Convergent Design Apollo

The First Truly Portable Multicamera Live Switcher/Recorder

Convergent Design Apollo

The First Truly Portable Multicamera Live Switcher/Recorder

SKU: CD-Apollo

Cat no: 17228

  • Apollo records four HD video signals as well as a quad-split or live-switch
  • All cameras in perfect sync with matching timecode
  • Four-camera coverage in a single portable unit
  • Live-Switch as well as record ISOs. No Genlock Required
  • Any HD cameras, all to one card and one format. A producer’s best friend
  • Output four synced files or one multicamera file for efficient post
  • A realtime switcher for live events...without a rolling rack of gear
  • Image Analysis tools for matching cameras. A DIT’s go-to weapon
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Estimated Delivery 7 to 10 days

£2,360.00 (ex vat) £2,832.00 (incl vat)

Finance from £53.05 per month - view more details

Convergent Design Apollo

The First Truly Portable Multicamera Live Switcher/Recorder

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.

Multi-stream post made easy
The Apollo Media Manager App exports separate Apple ProRes files with matching timecode or a single multi-stream QuickTime file that drops directly into the timeline of supporting NLEs such as FCP-X. Only one SSD is needed to contain all of the media, allowing Apollo’s dual SSD slots to be used for either extended record times or mirror recording backup. Apollo utilizes industry-standard 2.5” SSDs from Convergent Design or qualified 3rd party models.

Recording

  • Apple ProRes Format
  • Four HD + Quad/Live
  • Single File Output
  • SSD Media
  • Embedded Audio

Monitor

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

Switch

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

Play

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

Key Features:

  • Apollo records four HD video signals as well as a quad-split or live-switch
  • All cameras in perfect sync with matching timecode
  • Four-camera coverage in a single portable unit
  • Live-Switch as well as record ISOs. No Genlock Required
  • Any HD cameras, all to one card and one format. A producer’s best friend
  • Output four synced files or one multicamera file for efficient post
  • A realtime switcher for live events...without a rolling rack of gear
  • Image Analysis tools for matching cameras. A DIT’s go-to weapon

Product Specification

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

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

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £53.05 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £103.05 £53.05 £50.00 £3,233.17
48 £112.78 £62.78 £50.00 £3,063.25
36 £129.25 £79.25 £50.00 £2,902.96
24 £162.05 £112.05 £50.00 £2,739.27
12 £260.35 £210.35 £50.00 £2,574.16

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit photolease.co.uk for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

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