Codex (www.codexdigital.com), the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for an exciting new addition to the ALEXA family – the ALEXA Mini.
“Once again, ARRI has listened to what their customers want and worked with Codex to come up with a great solution – not just a great new camera but an entire workflow,” said Marc Dando, managing director of Codex. “We’re excited to showcase our cutting-edge recording technology with this exciting new camera and continue to partner with ARRI to provide the tools that our industry needs.”
The ALEXA Mini is a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. It has a 4:3 sensor and can shoot ARRIRAW or ProRes at frame rates of up to 120fps to a new Codex multi-camera recorder or 30fps to in-camera CFast 2.0 cards. Codex production-proven workflows support both of these options.
Codex’s latest recorder features 8 channels of HD-SDI input plus metadata and embedded audio, which means it can record ARRIRAW from 4 ARRI ALEXA Minis simultaneously. This makes it perfect solution for TV, commercials, music videos and stunts. It has a unique design incorporating a versatile cheeseplate system for the mounting of accessories.
“The ALEXA Mini is a valuable addition to the ALEXA family, and we are pleased that Codex is again able to push the technology envelope with this new recorder,” says Stephan Schenk, managing director of ARRI, “And of course, like every camera in the ALEXA family, Codex will provide the rock-solid workflow that our mutual customers have come to rely upon.”
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.