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Sound Devices,  announces its latest major upgrade to the PIX 240 and PIX 240i  Production Video Recorders. This new update, available for all PIX  customers free of charge, offers Apple ProRes 4444 recording from video sources over 3G-SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr). Recording 4:4:4 offers productions superior color precision for applications in chroma-keying, color-grading and multi-generational editing.

PIX 240 and 240i users now have the ability to record into Apple ProRes 4444, which offers impressive quality with 4:4:4 sources and workflows involving alpha channel transparency. With  its 12-bit, 4:4:4 capability, the PIX 240 and 240i can record 330-Mbps  Apple ProRes 4444 files that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source  material. Popular cameras with 4:4:4 capable outputs include the ARRI  ALEXA, Canon C500 and Sony F3.

“Sound Devices is pleased to announce this latest firmware update, which brings Apple ProRes 4444 recording over 3G-SDI to the PIX 240 and 240i,” says Paul  Isaacs, Technical Development Manager, Sound Devices. “The additional  color accuracy available in a 4:4:4 environment reinforces that the PIX recorder is a master-grade production recorder suitable for  the most demanding production applications.”

Additional  features available in this latest v3.0 firmware update include  time-code and recording status displays on the SDI and HDMI outputs, up to 500 ms of audio delay to compensate for  multi-device picture delay, and selectable 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video output  independent from the source material.

Users  can connect PIX 240 and 240i to cameras with HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, or HDMI and record directly to QuickTime using a range of  different Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, including Apple ProRes  4444. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the  field can be used directly in post production, making for simpler, faster workflows.

The PIX 240i’s high-performance five-inch, IPS-based LCD display is an accurate field  monitor, providing users with immediate confirmation of framing,  exposure, focus,  audio metering, and setup menu selections. It offers  excellent color accuracy and contrast, great off-axis visibility, and accurate motion tracking.
The  built-in hardware scaler and frame rate converter allows PIX to output and record material at different resolutions and frame  rates than supported by the camera. Conversion between HD and SD, with  and without anamorphic conversion, is available.

The  audio circuitry of the PIX recorders is based on Sound Devices’  award-winning 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high-headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are  mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom  power.

The  HDMI-only PIX 220 and PIX 220i video recorders also gain new features  available in the new version 3.0 update, including Apple ProRes 4444 recording, time-code and recording status  displays on HDMI outputs, and up to 500 ms of audio delay to compensate  for multi-device picture delay.

Sound  Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related  equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary,  news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The  fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI  and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices  website, www.sounddevices.com.
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