Convergent Design announced today a very interesting Sony FS700 external recording option. 4k (compressed) and 2k RAW recording at up to 240fps (for up to 45 minutes continuously) . This is fantastic news for FS700 users adding new features that we never thought were possible with this camera. The recording codecs for the FS700 will be available to both rent and buy. You do not need any other adaptor to make use of the Odyssey 7Q . A straight output from the FS700 to the Convergent Design will enable 4k, and 2k RAW. Being able to record 240fps continuously for up to 45 minutes in full 2k RAW really takes the FS700 to a whole other level.
One quick note the Odyssey 7Q is required for these features to work. They will not work with the Odyssey 7.
Matthew Allard spoke to Convergent Design at NAB 2013
WirelessHD (WiHD) is a consumer electronics standard for the transmission of audio and video data signals. Because it is for the consumer market, where hundreds of thousands of units are expected to ship, the price for the equipment can be made quite low. We decided to adapt these tools for professional use, creating the AbelCine Wireless Video Solution. Consumer technology uses HDMI to carry HD video with embedded audio, so we added Atomos Connect H2S and Atomos Connect S2H converters to make the transmitter and receiver each accept either HDMI or HD-SDI signals.
The system works with all formats of HD video, including some that other, more expensive professional devices do not. Any combination of HDMI or HD-SDI at either end can be used, so a camera could output HDMI and a monitor could see it via HD-SDI, or the reverse. We also added a custom power regulator which runs the complete transmitter kit and the complete receiver kit each off a single industry--standard 12v P-Tap. Locking HDMI cables are used to protect connectors and prevent accidental loss of signal.
The AbelCine Wireless Video Solution is rated up to 150 feet (line of sight) and each end weighs less than a pound. The complete kit sells for less than $1500. Watch my video above for more details.