Powerful new system provides seamless support for 3D and 2D production from on-camera recording to final conform;
CineFLOW appoints Band Pro exclusive dealer for the U.S.
CineFLOW™, a developer of advanced digital solutions for professional digital motion picture production, today announced the debut of the cineFLOW workflow system: a fresh digital-age approach enabling productions to record, view, store, manage and distribute content in one seamless system.
Created by the team that developed the innovative DALSA 4K camera, cineFLOW gives creatives control over every aspect of content, with technology working in the background to automate a multitude of mundane production tasks.
The system was introduced during the National Association of Broadcasters convention and exhibition, April 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. CineFLOW demonstrated its system in the Band Pro Film & Digital booth. Band Pro has been selected as the exclusive U.S. dealer for cineFLOW.
“Digital workflows are supposed to free creatives to concentrate on production, and not have to invent a new workflow for every production,” said Marker Karahadian, cineFLOW lead investor and U.S. distributor. “CineFLOW serves both sides of the equation: tools for fostering creative expression with leading edge back-office support – in a cost-effective solution.”
The cineFLOW system delivers intelligent work flows for uncompressed 3D and 2D 4:4:4 high-definition or RAW images. It is a software core with an integrated data base, a custom recorder with affordable ultra-high capacity recording modules, and two servers: one for on-set data management, the other for post-production data management.
All major digital cinema cameras are supported by the cineFLOW system.
CinePIPE™, cineFLOW’s software core lets on-set teams record content, then review, search and annotate production metadata almost instantly via an intuitive browser interface. The metadata remains married to a production’s image files from the set through final conforming.
The on-camera hardware includes:
* cineTAKE™, an ultra-compact recording system. It easily supports up to four streams of uncompressed 4:4:4 3Ghz HD-SDI recording, and comes with a built-in wireless proxy server for on-set picture and metadata review.
* cineCLIP™, the recording cartridge, comes in two sizes covering 40 and 80-minute shoot times. Each can handle up to 60fps uncompressed stereo recordings, and comes with full ESD and RAID protection.
Two server boxes round out the basic system:
* The cinePIPE™ HUB, an all-in-one server designed specifically for on- and near-set time-intensive production. With hardware including 4TB of on-board storage, hex-core CPU and Nvidia GPU image processing and optional LTO-5 drive, it lets productions offload and back up image data in faster than real time.
* The cinePIPE DI takes the features of the cinePIPE HUB and delivers them in a powerful server installed at the production’s post facility.
Each cineFLOW system is unique; however a basic system with one on-board recorder, three 40-minute media clips and an on-set station server is in the $75,000 range. The cinePIPE DI is $60,000 complete, with a very short list of options, Karahadian added.