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  Codex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by nine motion pictures in 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations

London, UK, January 28, 2013 – Codex (.www.codexdigital.com) is delighted to announce that its digital workflow and recording products were extensively used in the production pipelines of nine motion pictures nominated at the prestigious 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards.

The movies – Captain Phillips (dir. Paul Greengrass), Gravity (dir. Alfonso Cuarón), Her (dir. Spike Jonze), The Wolf Of Wall Street (dir. Martin Scorsese), Prisoners (dir. Denis Villeneuve), Iron Man 3 (dir. Shane Black), The Lone Ranger (dir. Gore Verbinski), Rush (dir. Ron Howard) and Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski) – variously feature in the nominations across the Best Picture, Cinematography, VFX and Editing categories. 84th Academy Awards/Oscar: Captain Phillips – Best Picture, Editing Gravity – Best Picture, Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC), VFX, Editing Her – Best Picture

The Wolf Of Wall Street – Best Picture Prisoners – Cinematography (Roger Deakins OBE BSC ASC) Iron Man 3 – VFX The Lone Ranger – VFX

BAFTA Awards: Captain Phillips – Best Film, Cinematography (Barry Ackroyd BSC) & Best Editing Gravity – Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC), VFX, Editing Rush – Outstanding British Film, Editing Iron Man 3 – VFX The Wolf Of Wall Street – Editing

71st Golden Globe Awards: Gravity – Best Picture Captain Phillips – Best Picture Rush – Best Picture The Wolf Of Wall Street – Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) Her – Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

ASC Awards: Captain Phillips – Barry Ackroyd BSC Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC Prisoners – Roger Deakins OBE BSC ASC

ASC Spotlight Award: Ida – Lukasz Zal PSC and Ryszard Lenczewski PSC

With budgets ranging from $1m to over $100m, each of the nominated productions used Codex digital recorders and workflow products to capture ARRIRAW from ARRI Alexa cameras.

Codex was the sole recording technology on Gravity, Prisoners, Her, Iron Man 3 and Ida, and the chief digital technology on The Wolf Of Wall Street and The Lone Ranger (mostly captured on film). The significant use of Codex on Captain Phillips and Rush enabled the production and post production teams to work with the full latitude of the original digital footage – a significant advantage on location shoots with changeable lighting conditions. Codex also proved invaluable in the VFX workflows of Gravity, Iron Man 3 and The Lone Ranger.

Speaking about his choice of Codex for Prisoners, Roger Deakins OBE BSC ASC commented, “I like the way the Codex equipment integrates so seamlessly with the Alexa camera.”

Gravity cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC remarked, “No other camera had the latitude and quality of the Alexa, and Codex allowed us to extract that. The amount of information and the quality of the information is far superior. It helped immensely on Gravity.”

Codex recording and workflow technology has been used on hundreds of motion picture productions worldwide. Recent and forthcoming releases to rely on Codex products include: Prisoners, The Wolf Of Wall Street, All Is Lost, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, A Winter's Tale, Maleficent, Need For Speed and Unbroken.

About Codex: Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company's renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation. www.codexdigital.com.

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