DRIVER UPDATE: CONVERGENT DESIGN APOLLO RECORDER
Convergent Design Apollo Recorder Driver
Apollo Recorder/Switcher Odyssey/Apollo Firmware v - Release Notes · Working with EDLs from Apollo and Titan HD Extract · Most Recent Most. Convergent Design have just started shipping their Apollo portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. The unit can simultaneously record up to. Apollo is a portable multichannel monitor/recorder/switcher that can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a.
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Convergent Design Apollo Recorder Driver
The unit 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.
Review: Convergent Design Apollo multicamera recorder/switcher – running on the Odyssey 7Q+
Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals. Apollo is currently the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them. All the recorded Convergent Design Apollo Recorder feeds stay in perfect sync with matching timecode, which allows for the quick turn around of material. A single SSD contains all of the multi-camera media. There are two SSD slots on Apollo, allowing either twice the recording time or mirror recording for safety backup. Apollo uses industry-standard 2. If you need to, you can also rent a licence to use Apollo functionality if you have a specific project that requires it.
: Customer reviews: Convergent Design Apollo Multi-Stream Monitor, Recorder, Switcher
Once it is in Quad Record mode then you need to set it Convergent Design Apollo Recorder and make sure that all your cameras are set up to output the same frame rate — this is essential. For instance, if you want to record in 25p, then all your cameras need to be set at 25p.
You then need to choose your master camera. The master camera will be the camera that supplies the timecode and if you have your unit set up in camera trigger mode it will also be the camera that starts and stops all the recordings. The timecode does Convergent Design Apollo Recorder have to come from the Master Camera. Just like record triggering, it can come from the Convergent Design Apollo Recorder, or it can happen on Apollo, or it can be separately input into Apollo.
Convergent Design Apollo OLED Monitor, Recorder,
For timecode, Apollo can generate time of day timecode in drop frame or non-drop frame, or it can generate a record run Convergent Design Apollo Recorder aka seed. I found the best way is to locate the main camera as close as possible to the Odyssey.
After all the cameras have been set up and connected you have a choice of three different quad recording options. It was pretty easy to set them all up.
7.7" Convergent Design Apollo OLED Monitor / Recorder / Switcher
When the unit is ready to go and still in preview mode you can switch between a quad screen view or the individual cameras. In preview mode a yellow box comes up around one of your images and when you Convergent Design Apollo Recorder it once it turns green, indicating that camera is being selected.
You can then press on any of the other cameras to get a yellow box around it that means Convergent Design Apollo Recorder is in preview mode and ready to be the next camera selected. I found this double tap functionality to be very intuitive and easy to use.
Once you hit record the boxes change colour. Yellow is the preview colour and the box turns red once it is selected. They told me that they are looking into enabling a mode where you can see the cameras individually once you are in record Convergent Design Apollo Recorder.
One thing I would always recommend is that Convergent Design Apollo Recorder should internally record on all the individual cameras as well as to the Odyssey as a fail-safe. Another feature of the Apollo Option is that when you are recording, if one of the cameras loses power or has a connection problem, all the other cameras will keep recording. Once the camera that has gone down comes back online it automatically starts recording again. This is a fantastic fail safe feature when recording multiple camera feeds.
Something else Convergent Design are looking to add to the live switching functionality is a feature where the last camera you selected before making a switch will automatically come back Convergent Design Apollo Recorder in preview mode. Currently, when you select a camera you have to then tap once on whatever camera you would like to use next to get it into preview mode.
If they can add this feature it would make a lot of sense in live switching applications such as interviews where two main cameras tend to be used the most. It would allow you to make instant changes instead Convergent Design Apollo Recorder having the deal of having to put the camera into a preview mode first before selecting it. One potential issue might be if you wanted to use the live switching mode and output a signal to a satellite truck or some other sort of production suite.