CDX-36150
CDX-36150 Recorder - Getting Started Guide v1.1
Codex Recorder for Canon Cinema EOS C700
CDX-36150
Guide for the EOS C700 / EOS C700 PL / EOS C700 GS PL
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Safety Warnings
Please observe any warnings and follow all instructions.
Do not use this equipment near water and clean only with a dry cloth.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
l Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other equipment (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
l Do not expose to excessive vibration, or drop this product.
l Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarised or grounding-type plug. A polarised plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade, or the third prong, is provided for your safety.
l If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
l Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plug ends, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the equipment.
l Only use accessories specified by the manufacturer.
l Unplug this equipment during lightning storms or when not in operation for long periods of time.
l Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the equipment has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the equipment, has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
l To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose equipment to rain or moisture.
l To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to open this equipment. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
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Caution! The surfaces of Capture Drive media can get hot during standard use.
Disclaimer
Codex products are continually developed to remain at the forefront of the industry, and as such the information in
this guide is subject to change without notice. Whilst Codex endeavour to ensure that all documentation provided is
correct at the time of writing, this document is not guaranteed to be error-free.
Codex does not assume responsibility for issues or losses due to misinterpretation of the information in this
document, errors in this document, or incorrect configuration or installation of the equipment described herein.
Please report any errors found in this document to support@codex.online
Support and Servicing
For assistance with your CDX-36150 Recorder please contact support@codex.online
User Guides are available from https://www.codex.online/support/user-guides
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Table of Contents
Introduction 4
Further documentation 4
Attaching and detaching the Recorder 4
Power requirement 5
Powering on 6
Loading and unloading a Capture Drive from
the CDX-36150 6
Formatting a Capture Drive 6
Camera settings 7
Recording 7
Playback 7
Troubleshooting with Camera/Recorder 8
Record times to Capture Drive 9
Using Codex Production Suite Software 9
Connecting a Capture Drive Dock 10
Loading and unloading a Capture Drive from the Dock
Finder Preferences 11
Copying files from the Capture Drive 11
Troubleshooting with Capture Drive Dock 12
Trademark Acknowledgements
• Names and products mentioned in the manual may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Codex Recorder CDX-36150 - Getting Started
1 Introduction
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The Codex Recorder CDX-36150 integrates with the Canon Cinema EOS C700 for uncompressed RAW
capture from 2K up to 4K, at up to 120fps (a firmware update in early 2017 will allow 4.5K recording up to
100fps). The CDX-36150 will also allow ProRes recording at 4K to 60fps, or 2K to 240fps. The recorder
attaches directly to the camera, eliminating any need for cables and simplifying the use of the system.
After recording, the industry standard workflow and support is provided via Codex Production Suite,
Capture Drive Dock, or S-Series and XL-Series hardware.
1.1 Further documentation
The Codex Production Suite User Guide contains full details on the software features and use for
common workflows. Available from https://codex.online/support/production-suite-user-guides
The C700 Operation Manual is available from http://cinemaeos.usa.canon.com/
2 Attaching and detaching the Recorder
The CDX-36150 mounts to the rear of the C700 as shown below:
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Follow these steps to mount the CDX-36150 to the C700:
• Ensure the C700 is switched off and power is disconnected prior to installing the CDX-36150.
• Remove the battery adapter that comes attached to the camera.
• Slide the release catch on the top of the CDX-36150.
• Lower the CDX-36150 onto the rear of the C700 to mate the connector interface.
• Close the locking lever to fully mate the interface connector.
RELEASE CATCH
LED STATUS RING
Follow these steps to remove the CDX-36150 from the C700:
• Ensure the C700 and CDX-36150 are switched off and power is disconnected.
• Remove the battery if fitted to the CDX-36150.
• Slide the release catch on the top of the CDX-36150.
• Lift the CDX-36150 from the rear of the C700 to unmate the connector interface.
• Remove the CDX-36150 from the C700.
