Convergent Design Odyssey 7 User manual

User Manual Odyssey7Q
Updated 21 Jul 2014 | Firmware Release v2.10.141
2014
TABLE OF CONTENTS
READ THIS FIRST! 4
PRODUCT FEATURES 5
Monitoring 5
Recording 5
Other Features 6
Mounting 6
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS 7
RECORDING CAPABILITIES 8
Included Free with Odyssey7Q 8
RecordING OPTIONS (available for purchase) 9
RECORD OPTIONS RENTAL 10
Rental Activation Keys 10
Parameters for Rentals 10
RECORD TIME CAPACITIES 11
Uncompressed Support (DPX sequence) 22
Apple ProRes 422 HQ 23
Sony FS700 Raw Support (DNG Sequences) 23
FS700 Raw: Dealing with Raw Files 23
Canon C500 4K Raw Support 25
ARRI Alexa ARRIRAW Support 25
ODYSSEY7Q MENUS 26
System Status Buttons 26
Upper & LOWER Tool BarS - Play Mode 29
LOWER Tool Bar - Play Mode 30
Lower Tool Bar 31
Odyssey 35
SETUP 36
RECORD 37
CONVERGENT DESIGN
ACCESSORIES 40
RECORD TIME CAPACITIES (OPTIONAL) 12 CONVERGENT DESIGN
ACCESSORIES 41
PACKAGE CONTENTS 13
CONVERGENT DESIGN
ACCESSORIES 42
CONVERGENT DESIGN SSD MEDIA 14
2.5” Premium SSD Media 14
ODYSSEY7Q ANATOMY 15
Odyssey7Q - Bottom 15
Odyssey7Q - Top 15
Odyssey7Q - Left Side 15
Odyssey7Q - Right Side 16
Mounting 16
Odyssey7Q Activation 17
Initializing 17
Setting Up & Using the Odyssey7Q 18
The Odyssey7Q Menu 18
Powering Down 18
WORKING W/ MEDIA 19
Recording to SSD Media 19
Loss of Power During a Record 19
Downloading Media 19
File Management Software 20
File Storage 21
POST PRODUCTION 22
Working with Files Recorded by the Odyssey7Q 22
THIRD-PARTY ACCESSORIES 43
RELEASE NOTES ODYSSEY7Q
FIRMWARE 2.10.141 44
New Features 44
RELEASE NOTES ODYSSEY7Q
FIRMWARE 2.10.141 45
New Features, RECORD OPTIONS (ODYSSEY7Q
ONLY) 46
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS 46
RELEASE NOTES ODYSSEY7Q
FIRMWARE 2.10.141 46
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, RECORD OPTIONS &
OTHER 47
KNOWN ISSUES 47
RELEASE NOTES ODYSSEY7Q
FIRMWARE 2.10.141 47
KNOWN ISSUES, RECORD OPTIONS & OTHER 48
RELEASE NOTES ODYSSEY7Q
Convergent Design, Inc.
4465 Northpark Dr, Suite 400 | Colorado Springs, CO 80907 | USA
TEL: ++ (720) 221-3861 | FAX: ++ (720) 227-9296 | Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Monday – Friday [Mountain Time (GMT – 7)]
EMAIL: Support@Convergent-Design.com | WEBSITE: www.Convergent-Design.com
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Read This First!
!
Before you begin using the Odyssey7Q, we strongly suggest you review
the included Quick Start Guide, as well as:
1. Always record to the INTERNAL MEDIA OF THE CAMERA; this is critical for proper
timecode and ideal for dual media / backup.
2. DO NOT REMOVE THE FOUR SCREWS FROM REAR OF CASE. This may result in damage
to the OLED panel. Such damage is not covered by warranty.
3. Power and Cabling: Make sure you have PROPER POWER (6.5-34vdc), plugged in to the
proper power port (left side of recorder), and that 3G-rated SDI cables are used.
4. Power source must be able to provide up to 24 watts at all times to the Odyssey7Q.
5. When powering the Odyssey7Q from an ARRI ALEXA camera, we recommend using the
24V R/S Fischer-3 output from the ALEXA using the optional Convergent Design cable.
6. Familiarize yourself with the equipment and test prior to shooting.
7. Before using the SSD’s it is IMPERATIVE TO FORMAT them in the Odyssey7Q. For-matting
SSD media is a DESTRUCTIVE PROCESS; any existing data will be lost during format.
8. Ensure that the camera’s viewfinder data is not being recorded; IF YOU SEE VIEW-FINDER
DATA ON THE ODYSSEY7Q monitor, then it will be recorded! In a future update, if your
camera can provide both clean and data-overlayed video feeds, it will be possible to monitor
one while recording the other.
9. NEVER DELETE ANY FILES OFF AN SSD FROM A COMPUTER, except when going
through a firmware update procedure.
10. While we recommend that you always maintain the latest firmware on your Odyssey7Q,
we DO NOT RECOMMEND UPDATING IF YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SHOOT (unless
instructed by Technical Support).
11. When offloading media, ALWAYS MAKE A BACKUP COPY, ideally to a RAID1 drive.
12. Be sure to allow the Odyssey7Q to finish closing a Record file before taking any further
action.
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Product Features
MONITORING
• Professional Monitor: 7.7” 1280x800 OLED panel featuring true blacks, and accurate color
with a full range color gamut for REC709 or DCI-P3 viewing.
• Image analysis tools: Waveform, Vectorscope (in future update), Histogram, False color
exposure view, Zebra, three-mode Focus assist, pixel Zoom (1:1 & 2:1), LUTs, and Frame
Guides.
• Multi-stream Monitoring: 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.
• Flexible I/O: two dedicated 3G-SDI inputs, two dedicated 3G-SDI outputs, two switchable
3G-SDI input/outputs, one HDMi input, one HDMi output.
RECORDING
• High-capacity recording. Two high-speed solid state Drives (SSD), available in 256 GB or
512 GB, allow for extended recording.
• Uncompressed 4:4:4 RGB HD video recording. Record HD video in 10-bit DPX files. Apple
ProRes 422(HQ) up to 1080/30p, 1080/60i and 720/60p. Additional popular compressed
codecs will be available at a later date via free firmware update.
• RAW record Options. Optional recording features available at any time for purchase or timebased rental*.
RAW Record options include: ARRIRAW (ALEXA), CANON RAW (C500), SONY RAW
(FS700), 2K RAW (various specialty & industrial manufacturers) and RAW conversion to
Apple ProRes 422(HQ).
• Apple ProRes 422(HQ).
• Compressed Apple ProRes 422
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Product Features (Continued)
OTHER FEATURES
• Versatile Power. Wide voltage range (6.5-34v) and low draw (8-15w, depending on mode)
for great flexibility of battery and other power options.
• Light Weight. A magnesium case and efficient board design means only 1.25lbs for the
basic unit.
• Small Size. Even with a 7.7” screen, the Odyssey7Q is approximately 8”x6”x1”, making it
easy to use on cameras, mounted in tight spots or held in one’s hand.
• Dual SSD Architecture. Long record time, will automatically span from one SSD to the other.
MOUNTING
The Odyssey7Q features three ¼”x20 threaded sockets, one on the lower rear of the case and
one each on the left and right sides of the case. Do not exceed 11mm of depth when inserting a
bolt, otherwise damage may occur to the Odyssey7Q. Additionally, there are four M3 threaded
socketson the rear of the case and two M4 sockets on each of the sides of the case.
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Product Specifications
DISPLAY
7.7" OLED, 1280x800, RGB 8-bit panel, ~ 16 million colors, wide gamut, 3400:1
contrast, 176° Viewing, true blacks
SDI VIDEO I/O
SD*/HD/3G support: single/Dual link, 2-inputs, 2-Outputs, 2 bi-Directional (can be
inputs or outputs), Full-size BNCs
HDMI VIDEO I/O
HDMi I/O Version 1.4a support, up to 1080p30 422 8-bit
LUT SUPPORT
ARRI, CANON, SONY, or custom user-loadable LUTs*
FOCUS ASSIST
Video + edges, edges Only, enhanced edges, user choice of color: red, Green, or
blue + pulsing
ZEBRAS
Currently one adjustable level, future two levels, one allows for a user specified
range, the other is active on a specified ire level and above
FALSE COLOR
False color with 5 programmable levels
WAVEFORM MONITOR
Luma only, RGB Parade, Red only, Blue only, Green only
HISTOGRAM
Luma only, RGB Parade, Red only, Blue only, Green only
VECTORSCOPE**
color vectorscope with 2X zoom
1:1 PIXEL MODE
Image Zoom, Vertical Flip , aspect ratio Guides
QUAD STREAM
DISPLAY
Display four independent HD streams simultaneously (Quad-split) with live-switch
capability
DIGITAL AUDIO I/O**
8-channel embedded audio (48KHz, 24-bit) (2 channel initially, 8-channel via
future firmware update)
ANALOG AUDIO I/O**
3.5mm stereo unbalanced input up to -10db, 3.5mm stereo headphone output
REMOTE AND
TIMECODE**
RS-232 I/O programmable GpiO. Timecode: LTC I/O (BNC) or embedded SDI /
HDMi
USER INTERFACE
capacitive touchscreen, two user-programmable context-sensitive mechanical
keys
DC POWER INPUT
6.5 to 34 VDc with built-in reverse polarity protection; locking Neutrik connector,
built-in power switch
POWER DRAW
8 watts (monitor only), 9-15 watts (simultaneous monitor/record mode)
WEIGHT AND SIZE
560 grams / 1.3 lbs., 7.9" x 6.1" x 1.0" (200 x 155 x 25 mm), -10 to +40°c
(Operating), -20 to
+70°c (storage)
Overlay pre-recorded still frame on live video with opacity slider*
ONION SKINNING**
Overlay pre-recorded still frame on live video with opacity slider*
VIEW MONITOR OUT**
Display the monitor-out (viewfinder data) on the OLED while recording a clean
video signal.
RECORD CLEAN VIDEO
Available when using the SONY F3, SONY FS700, CANON C500 and ARRI Alexa
cameras.
RECORD TRIGGERS
touchscreen, SDI record trigger (ARRI, CANON, Panasonic, red, SONY), Optional
remote control cable**
RECORDING SSD
MEDIA
Convergent Design SSDs with power-loss protection, in 256 and 512 GB sizes,
420Mb/sec write, 500Mb/sec read speed, compatible with USB 3.0 and
thunderbolt adapters. SSDs and adapters sold separately.
RECORDING FORMATS
(BASE ODYSSEY7Q)**
compressed formats: 1080p 10-bit YCC 422 up to 120fps, 1080p RGB 12-bit 444
up to 60fps* uncompressed formats: 1080p RGB 10/12-bit 444 up to 60fps
* Available in RAW modes only currently.
** Available in the future via a free firmware update.
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Recording Capabilities
The Odyssey7Q can record a variety of HD video signals and, with optional recording keys,
several RAW data video formats. With another optional recording key the Odyssey7Q will also
be able to record up to four HD video signals simultaneously.
All recording options are available for demo on the Odyssey7Q, but will appear with a blue or
pink line “watermark” across the recorded image.
Recording options are available to purchase or (in the near future) rent on a time-active basis
from the Convergent Design website at:
https://convergent-design.com/products/recording-options.html
INCLUDED FREE WITH ODYSSEY7Q
HD VIDEO
The Odyssey7Q records HD video as uncompressed 12-bit or 10-bit.DPX stacks or
10-bit Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
All .DPX files are recorded 4:4:4. 4:2:2 video signals are up-converted to 4:4:4.
