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Panasonic and Codex Announces Joint Effort to Develop High-Speed 4K V-Raw Recorder
Panasonic, along with Codex, the leading developer of RAW recording and media management systems for motion picture and television production, announced a strategic alliance in developing a new product.
Codex is working exclusively with Panasonic to deliver the only compact, high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera of Panasonic. The recorder that both parties aim to deliver will capture uncompressed 4K VariCam RAW at up to 12 fps. The Codex Vault workflow system will be the one that will support the quick transfer of digital camera originals for post-production and archiving.
This joint partnership will bolster the suitability of the VariCam 35 for high-end cinema applications. The recorder by Codex is a black box that will be attached to the back of the camera. The VariCam 35 of Panasonic also had recent updates, including the support for Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ recording.
Convenience and portability are very important in media and entertainment production, and this is exactly what the Codex V-RAW recorder is built upon. It will connect directly with the VariCam 35 camera of Panasonic which eliminates the needs for cables completely. It will also allow the facilitation of greater efficiency and higher mobility while shooting because there are no more cables to deal with. Not only that, the recorder is also going to be compact and lightweight and will provide the reliability that customers have come to expect from solutions produced by Codex over the years.
“Codex has an impressive track record in design and manufacturing robust digital media recorders which also streamline the workflow on feature and broadcast productions. The new technology partnership between Panasonic and Codex to develop a small, high-speed, 4K V-RAW recorder will bring new and exceptional tools to producers of high-quality features, episodic production, commercials and live 4K events,” said Mr Kunihiko Miyagi, the director of Panasonic’s professional AV business unit.
Mark Dando, the manging director of Codex, mentioned, “We are delighted to work with Panasonic on new recording and workflow technology that leverages the capabilities of the VariCam 35 camera and the 4K V-RAW format.” Dando added, “The new technology partnership with Panasonic underscores Codex’s reputation as the clear leader for no-nonsense, fast, convenient RAW recording technologies and streamlined workflows. The Codex 4K V-RAW recorder will deliver a rugged design and deliver leading-edge digital processing that users expect from the Codex brand.”
Both Panasonic and Codex plan to release the first product during the autumn of 2014. The product pricing and other specifications will be announced during the NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
Information on Codex Digital
The high-performance digital workflow tools of Codex are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, as well as high-end TV and commercial productions that are shooting in different parts of the world. The tools of Codex are designed for filmmakers by filmmakers. The company has a renowned portfolio that includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that are able to streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. The company also produces leading-edge tools for color, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management.
Codex is a company that is privately-held. They are headquartered in London, UK and also have offices around the world, including Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing, and Welling, as well as sales partners throughout the world.
The research and development of Codex continue to set the standards when it comes to digital productions. They combine the latest electronics and industrial design with a range of trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for creating media and entertainment. More information about the company can be accessed by visiting www.codexdigital.com.