Tag: Pix-270i

PIX270i Firmware v2.34



  • Support of SMB 2. This cures incompatibility of Samba transfer with some Windows 10 systems. 
  • Updated Dante Brooklyn II board to firmware version


  • Longer duration WAV files no longer prematurely stop during playing back. 
  • ‘Unrecognized File’ error no longer appears after fast forwarding to the end of a Mono WAV file. 
  • Improved Dante Sync performance. 
  • Various performance improvements. 

Approved Media – PIX 250i, PIX 260i, PIX 270i

The following is a list of approved storage devices for use with the PIX 250i, PIX 260i and PIX 270i video recorder.

The specific mechanisms and devices below have been extensively tested by Sound Devices, LLC. This list is regularly updated as new drives are tested.

Type Size Brand Model
2.5″ SSD 1 TB Crucial M550
SanDisk X400 with PIX-SHIM2
Samsung 850 EVO with PIX-SHIM2
960 GB Sony G-Series SV-GS96
SanDisk Extreme PRO
512 GB SanDisk X210
Samsung 860 PRO
500 GB Angelbird AVpro
Samsung 860 EVO
480 GB Sony G-Series SV-GS48
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G
OWC Mercury Electra 3G
SanDisk Extreme II
Intel 530
Intel 520
256 GB Samsung 830 Series
250 GB Angelbird AVpro
240 GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G
OWC Mercury Electra 3G
SanDisk Extreme II
SanDisk SanDisk Ultra
SanDisk SanDisk Extreme
Intel 520
Intel 530
Corsair Force Series GT (SATA III)
Digistor Prof Video Series, SATA 3, DIG-PVD240S
Type Size Brand Model
2.5″ HDD 1 TB HGST 7K1000 Travelstar (7200 rpm)
750 GB HGST 7K750 Travelstar (7200 rpm)
500 GB Western Digital WD5000BPKT
HGST ZK500 Travelstar (5400 rpm)
Type Size Brand Model
External eSATA Drives 1 TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini (7200 rpm)
500 GB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini (7200 rpm)
Type Brand Model
External 3.5″ eSATA Enclosures Approved with: 3.5″ Seagate Barracuda 2 TB drive (not included) Orico 3519SUS3-BK (3.5″ HDD External Enclosure)
MacAlly G-S350SU3 (3.5″ Aluminum SATA to eSATA and USB 3.0 Storage Enclosure)
Type Brand Model
External 2.5″ eSATA Enclosures Approved with: 2.5″ 7K1000 Travelstar (not included) 2.5” ZK500 Travelstar” HDDs (not included) LINDY 43106 (USB 3.0 & eSATAp Enclosure)
Type Size Brand Model
CF Cards via CF Caddy (audio poly) PIX 270i & PIX 260i Only 256 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
128 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
SanDisk Extreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
Delkin Devices CF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160MB/s read
64 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro, UDMA7; 160 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Pro, UDMA7; 90 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme, UDMA7, 120 MB/s
Delkin Devices CF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
32 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
Delkin Devices CF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160MB/s read
Delkin Devices CF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
Delkin Devices CF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read
16 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
Delkin Devices CF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
Delkin Devices CF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read

*Note 1: Approved mechanical drives are recommended for use only in stationary applications. Excessive vibration or motion may cause data corruption. The approved mechanical drives listed support QuickTime video files and Broadcast Wave polyphonic audio files, but not Broadcast Wave monophonic files. Use approved Solid State Drives if recording to Broadcast Wave monophonic file format is required.

** Note 2: Sound Devices has worked directly with Delkin to identify an intermittent Media I/O issue with newer Delkin CF 500x and CF 700x cards. Delkin has confirmed that a recent change to these two cards is most likely responsible for the errors. Cards containing KZ in the serial number are susceptible to this issue and should not be used. Cards containing VB in the serial number will function correctly and are approved. Deklin CF 1000x and 1050x cards do not experience this issue and may continue to be used.