3G-SDI: accepted 1080p/psf frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.97, 60 (adding More)
NOTE: 50, 59.97 & 60 are only available in DPX
HDMI: accepted 1080p/psf frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50i, 60i, 720p50, 60
Compressed Apple ProRes 422(HQ) 1080p/psf 23, 24, 25, 29; 1080i 50, 60; 720p 50, 60
2K/1080p 12-bit support 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 & 10-bit in DPX
Future free firmware updates will include additional compressed video codecs with expanded
frame rate, resolution selections, interlaced support, and pull down support.
MULTI-STREAM HD
VIDEO MONITORING
3G-SDI accepted 1080p/psf frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50i, 60i
Up to four HD video signals viewable simultaneously.
OLED display divided into quadrants or a single input may be selected for full screen display.
Live-switch between inputs directly.
Inputs are SDI A, SDI B, SDI A I/O, SDI B I/O (signals auto-detected; [SDI A] must always be
present).
HD video signals do not need to be Genlocked.
HD video signals do not need to match frame rates.
HDMi input available in future free firmware update.
NOTE: this is a monitoring mode only. A future option will allow recording of up to four HD video
signals.
If feeding video from a switcher to Odyssey7Q, the switcher must have internal frame
synchronizers or the cameras input to the switcher must be genlocked.
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Recording Capabilities (Continued)
RECORDING OPTIONS (AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE)
Additional recording options are available for purchase and/or rental through our website.
ARRI ALEXA
ARRIRAW
(Available for purchase
and/or daily rental)
The Odyssey7Q supports all ARRIRAW formats and frame rates output by Alexa Classic cameras.
ARRIRAW data is recorded as .ari files.
ARRIRAW 16:9 frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48*, 50*, 59.97*, 60*
ARRIRAW 4:3 frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48*
*Future Firmware Update for 4:3 Support
*NOTE: ARRIRAW above 30fps requires two SSDs to simultaneously record. In a future firmware
update only one SSD will be required for all frame rates.
More Info: https://convergent-design.com/products/odyssey7q/arri-alexa
CANON C500
CINEMA RAW
The Odyssey7Q supports CANON C500 4K RAW. Future firmware updates will support 4K “Half
(Available for purchase
and/or daily rental)
CANON Cinema RAW data is recorded as .RMF files.
RAW”, “slow & Fast” mode, and other C500 formats.
4K & QHD (4096x2160 & 3840x2160)
supported 4K RAW frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50*, 59.94*
2K/1080p 12-bit support 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 & 10-bit
*NOTE:
CANON RAW 50-60p requires two SSDs to simultaneously record.
More Info: https://convergent-design.com/products/odyssey7q/canon-c500
SONY FS700 RAW
(Available for purchase)
The Odyssey7Q supports SONY FS700 4K & 2K RAW, high bit-depth HD derived from 4K. Future
firmware updates will support 4K compressed solutions, other recording options.
FS700 4K RAW frame rates: 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 4K 440 frame burst mode: 100, 120
FS700 2K RAW frame rates: 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 100, 120, 200*, 240*
NOTE: FS700 4K/2K RAW data is recorded as .DNG files.
FS700 4K RAW to Apple ProRes 422(HQ) / 10-bit / 23.98, 25, 29.97
*NOTE: 2K RAW 200fps and 240fps, 4K RAW 50/60 and 100/120 Burst Recording require that
you record to two SSDs simultaneously.
More Info: https://convergent-design.com/products/odyssey7q/sony-fs700
HD/2K RAW
Future firmware updates will include a recording option for several industrial and special-use
cameras.
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Record Options Rental
RENTAL ACTIVATION KEYS
Rental Activation Keys may be purchased though our website for the Canon C500 Cinema
RAW and the ARRI Alexa ARRI RAW recording options. Please visit the links in the Recording
Capabilities section for more information.
PARAMETERS FOR RENTALS
Rentals are based on a 24 hr period, Rentals can be added to the unit in daily (24 hour)
increments up to a maximum of 30 days at a time.
A rental starts the first time a record is performed in the rental codec, then the 24 hour clock
starts.
Note that during a 24 hr rental period you will not be allowed to adjust the clock after the first
record. Thus users must set a central time, or choose a timezone that will best fit all of their
given locations in that 24 hr period.
After 24 hours a user may adjust the clock as needed, till the next record is performed.
Rentals are unit specific, by the unit serial number, and must be purchased via our website.
Once a rental key is input into a unit, there is no way of retrieving or transferring the rental to
another unit.
To activate a rental simply enter the 8 character key into the units activation section.
To check the status of an active rental touch the codec box.
When a rental period has two days remaining, the rental text will change to yellow
When a rental period has one day remaining, the time will display in the form of minutes and
will be flash for the last hour.
When there is one minute remaining, if a record is started, that entire clip will be recorded
without a watermark regardless of length up to a maximum of 80 mins. (In other words, will let
you finish your last take, which can be a maximum of filling up both drives, based on a RAW
format)
After the final clip the time remaining will change back to a white 0 min’s.
For more information or to purchase Rental Options please visit our the Recording Options
page of our website at https://convergent-design.com/products/recording-options.
For support with Rental Options please visit our support portal at https://convergent-design.
com/support
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Record Time Capacities
The Odyssey7Q can record numerous video and data formats. Record time varies based on
format. The chart below indicates maximum record time in minutes based on the use of two
512 GB SSDs (1TB). For 512 GB (one 512 GB SSD or two 256 GB SSDs), divide in half. For 256
GB, divide by four.
MAXIMUM RECORD TIME IN MINUTES TO TWO 512GB SSDS (1TB)
Recording Format
24fps
25fps
30fps
1080p Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
660
636
528
50fps
60fps
1080i Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
318
264
720p Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
580
528
38
33
2K Uncompressed DPX (RGB 444 12-bit)
2K Uncompressed DPX (RGB 444 10-bit)
70
66
60
84
80
62
1080p Uncompressed DPX (RGB 444 12-bit)
70
66
60
1080p Uncompressed DPX (RGB 444 10-bit)
84
80
62
500
480
400
1080p Compressed 444 (12-bit@24fps, 10-bit@60fps)
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Record Time Capacities (Optional)
Recording options can be purchased through our website. The following are the approximate
recording times while recoring with these options.
ARRIRAW OPTION
Recording Format
24fps
25fps
30fps
50fps
60fps
ARRIRAW 16:9
100
97
80
46
40
ARRIRAW 4:3
76
73
60
Recording Format
24fps
25fps
30fps
50fps
60fps
Canon 4K/QHD RAW
62
60
50
30
25
100fps
120fps
200fps
240fps
48
40
24
20
4.4 sec.
3.7 sec.
(top framerate = 48fps, 38min rec. time)
CANON C500 4K RAW OPTION
(100/120fps = 4K half height RAW)
SONY FS700 RAW OPTION
Recording Format
24fps
25fps
30fps
50fps
60fps
Sony 4K RAW
50
50
40
24
20
Sony 2K RAW
202
196
164
96
80
4K RAW to HD Apple ProRes
775
744
620
500
480
400
194
186
155
422(HQ) "4K2HD"
4K RAW to HD compressed 444
"4K2HD"
4K RAW to 4K compressed 422
"4K24K"
4K RAW burst (440 frames)
2K RAW SPECIALTY CAMERA OPTION
Recording Format
24fps
25fps
30fps
50fps
60fps
2048x1080 10-bit
257
246
205
123
102
24fps
25fps
30fps
50fps
60fps
MULTISTREAM HD OPTION
Recording Format
2-Stream Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
330
318
264
4-Stream Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
165
159
132
Visit Convergent-Design.com for information on available recording options.
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Package Contents
Odyssey7Q box contains one (1) Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder and one (1) universal power
supply.
MEDIA AND ACCESSORIES SOLD SEPARATELY!
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Convergent Design SSD Media
2.5” PREMIUM SSD MEDIA
To enable recording on the Odyssey7Q, you must use specific SSD media: Only Convergent
Design Premium SSD’s will work in the Odyssey7Q. These SSD’s, available in 256GB and 512GB,
must be purchased separately. Firware updates must be completed only with Convergent
Design Pemium SSDs.
256GB SSD for Odyssey7 and 7Q
512GB SSD for Odyssey7 and 7Q
CD-SSD-256GB
CD-SSD-512GB
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Odyssey7Q Anatomy
ODYSSEY7Q - BOTTOM
Power
Button
DC In
SDI A
IN
SDI B
IN
LTC
I/O
SDI A
I/O
HDMI
IN
SDI B
I/O
SDI A SDI B AUDIO AUDIO
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
There are eleven connector ports on the bottom side of the Odyssey7Q (left to right)
PWR ON
Power input socket to Odyssey7Q (see Getting Started – Power). Just in front of the PWR ON port is a button, which is
a Force Power On/Off control. Hold button five seconds to force power off. This is only to be used if standard power
on or off procedures fail (see Getting Started – Initializing).
SDI A IN
BNC connector for 3G-SDI input A
SDI B IN
BNC connector for 3G-SDI input B
LTC IO
BNC connector for Linear Timecode input/output
SDI A IO
BNC connector for 3G-SDI input/output A. In Multi-Stream monitoring mode, the Odyssey7Q can accept up to four HD
HDMI IN
HDMI 1.4 input from HDMI video source.
SDI B IO
BNC connector for 3G-SDI input/output B. In Multi-Stream monitoring mode, the Odyssey7Q can accept up to four HD
SDI A OUT
BNC connector for 3G-SDI output A
SDI B OUT
BNC connector for 3G-SDI output B
AUDIO IN
3.5mm mini-phone stereo socket for analog audio in. This input will be enabled in a free future firmware update.
AUDIO OUT
3.5mm mini-phone stereo headphone socket.
video inputs. These IO ports allow additional inputs or additional outputs for the Odyssey7Q.
video inputs. These IO ports allow additional inputs or additional outputs for the Odyssey7Q.
NOTE: SDI A IO and SDI B IO are only active in Mutlistream and certain RAW/uncompressed
formats. These connectors are not active in Apple ProRes 422 HQ.
ODYSSEY7Q - TOP
There are two Solid State Drive (SSD) slots, SSD1 and SSD2.
Only Convergent Design 256 GB and 512 GB SSDs can be used to capture video on the
Odyssey7Q. The Odyssey Utility Drive can be used for firmware updates and other future
functions, but not to record video files. To mount SSD, insert connector-end first with the label
facing forward and the handle near flush with the back of the Odyssey7Q. Push gently but
firmly until the handle flange is flush with the top of the Odyssey7Q. It is a snug fit, but the SSD
should insert smoothly.
ODYSSEY7Q - LEFT SIDE
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Odyssey7Q Anatomy (Continued)
There are two Function buttons, F1 LOCK and F2 SHUT DOWN.
F1 LOCK
Lockout control for the Odyssey7Q touchscreen. Push to engage and SCREEN LOCK will appear in the center of the
F2 SHUT
DOWN
Preferred method to power down the Odyssey7Q. Properly closes files on the SSDs and performs other maintenance
touchscreen’s Upper Tool Bar. Push F1 again to disengage.
functions (see Getting Started -- Powering Down). Push to activate prompt asking SAFELY POWER DOWN UNIT? In a
future free firmware update it will be possible to program these buttons for additional func-tions.
ODYSSEY7Q - RIGHT SIDE
There are three connector ports, (top to bottom) USB, HDMI OUT and RMT.
USB
An access point for servicing by Convergent Design.
HDMI OUT
Output to an HDMI compatible device
RMT
A remote control connection to the Odyssey7Q.
In a future free firmware update the RMT port will allow control interface
with functions of the Odyssey7Q.
KENSINGTON
LOCK PORT
A rectangular hole above the RMT port is for accepting a Kensington
Security Lock.
MOUNTING
The Odyssey7Q features three ¼”x20 threaded sockets, one on the lower rear of the case and one
each on the left and right sides of the case. Do not exceed 11mm of depth when inserting a bolt,
otherwise damage may occur to the Odyssey7Q. Additionally, there are four M3 threaded sockets
on the rear of the case and two M4 sockets on each of the sides of the case.
