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Codex Digital, 5th Kind to Demonstrate Workflow for Processing and Distributing Camera Assets at NAB


Codex Digital


5th Kind

will demonstrate a new workflow for capturing, processing and managing digital assets from the camera to the screen. The demonstration will link Codex Digital’s Transfer Station, an on-set solution for dailies processing and deliverables production, with 5th Kind’s web-based production asset management system. The demonstration will be conducted at the Codex Digital Booth, C8615.
The Codex-5th Kind workflow can be used to manage the production, distribution and archiving of dailies and other production assets. Camera assets and metadata are processed by Codex’ Transfer Station and then ingested by 5th Kind’s production asset management system, which in turn can be used to deliver them to editorial or color grading systems, or distribute them for review via SFTP, set top box or desktop applications.
The demonstration will include such features as real-time remote collaboration, full-screen dailies review, automated asset distribution with on-the-fly watermarking, cataloging and archiving of media assets, and the sharing of camera reports and other metadata throughout the production chain.

Among the many unique features of 5th Kind’s asset management system is one that allows users to record audio comments, attach them to specific frames and make them accessible to other members of the production team.
“This workflow takes full advantage of the possibilities of file-based production, providing producers with powerful tools to manage their assets and share them with others in a secure, flexible web environment,� said Codex Digital Managing Director Marc Dando. “It’s a boon to collaboration and efficient production.�
5th Kind CEO and Founder Steve Cronan notes that Codex’s digital recording and processing technology and 5th Kind’s asset management system are production proven, having been successfully employed on many major film productions. “Codex is the best of breed for file capture and creates exciting possibilities for the lab aspects of post production,� Cronan observed. “It provides a major piece of the production puzzle while 5th Kind provides the secure platform to glue together all devices and meta data, from script to screen.�
Codex’s Transfer Station can be used on-set, on-location or in a post production facility and supports most popular digital cinema cameras and digital cinema formats, including ARRIRAW.

About 5th Kind

5th Kind has been managing assets for the highest budgeted, most complicated workflows in the entertainment industry for nearly a decade. With clients such as Warner Brothers, Marvel, and Sony Studios on feature films such as Sucker Punch, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Green Lantern and Alice in Wonderland, 5th Kind has a proven track record as the market leader. In addition to film productions, 5th Kind has begun managing corporate data infrastructure for a variety of enterprise clients.
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About Codex Digital

Codex Digital, who are based in London, England design and manufacture high-end digital equipment for motion picture and television production, products include the award-winning high-resolution media recorders and a range of media management stations to manage the entire workflow of a digital production from set to post production. The company is setting new standards for end-to-end production workflow.

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