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DEVICE MANAGER 5.1.1 IS COMPATIBLE WITH macOS 10.13, 10.14 OR 10.15.



Codex media is available directly on the macOS Desktop.
Files can be copied using your preferred data management application.

  • Support for new Thunderbolt 3 Compact Drive Dock.
  • High Density Encoding (HDE) for ARRIRAW.
  • No licence required, including for HDE, when using a Codex media reader.
  • HDE support for ALEXA Mini and AMIRA CFast cards in any third-party reader with a new licence.
  • MXF/ProRes clips now appear in the same volume as HDE clips, for simple mixed-format workflows.
  • Simplified ARRIRAW (ARI) file structure, to match HDE (ARX) file structure.
  • Improved performance for Macs with more than 12 processor cores.
  • New warning if Finder is used to attempt HDE copies.
  • New notifications and logging of CRC issues.


What features does Device Manager provide?

Device Manager provides control of your Codex Dock and Media, and allows you to copy files. It is essential to have Device Manager installed to use a Codex Dock, with the exception of the Compact Drive Reader USB-C.

Device Manager is a macOS menu bar app that allows Load/Eject/Format/Erase for Codex media. It presents the contents of Codex media on the Desktop - from here files can be copied with your preferred data management application.

Device Manager also features a Preferences option to enable High Density Encoding (HDE) mode for ARRIRAW on Codex media.

Do I need a licence to use Device Manager?

No licence is required to use Device Manager with a Codex media reader.

To use a non-Codex CFast reader for HDE workflows a licence is required.

What Mac operating systems is Device Manager compatible with?

macOS 10.13 is the minimum version supported by Device Manager 5.0. This will work with Capture Drive and Transfer Drive.

macOS 10.14.4 is the minimum version compatible with Compact Drives, providing the latest NVMe support and improvements.

NVMe is a modern flash technology used in Compact Drives which gives unparalleled write and read speeds, and requires up-to-date macOS versions that support this type of memory.

Device Manager 5.0 is not compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta - this will be supported in a future release.

What copy applications is Device Manager compatible with?

When not using the HDE features of Device Manager any copy application can be used.

When using Device Manager with HDE enabled for ARRIRAW, then a supported copy application must be used. These are detailed on the Codex HDE page, but include the latest versions of Hedge, Shotput Pro, Silverstack and Yoyotta.

Note that macOS Finder is not capable of copying ARRIRAW HDE files from Capture Drive and Compact Drive.

Can I use Device Manager on Windows?

No - currently Device Manager can only be used on Mac.

What Codex Docks is Device Manager compatible with?

Device Manager is compatible with the following Codex Docks:

- CFast 2.0 Reader (CDX-7515)
- Compact Drive Reader USB-C (CX.0001005)
- Capture Drive Dock (CDX-75013 and CDX-75014)
- Thunderbolt Single Dock (CDX-7513)
- USB Single Dock (CDX-7510, CDX-75102, CDX-75112)
- SAS Dual Dock (CDX-5513, CDX-75002)
- Capture +Transfer Drive Dock (CDX-62103)
- Desktop Transfer Station

Can I use a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter with Codex Docks?

Following the instruction at https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207266, the official Apple Thunderbolt 3 > Thunderbolt 2 adaptor is bi-directional and can be used to connect Codex Docks. macOS Sierra 10.12 or higher is required to use Thunderbolt 3 machines or Docks (including with a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 converter).

Can I use Codex Thunderbolt Docks on non-Apple computer hardware such as a 'Hackintosh' or 'Black Mac'?

No, Codex Thunderbolt Docks will not work on non-Apple hardware. The Thunderbolt system architecture and the way Codex devices interface with it is not replicated on non-Apple hardware.

Do I need to install or use Production Suite?

If you are simply wanting to load Codex media and copy files using another application, you only need to have Device Manager installed.

If you want to continue using features in Production Suite you will need to separately install the 'Classic UI' package, which includes Vault Platform and Vault Review. A licence is required to use Production Suite on macOS.

A 'Dock is not connected for maximum speed' notification is shown - what should I do?

This message indicates that the Thunderbolt connection to the Dock is not at the highest possible speed.
Codex Thunderbolt Docks having the following connection types:

XR Capture Drive Dock (CDX-7513) Thunderbolt 1 10 Gbps ~6 Gbps
SXR Capture Drive Dock (CDX-75013/75014) Thunderbolt 2 20 Gbps ~11 Gbps
SXR Capture Drive Dock (CDX-75013-1/75014-1) Thunderbolt 3 40 Gbps ~22 Gbps
Capture +Transfer Drive Dock (CDX-62103) Thunderbolt 3 40 Gbps ~22 Gbps

*Note that PCIe over Thunderbolt, as used by Codex Docks, cannot achieve the maximum possible bus speed as Thunderbolt reserves some bandwidth for other purposes such as display devices. In addition, driver/software layers have overhead that limit speeds to below the maximum bus speed.

The Thunderbolt connection speed is governed by:

- the host port on the computer.
- the cable (or adapter) being used.
- possibly other devices on the same port, if daisy-chained**.
- possibly devices on another port, if multiple ports share the same Thunderbolt controller.

**For the best possible speed and reliability it is recommended to not use Codex Thunderbolt Docks as part of a daisy-chain of devices.

To resolve the situation, the following steps should be taken:

- check the port speed on the Mac from System Information > Thunderbolt.
- check the speed of the cable being used. Note that there are two types of Thunderbolt 3 cable - Passive and Active. Passive cables up to 0.5m in length can operate at 40 Gbps, but if longer will operate at 20 Gbps. Active cables can operate at 40 Gbps over longer distances.
- if the Dock is daisy-chained to the Mac, use a direct connection instead with no other devices on that port.
- if there are devices on another port, check that they are not downgrading the port speed available for the Dock. Note that the Mac Pro (2013) has 6 ports which share 3 Thunderbolt controllers, as outlined at https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202801

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