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Getting Started
ODYSSEY7Q ACTIVATION
Convergent Design requires each Odyssey7Q to be registered via our website. This is so that
we can provide notices of free firmware updates, issue alerts for critical issues, and track rentals
or purchases of record options.
Upon first initializing of the Odyssey7Q (see below), a prompt will appear asking if the device is
to be Activated at this time or if it is to be used in DEMO mode. In DEMO mode the Odyssey7Q
is fully functional, however a blue or pink bar “watermark” will appear in any recorded video.
In order to Activate the Odyssey7Q after initial purchase, go to http://www.convergent-design.
com to register and activate your unit. When you have registered a new account (or logged into
your existing account) you will be able to Add a Device to your account at which time you will
be provided the Basic Activation Key for your device.
The Activation prompt will appear upon every initialization of the Odyssey7Q until the device is
Activated. When Activate is selected, follow the prompts to Activate the Odyssey7Q using the
Basic Activation Key you were given on the website.
Also, make sure your Odyssey7Q has the latest firmware, posted here:
https://convergent-design.com/support/firmware-downloads.html
See Firmware Updates under the Appendix below for more information on how to put new
firmware on your Odyssey7Q.
INITIALIZING
Plug in power to the Odyssey7Q. It should take about 5-10 seconds to initialize, depending on
the mode it is set to. If the Odyssey7Q does not self-initialize,
push the PWR ON button next to the power socket on the lower
left corner of the Odyssey7Q.
As part of the initializing process, SMPTE color bars may
appear briefly on the screen. If there is a signal input into SDI
A IN that matches the record format the Odyssey7Q is set to,
then the image should appear on the screen. If there are SSDs
mounted in the Odyssey7Q then a DETECTING SSD message
will appear on the lower left of the screen. If the SSD needs to be re-initialized or formatted, a
second message may appear. If the Trigger Button in the Upper Tool Bar appears as a red box
surrounding a white circle, then the Odyssey7Q is ready to record.
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Getting Started (Continued)
SETTING UP & USING THE ODYSSEY7Q
The touch screen of the Odyssey7Q features all of the device’s controls in a straightforward,
easy to navigate structure. Each box is a “virtual button.” Tap it briefly to activate/deactivate
it, or hold it for a few seconds to open up the menu defining its function. The controls at the
top of the display (Upper Tool Bar) are the recording, playback and formatting administration.
The controls at the bottom of the display (Lower Tool Bar) are the image analysis adjustments.
Upper Tool Bar – Record Mode
THE ODYSSEY7Q MENU
Starting on the left, tapping the [☼] button brings up the initial setup menus for the
Odyssey7Q. Don’t be intimidated by the number of selections in the [☼] section. This is by far
the most in-depth section of the Odyssey7Q touchscreen menus:
ODYSSEY
SETUP
RECORD
INPUTS OUTPUTS
(Please see the Odyssey7Q Menus section of this manual for a full explanation of all menu
functions.)
POWERING DOWN
While it may seem an odd time to note this, it is important to know that there is a preferred
method to shutting down the Odyssey7Q. On the left side of the case, the F2 SHUT DOWN
button should be pressed. This prompts a confirmation to “SAFELY POWER DOWN UNIT?”
Powering down in this fashion properly closes the files and directory system on the SSDs,
preventing corruption. If the Odyssey7Q should ever suffer a failure and the F2 SHUT DOWN
sequence does not function properly, the unit can be Force Power Off by holding the PWR ON
button by the power socket on the lower left corner of the Odyssey7Q, or simply by pulling
the power connector out of the power socket. If the Odyssey7Q is ever powered down in this
fashion, it is important to run a recovery on the SSDs in the Odyssey7Q menu at
MENU » ODYSSEY » SSD’S » RECOVER SSD1 » RECOVER SSD2
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RECORDING TO SSD MEDIA
The SSDs will automatically Span from SSD1 to SSD2. This means that if a file is recording to
SSD1 and fills the available memory, the recording will continue uninterrupted on SSD2. The
exception to this is when recording in a high data rate mode that requires both SSDs to be
recorded to simultaneously, such as FS700 Record Option, 2K RAW @ 240fps. For more
information on record times and SSD capacity, see Record Time Capacities. A future free
firmware update will also allow the option of simultaneous dual recording, in which both SSDs
record identical files for backup purposes.
LOSS OF POWER DURING A RECORD
You should never power off the camera while recording, many camera’s including the ALEXA,
disable the user from doing so while recording. Included in the Odyssey 7Q’s recovery
mechanism, is in case of power loss, you will loose the last couple frames of the record, but
not the last take. You will receive several error messages due to the loss of source. If the unit
fails to close the last clip and return to normal operation once the source has returned. You will
need to remove the power from the unit, then re-power the unit.
After any failure of this type, the Odyssey will automatically mark the SSD’s as full, once power
is restored to the unit. You will need to offload the footage, before you will be able to continue
recording, in order to help ensure proper recovery of the previous recordings.
DOWNLOADING MEDIA
Always make sure to properly Safe Eject to dismount SSDs before removing from Odyssey7Q.
While the Odyssey7Q drives are exclusive Convergent Design products, they utilize a standard
2.5” SATA interface. No expensive proprietary download stations are required. Consumer
card adapters such as Seagate GoFlex adapters (see Third Party Accessories in this manual)
are available with Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 interface. Thunderbolt is fastest and USB 3.0 is most
common and self-powering. Firewire 800 is not recommended as it will take a very long time
to download files.
Convergent Design offers a USB 3.0 SSD Adapter (CD-SSD-USB3) through authorized dealers and
distributors. This device allows you to access files on the Convergent Design SSDs on any computer
with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port. (Please note that USB 2.0 ports have much slower data transfer
rates.)
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FILE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Convergent Design has three free file utility programs, CD transfer, CD clip Merger and CD
ProRes Transfer Tool, available for download for both Mac & PC on our website.
https://convergent-design.com/support/firmware-downloads/software-utilities.html
CD DATA UNPACKER
Higher frame rate 8-12-bit (1920x1080, 2048x1080) DPX files are recorded in “Packed” files. CD
Data Unpacker Utility copies and converts 1080p/59.94 and 1080p/60 DPX files and clips. The
DPX files are converted from a “Packed” to “Unpacked” data format. Other DPX frame rates
and other files formats do not need unpacking.
CD CLIP MERGER
Some high data rate formats need to be striped (aka RAIDed) across two SSDs when recording
in the Odyssey7Q. After offloading these file folders onto a local drive on a computer, CD Clip
Merger combines matching RAIDed folders into single file folders.
Odyssey7Q RAIDed recording formats include ARRIRAW 4:3 @ 48fps and Sony FS700 2K RAW
@ 200fps and 240fps.
Basic Instructions for Using CD Clip Merger Software
1. Create a folder to hold your footage on our Hard Disk Drive or Raid System, giving it a
name meaningful to you, such as “Project Name - Camera A - 2013-09-12”
2. Open the }CLIPS{_Odyssey7Q folder on your first SSD and copy all of the folders to the
folder created in Step 1. Do not copy the folder itself, copy the contents of the folder.
3. Open the }CLIPS{_Odyssey7Q folder on your second SSD and copy all of the folders to the
folder created in Step 1. Do not copy the folder itself, copy the contents of the folder.
4. Run the CD Clip Merger Program.
Additional instructions are available in the “Readme” file included in the download.
CD Apple ProRes TRANSFER 1.2
Copies Apple ProRes files recorded on the Odyssey7Q and merges files within each clip. Also
optimizes Apple ProRes clips for playback and editing. Note: While not required, offloading
files from SSDs using this tool is a more efficient workflow than other methods.
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FILE STORAGE
The Odyssey SSDs support read rates of 500 Mbytes/sec. Keep in mind you will be limited by
the slowest median in the transfer process. For example: eSATA 3GBps interface cards have
a max performance of ~270Mbps, and eSATA 1.5GBps have a max performance of ~130Mbps.
typical Hard Drives (non-RAID) generally perform anywhere in the range of 80-130MbpsFor
maximum performance, make sure you are using eSATA 6 GBps, USB 3.0 or thunderbolt to a
RAID configuration.
Video Format
Video Data Rate
Suggested RAID
Configuration
Real Time Playback/Edit
ARRI/2K/1080p24 4:4:4 10-Bit DPX
186.6 MB/Sec.
300
1080p25 4:4:4 10-Bit
194.4 MB/Sec.
300
1080p30 4:4:4 10-Bit
233.3 MB/Sec.
400
1080p50 10-Bit
400 MB/Sec.
600
1080p60 10-Bit
500 MB/Sec.
600
HD Compressed Apple ProRes 422
30MB/Sec.
100
2K RAW 23.98-120
500 MB/Sec.
600
4K RAW 23.98-29.97
500 MB/Sec.
600
4K RAW 50/60p 2K 200/240p
850 MB/Sec.
1000
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Post Production
WORKING WITH FILES RECORDED BY THE ODYSSEY7Q
There are numerous post systems and NLEs that can read natively the various file formats
recorded by the Odyssey7Q. Some NLEs may require plug-ins in order to read certain file
formats. Blackmagic Design Resolve software is available for free and can read all formats
recorded by the Odyssey7Q.
FILE STRUCTURE
UNCOMPRESSED SUPPORT (DPX SEQUENCE)
All Uncompressed recording on the Odyssey 7Q is recorded as 10 bit RGB 4:4:4 DPX, this is
for all sources regardless if the source is 8 bit, 10 bit, 4:2:2, 4:4:4. with 12 bit camera’s the files
are recorded as a 16 bit DPX, for more universal compatibility. Also note that with DPX files
timecode, and Clip Metadata is stored in every frame, as well as in the XML file within each clip.
All audio is recorded 48Hz 16 bit Uncompressed Wav audio.
Also Note 1080p59.94/60p, 1080p119/120 and 12 bit files are recorded as Packed, so our CD
unpacker utility will need to be used before the files can be used in any editor.
Native 10-bit / 16-bit DPX Support
Adobe CS6 / Adobe CSCC/2014
Black Magic DaVinci Resolve
Grass Valley Eduis (Does not support 16-Bit)
Apple Color
Cineform Studio
The Foundry Nuke
AutoDesk Smoke
ColorFront OnSet Dailies
Xnview(Does not support 16-Bit)
Assimilate Scratch Lab
DJViewer
Avid DS
Eyeon Fusion
Plugins for DPX Support
Glue Tools
Apple FCP Pro
Apple FCP Pro X
Meta Fuse
Avid Media Composer
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Apple ProRes 422 HQ
The Odyssey 7 and 7Q records in Apple ProRes HQ which is a 10 bit 4:2:2 220Mb compressed
codec. This will allow for high quality recording while avoiding high data rates of working with
uncompressed video. (DPX
SONY FS700 RAW SUPPORT (DNG SEQUENCES)
All FS700 Raw recording on the Odyssey7Q is recorded as a 12-bit linear Cinema DNG file. With
DNG files, timecode and clip metadata is stored in every frame, as well as in the XML file within
each clip. All audio is recorded 48Hz 16 bit Uncompressed WAV audio.
It is important to correctly set the white balance of the camera, as this is baked into the Raw
file.
Native Cinema DNG Support
Adobe CC 2014*
Assimilate Scratch Lab (future update)
Apple FCP X, Aperture
Black Magic DaVinci Resolve
*Pending next Adobe CC update.
FS700 RAW: DEALING WITH RAW FILES
Note that FS700 RAW files are Linear, thus the files need a Gamma 2.2 correction in order to
look correct. You may notice when you first import your files that they appear very dark before
correction.
