End of Life


Announced 11th December: Odyssey7Q is replaced by Odyssey7Q+.

The Odyssey7Q from Convergent Design is an integrated monitor/recorder - designed to follow the user's journey from DSLR to high-end 4K cinema cameras.

A professional 7.7" OLED 1280x800 8-bit monitor with 4100:1 contrast and true blacks, the Odyssey7Q features comprehensive and professional monitoring tools, including Waveform, RGB Parade, Focus Assist, False Color, Zebras, 1:1 Pixel, Vectorscope, Histogram and LUT support. 

Turn Odyssey7Q into a multi-format recorder by purchasing or renting the following options as needed:

  • Sony FS700 Raw
  • Canon C500 4K Raw
  • ARRIRAW (full 16:9 and 4:3 support)
  • POV RAW (IO Industries Flare 2KSDI & Indiecam indieGS2K)
  • Multi-Stream HD: Quad Record & Playback

Recording options must be purchased or rented by the user from the Convergent Design website and will be available 24/7. Compressed recording options will be included as standard. View the recording options in more detail.

An iPhone/Android app can be used for remote control and status.

Display 7.7" OLED, 1280x800, RGB 8-Bit Panel, ~ 16 million colors, wide gamut, 3400:1 Contrast, 176° Viewing, True Blacks
SDI Video I/O SD*/HD/3G Support: Single/Dual Link, 2-Inputs, 2-Outputs, 2 Bi-Directional (Can be inputs or outputs), Full-size BNCs
HDMI Video I/O HDMI I/O Version 1.4a support, Up to 1080p30 422 8-bit
LUT Support ARRI, Canon, Sony, or Custom User-Loadable LUTs*
Focus Assist Video + Edges, Edges Only, Enhanced Edges, user choice of color: Red, Green, or Blue + Pulsing
Zebras Two Levels, one allows for a user specified range, the other is active on a specified IRE level and above
False Color False color with 4 programmable levels
Waveform Monitor Luma only, RGB, Red only, Blue only, Green only, and RGB Parade
Histogram Luma only, RGB, or Red, Blue or Green individually
Vectorscope Color vectorscope with 2X zoom
1:1 Pixel Mode Image Zoom, Vertical Flip and Horizontal Flop, Aspect Ratio Guides,  Horizon Indicator
Quad Stream Display Display four independent HD streams simultaneously (Quad-Split) with live-switch capability
Digital Audio I/O 8-Channel Embedded Audio (48KHz, 24-bit) (2 Channel initially, 8-Channel via future firmware update)
Analog Audio I/O 3.5mm stereo unbalanced input up to -10dB, 3.5mm stereo headphone output
Remote and Timecode RS-232 I/O*, programmable GPIO. Timecode: LTC I/O (BNC) or embedded SDI / HDMI
Wireless Control Bluetooth LE with iPhone/Android App*
User Interface Capacitive Touchscreen, Two user-programmable context-sensitive mechanical keys
DC Power Input 6.5 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; locking Neutrik connector, built-in power switch
Power Draw 8 Watts (monitor only), 9-15 Watts (simultaneous monitor/record mode)
Weight and Size 560 grams / 1.3 lbs., 7.9" x 6.1" x 1.0" (200 x 155 x 25 mm), -10 to +40°C (Operating), -20 to +70°C (Storage)
Onion Skinning Overlay pre-recorded still frame on live video with opacity slider*
View Monitor Out,
Record Clean Video
Display the monitor-out (viewfinder data) on the OLED while recording a clean video signal.
Available when using the Sony F3, Sony FS700, Canon C500 and ARRI Alexa cameras.
Record Triggers Touchscreen, SDI record trigger (ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red, Sony), Optional Remote Control Cable
Recording SSD Media Convergent Design SSDs with power-loss protection, in 256 and 512 GB sizes, 420MB/sec write, 500MB/sec read speed, compatible with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt adapters. SSDs and adpaters sold separately.
Recording Formats (Base Odyssey7Q) Compressed formats: 1080p 10-bit YCC 422 up to 120fps, 1080p RGB 12-bit 444 up to 60fps*
Uncompressed formats: 1080p RGB 10/12-bit 444 up to 60fps

  • 2K = 2048x1080, QHD = Quad-HD (3840x2160), Half QHD = 3840x1080, Half 4K = 4096x1080.
  • * = ARRIRAW, Quad-Stream HD recording, proxy recording, onion skinning, and user programmable LUTs available in Q4 2013 as a downloadable firmware upgrade.
  • Certain features will be provided via a firmware update after initial release of the Odyssey7Q.

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