Codex announces onboard support for Canon Cinema RAW

Onboard S records 4K RAW files from the C500 onto Codex Capture Drives.

Codex Onboard S

London – The Codex compact Onboard S recorder supports Canon Cinema RAW. In a press statement Codex, developer of digital media recorders and media management systems, said the Codex-Canon Cinema RAW workflow is bound to be popular among filmmakers seeking to capture high resolution imagery with a small camera and recorder, along with a robust and proven workflow.

Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (ASC) is already a fan, having been involved in several projects during beta testing of the Codex-Canon Cinema RAW workflow. “Taking my images to extremes is what inspires me as a cinematographer and the last time I used the Codex S recorder it was traveling at 160 mph at 12,000 feet falling from the skies in the Swiss Alps.  [It is] compact, lightweight, and obviously built like a brick house.”

Codex has been consistently in the lead in supporting new digital cameras and camera formats. Its flagship Onboard M recorder was the first certified by ARRI to record ARRIRAW from the ARRI Alexa camera. The Codex-ARRIRAW workflow has since been employed in scores of feature film productions, including The Avengers, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The Onboard S has already been certified to record ARRIRAW.

Similarly, Codex worked with Canon as it developed the Cinema EOS C500 and Cinema EOS C500 PL cameras. The Onboard S can record 4K RAW files from the C500 onto Codex Capture Drives. A single Codex Onboard S recorder can capture up to 120fps.

“Codex is committed to assisting filmmakers by providing support for the best new camera systems,” said Codex Digital Managing Director Marc Dando. “We are especially committed to providing reliable and efficient tools to support raw formats at every point in the production workflow.”

Current and recent film productions employing Codex technology include Zero Dark Thirty, R.I.P.D., Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, World War Z, Gravity and Skyfall.

Codex will demonstrate the Onboard S (and other products) at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam (Stand 11.F41). It will be the first time that the Onboard S will be seen at a European tradeshow.





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