The PIX 270i file-based video deck delivers the performance, quality, and reliability required for fast-paced studio, live sports, event, and mobile multi-camera production. It seamlessly replaces tape- and disc-based video decks and provides a cost-effect and compact alternative to complex video servers. Extensive network connectivity and multi-unit synchronization support grouping multiple PIX recorders over Ethernet for simultaneous frame-accurate multicam recording and playback.
The PIX 270i can group with other PIX 270i recorders, as well as PIX 260i, with all of the recorders functioning as a single system. The grouped recorders can controlled two ways: directly through the PIX hardware interface or via a browser accessing the embedded the built-in web-based control panel. The PIX 270i records and plays Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD Quicktime video files through its 12-bit 4:4:4 3G-SDI at data rates from 330 Mb/s (Apple ProRes 4444) down to 36 Mb/s (Pro- Res and DNxHD proxy files). Files recorded on a PIX 270i can be directly imported by leading editing systems including Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro. And Quicktime files made in an editing system are ready for playback on the PIX 270i.
Up to four SSD drives can connect to the PIX 270i, two in the drive bays behind the front panel and two attached via eSATA. The PIX 270i can record to the four drives simultaneously for redundancy or sequentially for long form recording. PIX SSD drives and files are also accessible over Ethernet as network-attached SMB volumes. In addition to browser-based control, the PIX 270i can be controlled by external RS-422 (Sony 9-pin compatible). Machine transport and setup menu selections are fully controllable.
|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, WAV mono or WAV poly, contains Broadcast WAV metadata|
|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||64 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video. MADI, Dante, 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,+/-0.5dB re 1 kHz; 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: Up to 96 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. SDI: 16 channels embedded SDI Input and output, 48k sample rate. Dante - 64 channels, 48kHz input and output (32 Channels at 96kHz). MADI - (AES10) optical or coaxial - 64 channels, 48 kHz input and output (32 Channels at 96 kHz) 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. eSATAp-connected drives: two, rear panel ports for Sound Devices approved drives, supplies 5V @ 2A. Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume|
|Timecode||Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run,24 hr, External TC (SDI and HDMI) and others. 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, PIXNet and transport. GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector|
|Keyboard||Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.|
|Power||4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +) Dual DC input connectors, 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|