Convergent Design has announced a significant firmware upgrade to the Odyssey 7Q raw recorder enabling 4K ProRes 422 HQ recording for a variety of camera formats.
The update will bring the Odyssey 7Q 4K ProRes support for cameras such as the Sony F5, Panasonic GH4 and Phantom Flex4K. It will also enable a new 4K raw mode for the C500 and FS700.
This new record mode will take the 4K raw output of your respective camera setup, and convert it to an Apple ProRes 422 HQ at 4K resolution. Whilst raw is great in many regards, in certain workflows the large file sizes can be detrimental. Apple ProRes comparatively will offer a much more compact size whilst maintaining a high quality image and robust codec.
The new update for converting 4K raw into Apple ProRes 422 HQ will be a free update to users whom have already paid for the standard 4K raw feature (or just a paid update for first time buyers/upgraders), and will be available later in the month.