AJA Video Systems and Convergent Design Announce  Support for AJA Raw on Odyssey7Q+ Recorder

AJA Video Systems and Convergent Design Announce Support for AJA Raw on Odyssey7Q+ Recorder

April 13, 2015

Las Vegas, NV AJA Video Systems and Convergent Design today announced that the Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder will support the CION digital cinema production camera’s AJA Raw file format. AJA Raw is the newest format to be supported in Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder, along with Canon Cinema RAW, Sony FS RAW, ARRIRAW and more. A demonstration of the CION-to-Odyssey AJA Raw recording workflow will be demonstrated throughout NAB, April 13-16, at the AJA booth (#SL2505) as well as in the Convergent Design booth (#C8012).

“Since AJA first announced CION, our customers have been very enthusiastic and were asking us to support it,” said Mike Schell, President, Convergent Design. “CION is a beautiful camera that produces pristine images. Along with our AJA RAW record capabilities, we can integrate with CION the Odyssey7Q+’s image analysis tools for focus, color and exposure, as well as its accurate OLED monitor. Together the CION and the Odyssey7Q+ make a complete professional image capture system.”

“Since its introduction, CION has supported Raw output via Thunderbolt and SDI. In addition to CION’s in-camera ability to shoot ProRes, Odyssey7Q+ offers up a very light-weight, portable way to record our uncompressed AJA Raw format,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Many of our customers shoot with different cameras, often on the same shoot, to optimally capture whatever best fits the job. We’re excited that they now have the option to record AJA Raw to a product that is probably already a part of their standard toolkit.”

The AJA Raw format offers simple post production workflow options as it is processed into a common DNG file wrapper supported by all major content creation, editing and finishing tools, as well as AJA’s Control Room software.

About Odyssey7Q+

The Odyssey7Q+ is the most advanced, most capable, most versatile monitor/recorder in the world. The Odyssey7Q+ can record HD/2K/UltraHD/4K. It can record them via SDI and HDMI. It can record RAW (with Record Options), uncompressed DPX, and Apple ProRes. The Odyssey7Q+ features an OLED 1280x800 monitor with true blacks, accurate colors, extended color gamut and a 176 degree viewing angle.  Along with the best image in the industry, the Odyssey7Q+ also features an extensive array of image analysis tools, including an RGB waveform, RGB Histogram, False Color, Pixel Zoom with finger drag, three-mode Focus Assist and monitoring LUTs.

About CION

Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, the CION production camera is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION can also output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps via 4 x 3G-SDI or up to 4K 30fps via Thunderbolt™. 

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for CION is US MSRP $8,995. To place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers. Pricing for Odyssey7Q+ is US MSRP $2295. For purchase information, please visit http://www.convergent-design.com/dealers.html for a list of dealers worldwide.

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.

Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional, broadcast and post-production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at www.aja.com

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.  For more information, please visit https://convergent-design.com.