NAB Cinedeck MX is a new multi-channel recorder with wide
codec compatibility and workflow accessibility for broadcast
and post production facilities.
|For companies moving to tapeless workflows, Cinedeck MX makes an alternative to the traditional tapedeck. Cinedeck MX can fit directly into existing facility set-ups, and a single system can be configured to replace multiple tapedecks. Cinedeck MX is a rack-mountable, solid-state recording, monitoring and playback system. It is based on the hardware and software developed for and used in the Cinedeck EX and Cinedeck RX recording systems, and includes functions dedicated to file-based production and post.|
Cinedeck MX focuses on native codec capture developed to avoid time-consuming ingest and transcoding, and provide multiple encodes per input channel, flexible connectivity and editorial options, a small physical footprint and accommodates multi-camera, 2D/3D stereo projects. Cinedeck MX combines Cinedeck’s intuitive touchscreen interface with manual controls, to speed up training and deployment in facilities.
All Mobile Video in New York recently integrated multiple Cinedeck RX systems into its OB vehicles. Based on this experience and Cinedeck's platform, the development cycle of Cinedeck MX is expected to be about six months, scheduled for shipping in July 2012.
Cinedeck expects MX to potentially provide cost savings over the installation of traditional tapedecks and associated equipment normally used in a machine room. Occupying 4RU rack-space, one Cinedeck MX can be configured to undertake the tasks of two tapedecks, which also saves space and transportation costs, and the realtime up/down/cross conversion ability saves time moving material from production to post to air. It has built-in image analysis tools including edge enhancement for focus assist, clipping, waveform, vectorscope and histogram.
Cinedeck MX incorporates a 7” touchscreen interface with ordinary manual Jog/Shuttle and deck controls. Users can review shots in realtime and in any order via the display or external HD-SDI or HDMI monitors for quick QC.It can also be remote-controlled via RS-422 VTR/DDR protocols, and supports third-party control devices via USB connection. Cinedeck MX will ship with Cinedeck Controller, a TCP/IP based application enabling multiple Cinedeck MX systems to be managed from a PC or via a browser with no additional hardware.
Cinedeck MX has eight removable SSD drives with built-in redundancy for security of assets, with capture resolutions including HD - 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF, 720p, HD – 2K, 4K, and SD - PAL/NTSC, 480. Up to four camera/channel inputs and multiple encodes are available per channel. It can also be configured to record stereo 3D material in any of the supported codecs.
So that footage is ready for editing in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas or GV Edius, codec support includes Avid DNxHD and DNx444, Avid Meridien JFIF, Apple ProRes 4444, CineForm and uncompressed 444 (10-bit) or 422 8- or 10-bit, AVC-I 100/50, XDCAM HD50/XDCAM EX35, DVCPRO-HD, H264 and DPX.
Cinedeck MX can be deployed in post-production or broadcast environments via video, audio and IT connections including SD, HD, Single and Dual Link, 3G and 3D stereo. It supports realtime up/down/cross conversion for transition to different production formats. For 3D stereo, it captures via HDMI or HD-SDI and opens up various codecs for stereo recording, making footage available for editorial and VFX post production. Cinedeck MX is expected to be available at mid-year. www.cinedeck.com