Cinedeck Extreme Now Available

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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinedeck has announced the immediate availability of Cinedeck Extreme what the company says is the industry’s first portable cinema-grade on-board recording monitoring and playback device designed for use at every level of television commercial independent or major motion film production. Cinedeck Extreme made its US debut at NAB 2010. “Today’s announcement marks another major milestone for Cinedeck ” says Alan Hoff vice president of product management for Cinedeck.  “Since our launch in February and our debut at NAB this year we’ve taken careful strides along the way listening closely to our users and partners to deliver a solid device that will transform the way cinematographers and production crews create their art in the field.  From the most rugged and seemingly impossible production environments our users are already realizing the power versatility reliability and convenience of Cinedeck Extreme.”
 Among its key features Cinedeck monitors video in real-time much like a standard on-camera focus monitor and possesses a collection of image analysis tools such as on-screen histogram/waveform/scopes for ensuring proper exposure.  Audio is monitored via on-board headphone jack and recording levels can be viewed on-screen. It captures edit-ready 10-bit 4:2:2 or 12-bit 4:4:4 CineForm files in MOV format as well as other industry standard codecs and formats.  Ingest occurs via HDSDI or HDMI and files are recorded to standard 2.5-inch solid-state drives. Cinedeck plays back shots instantly via on-screen transport controls. Gestural-based touch screen controls enable selected playback of just the portion of the clip to be reviewed. Cinedeck Extreme costs $9 995. An available Hi-Brite display option for maximum readability in bright sunlight is available for an additional $995.   Cinedeck