Codex Digital

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Codex Digital
IndustryMotion picture equipment
ProductsCamera recording engines
Data processing solutions
Software tools
Storage technologies
The Codex high-resolution media recorder

Codex Digital creates digital production workflow tools for motion pictures, commercials, independent films, and TV productions.

Codex products include recorders and media processing systems that transfer digital files and images from the camera to post-production, and tools for colour dynamics, dailies creation, archiving, review, and digital asset management.

Codex is based out of London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Wellington, NZ.[1]

Past Products[edit]

Codex recorders are high-resolution media recording systems, designed to capture pictures and sound from digital cinematography cameras. The first cameras Codex supported were the ARRI Alexa, the Sony CineAlta series, the Panavision Genesis and the Arriflex D-21. They recorded twin 4:4:4 dual-link HD-SDI inputs for A & B camera or stereoscopic 3D work at up to 16-bits colour depth.

Codex products used a touchscreen interface and removable "data packs" containing up to 10TB of raid array disk storage. Interfaces for digital cinematography cameras include single and dual-link HD-SDI and Infiniband. Codex uses what they call a "Virtual File System" or in technical terms, it acts as a file server. When accessed via a conventional Ethernet network, the captured material can be viewed in a number of resolutions and formats, such as QuickTime, MXF, AVI, WAV and JPEG.

The Codex Studio recorder was introduced in 2005 and was used as the capture device for Dalsa cameras.

The Codex portable recorder

2007 saw the introduction of the Codex portable recording system. With a design based on the larger Codex studio recorder, this unit was a compact, battery-powered variant which claims "visually lossless" recording.

2010 saw the introduction of the Codex onboard recording system. Based on the larger Codex portable recorder, this is another compact, battery-powered variant which offers uncompressed and wavelet-based recording. The recorder mounts directly on the camera and weighs in at 2.5 kg.

The Codex recording systems have been used on past projects, such as Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," Michael Apted's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", Joseph Kosinski's "Tron Legacy" and Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous."

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  1. ^ "Contact". Retrieved 2018-04-22.

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