Video Devices PIX 220i Video Recorder with IPS Display

Video Devices PIX 220i Video Recorder with IPS Display

Video Devices PIX 220i Video Recorder with IPS Display

B&H # VIPIX220I MFR # PIX 220I
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Product Highlights

  • File-Based A / V Recorder & Player
  • HDMI Video / XLR Audio Inputs & Outputs
  • Records in ProRes / DNxHD up to 220 Mbps
  • 8- and 10-Bit Color
  • Plays Back in QuickTime
  • 32 Ch of Audio Simultaneously with Video
  • Stores to SSDs or CompactFlash Drives
  • Hardware-Based Up/Down/Cross Conversions
  • 5-Inch 800 x 480 Glossy IPS Display
  • Supports L-Series Batteries
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Video Devices PIX 220i overview

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The Sound Devices PIX 220i Video Recorder with IPS Display is a file-based video recorder and player with focus and exposure assist monitoring functions. It records in Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD codecs at multiple data rates up to 220 Mbps, in 8- and 10-bit color, and it plays these recordings back as QuickTime files on a 5-inch display that has IPS technology back of it. IPS -- In Plane Switching -- enhances color accuracy and viewing angle. PIX also records and plays back up to 4 channels of audio simultaneously with video.

A powerful feature PIX has is a hardware-based scaler/converter that's menu-operable. It can, in real-time, convert the resolution and frame rate of an input camera signal, and record and output the signal in the new resolution and rate. You can convert up, down, and cross, from 480i through 1080p.

All recording is done onto either 2.5" SSDs or CompactFlash drives, both sold separately. PIX formats both CompactFlash and SSD drives as UDF volumes that are directly mountable, readable, and writable in Mac OS and Windows.

Hardware-Based Conversion
Up/down/cross conversion between 480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
3:2 Pulldown Removal
Actively views video fields looking for duplicates. When these duplicates are sensed, then this cadence is locked in and the appropriate extra fields are removed. The process depends on motion in the incoming video.
Aspect Ratio Conversion
PIX allows for selectable Aspect Ratio picture styles. When converting HD to SD, styles include Letterbox, Crop, and Anamorphic. When converting SD to HD, styles include Anamorphic, Pillar Box, Zoom Letterbox Zoom 14:9, and Zoom Wide.
Audio Delay
PIX enables you to select audio delay to synchronize sound with picture. You can defeat audio delay at audio output while maintaining the delayed audio to the recorded file. This feature is for use when connecting the PIX audio output to the camera's audio input.
Superb Audio Performance
The low-noise (-128 dBu equivalent input noise), high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters, and 48V phantom power.

  • Microphone preamps, on balanced XLR, mic/line selectable with 48V phantom, limiters, high-pass
  • -128 dBu input noise, 115 dB dynamic range A/D
  • Two-channel, line level balanced output on 5-pin XLR
  • Embedded audio on HDMI, 2 channels
  • High output, low-noise headphone amp
Focus and Exposure Assist Features
  • False Color
  • Zebra Stripes
  • 1:1 Pixel Mapping
  • Peaking Filter
IPS Display
  • 5-inch, 800 x 480, IPS display with a glossy finish
  • Yields a brighter, sharper image with improved color accuracy and excellent off-axis performance
  • Provides immediate confirmation of recording, playback, audio metering, and Setup Menu selections
Additional Features
  • CompactFlash or removable 2.5-inch SSD file storage with media spanning. Both CompactFlash and SSD media are formatted by PIX as UDF volumes that are directly mountable, readable, and writable in Mac OS and Windows.
  • Large, illuminated, tactile buttons for fast and simple menu control
  • 336-core, 32-bit massively parallel processor with 1.2 TeraOps for efficient video encoding
  • 10-18 VDC and dual L-series battery powering (batteries sold separately)
  • Metalized, molded carbon fiber chassis
In the Box
Video Devices PIX 220i Video Recorder with IPS Display
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Video Devices PIX 220i specs

    HDMI I/O 1x 1.4a HDCP-enabled input
    1x 1.3a output
    Video Input Resolutions / Rates 1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30
    1080i50/59.94/60
    1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30
    720p50/59.94/60
    576i50 (PAL)
    480i59.94 (NTSC)
    Video Codecs and Files Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8- and 10-bit
    Avid DNxHD 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8- and 10-bit
    QuickTime wrapper (.MOV), UDF File System
    Up/Down/Cross Conversion 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    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
    Display 5" diagonally (12.7 cm)
    IPS display, glossy, 800 x 480 resolution
    Audio Recording 4 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video
    Analog or HDMI selectable per channel
    Analog Audio 2 balanced, mic- or line-level inputs on 3-pin XLR (48 V phantom switchable)
    2 balanced, line-level outputs on 5-pin XLR
    Frequency response: 10 Hz - 20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB 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: +18 dBu
    Output Attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments
    Headphone, 1/8" 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
    HDMI: 2 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output
    Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates
    File Storage PIX-CADDY mounted drive or eSATAp-connected drive: Sound Devices approved 2.5" (6.3 cm) drive
    CompactFlash card: Sound Devices approved CF card
    eSATAp supplies 5V @ 2A
    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 Record triggering via SMPTE timecode
    LANC or GPIO on 2.5 mm jack
    Keyboard USB host; keyboards without hubs acceptable
    Power 4-pin Hirose, 10-18 VDC, pin-1 (-) pin-4 (+)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to +40°C)
    Dimensions 5.5 x 4 x 2.4" (14 x 10 x 6 cm)
    Weight 2 lb (.9 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 10.9 x 5.2"

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