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Codex HDE


Kyle Krupinski
 

I'm curious if anyone is advocating for or using high density encoding with codex cards. I own an Alexa SXT plus and have been shooting a lot of Arri raw with XR cards on commercial projects and I'm curious about using HDE to save my clients some drive space. Is there any reason to be concerned about data compression being applied during the transfer? I have no problem shooting with compression ratios when I'm using a RED but I'm skeptical about it being applied after image capture.

Cheers!
Kyle Krupinski
DP
Los Angeles


Loic de Lame
 

Hi Kyle.

I am currently on a TV show shooting ArriRAW on LFs and utilizing HDE. I’ve also used it on a feature last year and a fashion job in Feb this year.

No complaints from clients and there is no difference between ArriRAW and HDE.

Frankly, in my opinion, it’s a no brainer to use HDE. The equivalent example I use is it’s like ZIP-ing a file.

With regards to download times, I can say that the compression doesn’t add time to transfers.

The only thing to be aware of is that you just have a program capable of handling HDE to do the transfer. You cannot do a finder drag and drop.

Highly recommend:
* Pomfort Offloader/Silverstack
* Hedge

Hope this helps!

~L

Loïc de Lame
DIT and Colorist

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I'm curious if anyone is advocating for or using high density encoding with codex cards. I own an Alexa SXT plus and have been shooting a lot of Arri raw with XR cards on commercial projects and I'm curious about using HDE to save my clients some drive space. Is there any reason to be concerned about data compression being applied during the transfer? I have no problem shooting with compression ratios when I'm using a RED but I'm skeptical about it being applied after image capture.

Cheers!
Kyle Krupinski
DP
Los Angeles