- Extended record time
- Visually loss-less encoding
- On set 3D monitoring
- Processing power
The CineformRAW workflow gives our clients many benefits including extended record time, and a visually loss-less codec to reduce file sizes. In step 1, RAW images are encoded as 12 Bit Log images and called FS2, which stands for FilmScan2. Up to 24 minutes of 2K 24P footage can be stored on a single SSD. Once the solid state disk is filled, the media is removed from the recorder and given to the data handler. Images can be viewed live during capture with a 3D-HD monitor, or later when the footage is being reviewed by a DIT.
In step 2, the SSD is taken to an ingestion computer. A copy of the data is made immediately to the array attached to this computer. Checksum signatures are made and compared to the original footage. If the checksums match, the SSD’s are removed from the system and can be stored for some time before being erased, checked for errors and then returned to service. Multiple backups of the footage are made for delivery to the post production facility, as well as safe keeping. The system array is shared and the files are ready to be downloaded to the playback system for QC.
Now the files are copied to the playback system in step 3D. The footage is kept here on another array for realtime playback and colour correction with Iridas framecycler.
Q. Why record CineformRAW to SSD’s instead of an array?
A. In this case disk space and bandwidth are not an issue. By staying with Intel Extreme SSD’s you do a few things. The first is you limit the amount of data that can be captured to 24 Minutes. This avoids a scenario where all your digital “eggs” are in one basket, and avoid loosing hours of data. Another is that you stay consistent with the uncompressed workflow and you can switch between the two.