Codex LogoCodex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that it has reached an agreement with ARRI, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate and lighting equipment, to manufacture a CODEX ARRIRAW recorder for use with ARRI's popular ALEXA and ARRIFLEX D-21 film-style digital cameras. The new recorder will be marketed both directly and through ARRI's worldwide reseller network. ARRI and its resellers will also be selling Codex camera mounts, data packs and transfer stations. "We are pleased to work with ARRI in introducing this new product to the market," said Codex Digital Managing Director Marc Dando. "We have seen a huge interest in ARRIRAW from directors and cinematographers worldwide, with several movies already shooting. The Codex ARRIRAW recorder will give them confidence that there is a complete workflow available with the backing of Codex and ARRI."
Earlier this year, Codex Digital became the first company to receive ARRI's ARRIRAW format T-Link (Transport Link) certificate confirming the ability of its recorders to record raw data from the ALEXA camera. Codex recorders have been used in combination with the ALEXA camera on several film productions, including Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Bros./Paramount), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Fox), The Wettest County in the World (Benaroya Pictures) and Gravity (Warner Bros.).

"ALEXA and the Codex Onboard recording system have been used on significant feature films, TV series and high end commercials during the past months and the feedback was extremely positive. Codex is not only delivering a reliable product but also immediate and effective support on set," said Stephan Schenk, General Manager Business Unit Camera & DI systems at ARRI. "With the Codex ARRIRAW Onboard recorder and workflow tools ARRI now can offer a technically and commercially attractive solution to its customers around the world through a single, locally established point of contact."

The entry-level recorder will feature single-channel ARRIRAW recording. Purchasers of the device will be able to upgrade at any time to a fully featured Codex recorder.