Network Naming Convention for the 970 and PIX 260i / PIX 270i

Network screen on PIX 270i

The Sound Devices 970 and Video Devices PIX 260i, PIX 270i rack-mount recorders allow the user to define a unique network name for network identification. While this feature allows for great flexibility, there are some precautions that need to be taken when selecting the network name of the device. In order to create reliable connections, only use recommended characters and limit the network name to 15 characters.

Continue reading “Network Naming Convention for the 970 and PIX 260i / PIX 270i”

PIX-270i Firmware v2.33



  • Transport Control Support for DAWs & NLEs [970, PIX 250i, PIX 260i, PIX 270i]
    • This version of firmware implemented RS-422 Servo Lock Status Bit to support transport control from more DAWs and NLEs.
  • Dante Sync Option [970, PIX 270i]
    • Dante Sync has been added to the 970 and as an Audio Only Mode option on the PIX 270i.
    • To use Dante Sync:
      • PressMENU.
      • SelectTimecode/Sync>SyncRef–AudioOnlyMode>Dante.


  • Dante Brooklyn II Firmware updated to

PIX-270i Firmware v2.32


  • Support for Dante v3.10, including the following features:
    • Supports Dante Lock via Dante Controller
    • Detection and display of locked Dante devices in Audio Screen > Input Source


  • Intermittent half second offsets between audio content and timecode stamp with WAV files.
  • When various areas of the User Interface are displayed recording is prevented.
  • Intermittent issue where audio doesn’t recover and turns to digital hash after making a switch from a video switcher.
  • Word Clock In and Out alignment issue.
  • Improved A/V sync of HDMI and SDI Out during Playback of MOV files.
  • Improved A/V sync after Pause, Fast-Forward, Rewind, shuttle, and jog events.
  • WAV Poly files created by Sound Devices Wave Agent do not playback.
  • Audio and timecode offset during playback of WAV files when initiated from File List.
  • Sound Report File Name contains extra zeros when Reel name was 4-5 characters.
  • Not all Sample Rates shown in Dante Controller are available on the PIX/970 recorder.

PIX-270i Firmware v2.31


  • Video Sync Reference Playback now allows common SD and HD pairings of Sync In signals and video files. The following table shows a list of sync references and their compatible playback rates:
Sync RefCompatible Playback Rates
NTSC (525i59.94 or 480i59.94)525i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080i59.94, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97
PAL (625i50 or 576i50)626i50, 720p50, 1080i50, 1080PsF25, 1080p25
1080PsF23.981080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98
1080PsF241080PsF24, 1080p24
720p59.94720p59.94, 720PsF29.97, 720p29.97
720p50720p50, 720PsF25, 720p25
1080i59.941080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97
1080i501080i50, 720p50, 1080PsF25, 1080p25


  • Non-Native MOV files exported from Vantage do not show or output timecode when played back.
  • Rare occurrence of MOV files created without a valid video track.
  • Standard Definition flat field signals do not properly record.
  • Files are not always correctly stamped as i or psf when the incoming video is converted to from i to psf or psf to i.
  • When File Resolution/Rate is set to 1080p29.97/30 and 1080i59.94 is coming in over HDMI, the input rate detection incorrectly reports the signal as 1080i60.
  • File and folder copy message is displayed as a Warning dialog box rather than an Information dialog box.
  • WAV file metadata is misinterpreted when a Take is edited during record to share the same base name as another file.
  • WAV File record splits while monitoring incoming video result in start timecode misstamps.
  • Rewind and Fast Forward keys do not skip to beginning of file or to Cue Markers correctly when units are in a group.
  • Files recorded with a PIX-260 v1.50 or below intermittently do not playback audio.
  • Recorded file does not split and resume after loss of video input during record.
  • Playback image can flash when a non-native MOV file with eight or more audio channels is jogged or shuttled.