Cinedeck debuts new multi-channel recorder
April 11, 2012

Cinedeck debuts new multi-channel recorder

NEW YORK — Cinedeck LLC ( is bringing its new Cinedeck MX multi-channel recorder to NAB this year. The MX is designed to serve as a cost-effective replacement for the traditional tapedeck, while delivering the advantages of a file-based workflow. 

A single MX system can be configured to supersede multiple tapedecks. The unit is a rack-mountable, solid-state recording, monitoring and playback system that builds on Cinedeck’s existing EX and RX recording systems. The new release offers native codec capture helping to eliminate time-consuming ingest and transcode processes. The release also features Cinedeck’s intuitive seven-inch touch-screen interface with familiar manual controls.

The development of Cinedeck MX was inspired through collaboration with customers, including All Mobile Video in New York, which recently integrated multiple Cinedeck RX systems into its fleet of OB vehicles. The MX occupies 4RUs, and a single unit can be configured to undertake the tasks of two tapedecks. The unit has built-in waveform, vectorscope, histogram monitoring and focus tools, eliminating the need for outside gear and helping to reduce power consumption.

It can also be remote-controlled via RS-422 VTR/DDR protocols, and supports third-party control devices via USB connection. The MX is expected to ship this summer with a starting price of $43,390.