Convergent Design Releases Free Firmware Update v2015.11 for Odyssey Family

convergent150x150_2The Convergent Design engineering team has been hard at work, bringing more powerful features and functionality to the Odyssey family of professional monitor/recorders. This free firmware update for Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q and Odyssey7 includes new features, functionality and fixes for all three Odyssey models.
Firmware v2015.11 Release Notes NEW FEATURES (ODYSSEY7Q+) HD Dual-Stream Monitoring
  • View two HD video signals while recording one in Apple ProRes (HQ/422/LT)
  • Record in 1080p, 1080i, or 720p up to 50/59.94 up to 1080p50
  • View two SDI signals or one SDI & one HDMI (SDI A+SDI B or HDMI+SDI B)
  • Select either input for recording (no switching during record)

Please Note:

  • Both sources must match resolution, frame rate & cadence (ie, 1080, progressive, 30fps)
  • Remove 3:2 pulldown is not supported at the this time (recorded as 60i)
  • HDMI can only be paired with SDI B (overwrites SDI A)
  • SDI A or HDMI must be present in order to see or record SDI B
  • Dual-Stream Recording Option will come in a future firmware update
Apple ProRes 4444 / 4444(XQ)
  • 2K 10/12-bit RGB up to 50p/59.94p
  • 1080 10/12-bit RGB up to 50p/59.94p
  • Currently available for video sources only (SDI Level B)
  • Supported cameras include Sony F3/F5/F23/F35/F55, Canon C300mkII/C500, plus numerous others
Timecode Window Overlay Option
  • Available for SDI and HDMI outputs
Expanded Remote Trigger Function
  • Remote Trigger now enabled in all Record & Playback Modes
  • Raw & Raw->Apple ProRes
  • HD/2K/UHD/4K Apple ProRes
  • HDMI 4K/UHD->2K/HD Apple ProRes
Expanded LTC Function
  • Linear Timecode now enabled in all Record Modes
  • Raw & Raw->Apple ProRes
  • HD/2K/UHD/4K Apple ProRes
  • HDMI 4K/UHD->2K/HD Apple ProRes
Multi-Stream Monitoring LUTs
  • LUT function enabled in Dual-Stream & Multi-Stream Monitoring modes
Sync Playback Option for Apple ProRes 50p/60p
  • Option to skip every-other frame in playback of 50p/60p Apple ProRes files for real-time playback speed with audio sync Currently available in all 2K & HD Apple ProRes modes
FS700 2K Raw HS -> 2K Apple ProRes
  • Supports 100, 120, 200, & 240fps in 2K Apple ProRes (HQ/422/LT)
FS7 2K Raw HS -> 2K Apple ProRes
  • Supports 100, 120, 200, & 240fps in 2K Apple ProRes (HQ/422/LT)
Spot Meter
  • New Advanced Monitoring Tool for determining precise color and luminance
Additional Test Patterns
  • EBU 75% and 100% Color Bar Options
Improved Monitoring Tools Overlay Option
  • Frame Guides now available for video output
  • Graticule lines & marks included on metering tools video outputs
  • Available for SDI and HDMI outputs
C300 Mark II CLOG2 Preset LUTs Added


  • BT.709_CanonLog2-to-BT.709_WideDR_33_Ver1.0.cube
  • CanonLog 2/Rec.709 to Wide Dynamic Range Rec.709


  • CinemaGamut_CanonLog2-to-BT.709_WideDR_33_Ver1.0.cube
  • CanonLog 2/CinemaGamut to Wide Dynamic Range Rec.709
Canon C500 CLOG Preset LUTs Updated


  • BT.709_CanonLog-to-BT.709_WideDR_33_Ver1.0.cube
  • CanonLog 1/Rec.709 to Wide Dynamic Range Rec.709


