Codex Supports Arri Alexa Studio and Sony F65

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Tue, 03/13/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Codex Digital has announced full support for the new Arri Alexa Studio. The combination of the Alexa Studio with its 4:3 sensor and optical viewfinder and the Codex Onboard Recorder is currently being used on films such as Skyfall (Roger Deakins) and The Lone Ranger (Bojan Bozelli). Codex ArriRaw Plus and the Codex Onboard recorders can record up to 48 frames per second of ArriRaw from the Alexa Studio in 4:3 mode using Codex’ new high speed data packs. In 16:9 mode it is possible to record up to 60 frames per second using regular Codex data packs as is currently done with the Alexa and Alexa Plus. Codex Digital has also released a new build for the Codex Transfer Station for Mac OS X. The build is required when using Codex equipment employed in tandem with the Arri Alexa Studio camera. (Upgrading is not recommended for productions in progress.) In related news Codex also has an agreement with Sony to provide workflows for its F65 CineAlta digital motion picture camera. Codex’s new product line the Vault will allow for the ingestion of files from the Sony F65. The files will automatically be archived to LTO-5 media and Codex Transfer Drives allowing for easy delivery to a post house. The Codex Vault incorporates the Codex Virtual File System allowing for the creation of dailies deliverables including Avid DNxHD MXF Apple ProRes DPX and OpenEXR using a unified Aces workflow.  This provides a critical back-end dailies and archiving workflow for the Sony F65 camera that has proven to be so successful with other cameras. In addition the Codex Platform software will provide a workflow for the F65 on Mac OS X also incorporating the Codex Virtual File System. Either solution can be integrated with other products including Colorfront OSD via a 10gigE connection. “Our onboard recorders have become the industry standard but our aim is to provide a standardized streamlined workflow for as many cameras as possible whether or not they use our onboard recording technology ” says Codex’s managing director Marc Dando. “Given the enormous interest we’ve seen in the F65 providing a workflow to support it was a obvious choice for us.” Codex Digital