IBC: A/V recorders from Sound Devices
September 10, 2011

IBC: A/V recorders from Sound Devices

AMSTERDAM — Sound Devices (www.sounddevices.com), based in Reedsburg, WI, is showing its new Pix audio/video recorders at the IBC show in Amsterdam. Available in two models — the Pix 220 and Pix 240 — the A/V recorders were previewed for the first time at the NAB show back in April. They can easily connected to cameras via HDMI and can record QuickTime files using Apple’s ProRes or Avid’s DNxHD codec. These files can then be used directly in post production, helping to speed up workflows. 

The Pix 240 features an HD-SDI input and simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs. The 240’s also equipped with an Ambient Clockit timecode generator/reader with Genlock output for multi-camera and double-system sound applications. Additional features include digital audio inputs on AES3, and an external eSATAp connection for direct connection to large SATA storage volumes.

Audio circuitry for both is based on Sound Devices’ 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.

Both the 220 and 240 include five-inch, 800x480 pixel LCD displays that provide immediate confirmation of recording, playback, audio metering and setup menu selections. A side panel rotary control and four front-panel buttons provide quick access to setup options, while the illuminated, tactile record controls give instant confirmation of recording status.