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Codex change registration requirements?

Geoff Boyle
 

Apparently  Codex have removed the awful registrations  required to use their readers.

If confirmed this is great news.

I always hated all the background  stuff required  and the need to open your firewalls.

Geoff Boyle NSC
Cinematographer
Netherlands

Geoff Boyle
 

I just received the following from Brian Gaffney at Codex:-

 

Codex is rolling out our new Device Manager. Simply and easy to use. Just as it always should have been!. No license required.

 

The Codex device manager presents the media mounted in a Codex dock on the desktop as a Camera Roll and in Finder now as a mounted drive. If you have multiple docks connected, it shows all. It is a simple tool that appears in the MacOSX toolbar on top and shows what docks are connected and if a capture drive is loaded.

 

You can Eject, Load, Format and Erase a magazine with this device. No VFS appears. No VFS required to configure. You RAW or ProRes files appear as expected when connecting up a drive to any laptop.

 

This is currently in beta and will be available for download by the end of this month from https://codex.online/software

 

Here is a flyer on the Device Manager for reference and start-up guide.

 

Hope this clarifies the rumours!

 

This is absolutely brilliant 😊 I now no longer have to dread a camera evaluation that includes a Codex recorder and as that’s Arri, Canon & Panasonic that’s quite a relief!

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-raw-log-hdr@... <cml-raw-log-hdr@...> On Behalf Of Geoff Boyle
Sent: 23 October 2018 13:08
To: cml-raw-log-hdr@...
Subject: [cml-raw-log-hdr] Codex change registration requirements?

 

Apparently  Codex have removed the awful registrations  required to use their readers.

If confirmed this is great news.

I always hated all the background  stuff required  and the need to open your firewalls.

Geoff Boyle NSC

Cinematographer

Netherlands

 

Michael Most
 



On Oct 24, 2018, at 11:26 PM, Geoff Boyle <geoff.cml@...> wrote:

This is absolutely brilliant 😊 I now no longer have to dread a camera evaluation that includes a Codex recorder and as that’s Arri, Canon & Panasonic that’s quite a relief!

You mean it’s now exactly as it should have been all along, especially considering the prices of the docks themselves (i.e., Thunderbolt puck = $5000)??

Mike Most
On Location Services Director 
Technicolor
Los Angeles, CA.

 

Didn’t Canon have it for a while as well, where to download the driver you had to put in a camera serial no... really helpful when under pressure in an edit.

Michael

Michael J Sanders: Director of Photography 
  

Mobile: +44 (0) 7976 269818   


On 25 Oct 2018, at 12:40, Michael Most via Cml.News <mdmost=me.com@...> wrote:

You mean it’s now exactly as it should have been all along, especially considering the prices of the docks themselves (i.e., Thunderbolt puck = $5000)??

Geoff Boyle
 

I don’t remember the Canon one but Sony had a great one!

 

At the launch of the F65 and associated recorder they had a card reader that emulates a tape VTR and cost 25,000. I remember asking why there wasn’t a simple data reader for the card and getting some very strange responses.

 

It never fails to amaze me how manufacturers often fail to realise that the more accessible and easy they make their kit the more likely people are to use it!

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-raw-log-hdr@... <cml-raw-log-hdr@...> On Behalf Of Michael Sanders via Cml.News
Sent: 26 October 2018 00:43
To: cml-raw-log-hdr@...
Subject: Re: [cml-raw-log-hdr] Codex change registration requirements?

 

Didn’t Canon have it for a while as well, where to download the driver you had to put in a camera serial no... really helpful when under pressure in an edit.

 

Michael


Michael J Sanders: Director of Photography 
  

Mobile: +44 (0) 7976 269818   

 


On 25 Oct 2018, at 12:40, Michael Most via Cml.News <mdmost=me.com@...> wrote:

You mean it’s now exactly as it should have been all along, especially considering the prices of the docks themselves (i.e., Thunderbolt puck = $5000)??

Bob Kertesz
 

At the launch of the F65 and associated recorder they had a card reader that emulates a tape VTR and cost 25,000. I remember asking why there wasn’t a simple data reader for the card and getting some very strange responses.

 

It never fails to amaze me how manufacturers often fail to realise that the more accessible and easy they make their kit the more likely people are to use it!

 


That was pretty much the story of the failure of the F65 to get any real traction - the data path once you've recorded something was initially pretty much non-existent, then after a short while just very, very difficult and expensive.

I remember going to a demo on the Sony lot and being shown the fiber 10 Gig network they had to create to move the data. Fiber networking was not so prevalent or easy back then, and it was expensive as hell. They were running prototype fiber network cards and software, and were very resistant to the idea that most people then would not build a fiber infrastructure just to move the firehose of data around that the F65 produced, especially on set.

The F65 was/is an excellent camera, but they should have waited another six months to have the backup and post path fully in place and accessible to mere mortals before releasing it.

There's a lesson in there somewhere.

-Bob

Bob Kertesz
BlueScreen LLC
Hollywood, California

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