PIX 260i Production Video Recorder

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Sound Devices PIX260i Production Video Recorder

Sound Devices PIX 260i

Simplifying Production
The rack-mounted PIX 260i is a file-based video recorder/player that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments.
.Using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the PIX 260i records and plays files up to 220 Mbps in high-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video as well as 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. Files from the PIX 260i are ready for direct import into Avid and Final Cut editing environments, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. Files can also play out of the PIX 260i for real time applications.

Industry Standard Codecs
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 (PIX 240 only) or balanced audio connected to PIX.

Video Scalers
PIX recorders 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

Sound Devices PIX260i Production Video Recorder

Product code:PIX260 | PIX260I


Sound Devices PIX260i

Up To 32 Tracks Of Audio
The PIX-260i has extensive audio connectivity. With up to 32 track record/playback capability, the PIX 260i accepts eight channels of line-level analog I/O, eight channels of AES digital, 16 channels of embedded SDI, 8 channels of HDMI, and 32 tracks of audio over Ethernet using Audinate's Dante.

IPS Display
Sound Devices PIX 260i features an IPS (In-Plane Switching) display. This new technology yields a brighter, sharper image with improved color accuracy and excellent off-axis performance

Extensive Control Capabilities
The PIX 260i is a flexible video playback source that is compatible with Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X and Avid sessions.
Web Control
The PIX 260i can be controlled by both external RS-422 and via Ethernet through the embedded Web server, allowing for machine transport control over Ethernet-based networks.

Up To Four SATA Drives

Up to four SATA drives can be connected to the PIX 260i simultaneously. All four drives can be recorded to simultaneously, for RAID-1 type redundancy and to eliminate the need for post-record copying when multiple copies are required.

Ambient Clockit Box

The PIX 260i includes a built-in Ambient Clockit time code generator/reader with genlock output for multi-camera and double-system sound applications. In addition to generating ultra-stable time code, time code can be read from the SDI stream, the HDMI stream, or from an external source.

Hardware Video Scaler

Like the PIX 220i and PIX 240i, the PIX 260i includes a high-performance hardware scaler and frame rate converter. Regardless of the incoming signal, the PIX recorders can record the signal after up, down, or cross-conversion at the same or different frame rate. Hardware-based 3:2 pull-down removal is included as well.

Rack Mountable

PIX 260i's convenient 1/2-rack, 2U chassis dimension allows it to be easily integrated into any existing environment. It is powered by 10--27 VDC through its four-pin XLR connector.
The PIX 260i Rack Mount Kit (Sold Seperate). The kit includes one full 19" 2U rack (holds two PIX 260is), one blank panel and screws.

Features of PIX 260i

· Based on the successful PIX 240 Production Recorder.
· File-based recording using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD encoded files, up to 220 Mb/s.
· Up to 32 track audio recording over Ethernet.
· Simultaneous recording to up to four eSATA-connected drives.
· 5-inch IPS display, glossy finish, 800x480 pixels.
· Front panel drive access behind video display.
· 8 balanced, line-level analog inputs and outputs.
· 8 channels of AES digital audio I/O.
· Time code, genlock master generator.
· Can record and play up to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio.
· Can embed and de-embed audio from analog, AES digital, and Dante.
· External RS-422 control.
· Embedded web server for machine transport over ethernet-based networks.
· Up to 32 channel audio interconnection using Audinate Dante.
· Playback from FCP 7, FCP X, and Avid sessions.
· Built in hardware scaling and frame rate conversion.
· Convenient 1/2-rack, 2U chassis dimension.
· Powered by 10-27 VDC, 4-pin XLR, 30 watts.

Specifications of PIX 260i

SDI Input & Output

· SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M

· 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 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

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

IPS Display
· 5-inch IPS display, glossy finish, 800x480 pixels

Audio Recording
· 32 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video
· Simultaneous Dante, Analog, HDMI or SDI, AES/EBU, selectable per channel

Analog Audio
· 8 Balanced, line-level inputs on DB-25.
· Ch1,2 also on XLR
· 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)
· 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, 1/4" with gain control

Digital Audio
· Sampling Rate / Bit Depth: 48 kHz, 24-bit
· AES/EBU: 8 channels in and out via DB-25, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p.
· Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input.
· 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, 16 channels embedded SDI output, 48k sample rate
· Dante - 32 channels, 48kHz input and output

File Storage
· XL-CADDY mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives
· eSATAp-connected drives: two, rear panel eSATAp ports for drives meeting Sound Devices specifications, supplies 5V @ 2A

· 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)

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
· 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

· Size (H x W x D): 3.3" x 8.6" x 10.3" (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm)
· Weight: 7.5 lbs
· Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C


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