Replacing tape-based video decks with Sound Devices
Sound Devices’ Pix 260i production video recorder is a file-based audio/video recorder designed to seamlessly replace tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments. Pix 260i offers 32 tracks of audio record/playback as well as control functionality from browser-capable computers and tablets.
Pix 260i provides all the features and tools needed by production companies and broadcasters looking to migrate to file-based recording and playback environments. It works by recording QuickTime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats, which are then ready for editing directly from the recorder in common editing environments, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding.
When connected to a data network, transport controls and setup menu controls are available on the Sound Devices PixNet, which offers IP-addressable control of one or multiple recorders. Data drives connected to Pix 260i are also accessible on Ethernet-based networks as read-only SMB shares, and files can be copied from any Pix 260i located on a network, enabling access from across a room or the globe.
In addition to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio and eight channels of HDMI audio, Pix 260i also accepts eight channels of line-level analogue I/O and eight channels of AES digital audio. Using Dante, it can accept and transmit up to 32 channels of audio over Ethernet.
Pix 260i includes a built-in Ambient Clockit time-code generator/reader with genlock output for, multi-camera and double-system sound applications.