Issue 27



15 December 2014

Convergent Design has announced a new flagship for its Odyssey family, the Odyssey7Q+. The model expands on its predecessor with the addition of an HDMI 1.4b input that allows 4K and Ultra-HD capture over HDMI.

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The added capability makes the Odyssey7Q+ the most advanced and versatile monitor/recorders available, according to Convergent. It can record HD/2K/UHD/4K via SDI and HDMI, and record RAW (with record options), uncompressed DPX, and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).

It features an OLED 1280×800 monitor with true blacks, accurate colours, 3400:1, extended colour gamut and a 176° viewing angle, along with an array of image analysis tools including an RGB waveform, RGB Histogram, False Colour, Pixel Zoom with finger drag, three-mode Focus Assist and monitoring LUTs. The Multi-Stream Monitoring mode allows up to four HD video inputs to be viewed at once in a quad-split view or to be live-switched between in full screen.

The model retains the form factor and other characteristics of the Odyssey7Q, with the only physical change being the swapping of locations for the HDMI input and output. All Odyssey accessories such as mounting brackets, handles, sunshades, battery plates as well as the Odyssey SSDs are fully compatible.

It runs on any power source from 6.5 to 34V and begins shipping this month for AU$3139 (inc. GST), or US$2295.

Owners of the Odyssey7Q interested in the new version should note the Owner Loyalty Program – the new purchase includes a one year warranty extension on the Odyssey7Q, any purchased Record Options replicated on the Odyssey7Q+, and a US$500 credit (go to the Convergent Design website link below for details). Convergent says the Odyssey7 and now superseded Odyssey7Q will also continue to be supported and expanded, and all firmware updates will apply to each device as applicable.


Source: media release


Convergent Design:

Australian distribution
New Magic Australia: (03) 9722 9700 or

Odyssey7Q+ product video here



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