Sony Camcorder Supports Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q

According to Sony (Booth C11001), its NEX-FS7004K production camcorder will support a direct connection to Convergent Design’s new Odyssey7Q. The combination will allow recording of 2K RAW at up to 240 frames per second (fps), with 4K video enabled via a single 3G connection. 

The NEX-FS700 can achieve a high frame rate of up to 240 fps recording in 2K RAW while recording to the Odyssey 7Q. The 240-fps content is recording continuously, without windowing the imager or line-doubling the signal. This ensures full resolution at all times without windowing artifacts.

The direct connection to Odyssey 7Q complements Sony’s own newly announced recording solution using the AXS-R5 RAW recorder and the new HXR-IFR5 interface unit. Now professional users have even more flexibility in choosing a workflow that meets their needs for today’s diverse client requirements.

The Odyssey7Q is a 7.7-in. OLED monitor that can be upgraded to become a professional multistream (four-channel) recorder. It can record 4K and also output to true 4K monitors, via four separate HD-SDI single-link outputs. It can support high frame rates, up to 120 fps in both compressed codecs and full uncompressed. The Odyssey7Q will also support recording, with an extra-cost feature, up to 240 fps in specific modes, such as HD or 2K.

The Sony HXR-IFR5 interface unit has a 3G HD-SDI input and will transfer the 2K and 4K RAW data for recording onto Sony’s new Access Memory Card technology, using the AXS-R5 recorder. After the 2K and 4K RAW data is recorded onto the Access Memory Card, the workflow is the same as Sony’s CineAlta 4K cameras, the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 when using the R5 for RAW recording. This gives users the opportunity to combine camera solutions in production for multicamera scenarios with the advantage of a unified 2K and 4K RAW workflow.

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