Veteran production company All Mobile Video, in New York, has outfitted its production studios and fleet of production trucks with a rack-mountable, solid-state recording, monitoring and playback system from Cinedeck LLC, a company also based in New York City. The new Cinedeck RX system will help AMV migrate quickly to a file-based workflow across all of its assets, making projects go faster and smoother while reducing costs associated with hardware-based gear.
Because AMV works with a wide variety of clients, the Cinedeck RX system—with its myriad of features that accommodate multiple formats and file types—is an ideal “single box” solution. Features such as Double Dual-Stream capability simultaneously provide redundant finish and proxy files.
Eric Duke, President of All Mobile Video, said “We see Cinedeck RX as a major step in removing tape-based acquisition completely from the workflow.”
Cinedeck RX is the next generation of the company’s Cinedeck EX portable, multi-format, HD-SDI recording system and shares its touchscreen interface. Yet, the new Cinedeck RX offers native file capture, a choice of codecs, and full IT-centric connectivity.
Record: Cinedeck RX captures from all leading production formats, recording on to SSD storage media, and can be used for single input, dual-input two camera, or 3-D stereo shoots. It offers simultaneous native support for Avid and Apple standards—supporting Avid DNxHD (wrapped as MXF OP-Atom or QuickTime), JFIF for proxies, and all Apple ProRes codec formats, including 4444, CineForm and uncompressed 444 (10-bit) or 422 (8- or 10-bit).
The Double Dual-Stream feature allows users to capture two feeds at a time with the same codec, or to capture one feed with two different compression formats—such as Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes together, or Hi-Res master and Low-Res proxy together—while simultaneously creating back-up copies of each.
Monitor: Cinedeck RX monitors video in real time via a high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen display. It comes with a collection of image analysis tools—including edge enhancement for focus assist, clipping, waveform, vectorscope and histogram. Users can also monitor audio via the headphone jack, and toggle between audio inputs – while simultaneously viewing the on-screen, pro-audio standard, recording level display.
Playback: Cinedeck RX enables users to review shots instantly in real time, and in any order, via the built-in display, or external HD-SDI or HDMI monitors—allowing them to instantly QC and know they have captured the shots they want.