Codex Announces Support For Canon Cinema EOS Cameras


Codex Delivers 4K Workflow for Canon Cinema EOS Digital Cameras

Last Updated: April 16, 2012 10:00 pm GMT
(London, UK--April 16, 2012) Codex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that its Onboard Recorders will support both the Canon Cinema EOS C300 and the new Canon Cinema EOS C500 and C500 PL digital cinematography cameras, which are currently under development.

Injecting the DNA that has become synonymous with Codex recorders into a completely new design, Codex’s new Onboard S is an ideal recording solution for compact HD digital cinema cameras such as the Canon EOS C300. Data is recorded onto Codex’s new Capture Drives from the HD-SDI output of the camera. Codex has partnered with both Vocas and ARRI’s PCA group to design new mounts and hand-held solutions for the C300 to accommodate the Onboard S recorder.

In recent months, Codex has also been working with Canon Inc. as the company developed the Cinema EOS C500 and Cinema EOS C500 PL digital cinematography cameras, which will be capable of originating 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) resolution digital motion imagery to ensure that the entire workflow from recording to production is a seamless experience. The Codex Onboard M can record the 4K RAW files from the Cinema EOS C500 and C500 PL digital cinematography cameras onto Codex datapacks at up to 120 FPS. The datapacks can be loaded on a Codex Transfer Station for Mac OS X, a Codex Digital Lab or a Codex Vault S for QC, dailies generation and archiving.

“Codex is committed to supporting a wide range of cameras and we are excited to work with Canon as they introduce a variety of cameras for the feature film, television and commercials markets” stated Codex Managing Director Marc Dando. “Given our experience in recording RAW data, it was a natural progression for us to develop an entire workflow, from recording through to post.”

The Codex Onboard M Recorder was used with the Canon Cinema EOS C500 camera to capture the Canon promo film “4 Cities”, featuring material shot by Tony Pierce-Roberts, BSC; Ben Seresin, ASC, BSC; and Martin Ruhe.

Codex will be demonstrating their entire product line at NAB, Booth C9811.

About Codex Digital
Codex Digital, who are based in London, England design and manufacture high-end digital equipment for motion picture and television production, products include the award-winning high-resolution media recorders and a range of media management stations to manage the entire workflow of a digital production from set to post production. The company is setting new standards for end-to-end production workflow.

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