Cinedeck, a developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, announced that it is now shipping its new Cinedeck MX multi-channel recorder. Among the first customers for Cinedeck MX are NBC Universal and All Mobile Video, which is equipping its outside broadcast fleet with multiple Cinedeck MX systems. The system will be demoed at the company’s IBC booth this week in Amsterdam.
Cinedeck MX is a rack-mountable, solid-state recording, monitoring and playback system. It is built on the technology pioneered by the Cinedeck EX and Cinedeck RX recording systems.
Cinedeck MX supports a diverse array of native codecs, eliminating time-consuming ingest and transcode processes. It offers up to four channels per system, with multiple encodes per input channel, enabling it to encode multi-camera 3D stereo projects.
It can record to internal removable drives, local attached storage or direct to network storage. It combines Cinedeck’s intuitive touchscreen interface with familiar manual jog/shuttle controls.
“Cinedeck is in lockstep with the industry need to move away from the shackles of legacy equipment into faster, more versatile, tapeless workflows,” said Eric Duke, CEO of AMV in New York. “Like the Cinedeck RX, the new Cinedeck MX has replaced the traditional tapedeck and is a real opportunity to revolutionize the workflow from capture into postproduction. Our clients are excited about the cost savings we can pass on to them, and the new workflow options available to them.”
“We know from our collaborative R&D with customers just how eager they are to go tapeless,” said Charles Dautremont, CEO of Cinedeck. “For the price, a single Cinedeck MX not only supplants multiple tapedecks, but also provides them with dramatic savings over the purchase and installation of other ancillary equipment typically used in a machine room. With its networking flexibility, Cinedeck MX can easily fit into a wide range of workflows.”