PIX 270i

Audio/ Video Recorder

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Network-Connected Video Deck with Multi-Unit Frame Sync, MADI, and Dante

The PIX 270i file-based video deck delivers the performance, quality, and reliability required for fast-paced studio, live sports, event, and mobile multi-camera production.It seamlessly replaces tape- and disc-based video decks and provides a cost-effect and compact alternative to complex video servers.

  • Dedicated video hardware records to standard removable solid-state drives.
  • Simultaneous multi-drive recording on up to four SSD drives enables redundancy and backup.
  • Redundant 4-pin XLR power connections.
  • PowerSafe™ circuitry provides 10-second power reserve and safe file shutdown during external power loss.
  • Never lose video or audio data with FileSafe™ software recovery utility.
Frame Rate Converter / Scaler & Timecode
Frame Rate Converter and Scaler

The PIX 270i features a powerful hardware scaler and frame rate converter. Up, down, cross-conversion and pulldown removal give users the ability to record files in a customer-requested rate, even rates not supported by the camera. The PIX 240i also supports aspect ratio conversion, HD to SD and SD to HD.

Timecode Generator

The on-board high-accuracy Ambient timecode generator makes the PIX 270i right at home on any production from simple single camera shoots, to complex multi-camera sync-sound productions. All common timecode frame rates and modes are supported. Embedded timecode over SDI and HDMI is also supported.

Video Formats & Redundancy

The PIX 270i records and plays Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD Quicktime video files through ist 12-bit 4:4:4 3G-SDI at data rates from 330 Mb/s (Apple ProRes 4444) down to 36 Mb/s (Pro- Res and DNxHD proxy files). Files recorded on a PIX 270i can be directly imported by leading editing systems including Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro. And Quicktime files made in an editing system are ready for playback on the PIX 270i.

Up to four SSD drives can connect to the PIX 270i, two in the drive bays behind the front panel and two attached via eSATA. The PIX 270i can record to the four drives simultaneously for redundancy or sequentially for long form recording. PIX SSD drives and files are also accessible over Ethernet as network-attached SMB volumes. In addition to browser-based control, the PIX 270i can be controlled by external RS-422 (Sony 9-pin compatible). Machine transport and setup menu selections are fully controllable.

Audio Power & PowerSafe

The PIX 270i integrates extensive audio capability with eight channels of analog audio, eight channels of AES digital audio, 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, 64 channels of MADI audio (both coaxial and optical), and 64 channels of Dante audio over Ethernet. The unit records audio-only monophonic and polyphonic WAV files.

PowerSafe circuitry provides a constant 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss, the PIX 270i continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then cleanly stops any file operation and safely shuts down. The PIX 270i draws 10-27 VDC through a four-pin XLR connector. A secondary connection allows connection to redundant power supplies.

Features

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 hard drives file storage with media spanning, UDF format for Mac OS and Windows compatibility

5-inch, matte finish, 800×480 pixel display

Large, illuminated, tactile buttons for fast and simple menu control

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

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PIX-RACK
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Technical Details
SDI Input & Output
4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit, 3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI, Output 4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit 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)
Codecs and File Formats
Apple ProRes 4444, 330 Mb/s, 12-bit and Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit
Avid DNxHD 36, 145, 220 and 220x
Broadcast Wave (.WAV) monophonic and polyphonic audio only (with embedded iXML, bEXT)
exFAT file system
Audio Only Mode: 16 & 24 bit PCM Brodcast Wave (.WAV) files
Up/Down/Cross Conversion
480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, anamorphic conversion
Frame Rate Conversion
Conversion between 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 30, 50, 60, 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
64 channels record/playback @ 48.048 kHz sample rate and lower, 32 channels record/playback @ 88.2 kHz sample rate and higher (audio only mode)
Simultaneous Analog, AES/EBU, HDMI, SDI, Dante, or MADI, selectable per channel
LCD Display
5-inch LCD - IPS (In-Plane Switching), glossy, 800x480 pixel LCD display, ultra-wide viewing angle and high color accuracy
Analog Audio
8 balanced, line-level I/O on DB-25, ch1, 2 also on XLR Freq. Res of 10 Hz-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz; THD + Noise: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz), fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold, line output clipping level: +18dB, output attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments
Front-panel headphone, 1/4Ó with gain control
Digital Audio
24-bit at SR of 44.1 kHz, 47.0952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k 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
SDI: 16 channels embedded SDI input and output
Dante - 64 channels input and output
MADI BNC: 1 in, 1 out, 75 ohm
MADI Optical: 1 in, 1 out, multi-mode
MADI Sample rates: 96k, 88.2k, 48k, 44.1k, built-in SRC when Sync Source <> MADI
MADI Channels: 64 or 56, varispeed not supported
File Storage
XL-CADDY mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives
eSATAp-connected drives: two, rear panel ports for Sound Devices approved drives, supplies 5V @ 2A
Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume
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
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
RS422 Machine control (Sony 9-pin protocol)
Ethernet Web-based control of settings and transport
GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector
Keyboard Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.
Power
Dual DC power supply 4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), 10-27 VDC, 30 watts
PowerSafeª circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed
Physical
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

PIX 240i

Production Video / Audio Recorder