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Cinedeck Helps Paley Center Go Tapeless

The Paley Center for Media is an American cultural institution dedicated to the discussion of the creative and social significance of TV, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. It has networked Cinedeck RX via gigabit Ethernet to its NAS central storage system. The RX captures from Grass Valley LDK 300 cameras, plus a line cut, and encodes to ProRes 422 for editorial. At The Paley Center and TED Talks will be among the first productions to harness Cinedeck RX in its tapeless workflow.

“Our clients need materials in their preferred editorial format as quickly as possible,” says Doug Warner, director of engineering at The Paley Center for Media. “Cinedeck RX is the only recording device I found with the ability to write camera data simultaneously to our NAS central storage and its own internal hard drives. The eSATA connection is really useful, as clients can leave with footage on a hard drive in the editorial format of their choice. Cinedeck RX has taken tape out of the loop completely and, as there’s no waiting around for transfers or transcoding anymore, an editor can have immediate access to the footage.”

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