FS700 DAVINCI RESOLVE IMPORT SETTINGS
1. Right click on the file and select “Edit Cinema DNG Codec Settings”
2. Then under the CAMERA RAW select be sure CinemaDNG is selected from the drop down
menu.
3. Set the Decode using method to CinemaDNG Default* (Also be sure your project is setup
correctly)
4. Set the White Balance to As Shot
5. Set the Color Space to Rec709
6. Set the Gamma to Rec709
7. Leave Highlight Recovery off
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8. Click Apply
The media pool CameraRaw settings are the same as the ones in the color page and these are
designed for individual clip adjustment so its better to first set the ‘project settings’, ‘camera
raw’ as you need for the whole project.
Select ‘Project Settings’, ‘Camera Raw’, ‘Cinema DNG’ and make sure the ‘Decode using’ is set
to either ‘CinemaDNG Default’ or “Camera Metadata’
The “Camera Metadata’ is the default and the best place to start if you need to change an
individual clip with camera raw.
The Media pool settings are helpful if you have a mix of different clip types, you can sort by
codec, select a group and adjust.
For you Convince Convergent Design has Generated several example LUT’s that can be applied
to your RAW footage. Keep in mind these LUTs are an approximation, and may need adjusting
depending on your application.
These LUTs are available in the Firmware/Downloads section of the Convergent Design website.
*Also note that using camera metadata or CinameDNG default is also supported.
TO LOAD 3D LUT’S INTO DAVINCI RESOLVE
1. Select the Project Settings wheel, and navigate to Look up Tables
2. Select Open LUT Folder, and copy the included example LUTS into this folder.
3. Now Select Update Lists
4. Now in the media Browser you can right click on your raw file and select 3D LUT and
select the LUT you wish to apply from the list.
Note the following about each CD example LUT, and you should adjust the LUT based on your
application.
FS700_1.11.100_SLOG.cube
This Lut can be applied to view a simulated SLOG2 look. based on the raw recording with the
SLOG2 picture profile, also note the image should closely match the internal media.
FS700 FCP X IMPORT SETTINGS
Once you have created a new project be sure to check the following Settings:
1. Under Final Cut Pro select Preferences
2. Be sure the Still Images editing duration is set to 0.0.1 Seconds
3. Select navigate to File and select Import Media
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4. Navigate to the Clips directory, and select the Clip Folder contain your FS700 Raw files.
5. At this point you can start correcting the files to a 2.2 Gamma. using the Color Board.
* Note if you are recording the the internal media you can import the matching Slog2 file, and select
Match Color for a close approximation of Slog2, but will most likely need additional tweaking.
CANON C500 4K RAW SUPPORT
All Canon C500 4K recording on the Odyssey 7Q is recorded as 10 bit Cinema Raw file.
Also note that with RMF files timecode, and Clip Metadata is stored in every frame, as well as in
the XML file within each clip. All audio is recorded 48Hz 32 bit Uncompressed Wav audio.
It is important to correctly set the white balance of the camera, as this is baked into the Raw file.
Native Cinema Raw Support
Assimilate Scratch Lab
Black Magic DaVinci Resolve
Canon Cinema Raw Development
Adobe CC 2014
ARRI ALEXA ARRIRAW SUPPORT
All ARRI Alexa ARRIRAW recordings on the Odyssey7Q are recorded as 12 bit ARRIRAW file,
also NOTE that with ari files Timecode, and Clip Metadata is stored in every frame, as well as in
the XML file within each clip. All audio is recorded 48Hz 16 bit uncompressed wav audio.
Native ARRIRAW Support
Adobe CS6 / Adobe CSCC 2014
Black Magic DaVinci Resolve
The Foundry Nuke
AutoDesk Smoke
Cineform Studio
ColorFront OnSet Dailies
Assimilate Scratch Lab
Eyeon Fusion
For a more extensive list on ARRIRAW and workflow please visit:
http://www.arri.com/camera/digital_cameras/workflow/working_with_arriraw/recording/
arriraw_t_link/
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Odyssey7Q Menus
SYSTEM STATUS BUTTONS
12.2V
8.1W
+40°C
Displays critical specs of Odyssey7Q. Input voltage, Current
wattage draw of Odyssey7Q (varies with mode), current
temperature of main processor. Tapping button brings up
more detailed information including the ABOUT menu of the
Odyssey7Q.
SYSTEM STATUS
VOLTS:
POWER:
TEMP:
12.1V
10.0W
+31°
2014 JUL 21
(6.5~34V)
(<60°C)
08:42:58
ODYSSEY7Q ABOUT
FIRMWARE: 2.10.136
SERIAL: 20-00000
WARRANTY: VOID
KEYS ACTIVATED:
BASIC FS700RAW CANONRAW
POWERED: 41 DAYS 19 HRS
RECORD: 9 DAYS 4 HRS
The Odyssey7Q has a wide internal operating temperature
window, up to 65° Celsius (149° Fahrenheit). The Odyssey7Q
uses its magnesium case to passively shed excess heat. There
are no vents or fans. Even under most harsh conditions,
the Odyssey7Q should not suffer any operational issues
due to heat. However, if the internal temperature of the
Odyssey7Q rises high enough there are a series of warnings
and safeguards in place to protect the device and the recorded
files.
TEMPERATURE WARNINGS AND SAFEGUARDS
System Status Text & Warning
Operational Protection
59° C
Yellow text
No change to operation
61° C
Red text & flashing warning
New recordings prevented
65° C
Red text & flashing warning
Current recording stopped
The Odyssey7Q has a wide range of acceptable voltage for incoming power, from 6.5 volts to
34 volts. The total wattage draw from the Odyssey7Q varies depending on the operational
mode it is set to, but is always within a very modest range from less than 8 watts to no more
than 15 watts. This allows a variety of battery options to be used with the device. While there
are file recovery parameters in place, it is never a good idea to lose power while in the midst of
recording. If the incoming voltage to the Odyssey7Q drops low enough there are a series of
warnings and safeguards in place to protect the device and the recorded files.
LOW POWER WARNINGS & SAFEGUARDS
Voltage Level
System Status Text & Warning
Operational Protection
6.7v
Yellow text
No change to operation
6.5v
Red text & flashing warning
New recordings prevented
6.0v
Red text & flashing warning
Current recording stopped
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INPUT STATUS BUTTTON
29.97
4K
S-LOG2
Displays current video input signal type. Tapping button
brings up detailed information on Input and Output signals,
record mode and frame rates.
RECORD STATUS BUTTON
4K->HD
PRORES
Displays current recording format. Tapping button brings up
detailed information on recording type and frame rates.
If a rented Record Option is in use, the remaining time is
noted here.
TRIGGER BUTTON
Displays status of recording mode. When button is Red with a
white circle it is ready to record. When Gray there is no signal
available to record. While recording, the button is Blue with
a white square and the background of the entire top menu
is Red. If REC Button is selected as the trigger then tapping
button triggers record start/stop ([*] [RECORD] [TRIGGER]
[REC BUTTON]). In PLAY mode the button becomes the
Playback Trigger.
SSD1 STATUS BUTTON
02:12
Displays record time available given current settings (HH:MM).
Tapping button brings up detailed information on SSD1 status.
SSD SAFE EJECT BUTTON
Prompts a confirmation to Safely Eject SSD? This is the proper
method for dismounting and ejecting SSDs so that the files
and directories can be closed properly.
SSD2 STATUS BUTTON
02:12
Displays record time available given current settings (HH:MM).
Tapping button brings up detailed information on SSD1 status.
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REC/PLAY BUTTON
Displays current status as to whether Odyssey7Q is in record
or playback mode. Tapping button toggles between modes.
NOTE: playback Mode changes the upper and lower tool bars.
See playback Mode, below.
CLIP METADATA BUTTON
CLIP0000
005_000
.MOV
A
Displays detailed information on clip metadata. Clip name,
Reel name/number, Scene name/number, Take #, Day #,
Camera designation and Project name are indicated. Tapping
on button opens menu to adjust clip metadata.
LAST TAKE BUTTON
LAST TAKE
00:00:05
650 FRAMES
Displays timecode start and elapsed time of last recorded take.
Tapping button brings up detailed information of the last take
recorded.
AUDIO METERS
Displays left and right audio levels. Press and hold Level Meter
to access Audio Meters menu.
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UPPER & LOWER TOOL BARS - PLAY MODE
Tapping the REC/PLAY Button toggles the Upper Tool Bar to Playback mode. Upper toolbar
selections are different in Play Mode.
PLAY LIST BUTTON
PLAY
LIST
Tapping button displays a list of recorded files. Files can be
selected for playback and can be continuously played back in
a Loop.
OUTPUT STATUS / PROJECT RATE BUTTON
2K60P*
4:2:2
Displays current SDI output setting. Tapping button brings up
detailed information on the Output Status. To change these
settings, go to [*] [OUTPUTS] [MODE].
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LOWER TOOL BAR - PLAY MODE
A different toolbar will appear at the bottom of the monitor in playback mode.
TOOLS
<PREV
<STEP
►
STEP>
NEXT>
00:12:16:72
05:59
|
14:55
TOOLS/SCRUB BUTTON
TOOLS
/
SCRUB
Toggles between Playback controls and image analysis
controls.
PLAYBACK CONTROLS
There are five deck-style playback controls. <PREV and NEXT> skip to the previous or next file
in a selected playlist. <STEP and STEP> move a paused video file to the previous or next frame.
► & || toggle between play and pause.
SCRUB BAR
The lower right tool bar is a bar that represents the full video file. The number on the left notes
the time within the video file it currently cued. The number on the right indicates the total
time of the clip. A vertical line graphically represents the cue point within the file. When the
deck controls are paused, the scrub bar becomes a control surface. Drag a finger across the
bar to move through the file. A finger dragged on the video image area itself is a more finetuned control. To play the file from the selected point, use the deck controls.
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LOWER TOOL BAR
In addition to being a high quality recorder of multiple formats, the Odyssey7Q is also a fullfeatured production monitor. The Lower Tool Bar activates and controls the monitoring and
image analysis functions.
OLED
GUIDE
FOCUS
LUT
ZOOM
00:12:16:72
FALSE
ZEBRA
WFM
HIST
HIDE
OLED
OLED
RESET
OLED MONITOR
BRIGHTNESS:
50%
CONTRAST:
50%
BACKLIGHT:
HIGH
COLOR GAMUT:
REC 709
ORIENTATION:
AUTO-FLIP
Tapping button brings up OLED monitor settings. Controls are
for Brightness, Contrast, Backlight and Color Gamut (REC709
or DCI P3). These controls are for the Odyssey7Q OLED panel
only, and will not affect the recorded signal or the signal from
any of the device’s outputs. The Odyssey7Q display is capable
of presenting the full contrast and color gamut of both the
REC709 and DCI P3 standards.
Assuming a standard, properly attenuated video signal from
the camera, the Odyssey7Q defaults are 50% for brightness
and contrast, medium for backlight and REC709 for Color
Gamut. Unless otherwise noted, any standard HD video source
should be a REC709-compliant signal, not DCI P3, which is for
digital cinema displays. Additional controls will be available in
a future free firmware update.
GUIDE
GUIDE
Tapping button activates Frame Guides. Holding button brings
up the Frame Guides settings. Current choices are 1.85:1 and
2.39:1. Additional options including user-adjustable settings
will be available in a future free firmware update. The [GUIDE]
button will highlight in green when active and indicate current
selected frame guide (1.85, 2.39, 1.33). The native aspect ratio
of the HD video image is 16:9, or 1.78:1.
LUT
LUT
A Look Up Table (LUT) is a set of exposure, contrast and color
offsets to adjust an image. The Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q
offer LUTs to allow the flat LOG video signals from several
popular cameras to be changed into standard REC709 video
color and contrast for monitoring, while the recording remains
LOG for greater color correction control in post. On the
Odyssey7Q, the RAW record options also feature monitoring
LUTs. A future update will allow programmable 3D-LUTs on
the Odyssey7Q.
