Video Devices showing 4K field recorders/monitors
September 9, 2015

Video Devices showing 4K field recorders/monitors

REEDSBURG, WI — Sound Devices’ Video Devices ( brand is showing its complete line of Pix-E Series 4K recording field monitors and accessories at the IBC show in Amsterdam. The Pix-E Series includes two five-inch models — the Pix-E5 and Pix-E5H — as well as the seven-inch Pix-E7. Video Devices is also showing several Pix-E  accessories, including the Pix-LR audio  interface and the SpeedDrive recording and file-delivery enclosure. 

“We designed the Pix-E Series to address the need for high-quality, durable recording monitors that can hold up to the most demanding of production environments,” says Paul Isaacs, director of product management and design for Sound Devices. “By leveraging our expertise in audio and video recording, combined with the very latest in monitoring technology, we have created robust monitors that go well beyond elementary functions.”

The Pix-E Series was designed to cater to the varying needs of a diverse range of production professionals – from camera operators to video assist technicians. The series is equipped with a full suite of precision monitoring tools, plus the ability to record 4K and Apple ProRes edit-ready files to the affordable mSATA-based SpeedDrive. The five-inch  models  are  best utilized for smaller format DSLRs, while the seven-inch model is well suited for larger cameras. 

Both the PIX-E5 and PIX-E7 monitors have SDI and HDMI I/O, while the PIX-E5H has HDMI I/O only. SpeedDrive is an accessory that streamlines the file-delivery process by eliminating the need for special card readers or docking stations. When connected to the rear of the monitor, the SpeedDrive’s USB 3.0 interface automatically switches to a SATA interface. Users can simply remove it from the back of a PIX-E and plug it directly into any USB computer port to transfer data at very fast USB 3.0 rates.