ALEXA SXT - Capture Drive Workflow

Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:35 pm

Dear customers and users of ARRI ALEXA SXT cameras,

please note that when recording XR Capture Drives or SXR Capture Drives in the ALEXA SXT, one must always use the Codex Production Suite 4.1 software. The older Codex dts 3.x software should not be used anymore; while it seems to work with XR Capture Drives recorded in an ALEXA SXT, it creates a number of significant problems as it does not understand the metadata properly. The ARRIRAW Converter and SDK 5.3 are not affected and do not cause a problem.

Customers who purchase a new XR or SXR Thunderbolt Capture Drive Dock will receive the Codex Production Suite 4.1 for free.

Owners of older Capture Drives docks can sign up on the Codex website ( for a version of the Production Suite 4.1 that includes a 30 day trial of the full Production Suite. After 30 days the customer can purchase a 12-month Codex Connect subscription, which includes the full Production Suite. Even without the Codex Connect subscription, the software will retain the basic functionality of downloading ProRes and ARRIRAW files.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate contacting us.

Best regards
Frederic Merten
Product Management Camera Systems
Frederic Merten
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