Convergent Design Gemini 4
Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 Recorder (SSD's must be ordered separately)
4:4:4 RGB S-Log 10 bit
Low Power, Weight, Size, Cost
When the nanoFlash from Convergent Design debuted in 2008 it put afforable, high-quality recording in the hands of many camera owners who had previously been constrained by the codecs of their particular camera. Now, with the release of the Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 uncompressed recorder, they have answered the call for an even more recording capability, and has thrown in a few fantastic extras as well.
The Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 allows for HD and 2K recording at 8-bit or 10-bit* and in 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color space**. Uncompressed data is recorded directly from the camera to various input options: HD-SDI, 3G-SDI or Dual Link. It records 16-Channel Audio as well. The tiny unit (5.4 x 4.5 x 1.1", 1 lbs) features a 5" touchscreen monitor (800 x 480 resolution) which acts as the device interface and as a color monitor for live view or playback for file verification.. An HDMI output is available for further external monitoring options. Furthermore, the Gemini comes with corrective LUTs for monitoring S-Log and Log-C footage.
The Gemini 4:4:4 uses Solid State Drives (SSD) as the recording media (currently 256 GB or 512 GB) and features two SSD slots. Having two drives enables the Gemini to write to either one drive at a time, allowing for longer record times, or to write the same data to both drives simultaneously, creating two identical master copies at once. The Gemini comes with an eSATA Transfer Station for offloading footage from the SSDs.
In the future look for firmware upgrades to enable new features. Some announced features include support for 3D recording (left-eye/right-eye streams) and ARRIRAW. Both of these will come as paid upgrades to existing Gemini units.
*Bit rate depends on the camera being used.
**4:4:4 color space is only supported in 1080p23.98/24/25/29.
|Product Category||Digital Video Recorders|
|Product Name||Convergent Design Gemini 4|
|Recording Media||Hard Disk|