PIX 250i

Network Connected Video Deck

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The PIX 250i file-based video recorder delivers the performance, quality, and reliability required for fast-paced studio, live sports, event, and mobile production. This cost effective and networkable recorder seamlessly replaces tape-and disc-based video decks. The PIX 250i records and plays Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD QuickTime video files through  its 12-bit 4:4:4 3G-SDI at data rates from 330 Mb/s (ProRes 4444) down to 36 Mb/s (ProResand DNxHD proxy files).

Files recorded on a PIX 250i can be imported by leading editing systems including Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe PremierePro. QuickTime masters made in an editing system are ready for playback on the PIX 250i.

Extensive Network & Audio
Precision IPS Display & Built-In Lockit
Built-In Hardware Scaler & PowerSafe circuitry
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Technical Details
SDI Input & Output
3G SDI 4:4:4, HD-SDI, SDI 4:2:2 conforming to SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 424, 425
HDMI I/O Version 1.4a input, Version 1.3a output, HDCP enabled on input
Video Input Resolutions / Rates
1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 1080i50/59.94/60, 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 720p23.976/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60, 576i50 (PAL), 480i59.94 (NTSC)
Video Codecs and Files
Apple ProRes 4444 12-bit
Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8- and 10-bit
Avid DNxHD 36, 145, 220 and 220x
Quicktime wrapper (.MOV),
exFAT File System
Up/Down/Cross Conversion
480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, anamorphic conversion
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
Audio Recording
16 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video
Analog, HDMI / SDI, and AES3, selectable per channel
LCD Display
5-inch LCD; 800 x 480 resolution, IPS, flip-down for drive access
Analog Audio
Two balanced, line-level inputs on XLR
Two balanced, line-level outputs on 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
Front-panel headphone, 1/4Ó with gain control
Digital Audio
Sampling rate / bit depth: 48 kHz, 24-bit
Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input.
AES/EBU: 8 channels in and out via DB-25, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p
HDMI: 8 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates
SDI: 16 Channels embedded SDI input and output.
File Storage
XL-CADDY mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives
Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume
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
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)
RS422 Machine control (Sony 9-pin protocol)
Ethernet Web-based control of settings and transport
GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector
Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.
4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), 10-27 VDC, 30 watts
PowerSafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed
Size (H x W x D): 3.3Ó x 8.6Ó x 10.3Ó (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm)
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C

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