News 2014

Top result for Solectrix trainee
The results of the systems informatics technician final exams are in and Solectrix trainee David Swierkot scored best out of all participants in Middle Franconia. Congratulations, David!
Solectrix joins SGET
Solectrix is now a member of SGET e.V., the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies. SGET is the organization behind the new SMARC standard, short for Smart Mobility ARChitecture, a versatile small form factor computer module definition targeting applications that require low power, low costs, and high performance.
SGET Website
SMARC Design Guide / Hardware Specification
Trade show appeareance at the IBC in Amsterdam, September 12-16, 2014
Once again we will be at the annual IBC in Amsterdam from September 12 to 16. We'll be showing sinaCAM, sinaCAM LT and the Codex Action CAM live. See the cameras in action and marvel at scenes from current film projects that they were used in.
Come visit us in hall 11 at booth C80. For details consult the floor plan.
Our FPGA microsite launches
Our just launched microsite at showcases our know-how and our services regarding FPGA development. We've singled out the areas Digital Signal Processing (DSP), High Performance I/O, Reliability and System-on-a-Chip. Please pay the site a visit!
Challenge Roth - Solectrix is running again!
This year Solectrix is once again participating in the Challenge Roth! On July 20, three relay teams and two individual athletes will be starting for us.
More information about the popular triathlon event can be found here:
Solectrix at MedTech Pharma 2014 in Nuremberg, July 2-3
From July 2 to 3, Solectrix will be showcasing its products and services at MedTech Pharma 2014 in Nuremberg. Our booth is located in the NCC Ost congress center on the 2nd floor, booth no. 206.
FKT article about Action CAM
FKT, the specialist journal for film, TV and electronic media, has published an article about Action CAM, developed by Codex in collaboration with Solectrix:
sinaCAM plus Raw-Workflow von Codex = Action Cam (German only!)
Solectrix at the 26th Conference of the FKTG, May 5-8
From May 5 to 8 you will be able to visit the Solectrix booth at the 26th Conference of the FKTG (Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft e.V.) at the Gürzenich Köln in Cologne, Germany. You can find us at booth M-25.
More information:
Floor plan
Action CAM press release
Solectrix and Codex collaborate to develop Action CAM
Compact camera system with RAW recording and 13.5 f-stops dynamic range
German imaging experts Solectrix and Codex, the English specialist for RAW recording and media management systems for motion picture and television production, are working together on the new camera system Action CAM. This collaboration combines camera electronics from Solectrix with recording and workflow technologies from Codex in a new, compact camera and recording system.
Action CAM adopts the dual remote head concept of sinaCAM, which was developed by Solectrix in collaboration with anadicon and which served as the template for the two camera heads of the new system. It retains the 2/3-inch CCD sensor, the great dynamic range (13.5 f-stops), the 14-bit image processing, the high frame rates (up to 60 fps) and the easy connection via a single coax cable, which is used for the image and control data and as the power line for the camera heads.
While sinaCAM excels through high-quality live image processing, Action CAM records the film material directly in 12-bit RAW format. The established Codex Capture Drives are used as the recording medium. The recording module of the system, the Codex Camera Control Recorder, also serves as the control station for configuration of the camera heads (white balance, exposure index, frame rate). Further image processing of the RAW data and the conversion to formats like ProRes, DNxHD and H.264 are handled by external hardware like Codex’s Media Stations and Vault systems.
The tiny format of the camera heads makes action CAM the first choice as a witness/POV camera at movie shoots, whether in 2D or in 3D. Additionally, the option to sync both camera heads with the RS signal of an ARRI Alexa makes Action CAM ideal for use as satellite cameras in the trifocal system, developed by Fraunhofer HHI for stereoscopic 3D productions.
Action CAM is scheduled to ship during summer 2014. It will make its debut at NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas at the Codex booth (Central Hall, booth C6048).
Find out more about Action CAM:
PDF version of this press release
sinaCAM at the NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas, April 7-10
From April 7 to 10, you can see sinaCAM in action at this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Witness the outstanding image quality for 2D and 3D recording as well as the flexibiblity offered by the camera's remote head concept.
You can find our camera at the ZGC booth in Central Hall, booth C6144.
Solectrix corporate film online
Just in time for Embedded World 2014 we've launched our YouTube channel. The first video we've published is an introduction to our company and our services. Enjoy!
Our imaging microsite launches
Our brand-new microsite at presents our know-how and our services in the area of digital imaging. The focus is on the broadcast, automotive and medical markets. Take a look around!