First Look: Sound Devices Pix 270i

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At NAB 2014, Sound Devices introduces its Pix 270i Video Audio Recorder that records ProRes or DNxHD video as well as 64 channels of audio, with MADI & Dante I/O for audio and 3G-SDI & HDMI I/O for video. There's also a hardware scaler and frame-rate converter to record video at a different rate from what the input camera might support. The PIX 270i can be grouped with other PIX 270i recorders, as well as PIX 260i recorders, and the linked devices can function as a single system. The grouped recorders can then be controlled by two means: directly through the PIX hardware interface or via a browser that has access to the embedded web-based control panel.