Convergent Design has announced the new Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q portable monitor-recorders. Both models feature a 7.7” 1280×800 OLED display with image analysis tools including focus assist, waveform (parade), histogram, false color (exposure), vectorscope, zebras and a 1:1 pixel mode. With optional upgrades, the Odyssey7 can also record RAW data, uncompressed video or compressed video onto a pair of 2.5” SSDs. The Odyssey7Q ups this capability with the ability to monitor and record four separate streams of HD video (the Q is for Quad) or a single stream of 4K material, including high frame rates and even simultaneous RAW and compressed HD proxy recording. The panel can be divided into four quadrants, allowing one area to be used for monitoring the image and the others for image analysis, such as waveform, vectorscope, histogram or focus assist.
The base version of the Odyssey7 is less expensive (starting at $1295) and offers more features than other competing products, making it an excellent option for someone who only needs the onboard monitor functionality. With the added options, there is no other device available quite like it. Convergent Design has also announced a unique Optional Function Rental model, which allows you to “rent” certain options of your Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q for a specific job. For example, you may only need Canon RAW or ARRIRAW recording on occasion, or you may wish to turn your monitor into a backup recorder while in the field. A simple website key download will provide access to these added functions at any time.
Check out some more images of the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q below and make sure to stop by AbelCine’s NAB Booth #C6013 to see them in person!