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PIX 260 Video Recorder Image

The rack-mounted PIX 260 is a file-based video recorder/player that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments. Using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the PIX 260 records and plays files up to 220 Mbps in high-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video as well as 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. Files from the PIX 260 are ready for direct import into Avid and Final Cut editing environments, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. Files can also play out of the PIX 260 for real time applications.

Up To 32 Tracks Of Audio

The PIX 260 has extensive audio connectivity. With up to 32 track record/playback capability, the PIX 260 accepts eight channels of line-level analog I/O, eight channels of AES digital, 16 channels of embedded SDI, 8 channels of HDMI, and 32 tracks of audio over Ethernet using Audinate's Dante.

Key Features

  • Based on the successful PIX 240 Production Recorder.
  • File-based recording using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD encoded files, up to 220 Mb/s.
  • Up to 32 track audio recording over Ethernet.
  • Simultaneous recording to up to four eSATA-connected drives.
  • 5-inch, 800 x 480 pixel video display.
  • Front panel drive access behind video display.
  • 8 balanced, line-level analog inputs and outputs.
  • 8 channels of AES digital audio I/O.
  • Time code, genlock master generator.
  • Can record and play up to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio.
  • Can embed and de-embed audio from analog, AES digital, and Dante.
  • External RS-422 control.
  • Embedded web server for machine transport over ethernet-based networks.
  • Up to 32 channel audio interconnection using Audinate Dante.
  • Playback from FCP 7, FCP X, and Avid sessions.
  • Built in hardware scaling and frame rate conversion.
  • Convenient 1/2-rack, 2U chassis dimension.
  • Powered by 10-27 VDC, 4-pin XLR, 30 watts.

See the PIX 260 in action at the Sound Devices exhibit.

PIX-DOCK Introduced at NAB 2012

PIX-DOCK image

The PIX DOCK connects drives mounted in a Sound Devices PIX CADDY to computers equipped with Thunderboltâ„¢ high-speed I/O. Over a single Thunderbolt cable providing both power and data, the PIX DOCK offers blazing fast transfer speeds between drives and computers. Thunderboltâ„¢ offers up to 10 Gbps interconnection speeds, making file copying of large capacity drives fast and easy. When using fast storage drives, its high throughput allows realtime playback of multiple streams of high data rate video. The PIX DOCK includes a 6 ft Thunderboltâ„¢ cable.

PIX Firmware Version 2.0 Introduced

Watch a video overview on YouTube

Sound Devices PIX firmware Version 2 now enables users to monitor images in varying exposures through Exposure Assist, a feature that allows for false-color and zebra-stripes viewing. It is also equipped with Focus Assist, which includes a peaking filter and 1:1 pixel zoom. Monitor brightness, contrast and chroma adjustments are also now available.

Version 2 of PIX 220 and PIX 240 also includes standard definition recording (NTSC and PAL) and support for using simultaneous analog and SDI/HDMI audio inputs. These new features are available as a free firmware update to all PIX recorder users and can be downloaded by visiting http://www.sounddevices.com/download/pix-firmware.htm.

Visit the Sound Devices web site for more information and the latest news on the full line of Sound Devices products.

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