Codex, a manufacturer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, announced that its compact Onboard S recorder now supports Canon Cinema RAW. Codex will demonstrate the Onboard S and other products at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam. It will be the first time that the Onboard S will be seen at a European tradeshow.
“Codex is committed to assisting filmmakers by providing support for the best new camera systems,” said Codex digital managing director, Marc Dando. “We are especially committed to providing reliable and efficient tools to support raw formats at every point in the production workflow.”
Codex’s flagship Onboard M recorder was the first certified by ARRI to record ARRIRAW from the ARRI Alexa camera. The Codex-ARRIRAW workflow has since been employed in scores of feature film productions, including The Avengers, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The Onboard S has already been certified to record ARRIRAW.
Codex worked with Canon as it developed the Cinema EOS C500 and Cinema EOS C500 PL cameras. The Onboard S can record 4K RAW files from the C500 onto Codex Capture Drives. A single Codex Onboard S recorder can capture up to 120FPS.
The Onboard S has already been used during Canon’s beta testing of the C500 to record 4K Canon RAW data for several feature film and commercial productions, including a sequence in M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth.
“Taking my images to extremes is what inspires me as a cinematographer and the last time I used the Codex S recorder it was traveling at 160 mph at 12,000 feet falling from the skies in the Swiss Alps,” cinematographer Shane Hurlbut said.
Codex produces a number of products that support the recording and management of raw camera data. They include the Codex Transfer Station for Mac OS X, the Codex Digital Lab and the Codex Vault S, each of which provides powerful tools for metadata management, quality control, dailies generation and archiving.
Current and recent film productions employing Codex technology include Zero Dark Thirty, R.I.P.D., Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, World War Z, Gravity and Skyfall.