NAB Show: Cinedeck RXv3.5 delivers new configurations for Broadcast and Cinema

Press release from Cinedeck

Cinedeck LLC (, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, will premiere a significant software upgrade to its Cinedeck RX, record monitoring and playback system, plus brand new configurations of Cinedeck RX for broadcast and cinema applications, at NAB 2011 (Cinedeck Booth #SL13417).

Cinedeck RX is a rack-mountable, solid-state recording, monitoring and playback system. It delivers tapeless workflow to studios, broadcasters and post-production facilities working across the broad range of entertainment production in both 2D and 3D stereoscopic formats. It has the greatest native capture and codec versatility of any recorder currently available, delivering ready-to-edit files, and eliminating time-consuming and costly transcoding processes.

Now Cinedeck is launching brand new configurations – the Cinedeck RX Broadcast and Cinedeck RX Cine/444 (current Cinedeck RX system) – that focus on the different needs of the broadcast and digital cinema markets.

The new Cinedeck RX Broadcast configuration is focused on ease of integration into broadcast, mobile OB and multi-camera workflows. Along with delivering unparalleled HD codec and format diversity, it provides two-channel single-link HDSDI inputs with four single-link HDSDI outputs, full duplex video I/O for simultaneous record/play, character overlay to display/embed metadata on a control room monitor, such as status or timecode, and supports eight channels of embedded audio. It also offers uncompressed 422 2D and 3D stereo support, plus realtime up/down/cross conversion.

The existing Cinedeck RX is now the Cinedeck RX Cine/444 configuration, and supports high-resolution workflows that are typical in digital cinema production. Expanding the already unmatched codec choice, it also now adds Apple ProRes 444 and Avid DNx444 codecs for editorial, and comes with HDMI, dual-link and 3G HDSDI I/O, two channels of AES audio, and 16 channels per video input of embedded SDI audio. It also offers uncompressed 422 2D and 3D stereo support, plus realtime up/down/cross conversion.

The new, free-of-charge, v3.5 software upgrade extends Cinedeck RX’s native support to include Panasonic DVCPRO-HD cameras, and adds a DPX codec for post production, and H.264 for playout to broadcast servers, dailies deliverables, web-based services and iPad.

Cinedeck RX’s unparalleled codec support now encompasses all types of Avid DNxHD, Avid Meridien JFIF Apple ProRes and CineForm formats; uncompressed 444 (10-bit) or 422 (8- or 10-bit); AVC-I 100/50; XDCAM HD50/XDCAM EX35; DVCPRO-HD; H.264 and DPX. Footage is immediately ready for editing in popular editors such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas and GV Edius. Avid DNx444 and Apple ProRes 4444 are available on the Cinedeck RX Cine/444 configuration.

Both configurations of the Cinedeck RX will ship with Cinedeck Controller, a free-of-charge TCP/IP Windows-based Windows application enabling multiple Cinedeck RX systems to be managed from any PC, or via a browser, with no additional hardware requirements. Cinedeck Controller will drive up to 24 channels (across 12 Cinedeck RX systems) from a single interface.

“The flexible architecture of Cinedeck RX has allowed us to rapidly develop brand new configurations that meet the operational requirements of different markets,” said Charles Dautremont, CEO of Cinedeck LLC. “With the launch of Cinedeck RX Broadcast and Cinedeck RX Cine/444, broadcast and cinema producers can select a tool that’s already tuned for their specific purposes. The latest v3.5 software upgrade extends the reputation of Cinedeck RX as the industry’s most flexible and versatile record, monitoring and playback tool, while delivering the same extreme performance.”