NAB 2014: Codex has announced a 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 and a fully supported workflow for the Red Epic Dragon

Under a strategic product development alliance, Codex is working exclusively with Panasonic to deliver the only compact, high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.

The dedicated recorder will capture uncompressed 4K VariCam (pictured) RAW at up to 120fps.

The Codex Vault workflow system will support the rapid transfer of digital camera originals for post-production and archiving.

In order to completely eliminate cabling, the Codex V-RAW recorder will connect directly with Panasonic’s camera, to facilitate greater efficiency and higher mobility whilst shooting.

Panasonic and Codex plan to release the first product during autumn 2014.

The new workflow for the Epic Dragon includes support of Red Rocket-X hardware processing which opens up complete and efficient 4K workflows – clone, playback, QC, deliverables and archive.

Codex and Red have worked together to provide native Codex debayering for Red Epic Dragon RAW footage and Red material can now be fully-integrated into productions using Codex Backbone.

Codex managing director Marc Dando said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Red on workflow technology for Red cameras.

“Codex Vault now delivers a complete, fast and elegant workflow for Red Epic Dragon cameras from camera through to post.”

Codex Vault can be deployed on-set or near-set to process dailies for review, editorial, post production and archive.

After original camera data has been cloned to Vault, metadata can be checked against camera reports and fixed or created as necessary.

Data can be archived to LTO-6 tape using Vault’s Archive Module. Dailies deliverables can be transcoded and detailed production reports can be created, whilst the Review Module enables playback of material at up to 4K as well as QC and basic colour correction.