IBC Preview 2016 — Convergent Design Titan

Available to see for the first time at IBC 2016, the Convergent Design Titan can extract three HD video signals from a single 4K signal
Available this October for $1,295, the new Convergent Design Titan option will allow $2,995 Apollo, $1,295 Odyssey 7Q and $1,795 Odyssey 7Q+ monitors and recorders to split a single 4K camera into three separate HD deliverables. With two extractable frames and fullscreen video stream as well as live-switching feed, all four can be captured in Apple ProRes with timecode.

I just used Convergent Design’s touchscreen Odyssey 7Q with the new Canon ME20F-SH for the September issue, hitting stands on September 27th. The menus are incredibly intuitive and easy to navigate and operate. With this functionality, the monitors can be used almost as a multiple-camera setup, especially useful for live events, sports and interviews. It also circumvents some post time while helping the edit to focus on what the camera operator or director may have better context on than an editor down-the-line.

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The new Titan option for Convergent Design Apollo, Odyssey7Q and Odyssey 7Q+ monitors and recorders
The new Titan option for Convergent Design Apollo, Odyssey7Q and Odyssey 7Q+ monitors and recorders

Convergent Design Titan Press Release

Introducing Titan

(6 September, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO)Many cameras can shoot in 4K today, but most clients still want HD. How can a 4K camera become an enhanced HD device? Introducing Titan.

Convergent Design Titan is the latest option for the Odyssey & Apollo monitor/recorders. Titan uses one 4K camera to create three HD video signals. One frame is a SuperSample of the full image area and two are windows selected from within the original input. These windows can be panned smoothly through the 4K field and the three angles can be Live-Switched. All four HD signals can be recorded simultaneously in Apple ProRes with matching timecode and file names.

Shoot a two-subject interview using one camera and Titan and record a Live-Switch of a two-shot plus separate close-ups.
Record a panel presentation with a wide master plus a single on the moderator and another of the panel, all from one camera.
Cover a House of Worship service with a shot of the clergyman, another of the chorus, and a wide view of them all – done with the modest investment of one camera and Titan.
With Titan and a single installed camera capture an entire football field from the 50 yard line, plus follow a player as he runs the course of the field.

Eliminate the render time of reframing in post. Deliver edited content as well as the complete separate angles to your client at the end of the shoot. Shoot a multi-cam job with a kit you can fit in a single backpack.

HD Extract with the Convergent Design Titan option for 4K cameras
HD Extract with the Convergent Design Titan option for 4K cameras

Convergent Design Titan accepts 4K video signals over HDMI and SDI (original Odyssey7Q limited to 3G-SDI). Titan also accepts 4K RAW data from the Sony FS5, FS7 & FS700 cameras. Live-Switching is available as cuts and dissolves, and an Edit Decision List is generated as an .EDL file for conforming an edit in post.

Convergent Design Titan is an option for the Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q and Apollo monitor/recorders. Other options (Odyssey RAW Bundle or Apollo) are not required for Titan.

Titan list price is $1295, but Convergent Design will offer Titan for a limited time at an introductory price of just $995. Titan is expected to be available around the beginning of October.

For more on Titan, visit the Convergent Design website and check out this video introduction. Or come see Titan in person at the Convergent Design booth at IBC 2016.

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 Convergent-Design.com.

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