Codex Onboard S, 4K M Recorder, Vault

At NAB 2012, Codex showed their new compact Codex Onboard S Recorder (above, modeled by Codex’s Sarah Priestnall and Marc Dando). It works with compact HD cameras like the Sony PMW-F3, Canon EOS C300 (as well as C500 and ARRI Alexa in HD mode). Data is recorded onto Codex’s small, new Capture Drives from the HD-SDI output of the camera.

From AbelCine, here’s a video of the Codex Onboard S with Ian McCausland interviewing Codex application specialist, Laura Redpath.

Codex Onboard M Recorder on Canon C500 with Vocas rig

Codex had first dibs on one of the Canon C500 preproduction cameras, and showed a superb short film done in London, Berlin, Miami and Los Angeles. It’s now online. The 3-minute Codex demo “4K 4 Cities” was shot by cinematographers Martin Ruhe, Ben Seresin, ASC, BSC and Tony Pierce-Roberts, BSC, with color grading by Greg Fisher, colorist on “Hugo”. This was a practical demo of recording 4K Canon RAW from the C500 onto the Codex Onboard M Recorder.

Codex Vault

What happens to your data after recording with Codex Onboard Recorders?  The Codex Vault seamlessly manages the data wrangling for the ARRI Alexa Cameras (Codex Datapacks or SxS cards), Canon EOS C500, and Sony F65 cameras.


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