The PIX 250i file-based video recorder delivers the performance, quality, and reliability required for fast-paced studio, live sports, event, and mobile production. This cost-effective and networkable recorder seamlessly replaces tape-and disc-based video decks. The PIX 250i records and plays Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD QuickTime video files through its 12-bit 4:4:4 3G-SDI at data rates from 330 Mb/s (ProRes 4444) down to 36 Mb/s (ProRes and DNxHD proxy files). Files recorded on a PIX 250i can be directly imported by leading editing systems including Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro. QuickTime masters made in an editing system are ready for playback on the PIX 250i.Extensive network connectivity supports grouping multiple PIX recorders over Ethernet for simultaneous recording and playback.
The PIX 250i can group with other PIX 250i recorders, as well as PIX 260i, and PIX 270i units. Additionally, SSD drives and files can be accessed over Ethernet as network-attached SMB volumes. An embedded web server provides browser-based control and setup-menu access. Two front-panel drive bays hold SSD drives in removable PIX-CADDY carriers. The PIX 250i can record to the drives simultaneously for redundancy or sequentially long-form programs. In addition to browser-based control, the PIX 250i can be controlled via external RS-422 (Sony 9-pin compatible) signals. Machine transport and setup menu selections are fully controllable. Comprehensive audio capabilities include support for 16 tracks of audio over eight channels of analog audio, eight channels of AES digital audio, and 16 channels of embedded SDI audio.
Accommodates (2) SATA-connected drives using the PIX-CADDY2 Accessory (not included). XL-WP4 power supply included.
|SDI Ins and Outs||3G SDI 4:4:4, HD-SDI, SDI 4:2:2 conforming to SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 424, 425|
|HDMI IO||Version 1.4a input, Version 1.3a output, HDCP enabled on input|
|Video Input Resolutions and Rates||1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 1080i50/59.94/60, 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 720p 23.976/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60, 576i50 (PAL), 480i59.94 (NTSC)|
|Video Codecs and Files||Apple ProRes 4444 12-bit, 330 Mb/s, Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, Avid DNxHD 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, QuickTime wrapper (.MOV), exFAT File System|
|Up Down Cross Conversion||480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, anamorphic conversion|
|Frame Rate Conversion||24, 25, 30, 50, 60 to 24, 25, 30, 50,60, 23.976, 29.97, 59.94 to 23.976, 29.97, 59.94, automatic 3:2 pull-down removal in 23.976 and 24 frame modes, other pull-down cadences include 2:2:2:4, 2:3:3:2, 3:2:3:2:2, and 2:2|
|Audio Recording||16 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video. Analog, HDMI / SDI, and AES3, selectable per channel|
|LCD Display||5-inch LCD; 800 x 480 resolution, IPS, flip-down for drive access|
|Analog Audio||8 balanced, line-level outputs on DB-25; ch1,2 also on XLR. Frequency Response:10 Hz-20 kHz,+/-0.5dBre1kHz; THD + Noise: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz). Input and output topology:fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold Line output clipping level: +18dBu, Output attenuation 0-20 dB,1 dB increments Front-panel headphone port, 1/4” with gain control|
|Digital Audio||Sampling rate / bit depth: 48 kHz, 24-bit. Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input. AES/EBU: 8 channels in and out via DB-25, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p. HDMI: 8 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output. Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates.|
|File Storage||XL-CADDY mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives. Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume|
|Timecode||Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run, External, 24 hr. Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97, 30DF, 30. Accuracy: +/- 0.2ppm, holds accurate time code for 2 hours after power is removed. Inputs / Outputs: BNC (LTC input and output), SDI, or HDMI (Sony protocol)|
|Sync Output||Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock • Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)|
|Sync Input||Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock • Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)|
|Control||RS-422 Machine control. Ethernet Web-based control of settings and transport. GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector|
|Keyboard||Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.|
|Power||4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), 10-27 VDC, 30 watts. PowerSafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve when external power removed|
|Physical||Size (H x W x D): 3.3” x 8.6” x 10.3” (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm) Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg) Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C|