If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on Convergent Design's Odyssey 7Q then we're sure you'll be delighted to know that a new firmware update is now available.

Lovingly known as 'Version 1.1.105' you get a number of improvements and a host of new features that include:


-       Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 recording/playback up to 30p

-       Mix file types on SSDs (raided, non-raided, RAW, ProRes, etc.)

-       OLED Pixel Zoom frame drag (move window around frame)

-       OLED automatic screen flip (defeatable)

-       Audio meters

-       Headphone volume control

-       Hide video function (blackout OLED)

-       Improved/Added reference marks to Waveform, Histogram and False Color tools

-       1.33 Frame Guide added

-       Overlays on/off for SDI & HDMI outputs


Plus there are camera specific improvements for the Sony FS700 and Canon C500:

Sony FS700 Record Option

-       FS700 4K RAW recording up to 60p

-       “4K2HD” FS700 4K RAW to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 recording up to 30p.  This feature supports either SLOG2 or IT709 (REC709) Picture Profiles.  1080p super-sampled from 4K RAW for a superior image.


Canon C500 Record Option

-       QuadHD RAW (3840x2160) recording up to 60p

-       2K & 1080p 12-bit RGB recording up to 30p in .DPX


Fixes & Improvements:

-       FS700 false triggering reduced

-       FS700 RAW white balance tracking corrected

-       Monitored image tearing corrected

-       Intermittent lines in image corrected

-       Cinema DNG files improved for greater post software compatibility

-       Improved SDI signal detection


You can find the update software with instructions HERE!