Sound Devices PIX 250i Production Video Recorder

Sound Devices PIX 250i Production Video Recorder
The rack-mounted PIX 250i is a file-based video recorder/player that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments.
It offers Apple ProRes andAvid DNxHD recording to two attached drives, simultaneously. Its extensive audio capabilities include 16 tracks of audio over analog, AES digital, embedded audio over SDI and HDMI.
Powerful network control capabilities include browser-based Ethernet machine control and drag-and-drop network file transfer.


Critical Live and Multi-Camera Production
Dedicated video hardware records to removable solid-state drives.
PowerSafe circuitry provides 10 seconds of power reserve in the event of complete power loss.
Simultaneous multi-drive recording for redundancy and backup, two drives.

Time Saving
Tapeless, file-based recording, playback and file transfer.
Simultaneous recording to up to two drives for immediate file copies and back up.
Access and transfer files over Ethernet.
Edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files.

Networkable, for group control of multiple units

High-Quality Video
12-bit 4:4:4, 3G-SDI I/O.
Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD codecs; up to Apple ProRes 4444, proxy rates also available.

Multi-camera studio production.
Live Event sports and concerts.
Multi-channel video playback applications.
Mobile Production OB Truck.


SDI Input and Output
3G SDI 4:4:4, HD-SDI, SDI 4:2:2 conforming to SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 424, 425
HDMI I/O Version 1.4a input, Version 1.3a output, HDCP enabled on input

Video Input Resolutions/Rates
1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 1080i50/59.94/60, 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 720p23.976/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60, 576i50 (PAL), 480i59.94 (NTSC)

Video Codecs and Files
Apple ProRes 4444 12-bit
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)
exFAT File System

Up/Down/Cross Conversion
480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, anamorphic conversion

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

Audio Recording
16 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video; Analog, HDMI/SDI, and AES3, selectable per channel

LCD Display
5-inch LCD; 800 x 480 resolution, IPS, flip-down for drive access

Analog Audio
Two balanced, line-level inputs on XLR
Two balanced, line-level outputs on 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 : +18dBu
Output attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments
Front-panel headphone, 1/4" 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
AES/EBU : 8 channels in and out via DB-25, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p
HDMI : 8 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates
SDI : 16 Channels embedded SDI input and output

File Storage
XL-CADDY mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives
Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume

Time Code
Modes Supported : Freerun, Record run, External
Frame Rates : 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Accuracy : +/- 0.2ppm, holds accurate time code for 2 hours after power is removed
Inputs/Outputs : BNC(LTC input and output), SDI or HDMI

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)

RS422 Machine control (Sony 9-pin protocol)
Ethernet Web-based control of settings and transport
GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector
Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable

4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), 10-27 VDC, 30 watts

Size (H x W x D) : 8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm (3.3" x 8.6" x 10.3 in)
Weight : 3.4kg (7.5 lbs)
Operating Temperature : -10oC to +40oC (14 to 104F)

In the Box

XL-WP4 power supply


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