It might be a little odd at first to think of New York–and not Japan–as home to one of the leading high-end video hardware manufacturers. But that’s the rep Leroy Street-based Cinedeck is garnering with the recent release of Cinedeck Extreme, a portable direct to disk recorder that upgrades its initial product.
More than just a straight recorder, Cinedeck Extreme is actually a touchscreen-controlled computer, boasting RAID-support and a considerable number of useful capabilities. It’s significant that the device sports the visually lossless CineForm Digital Intermediate codec, co-developed with CineForm, an innovative, game-changing company in their own right.
I’ll soon post an in-depth interview with the principals of Cinedeck; I’ll dig into some of the thinking behind how two guys ran past the big boys to deliver such a useful piece of gear. Until then, you can read Videography’s review of the Cinedeck Extreme for tech details.