The Sound Devices PIX 260i Rack-Mount Video Recorder / Player is a file-based video recorder and player that records and plays files up to 220 Mbps in ProRes and DNxHD at 10-bit 4:2:2. It also records and plays 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. The captured files can be exported directly into NLEs or can be played right out of the PIX 260 for real-time purposes.
The Sound Devices PIX 260i features hardware-based video scalers that via a simple menu perform real-time up/down/cross conversions between interlaced and progressive formats; more particularly, among 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 525i and 480i formats. Frame rates can also be converted, and also in real-time; by way of a 3:2 pull down removal, 60i can be converted to 24p without any loss in quality. As an example, 24p recordings sent over SDI or HDMI at 1080i 60 can be converted back to 24p. Recordings can be done after up/down/or cross-conversions at the same or different frame rates.
The Sound Devices PIX 260i is a 1/2-rack, 2RU device that can be rack-mounted with an optional PIX 260 Rack Mount Kit. Power is by a 10-27 VDC that connects to a four-pin XLR port on the real panel.
File-Based Recorder and Player
Records and plays in ProRes and DNxHD at 10-bit 4:2:2
Files can be exported or played out for real-time applications
Simultaneously records files to up to 4 eSATA-connected drives
RS-422 control or Ethernet control over the embedded Web server
Built-in 5" 800 x 480 display for playback and menu management
Built-in Ambient Clockit time code generator / reader with a genlock out
The genlock out allows multi-cam and double-system sound applications
Time code can be read from the SDI / HDMI streams or from external sources
Real-Time Format / Rate Conversions
Hardware-based conversions by simple menu selections
Up, down, cross between 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 525i and 480i
Via 3:2 pull down removal, 60i signals can be converted to 24p
Both format and frame rate conversions can be done in real-time
32 Tracks of 48 kHz Audio
8 channels of HDMI
8 channels of AES digital
16 channels of embedded SDI
8 channels of line-level analog I/O
Embeds/de-embeds from analog, AES, and Dante
Records and plays back up to 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio over Ethernet using Audinate's Dante