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New for Convergent Design Odyssey and Apollo!

Firmware v2017.07

“With this update Convergent Design is bringing Odyssey and Apollo owners something to really get excited about. Titan HD Extract is now available as a FREE upgrade for both Odyssey and Apollo. The Odyssey RAW Bundle now supports Panasonic Varicam LT RAW at up to 2K/240fps, we’ve also added Avid DNxHD Recording to both Odyssey and Apollo just to name a few of the things we’ve been working on.”

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Convergent Design Apollo

A Production Studio in the Palm of Your Hand

Record/Live Switch up to four HD Signals in ProRes. Single File Format. One SSD. Perfectly Synced Time-code. Quick Turnaround to Edit.

The Apollo provides unmatched power and flexibility for multi-camera productions.
Multi-camera production can be chaotic, confusing, and time consuming. We all know the hassle of wrangling multiple media cards from the cameras, offloading files that are different lengths, with different names, and to different codecs, then attempting to align these in post production with audio/video delay across cameras… Apollo alleviates all of that!

The All-In-One Production Problem Solver

Apollo is a portable multi-channel monitor/recorder/switcher that can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch, or a quad-split reference view. Separate ‘Preview’ and ‘Program’ outputs allow you to monitor on set while using Apollo’s touch screen for simple switching with cut or dissolves. Play back in perfect sync while toggling cameras. All of this functionality in a unit the size of a small tablet and capable of battery power for the ultimate portability.

Post Made Easy

Apollo records the multiple video signals in a multi-track QuickTime format specifically designed for multiple synced video and audio signals. The ProRes Transfer Tool, available for download from the CD Website, ingests the singular, multi-track file from the SSD card, and separates each track is converted to its own Apple ProRes file, with an extension to link the different matched files together. Each extension is letter A-D to signify to input, or QSLS to signify either Quad-Slip or Live-Switch if this was chosen to also be recorded. An XML file is also created with the metadata tags for Markers and Notations.

What’s In the Box? Apollo | SSD Case | USB SSD Reader | (5) SSD Handles | HDMI Cable | SDI Cable | AC Adaptor

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Save Time

…and money! Record all cameras to one single card in one Apple ProRes codec, not four disparate media with four separate file types. Matching timecode means no guessing in post production – your video is ready for immediate edit or publication.

Up Your Game

Invigorate your creativity with multi-camera content. It’s no longer cumbersome and expensive to produce multi-camera content. Monitor all cameras and direct with ease. By doing more with less, you’re simply more productive.

Travel Light

Ditch the rolling rack! With the Apollo you can now record and output a live switch in ONE small, portable unit. Set on a desktop, use hand-held, or on-camera. There is nothing else quite like Apollo. It truly is a production studio in the palm of your hand!

Work Smart

You can provide a duplicate copy of your iso and switched program materials immediately at the end of the shoot day, send your switched program output into live streams, and avoid hours of aligning audio and video by using Apollo.

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“Accelerate delivery with Apollo and start enjoying enhanced productivity, fewer errors, and measurable cost savings on every shoot.”

Upgrade Options

Expand your production capabilities and simplify your post workflow

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The Odyssey RAW Bundle

Includes all RAW Record Options for the Odyssey7Q/7Q+ combined into one powerful and affordable bundle. This upgrade includes all RAW recording options currently available plus free upgrades and additional camera support in the future. Add RAW recording capability to your Odyssey7Q/7Q+ right now for $995.

– RAW to Canon Cinema RAW (Canon)
– RAW to CinemaDNG (Sony FS/POV/VariCam LT)
– Record RAW to Apple ProRes
– HFR up to 240fps (Sony FS)
– 3G-SDI & Dual-Link 3G-SDI Support
– 3D-LUT Support
 – Requires Firmware v2016.10

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The Odyssey Apollo Option

Provides unmatched power and flexibility for multi-camera productions. Monitor, record and live switch up to four simultaneous HD signals via 4x SDI Inputs or 3x SDI and 1x HDMI input. A fifth channel is recorded with either the live switch or quad split view. Upgrade your Odyssey7Q/7Q+ today with the power of a Production Studio in the Palm of Your Hand. for just $1795

– Record and/or Live Switch
– Up to Four 1080p50/60 Streams
– Dual 4K Recording (HDMI/6GSDI)
 – A/V Align Feature
– HDMI and SDI Input Support
– Apple ProRes Recording
– Single-File (4+1) Workflow
– Requires Firmware v2016.10

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Titan HD Extract

Uses one 4K camera to create three HD video signals. One frame is a Supersample of the full image area and two are windows selected from within the original input. These windows can be panned smoothly through the 4K field and the three angles can be Live-Switched. All four HD signals can be recorded simultaneously in Apple ProRes with matching time-code and filenames.

– Multicamera from a Single Source
– 720p or 1080p Extraction
– HDMI/6G-SDI Input Support
– Live Switch Output
– Touchscreen Controls
– Apple ProRes Recording
– Sony FS RAW 4K Support
– 3D-LUT Support
 – Requires Firmware v2016.10

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Introducing the Convergent Design Element Series!

“A New Element of Productivity in Production”

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4-Channel HD • HDMI • Recorder • Sync Playback • Network Media Access • Removable SSD Media

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4-Channel HD • HDMI • Recorder+Switcher • Keyer • Network Media Access • Removable SSD Media

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4-Channel 4Kp60 • 12G-SDI • Recorder+Switcher • M/E Engine • USB Proxy • Network Media Access • Removable SSD (x2) • SFP+

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Quad HD

Element supports 4-channel HD input over HDMI (Element 1 & 2) and SDI (Element 3). Monitor and playback in a multi-view format.


Only one 2.5” Solid State Drive is required to record the four video signals and switched program streams into one file on the drive.


Using the back-lit buttons you can easily live switch. Add luma key and simple fade-to-black for a professional, portable production.

Gigabit Ethernet

Transfer video clips over gigabit Ethernet. Timely and accessible file management brings post closer to production, locally or worldwide.


All ISO’s have matching file names and matching time code, saving you hours data wrangling and in post production editing.

One Codec

No need to transcode disparate codecs as recorded internally from different cameras; Elements record to edit-ready Apple ProRes.


Access video clips over a network, even while still recording, for optimal workflow. QC takes, post to social media, backup, or upload to cloud easily.

Luma Keyer

Luma Keyer lets you input lower thirds or logo overlays on your program channel over HDMI. M/E engines supported on Element 3.

Convergent Design Element Series Pricing and Availability Coming Soon!

About Convergent Design…

Convergent Design was founded in 2000 by Mike Schell, an electrical engineer who previously worked in the field of electronic circuit design, specifically in the development of RAM memory chips. The company’s original product line consisted of SD/HD signal converters and has evolved through many generations of products to the line of industry benchmark recorder/monitors that we produce for the film and television industries today.

Convergent Design made a name for itself in the industry with products like the Flash XDR HD/SD video recorder that was introduced in 2008 and the highly successful nanoFlash in 2009, which is a prized possession of industry professionals worldwide to this day.

With the Gemini 4:4:4, the first full uncompressed HD and RAW recorder/monitor in the industry, Convergent Design emerged as an industry game changer. With our current Odyssey Professional monitor/recorder line of products, Convergent Design continues to set the standard for performance in a very demanding industry.

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