Sound Devices PIX 270i Production Video Recorder

Sound Devices PIX 270i Production Video Recorder
The PIX 270i file-based video deck delivers the performance, quality, and reliability required for fast-paced studio, live sports, event, and mobile multi-camera production.
It seamlessly replaces tape-based and disc-based video decks and provides a cost-effective and compact alternative to complex video servers.
Extensive network connectivity and multi-unit synchronization support grouping multiple PIX recorders over Ethernet for simultaneous frame-accurate multicam recording and playback.

The PIX 270i can group with other PIX 270i recorders, with all of the recorders functioning as a single system. The grouped recorders can controlled two ways : directly through the PIX hardware interface or via a browser accessing the embedded built-in web-based control panel.


Built for Mission-Critical Production
Dedicated video hardware records to standard removable solid-state drives.
Simultaneous multi-drive recording on up to four SSD drives enables redundancy and backup.
Redundant 4-pin XLR power connections.
PowerSafe circuitry provides 10-second power reserve and safe file shutdown during external power loss.

Time Saving Efficiency
Tapeless file-based recording, playback, and file transfer.
Access and transfer files over Ethernet.
Edit-ready Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files.
Recording on up to four drives provides immediate file copies and back up, as well as long-form recording.

Expandable and Networkable
Group control of multiple PIX recorders facilitates multi-camera recording.
Frame synchronized recording and playback.
64 channels of MADI audio and 64 channels of Dante audio I/O for large-scale audio systems.

High-Quality HD Video
12-bit 4:4:4 over 3G-SDI I/O.
Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD codecs from 36 Mb/s proxies up to 330 Mb/s ProRes 4444

Multi-camera studio production.
Live Event sports and concerts.
Multi-channel video playback applications.
Frame synchronized multiple video channel playback for Live Events, Digital Signage, Museum multi-screen looped presentations, Video walls, Quad screen 4k presentations etc.
Mobile Production OB Truck.
Frame synchronized multi-cam recording for Production, Live Events, Mobile OBs and 2D/3D Production.


SDI Input and Output
4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit, 3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI, Output 4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit 3G-SDI (level A), HD-SDI, or SDI, SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 372, 424, 425

Input v1.4a, 4:4:4 or 4:2:2, RGB or YCbCr, 10 or 8-bit, HDCP-enabled, Output v1.3, 4:2:2 8-bit, RGB and YCbCr

Video Input Resolutions / Rates
720p23.976/24/25/29.97/30 (SDI Only)

Codecs and File Formats
Apple ProRes 4444, 330 Mb/s, 12-bit and Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit
Avid DNxHD 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit, Files Quicktime wrapper (.MOV)
Broadcast Wave (.WAV) monophonic and polyphonic audio only (with embedded iXML, bEXT)
exFAT file system

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

Frame Rate Conversion
Conversion between 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 30, 50, 60, 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
64 channels record/playback @ 48.048 kHz sample rate and lower, 32 channels record/playback @ 88.2 kHz sample rate and higher (audio only mode)
Simultaneous Analog, AES/EBU, HDMI, SDI, Dante, or MADI, selectable per channel

LCD Display
5-inch LCD - IPS (In-Plane Switching), glossy, 800x480 pixel LCD display, ultra-wide viewing angle and high color accuracy

Analog Audio
8 balanced, line-level I/O on DB-25, ch1, 2 also on XLR Freq. Res of 10 Hz-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz; THD + Noise: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz), fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold, line output clipping level: +18dB, output attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments
Front-panel headphone, 1/4" with gain control

Digital Audio
24-bit at SR of 44.1 kHz, 47.0952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 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
SDI: 16 channels embedded SDI input and output
Dante - 64 channels input and output
MADI BNC: 1 in, 1 out, 75 ohm
MADI Optical: 1 in, 1 out, multi-mode
MADI Sample rates: 96k, 88.2k, 48k, 44.1k, built-in SRC when Sync Source <> MADI
MADI Channels: 64 or 56, varispeed not supported

File Storage
XL-CADDY mounted drives : two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives
eSATAp-connected drives : two, rear panel ports for Sound Devices approved drives, supplies 5V @ 2A
Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume

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
Keyboard Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.

Dual DC power supply 4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), 10-27 VDC, 30 watts
PowerSafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed

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 : -10C to +40C (14 to 104F)

In the Box

XL-WP4 power supply


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