3 Power requirement
The CDX-36150 has both a DC input and a mounting plate to attach batteries directly.
The CDX-36150 requires an input voltage of 11-34V. Power supplied to the CDX-36150 is fed through to
the C700. The CDX-36150 and C700 has a total power requirement of 120W.
The CDX-36150 takes the DC input as the primary power source, and switches over to the battery when
there is no DC input power source. When a battery is directly attached this allows for switching of the DC
input power source, which may be from a larger block battery, without powering off the camera system.
The CDX-36150 can be purchased with either an Anton Bauer Gold Mount or IDX V-Lock battery plate.
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3.1 Powering on
Connect a battery or DC power source to the CDX-36150. Activate the power on the C700 to start the
system. The LED status ring on the top of the CDX-36150 is red when the input voltage is below the
minimum requirement.
Press the centre of the LED status ring to change the brightness between high, medium, low, and off.
6 4 Loading and unloading a Capture Drive from the CDX-36150
MEDIA ACCESS DOOR OPEN WITH
INSERTED CAPTURE DRIVE 1TB
RELEASE CATCH
The media access door of the CDX-36150 is located on the top. Slide the release catch next to the door
to open.
Insert the Capture Drive into the CDX-36150. The base of the Capture Drive should be oriented towards
the front of the CDX-36150. Push the Capture Drive from the top to fully mate the connectors. Close
the door and the Capture Drive will be loaded automatically.
5 Formatting a Capture Drive
To format the Codex Capture Drive, navigate in the camera menu:
{MENU}/{EVF} [Recording/Media Setup] > [Initialize Media] > [!|C02 Capture Drive]
Press both [FORMAT] buttons simultaneously. Select [OK] and then press SET.
WARNING: ONLY DELETE MEDIA THAT HAS BEEN SECURELY BACKED UP. THERE IS NO
UNDO FUNCTION AVAILABLE AFTER FORMATTING.
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6 Camera settings
Use of the C700 is fully covered by the camera Operation Manual from Canon
(http://cinemaeos.usa.canon.com/). Refer to this manual for full details. Here we cover an overview of
essential information about recording formats.
The C700 with CDX-36150 can record in the following formats:
Resolution
Bit Depth
Frame Rates
4096 x 2160 (4K)
12-bit
1-60fps
4096 x 2160 (4K)
10-bit
1-120fps
To set the recording format:
MENU->Recording/Media Setup->Main Rec Format->RAW (Capture Drive)
To set the frame rate, from the Home Screen press the ‘FPS’ button (top left above the screen). If the
desired frame rate is not available, this may require a change to the System Frequency.
To select a non-SMPTE framerate (e.g. 33fps), enable Slow & Fast Motion Recording.
6.1 Recording
With the Capture Drive formatted, press either of the red REC buttons to begin a recording. The lit ring on
top of the CDX-36150 will be red during recording. Press the red REC button again to end the recording.
6.2 Playback
Press the PLAY button to open a list of clips for playback. The lit ring on the top of the CDX-36150 will be
green during playback.
Clips can be played back from either the Capture Drive, CFast 2.0, or SD card media. Select the media to
play back from in the PLAY screen.
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6.3 Troubleshooting with Camera/Recorder
The table below lists a range of possible issues that may occur, and steps that can be taken to identify
and resolve the cause of the problem. The steps are listed under ‘Course of action’ in the order they
should be performed.
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Description
Course of action
Resolution
Warning message on
display with a !|C2 icon
above, during recording.
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If Capture Drive status is ‘Ready’
then continued use is safe. If any
other status is reported, contact
Codex Support.
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Remove the Capture Drive and check the
status of the recordings in a Capture Drive
Dock or S/XL-Series. Do not continue to use
in camera until after status has been verified
OK.
Turn off Camera/Recorder, remove Recorder,
check/clean connection interface, and refit
Recorder before attempting to record again.
Warning message on
display with a !|C2 icon
above, during playback.
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Restart camera.
