Codex Digital Ships First Portable Recorders
The Portable can capture up to five continuous hours of 2K cinema footage, or ten hours of high-end HD broadcast material ‘ plus audio and metadata. Recordings are made onto robust, removable diskpacks When shooting is done, the Portable offloads material much faster than real-time ‘ typically three to five times faster, or better ‘ either directly into post production or via the diskpack to a Codex Transfer Station.
The Camera Rental Company, which has been a leading supplier of camera, light and grip equipment for 25 years, has purchased a Codex Portable for use on broadcast, commercials and feature film projects. Its will immediately deploy its Portable, in conjunction with a Codex Transfer station and Recorder, on the Danish feature No Plans for Love, which begins principal photography for seven weeks on September 15th. The film is directed by Lasse Spang Olsen, with cinematography by Jens Schlosser DP. The Codex workflow will handle the 4:4:4 output of an ARRIFELX D-21 camera, and provide editing and viewing files for the production team during the shoot.
The Camera Rental Company, which worked with Codex Digital on extensive vibration testing, will also employ its Portable on a helicopter that is used for broadcast news-gathering, as well as aerial cinematography on commercials and features. The Portable will record the 4:4:4 1080p/output of a Sony 1500 HD camera fitted inside a giro-stabilised gimble on the helicopter.
“There have been other approaches made towards making high-quality workflow systems for professionals, but Codex is by far the best,” said Thomas Kristensen, founder of The Camera Rental Company. “This is our first venture into high-end digital cameras and workflow, and the Portable met the high quality-level our customers expect of our company. We are now getting a lot of interest in the Portable from clients across broadcast and advertising, as well as digital feature films, and expect it to be a very popular item.”
“We developed our Portable with a non-nonsense, no-holes-barred approach for digital cinematography and streamlined camera-to-post workflow,” said Paul Bamborough, a co-founder of Codex Digital. “The ways in which Camera Rental Company will use the Portable are exactly what we designed it to do.”