Sound Devices PIX 240

Daily $295Weekly $885
 


  • Recording Format: Apple ProRes Avid DNxHD 36 Quicktime .mov
    Max Bit Depth/Sampling:10-Bit 4:2:2
    Max Resolution: 1080
    Recording Media/Time: SSD Drive or CF Card (512GB Max) 6.6 hours Max
    Max Record Speed: 250MB/s
    Max FPS @ Full Resolution: 1080p - 23.98,24,25,29.98,30 1080i - 50,59.94,60
    Weight: 3lbs

    Sound Devices PIX 220 and PIX 240 video recorders add Quicktime recording using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD to any HDMI-or HD-SDI equipped high-definition video camera. The portable PIX 220 (HDMI-only) and its sibling the PIX 240 (HDMI and HD-SDI) record Quicktime files to CompactFlash cards or removable 2.5-inch solid-state hard drives.

    Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD video formats have emerged as industry standards. These I-frame codecs offer the best in picture quality, processing efficiency, and data storage requirements. They are ideal for editing, on-the-fly color grading, and video processing. Files recorded in the field on a PIX recorder are ready for the most popular editorial workflows.  

    • Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec at multiple data rates
    • Quicktime file type
    • 10-bit input video resolution
    • Ultra low-noise (-128 dBu) mic preamps with phantom, limiters, line input (based on 7-Series recorders)
    • CompactFlash or removable 2.5-inch solid-state drive file storage with media spanning, UDF format for Mac OS and Windows compatibility
    • High-accuracy built-in time code generator, with genlock and word clock output
    • 5-inch, matte finish, 800x480 pixel display
    • Large, illuminated, tactile buttons for fast and simple menu control
    • Simultaneous HDMI and HD-SDI output
    • Up/Down/Cross Conversion of 480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    • 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

    Simplifying Production

    Sound Devices PIX 220 and PIX 240 video recorders add Quicktime recording using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD to any HDMI-or HD-SDI equipped high-definition video camera. The portable PIX 220 (HDMI-only) and its sibling the PIX 240 (HDMI and HD-SDI) record Quicktime files to CompactFlash cards or removable 2.5-inch solid-state hard drives.

    Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD video formats have emerged as industry standards. These I-frame codecs offer the best in picture quality, processing efficiency, and data storage requirements. They are ideal for editing, on-the-fly color grading, and video processing. Files recorded in the field on a PIX recorder are ready for the most popular editorial workflows.

    Superb Audio Performance

    With deep expertise in production audio and hard drive-based audio recorders, Sound Devices built the PIX recorders with the highest audio performance. The audio circuitry on the PIX 220 and PIX 240 are based on Sound Devices award-winning 7-Series Digital Audio Recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu equivalent input noise), high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters, and 48V phantom power. The audio source is menu-selected between embedded HDMI audio, embedded HD-SDI audio or balanced audio connected to PIX.

    • Premium microphone preamps, on balanced XLR, mic/line selectable with 48V phantom, limiters, high-pass
    • -128 dBu input noise, 115 dB dynamic range A/D
    • AES3 digital inputs 2 x 2 channels
    • Two-channel, line level balanced output on 5-pin XLR
    • Embedded audio on HDMI, 2 channels
    • Embedded audio on HD-SDI, 8 channels
    • High output, low-noise headphone amp

    PIX 240


     
    The PIX 240 offers both HD-SDI and HDMI input and simultaneous HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.

    Time Code and Genlock

    Additionally, the PIX 240 has a tunable, high-accuracy time code generator/reader by Ambient complete with Genlock (or word clock) output. The time code source can be derived from an HD-SDI stream, from an external jammed source, or from the built-in generator.

    AES3 Digital Audio

    In addition to its high-performance analog audio inputs, the PIX 240 accepts AES3 digital audio. Sound Devices field mixers and recorders, including the MixPre-D, 552, and 7-Series recorders, output AES digital audio. Up to four digital audio inputs on two XLR connectors are accepted.

    PIX 240 includes an external eSATAp connector for direct, powered connection to large SATA storage volumes.

    PIX 240 Input Flexibility

    • HDMI input accepts (480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p), v1.4a
    • HD-SDI input accepts (480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)


    Video Scalers

    Cross Conversion among HD rates
    Both the PIX 220 and PIX 240 offer powerful, hardware-based video scalers. Realtime conversion among video formats, including 1080i, 1080p, and 720p, are set with a simple menu selection. Conversion between interlaced and progressive, as well as frame rate conversion is available in realtime. For instance, some cameras set to record 24ps send 1080i 60 over HDMI or HD-SDI. PIX recorders can be set to convert the 1080i 60 stream back to 24p with no loss in quality.

    • Up/Down/Cross Conversion of 480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    • 3:2 Pull Down Removal to Record 24p from 60i Signal

    File Formats

    • Apple ProRes (Proxy/LT/422/422HQ 10-bit)
    • Avid DNxHD 36, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8- and 10-bit
    • .mov Quicktime File Wrapper
    • All audio contained within the single .mov file

    Data Storage

    PIX 220 and PIX 240 record and play back Quicktime files to either removable CompactFlash cards or removable 2.5-inch SSD (solid-state drive). Both CompactFlash and SSD media are formatted by PIX recorders as UDF volumes. UDF-formatted media are not limited to 4 GB file sizes like FAT32-formatted media. Additionally, UDF volumes are cross-platform, being directly mountable, readable, and writable in Mac OS and Windows.

    The optional PIX-CADDY accessory provides triple-interface connectivity for SSDs: FireWire 800, eSATAp, and USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 backward-compatible). eSATAp offers drive powering and 3 Gb/s transfer rate over a single cable. SSD drives attach to the PIX-CADDY and it is easily hot-swapped.

    Controls

    Four large, illuminated, tactile record, stop, play, rew, and fast-forward controls are easy to access with gloved hands. Screen and button brightness are adjustable.

    The side panel rotary knob makes menu navigation fast and simple. Simple controls and a straight-forward plain-language menu makes setups easy for both new and experienced users.

    Display

    The PIX 220 and PIX 240 include a generous 5-inch, matte finish, 800x480 pixel LCD display. The display is essential in the field and provides immediate confirmation of recording, playback, audio metering, and Setup Menu selections.

    Mechanical Construction


    PIX recorders are built for field use with their durable, light weight, metalized, molded carbon fiber chassis. Its advanced thermal design keeps the unit cool in extreme environments like nasty, blowing, sandy desert environments.

    Powering

    PIX recorders are powered by either external DC power with a Hirose 4-pin connection or removable Sony L-type batteries (up to two). PIX recorders accept external voltages from 10-18 VDC.

    Numerous PIX cabling options are available to power the unit from external DC, including a 4-pin XLR to Hirose (XL-H4), Anton Baur D-tap to Hirose (XL-AB) , and NP cup to Hirose (XL-NPH). The PIX recorder charges attached L-type batteries when the unit is powered off and plugged into AC with the supplied adapter
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