Sound Devices Bows Pix 260

Sound Devices is introducing its new Pix 260 production audio/video recorder at the 2012 NAB Show.
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Las Vegas, NV (April 17, 2012)—Sound Devices is introducing its new Pix 260 production audio/video recorder at the 2012 NAB Show.

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The rack-mounted Pix 260 is a file-based video/audio recorder/player designed to replace tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments.

Using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the Pix 260 records and plays files up to 220 Mbps in 10-bit 4:2:2 video as well as 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. Files from the PIX 260 are ready for direct import into Avid and Final Cut editing environments. Files can also play out of the Pix 260 for realtime applications.

The Pix 260 has 32-track record/playback capability. In addition to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio and eight channels of HDMI audio, the Pix 260 also accepts eight channels of line-level analog I/O and eight channels of AES digital audio. Using Dante, the Pix 260 can accept and transmit up to 32 channels of audio over Ethernet.

The Pix 260 has a built-in five-inch 800 x 480-pixel video display that allows users to view video and setup-menu selections. The Pix 260 is a video playback source that is compatible with Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X and Avid sessions. The Pix 260 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 can be connected to the Pix 260 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.

The Pix 260 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.

The Pix 260 includes a sophisticated scaler and frame rate converter. The Pix recorders can record the signal after up, down or cross-conversion at the same rate or a different rate. Hardware-based 3:2 pull-down removal is included as well.

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