Convergent Design recently announced their newest firmware update, v3.10.100, for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. This update enables several new features on both recorders. One of the biggest additions specific to the 7Q is the ability to record 4K ProRes via 4x HDSDI inputs. Along with 4K ProRes, the 7Q can now also capture 2K (2048×1080) ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, and 59.94 fps.
Both recorders can now also accept timecode and record trigger via HDMI from cameras such as the FS700, FS100, a7S, C100, 1DC, 5DMk3, and others. Additionally, project frame rates are now selectable from 23.98 – 60 fps or can be set to follow the input. The 7Q can also debayer FS7 and FS700 4K RAW as UHD (3840×2160) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) files at 23.98, 25, or 29.97 fps.
On the audio front, users can record analog audio on the 7 or 7Q via a 3.5mm Audio In port. This update adds two-channel unbalanced or one-channel balanced input with gain adjustment from -99 to +44dB.
To check out the full list of updates and bug fixes or to download firmware v3.10.100, visit Convergent Design’s site. You can also find update instructions and the latest manuals for the Odyssey7 & 7Q there. Combined with the price drop that Convergent Design announced last month, these recorders have become even more attractive options with their versatile feature sets.
Stay tuned for future posts where we’ll be taking a closer look at these new features and what they mean for your workflow!