Cine Gear Expo LA was held on Friday May 31st and Saturday June 1st at the Paramount Studios lot in Los Angeles.

Record attendance was driven by the great LA weather which was not too hot and not too cold. Codex exhibited on Stage 7, next to ARRI, in support of the new ALEXA Mini LF camera featuring the new Codex Compact Drive. Interest in the camera was extremely high as both camera rental partners and new owner operators came by to learn more about their purchase and when this camera will be shipping.

Codex showed off the new Compact Drives and USB-C dock connected to an Apple Mac Mini with 10GbE connection to the new Codex Media Vault NAS storage solution. Offload speeds were extremely fast and with High Density Encoding reducing the file size by as much as a 2:1 ratio, customers could see the value in our relationship with ARRI and our workflow expertise. Playback was tested with Adobe Premiere Pro and Codex ColorSynth plug-in software using our Codex Keys panel to finesse the color control experience. Multiple vendors showed off multiple ways to carry the new camera, fly it on a drone, rotate it around in a very fluid way using Gimbal rigs and Steadi-Cams.

Codex also partnered with PIX at Cine Gear to show off the new PIX OnSet solution designed for David Fincher’s Mindhunter. Reaction to the system and partnership with Codex was well received and Kalif Fuller was busy for the entire show demoing the system.

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