Convergent Design’s Apollo is an all-in-one type solution serving as not only an OLED monitor and video recorder, but also functioning as a video switcher with support for up to 4 HD sources. Key features include:
- Multi Recording and Monitoring. Input up to four HD video signals, then either record simultaneously with matching timecodes, or record the live switch or a quad split screen view.
- Ins and Outs. The Apollo features an array of ins and outs to manage all of your video needs with 2 dedicated 3G-SDI inputs, 2 dedicated 3G-SDI outputs, and 2 bi-directional connectors that can be assigned as either inputs or outputs via the menu system. And to top it all off, there’s even a mini-HDMI input and output to suit your non-SDI needs.
- Super High Quality Codecs. Don’t like that crummy old 4:2:0 file? No problem! This recorder captures video in (4:2:2) at up to 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ format.
- High Quality monitoring. The Apollo features a 7.7" 1280 × 800 LCD with a 3400:1 contrast ratio- the same great monitor as the Odyssey7Q. It also shares many of the same advanced image analysis tools, including Vectorscope, Waveform, RGB Parade and extensive support for LUTs.
- Battery / AC Powered. We include a Sony battery plate that allows the unit to be battery powered with the included Sony NP-F970. Additionally, the AC adapter is also included for powering via wall outlet.
- SSD media is not included! You’ll need to rent Convergent Design SSDs here. However, we do send along a StarTech USB 3.0 SSD Drive Adapter Cable for offloading footage.
- Cables are not included! Our selection of HDMI and SDI cables can be found here.
- The Apollo does not record RAW. If you’re looking for a RAW recording solution, then you would be better suited with the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q Sony FS Raw Option.
- This recorder’s HDMI input uses a mini connector (Type C). If you need an full-size HDMI male (Type A) to Mini-HDMI male (Type C), they can be found here.
- If you’re using a camera with a micro HDMI output like the Sony a7S or Panasonic GH4, you’ll need an HDMI Micro (Type D) to HDMI Mini (Type C) cable like Sanho 2.6ft HyperThin HDMI Micro-Mini.
- More features are coming. A firmware update is coming that will add support for Dual 4K/UHD recording, the DNxHD recording format, and a cascade interconnect feature that will support three Apollos recording up to 12 HD channels or as many as 6 4K channels. All this is coming soon, but none of those features are currently available.