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Convergent Design Apollo OLED Monitor, Recorder, Switcher

Important For All Odyssey/Apollo Users: Critical Bug Found In Latest Firmware – Download Patch Now!

A critical bug was found in the latest Convergent Design firmware (v2016.10.1639). Convergent Design strongly recommends that all Odyssey and Apollo products be updated to the latest firmware. The most recent firmware update from Convergent Design had a critical audio issue, and they have released a patch to fix the […]

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Z Systems Project Update: “Air Lock” Week 3

Z SYSTEMS PROJECT UPDATE: “AIR LOCK” WEEK 3 We had a very busy weekend of shooting for Air Lock.  I was excited to try out some new gear and unique rigging, which I will go over in this update.  We managed to cram in 6 and a half pages of […]

Convergent Design Apollo

Introducing Apollo from Convergent Design: The First Truly Portable Multicamera Recorder/Switcher

Convergent Design Apollo is the industry’s first truly portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. 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 […]

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Sony a7Rii Overheating Issue Resolved With External Recorder

Last Friday I was shooting some interviews in 4K with our Sony a7Rii and ran into what is probably the number one issue people are having with this camera.  Overheating.  After about 20 minutes of continuous shooting the camera gave me a warning that it was overheating and it shut […]

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Major Firmware Update for Odyssey Monitor/Recorders Now Available for Download

Just a heads up folks! Recently, Convergent Design released a major firmware update for their Odyssey line of monitor/recorders. Support for third-party SSDs has been added, many functionality improvements, and a lot of bug fixes. Here is a rundown of all of the Odyssey firmware update details: click here to […]

Slow Motion Video with the Sony PXW-FS7

This past weekend I got together with Mark L, one of our account execs., and shot this slow motion video using one of our rental Sony PXW-FS7 cameras and a Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q external recorder.  We encountered some challenges with lighting and exposing the shot for 240 frames per […]


Sony PXW-FS7 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

NOTE: This page is no longer the current FS7 FAQ Page.  It automatically redirects to : 4/28/15 Update: Since publishing, Sony has released firmware update 2.0 for the PXW-FS7. For all the details regarding the firmware update, please visit us here. Thank you. Please note that this is in no […]