SOURCE: Cinedeck

April 06, 2010 10:55 ET

Cinedeck Makes US Industry Debut at NAB 2010; Demonstrates World's First Camera-Mountable, Cinema Quality Recording, Monitoring and Playback Device

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) -  NAB 2010 Booth #SL10323 -- Cinedeck ( today announced it will make its US industry debut of the world's first camera-mountable, HDMI/HDSDI recording, monitoring, playback and editing device for the production community at NAB 2010 in Las Vegas next week. Cinedeck will join CineForm in booth #SL10323, where Cinedeck creator, Charles d'Autremont, will showcase Cinedeck for NAB attendees.

Designed by cinematographers for cinematographers, Cinedeck is already heralded as defining an entirely new category of extremely portable, affordable, platform agnostic, cinema-grade recording and monitoring solutions for anyone with an HDMI, HDSDI or LAN camera. Additionally, Cinedeck is proving to offer significant investment protection, enabling many legacy cameras with high quality sensors to bypass their low quality on board tape recorders (DV, HDV, DVCPRO-HD). As a result, Cinedeck effectively extends the life of a wide array of camera equipment for production rental houses, cinematographers, and industrial users.

"Cinedeck has been so well received since we first came on the scene in February, and NAB 2010 is our opportunity to demonstrate that it accomplishes everything we said it would," said Charles d'Autremont, creator of Cinedeck. "We're especially grateful to CineForm, who will also be showing the NAB audience not only how powerful Cinedeck truly is, but also how it fits into a camera-to-post production workflow. We're excited to make our US debut at NAB and to see first-hand the reaction to what we've created."

Charles d'Autremont will also be making several appearances during NAB 2010 to talk about the challenges facing cinematographers and producers in the field, and the inspirations behind the creation of Cinedeck. In addition to its presence in the CineForm booth (#SL10323), the Company encourages attendees -- and those who cannot attend NAB -- to tune in to the following NAB programs:

Cinedeck Key Feature Highlights
Cinedeck boasts a number of features combined in a unique, highly portable footprint that delivers highly-desired capabilities for anyone who has endured production in the field using unwieldy, expensive and unreliable equipment. These features include:

  • Record: Cinedeck captures edit-ready, platform agnostic, 10-bit 4:2:2 or 12-bit 4:4:4 CineForm digital intermediaries in MOV or AVI format, as well as other industry standard codecs and formats, via HDSDI or HDMI and records to highly-reliable, rugged consumer 2.5" solid state drives for maximum compatibility and reliability.

  • Monitor: Cinedeck monitors video in real-time, much like a standard on-camera focus monitor and offers on-screen image analysis tools such as histograms and waveforms for proper exposure. Audio is monitored via on-board headphone jack and recording levels can be viewed on-screen.

  • Review: Cinedeck plays back shots instantly via on-screen transport controls, or via wireless physical transport controls.

  • Edit: Cinedeck is the first device of its kind to enable users to edit dailies on-site leveraging NLE and OS of choice on its removable drive. For optimal NLE workflow, Cinedeck recommends a pointing device and external VGA monitor.

Cinedeck is accepting orders at NAB for May delivery in the following configuration:

  • Cinedeck/Extreme, which offers:
    • 8/10-bit 4:2:2 recording via HDMI/HDSDI
    • 12-bit 4:4:4 recording via dual link /3G HDSDI
    • SD - PAL/NTSC
    • HD - 720P 50/59.94/60 and Varicam
    • HD - 1080 50/60i - 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/5994,60 P/PSF

*Not all framerates available in all codecs/quality settings, and results may vary depending on recording media.

About CineDeck
Created by cinematographers for cinematographers, Cinedeck is redefining mobile, digital cinematography by delivering the industry's first extremely portable, affordable camera-mountable cinema-grade DDR and editing system. For more information, please visit

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