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FOCUS
FOCUS
Tapping button activates Focus Assist. Holding button brings
up the Focus Assist settings. There are three styles of Focus
Assist available.
[EDGE + VIDEO] Shows video image with sharp edges
highlighted in color. Also know as Peaking.
[EDGE ONLY] Shows only the sharp edges, clearly highlighting
only aspects of the frame that are in focus.
[EDGE ENHANCED] Shows some picture information for
framing, with sharp edges highlighted in color.
To tune the Focus Assist to your personal preference, adjust
Sensitivity of the high, midrange and low frequencies. Then
select a preference for Edge Color (red, green, blue). The
highlighted color edges can also be set to pulse. The [FOCUS]
button will highlight in green when active.
ZOOM
ZOOM
ZOOM AREA
Pixel Zoom enlarges a section of the image on the OLED panel
to better judge focus and other aspects of the image. The
native resolution of the HD image area on the OLED panel
is 1280x720. Pushing the Pixel Zoom button once enlarges
the image to fit a 1280x720 window within an HD 1920x1080
frame. Pushing the Pixel Zoom button again enlarges the
image so that a 1280x720 window is cut from that native
resolution of the image if greater than HD (ie, 1280x720
window within 4096x2160) or doubles up pixels to make the
image larger in an HD frame. The Odyssey Pixel Zoom offers
the unique function of allowing the enlarged window to be
moved within the image frame simply by dragging a finger or
stylus on the OLED screen.
Tap anywhere inside the ZOOM area box to center the image. Coordinates are remembered
until powered off.
TIMECODE
00:12:16:04
At the center of the Lower Tool Bar is a counter displaying
timecode. This counter displays hours, minutes, seconds and
frames in the format 00:00:00:00.
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FALSE
Tapping button activates False Color. Holding button brings
up False Color settings. False Color is an exposure reference
tool, attributing different colors to various brightness portions
of the image. Available colors are Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and
Purple. An HD video signal is measured in a scale from 0 to
109, often marked as a % or with the suffix IRE.
FALSE
In the chart below, note that while the different colors are
designed to indicate certain ranges, these ranges are useradjustable for personal exposure preferences. Red, being the
“white clipping” indicator will appear for any part of the image
at the user-set exposure value and above, up to the highest
brightness of the image (109%). Yellow will appear from the
user-set exposure value up to the bottom of the Red exposure
range. Purple is the bottom of the exposure range, so it will
appear for any part of the image at the user-set exposure
value or below. Blue will appear from the user-set exposure
value to the top of the Purple exposure range. As Green is in a
middle range of exposure, the top and bottom of its range can
be set. It is possible to overlap some of the exposure ranges,
at which point some of the colors will not appear. Other parts
of the image are rendered in varying densities of gray. There
is a reference bar at the bottom of the image indicating the
exposure range each color represents.
COLOR
PRESET
ADJUSTMENT RANGE
INTENDED INDICATION
RED
90% & UP
70-109%
White clipping
YELLOW
70% & UP
70-109%
Near overexposure
GREEN
38-45%
30-70%
Middle grey or skin tone
BLUE
10% & BELOW
0%-30%
Black underexposure
PURPLE
5% & BELOW
0%-15%
Black clipping
ZEBRA
ZEBRA
Tapping button activates Zebra. Holding button opens
Zebra settings. A Zebra stripe (//////) is an exposure tool to
indicate any part of the image that is at or above a particular
brightness. Adjustment range for the Zebra setting is 70-109%.
A future free firmware update will add a second Zebra stripe
option.
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WFM (WAVEFORM)
WFM
Tapping button activates waveform. The waveform is based
on the signal shown on the Odyssey7Q OLED. When in Multistream mode, if two signals are selected then the waveform
can be used to compare two side-by-side images.
Holding button brings up waveform settings. A waveform is an
exposure tool used for measuring the brightness of the image
throughout the frame. It can be set for overall brightness
[Luma], with the three primary colors separated and displayed
individually [RGB parade], or as the individual primary colors
only [red] [Green] [blue]. The waveform can be displayed
across the full width of the image display or in the lower right
corner. With the large display, the RGB parade shows three
individual waveforms side by side in the appropriate colors,
while in the small display mode they are overlapped. The
Waveform background can be switched between opaque and
transparent to allow the video image to be visible behind the
waveform for reference. A graticule overlay indicates exposure
value references in 20% increments from 0%-100%, with an
additional reference at 109%.
HIST (HISTOGRAM)
HIST
Tapping button activates Histogram. Holding button brings up
Histogram settings. A Histogram is an exposure tool indicating
brightness by volume of image across a horizontal plane. The
brighter the image the farther it is to the right. The more of an
image registering at a particular brightness the taller the line
graph at that brightness. It can be set for overall brightness
[LUMA], with the three primary colors separated and displayed
individually [RGB PARADE], or as the individual primary colors
only [RED] [GREEN] [BLUE].
The Histogram can be displayed across the full width of the
image display or in the lower right corner. With the large
display, the RGB PARADE shows three individual Histograms
one above another in the appropriate colors, while in the small
display mode they are overlapped. The HD video image is
visible behind the Histogram at all times for image reference.
HIDE (HIDE MENUS & SCREEN OVERLAYS/ VIDEO)
HIDE
While the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q’s OLED screen provides
an excellent image with intuitive touch screen controls and
information displays, sometimes one does not want to see it
all. The Hide function can be set to make either the controls
& displays disappear or the video image go black. A tap
anywhere on the screen brings the full display back.
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ODYSSEY
Sub-Menu 1
Sub-Menu 2
Sub-Menu 3
Option
Unit
Enter Key
or ‘OK’
Enter Key
or ‘ACTIVE’
FS700 Raw
Description
For registering Odyssey7Q
(required)
Additional Information
Tap to reveal a key code prompt.
To activate the Odyssey7Q after
Raw output of Sony FS700
initial purchase, go to www.
Odyssey7Q.info to register the unit.
Once this is completed, anytime
Activation
Canon Raw
On
Raw output of Canon C500
one wishes to purchase or rent
ARRIRAW
→
Raw output of ARRI ALEXA
Convergent Design website and
Raw output of various industrial cameras
follow the prompts. The website will
HD/2K Raw
a recording option, return to the
present a code which can then be
entered into the Odyssey7Q on the
[activation] menu page. To see if a
SET
Record up to four HD signals
simultaneously
Multi-Stream
selection has already been enabled,
tap on that option’s button to see if
[active] appears.
DEMO MODE: ALL AVAILABLE RECORD OPTIONS ARE FUNCTIONAL IN A DEMO MODE, BUT IF THE OPTION HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVATED THE IMAGE
FOR THAT OPTION WILL APPEAR WITH A LARGE BLUE BAR “WATERMARK” ON SCREEN WHEN RECORDING. THIS BAR IS RECORDED IN THE IMAGE FILE.
Time
Date
Reset
SSD’s
→
→
Set the appropriate time.
→
→
Set the appropriate date.
Menu
Metadata
→
IMPORTANT FOR RECORDING
OPTION RENTALS
Restore all default settings.
Resets metadata fields
Format
SSD 1
→
→
Permanently erases everything on SSD1.
Format
SSD 2
→
→
Permanently erases everything on SSD2.
Format Both
→
→
Permanently erases everything from both cards.
Recover SSD1
→
→
Non-destructively recovers /
rebuilds file system of SSD1
Recover SSD2
→
→
Non-destructively recovers /
rebuilds file system of SSD2
FORMATTING IS A
DESTRUCTIVE PROCESS
AND WILL ERASE ANY FILES
CURRENTLY ON THE SSD. BE
SURE TO DOWNLOAD ALL
FILES BEFORE FORMATTING.
Use only in extreme cases
(such as if a computer corrupts
the SSD’s file system).
Formatting should be performed at the start of use of any new SSDs and the start of any new project. Recovery is for when
the SSD was not properly dismounted from the Odyssey7Q. This includes physically removing the SSD without running the
eject sequence, sudden loss of power to the Odyssey7Q or improper powering down of the Odyssey7Q. The Recover process accesses any incomplete files on the SSD and, when possible, properly closes them.
NOTE: FORMATTING OF SSDS SHOULD ALWAYS BE PERFORMED ON THE ODYSSEY7Q.
ABOUT
→
→
→
Displays the firmware version, serial number, warranty
status, and which Options are
activated.
Check the website regularly
to ensure you are running the
current firmware.
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Odyssey7Q Menus (Continued)
SETUP
Sub-Menu 1
MONITOR  RECORD
4:2:2 / 4:4:4 SOURCE
Sub-Menu 2
Sub-Menu 3
Option
Description
4:2:2 HD ->
ProRes HD
(.MOV)
→
→
10-Bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ
220Mb Compressed
4:2:2/4:4:4 
4:4:4 (.DPX)
→
→
2K and HD video in 4:2:2
or4:4:4, recorded as 4:4:4
.DPX stacks (NOTE .DPX
stacks are always saved as
4:4:4)
FS700 RAW 
RAW (.DNG)
→
→
FS700 Record Option
required.FS700 RAW 4K and
2K data saved as.DnG stacks
CANON RAW 
RAW (.RMF)
→
→
Canon Record Option
required.CANON C500 RAW
4K and QHD data saved as
.RrMF files
ARRIRAW 
RAW (.ARI)
→
→
ARRI ALEXA RAW data
saved in .ARI files (ARRIRAW
Record Option required.)
4:2:2 HD MultiStream
→
→
Up to four HD video signals
viewed at once (note MultiStream Recording will be an
option at a later time; MultiStream Monitoring is included
with the Odyssey7Q)
FS700 4K RAW
to Apple ProRes
422 (HD)
→
→
4K RAW to HD 10-bit Apple
ProRes 422( HQ). “4K2HD”
(FS700 Record Option
required.)
ARRI
→
→
CANON
→
→
PANASONIC
→
→
RED
→
→
SONY FS700
→
→
SONY OTHER
→
→
OTHER
→
→
Additional Information
This determines the type
of signal coming into the
Odyssey7Q and notes how
it is to be recorded. Note
that some of these selections are paid optional
record functions and if not
licensed in the unit will
output with a “watermark”
over the image.
This tells the Odyssey7Q the type of camera sending a standard HD
video signal. Manufacturers use different protocols for sending record
triggers, metadata and timecode. They also define their image LOG
curves differently, which effects how the Odyssey7Q can correctly LUT
the signal. Additionally there are some specific signal variants for certain frame rates that are particular to individual camera designs.
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Odyssey7Q Menus (Continued)
RECORD
Dropdown
TRIGGER
Sub-Item
Sub-Menu 3
Option
Description
Rec Button
→
→
Record button on Odyssey7Q
Upper Tool Bar
→
Record triggers on camera
cues the Odyssey7Q
Camera
→
PROJECT
Remote
→
→
Future Free Firmware Update
(Clip Name) (Clip#)
(AAAAAAAA)(000)
→
→
Enter in clip naming convention. Will increase sequentially
with each clip.
Follows Input
→
Default setting; aligns to the
incoming frame rate for all
frames rates 60p and below.
23.98 FPS
→
24.00 FPS
→
25.00 FPS
→
29.97 FPS
→
30.00 FPS
→
48.00 FPS
→
50.00 FPS
→
59.94 FPS
→
60.00 FPS
→
Frame Rate
Compatible cameras include Canon C300, XF305,
Sony F3, FS700, ARRI
ALEXA (via SDI Remote
camera setting).
Future Free Firmware Update
Timecode
CLIP
Additional Information
With ARRIRAW and Canon
Raw, the Clip Name is set
by the camera.
Determines playback
frame rate onto SSDs. It
can follow the source
frame rate or be set to a
specific record frame rate.
