Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K Camera


Last Updated: March 31, 2014 3:09 pm GMT
(London, United Kingdom--March 31, 2014) Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving.

Vault is a modular system that enables the playback of 4K material to a 4K monitor for review, QC and basic colour grading, as well as providing fast, reliable transfers to internal storage, metadata management and archiving to LTO tape. Powerful GPU-based processing facilitates fast but extremely high quality transcoding to h.264, Apple ProRes 4444, Avid DNxHD 444 and uncompressed RGB formats.

“We are excited to offer a workflow solution for the Phantom Flex4K camera. It continues the vision that we have for Vault – supporting the multitude of different cameras that are available today with the reliable, streamlined workflows that our customers have come to rely on from Codex,” said Marc Dando, managing director of Codex, “our industry needs secure, robust workflows that are common across camera formats and this is another step in that direction.”

“The incorporation of Phantom CINE files into the Codex media management environment will make the Flex4K camera more accessible,” emphasises Moe Shore of AbelCine, the exclusive reseller of Phantom in North America, and a reseller for Codex. “Codex has it right in offering a common workflow platform to a multitude of camera sources. Filmmakers want choice without restrictions”.

Codex Vault has been used on many projects around the world including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Fast and Furious 7, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Fault in Our Stars.

About Vision Research
Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems that are indispensible across a wide variety of applications including defence, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing, packaging, sports broadcast, TV production, and digital cinematography. The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality. Over the course of its 60+ year history, Vision Research has earned numerous awards in recognition of its innovations in high-speed digital camera technology and sensor design, including a technical Emmy and an Academy Award®. Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices.

About Codex
Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company’s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Beijing, and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation.

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