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Codex Shows Workflows for Sony, RED and GoPro Cameras at NAB


Codex is demonstrating workflows for a variety of cameras at NAB.
Codex is demonstrating workflows for a variety of cameras at NAB.

Codex introduced several new features and software upgrades for its Vault line of location-based media management environments at NAB designed to simplify and streamline the post workflow for RED, Sony and GoPro cameras.

Released by Codex last year, the Vault provides a standardized, standalone workflow for digital productions. It can be deployed on set or near set and offers an efficient way to process dailies for review, editorial, postproduction and archive.

Vault supports Sony F55 and F5 cameras through a new version of the Codex Process Module. It allows for the ingest and processing of XAVC format recorded to SxS cards as well as Sony’s new Sony AXSM memory cards used to record the RAW output of the F55 and F5 with the Sony AXS-R5 recorder. The F65 is supported through the Sony Module, which includes two SR-D1 readers for the ingest of Sony SR Memory Cards.

The company has also introduced new readers for RED MAGS, and users can add a RED ROCKET card for processing the R3D files from RED cameras. In addition, Vault now supports the ingest and processing of footage from GoPros and Canon 1D-C cameras.

After original camera data has been cloned to the Vault, metadata can be checked against camera reports and fixed or created as necessary. Data can be archived to LTO-5 tape using Vault’s Archive Module. Dailies can be transcoded and detailed production reports can be created.

“Codex is committed to providing a simple, robust workflow no matter what camera a production chooses to shoot with,” Codex managing director, Marc Dando explained. “Each camera should not require a different workflow. There is a better way.”

The company will also be showing a new internal recording module, co-developed with ARRI, for ARRI’s Alexa camera. The XR Module is a side panel that replaces Alexa’s SxS Module. It allows internal recording of ARRIRAW at speeds up to 120 fps (16:9) onto a 512 GB XR Capture Drive. The module facilitates untethered shooting and in a smaller camera configuration. Apple ProRes can also be captured to the XR Capture Drive for significantly longer recording times. All new ARRI Alexa XT cameras will include the XR Module.

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