HOLLYWOOD — Sound Devices (www.sounddevices.com), which specializes in portable audio and video products for field production, will present its Pix 240i Kit at Cine Gear Expo 2013. The Pix 240i Kit provides all the equipment needed to use the company’s Pix 240i production video recorder in professional video production applications.
Cine Gear Expo 2013 takes place May 31 through June 2 at The Studios at Paramount. The Kit includes a Pix 240i production video recorder, power supply (XL-WPH3), two batteries (XL-B2), two drives (includes Pix-Caddy with 240-GB SSD drives), a sun hood (Pix-Hood), an articulating mount (Pix-Arm), HDMI and SDI interconnection cables, and a rugged carrying case (Pix-HC1).
“Each year we look forward to attending Cine Gear, as it gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our latest audio and video products for production professionals right in the heart of Hollywood,” says Jon Tatooles, VP of marketing and business development for Sound Devices. “While we’ve simplified portable video production with the introduction of the Pix 240i, the Pix 240i KIT takes it one step further. It’s the dead simple, out-of-the-box, production-ready tool for busy production professionals.”
The latest firmware, Version 3.01, gives Pix 240i users the ability to record to Apple ProRes 4444. With its 12-bit, 3G-SDI 4:4:4 capability, the Pix 240i can record 330-Mbps Apple ProRes 4444 files that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source material. Popular cameras with 4:4:4-capable outputs include the Arri Alexa, Canon C500 and Sony F3. Additional features in the update include timecode and recording status displays on the SDI and HDMI outputs, up to 500ms of audio delay to compensate for multi-device picture delay and selectable 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video output independent from the source material.
Users can connect Pix 240i to cameras with HD-SDI, 3G-SDI or HDMI and record directly to QuickTime using a range of different Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs. Files recorded in the field can be used directly in post, making for simpler, faster workflows.
The Pix 240i’s five-inch, high-performance, IPS-based LCD display is an accurate field monitor, providing users with immediate confirmation of framing, exposure, focus, audio metering and setup menu selections. It offers excellent color accuracy and contrast, as well as accurate off-axis visibility and motion tracking.