NAB 2014: Codex targets VariCam 35 and chases the (Red Epic) Dragon

Written by Andy Stout

CodexThe unit for the new VariCam 35

Codex has announced an exclusive 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 and a new workflow for the Red Epic Dragon.

The new Codex unit will be the only compact, high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera under the terms of a strategic development agreement put together between Codex and Panasonic. It will capture uncompressed 4K RAW files at up to 120fps and the 1kg unit connects directly to the Panasonic camera. Look for a release around the end of Q3 this year.

“Codex has an impressive track record in design and manufacturing robust digital media recorders which also streamline the workflow on feature and broadcast productions,” said Kunihiko Miyagi, director of Panasonic’s professional AV business unit.

The company also has a new workflow for the Epic Dragon on show in Vegas which includes support of Red Rocket-X hardware processing. Codex and Red have worked together to provide native Codex debayering for Red Epic Dragon RAW footage.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Red on workflow technology for Red cameras,” said Marc Dando, managing director of Codex. “Codex Vault [the company's dailies package released last NAB] now delivers a complete, fast and elegant workflow for Red Epic Dragon cameras from camera through to post.”


Tags: Production


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