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Cinedeck Breaks Into 4K & Adds Latest HD Broadcast Delivery Standards

Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast, and post production, has announced significant new product and software releases supporting 4K production and the latest HD delivery standards now being adopted by major broadcasters worldwide.

With the new Cinedeck MX4K recorder and v5 software release for its RX3G and MX recorders, Cinedeck reinforces its hallmark capability to keep editorial processes simple and efficient by simultaneously capturing and creating edit-ready deliverables. With Cinedecks in the workflow, content creators completely eliminate time-consuming and costly transcoding processes, and can start post-production processes faster than ever.

The Cinedeck MX4K features two channels of 4K YUV10 30fps recording from 4K and Ultra HD sources, including the Sony F55 camera, while simultaneously creating edit-ready HD Master and Proxy deliverables, plus streamable H.264s. Cinedeck MX4K also down-converts the 4K camera feeds in realtime for on-set HD monitoring. The 4K, HD Master and Proxies are all simultaneously recorded to the MX4K’s embedded SSD drives, with edit-ready deliverables written to SAN for immediate access, and can be encoded to the full gamut of ProRes or Cineform profiles. Users can apply a variety of industry-standard or custom Look-Up-Tables (LUTs) to the Proxy, H.264, on-board display and HD outputs. Cinedeck will release RX3G and MX support for additional digital cameras, framerates, codecs and color spaces in the coming months via a string of software updates.

A prime feature of Cinedeck’s v5 software release for the Cinedeck RX3G and MX, is the addition of the AS10/AS11-compliant acquisition and delivery standards – XDCAM HD Op1A, AVC Intra-100 Op1A and D-10 (IMX) Op1A.

These new codec/wrapper specifications are championed by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) in the US, plus the UK’s Digital Production Partnership (DPP), and are being adopted by major broadcasters worldwide. Leveraged by Cinedeck RX3G and MX, these latest standards remove ambiguities during production and delivery processes, by including editorial and technical metadata, and ensure a consistent set of information for the processing, review and scheduling of programs. Cinedeck’s v5 software release also includes enhanced Edit While Record, EDL and H.264 support features.

Cinedeck will show 4K on the Cinedeck MX, and showcase the new v5 software, at the HPA Tech retreat in Palm Springs, 17-21 February, Palm Springs, CA.

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