Cinedeck Expands Flexible UHD Workflow Choices at NAB 2015 (#SL15714)

Cinedeck launches cutting-edge editorial and video-processing features, and debuts modular ZX platform plus SetMeUp mobile production caseCinedeck-ZX

Cinedeck LLC (, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, is focusing on “Advanced Workflow Options for 4K/UHDTV-1/HD/SD” at NAB 2015 (booth #SL15714). With the support of Creative Mobile Solutions, Cinedeck is giving hands-on demonstrations of an array of brand new, cutting-edge editorial and video-processing solutions that significantly improve productivity in cinema, live, mobile and traditional broadcast workflows, and is debuting the modular Cinedeck ZX record, ingest and transcode platform, plus the SetMeUp mobile production case. Cinedeck has also launched a new website ( containing informative details on the advanced workflows its platforms enable, with a new US toll-free contact number for sales and support enquiries.

“We have long-recognized that productions each have their own particular and precise needs – from camera through editorial to deliverables,” said Cinedeck CEO Charles D’Autremont. “Cinedeck products are designed to give users choices and to slot-in as required, while delivering powerful performance and time-saving features. Our standalone recorders – the 2-channel RX3G, 4-channel MX and modular ZX – with their ever-expanding range of codec/file formats and I/O connectivity, plus simple interface, add up to highly-affordable options for content creators wanting the versatility to work how they want.”

Partnering with Burbank’s Creative Mobile Solutions, Cinedeck’s cutting-edge editorial and video-processing solutions include demonstrations of:

Cinedeck File-based Insert Editing – NAB Launch: this Cinedeck-developed solution, enables file-to-file insert editing on digital deliverables for the first time. Editors can quickly perform frame-accurate insert edits, of video and audio, into a digital file, in a similar manner to insert-editing on tape. Available in the forthcoming v5 software upgrade, Cinedeck File-Based Insert Editing eliminates traditional, time-consuming and costly workaround procedures of editing and re-rendering entire final program content, or editing and laying off to tape then re-encoding to a delivery file, with vastly improved efficiency.

Cinedeck File-based Insert Editing harnesses industry-standard deck controls and supports popular intermediate formats used by the most common NLE systems, including Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut and Adobe Premiere, plus ProTools audio workstations.

8-channel recording – NAB Launch: the modular ZX45 system will be shown supporting 8-channel recording. In its standard configuration, the ZX45 has 4 independent full duplex channels, which record or play SD or HD signals. In 8-channel mode, the ZX45 records 8 SD or HD signals with a selection of codecs to any appropriate media, including hot-swappable SSDs and network storage. While playback is not available in 8-channel mode, a switch of firmware allows system reset to standard 4-channel mode with full playback/record.

Transcode & Rewrap – NAB Launch: baseband transcoding between files has been available since the initial release of the RX, but as Cinedeck platforms support so many codecs and wrappers, the company is launching a file-to-file transcoding interface so that users can choose which transcoding method is most appropriate at any given moment. The new Transcode & Rewrap capability enables ultra-fast file delivery. For example, rewrapping an XDCAMHD file from Op1A to OpAtom is done up to 50x realtime. By combining Cinedeck’s new scheduling application with the Transcode & Rewrap tool, post workflow can be automated, helping to get files ready-to-edit even faster.

Products making their NAB 2015 debuts include:

Cinedeck ZX: the modular ZX record, ingest and transcode platform, ushers in an enterprising approach to workflow with a lower cost-of-entry. Cinedeck ZX comes in three base hardware configurations, to which a range of Cinedeck-developed hardware and software options can be easily added, enabling the custom-building of workflow capabilities for 4K, UHDTV-1, HD and SD production and post production.

Starting at $21,995 USD, the base-level Cinedeck ZX20 provides two channels of 2K, HD or SD, with optional 4K playback. The mid-level Cinedeck ZX40 provides more I/O and processing power to deliver four channels of 2K, HD or SD, and, when fully-loaded with plug-in packages, is equivalent to the 4K-capable Cinedeck MX. The turbo-level Cinedeck ZX45 adds even greater processing power to support 4K and UHDTV-1 at 60P and eight channels of 2K, HD or SD. Lossless JPEG2000 recording, developed by Cinedeck for NASA’s multi-stream capture system for the Orion space program, is also on show.

SetMeUp production case: co-developed by Cinedeck and MAM software developer axle Video, SetMeUp ( is a cost-effective HD/4K/UHDTV on-site workflow system, providing everything needed to capture, playback, store and manage HD/4K/UHDTV video content, for live and episodic broadcast TV. Pre-packaged into a convenient wheeled case, it consists of Cinedeck ZX, axle Gear Pro media management system, 18TB of storage, with options to add SAN/NAS storage from partners such as Facilis, Small Tree and DDP. SetMeUp is available from video-savvy resellers starting at $59,950, or for rental at rates from $8,000 per month.

About Cinedeck:

Founded by cinematographers, and headquartered in New York City, USA, Cinedeck manufactures innovative recording systems for use in all video production environments. Along with on-set monitoring, playback and quality control capabilities, these recorders also unify end-to-end, camera-to-post-to-archive workflows by offering the industry’s most comprehensive range of ready-to-edit output formats. The company’s products have been adopted by hundreds of TV and cinema productions, and won TV Technology’s 2010 STAR Award, the 2010 Vidy Award, DV Magazine’s Award of Excellence, and Studio Daily’s 2012 Prime Award for Best User Interface/User Experience. The new modular Cinedeck ZX directly addresses the market need for fast but cost-effective systems for broadcast and cinema production and post.

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