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Our company 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.

  
nanoFlash for Gates EX1 housing

nanoFlash for Gates EX1 housing

Convergent Design's nanoFlash is the World's Smallest High Quality HD/SD-SDI / HDMI Recorder/Player. It is also the most versatile Recorder/Player in the world in terms of bit-rates, recording options and formats. By adding the nanoFlash, one can meet the 50 Mbps acquisition requirements, for many networks.

Includes special mounting hardware from Gates for use with the EX1 underater housing

"The Sony EX1/EX1R cameras with a Gates housing, SWP44C port and nanoFlash recorder meet the BBC HD requirements for full HD level acquisition.

No other housing manufacturer can claim such a prestigious position for broadcast quality video form the EX1/EX1R (or EX3) cameras. The need for a Gates housing and SWP44C port are key in meeting the BBC requirements.

History suggests the BBC acceptance of a full HD level system means others will follow for their Gold Standard HD acquisition: National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, Animal Planet, etc."


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Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ 4K RAW Monitor and Recorder

Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ 4K RAW Monitor and Recorder

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 advanced image analysis tools, including waveform, histogram, false color, and built-in display LUTs. Out-of-the-box, the Odyssey7Q+ can record up to 4K/UHD 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.

Key Features
- 7.7", OLED, 8-bit, touchscreen panel
- 1280x800 resolution
- Intuitive touchscreen interface
- 3400:1 contrast ratio, true blacks
- HD/2K/UHD/4K recording over HDMI or SDI
- 2x 3G-SDI inputs, 2x 3G-SDI outputs, 2x bi-directional inputs (switchable between inputs or outputs in menu)
- Supports Single, Dual, and Quad Link formats
- HDMI input: up to 1080p60 4:2:2, up to 30 fps in UHD (3840x2160), and up to 24 fps in 4K (4096x2160)
- HDMI output: up to 1080p30
- Output downscaling
- Includes Apple ProRes 422 HQ and Uncompressed DPX recording formats
- RAW Recording options available for purchase or rental through Convergent Design's website (Sony RAW, Canon RAW, ARRIRAW, POV Raw)
- 2 channels of embedded audio, 48kHz, 24-bit
- ARRI, Canon, and Sony LUT Support
- Image analysis tools (Waveform, Histogram, False Color, etc.)
- Lightweight magnesium chassis

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Convergent Design Odyssey7Q RAW Monitor and Recorder

Convergent Design Odyssey7Q RAW Monitor and Recorder

Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q RAW Monitor & Recorder is an advanced follow-up to Convergent's Gemini 4:4:4 RAW monitor/recorder. The Odyssey7Q features a 7.7" 1280 x 800 OLED display with a 3400:1 contrast ratio and is equipped with advanced image analysis tools, including Vectorscope, Waveform, and RGB Parade. The monitor comes with a compressed DNxHD codec included and also supports several high-speed RAW and HD recorder options, sold separately. The included DNxHD codec will record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is preloaded and gets activated once you install a Convergent SSD. The monitor supports Convergent Design 2.5" SSDs only and has two built-in SSD slots.

Key Features:
- Compressed DNxHD codec included
- Upgradeable to RAW & HD recorder/player
- 4 SDI inputs and 2 outputs or 2 inputs and 4 outputs (you get to choose via the menu)
- 8 channels (instead of 2 channels) embedded audio, 48kHz, 24-bit
- Four video streams supported simultaneously
- Quad split monitoring with live switching
- Displays image analysis tools in four separate quadrants
- Play back four separate HD video streams
- Onion skinning support (overlay of still and live video)
- Image analysis (Waveform, RGB Parade, etc.) during playback

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Convergent Design 1.0TB SSD for Odyssey 7, 7Q, 7Q+

Convergent Design 1.0TB SSD for Odyssey 7, 7Q, 7Q+

This is a proprietary 2.5" 1TB Server-Grade SSD from Convergent Design, made specifically for the Odyssey 7, 7Q, and 7Q+ monitors/recorders. It's designed to maintain the read/write speeds required by the Odyssey throughout its lifespan. It also features a power protection circuit that in the event of a power loss will close out the current file to prevent corruption of the file and remaining data.

Approximate Record Times
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (10-Bit compressed 1080p HD):
24 fps: 670 minutes
25 fps: 644 minutes
30 fps: 580 minutes

2K/1080p HD Video (Uncompressed 10-Bit DPX):
24 fps: 87 minutes
25 fps: 84 minutes
30 fps: 70 minutes

2K/1080p HD Video (Uncompressed 12-Bit DPX):
24 fps: 74 minutes
25 fps: 72 minutes
30 fps: 70 minutes
50 fps: 42 minutes
60 fps: 35 minutes

ARRIRAW 16:9:
24 fps: 100 minutes
25 fps: 97 minutes
30 fps: 80 minutes
50 fps: 46 minutes
60 fps: 40 minutes

ARRIRAW 4:3:
24 fps: 76 minutes
25 fps: 73 minutes
30 fps: 60 minutes
48 fps Top Speed: 38 minutes

Canon C500 Cinema RAW 4K:
24 fps: 62 minutes
25 fps: 60 minutes
30 fps: 50 minutes
50 fps: 30 minutes
60 fps: 25 minutes

Sony FS700 2K RAW:
24 fps: 200 minutes
25 fps: 192 minutes
30 fps: 160 minutes
50 fps: 96 minutes
60 fps: 80 minutes
120 fps: 40 minutes
240 fps: 20 minutes


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Convergent Design 512GB SSD for Odyssey 7, 7Q, 7Q+

Convergent Design 512GB SSD for Odyssey 7, 7Q, 7Q+

This is a proprietary 2.5" 512GB Server-Grade SSD from Convergent Design, made specifically for the Odyssey 7, 7Q, and 7Q+ monitors/recorders. It's designed to maintain the read/write speeds required by the Odyssey throughout its lifespan. It also features a power protection circuit that in the event of a power loss will close out the current file to prevent corruption of the file and remaining data.

