LONDON— /i Squared Technology, a revolutionary system for capturing metadata from digital cameras, is the recipient of a Best of IBC 2013 Award, presented by TVB Europe. Developed jointly by Codex, Cooke Optics and The Pixel Farm, /i Squared Technology streamlines the process of capturing critical lens data, which can lead to significant time and cost savings in production and post production. Best of IBC 2013 award-winners were selected by TVB Europe and IBC Daily teams after reviewing new products from the more than 1400 IBC exhibitors.
“/i Squared Technology is the result of the productive collaboration of engineers from Codex, Cooke and Pixel Farm,” said Sarah Priestnall, Vice President/Market Development, Codex. “This technology is particularly beneficial to visual effects teams as it provides them with critical data to aid in complex tracking shots and other applications.”
/i Squared Technology builds on technology originally developed by Cooke Optics to record lens and camera data. The new system includes additional functions to increase its usefulness to post-production and visual effects teams. Codex’s new Data Logger One can be used to record inertial data, as well as focus distance, depth of field, focal zoom position, iris settings and other information. All of this data can be passed through to post production where it can be used to facilitate match moving, 3D camera tracking and other functions. Pixel Farm’s PFTrack can employ this data to make camera tracking simpler, faster and more accurate.
/i Squared Technology will be available with Cooke lenses beginning in 2014.
Codex, who are based in London, England, design and manufacture high-performance workflow tools for feature film, television and commercials production. These integrated systems, designed by film-makers for film-makers, manage digital files and images from camera through to post production, visual effects and archiving and include tools for color, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex continues to raise the bar for digital production by combining great electronics and industrial design with cutting edge tools.
For more information please visit www.codexdigital.com.