Sydney, Australia (October 8, 2008)–Fairlight has introduced Pyxis-MT, a multitrack audio and video capture, playback and file transfer system that combines the functionality of a fully featured Pyxis HD non-linear video recorder with a professional 192-track audio recorder.
Billed as a “High-Definition Swiss Army knife” for today’s production environments, the Pyxis MT is intended for recording music, live events, ADR, Foley, live theater sound and live television, including sports broadcasting and music concerts. It is also a HD VTR for video switcher feeds and can play a role onboard outside broadcast trucks or as part of a mobile recording unit.
Pyxis-MT is powered by Fairlight’s Crystal Core (CC-1) engine and offers 24bit/96 kHz audio quality. An additional 96 audio tracks are available in the track laying process.
The system includes Fairlight’s drag-and-drop file handling capabilities as well as the ability to jog and scrub audio and video in sync. Multimedia file import/export options come as standard, as does on board “open” MADI connectivity.
With dual 9-pin machine control ports, the system offers networking capability and integrates with many motion control systems. Even in the machine room, Pyxis-MT delivers a range of network file transfer utilities, MADI based audio routing, EDL auto conform and reel balancing. For screening rooms, Pyxis MT can be used to deliver mixed audio stems with audio and HD video editing capabilities.
Pyxis-MT does not require a Fairlight hardware controller. Instead, it operates with a suitably specified host PC and has an application dedicated GUI that is optimized for touch screen or mouse-based operation. It can optionally be controlled from Frontier Design Group’s new TranzPort wireless remote controller.
Available in three versions (48, 96, 192 tracks), Pyxis-MT starts at under $20,000.