The [FOLLOWS INPUT]
default setting aligns to
the incoming frame rate for
all frames rates 60p and
below. Above this rate,
the default project rate for
100/200fps is 25fps and
for 120/240fps the default
project rate is 24fps. This
is to allow an even division of frames so that the
timeline file will play back
smoothly.
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Odyssey7Q Menus (Continued)
INPUTS
Sub-Menu 1
AUDIO
TIMECODE
Sub-Menu 2
Channels
Sub-Menu 3
Option
Description
2
SDI
Currently limited to two channels of SDI or HDMI embedded audio. This menu will
be expanded in a future free
firmware update.
SDI
2
LTC
LTC
SEED / REC RUN
→
LTC to 6 pin via remote port
and adaptor cable.
Source
Additional Information
At high frame rates, some
cameras will not generate
timecode. In these cases
the Odyssey7Q will
generate a Record Run
timecode from its internal
clock.
ARRI: LTC Not supported
in ARRIRAW
Progressive/PSF
VIDEO
Interlaced
→
→
→
For 1920x1080 video
signals structured as true progressive (P) or
progressivesegmented frames
(psf).
→
For 1920x1080 video signals
structured as interlaced
fields (i). Note that some
cameras carry progressive
video embedded within an
interlaced signal. See 3:2
Pulldown
For 24p video signals striped
within a 60i signal. Extracts
the 24p video, records it
as 1080/24p and discards
the excess fields for greater
efficiency and smoother post.
Records a 1080/60i video
signal without alteration.
3:2 Pulldown
(to 24p)
→
→
Sub-Menu 2
Sub-Menu 3
Option
Description
ON
→
→
Replicates OLED Image Analysis
tools display over the SDI and
HDMI outputs.
OFF
→
→
Leaves SDI and HDMI output signals clean when displaying OLED
Image Analysis tools.
+/-dB
→
→
Adjusts Audio Out monitor level.
Range from -102dB to +12dB
On
→
→
Green Tally = Ready
Red Tally = Recording
OUTPUTS
Sub-Menu
OVERLAYS
Headphone
REC TALLY
LEGALIZED
Off
→
→
ON
→
→
OFF
→
→
Additional Information
Activates Tally signal
over SDI when Odyssey7Q is recording.
Only displayed in Raw
Modes (ARRI, Canon,
Sony), not DPX or
4:22/4:4:4
Congratulations! You are through the MENU. Everything is easier from here.
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Mechanical Drawings
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Convergent Design Accessories
All Convergent Design products are available through our worldwide dealer network. Visit
http://www.convergent-design.com/Dealers.aspx to find our nearest authorized dealer
POWER SUPPLY OPTIONS
The Odyssey7Q can accept DC power ranging from 6.5-34v. This means that small camcorder
batteries, large camera bricks and even large block batteries or belts can be used to power the
device.
Depending on monitor and record modes, the power draw from the Odyssey7Q can range from
8-15w. Even small camcorder batteries can power the Odyssey7Q for several hours.
The Odyssey7Q is supplied with a Convergent Design AC power supply (replacement part CDOD-AC-PS). This is a universal switching power supply that can be used throughout the world,
and comes complete with several interchangeable plug connectors. Only use a Convergent
Design AC power supply on the Odyssey7Q.
The Odyssey7Q uses a Neutrik 3-pin connector for power input. Convergent Design has
modified this connector for reliability, strength, and protection from shorting. Convergent
Design supplies cables to 3rd party manufacturers of battery plates and other Odyssey7Q
accessories.
ONLY USE A CONVERGENT DESIGN POWER CABLE ON THE ODYSSEY7Q.
Convergent Design offers four optional power cables for the Odyssey7Q.
Anton Bauer 12v power cable to Odyssey7Q (18”)
XLR-4 (generic 12v) power cable to Odyssey7Q (18”)
Fischer-3 (ARRI 24v) power cable to Odyssey7Q (18”)
Flying lead (bare wire pigtail) power cable to Odyssey7Q (36”) CD-OD-DTAP D-Tap CD-OD-XLR
CD-OD-Fischer
CD-OD-Flying
BATTERY PLATE OPTIONS
Convergent Design offers a series of rear plates for the Odyssey7Q that accept various
manufacturers’ small camcorder batteries.
Odyssey
Odyssey
Odyssey
Odyssey
Odyssey
battery
battery
battery
battery
battery
plate
plate
plate
plate
plate
for
for
for
for
for
SONY L-Series batteries
SONY U-Series batteries
Canon BP-9x Series batteries
Panasonic CGA-Series batteries
JVC Camcorder-style batteries
CD-OD-SLPlate
CD-OD-SUPlate
CD-OD-CBPlate
CD-OD-PCGAplate
CD-OD-JVCplate
Convergent Design also makes battery plates that can also hold and power a pair of Teradek
Bolt video receivers along with the Odyssey7Q. Two camcorder batteries (one for the Odyssey,
one for the Teradeks) are used or a single large battery. These plates are shipped in kits that
include short SDI cables and power cables for the Odyssey and Teradeks.
Odyssey/Teradek
Odyssey/Teradek
Odyssey/Teradek
Odyssey/Teradek
Odyssey/Teradek
Odyssey/Teradek
battery
battery
battery
battery
battery
battery
plate
plate
plate
plate
plate
plate
for
for
for
for
for
for
2x Sony L-Series batteries
CD-OD-BOLT-SLPLATE
2x Sony U-Series batteries
D-OD-BOLT-SUPLATE
2x Canon BP-9x Series batteries
CD-OD-BOLT-CBPLATE
2x Panasonic CGA-Series batteries CD-OD-BOLT-PCGAPLATE
IDX V-mount batteries
CD-OD-BOLT-IDXPLATE
Anton Bauer 3-stud batteries
CD-OD-BOLT-ABPLATE
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Convergent Design Accessories
ODYSSEY HOOD (CD-OD-HOOD)
The Convergent Design Odyssey Hood is a flexible three-sided sunshade for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q.
It attaches to the side 1/4”x20 mount sockets on the Odyssey. If there is another item such as a mount that
uses these side sockets, the Odyssey Hood’s bolts can be removed and the other item’s bolts can be passed
through the Hood into the Odyssey. The Odyssey Hood folds flat for storage and can rest atop the Odyssey
within the Odyssey Case. When the Hood is folded the mounting bolts do not protrude long enough to make
contact with any surface, so as not to scratch the Odyssey screen in transport.
ODYSSEY ALUMINUM TABLE STAND (CD-OD-AL-TS)
The Convergent Design Odyssey Aluminum Table Stand attaches to the Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q. While only
five ounces, it is tall enough to protect the cables and connectors attached to the bottom of an Odyssey.
The design tilts back the screen for comfortable viewing while also centering the weight over the stand for
balance.
The stand can support an Odyssey alone or with any Convergent Design battery mount with full clearance
and stability. There is also a standard 5/8” socket with tie-down bolt to mount the stand onto a standard light
stand or baby pin. The stand also functions as a “chest offset” when an Odyssey is worn with a neck strap so
the operator doesn’t have to look uncomfortably straight down.
ODYSSEY CASE (CD-OD-CASE)
The Convergent Design Odyssey Case is based on a Nanuk 910 with custom foam insert. The use of rigid foam
means less is needed for protecting the gear and it can be precision cut. The main cutout for an Odyssey7
or Odyssey7Q includes removable layers of rigid foam to allow the Odyssey to fit snugly when bare or with
a variety of battery plates and 3rd party accessory mounts. This includes all Convergent Design mounting
plates, including the Teradek Bolt Adapter Plate, complete with wireless receivers mounted and all cables
plugged in. An additional cutout is large enough to hold SSDs, cables, USB adapter, batteries, Teradek Bolt
transmitters, etc.
ODYSSEY ULTRA-THIN SDI CABLE (CD-OD-SDI)
The Odyssey Ultra-Thin SDI Cable is a flexible and lightweight cable for use with the Odyssey7 and
Odyssey7Q. The SDI cable is rated for 3G signals and is useful in camera-mounted installations where its
thinness and flexibility will help keep it out of the way for operators. Despite its small size, the SDI Cable
is quite rugged and can even be tied in knots without effecting performance. Standard length is 36” with
custom lengths available on special order.
ODYSSEY UTILITY DRIVE (CD-SSD-UTILITY)
The Odyssey Utility Drive is designed as a lower cost alternative to the Odyssey Premium SSD media for
secondary tasks. The Odyssey Utility Drive can be used for Odyssey7 & 7Q firmware updates, Odyssey7Q
3D-LUT files and other future functionality. The Odyssey Utility Drive will not record video files. It is intended
for Odyssey7 & 7Q owners who do not wish to tie up an Odyssey SSD with utility features, or for Odyssey7
& 7Q owners who use their devices as monitors and do not need to purchase the more expensive recording
media.
ODYSSEY SSD TO USB 3.0 ADAPTER (CD-SSD-USB3)
To connect an Odyssey SSD to a computer for downloading files, the computer needs to be able to mount
an eSata 2.0 connection. For computers without such connectivity, the Convergent Design SSD to USB 3.0
Adapter is an inexpensive cable-style adapter to allow the Odyssey SSD to connect to a USB 3.0 port. 6Ghz
transfer speed.
NOTE: While the Convergent Design USB 3.0 Adapter can be connected to a USB 2.0 port,
download speeds will be extremely slow, requiring many hours to offload an SSD.
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Convergent Design Accessories
ODYSSEY RACK MOUNT KIT (CD-OD-RACK)
The Convergent Design Odyssey Rack Mount Kit accepts one or two Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q units. Monitors
face forward for easy viewing and tilt forward for access to SSDs. A pass through patch bay is included on the
back along with short jumper cables for complete connectivity.
ODYSSEY SCREEN PROTECTORS
Replacement Odyssey7 Screen Protector (CD-OD-SP7): US List: $35
Replacement Odyssey7Q Screen Protector (CD-OD-SP): US List: $35
The Convergent Design Odyssey Screen Protector is a stick-on/peel-off clear shield for the glass screen on the
Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. It includes the inked labeling for the connectors and controls on the device. This is
a replacement item for the screen protector that ships installed on the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q.
ODYSSEY MICROFIBER CLEANING CLOTH (CD-OD-MFC):
Cloth for cleaning the Odyssey screen.
For information on where to buy these accessories and other Convergent Design products
please visit the Dealers section of our website at http://convergent-design.com/dealers.html
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Third-Party Accessories
Convergent Design works with numerous manufacturers for additional support products for the
Odyssey7Q. While we have provided information and support, Convergent Design makes no
claim and accepts no responsibility in the use of these products. These products are available
through these manufacturers’ own dealers.
SATA ADAPTERS
THUNDERBOLT
Seagate GoFlex Model STAE128 or STAE129 We have
measured 325-375MB/sec transfer rates to a fast RAID
drive, depending on your configuration.
USB 2.0 / 3.0
Seagate GoFlex Model STAE104 or Calvary USB 3.0
Adapter, Model CAUSM2001. An ExpressCard 34 to USB
3.0 adapter may be required for full USB 3.0 compatibility.
However, USB 2.0 works fine to copy firmware updates to
the SSD.
MOUNTING AND BATTERY PLATES
Ocean Video manufactures the EnduroPower mounting plate with Anton Bauer Gold Mount or
IDX V-Lock battery mounts. The EnduroPower plate includes numerous threaded mounting
points for accessories.
Nebtek manufacturers the Odyssey7 Power Cage with Anton Bauer Gold Mount or IDX
V-Lock battery mounts, or dual camcorder battery mounts for Sony, JVC Canon or Panasonic
compatible batteries. The Odyssey7 Power Cage includes numerous threaded mounting points
for accessories.
