up to 30 fps in DPX file format
1080p RGB 10-bit 4:4:4 up to 60 fps in DPX file format
Digital Audio I/O 2-channel SDI or HDMI embedded audio (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Analog Audio I/O 1 x 3.5 mm input (line level, 2-channel unbalanced or 1-channel balanced input up to -10 dB, 48 kHz, 24-bit)
1 x 3.5 mm headphone output
Recording Media Support
2 x 2.5" SSD slots (Requires Convergent Design
Premium 2.5" SSDs or approved third party SSDs)
Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ OLED Monitor & 4K Recorder
Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable (36")
HDMI to Mini HDMI Adapter
36" HD-SDI 3G Ultra-Thin Cable
USB 3.0 SSD Reader
Plastic Case for SSD
SSD Handle Pack (5 Handles)
Standard Manufacturer's Warranty