Capture Drive cannot be
formatted.
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Check that Capture Drive is selected in ‘Main
Rec Format’.
Check if another Capture Drive can be
formatted.
Check if Capture Drive can be formatted in
a Dock.
If only one Capture Drive has
issues, contact Codex Support.
If multiple Capture Drives have
issues, this is likely a Camera/
Recorder or settings problem.
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Capture Drive will not
load.
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Check if another Capture Drive can be loaded.
Check if Capture Drive can be loaded in a
Dock.
If only one Capture Drive has
issues, contact Codex Support.
If multiple Capture Drives have
issues, this is likely a Camera/
Recorder problem.
Capture Drive LED
flashing red.
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‘Load Failure’ has occured. Remove Capture
Drive and check connectors for dirt/debris.
Then reinsert Capture Drive, pushing down to
fully mate the connectors.
If Capture Drive loads
successfully then continued use
is safe. If problem occurs again,
contact Codex Support.
Recording not possible.
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Check that Capture Drive is formatted.
Check if another Capture Drive can be
recorded to.
Check that ‘Main Rec Format’ is set to use
Capture Drive.
If only one Capture Drive has
issues, contact Codex Support.
If multiple Capture Drives have
issues, this is likely a Camera/
Recorder or settings problem.
Check with alternate main power source
(either 24V battery, or AC/DC adaptor).
Check with alternate main power cables.
Check with IDX/Anton Bauer 14.4V battery on
rear of Recorder.
If alternate main power source/
cables do not resolve issue,
contact Codex Support for
servicing guidance. Continue to
use 14.4V battery power.
Check with alternate IDX/Anton Bauer 14.4V
battery on rear of Recorder.
Check with main power source (either 24V
battery, or AC/DC adaptor).
If alternate battery does not
resolve issue, contact Codex
Support for servicing guidance.
Continue to use main power
source.
•
Camera/Recorder is not
powering up, using main
power input.
•
Camera/Recorder
is not powering up,
using battery on rear of
Recorder.
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Contact Codex Support at support@codex.online
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7 Record times to Capture Drive
The table below details the RAW record time available to Capture Drive with 1TB capacity:
Resolution
Bit Depth
Frame Rate
Record Time (mins)
4096 x 2160
10-bit
23.98/24
49
4096 x 2160
10-bit
25
47
4096 x 2160
10-bit
29.97/30
39
4096 x 2160
10-bit
50
23.5
4096 x 2160
10-bit
60
19.5
4096 x 2160
10-bit
96
12
4096 x 2160
10-bit
120
9.5
4096 x 2160
12-bit
23.98/24
40.5
4096 x 2160
12-bit
25
39
4096 x 2160
12-bit
29.97/30
32
4096 x 2160
12-bit
50
19.5
4096 x 2160
12-bit
60
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8 Using Codex Production Suite software
Codex Production Suite software running on a Mac with Capture Drive 2.0 Dock (see next page), or a
Codex S-Series or XL-Series hardware is required to read the RAW recordings made to Capture Drive 2.0
media.
Go to https://codex.online/software to register and download the latest software for these products.
There are installation instructions available from this web page. An overview is provided for using Codex
Production Suite with Capture Drive Dock on Mac as part of the workflow with the C700 and CDX-36150.
Codex Production Suite software can be used for a wide range of functions with recorded Canon RAW
material. For example:
• Metadata editing.
• Playback to attached display or HD-SDI monitor, including application of LUTs and CDL adjustment.
• Transcoding to other file types such as ProRes, DNxHD MXF, and H264.
• Archive to disk or LTFS tape.
Supporting documentation: https://codex.online/support/production-suite-user-guides
Video tutorials: https://codex.online/support/production-suite-tutorials
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9 Connecting a Codex Capture Drive 2.0 Dock
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THUNDERBOLT PORTS
DC POWER SUPPLY
Connect the included DC power supply to the DC IN connector of the Capture Drive 2.0 Dock. There
are two Thunderbolt Ports available - connect one to a Mac computer that has the required Codex
software installed.
