icon account icon cash icon cart icon search main arrow arrow check icon camera icon light icon audio icon computer icon storage icon discount icon facebook icon twitter icon linkedin icon vimeo icon youtube icon instagram icon google plus icon share icon email icon print icon time icon phone icon email-m icon marker-m icon pdf icon remove icon calendar icon list icon comment icon out icon-status icon-star icon-switch pie-chart line-chart icon-user icon-warning icon-heart expand-arrow-1 expand-arrow-2 icon-upload icon-download icon-none icon-date-scheduled icon-date-available icon-is-hazardous
Header image for article Quick Tip: Capturing 4K ProRes with the Flex4K & Odyssey7Q

Quick Tip: Capturing 4K ProRes with the Flex4K & Odyssey7Q

Flex4K_Odyssey_header2

Although 4K compressed recording is still in the works for the Phantom Flex4K, you can now use Convergent Design's Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ to capture high-speed 4K playback from the Phantom camera.

The Flex4K uses dual 3G-SDI connectors to send out a clean Log or Rec709 4K signal, and with the latest firmware update 4.10.100 for the Odyssey 7Q, you can now capture that signal as UHD ProRes 4:2:2. I'll take you through the steps necessary for setup:

Step 1 Open the Video & Playback menu on the Flex4K, and set the interface to 4K 4:2:2 (A+B). Set your Format to 2160/30p, 25p, 24p, 29.97p, or 23.98p (besides being your video system for output, this is also your playback frame rate).

step_1_crop_web_edit step_1-580_Flex4KCU_edit

(Click to Enlarge)

Step 2 On the Odyssey, set the Camera to Other and Monitor -> Record to 4K/UHD 4:2:2 -> 4K/UHD ProRes (.mov). step-2-crop_web step-2_580_OdysseyCU_edit

(Click to Enlarge)

And that's it! You can capture live ProRes on the Odyssey while recording Raw on the Flex4K, or record the high-speed playback from the Flex4K, regardless of the captured frame rate.

For anyone interested in the Odyssey7Q+, Convergent Design has just announced that for a limited time, those who purchase a 7Q+ will receive two free 256GB SSDs. Get all the details on Convergent Design's official blog.  

Juliette McNally
Camera Tech Specialist, AbelCine LA

Related Products

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...

Intro image for article Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ Updates
Tutorials & Guides
Convergent Design has been busy updating the firmware for the Odyssey7Q and 7Q+. They've had several firmware updates over the last couple of months, all with some major changes and additions.
Intro image for article Convergent Design's Firmware v2015.5 for Odyssey7 Series
Tech News
There's been yet another major firmware update to Convergent Design's Odyssey7 series of external monitors/recorders. This time the focus is on monitoring, routing/distribution and, especially, LUTs (Look Up Tables).
Intro image for article Phantom Comparison Chart
Tools, Charts & Downloads
With the introduction of the VEO 640S, Vision Research has really evened out its line of high-speed cameras. Whether you're looking for something lightweight, highly configurable, or simply want brute power, the current Phantom line now has options for everybody.
Subscribe to our Newsletter