NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Convergent Design Supports Panasonic VariCam LT 240-fps 2K RAW, Avid DNxHD for Odyssey and Apollo

Panasonic has announced a free firmware update that adds a 2K RAW up to 240 fps to the VariCam LT. All available RAW outputs will be supported by Convergent Design (Booth C12316) in the Raw Bundle for its Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q via a free firmware update in June.

“We are excited to announce our continued support for the Panasonic VariCam LT. The 2K 240 fps update fits nicely into the Odyssey Raw Bundle high-frame-rate support and adds versatility to the VariCam LT. The Odyssey and VariCam LT are an ideal pairing and we look forward to our joint firmware release,” says Mike Schell, president, Convergent Design. ”

Convergent Design will also release free firmware in May supporting Avid DNxHD 4:2:2 for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q in single-channel recording and for Apollo and Apollo Option multicamera HD. This upcoming release will support bitrates of 220 Mb and 145 Mb up to 60p from HD video sources. Broadcast applications, especially in Apollo multicamera operation, will enjoy a native Avid workflow.

More information about the firmware updates will be available on the Convergent Design website and on social media in the coming months.

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