Advantage Video Systems will showcase 4Kase, its new mobile, postproduction and editing system for use on set, at Cine Gear Expo, June 6-7, at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. AVS, which debuted a 4Kase prototype at NAB in April, will demonstrate a production model of the system, now ready for immediate shipment.
Based on a high-performance Mac Pro workstation, 4Kase offers the ability to input and output 4K data from most digital cinema cameras and perform dailies processing, media backup, color management and editing — all from a fully integrated system small enough to fit in the trunk of a car.
“We’ve built a better mousetrap,” said AVS principal Jeffrey Stansfield. “4Kase replaces rack-mount DIT carts that are bulky, costly to ship and difficult to operate. It is smaller, faster and lighter, and can be configured to meet the needs of individual production workflows. 4Kase provides a streamlined workflow that carries the creative intent of directors and DPs from the set through final post.”
4Kase supports the latest cameras made by Sony, Arri, RED, Canon and Black Magic Design. Key features include a built-in high resolution monitor, up to 16 TB of on-board storage, two LTO-6 drives, SAS RAID-5, a multi-cam reader, Thunderbolt expansion slots and cooling and power management tools. All of that is custom fitted to a rugged transport case designed to stand-up to the rigors of location production and yet small and light enough to be checked as airline luggage.
The system has undergone extensive beta-testing with a variety of camera systems and under a range of operating conditions.