Move over GoPro, Codex announced today, a new Mini-Action Cam with integrated RAW recording system. This ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D is designed for use as an Action/Witness/POV camera system on commercials, TV and movies as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation.
Codex Action CAM delivers a complete high-def shooting, capture, transcoding and data management solution for situations that require a compact form factor and light weight. It is comprised of a tiny camera head and a Codex Camera Control Recorder that delivers full remote control of the camera, and is capable of shooting RAW at up to 60fps. It resolves the common issues of syncing associated with small format camera solutions and multiple camera heads can be in sync with other main unit cameras.
The Action Cam features wide dynamic range, 14-bit image-processing, a 12-bit RAW output, Codex’s debayering algorithm, and a global shutter to capture fast motion free of distortion. It uses a 2⁄3″ CCD sensor, which provides low light sensitivity, low signal-to-noise ratio, temperature stability and no visible fixed-pattern-noise.
The Codex Camera Control Recorder can be used to operate the camera head and adjust white balance, exposure index and frame rates. Delivery formats, via Codex media stations or Codex Vault workflows, include Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD, uncompressed and H.264.