The increasing amount of choice in cameras has led to a proliferation in the number of different workflows for feature film, commercials
and television production – there is a better way. Codex Vault is a powerful end-to-end dailies and archiving solution that simplifies your workflow without taking away the flexibility that you need. With fast transfers, automated production management, full reporting, rugged design and a compact size, Codex Vault is the hub of any on-set or near-set file-based workflow and the bridge between production and post production. Vault supports industry-leading cameras made by ARRI, Panasonic, Canon, Sony, and others.
Vault has a simple task-driven user interface that anyone on the camera crew can use. The workflow can be designed and locked down at the beginning of production. Once you’ve designed a workflow that works for you, you can use it again and again. When you’re in production, there’s a detailed record of exactly what’s been copied, processed and archived. Use whatever cameras you want, but bring
everything together through a unified, streamlined process.
Knowing exactly what you’ve got as soon as possible after shooting when you’re in the midst of production and the pressure’s on.
This includes checking the images you’ve recorded for image defects, checking focus and exposure, and checking any associated metadata
so that it’s correct before files are delivered to editorial, post production and VFX.
Playback your source footage at the original resolution and frame rate, and in the correct colour space, with the applicable LUTs.
Annotate and make comments down to an exact frame, taking advantage of preset annotations (boom in shot, soft focus, tail slate etc.).
Generate a detailed report of exactly what was shot, with or without thumbnails, so that everyone associated with the project
has all the information they need to do their job efficiently.
Studios, producers and bond companies often require an archive to be made as close to set as possible, before any deliverables are made or any material is transported elsewhere. The sheer amount of data generated by today’s digital cameras can make this seem like a daunting challenge but the right tools can make it straightforward. Remember – this is the equivalent to your film negative, your most valuable asset, so must be treated as such.
Codex Vault features robust archiving to dual LTO tapes using the industry standard LTFS format. Tapes are written with full verification so that you can be sure that every file has been written correctly to tape and can be read back. You can even append to a tape so that archiving can begin during the shooting day. The included Table of Contents means you know exactly what’s on every tape and can scan quickly to a particular file.
View your dailies as the cinematographer intended them to be seen and communicate this vision to everyone in production so that there
are no surprises. Codex Vault plus Review contains a full colour pipeline, including support for ACES (Academy Color Encoding Specification).
Add a pre-LUT, CDL and a post-LUT. Collaborate and communicate using primary grading tools to generate CDL data that is tied to each shot
and is carried forward to the next stage of your workflow. Either burn your look into your dailies, for editorial for example,
or send the appropriate metadata along with the image so that everyone's viewing the intended look.
Powerful, multi-output GPU-based processing (with Codex Review) supports the generation of deliverables much faster than real-time in
all the formats required for review, post production, archiving and VFX, even for the ARRI ALEXA 65. Depending on the project, these might include Avid DNxHD for editorial, Apple ProRes, DPX for VFX or H.264 for IPad executive dailies. Each format can be generated with and without LUTs and burn-ins as required for your particular project, and with all the associated sidecar formats and metadata.
Getting information to the right
people at the end of a shooting
day is a critical part of any workflow
– making everyone’s job easier
and increasing efficiency everywhere.
With Codex Vault, you can create
customised reports that will suit the
particular needs of a producer, an
editor, a VFX Supervisor or whoever
else needs to be able to quickly see
what’s been shot in a form that
works for them.
And Codex Backbone combines local
and cloud-based storage to provide a
secure, integrated end-to-end pipeline
to track and disseminate data and
information within a production or
across multiple shows within the same
studio. The combination of Codex Vault, Dashboard and Production Server allows Backbone to be the central repository for images and metadata. Production information can be securely viewed and edited, any time, any place, by authorized crew members, using any desktop or mobile device with an Internet connection.