Video Devices PIX 220i Video Recorder with IPS Display

BH #VIPIX220I • MFR #PIX 220I
Video Devices PIX 220i Video Recorder with IPS Display
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Video Devices PIX 220i Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Hardware-Based Conversion
  • 33:2 Pulldown Removal
  • 4Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • 5Audio Delay
  • 6Superb Audio Performance
  • 7Focus and Exposure Assist Features
  • 8IPS Display
  • 9Additional Features

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

Video Devices PIX 220i Specs

HDMI I/O1x 1.4a HDCP-enabled input
1x 1.3a output
Video Input Resolutions / Rates1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30
1080i50/59.94/60
1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30
720p50/59.94/60
576i50 (PAL)
480i59.94 (NTSC)
Video Codecs and FilesApple 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 Conversion480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Frame Rate Conversion24, 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
Display5" diagonally (12.7 cm)
IPS display, glossy, 800 x 480 resolution
Audio Recording4 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video
Analog or HDMI selectable per channel
Analog Audio2 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 AudioSampling 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 StoragePIX-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 OutputAnalog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock
Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)
Sync InputAnalog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock
Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)
ControlRecord triggering via SMPTE timecode
LANC or GPIO on 2.5 mm jack
KeyboardUSB host; keyboards without hubs acceptable
Power4-pin Hirose, 10-18 VDC, pin-1 (-) pin-4 (+)
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F (-10 to +40°C)
Dimensions5.5 x 4 x 2.4" (14 x 10 x 6 cm)
Weight2 lb (.9 kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 10.9 x 5.2"
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