Pix Recorder

The PIX 270i Recorder is a cost-effective, file-based video deck with an audio-only mode, designed for fast-paced studio, live event, and mobile productions.

The PIX 270i Recorder is a cost-effective, file-based video deck with an audio-only mode, designed for fast-paced studio, live event, and mobile productions. Its feature-rich expandability makes it an ideal AV solution for large-scale, multi-cam workflows or double-system sound applications. Whether used for capturing multiple camera ISO feeds at a sports stadium or recording numerous audio tracks at a live concert, its half-rack, 2U size makes it the perfect alternative to bulkier, complex video servers.

Technical

Video
SDI Input & Output

3G SDI 4:4:4, HD-SDI, SDI 4:2:2

Up/Down/Cross Conversion

480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any

480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p,

anamorphic conversion

HDMI I/O

Version 1.4 A input, Version 1.3 A output, HDCP enabled on input

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

Video Codecs and Files

Apple ProRes Proxy to 4444 12-bit, 330 Mb/s

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), exFAT File System

WAV mono or WAV poly, contains Broadcast WAV metadata

Max Video Input Resolutions/Rates

Max 1080p30

Max 1080i60

Audio
Audio Recording

64 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video

MADI Dante, Analog, HDMI/SDI, AES3, selectable per channel

Digital Audio

Sampling rate/bit depth: up to 96 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

SDI: 16 channels embedded SDI input and output, 48k sample rate

Dante – 64 channels, 48 kHz input and output

MADI (AES10) optical or coaxial – 64 channels, 48 kHz input and output (32 channels at 96 kHz)

Analog Audio

8 balanced, line-level outputs on DB-25; ch1,2 also 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)

Line output clipping level: +18 dBu

Output attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments

Front-panel headphone port, 1/4-inch with gain control

Timecode and Sync
Timecode

Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run,

External, 24 hr, external TC (SDI and HDMI), and others

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)

Sync Output

Analog bi-, tri-level sync/genlock

Wordclock (square wave, up to 96 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)

 

Sync Input

Analog bi-, tri-level sync/genlock

Wordclock (square wave, up to 96 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)

Storage, Control, Power and Dimensions
File Storage

PIX-CADDY 2 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

LCD Display

5-inch LCD; 800 x 480 resolution, IPS; flips down for front-mount drive access

Control

RS-422 Machine control

Ethernet Web-based control, PIXNet, of settings and transport

GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector

Power

4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), dual DC input connectors, 10-27 VDC, 30 watts

PowerSafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve when external power removed

Keyboard

Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable

Physical

Size: 3.3 in x 8.6 in x 10.3 in (HxWxD) (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm)

Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C