Convergent Design Apollo Portable Multicamera Live Switcher and Recorder
Convergent Design Apollo Portable Multicamera Live Switcher and RecorderConvergent Design Apollo Portable Multicamera Live Switcher and Recorder


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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): APOLLO
MFR Part # (MPN): CD-Apollo

Apollo is a complete 4-channel recorder/switcher out-of-the-box. Add SSDs, plug in cameras, and Apollo is ready to roll.

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Apollo is a portable multichannel monitor/recorder. Apollo can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch between the four or a quad-split reference view. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals. The size of a small tablet and able to run for hours on a camcorder battery, Apollo is truly portable and the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them. It’s a production studio in the palm of your hand.


  • Four HD Streams

  • Switched/Quad View

  • Custom 3D-LUTs

  • SDI and HDMI I/O


  • Apple ProRes

  • 4x HD + Quad/Live

  • Single File

  • SSD Media

  • Embedded Audio


  • No Genlock Required

  • Touchscreen Interface

  • 2x SDI/1x HDMI Output

  • XML EDL for Post

  • Compact/Lightweight


  • Switched/Quad View

  • Output to HDMI/SDI

  • Intuitive Controls

  • Playlist/Scrubbing

  • Clip Markers

The Apollo Media Manager App exports separate Apple ProRes files with matching timecode or a single multi-stream QuickTime file that drops directly into the timeline of supporting NLEs such as FCP-X. Only one SSD is needed to contain all of the media, allowing Apollo’s dual SSD slots to be used for either extended record times or mirror recording backup. Apollo utilizes industry-standard 2.5” SSDs from Convergent Design or qualified 3rd party models.


  • HD video recording, up to four signals simultaneously

  • 1080p24 / 1080p30 / 1080i60 / 720p60 (60hz territories)

  • 1080p25 / 1080i50/720p50 (50hz territories)

  • Apple ProRes HQ/422/LT

  • Record four HD signals and one quad-split view

  • Record four HD signals and one live switch

  • Up to four SDI inputs or three SDI & one HDMI

  • Embedded audio or analog input

  • Loss of any signal does not interrupt recording of other channels

  • Apollo Media Manager App outputs four separate files or one master multi-camera QuickTime for simplified post

  • Dual SSDs allow spanning (long record time) or mirroring (simultaneous backup)

  • 3.5 hours recording time at highest quality [2TB of 4x HD signals & live switch, 1080p30, Apple ProRes 422(HQ); 8.5 hours in Apple ProRes 422(LT)]


  • No Genlock required

  • Touchscreen interface

  • Monitor outputs for switched or quad view

  • Two SDI outputs, one HDMI output

  • Preset or Custom Monitoring LUTs

  • Image Analysis tools: False Color, Focus Assist, Histogram, Pixel Zoom, Spot Meter, Vectorscope, Waveform, and Zebra

  • 7.7” OLED panel for true blacks and accurate colors

  • 7.9”x6.1”x1” / 20x15.5x2.5 cm

  • 1.2lbs. / 560g

  • Under 20w power draw, 6.5-34v with battery mounts available

  • Two 2.5” SSD slots (Convergent Design SSDs or qualified 3rd party models)

  • Magnesium case / Gorilla Glass cover / stick-on/peel-off screen protector

  • No fans or vents

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