Convergent Design is well known for their Odyssey series of recording/monitoring systems, but today they introduced something that takes things a little further — the «first truly portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher,» the Apollo.
In fact — Odyssey users can think of Apollo as an answer to the much desired quad recording option for the OLED 7Q/7Q+ recorders/monitors — except without the 4K recording. However, Convergent Design is offering 7Q/7Q+ users Apollo functionality through a paid upgrade.
The Apollo has several features that are exciting new additions to CD’s already popular line of recorder/monitors. It 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. Users can also utilize the Apollo as a four-channel live switcher, while recording four individual HD video signals simultaneously. You’re not going to see a difference in terms of size and weight between the Apollo and the 7Q/7Q+, which means that this thing is highly portable — a feature that was missing in similar products until now.