Cinedeck has introduced new 4K and JPEG2000 workflows, which it claims can eradicate time-consuming and costly transcoding processes, allowing users to start post production processes faster than before.
Its Cinedeck MX recorder can handle a 4K YUV10 input from sources like the Sony F55 camera, while simultaneously creating edit-ready HD Master and Proxy deliverables, plus streamable H.264 files, while the new Cinedeck MX4K can record from two 4K or Ultra HD sources. Cinedeck MXs also down-convert the 4K camera feeds in realtime for on-set HD monitoring.
The 4K, HD Master and Proxy files are all recorded to removable SSD drives, with edit-ready deliverables simultaneously written to SAN for immediate access, and can be encoded to the full gamut of available codec and wrapper profiles. Users can apply a variety of standard or custom Look-Up-Tables to the Proxy, H.264, on-board display and HD outputs.
“Key differentiators of Cinedeck’s 4K workflow, versus other recording options, lie in their unique ability to simultaneously create 4K, HD Master, Proxy and streamable deliverables, while also maintaining global file naming and metadata,” claimed Charles D’Autremont, founder and CEO of Cinedeck.
“These are of huge advantage in efficient content creation, as editors can start work immediately with the peace-of-mind that edits will seamlessly relink between offline and online processes.”
Also new is Cinedeck v5 firmware, which supports new codec/wrapper specifications advanced by the Advanced Media Workflow Association in the US, and the UK’s Digital Production Partnership. These include the AS10/AS11-compliant acquisition and delivery standards – XDCAM HD Op1A, AVC Intra-100 Op1A and D-10 (IMX) Op1A. Cinedeck v5 software release also includes enhanced Edit While Record, EDL and H.264 support.