SOFT CASE
PortaBrace manufactures the Flat Screen Monitor Case – Convergent Design, which is made
of waterproof Nylon Taslan. Velcro flaps allow access to all sides and an integrated hood folds
down as a screen protector.
OLED SCREEN PROTECTOR
Pro K Solutions manufacturers the OCP optically Clear Protection stick-on / peel-off screen
protector for the Odyssey7Q. The OCP is scratch-resistant, washable and will not interfere with
the OLED’s touchscreen functionality.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.10.141
NEW FEATURES
ADVANCED PLAYBACK CONTROLS FOR ALL FORMATS
This is a complete revamp of the Playback system. Standard deck-style controls for Play/
Pause, single-frame step forward or step-back, and skip forward or back to next/pervious clip.
Additionally, an interactive scrub bar allows the user to quickly access any section of a clip simply
by dragging a finger across the OLED touchscreen. All recordable formats are supported and
more detailed information is noted in the Play List.
Playback Controls:
Clip Preview (First frame of clip)
Playback Scrubbing
Pause
Next Clip / Previous Clip
Fast Forward / Rewind
EXPANDED HD FORMAT SUPPORT IN APPLE PRORES 422 (HQ)
In addition to 1080p video, the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q now support 1080i and 720p signals, as
well as 24p signals embedded within 1080i video streams using “3:2 Pulldown”. Additionally, upon
selecting 3:2 PULLDOWN, the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q will remove the excess material and
record a pure 1080p23.98 video stream for more efficient storage and ease of post.
Added Formats:
1080i 59.94
1080i 50
1080i (23.98p over 59.94i) (3:2 Pulldown Support with removal)
720p 59.94
720p 50
MONITORING LUTS FOR HD VIDEO
Monitoring LUTs for the LOG outputs from several popular cameras are now supported in HD
video recording in both Apple ProRes 422(HQ) and Uncompressed DPX (Odyssey7Q only). All
monitoring LUTs conform selected LOG signals to REC709. Monitoring LUTs are applied to the
OLED screen, video outputs and Image Analysis tools, but not to the recorded files.
Supported LOG Formats:
ARRI Log-C
Canon C-Log
Sony F3 S-Log
Sony F5 / F55 S-Log2
Sony F5 / F55 S-Log3
Sony FS700 S-Log2
WAVEFORM OPACITY
Opacity is now selectable when using the Waveform. The background of the waveform can be
either translucent as in previous firmware, or selected to be solid black so that the waveform
display can be more clearly seen.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.10.141
IMAGE ANALYSIS TOOLS RESETS
Menu page resets are now available in the settings for False Color, Focus Assist and OLED menus.
ODYSSEY UTILITY DRIVE FUNCTIONALITY
Added support for firmware updates via the new Odyssey Utility Drive.
TIMECODE TRIGGERING
Added record triggering via rolling of timecode when recording in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (1080
formats over SDI only).
INTERNAL TIMECODE GENERATOR
Activated internal timecode generator.
-Seed Record Run
-Seed Time of Day Timecode
-Seed Time of Day Timecode Drop Frame
LTC TIMECODE SUPPORT
Enabled LTC timecode input. Record triggering over LTC not supported
INCOMING VIDEO FORMAT MENU SETTING
For setting type of 1080 signal between 1080p/psf, 1080i and 1080 23.98 over 60i (3:2 Pulldown).
Selecting 3:2 Pulldown sets recording to remove 3:2 pulldown cadence and record material as
1080p23.98. 3:2 Pulldown in 720p not supported.
[INPUTS] [VIDEO] [PROGRESSIVE / INTERLACE / 3:2 PULLDOWN TO 24P]
SMPTE COLOR BARS
On startup in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) recording mode and in modes when input does not match
selected recording mode.
DUAL-LINK RGB 4:4:4 SUPPORT FOR SONY F3
Record RGB 4:4:4 from the Sony F3 via 1.5G Dual-Link SDI at 1080/23.98psf, 1080/25psf and
1080/29.97psf.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.10.141
NEW FEATURES, RECORD OPTIONS (ODYSSEY7Q ONLY)
SONY FS700 4K RAW 100P/120P SUPER SLOMO
Record 100fps or 120fps in 4K RAW in a 440 frame burst using the camera’s internal memory
buffer. Triggering is set on the camera at either the start of the memory buffer (capture the 440
frames after trigger is pressed) or at the end of the buffer (capture the 440 frames that occurred
before the trigger is pressed). Selecting End Half Trigger captures the 220 frames prior to the
trigger being pressed. Note triggering must be from FS700 in this mode.
440 frames equals 3.7 seconds of real time at 120fps and 4.4 seconds at 100fps. 440 frame
played back at 24fps lasts more than 18 seconds. Transfer output speed from camera to
Odyssey7Q is at 60fps (120fps material) or 50fps (100fps material).
ARRIAW & CANON 4K RAW RECORD OPTION RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE
• Rentals are based on a 24hr period. Rentals can be added in any 24hr increment to a
maximum of 31 days for one rental.
• A rental commences the first time a record is performed in the rental codec. This starts the
24-hour clock.
• Note that once a 24hr rental period commences the Odyssey7Q’s clock cannot be adjusted.
• After 24hrs the clock may be adjusted. When the next record is performed the next 24hr
rental commences, locking out changes to the clock.
• Once a rental is input into a unit, there is no way of retrieving or transferring to another unit.
Rentals are unit specific, and must be urchased via our website.
• To activate a rental, enter the 8-character key into the Odyssey7Q’s activation section in the
menu.
• To check the status of a rental tap the Record Status box in the Upper Tool Bar.
• When the total rental period gets down to 2 days the rental info in the Record Status box will
change to yellow.
• When the total rental period drops below 24hrs the remaining rental time will display in the
form of minutes in the Record Status box and will flash for the final hour.
• When the total rental period drops below one minute and a recording is already in progress,
that entire clip will be recorded without a watermark regardless of length up to a maximum of
80 mins. This will allow a final shot to be completed, after which the time remaining indicator
will change to zero minutes in white text.
• Note that rentals can be performed on an Odyssey7Q for which a full purchased Record
Option has been purchased and activated, but then deactivated by the owner. This allows
owners to rent out an Odyssey7Q without a Record Option included and then charge
separately for the rental of the Record Option.
Added Support for ARRIRAW 1.5 DL and 3G DL 23.98-60p
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS
• FIXED Occasional file corruption when using PIXEL ZOOM while recording Apple ProRes
422(HQ
• FIXED Occasional file corruption when recording a 1080psf signal
• FIXED Playback issues at end of a file
• FIXED Image scaling in psf and interlaced signals that showed jagged lines in PIXEL ZOOM.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.10.141
•
•
•
•
•
•
FIXED Black line in image from Canon 5Dmk3 in 1080p23.98
IMPROVED Hide Menu/Video Functionality
IMPROVED SSD detection
IMPROVED PIXEL ZOOM movement & image refresh
IMPROVED HDMI detection
IMPROVED Firmware update ease by accepting file or folder
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, RECORD OPTIONS & OTHER
• FIXED Canon C500 QHD RAW (3840x2160) file corruption at 50p & 60p
• FIXED Project Rate Playback for DPX & RAW files (i.e., 50p/60p inputs at 24p Project Rates
will playback in slow motion)
• IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K/2K RAW S-Log2 to REC709 LUT
• IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K2HD S-Log2 to REC709 LUT
• IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K2HD REC709 (800%) to REC709 LUT
• IMPROVED Sony FS700 4K2HD REC709 color science (internal LUT) FIXED Occasional file
corruption when using PIXEL ZOOM while recording Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
KNOWN ISSUES
AUDIO
•
•
•
•
Occasionally in DPX mode the audio will swap channels during recording
Occasionally the SDI/HDMI output will not have audio. Cycle power onOdyssey to correct.
Occasionally the SDI/HDMI output audio will have a static pop on startup.
Occasionally when recording in Apple ProRes 422(HQ), the audio will record static for the
last few frames. Add two seconds of pre- and post-roll to avoid.
• Occasionally headphones output will flip channels
PIXEL ZOOM
• Occasionally when recording a PSF or Interlaced signal in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), engaging
PIXEL ZOOM can result in a black image on the OLED panel and video outputs. The
recorded signal is not affected and the issue is corrected by cycling through the PIXEL
ZOOM settings.
• Occasionally in Playback, engaging PIXEL ZOOM can result in a horizontally stretched
image on the OLED panel. The recorded signal is not affected and the issue is corrected by
cycling to Record mode and then back to Playback.
• In Playback with 1080i60 material, PIXEL ZOOM is not supported and will blank the screen.
PLAYBACK
• In Playback with 1080i60 material, PIXEL ZOOM is not supported and will blank the screen.
• In Playback, audio sync may slip up to four frames after scrubbing through a clip. This does
not affect the recorded file.
• In Playback, very fast scrubbing can result in shifted colors. Normal colors return when
scrubbing completed.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.10.141
FRAME RATE
• Occasionally when changing frame rates the Odyssey does not detect the source change. To
remedy this disconnect and reconnect the source, or cycle power on the Odyssey.
KNOWN ISSUES, RECORD OPTIONS & OTHER
PLAYBACK
• Occasionally in Playback, when scrubbing through RAW or DPX files the image will become
pixelated, but will correct itself after scrubbing.
• In Playback, when scrubbing RAW files there is no audio.
• Occasionally in Playback, when selecting 2K and then 4K RAW clips the preview will
become blue & yellow or pixelated. To correct select a different clip, then reselect the
original clip.
• Occasionally in Playback, when viewing FS700 2K RAW files playback will show bad colors
on initial clip selection. To resolve de-select then re-select the clip.
OTHER
• Occasionally in ARRIRAW when switching between 1.5 DL and 3G DL the image will be
incorrect. To correct, disconnect and reconnect one of the SDI inputs.
• 2K 12-bit/10-bit RGB 4:4:4 from the C500 has pink line on the SDI and HDMI output but not
in the recorded image.
• In FS700 RAW, there is a vertical line on the right side of the OLED and video output in
some images. This is an artifact of the debayer and not in the recorded image.
• Occasionally when recording in DPX or RAW, engaging PIXEL ZOOM can result in a
horizontally stretched image on the OLED panel. The recorded signal is not affected and the
issue is corrected by cycling through the PIXEL ZOOM settings.
• Occasionally in ARRIRAW after switching from 1.5 DL to 3G DL a Camera Trigger issue can
cause the unit to record 2-4 6-frame clips, then work correctly.
• FS700 LUTs have been adjusted to better mimic the camera when recording in RAW or
4K2HD.
• Adobe Premier FS700 Raw (CinemaDNG file support) is pending next update from Adobe
to correct issue with highlights turning to pink.
• Adobe Speed Grade FS700 Raw (CinemaDNG file support) is pending next update from
Adobe to correct imported frames showing as green. Also note that if files are first imported
via Premium, this circumvents issue.
• In Resolve 11 Lite, FS700 RAW (CinemaDNG file support) underexposed images may appear
green when using “Auto-Color”. We are in contact with BlackMagic Design about this issue.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.10.141
OTHER NOTES
NOT SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME
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720p 24/25/30 signal (720p with 3:2 or 2:2 Pulldown)
SD NTSC/PAL video
1080p 50/59.94 recording in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Analog audio input
File name matching from the camera in video recording
LTC Timecode Trigger
HDMI Timecode in
HDMI Record Trigger
HDMI source in Multi-Stream Monitoring
720p 50/60 signal in Multi-Stream Monitoring
Multi-Stream Recording
User-Loadable and custom LUTs
C500 120fps, 2K @ 50p, 59.94p
OTHER
To playback Apple ProRes 422(HQ) files in QuickTime Player X, the files must be first run
through our Apple ProRes 422(HQ) Utility to be optimized for the recently released Apple
ProRes 422(HQ) Codec update. If files are not optimized, then they will play the first second of
audio only. This is not an issue when playing in FCPX.
