The filmdatabox® is an integrated hardware and software concept to backup, verify and transcode common professional video formats right on set in automated workflows. It´s possible to setup instant uploads to our FDX-Cloud, Dropbox, Vimeo, FTP or SFTP and more.

When you buy the box you´ll get an email with Username and password. Scan the QR Code or login directly using these credentials. Connect your device with the filmdatabox through a local WIFI connection (The box is a hotspot) Connect the filmdatabox with the internet Create a project Add other users if needed (Admins, Datamanagers, Cloud Users) Set up the project by adding Metadata, Number of backups, Transcode and Cloud Upload settings. Connect source and storage devices. The copying / transcode upload processes start automatically.

All common codecs provided by Sony, Red, Canon and Blackmagic cameras. Also all the codecs www.ffmpeg.org can provide.

At this point no.

Output Format
Bitrate (Mbit/s)
As original
H 264
2-11 (configurable)
AVC-Intra 50
AVC-Intra 100
DNxHD 36
ProRes Proxy
ProRes Proxy
ProRes LT
ProRes LT

The Box offers 9 USB 3 ports, including 3 Type C ports, two of which support Thunderbolt 3, and a built-in SD Card Reader.

The filmdatabox hardware is based on a INTEL® NUC-KIT NUC8I7HNK.

The coverage of standard guarantee is 3 years, provided by INTEL®.

Yes. The box can also handle copy, transcode and upload processes of several processes in parallel.

Not at this time. You can connect via wifi to the box with your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

At this time no.

At this time no.

It´s an Intel i7 8th Generation. 3.1 GHZ.

Yes! Updates on all processes and errors are being sent via our cloud directly on your device, as long as the box is connected to the internet too.

Yes you can directly connect to the box via WiFi with your Smartdevice or Laptop. The box creates a WiFi Hotspot. An internet connection is required for configuring Box user accounts and to configure some upload destinations (Vimeo and DropBox).

The state of the box is visible on the internet at any time. Access the website, login and get to know if the processes run smoothly or errors happened.

Every user signed on a project receives an email once the processes related to this project are finished.

Yes. It can either run on a Car DC Adapter or on other Power solutions. Please get in touch with the support to learn more about this.

Yes there are three LEDs on the box. The left one shows in green and red, if there are actions required by the user. The middle one shows if the local WIFI connection of the user to the box is active. The right one shows if the box is currently connected to the internet.

Updates get pushed to the box automatically, when it´s online. The LED´s on the box are blinking yellow during that time. The user does not have to do anything.

The port is not in use. A connected monitor will remain black.

Make sure you are connected to the Wifi called FDX …xxx. If you are connected to another WiFi network check my.filmdatabox.com for options how to connect to your FDX through the cloud.

Yes transcodes can be sent to any ftp, sftp, vimeo or dropbox account automatically after setting this up. Also we have integrated our own fdx cloud for easy access and delivery.

The services are provided by Amazon´s AWS.

Each “fileset” uploaded from the box to the FDX cloud will be available for download for 10 days from the end of the upload.

For every device a ticket is being created. If at least one source device ticket and one storage device ticket are being created a process ticket can go into action. If an error appears, related tickets are showing up in the Action Required section coloured in red or orange.

Power on: 50 W / Idle: 24-30W / Copy: 37-39W / Transcode: 40-42W /

VERIFY OFF (Project Settings): During copying, the FDX Box calculates and records an MD5 checksum of every file. The checksums are listed in the Copy Report files, and can be used to verify the integrity of the files later. VERIFY ON (Project Settings): The FDX box verifies the integrity of the data immediately after copying: Rereading the source data a second time and checking it against the recorded checksums guards against data loss due to failing memory cards, card readers or cables. This verification is optional because the process takes about as long as the original copying, so you may choose to prioritise speed over safety.

Hotels and other public WiFi networks often use "captive portal" systems. To use the FDX Box with those networks, first connect the Box to the WiFi network as normal. Then, while you are still connected to the Box, try to open some page on the internet. If the public WiFi network has a special login page, it will appear now. After you complete the login process in your browser, the Box should have Internet access.

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