The Convergent Design Apollo provides unmatched power and flexibility for multi-camera productions.
Multi-camera production can be chaotic, confusing, and time consuming. We all know the hassle of wrangling multiple media cards from the cameras, offloading files that are different lengths, with different names, and to different codecs, then attempting to align these in post production with audio/video delay across cameras… Apollo alleviates all of that!
- Four HD Streams
- Switched or Quad View
- Image Analysis Tools
- Custom 3D-LUTs
- SDI and HDMI I/O
- Apple ProRes Format
- Four HD + Quad/Live
- Single File
- SSD Media
- Embedded Audio
- No Genlock Required
- Touchscreen Interface
- 2x SDI/1x HDMI Output
- XML EDL for Post
- Switched or Quad View
- Output to HDMI/SDI
- Intuitive Controls
- Clip Markers
Why Apollo for Multi-Camera Production?
Matching file names, matching timecode, and Apollo’s AV Align feature saves you hours data wrangling and in post production editing.
Only one 2.5” Solid State Drive is required to record the four video signals and switched program streams into one file on the drive.
No need to transcode disparate codecs as recorded internally from different cameras; Apollo records to edit-ready Apple ProRes.
Using the touch-screen you can easily monitor and live switch your production, giving you a 5th recorded channel of the program stream.
Spare the monotonous and time consuming process of duplicating copies of your data at the end of the shoot day, Create a double master while you shoot!
Add frame delay BEFORE you begin shooting and spare the trouble of compensating for any audio/video latency in post production.
The All-In-One Production Problem Solver
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 live-switch, or a quad-split reference view. Separate ‘Preview’ and ‘Program’ outputs allow you to monitor on set while using Apollo’s touch screen for simple switching with cut or dissolves. Play back in perfect sync while toggling cameras. All of this functionality in a unit the size of a small tablet and capable of battery power for the ultimate portability.
Powerful Portable Performance
...and money! Record all cameras to one single card in one Apple ProRes codec, not four disparate media with four separate file types. Matching timecode means no guessing in post production - your video is ready for immediate edit or publication.
Up Your Game
Invigorate your creativity with multi-camera content. It's no longer cumbersome and expensive to produce multi-camera content. Monitor all cameras and direct with ease. By doing more with less, you're simply more productive.
Ditch the rolling rack! With the Apollo you can now record and output a live switch in ONE small, portable unit. Set on a desktop, use hand-held, or on-camera. There is nothing else quite like Apollo. It truly is a production studio in the palm of your hand!
You can provide a duplicate copy of your iso and switched program materials immediately at the end of the shoot day, send your switched program output into live streams, and avoid hours of aligning audio and video by using Apollo.
Ideal for a Variety of Applications
Save time by consolidating multicamera recording and switching into one simple and powerful device. Live events, episodic television, corporate video, faith broadcasting and more.
Massive Power / Compact Size
We have evolved beyond the need for huge amounts of equipment for multi-camera production.
Apollo breaks new ground by combining the powerful capabilities required for challenging production environments into a compact and robust device that enables you to get the job done right. No other single device on the market can do what Apollo does. No other solution can offer you this kind measurable boost in productivity from day one. The industry called for a game-changer. We answered with Apollo and the Odyssey Apollo Option.
- Quad HD
- Dual 4K
- 4K HDMI
- Flexible I/O
- Touch Switching
- 7.7" OLED
- Dual SSD
- 3D-LUT Support
Post Made Easy
Apollo records the multiple video signals in a multitrack QuickTime format specifically designed for multiple synced video and audio signals. The ProRes Transfer Tool, available for download from the CD Website, ingests the singular, multitrack file from the SSD card, and separates each track is converted to its own Apple ProRes file, with an extension to link the different matched files together. Each extension is letter A-D to signify to 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.
Flexible & Affordable Media Options
Customers now have the flexibility to use a range of high-performance Samsung 850 EVO and 850 EVO PRO SSDs in 1TB, 512GB, 256GB and 128GB capacities, which are competitively priced and widely available. These are high-performance, affordable SSDs that have the speed and reliability required for high-bit rate recording. We know that you can trust your footage to these high-performance SSDs, and we provide a 10-year performance warranty on Samsung SSDs we qualify and sell.
Qualified Samsung SSDs
- Samsung 850 EVO 1TB (MZ-75E1T0B)
- Samsung 850 EVO PRO 1TB (MZ-7KE1T0)
- Samsung 850 EVO PRO 512GB (MZ-7KE512)
- Samsung 850 EVO PRO 256GB (MZ-7KE256)
- Samsung 850 EVO PRO 128GB (MZ-7KE128)
What's In the Box?
- SSD Case
- USB SSD Reader
- (5) SSD Handles
- HDMI Cable
- SDI Cable
- AC Adpater
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