Convergent Design Apollo Portable HD Multicamera Recorder/Switcher

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Expendables

    Rates
  • Daily$250.00
  • Weekly $750.00
  • Weekend $375.00

For longer periods,please contact us at rentals@fusioncine.com

Rental Rules & Information

Rental Rate Day Charge Schedule

  • 1 Day Rental = 1 Day Charge
  • 1 to 3 Day Rental = Charge for each day (3 Day Charge)
  • 3 to 7 Day Rental = 3 Day Charge
  • Weekend (Saturday / Sunday) = 1.5 Day Charge
  • Month Rental (28 Days) = 10 Day Charge

Equipment Pick Up and Drop Off Times

Equipment pick up – Equipment will be ready the day before the rental date between 4pm and 6pm (Monday to Friday) or at the time of opening the day of the rental (8am)

Equipment Return – Equipment must be returned between 8am and 10am the day following the rental date (Monday to Friday) or the Monday following a weekend.

If pick up or drop off times are outside of these hours them additional charges may apply.

Insurance- All equipment rentals require a Certificate of Insurance or Deposit before any item can leave Fusion Cine. Get covered using our Fusion Cine Insurance Program

Please note that we rent equipment across Canada, but currently only facilitate rentals out of our Vancouver location, so rentals outside of this area may require additional shipping time.

Total Cost per day: $

The Apollo is the industry’s first truly portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. 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.

All cameras stay in perfect sync with matching timecode. A single SSD contains all of the multicamera media, dramatically reducing turnaround time for post. There are two SSD slots on Apollo, allowing for twice the record time or mirror recording for safety backup. Apollo utilizes industry-standard 2.5” SSD media, either manufactured by Convergent Design or qualified 3rd party models.

Using the new Apollo Media Manager™ App, recordings can be exported as separate Apple ProRes files or as a single multicamera QuickTime file that drops directly into the timeline of supporting NLEs such as Final Cut Pro-X.

“Apollo is designed to answer many modern production needs.” said Convergent Design President Mike Schell. “Field producers can take it on location, record from any four HD cameras, view a quad-split playback on the way home and drop all four cameras in perfect sync into a single timeline to dive immediately into an edit. Reality programs shot in cramped cars with tiny cameras can slip Apollo in the glove box or under a seat. A concert performance can be captured by recording four camera ISOs along with recording a Line Cut that can also be sent to a large live display at the venue. Live-streamed events can be covered with four-camera switching without having to bring in a large flypack. Apollo can also be used as a secondary recorder/monitor; using our battery & wireless video receiver bracket makes for a great handheld Director’s Monitor. And Apollo’s advanced built-in Image Analysis tools can be used to match the cameras during setup. Apollo addresses many modern multicamera field production needs in a single 1” thick device.”

Additional functions are planned for release in the first quarter of 2016, including two-channel 4K/UHD video recording, DNxHD recording, and cascade interconnect between up to three Apollos for up to twelve HD channel or six 4K/UHD channel simultaneous recording. These and other additional functions will be made available via a free firmware update. A remote keypad control unit will be offered along with a rack mount and other accessories.

General SpecificationsDetails
Material Cast-magnesium case
Display 7.7" OLED (19.5 cm)
1280 x 800 resolution
Capacitive touchscreen
3400:1 contrast ratio
RGB 8-bit color depth
176° viewing angle
Video I/O 2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs (BNC)
2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs (BNC)
2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI bi-directional (BNC), assignable as inputs or outputs via menu

1 x HDMI mini input, Version 1.4b, 8-bit (supports up to 1080p60 4:2:2)
1 x HDMI mini output, Version 1.4a, 8-bit (supports up to 1080p30 4:2:2)
Recording Formats 1080p 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 30 fps, in Apple ProRes 422 HQ
1080i 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 60i, in Apple ProRes 422 HQ
720p 10-bit YCC 4:2:2 up to 60 fps, in Apple ProRes 422 HQ
Digital Audio I/O 2-channel SDI or HDMI embedded audio (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Analog Audio I/O 1 x 3.5 mm input (line level, 2-channel unbalanced or 1-channel balanced input up to -10 dB, 48 kHz, 24-bit)
1 x 3.5 mm headphone output
Built-in Speaker Mono
Recording Media Support 2 x 2.5" SSD slots (Requires Convergent Design Premium 2.5" SSDs or approved third party SSDs)
Timecode LTC I/O (BNC) or embedded via SDI/HDMI
Firmware Updates Via USB port to host computer
DC Power Input 6.5 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; locking power connector; built-in power switch
Power Draw Under 20w
Operating Temperature 14 to 104&degF (-10 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 128&degF (-20 to 70°C)
Dimensions 7.9 x 6.1 x 1.0" / 20.0 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
Weight 1.2 lb / 560 g

What's Included

  • Convergent Design Apollo OLED Monitor, Recorder, Switcher
  • HDMI Cable
  • SDI Cable
  • AC Adapter

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