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    Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q Status Update
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    Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q Status Update
    MANUFACTURING:
    As previously announced, the Odyssey7Q will begin shipping before the Odyssey7. The first official production units came off the line this week, and are being thoroughly vetted one last time before we pull the trigger on large-quantity production. We perform full “burn in” tests on all of our products, even the AC power supplies.

    Convergent Design is currently on-track to begin shipping the Odyssey7Q in quantity before the end of this month. Moving forward, our production capabilities are in place to match this quantity of output every two weeks, and soon every week. The Odyssey7 is also on schedule, and is due to begin shipping in January.

    While we currently have a significant backorder, Convergent Design expects to fulfill all outstanding orders for the Odyssey7Q within about 60 days. The Odyssey7 fulfillment should be shortly behind that.

    Worldwide deliveries of Odyssey7Qs will begin in a few weeks. No region will be excluded from the initial shipments, and we will do our best to be fair in our allocation to our resellers around the globe. The same will be true for the Odyssey7 release.

    FUNCTIONALITY:
    On initial release, the Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q will be very capable devices. We have plans to increase these capabilities over time, via free firmware updates. More on this in future bulletins.

    On initial release, the Odyssey7Q will be able to record uncompressed HD video in 10-bit DPX stacks. Within one month we expect to release a free firmware upgrade to include a popular high-quality compressed recording codec. Most monitoring functions will be enabled, including waveform (luma, RGB parade), histogram, false color, focus assist, zebra, and pixel zoom (1:1 & 2:1). Vectorscope and LUTs will follow shortly.

    OPTIONS:
    The Odyssey7Q has several optional recording paid upgrades which can be downloaded from our website as permanent purchases or time-based rentals. Options available immediately for purchase are ARRIRAW, Canon C500 RAW, and Sony FS700 RAW. Time-based rentals of these options are scheduled to become available by mid-December. 2K RAW (numerous specialty cameras), and Multi-Stream HD (record up to four HD signals simultaneously) options are scheduled for the first quarter of 2014.

    Please note that as these options become available, the firmware in the Odyssey7Q will allow for a free preview recording mode of each, with a “watermark” through the captured image. Also note that while Multi-Stream HD recording will not be available on initial release, Multi-Stream Monitoring (Quad-Split Monitoring from up to four video sources) is standard on the Odyssey7Q and will be included in our initial shipping units.

    To recap, the Odyssey7Q will begin shipping this month in quantity. The Odyssey7 will begin in December. Compressed recording is expected within a month of first shipment. Most recording options will be available for purchase upon release.
    Mitch Gross
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    Great news Mitch. Any idea what the ARRIRaw, Canon C500RAW and Sony FS700 RAW options will be retailing for?
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    Or how much to rent?


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    Will the fs700 upgrade give 4k recording?


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    Great news, but a shame about the "popular" not coming until a month later. That's what I'm looking forward to most. Does that mean no 4k recording on initial release from the fs700?


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    Hey Mitch, I saw this question was asked on another thread but unanswered as of yet. Will DnxHD be added at some point? Is there a time frame?


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    One other question.. can we record audio imbedded in DXP files?


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    Quote Originally Posted by starcentral View Post
    Great news Mitch. Any idea what the ARRIRaw, Canon C500RAW and Sony FS700 RAW options will be retailing for?
    ARRIRAW = $1995 purchase, $149/day rental
    C500 RAW = $1495 purchase, $99/day rental
    FS700 RAW = 795 purchase, not rentable

    Please note that the rental rates are by activated hours and one day = 24 hours. So you could wait until your production day starts, turn on the activation, shoot for the day and then shut it down. Switch off for lunch, etc., and you might be able to stretch three shooting days out of one "rental day". The FS700 RAW will not be made available for rent as we priced it very low to encourage ownership.
    Mitch Gross
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    Quote Originally Posted by dapoopta View Post
    Will the fs700 upgrade give 4k recording?
    We are working on this. We expect to have at least one form of 4K recording if not multiple options shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcfilms View Post
    Great news, but a shame about the "popular" not coming until a month later. That's what I'm looking forward to most. Does that mean no 4k recording on initial release from the fs700?
    Correct, but we expect to have this addressed quickly.
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