Codex Vault Will Support Sony F65 Workflow
Codex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, announced at IBC that the Codex Vault has been optimized for Sony F65 workflows. The the Sony SR-D1 SRMemory reader module for the Codex Vault was shown for the first time at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam on the Sony booth (12.A10) and the Codex booth (11.F41).
“Our onboard recorders have become the industry standard but our aim with the Vault is to provide a standardized, streamlined workflow for as many cameras as possible, whether or not they use our onboard recording technology. Consistent data is a common industry goal,” explains Codex’s Managing Director Marc Dando, “Given the interest we’ve seen in Sony’s F65, providing a workflow was an obvious choice for us.
“Codex is committed to assisting filmmakers by providing support for the best new camera systems,” Dando adds. “We are especially committed to providing reliable and efficient tools to support raw formats at every point in the production workflow.”
The removable Sony SR-D1 SRMemory reader Module on the Codex Vault allows for ingest of the F65’s 16 bit Linear 8K RAW files from the Sony SR Memory cards. These files can then automatically be archived to LTO-5 media, internal storage and Codex Transfer Drives, allowing for easy delivery to a post house. The Codex Vault also incorporates the Codex Virtual File System, allowing for the creation of sound synced dailies deliverables such as Avid DNxHD MXF, Apple ProRes, DPX and OpenEXR using a unified ACES workflow. This provides the critical back-end dailies and archiving workflow for the Sony F65 Digital Motion Picture Camera with an 8K sensor that productions have come to rely on from Codex.
“Codex is a proven solution for on-set/near-set data management workflow, and Sony is proud to be working in collaboration with Codex to offer a fast and efficient workflow management solution using our powerful SRMemory format with files sourced from the worlds highest resolution Digital Motion Picture Camera.” explains Peter Crithary, marketing manager, Sony Electronics.
Codex produces a number of products that support the recording and management of raw camera data. They include the Codex Transfer Station for Mac OS X, the Codex Digital Lab and the Codex Vault S, each of which provides powerful tools for metadata management, quality control, dailies generation and archiving.
The Codex Vault has already been used on feature film productions including Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and is arriving at rental houses worldwide. The F65 8K digital motion picture camera is being used in an increasing number of feature films including Oblivion and After Earth.