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Convergent Design Apollo Portable Multicamera Live Switcher/Recorder

7.7 inch OLED Portable Multicamera Live Switcher/Recorder with SDI & HDMI and SSD
Part No: CD-APOLLO

Apollo is a portable multichannel monitor/recorder. Apollo 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. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals. The size of a small tablet and able to run for hours on a camcorder battery, Apollo is truly portable and the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them. It’s a production studio in the palm of your hand.

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Convergent Design

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The Convergent Design Apollo is a mobile multichannel monitor/recorder. It is capable of simultaneously recording 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. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while recording the four isolated HD video signals. No bigger than a small tablet and able to operate at full capacity for hours on a camcorder battery, Apollo is truly portable and the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them. It’s a production studio in the palm of your hand.

The Apollo Media Manager App exports separate Apple ProRes files with matching timecode or a single multi-stream QuickTime file that fits directly into the timeline of supporting NLEs such as FCP-X. Only one SSD is necessary to store all media, allowing Apollo’s dual SSD slots to be used for either extended record times or mirror recording backup. Apollo is compatible with industry-standard 2.5” SSDs from Convergent Design or qualified third party models.

Apollo records multiple video signals in a multitrack QuickTime format intentionally designed for multiple synced video and audio signals. The ProRes Transfer Tool, which you can download from Convergent Design’s website, ingests the singular, multitrack file from the SSD card, separates the tracks and converts each to its own Apple ProRes file, with an extension to link the different matched files together. Each extension is letter A-D to signify input, or QSLS to signify either Quad-Slip or Live-Switch if this was chosen to also be recorded. An XML file is also created with the metadata tags for markers and notations.

Convergent Design’s Apollo innovates by condensing the powerful capabilities essential for challenging production environments into a compact and robust device that enables delivery to the highest standard while on the move. No individual device on the market can perform the same functionality as Apollo does. No other solution offers this kind of measurable boost in productivity from day one.

Features

Monitor

  • Four HD Streams
  • Switched/Quad View
  • Image Analysis Tools
  • Custom 3D-LUTs
  • SDI and HDMI I/O

 

Record

  • Apple ProRes
  • 4x HD + Quad/Live
  • Single File
  • SSD Media
  • Embedded Audio

 

Switch

  • No Genlock Required
  • Touchscreen Interface
  • 2x SDI/1x HDMI Output
  • XML EDL for Post
  • Compact/Lightweight

 

Play

  • Switched/Quad View
  • Output to HDMI/SDI
  • Intuitive Controls
  • Playlist/Scrubbing
  • Clip Markers

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Recording

  • HD video recording, up to four signals simultaneously
  • 1080p24 / 1080p30 / 1080i60 / 720p60 (60hz territories
  • 1080p25 / 1080i50/720p50 (50hz territories)
  • Apple ProRes HQ/422/LT
  • Record four HD signals and one quad-split view
  • Record four HD signals and one live switch
  • Up to four SDI inputs or three SDI & one HDMI
  • Embedded audio or analog input
  • Loss of any signal does not interrupt recording of other channels
  • Apollo Media Manager App outputs four separate files or one master multi-camera QuickTime for simplified post
  • Dual SSDs allow spanning (long record time) or mirroring (simultaneous backup)
  • 3.5 hours recording time at highest quality [2TB of 4x HD signals & live switch, 1080p30, Apple ProRes 422(HQ); 8.5 hours in Apple ProRes 422(LT)]

 

Switching/Monitoring

  • No Genlock required
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Monitor outputs for switched or quad view
  • Two SDI outputs, one HDMI output
  • Preset or Custom Monitoring LUTs
  • Image Analysis tools: False Color, Focus Assist, Histogram, Pixel Zoom, Spot Meter, Vectorscope, Waveform, and Zebra
  • 7.7” OLED panel for true blacks and accurate colours

 

Other Specs

  • 7.9”x6.1”x1” / 20x15.5x2.5 cm
  • 1.2lbs. / 560g
  • Under 20w power draw, 6.5-34v with battery mounts available
  • Two 2.5” SSD slots (Convergent Design SSDs or qualified 3rd party models)
  • Magnesium case / Gorilla Glass cover / stick-on/peel-off screen protector
  • No fans or vents

 

Additional features in free firmware update (Early 2016)

  • Dual 4K/UHD recording (Apple ProRes in 24p, 25p, 30p)
  • DNxHD recording
  • Record XML file Edit Decision List from Live Switch
  • Remote keyboard control pad
  • Audio delay
  • On-screen source naming
  • Cascade interconnect for 12-channel HD / 6-channel 4K recording

What's in the box

  • Convergent Design Apollo
  • SSD to USB3 Adapter
  • Pack of 5 SSD Mounting Handles
  • Universal AC Power Supply

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