Codex Advances Motion Picture and Broadcast Workflows at IBC 2014 (11.C71)

Codex will showcase how Codex Vault Platform and Codex recording systems can be integrated with the latest technologies – from partners including ARRI, Panasonic, Canon, Sony, RED, Dolby, FilmLight and Leica – at Hall 11.C71 during IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam. Highlights also include workflows for ARRI’s AMIRA UHD ProRes output, and Codex Action Cam, the new ultra-compact, all-in-one, camera and recording package for 2D and S3D.
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Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, will showcase the ease with which Codex Vault Platform and Codex recording systems can be integrated with the latest production, monitoring and DI post technologies – from partners including ARRI, Panasonic, Canon, Sony, RED, Dolby, FilmLight and Leica – to deliver robust, streamlined workflows for motion picture, television and commercials production, at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) during IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam. Codex will also show new workflows for ARRI’s AMIRA UHD ProRes output, and Codex Action Cam, now shipping, the new ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production.

Codex Vault workflow platforms:

Chief among the Codex exhibits is Vault Platform, the modular workflow system providing fast, reliable transfers of camera data to internal storage, plus metadata management, transcoding to a multitude of dailies formats and archiving to LTO tape. The latest Vault Review module enables the playback of HD, 2K and 4K material for review, QC and basic colour grading – making Vault a fully-featured dailies, QC and archiving system. Plus it adds the power of GPU processing, enabling transcoding at speeds far greater than real time. Brand new at IBC, Codex will show Vault Platform running on the latest Mac Pro workstation.

Extended Codex digital camera workflows:

Codex has extended support to encompass even more digital cinematography cameras, and will highlight its end-to-end RAW recording solutions for ARRI ALEXA XT and Canon C500 cameras, as well as showing how Codex workflows, powered by Codex Vault, support the latest 4K cameras from Sony and RED. Codex now delivers ProRes UHD workflows for ARRI’s AMIRA camera, via Vault and the Codex CFast 2.0 dock for ARRI AMIRA. Additionally, Codex is partnering with Leica to showcase the latest Leica Summilux-C series lenses, as used in the Codex/ARRIRAW workflows on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and X-Men: Days Of Future Past, plus a selection of Leica’s new Summicron-C Prime lenses.

Codex Action Cam ships:

Codex is now shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. The new product can be deployed as an Action | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions, as a companion camera when regular packages are too large for the situation or location, or as a Witness Cam to capture depth information for VFX compositing or stereoscopic conversion. Codex Action Cam comprises a tiny HD camera head and a Codex Camera Control Recorder that delivers full remote control of the camera, plus the proven workflow of the industry-standard Codex.

Codex and Panasonic 4K V-RAW recorder:

At NAB 2014 Codex and Panasonic announced a strategic product development alliance, whereby Codex is working exclusively with Panasonic to deliver the only compact, high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for Panasonic’s VariCam 35 camera. The dedicated recorder, to be shown at Panasonic’s stand during IBC (Hall 9.D40 and 9.C45), captures uncompressed 4K VariCam RAW at up to 120fps. Codex’s Vault workflow system supports the rapid transfer of digital camera originals for post-production and archiving. The Codex V-RAW recorder connects directly to Panasonic’s VariCam 35 camera eliminating cabling completely, to facilitate greater efficiency and higher mobility whilst shooting. It is compact and lightweight and provides the reliability that customers expect from Codex solutions.

Codex on-set monitoring & DI workflow integration:

Focusing attentions on critical on-set procedures, Codex and FilmLight will demonstrate the results of their successful technology collaboration that links Codex Vault to the Baselight grading system. This allows grading decisions, made on-set with the Baselight FLIP real-time image processor, to be viewed and rendered into dailies deliverables on Vault.

There will also be a technology demo of Dolby’s Dolby Vision Display Prototype that supports Dolby Vision, utilising breakthrough quantum dot technology to create over 2,000 nits of brightness while retaining a 0.003 nit black, delivering an astounding 600,000:1 contrast ratio or 16eV (f-stops) of dynamic range. The Dolby Vision Display Prototype will be integrated with the ARRI ALEXA XT, FilmLight FLIP and Codex Vault.

Codex recording and workflow technology has been used on hundreds of motion picture productions worldwide. Recent and forthcoming releases to rely on Codex products include: Dawn Of The Planet Of The ApesJupiter AscendingHerculesHunger Games: MockingjayGuardians Of The GalaxySin City: A Dame To Kill ForThe Fault In Our Stars and Mad Max: Fury Road.

About Codex

Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company’s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation. www.codexdigital.com.

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