Shogun Inferno VS Odyssey 7Q+ A Comparison Review

by planetMitch5 Comments

Dusty Mccord sent in this review for folks interested in finding out the differences between the Odyssey 7Q and the Atomos Inferno.

Hello, my friend and I recently ordered the inferno after using the Odyssey 7Q for a couple years.
There were a lot of questions we had on little details about how the two units compared that were not answered by other videos on youtube.

So we throw one together after playing around with the two units.

I think it would be helpful info for anyone else considering buying one of the two units.

Shogun Inferno VS Odyssey 7Q+ WYZURD LABS

Via YT description:

We compare the new Shogun Inferno to the Odyssey 7Q+ from the perspective of Sony raw shooters.

Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ 4K HDMI/Quad 3G-SDI/12G-SDI Recording Monitor with Accessory Kit

Via B&H:

The Atomos Shogun Inferno is a 7″, 1920 x 1200 on-camera recording monitor that combines 4K recording with a 10-bit FRC panel that supports native display of HDR (log) footage as well as high brightness viewing of Rec. 709 footage. The included accessory kit includes a sunhood, two NP-F750 batteries, fast charger, D-tap power cable, control cable, USB 3.0 docking station, four additional Master Caddy SSD/HDD cases for a total of five, and a custom HPRC hard case. It utilizes 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs to support clean output signals at resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60 fps, recording it to 2.5″ SSDs using 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR codecs. The Inferno, unlike the similar Shogun Flame, supports Quad 3G-SDI input. It even supports DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) raw video streams over SDI from select Sony and Canon cameras, encoding it as ProRes/DNxHR files.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 1920 x1200 Touchscreen Display
  • 10-Bit FRC Monitor Processing
  • 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI Inputs/Outputs
  • 1500 cd/m² Brightness
  • HDR Mode with 10-Stop Dynamic Range
  • High Bright Mode for Rec. 709 Viewing
  • UHD 4K up to 60p / 1080p up to 240 fps
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes & DNxHR Encoding
  • Records to 2.5″ SSD/HDD Media
  • Dual Sony L-Series Battery Slots

Learn more about Atomos Shogun Inferno.

Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ OLED Monitor & 4K Recorder

Via B&H:

Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q+ is a monitor/recorder that provides all of the features and functionality of the Odyssey7Q but adds support for 4K recording over HDMI. It features a 7.7″, 1280 x 800, OLED, touchscreen display with a 3400:1 contrast ratio, true blacks, and professional monitoring features such as waveform, histogram, vectorscope, anamorphic de-squeeze, and 3D LUT support. Out-of-the-box, the Odyssey7Q+ can record up to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) in the compressed Apple ProRes 422 HQ format or up to 2K/1080p using the uncompressed DPX file format. Additionally, it supports several RAW recording options for ARRI, Canon, Sony, and POV cameras, which are available for purchase or rental from Convergent Design's website.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 7.7″ 1280×800 OLED Touchscreen Monitor
  • DCI & UHD 4K Recording over HDMI or SDI
  • ProRes 4444 12-Bit RGB, ProRes 422
  • Full Uncompressed DPX 10-Bit and 12-Bit
  • DCI & UHD 4K 60fps to Apple ProRes 422
  • 3G/6G-SDI Inputs. 3G-SDI Outputs
  • Image Analysis Tools
  • Built-in LUTs & Custom 3D LUT Support
  • Records to Convergent Design SSDs
  • Compatible with Select Samsung SSDs

Learn more about Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ OLED Monitor & 4K Recorder.

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Comments

  1. I was keen on this comparison until two things popped out at me…

    1- They write off the HDR capability of the Atomos recorder. I am guessing that these guys are clueless on HLG ( Hybrid Log Gamma ) TV broadcast standard that has been cooked up by the BBC and NHK Japan, that is going to become a very big deal later this year, along with HDR 4K 10-bit Rec 2020 TV sets that are going to start appearing in all the big box stores. If you want to shoot in this HDR format you are going to need a monitor that can properly display a HDR image. ( this includes a meeting the minimum brightness standard of 1000 nits )

    2- They write off the ability to easily view the Atomos recorder in bright daylight because it uses a 1500 nit display, where the Odyssey7Q+ monitor is significantly dimmer than this. ( I can’t find the brightness listed online, but I think it’s less than 400 nits )

  2. Can you use a Black Magic SDI I/O box in line before the Inferno, to get your loop thru options?

  3. Thank You! The review was very useful to me. I worked with Odyssey till now getting mad at the eject issue and the complicated clips transfer. So I consider to buy the atomos. Very useful to know that not of real use for raw shooting. But for me maybe an option, since most of my jobs now are not raw. Greetings.

  4. Great review covering the field limitations of some of the hardware features. I’m shooting a lot of 4K on FS7 and so far not using RAW, but those days are coming. Support for DNxHD is important for some clients and I think these both do that now. Not mentioned was the Odessy’s ability record 5 streams in 1080 at once, the four inputs and a live switch between them via the touchscreen. That is pretty nifty. Still, I want to wait another generation for some improvements in this product class…..

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