- Tripods & Grip
- Recording & Media
- Post Production
The latest firmare update for the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q and Odyssey7 OLED Monitor & Recorders was released on 30 October 2014, and the download link is available from the Videocraft Website. The firmware update brings new features, fixes and improvements as follows:
Refreshed User Interface
Newly simplified menus with easier, intuitive access to all functions.
HDMI Record Trigger
Start/stop Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q on cameras supporting a trigger pulse over HDMI (Sony: FS700, FS100, a7S, etc., Canon: C100, 1DC, 5D mk3, etc.)
HDMI Timecode Support
Feed timecode to Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q on cameras supporting timecode over HDMI (Sony: FS700, FS100, a7S, etc., Canon: C100, 1DC, 5D mk3, etc.)
Analog Audio Input
Record analog audio on Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q via 3.5mm AUD IN port. Two-channel unbalanced or one-channel balanced input with gain adjustment from -99 to +44dB.
On/Off control for AUD OUT port.
Selectable Project Rate for HD Apple ProRes Recordings
In 1080p, Project Rate can now be set from 23.98 – 60fps or FOLLOWS INPUT.
In PLAY mode, reference up to 16 In & 16 Out points per clip. Used in conjunction with new CD APPLE PRORES TRANSFER UTILITY 1.4.4, a Final Cut Pro XML can transfer Markers to FCPX, FCP7, Adobe Premier and Resolve 10 & 11.
4K/UHD Apple ProRes Recording
4K (4096x2160) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps
UHD (3840x2160) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps
Input via 4x SDI with full playback & scrubbing
2K Apple ProRes Recording
2K (2048x1080) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
FS700 4K RAW to UHD Apple ProRes
With SONY FS RAW Record Option, input 4K RAW from FS7/FS700 and record UHD (3840x2160) video in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps.
Capture in S-Log2, REC709 or REC709(800%).
FIXED HDMI input legalization
FIXED Image tearing with interlaced & PSF signals
FIXED PIXEL ZOOM image blackout when dragged to corner
IMPROVED PLAY mode audio sync
FIXED PLAY mode for ARRIRAW 24p
IMPROVED PLAY mode scrubbing of RAW recordings
IMPROVED PLAY mode RAW playback artifacts
Go to Convergent-Design.com/firmware-downloads.html to download the latest firmware, update instructions, firmware release notes, quick-start guides, and the latest Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q manuals.
Please Note: An Odyssey SSD or Odyssey Utility Drive is required to perform the firmware update.
The short answer is yes.
All of these BlackMagic devices use a set of drivers and software that Black Magic call Desktop Video. The desktop video OS compatibility will determine whether the unit can be used with the OS you have.
The following is the most recent release of Desktop Video, and as you can see the OS Compatibility is listed under the system requirements.
You can also download legacy versions of Desktop video if you want to use an older OS, and these are in the downloads column on the left side of the blackmagic support page
(December 19, 2014, Colorado Springs) Today Convergent Design releases a firmware update for the Odyssey7, Odyssey7Q and the new Odyssey7Q+. This release adds features, improves current functions and fixes some previous issues.
Highlights of the new firmware include:
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q & Odyssey7Q+)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7, Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7Q+)
The Rode SmartLav+ is fully compatible with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation).
For optimal performance though, the smartLav requires an app with variable input level, such as RØDE Rec on iOS. This App requires iOS 8.1 or later.
The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio has the same H.264 encoder as the Video Pro Recorder from Black magic. It will output over USB2 and is designed to be used in conjunction with Blackmagic software Media Express which is part of the Desk Top Video bundle available on the Blackmagic site.
Some third party manufacturers are compatible with the Blackmagic hardware including some CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) but you will need to check with them regarding their requirements.
No, Atomos do not include Hard Drives with the Ninja or Samurai kits. A full list of recommended drives can be found on the Atoms website, here: http://www.atomos.com/discovery-what-drives/
The cable length of the Rode SmartLav+ is 1.2 metres
Yes, the Ninja2 can be used with your Sony V1P using the camera's HDMI connection.
The Sony HXRMC1500P weighs 2.7kg without a battery or tape and it can be mounted to a tripod using the 1/4"-20 taped hole on the bottom of the camera.
Yes, the Pix E5 will cross convert between SDI and HDMI. Both outputs are active simultaneously. However, if your input is a 4K signal, the output signal is down-converted to HD.
Yes, the Panasonic AG-HMC82EN is the PAL version of the camera. Panasonic models with an E or EN suffix are PAL based. Those with an A, G or PJ suffix are NTSC models.