Sony 4K Camcorder Linked to Convergent Design’s New Monitor/Recorder

Sony’s NEX-FS700 supports a direct connection to Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q
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Sony’s NEX-FS700 supports a direct connection to Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q

Sony says its 4K production camcorder, the NEX-FS700, supports a direct connection to Convergent Design’s new monitor/recorder, the Odyssey7Q, enabling the recording of 2K RAW at up to 240 frames per second, 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 RA

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W while recording to the Odyssey 7Q, according to Sony. The 240 content fps is recording continuously, without windowing the imager or line doubling the signal, and that “assures full resolution at all times without windowing artifacts,” Sony says.
The direct connection to Convergent Design’s new Odyssey 7Q complements Sony’s own newly announced recording solution using the AXS-R5 RAW recorder and the new HXR-IFR5 interface unit, Sony says. Now professional users have even more flexibility in choosing a workflow that meets their needs, the company adds.
“The addition of RAW and 4K recording unleashes the full power of the FS700’s state of the art 4K imager, vastly increasing the potential applications for the camcorder and resulting in tremendous flexibility in post-production,” said Peter Crithary, Sony Electronics’ marketing manager for large sensor technology. “Now, interoperability with the exciting Odyssey 7Q, in addition to our own recording technology, gives users a wide range of cost effective choices when working with diverse workflows,” he said.
The Odyssey7Q is a 7.7-inch OLED monitor that can be upgraded to become a professional multi-stream (4-channel) recorder. It can record 4K and also output to true 4K monitors, via four separate HD-SDI single-link outputs, and 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.
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