Cinedeck LLC Partners with Silicon Imaging to Deliver SI-2K Uncompressed Recording with HD-SDI Monitoring at NAB 2011

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Extends Partnership with Silicon Imaging to Deliver Uncompressed 12-Bit RAW 2K Recording with HD-SDI Monitoring

Last Updated: April 11, 2011 7:27 pm GMT
(New York--April 11, 2011) Cinedeck LLC today announced it has partnered with Silicon Imaging to deliver SI-2K 12-Bit RAW 2K or HD Uncompressed and CineForm recording, 3D-LUT color processing and dual-SDI monitoring on its Cinedeck EXTREME ultra-portable cinema grade monitoring, recording and playback device. Now, everyone on-set can easily see the SI-2K camera footage, with the directors intended look, directly from the recorder or remotely via Wireless HD-SDI Monitoring equipment.

"The Cinedeck EXTREME is an amazingly compact, powerful and feature rich platform,” said Ari Presler, CEO Silicon Imaging. “The Cinedeck and SI-2K were used to shoot Danny Boyle’s Academy Award nominated feature, ‘127 Hours.’ The combination enabled acquisition of compelling and immersive content in some of the most demanding shooting and environments including handheld, body worn, aerial and Steadicam operation in desert sun and blowing sand.”

The SI-2K Mini CMOS camera, produces digital cinema imagery at up to 2048 x 1152 resolution, 11-Stops of dynamic range and has its interchangeable lens mount for use with PL, B4 and C-mount optics. Unlike modern HD cameras, which develop and compress colorized imagery inside the camera, the SI-2K streams uncompressed raw “digital negatives” to the Cinedeck over a gigabit ethernet connection, up to 100 feet away. The Cinedeck EXTREME then simultaneously develops the digital negatives and 3D-LUT “look” color metadata for display on its built-in Hi-Brite 7” LCD Touchscreen, converted to YUV for SDI output and recorded in Quicktime to 2.5” removable SATA SSD. The files can be immediately edited and graded with Final Cut, Avid, Adobe, IRIDAS, CineForm, Quantel, Digital Vision, DVS Clipster, Davinci and SGO.

“Silicon Imaging continues to innovate with its SI-2K and SI-3D stereo camera systems and delivers compelling solutions for Hollywood and TV production,” added Alan Hoff, CEO of Cinedeck. “This integration shows the versatility of the Cinedeck products to be used with a diverse range of HD and RAW cameras in extreme environments.”

Cinedeck EXTREME in a Nutshell
Cinedeck EXTREME, now shipping in version 2.0, is leading the industry as the first DDR to:
  • Deliver a camera-mountable recording, monitoring and playback device
  • Enable uncompressed 444 HD recording to a RAID SSD
  • Enable uncompressed 422 HD recording to a RAID SSD
  • Support Avid DNxHD recording via software encoding
  • Support Apple ProRes recording via software encoding
  • Feature a choice of all industry post-centric codecs: ProRes/DNxHD/CineForm

In addition to the newly announced SI-2K 12-bit RAW and HD uncompressed capability, Cinedeck has made a number of additional announcements at NAB 2011 that showcase the extensibility of Cinedeck EXTREME even further for customers. The newly announced Cinedeck Stereo Option, FullStream Uncompressed Option and multiple new features such as the ExSync time code module, underscore the extensibility and flexibility of Cinedeck EXTREME. This combination of industry-unique features, capabilities, robust format support in a small, versatile and rugged package is influencing the decision-making process for filmmakers, cinematographers and production crews, enabling them to design 2D and 3D camera-to-post workflow solutions that enhance the entire production experience.

The Cinedeck SI-2K Camera Option is available immediately and is priced at $3,495 US.

About Silicon Imaging
Silicon Imaging, Inc. is the leader in IT-Centric Digital Cinema cameras, Stereo 3D recording and RAW workflow solutions. Silicon Imaging is enabling cinematographers and television productions the ability to shoot film-like content with greater latitude, superior color management and more efficient workflows. The Silicon imaging cameras were first used for the ground breaking digital shooting for the 8-time Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, which included Best Picture and Best Cinematography. Visit us on the web: http://www.si-2k.com.

About Cinedeck LLC
Founded by cinematographers in the heart of New York City, Cinedeck is redefining mobile, digital cinematography by delivering the industry’s first extremely portable, affordable camera-mountable cinema-grade recording and monitoring device, Cinedeck EXTREME. Cinedeck has been honored with the “2010 TV Technology STAR Award”, the “2010 Vidy Award,” And DV Magazine’s “Award of Excellence.” For more information, please visit http://www.cinedeck.com.

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