Approximate Record Times
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (10-Bit compressed 1080p HD):
24 fps: 335 minutes
25 fps: 322 minutes
30 fps: 290 minutes

2K/1080p HD Video (Uncompressed 10-Bit DPX):
24 fps: 43.5 minutes
25 fps: 42 minutes
30 fps: 35 minutes

2K/1080p HD Video (Uncompressed 12-Bit DPX):
24 fps: 37 minutes
25 fps: 36 minutes
30 fps: 35 minutes
50 fps: 21 minutes
60 fps: 17.5 minutes

ARRIRAW 16:9:
24 fps: 50 minutes
25 fps: 48.5 minutes
30 fps: 40 minutes
50 fps: 23 minutes
60 fps: 20 minutes

ARRIRAW 4:3:
24 fps: 38 minutes
25 fps: 36.5 minutes
30 fps: 30 minutes
48 fps Top Speed: 19 minutes

Canon C500 Cinema RAW 4K:
24 fps: 31 minutes
25 fps: 30 minutes
30 fps: 25 minutes
50 fps: 15 minutes
60 fps: 12.5 minutes

Sony FS700 2K RAW:
24 fps: 100 minutes
25 fps: 96 minutes
30 fps: 80 minutes
50 fps: 48 minutes
60 fps: 40 minutes
120 fps: 20 minutes
240 fps: 10 minutes


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Convergent Design 256GB SSD for Odyssey 7, 7Q, 7Q+

Convergent Design 256GB SSD for Odyssey 7, 7Q, 7Q+

This is a proprietary 2.5" 256GB Server-Grade SSD from Convergent Design, made specifically for the Odyssey 7, 7Q, and 7Q+ monitors/recorders. It's designed to maintain the read/write speeds required by the Odyssey throughout its lifespan. It also features a power protection circuit that in the event of a power loss will close out the current file to prevent corruption of the file and remaining data.

Approximate Record Times
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (10-Bit compressed 1080p HD):
24 fps: 167 minutes
25 fps: 161 minutes
30 fps: 145 minutes

2K/1080p HD Video (Uncompressed 10-Bit DPX):
24 fps: 22 minutes
25 fps: 21 minutes
30 fps: 17 minutes

2K/1080p HD Video (Uncompressed 12-Bit DPX):
24 fps: 19 minutes
25 fps: 18 minutes
30 fps: 17 minutes
50 fps: 10 minutes
60 fps: 9 minutes

ARRIRAW 16:9:
24 fps: 25 minutes
25 fps: 24 minutes
30 fps: 20 minutes
50 fps: 12 minutes
60 fps: 10 minutes

ARRIRAW 4:3:
24 fps: 19 minutes
25 fps: 18 minutes
30 fps: 15 minutes
48 fps Top Speed: 10 minutes

Canon C500 Cinema RAW 4K:
24 fps: 15 minutes
25 fps: 15 minutes
30 fps: 12 minutes
50 fps: 8 minutes
60 fps: 6 minutes

Sony FS700 2K RAW:
24 fps: 50 minutes
25 fps: 48 minutes
30 fps: 40 minutes
50 fps: 24 minutes
60 fps: 20 minutes
120 fps: 10 minutes
240 fps: 5 minutes


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nanoFlash by Convergent Design

nanoFlash by Convergent Design

Convergent Design's nanoFlash is the World's Smallest High Quality HD/SD-SDI / HDMI Recorder/Player. It is also the most versatile Recorder/Player in the world in terms of bit-rates, recording options and formats. By adding the nanoFlash, one can meet the 50 Mbps acquisition requirements, for many networks.

The nanoFlash produces extremely Low-Noise Images - Master Quality Modes are Visually Indistinguishable from Uncompressed

Improves the image quality of most cameras as the HD/SD-SDI and HDMI outputs are before the compression stages. Many cameras only record highly compressed 4:2:0 while outputing 4:2:2 over HD-SDI or HDMI. The nanoFlash uses these high-quality uncompressed 4:2:2 images to produce higher quality recordings.

See Below or click Product Details for a CF Card Capacity Chart

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Convergent Design Odyssey7 Monitor & Recorder

Convergent Design Odyssey7 Monitor & Recorder

The Odyssey7 is both a high quality portable monitor and a powerful HD video recorder. As a monitor it features a 7.7" OLED screen with 1280x800 resolution. OLED technology means that that colors are extremely accurate and contrast is great, with true inky blacks and brilliant whites. This is an image one can trust for designing lighting and setting exposure.

Additional monitoring tools/exposure aids include a programmable false color mode, zebras a waveform monitor (luma or RGB parade) and a histogram (luma or RGB parade). There are also LUTs built in for proper viewing of the LOG modes available from numerous popular cameras. For precision focusing there is a pixel zoom with two levels of magnification and a programmable focus assist with three styles of enhancement and a large range of adjustability.

As a recorder the Odyssey7 records Apple ProRes 422(HQ) in HD onto a removable 2.5" Odyssey SSD. SSDs are available in 256G and 512G, offering up to nine hours of continuous shooting to a single SSD. Additional recording formats will be added via free firmware updates.

The Odyssey7 has both SDI and HDMI inputs. It functions as a signal converter as well, with both an SDI and an HDMI output that are both active at all times.


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