Record & Control

Powerful Cinedeck based recording that supports endless format and codec configurations

  • No need for transcoding

  • Generate Online and Offline media at the same time

  • Record directly to Avid ready formats and dramatically reduce ingest times

  • Use normal SSDs and hard drives, no camera specific media required

The FN WORKFLOW SUITE utilizes Cinedeck recorders to provide a flexible, stable base for multi-camera recording applications. With the ability to record many simultaneous resolutions from a single video stream, the Cinedeck enables the FNWS to offer speed and efficiency in bridging the gap from production to post. Combined with FNTECH’s own customized multi-deck controller, productions can centralize their recording operations and command an unlimited number of record channels with only a single operator.  Scheduled records, remote control and record automation simplify the process and offer the opportunity for custom integration with existing in-house systems.

The FN WORKFLOW SUITE is designed around the idea of “zero ingest.”  Clips are recorded directly into Avid-native MXF OP-Atom format, instantly available to edit within Media Composer without any time-consuming transcoding or rewrapping.  When combined with Avid shared storage, the FN WORKFLOW SUITE enables editorial to work with the footage immediately as soon as a clip is closed.

 
 
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Camera Card Washing Machine

Ingest and transcode Camera media with ease and efficiency

  • Automated, scalable transcoding based upon predefined workflows

  • Generate Online and Offline media at the same time

  • Easily group and sync camera card media with baseband records

The Washing Machine is a transcoding system that integrates card based camera media into the FN Workflow Suite. It simplifies and accelerates the process of ingesting camera media by allowing it to pass through the same systems that the baseband Cinedeck records go through such as the Media Management system and AAF grouping tools provided by the FN Workflow Suite. What this means for the end user is that all camera card media is backed up automatically during the ingest process, and grouping “run and gun” footage with baseband records is easier than ever before.

All media that passes through the Washing Machine comes out ready to use in an Avid-native MXF OP-Atom format just like the Cinedeck media and is ready to edit and group together in a fraction of the time of traditional workflows. Using the same AAF grouping technology as the rest of our system, camera card media can be grouped together with studio cameras, synced with multi-track, have audio tracks renamed and log notes applied without hours of manual work with in an NLE.

Multi-group & Subclip Creation

Have your media grouped, labeled and synced, with log notes attached before it even enters Media Composer.

  • Save hours of work with automatically sync and group media

  • Log notes are applied to the media and appear on the timeline in Avid

  • Generate Avid subclips based on live log notes

  • Automatically renamed audio tracks

What used to take hours of assistant editor work now takes seconds with the use of FN WORKFLOW SUITE’s dynamic AAF creation.  Based on thousands of hours of real world workflow experience, this groundbreaking system creates Avid Media Composer clips, sequences and groups with metadata that is immediately useful to the editorial process.

Recorded assets can be automatically grouped together including complex multigroups where individual cameras start and stop within the same group, selects sequences can be automatically generated based on tags that the live loggers applied live on set, and subclips can be generated for each log note individually for easy access to specific content.

By understanding and tailoring the output to your specific production, FN WORKFLOW SUITE can potentially eliminate days or weeks of tedious post-logging and Assistant Editor prep work by delivering a fully featured, ingested and logged project directly from set.

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LIVE LOGGING

Eliminate days of post-logging and cumbersome paper note-taking with live log notes that are immediately usable by editors and story producers.

Log in real-time with timecode accurate notes

  • Automatically apply log notes to H.264 proxies and Avid media

  • Create custom formatted excel documents, XMLs and more with your log notes

  • Eliminate the need for post-logging

While recording, our Live Logging System allows an operator to take timecode-accurate notes that are stored in a central database. The logging interface and tags are customized to suit the specific needs of the production and post teams in order to maximize the value of the information collected and eliminate wasted logging effort. Taking advantage of the AAF open standard, the FN WORKFLOW SUITE can generate Avid data on-set, creating Avid markers, sequences and subclips as required based on the custom logging data.

Proxy Search & Playback

Search for specific moments in time using our extraordinarily fast and powerful search engine.  H.264 proxies are combined with live log notes to create a searchable database of your media.

The search functionality is powered by the Live Loggers which allows your Post-production team to easily search for anything that was logged. The same log notes are automatically applied to your media in Avid. This makes the time consuming task of sifting through hundreds of hours of footage more efficient. 

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Automatic Backup & Archival

Make sure your master media is handled properly and backed up immediately while you're still shooting.

Backup and archive footage with no human intervention

  • Unlimited configurable backup jobs

  • Automated LTO archive

  • MD5 checksums for every transfer

  • Automatically create media delivery drives

Protect and copy your master media with ease and confidence with our Advanced Media Management application. Automatically create backups of all master media as soon as a clip has finished recording with unlimited customizable jobs that trigger without human intervention.

Save time by having transfer drives of your media created automatically as you shoot. Immediately backup your footage to LTO tapes to protect your master media. Every duplication of data is verified by a MD5-checksum process to verify its integrity.