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Sound Devices Pix 270i

Sound Devices Pix 270i

The rack-mounted PIX 270i is a file-based video recorder/player that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments.

Using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the PIX 270i records and plays files up to 220 Mbps in high-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video. It also records 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. Files from the PIX 270i are ready for direct import into Avid and Final Cut editing platforms, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. Files can also play out of the PIX 270i for real-time applications.

  • Product Specification

    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
    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, 1/4” 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

    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
    PowerSafe™ circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed

    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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