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Cooke Optics, Codex & Pixel Farm collaborating on /i Technology

July 30, 2013
Cooke Optics, Codex & Pixel Farm collaborating on /i Technology
LEICESTER, UK — Cooke Optics (www.cookeoptics.com), the manufacturer of precision lenses, is teaming up with Codex, the manufacturer of digital equipment for film and television production, and The Pixel Farm, the developer of image processing technologies, to develop and deliver a next generation metadata capture solution for film and digital cameras. /i Technology has received wide support in the industry, with companies such as Avid, Sony, Arri, Thales Angenieux and Red adopting it within their own products.

The system will build on the capabilities of /i Technology, the system originally developed by Cooke to record key lens and camera data to aid post production teams. /i Technology allows for the monitoring and transfer of key lens data, including focus distance, depth of field, focal zoom position and iris setting. DPs can also save and upload lens profiles onto memory cards for easy zoom lens swap, lens calibration, lens synchronization, and post production analysis.

“We’ve been talking for a long time with our friends at Codex and The Pixel Farm about how we could improve both the physical and digital capabilities of /i Technology in order to further assist VFX teams,” notes Les Zellan (pictured), chairman and owner, Cooke Optics. “For instance, to help them solve difficult tracking shots. We’re thrilled to be working together again with these leading technology companies on the next generation system and hope to be able to reveal more later this year.”