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Convergent Design and the Academy Awards

January 21, 2014 - Convergent Design is proud to announce that our products were used in the production of numerous Oscar-nominated productions. Three Best Picture nominees and one Best Cinematography nominee utilized the Gemini 4:4:4 monitor/recorder. Congratulations go out to:

Best Picture nominees

Captain Phillips
Director Paul Greenglass
Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd, BSC

The Wolf Of Wall Street
Director Martin Scorsese
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC

Director Alexander Payne
Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC


Best Cinematography nominee

Director Alexander Payne
Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC

All of these productions shot on ARRI ALEXA cameras and captured 2.8K ARRIRAW material to the Gemini 4:4:4, with the exception of The Wolf Of Wall Street, which shot helicopter footage using a C500 outputting 4K Canon RAW. The Gemini 4:4:4 is the smallest ARRIRAW recorder in the world. Featuring a 5” touchscreen and dual 1.8” SSDs, it is uniquely suitable to use in aerial image capture such as featured in The Wolf Of Wall Street, as well as the space confines of Captain Phillips. It is a full-featured monitor/recorder and can be used as the only recorder throughout the complete production of films such as Nebraska.

Convergent Design’s latest monitor/recorder is the Odyssey7Q, which builds upon the capabilities of the Gemini 4:4:4, adding a full featured OLED 7.7” production monitor and increased recording options. The Odyssey7Q also includes the unique Multi-Stream option, which allows viewing and recording of up to four simultaneous HD signals.

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. We are honoured to have been chosen as the tool to capture your images.

About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd (Australian and New Zealand Convergent Design Master distributor) 
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, NewTek LightWave 3D, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Matrox Video Products, Schneider Optics Lenses and Sony Creative Software products.