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PIX 240i

File Based Recording

The PIX 240i records Quicktime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready-for-editing directly from the recorder. For color-critical applications recording to Apple ProRes 4444 provides uncompressed alpha-channel transparency for superb chroma keying and grading performance.

Extensive Video I/O

The video input on the PIX 240i has extensive compatibility with a wide range of cameras. It's BNC input accepts 12-bit 3G SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr), HD-SDI, SDI. Its HDMI input accepts high-definition and standard-definition video.

With its 3G-SDI 4:4:4 input, recording to ProRes 4444 offers recordings that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source material.

PIX 240i, an SDI recorder and HDMI recorder
timecode slate

Timecode Generator

The on-board high-accuracy Ambient timecode generator makes the PIX 240i 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.

PIX 240i frame rate conversion diagram

Frame Rate Converter and Scaler

The PIX 240i 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.

IPS Field Monitor

With its 5-inch, IPS display, the PIX 240i becomes an accurate field monitor for production cameras. The display’s accurate color representation and excellent off-axis visibility assist in framing, exposure evaluation, and focus evaluation. It is complete with 12-step false color and two-level zebra, peaking, and 1:1 pixel viewing.

Defeatable detail overlayed on the picture includes audio metering, timecode, file type, record status, and frame rate information. The display also doubles as a fast, simple menu interface.

Timecode and record state display can be sent to the SDI and HDMI outputs.

partial PIX 240i video recorder

Superb Audio Performance

With its deep expertise in production sound, Sound Devices included no-compromise audio performance into the PIX 240i. Its full-sized XLR audio inputs accept microphone or line level signals. Microphone-level inputs offer 48 V phantom power, input limiters, and sweepable high-pass filters. Inputs can also be set to accept AES3 digital audio, up to four channels.

Inputs offer selectable audio delay. Since video cameras often introduce several frames of delay because of internal processing, audio signals connected directly to the PIX 240i can be delayed up to 500 ms to accommodate that delay and provide perfect synchronization between video and audio signals.

PIX 240i video recorder with Sound Devices audio quality
PIX 240i video playback on-camera monitor

Playback

The PIX 240i offers a wide range of playback features. Off-speed, forward, backward, freeze-frame, looping, and custom playlists give users extensive playback control. File markers can be set while in record or playback mode with the press of a button and loop playback modes allow continuous looping playback of entire files or between files markers. Playlists allow users to quickly organize multiple files for consecutive or loop playback.

File Storage and Transfer

The PIX 240i record and play back Quicktime files to either removable CompactFlash cards or removable 2.5-inch solid-state drives in PIX-CADDY 2 optional accessories. Both CompactFlash and SSD media are formatted by the PIX 240i as exFAT volumes that are directly mountable, readable, and writable in Mac OS and Windows.

PIX 240i video recorder media
PIX 240i video recorder power options

Powering

The PIX 240i is powered from removable Sony-compatible (L-mount) lithium-ion camcorder batteries or external 10-18 VDC power. Battery mounts are connected in parallel so batteries can be hot-swapped during operation, with no loss of power. When external power is removed while a removable battery is mounted, the PIX 240i seamlessly transfers to battery power. Battery source and voltage is shown on the on-screen display

Mechanical Construction

The PIX 240i is designed and built for the rigors of field production with a durable chassis made of light weight, molded, metalized-carbon-fiber. Its four 1/4-20 thread mounts on two different axis offer countless mounting options. All important connections on the PIX 240i use full-sized, locking connectors, including its BNC video and XLR audio connections. Data drives mount to the available PIX-CADDY 2 for a secure, hot-swappable, locking data connection.

PIX 240i video recorder interior view
PIX 240i video recorder close-up controls

Controls

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. 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.

Specs:
SDI Input & Output
  • 4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit.
  • Input: 3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI.
  • Output: 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)
  • 720p50/59.94/60
  • 576i50 (PAL)
  • 480i59.94 (NTSC)
Video Codecs and Files
  • Apple ProRes 4444, 330 Mb/s, 12-bit
  • Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit
  • Avid DNxHD 36, 145, 220 and 220x
  • Quicktime wrapper (.MOV), UDF File System
Up/Down/Cross Conversion
480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Hardware based, 10 bit
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

Hardware based, 10 bit
LCD Display
5-inch LCD - IPS (In-Plane Switching), glossy, 800x480 pixel LCD display

Ultra wide viewing sngle and color accuracy
Audio Recording
8 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video

Analog, HDMI or SDI, AES/EBU, selectable per channel
Analog Audio
  • 2 Balanced, mic- or line-level inputs on XLR. (48V phantom switchable)
  • 2 Balanced, line-level outputs on 5-pin 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
  • Headphone, 1/8" with gain control
Digital Audio
  • Sampling Rate / Bit Depth: 48 kHz, 24-bit
  • AES/EBU: 4 channels in via XLR, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p.
  • Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input.
  • HDMI: 2 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output
  • Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates.
  • SDI: 8 channels embedded SDI input, 8 channels embedded SDI output, 48k sample rate
File Storage
Timecode
  • Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run, External
  • Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.2ppm, holds accurate timecode for 2 hours after power is removed
  • Inputs / Outputs: BNC (LTC input and output), SDI or HDMI (Sony protocol), LEMO 5-pin
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
  • Record triggering via SMPTE timecode
  • LANC or GPIO on 2.5mm jack
Keyboard
  • USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.
Power
  • 4-pin Hirose, 10-18 VDC, pin-1 (-) pin-4 (+)
Physical
  • Size (H x W x D): 5.5" x 4.0" x 2.4" (14 cm x 10.2 cm x 6.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs
  • Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C
Current Stock:
SKU: SDPIX240i
Condition New
Availability Usually ships within 1-2 days
Weight: 1.00 KGS
Warranty: 2 years return to base warranty on parts and labour excludes misuse

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