Codex (www.codexdigital.com), the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s next evolution of the ALEXA camera – the ALEXA SXT. The companies’ engineering teams worked closely together to create high-performance, integrated recording, plus on-set and near-set data management systems, which combine to deliver a streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA SXT range of cameras.
“ARRI is continuing to raise the bar and expand the ALEXA family but they are also protecting their existing customers by offering an upgrade path for ALEXA owners,” said Marc Dando, managing director of Codex. “It’s great to work with ARRI, to set new performance capabilities with our new media, and to show that the ARRI – CODEX partnership is continuing to expand the creative and technical choices available to cinematographers.”
The ALEXA SXT cameras incorporate a new revised Codex recording engine, similar to the system that is built into the new ALEXA 65, and support the latest SXR Capture Drives, which offer a staggering data rate of 20GB/s. Customer’s existing XR Capture Drives will also work with ALEXA SXT cameras. Maximizing flexibility, ALEXA SXT cameras have a new media bay, developed by Codex, that features adaptors for XR and SXR Capture Drives, SxS cards and CFast 2.0 cards.
“Like ARRI, Codex believes in delivering excellent image quality and reliable products to the cinematographic community,” said Franz Kraus, managing director of ARRI. “Having already successfully implemented the in-camera capture technology for the ARRI ALEXA XT, and a solid workflow with Vault, Codex was a natural choice as the workflow developer for ALEXA SXT.”
Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company’s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation. www.codexdigital.com