OTHER NOTES (ODYSSEY7Q ONLY)
OTHER
• FS700 LUTs have been adjusted to better mimic the camera when recording in RAW or
4K2HD.
• Adobe Premier FS700 Raw (CinemaDNG file support) is pending next update from Adobe to
correct issue with highlights turning to pink.
• Adobe Speed Grade FS700 Raw (CinemaDNG file support) is pending next update from
Adobe to correct imported frames showing as green. Also note that if files are first imported
via Premium, this circumvents issue.
• In Resolve 11 Lite, FS700 RAW (CinemaDNG file support) underexposed images may appear
green when using “Auto-Color”. We are in contact with BlackMagic Design about this issue.
NOT SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME
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720p 50/60 signal in Multi-Stream Monitoring
Multi-Stream Recording
User-Loadable and custom LUTs
C500 120fps, 2K @ 50p, 59.94p
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 1.1.105
-Playback of “FS700Raw to HD” is often shifted, or does not playback correctly.
*Note the recorded files are correct, this is simply a playback issue in this “mode” *Note that if the files are played back under “4:2:2 ProRes HD” the files will playback correctly.
-This will be corrected with the next firmware release.
-Playback in all Raw Recording / HD Recording does repeat when the clip reaches the end of the file.
-Playback in all Raw Recording / HD Recording can occasionally have artifacts in the video when the clip
reaches the end of the file in playback.
-Loop Play does not currently supported at this time.
-This will be corrected with the next firmware release.
-Occasionally Recordings done in HD with a PSF source can have shifted video for the first second of
recording, after this the video will be correct.
*Note Convergent Design always recommends to Pre and Post Roll on any take to avoid any potential issues.
-This will be corrected with the next firmware release.
-FS700 RAW (4K / 2K Cinema DNG ) Files are not currently supported in Adobe Products.
-Viewing LUT when recording HD Compressed / Uncompressed Log video is not currently support.
-Occasionally when a SSD is connected to Mac OSX Mavericks via Thunderbolt, the first clip may not appear,
simply remove the SSD, then reconnect, and the clip will appear.
-In extremely rare instance, when recording HD compressed, a file will be corrupted.
-This will be corrected with the next firmware release.
-The SDI output when recording Canon Raw Quad HD (3840x2160 RAW) or 12 Bit, or 10 Bit RGB 4:4:4 DPX
from the C500 will be RGB 4:4:4.
-This will be corrected to 4:2:2 with the next firmware release.
-Occasionally when switching between RAW recording and HD Recording a SSD countdown may occur.
*Note if this occurs, simply remove and reinsert the SSD, or power down and power up the unit.
-This will be corrected to with the next firmware release.
-Double tap has been disabled due to the new zoom conflicting with the touch, now Monitor button is
Full>1:1>2:1>Full.
-When viewing the Histogram, or Waveform monitor at the start of a record, occasionally the display markers
will go away, but return at the end of the record.
-This will be corrected to 4:2:2 with the next firmware release.
-Playback Audio may differ when playing back on the unit at HD 50/60p
-Playback of Raw then ProRes Files does not work
* Note (Playback must always match current mode, for Example : ProRes to playback ProRes)
-The monitor may display a black image if the camera output does not match the correct Odyssey7Q mode.
720p or any SD source.
-This will be corrected to with the next firmware release.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 1.1.105
-In 4K Raw (Canon C500 and FS700) the live image is a letterbox from the 4K steam, thus the live image will be
slightly to the top left.
-In FS700 4KRaw to HD the scaled image is a center cut of the 4K Raw signal, thus it may be slightly to the left
compared to the internal media.
-If the update fails for any reason please power off the Odyssey repower it and run the update again.
NOT SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME
-FS700 4K 100 / 120
-FS700 4K 50/60p 4K2HD ProRes (Only 23.98, 25, 29.97 supported)
-Canon 4K Half Raw 120
-Canon 4K x 1080
-Canon “slow and fast” frame rates, included HD 100 / 120
-Canon 2K / 1080p 12 bit 50 / 60
-Filenames matching the camera when recording DPX (10 / 12 Bit) or HD ProRes.
-ProRes 1080p 50 / 59.94
-ProRes 2K 23.98-30
-ProRes 4K 23.98-30
-Multistream recording
NEW CINEMA DNG RECOMMENDED SETTINGS / DAVINCI RESOLVE.
FS700 RESOLVE WORKFLOW SETTINGS
FS700Raw Slog2 (Slog) Picture Profile Settings (Recorded Profile from the camera.)
-Under EDIT CINEMADNG CODEC
-Decode Quality Full Res.
-Decode using CinemaDNG Default
-White Balance As Shot (Greyed out)
-Color Space Rec709 (Greyed out)
-Gamma Rec709 (Greyed out)
-Select Highlight Recovery off (Not needed)
-FS_700RAW_SLOG.cube
New SLOG2 file has been created and should match AVCHD.
-Rec709 looking file
Rec709 Lut is still needed This will result in a Rec709 looking file
(New LUT is still currently in process)
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 1.1.105
FS700Raw Rec709 (IT709) Picture Profile Settings (Recorded Profile from the camera)
-Under EDIT CINEMADNG CODEC
-Decode Quality Full Res.
-Decode using CLIP*
-White Balance As Shot
-Color Space Rec709
-Gamma Rec709
-Select Highlight Recovery (Not needed)
*CinemaDNG Default, or Camera Metadata can also be used for this setting.
(No Lut is needed)
FIRMWARE FIXES
-Tearing in the live image
-False Triggering with FS700 when formating media in the camera
-False Triggering with FS700 when Switching between 2K240 and 2K24
-Live Image White Balance Issue FS700 2K Raw
-Playback now correctly matches project rate
-Playback would be shorter than the record when recording high speed.
-Improved SDI source detection when changing frame rates with Odyssey connected.
-Display artifacts often seen as a “missing line in the display”
-Recorded artifacts in the video when recording FS700 Raw.
-Picture Profile detection with the FS700
-Frame rate detection with Canon C500 has been improved
-SSD detection on insertion and power up has been greatly improved.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 1.11.100
NEW FEATURES (ALL MODES)
ZOOM MEMORY
When using Pixel Zoom, the screen coordinates in 1:1 and 2:1 zoom modes are remembered
from previous use. Drag with finger on OLED display to position zoom window. Window will
return to same position upon returning to Pixel Zoom setting. Reset zoom window to center by
tapping frame reference map in lower right corner. Coordinates retained until changing record
mode or powering down Odyssey7Q.
MULTI-STREAM
Multi-Stream interface updated with A/B/C/D input selector buttons. Multi-Stream initializes
in Quad Split view (display divided into four separate images). Tap A, B, C, or D buttons to
select a single input for full screen display. Inputs can be directly switched to by selecting the
corresponding button without need to scan through other inputs. To return to Quad Split view,
tap on the currently selected input to de-select it.
SONY FS700 RECORD OPTION
FS700 4K -> HD ProRes (4K2HD)
4K2HD in REC709 (800%)
Added support for REC709 (800%) gamma setting. On FS700, in Picture Profile menu, select
a PP with Gamma set to ITU709(800%). This setting increases Dynamic Range in highlights by
three stops.
4K2HD LUTs
Added LUT function in 4K2HD mode. If S-LOG2 or REC709 (800%) is selected as camera
gamma, tapping LUT button applies a LUT to adjust viewed image to a standard REC709
without altering the recording. LUT is applied to the OLED display as well as SDI and HDMI
outputs.
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS
ALL MODES
• Menu setting MENU » OUTPUTS » MONITORING changed to OVERLAYS to more accurately
reflect function. On/off setting enables/disables image analysis tools such as Waveform and
False Color to output over video signal to SDI and HDMI outputs.
• Waveform and Histogram markers remain available during recording
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 1.11.100
MULTI-STREAM
• Fixed support for PSF input signals (1080psf 23.976/24/25/29.97)
PRORES(HQ)
• Reduced extremely rare file corruption occurrence on particular units. Error only occurs after
more than one hour of continuous recording and even then it is a rare event.
• HDMI input expanded from legalized to full range
• Fixed “Variframe mode detected” compatibility issue with Canon C300
4K2HD
• Reduced color fringing at high contrast edges
• Reduced noise in dark areas
Apple ProRes(HQ) & 4K2HD
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multiple file playback
audio channel flipping between ProRes files within a clip
end of clip playback freeze of ProRes files
playback shift on Odyssey7Q
Timecode accuracy on file transitions within a clip
DPX
• Fixed end of clip playback issues
KNOWN ISSUES
Apple ProRes(HQ) & 4K2HD
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Extremely rare file corruption occurrence on particular units. Error only occurs after more
than one hour of continuous recording and even then it is a rare event.
Apple ProRes(HQ)
• HDMI input audio does not pass through to SDI & HDMI outputs
• With HDMI input, repeated use of Pixel Zoom can cause file corruption and/or monitored image
issues.
• In playback of HDMI recording on Odyssey, image can show subtle white static. This artifact is
not contained in the recorded files.
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Release Notes Odyssey7Q Firmware 1.11.100
FS700 RAW
• 200fps material plays back at incorrect speed. All frames are recorded correctly.
CANON RAW
• Playback of 50p & 60p material jittery. This artifact is not contained in the recorded files.
CANON RAW & ARRIRAW
• HDMI out not functioning.
MULTI-STREAM
• When de-selecting an input to return to Quad Split view, the de-selected input can sometimes
appear horizontally stretched within the Quad Split.
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Limited Warranty
Convergent Design warrants Odyssey7Q, and all included accessories, against defects in
material and workmanship for a period of one year for registered units, and 3 months (for units
used as rentals) from the original date of purchase.
Convergent Design disclaims all other warranties.
Convergent Design will not be liable for damages of any kind, including, but not limited to,
compensation or reimbursement on account of failure of the unit, or any of its accessories, or
its recording media, external storage systems, or any other media or storage systems to record
or playback content of any type. Also Convergent Design will not be liable for a failure of the
unit to properly record or play back for any reason. Convergent Design’s total liability, in all
cases, is limited to the actual purchase price.
If you discover a defect, please refer to our Return Merchandise Policy below.
During the warranty period, Convergent Design, at its option, will repair or replace product or
product components, which in its opinion prove defective, provided the unit is returned, freight
charges prepaid, to Convergent Design. Parts and components used in the repair process may
be recycled or repaired, at Convergent Design’s sole discretion. This warranty service will be
performed at no charge to the registered owner, provided the product is shipped prepaid to
Convergent Design.
Convergent Design reserves the right to determine whether a needed repair is subject to the
warranty as per its provisions stated herein. Transit damage caused by inadequate packing
violates the warranty. The warranty will be void if, in the opinion of Convergent Design, the
product has been damaged through accident, misuse, misapplication, or as a result of service
or modification not authorized in writing by Convergent Design.
Opening the unit and breaking the warranty seals, voids the warranty, unless specifically
authorized in advance by Convergent Design.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY, AND ARE ITEMS FOR WHICH
CONVERGENT DESIGN DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY:
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Damage due to the use of an AC power supply, other than the one supplied, or use of
any inappropriate power source.
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Damage due to overheating conditions. The unit will attempt to shut down, if powered
on, in the event of overheating, before damage can occur.
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Damage due to exposure to water, or other liquids, or excessive dust or sand.
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Damage caused by dropping or other rough handling.
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Damage caused by any overvoltage conditions or reverse voltage conditions.
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Any physical damage to the OLED and/or Touch Screen including scratches.
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Damage to any connector by using excessive force or rough handling.
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Any loss or corruption of video or audio data recorded on the unit, or any loss or
corruption of data that is in any way associated with the Odyssey7Q.
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