The other Thunderbolt port can be used to connect to other Thunderbolt devices, such as a monitor or
storage.
9.1 Loading and unloading a Capture Drive from the Dock
Insert a Codex Capture Drive into the Dock and it will begin loading automatically. During this time the
LED will flash blue. When it is loaded the LED will flash green, and this typically takes 5-10 seconds.
CODEX CAPTURE DRIVE 2.0 DOCK WITH MOUNTED CAPTURE DRIVE 2.0
The LED on a Capture Drive flashes green quickly when it is reading/writing data. Do not unload a
Capture Drive when it is reading/writing as this can compromise data integrity.
To unload, press the eject button on the end of the Capture Drive or go to the Storage screen of Codex
Production Suite (/Applications/Codex/Vault Platform->Storage), click to select the media, and click the
Wrench->Eject button. The LED will flash blue while it unloads. When the LED is solid blue it is safe to
remove the Capture Drive.
Always eject the Capture Drive correctly before removing it from the Dock.
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9.2 Finder Preferences
For ease of use it is recommended to set up the Finder Preferences so that External disks are shown on
the Desktop:
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9.3 Copying files from the Capture Drive
When the Codex software is installed the Codex VFS drive will be shown on the Desktop:
The Codex VFS drive is always shown, but will be empty until a Capture Drive containing Canon RAW
recordings is loaded. After loading the Capture Drive, the files are available to be copied from the Codex
VFS drive.
A licence is required to use the Codex VFS. To request a licence please visit:
https://codex.online/licence-request
Canon RAW clips are named in the format:
<Roll><ClipNumber>_<Date><2_Random_Chars>_<CustomString>
For example:
A001C003_160105JO_CANON
The 2 Random Characters (JO in the above example), ensure there is no possibility of clashing clip
names. The CustomString defaults to CANON, but this can be edited in the camera settings.
The files are presented in a structure containing images, audio, metadata. RAW image files have a .rmf
extension. Audio (broadcast WAV) have a .wav extension. Metadata files have a .xml extension.
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The structure is:
<Roll>/<ClipName>/<ClipName>_<FrameNumber>.rmf
<Roll>/<ClipName>/<ClipName>_<ChannelNumber>.wav
<Roll>/xml/<ClipName>/<ClipName>.xml
For example:
A001/
A001C003_160105JO_CANON/
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_00000001.rmf
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_00000002.rmf
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_00000003.rmf
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_00000004.rmf
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_00000005.rmf
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_00000006.rmf
...
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_1.wav
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_2.wav
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_3.wav
A001C003_160105JO_CANON_4.wav
xml/
A001C003_160105JO_CANON/
A001C003_160105JO_CANON.xml
Copy the top level Roll folder to another storage device to back-up all the files in the Roll.
Any copy tool can be used to back-up files from the Codex VFS drive to another storage device.
Troubleshooting with Capture Drive Dock
Capture Drives have an LED that shows the status and can help with troubleshooting.
The table below describes the meaning of the LED modes:
LED colour
LED state
Description
Course of action
Blue
Flashing
Capture Drive is loading or unloading
Wait for loading/unloading to complete
Blue
Constant
Capture Drive is not loaded, and is
safe to remove
Remove or reload Capture Drive
Green
Flashing Slow
Capture Drive is loaded and idle
No action required
Green
Flashing Fast
Capture Drive is reading/writing
Do not eject until reading/writing is finished
Red
Flashing
Capture Drive has failed to load
Remove Capture Drive, restart computer and
try again
If the Capture Drive is not loading check the Thunderbolt connection and power to the device. After this
check that the latest software from the Codex website is installed.
If you experience further loading issues it could be a hardware issue with the media or Dock. In this
case, contact Codex Support (support@codex.online) and provide an issue report (.dbg file) created from
System Preferences->Codex-> ‘Generate issue report…’.
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