Cinedecks provide simultaneous master and proxy recording per channel.

Depending on the platform, a Cinedeck can encode up to 8 channels of HD or SD, each with master and proxy files. This and the related multi-file encoding for 4K, is the hallmark of Cinedeck’s flexibility in file-based workflows.

From left to right, choose your master or proxy codec, quality and wrapper. Encode settings can be set globally for multiple channels, independently per channel or copied from one channel to others. Toggle between channels with the arrows at the top right.

Once you’ve selected your video encoder settings, you can select your audio, timecode, number of writes (whether or not you need redundant files), your primary and secondary record destinations (e.g. to SSDs or shared storage), and finally whether you’d like to burn data or color LUT into your video.

With all the settings on one page, it’s easy to confirm at a glance whether everything is set up correctly.

Master Encode Settings
Master Encode Settings On the master encode page, select from the various codec choices available on each platform. Settings act as filters so each selection can change or restrict the next setting or function. Once the codec is selected, a quality and wrapper can be selected from the available options.

For more information on supported master codecs, see Codecs Wrappers and Resolutions.

Proxy Encode Settings
Proxy Encode SettingsOn the proxy encode page, users are able to select proxy encoder options in the same manner as the master. Some settings such as timecode are determined by the master settings.

On RX, the proxy encoder is limited to H.264 when in dual input mode, while on the ZX series, all supported proxies are available.

For more information on supported proxy codecs, see Codecs Wrappers and Resolutions.