April 5, 2014

NAB 2014: Codex, Vision Research partner on Flex4K workflow

LAS VEGAS — At this year’s NAB show, UK-based Codex (www.codexdigital.com), which manufactures high-performance digital workflow tools, is collaborating with Vision Research (www.visionresearch.com), the manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems, to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already used around the world with many different cameras, the Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving. 

Vault is a modular system that enables the playback of 4K material to a 4K monitor for review, QC and basic color grading. It also provides fast, reliable transfers to internal storage, metadata management and archiving to LTO tape. 

Powerful GPU-based processing facilitates fast but high quality transcoding to H.264, Apple ProRes 4444, Avid DNxHD 444 and uncompressed RGB formats. Codex’s Vault has been used on many projects, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Fast and Furious 7, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Fault in Our Stars.