  • CinemaGamut_CanonLog-to-BT.709_WideDR_33_Ver1.0.cube
  • CanonLog 1/CinemaGamut to Wide Dynamic Range Rec.709
Panasonic V-Log Preset LUT Updated
  • VariCam35/HS series, GH4 & DVX200
CD Apple ProRes Transfer Tool v1.10
  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444(XQ) and 4444
  • Windows and Mac versions available
FS RAW Post Workflow LUT / Workflow Update
  • New LUTs for matching FS7/FS700 RAW recording to Apple ProRes recording
  • New documentation and video tutorials on Convergent Design website
New Canon CLOG and CLOG2 Additional Presets Available for Download
  • FIXED Rare access issue with RAW rental options
  • FIXED Issue with improperly-marked 2K HS RAW->HD Apple ProRes files
  • FIXED Rare interference issue with HDMI display
  • FIXED file name issue with ALEXA SUP 11.01
  • FIXED Apple ProRes playback skipping and judder
  • FIXED horizontal lines in Multi-Stream Monitoring mode
  • FIXED internal/LTC timecode with Indiecam and IO Industries RAW modes
  • FIXED LUT On/Off clean SDI/HDMI output in FS700 RAW mode
  • FIXED display image tearing in ARRIRAW 48/50/60p
  • FIXED timecode in FS700/FS7 2K HS->HD Apple ProRes
  • FIXED Vectorscope in 4K Apple ProRes and ARRIRAW modes
  • FIXED analog audio input mixing with playback audio
  • IMPROVED Touchscreen response
  • IMPROVED Vectorscope magnification increments
  • IMPROVED HDMI/SDI Source detection
  • IMPROVED 1080p24 detection with Canon C100
  • IMPROVED Reduced power consumption in Apple ProRes recording modes
  • If signal is lost while recording in Dual-Stream Monitoring mode, ending current recording may take up to 10 seconds.
  • In Dual-Stream Monitoring Analog Audio is only Supported on HDMI / SDI A
  • Skip Frame 50/60p is not supported in 4K Raw->4K/UHD Apple ProRes.
  • Occasionally when changing frame rates, or when the source is removed the OLED will change to a green / taupe> To correct, reconnect a video source, switch to playback and then back to live; or cycle power.
  • DPX 444 not currently supported on 7Q (works on 7Q+). Apple ProRes 4444/4444(XQ) fully supported.
  • Occasionally when switching from Live to Playback the video will be black or White, to remedy, select a clip from the playlist, or switch back to live, then back to playback.
  • if “Input Mismatch” is seen with a dual link source, remove SDI B, then reconnect. (ProRes 4444, ARRIRAW, CanonRAW)
  • Color bars can appear distorted. To correct, disconnect video inputs when viewing color bars.
  • Zoom does not work correctly in Canon RAW / Half RAW (this does work in Canon RAW-> Apple ProRes ).
  • Dual-Link 1080p50/60 422 from the ALEXA is not supported. Use single 3G-SDI for 1080p50/60 422. (ProRes / DPX )

  • SDI/HDMI outputs occasionally will not carry audio. Cycle Odyssey power to restore.
  • SDI/HDMI audio occasionally will have a static pop when powering up.
  • Audio occasionally will swap tracks when recording in DPX.
  • Audio output (headphones) occasionally flips channels.
  • SDI/HDMI outputs have a pink line in image on Canon C500 2K 12-bit/10-bit video. Recording is unaffected.
  • Switching between ARRIRAW 1.5G DL and 3G DL occasionally can make the image incorrect on the OLED screen. Disconnect & reconnect one of the SDI inputs to correct. Recording is unaffected.
  • IO Industries RAW files do not send color balance metadata to the Odyssey7Q so images appear incorrect. Recorded metadata color balance is set to 5600K but is not baked in.
  • Very fast scrubbing can show bad colors. The image corrects after scrubbing completed.
  • Multiple clip play is currently supported only in DPX and Apple ProRes 422(HQ).
  • Scrubbing RAW or DPX files occasionally causes the image to pixelate. The image corrects after scrubbing completed.
  • FS700 2K RAW files occasionally show improper colors on initial selection of a clip. De-select and then re-select the clip to correct.
  • FS700 RAW files occasionally show vertical line on right edge of frame. Recording is unaffected.
  • F700 4K RAW 50p files occasionally do not play back audio. Recording is unaffected.
  • FS700 RAW 30p and 60p files occasionally play with jitter. De-select and re-select to correct. Recording is unaffected.
  • Audio at the last few frames of an Apple ProRes 422(HQ) file occasionally records static. Add two seconds of pre- and post-roll to shots to avoid.
  • ARRIRAW 4:3 mode is currently unsupported.

NOTE: Updating firmware on an Odyssey monitor/recorder requires the use of an SSD. If an Odyssey monitor/recorder is currently running firmware version 5.10.100 (March 2015) or 2015.5 (May 2015) then a qualified Samsung SSD (see list above) as well as an Odyssey SSD can be used to perform the update. Samsung SSDs require the Convergent Design SSD Handle kit to mount in an Odyssey monitor/recorder. Odyssey monitor/recorders running earlier firmware versions must use an Odyssey SSD to perform the update. About Convergent Design Founded in 2000, Convergent Design started as a manufacturer of SD/HD signal converters and evolved the product line to include video recorders, RAW data video capture devices and professional monitors. Convergent Design's progressive technology design means that each new device includes the features and technology of the ones that preceded it. Convergent Design products are designed and manufactured in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and sold through our worldwide network of dealers and distributors.

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