Reedsburg, WI, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 — Sound Devices, experts in portable hard-disk recording for audio, is pleased to announce that its new line of audio/video recorders, PIX, took home a TVBEurope Best of IBC 2011 Editors’ Award in the recording category.
“We are honored to be a recipient of TVBEurope Best of IBC 2011 Editors’ Award for our new line of audio/video recorders,” says Jon Tatooles, managing director for Sound Devices. “With Sound Devices making its official video debut to the European market at this year’s show, we couldn’t be more pleased to walk away with such positive feedback and recognition from the industry. Being honored by such a prestigious industry publication reinforces our aim to simplify and streamline production workflow, while providing high-performance tools for our customers in each product we introduce.”
The new PIX 220 and PIX 240 can be connected to cameras with HDMI and can record directly to QuickTime using Apple’s ProRes or Avid’s DNxHD codec. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post production, making the workflow simple and fast. The PIX 240 adds even more flexibility, with its HD-SDI input and simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs.
The audio circuitry on the PIX 220 and PIX 240 is based on Sound Devices’ award-winning 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.
PIX 240 includes a built-in Ambient Clockit time code generator/reader with Genlock output for multi-camera and double-system sound applications. The source time code can be derived from the SDI stream, from an external source, or from the built-in generator in PIX 240. Additional features include digital audio inputs on AES3, and an external eSATAp connection for direct connection to large SATA storage volumes.
Both PIX 220 and PIX 240 include generous five-inch, 800- x 480-pixel LCD displays. The displays are essential in the field and gives immediate confirmation of recording, playback, audio metering and setup menu selections. A side panel rotary control and four front-panel buttons provide quick access to setup options, while the large, illuminated, tactile record controls give instant confirmation of recording status.
PIX recorders are built with a metalized, molded carbon-fiber chassis and are powered by external 10-18 VDC or two removable Sony L-battery mount power supply systems.
TVBEurope Best of IBC 2011 Editors’ Awards are a compilation of the game-changing products launched to the EAME market at the show. Winners are selected by the combined staff of TVBEurope and the IBC Daily, with further review conducted by Associate Editor David Fox, who visited each stand during the show to validate the products.