Codex Digital, ARRI agree OEM recorder deal7 April 2011
Codex Digital has reached agreement with ARRI to manufacture a Codex ARRIRAW recorder for use with ARRI’s popular ALEXA and ARRIFLEX D-21 film-style digital cameras. The new recorder will be marketed both directly and through ARRI’s worldwide reseller network.
In addition, ARRI and its resellers will be selling Codex camera mounts, datapacks and transfer stations.
The entry-level recorder will feature single-channel ARRIRAW recording. Purchasers of the device will be able to upgrade at any time to a fully-featured Codex recorder.
The new agreement follows the recent announcement that Codex Digital had become the first company to receive ARRI’s ARRIRAW format T-Link (Transport Link) certificate, confirming the ability of its recorders to record raw data from the ALEXA camera. Codex recorders have been used in combination with the ALEXA camera on several film productions, including Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Bros./Paramount) and Gravity (Warner Bros.).
“We are pleased to work with ARRI in introducing this new product to the market,” said Codex Digital managing director Marc Dando. “We have seen a huge interest in ARRIRAW from directors and cinematographers worldwide, with several movies already shooting. The Codex ARRIRAW recorder will give them confidence that there is a complete workflow available with the backing of Codex and ARRI.”
“ALEXA and the Codex Onboard recording system have been used on significant feature films, TV series and high-end commercials during the past months, and the feedback was extremely positive,” said Stephan Schenk, general manager business unit camera & DI systems at ARRI. “Codex is not only delivering a reliable product but also immediate and effective support on set. With the Codex ARRIRAW Onboard recorder and workflow tools, ARRI can now offer a technically and commercially attractive solution to its customers around the world through a single, locally established point of contact.”