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Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • Sound Devices PIX 240i

Sound Devices PIX 240i

BP #: SD-PIX-240I

Availability: Call for availability

$3,295.00

Quick Overview

The portable PIX 240i is an essential companion for any production environment. It simplifies any production and post-production environment bringing edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD recording to SD/HD-SDI or HDMI-equipped video cameras.

Details

The portable PIX 240i is an essential companion for any production environment. It simplifies any production and post-production environment bringing edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD recording to SD/HD-SDI or HDMI-equipped video cameras.

The PIX 240i records Quicktime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready-for-editing directly from the recorder. For color-critical applications recording to Apple ProRes 4444 provides uncompressed alpha-channel transparency for superb chroma keying and grading performance.

Key Features List

  • 4:4:4, 12-bit recording
  • 5-inch IPS (In-Plane Switching), glossy, 800x480 pixel LCD display
  • Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec at multiple data rates
  • Quicktime file type
  • 12-bit input and output video resolution
  • Monitor functions including False Color, Zebra Stripes, 1:1 Pixel Mapping, Peaking Filter
  • Built-in hardware based frame rate converter and de-interlacer
  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion of 480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Aspect ratio conversion
  • 3:2 Pulldown Removal
  • High-accuracy built-in time code generator, with genlock and word clock output (PIX 240i only)
  • Ultra low-noise (-128 dBu) mic preamps with phantom, limiters, line input (based on 7-Series recorders)
  • Ability to defeat audio output delay while maintaining audio/ video sync on recorded file
  • CompactFlash or removable 2.5-inch solid-state drive file storage with media spanning, UDF format for Mac OS and Windows compatibility
  • Large, illuminated, tactile buttons for fast and simple menu control
  • Simultaneous HDMI and HD-SDI output (PIX 240i only)
  • 336-core, 32-bit massively parallel processor with 1.2 TeraOps for efficient video encoding
  • 10-18 VDC and dual L-series battery powering
  • Metalized, molded carbon fiber chassis

PIX 240i Specifications

SDI Input & Output

  • 4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit
  • Input: 3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI
  • Output: 3G-SDI (level A), HD-SDI, or SDI
  • SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 372, 424, 425

HDMI I/O

  • Input: v1.4a, 4:4:4 or 4:2:2, RGB or YCbCr, 10 or 8-bit, HDCP-enabled
  • Output: v1.3, 4:2:2 8-bit, RGB and YCbCr

Video Input Resolutions / Rates

  • 1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080i50/59.94/60
  • 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30
  • 720p23.976/24/25/29.97/30 (SDI Only)
  • 720p50/59.94/60
  • 576i50 (PAL)
  • 480i59.94 (NTSC)

Video Codecs and Files

  • Apple ProRes 4444, 330 Mb/s, 12-bit
  • Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit
  • Avid DNxHD 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit
  • Quicktime wrapper (.MOV), UDF File System

Up/Down/Cross Conversion

  • 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Hardware based, 10 bit

Frame Rate Conversion

  • 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 to 24, 25, 30, 50,60, 23.976, 29.97, 59.94 to 23.976, 29.97, 59.94, automatic 3:2 pull-down removal in 23.976 and 24 frame modes, other pull-down cadences include 2:2:2:4, 2:3:3:2, 3:2:3:2:2, and 2:2
  • Hardware based, 10 bit

LCD Display

  • 5-inch LCD - IPS (In-Plane Switching), glossy, 800x480 pixel LCD display
  • Ultra wide viewing sngle and color accuracy

Audio Recording

  • 8 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video
  • Analog, HDMI or SDI, AES/EBU, selectable per channel

Analog Audio

  • 2 Balanced, mic- or line-level inputs on XLR. (48V phantom switchable)
  • 2 Balanced, line-level outputs on 5-pin XLR.
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz;
  • THD + Noise: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz)
  • Input and Output Topology: fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold
  • Line Output Clipping Level: +18dBu
  • Output Attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments
  • Headphone, 1/8" with gain control

Digital Audio

  • Sampling Rate / Bit Depth: 48 kHz, 24-bit
  • AES/EBU: 4 channels in via XLR, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p.
  • Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input.
  • HDMI: 2 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output
  • Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates.
  • SDI: 8 channels embedded SDI input, 8 channels embedded SDI output, 48k sample rate

File Storage

  • PIX-CADDY 2 mounted drive or eSATAp-connected drive: Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drive
  • CompactFlash card: Sound Devices approved CF card
  • eSATAp supplies 5V @ 2A

Timecode

  • Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run, External
  • Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.2ppm, holds accurate time code for 2 hours after power is removed
  • Inputs / Outputs: BNC (LTC input and output), SDI or HDMI (Sony protocol), LEMO 5-pin

Sync Output

  • Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock
  • Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)

Sync Input

  • Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock
  • Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)

Control

  • Record triggering via SMPTE timecode
  • LANC or GPIO on 2.5mm jack

Keyboard

  • USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.

Power

  • 4-pin Hirose, 10-18 VDC, pin-1 (-) pin-4 (+)

Physical

  • Size (H x W x D): 5.5" x 4.0" x 2.4" (14 cm x 10.2 cm x 6.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs
  • Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C

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