Why not combine an OLED monitor and recorder? Odyssey7 does just that

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We've seen digital recorders with monitors built in, but why not have a beautiful OLED monitor that has a digital recorder as an added benefit? The Odyssey7 from Convergent Design seems like a great idea. I've used the Atomos Ninja 2 before and while it is a great recorder, its monitor wasn't anywhere close to high enough quality to be using as a full time monitor.

Our Chief Moderator Yoclay on the planet5D forums spotted this one – and it looks pretty impressive!

Introduction to the Odyssey from Convergent Design

The Odyssey family is a professional 7.7” OLED monitor with high-end monitor features, including Waveform, Zebras, Histogram, Vectorscope, Focus Assist, False Color, Timecode Display and Audio Level Meters, and 1:1 Pixel mode. Odyssey7 includes HDMI I/O, and SD/HD/3G-SDI I/O; in both single and dual link configurations. As you have come to expect from Convergent Design, Odyssey is low power, lightweight and comes in a rugged magnesium case.

The Odyssey7Q adds two bi-directional SDI’s (2-In, 2-I/O, 2-Out), enabling a 4K@60fps-ready option. Additional computational power supports recording/playback of up to four-compressed HD/2K simultaneously, support for one video stream up to 120fps and concurrent proxy and raw recording. Odyssey7Q includes a built-in Quad Splitter and Four-Channel Live Switcher.

Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q can be upgraded to a full professional recorder with the following options: Compressed (Avid DNxHD up to 120fps), Uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 (up to 60p), 2K/HD Raw, ARRIRAW (full 16:9 and 4:3 support), and Canon 4K RAW.

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Convergent Design is announcing two exciting new monitor/recorder products: Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. The Odyssey family is intended to follow users as they journey through their careers from DSLRs to high-end 4K raw cine cameras, hugging the ever-changing camera technology curve and adapting to change without invasive hardware changes or costly upgrades. The Odyssey series combines Convergent Design’s knowledge and experience of both broadcast and cinematography recorders, while adding the capabilities of a high-end professional monitor for an

amazing $1295 USD (Odyssey7 – monitor only).

via Odyssey7 and 7Q.

Looks pretty cool eh? Sound off in our new forums – the direct link to this article comment section is at the bottom of this page!

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