Press Release from Cinedeck:
Pasadena, CA -- Stargate Studios  recently deployed dual Cinedeck  RX systems, in combination with dual Cinedeck EXs and on-board camera recorders, to assist the rapid delivery of 700 VFX shots for the ABC pilot Beauty and the Beast.
The Cinedeck RX systems recorded, via HDSDI, the 444 output from dual ARRI Alexa cameras shooting live action greenscreen plates, plus the realtime composites of the greenscreens, with CGI imagery delivered by Stargate’s Virtual Backlot. The Cinedeck RX’s also transcoded the footage to Cineform 444 for color grading and editorial. The processing power of Cinedeck RX, and convenience of recycling SSD sleds, meant that morning dailies could be downloaded within 15 minutes, ready for shipping to the color grading facility. Ultimately, this enabled Stargate to meet the VFX production deadline of just three weeks.
Sam Nicholson, president of Stargate Studios, said: “Due to the extremely rapid turnaround and the sheer volume of data, we needed an incredibly fast workflow – and the Cinedeck RX's gave us that speed. As with our previous experience of using the Cinedeck EX, the Cinedeck RX is highly-dependable, fast and helps to streamline the VFX workflow.”