LOS ANGELES – Codex (https://x2x.media) has entered into a new strategic partnership with Dynamic Rentals (https://dynamicrentals.com) that will provide its workflow solutions and MediaVault storage to production companies and rental houses worldwide on an on-demand basis.
The deal recognizes the growing need for scalable storage to be available on an on-demand basis, and the existing difficulty in finding a reliable channel to get production and post production storage for rental purposes. As a result of the partnership, Dynamic Rentals is now able to offer Codex MediaVaults, providing networked attached storage (NAS) via long-term rentals or leasing options to its partner network and production customers.
Multiple Codex Media Docks and Media Stations have also been added to Dynamic’s inventory for rental, along with multiple 8TB Transfer Drives for high-speed backup and cloning of original camera data. This workflow equipment enables productions to not only take advantage of a complete solution from capture to delivery, but also to leverage the 2:1 reduction in storage footprint that Codex’s High Density Encoding (HDE) enables with Arri Alexa workflows. Transfer Drives eliminate the need to purchase multiple shuttle drives for each production that never get recycled. The Codex workflow provides an end-to-end solution that can be deployed on-set and near-set, and into post.
The Codex Transfer Drive
“Production and post often have to purchase new storage for every project, and while none of our key rental partners currently offer this type of storage, there is growing demand for a rental solution for this issue,” explains Austin Rios, chief executive officer of Dynamic Rentals. “As the data flows from camera to post, the storage demands also grow. Codex is a trusted solution with a reputation for excellence in the industry, and together we will be able to provide workflow solutions on-demand, dynamically, anywhere in the world.”
Codex and Dynamic have worked together to design production and near-set post equipment rental bundles for each department, from production and art, to VFX and post, all of which require storage. These rental bundles will be available to their global customer base immediately.
“With productions working increasingly remotely, secure, reliable storage that can be deployed and accessed anywhere globally is more important than ever,” adds Codex VP business development, Brian Gaffney. “We are delighted to be partnering with Dynamic Rentals to be able to offer and deploy our RAW camera workflow solutions and MediaVault storage on an on-demand basis worldwide, allowing more productions access to our award-winning storage ecosystem without the risks associated with capital outlay."