Codex Digital New Action Cam is 3D-Ready
Codex Digital's new Codex Action Cam is a compact cinema camera designed for use as a crash cam or witness camera on set. It has 14-bit image processing on board and outputs 12-bit raw at up to 60 fps, the company said, and can be sync'd with "A" cameras such as the ARRI Alexa.
Resolution : 1920x1080 pixels, sensitivity : 160 Lux @ f2.2 and 2000 Lux @ f8.0., C-Mount lens.
Codex said the camera is designed with stereoscopic 3D cinematography in mind. Two camera heads can be connected to one Camera Control Recorder, ensuring that images are processed and recorded identically on both cameras for use.
A Two-inch Cube
The Codex camera has a small camera head unit (45mm x 42mm x 53mm, which is roughly a two-inch cube) with a 2/3-inch CCD sensor from Kodak connected via CoaXPress BNC cable to a Codex Camera Control Recorder (83mm x 139mm x 188mm) that does double-duty as a data recorder and remote-control for adjusting white balance, exposure index, and frame rates.
Cost is still unknown but expect about $10,000 for one camera head and a tad under $30,000 when recorder, control unit and storage drives are added.
No Rolling Shutter artefacts
Because the sensor is CCD, Codex stressed, it will be free of the rolling-shutter artifacts associated with CMOS technology. The camera has a C-mount that the company said has been designed to make it easier to adjust back focus, with a locking level and an independent back-focus wheel. EF, PL and B4 adapters will be available.
The full specification sheet is on CodexDigital's website.
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