Video Devices PIX 270i Network Connected Video Deck

with Multi-Unit Frame Sync, MADI, and Dante

Video Devices PIX 270i Network Connected Video Deck

Video Devices PIX 270i Network Connected Video Deck

with Multi-Unit Frame Sync, MADI, and Dante

SKU: PIX 270i

Cat no: 13530

  • Simultaneous or Sequential Recording to Four Drives
  • Advanced Metadata Editing
  • PIXNET Network Control
  • High-Quality HD Video
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£5,425.00 (ex vat) £6,510.00 (incl vat)

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Video Devices PIX 270i Network Connected Video Deck

Network Connected Video Deck with Multi-Unit Frame Sync, MADI, and Dante

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, as well as PIX 260i, 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

Applications

  • 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.

File-Based Recording
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 existing tape-based and disc-based video decks and provides a cost-effective and compact alternative to complex video servers.

Extensive Video I/O
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, as well as PIX 260i, and PIX 250i units, with all of the recorders functioning as a single system. The grouped recorders can be controlled two ways: directly through the PIX hardware interface or via a browser accessing the embedded built-in web-based control panel.

Simultaneous or Sequential Recording to Four Drives
The PIX 270i records and plays back either Quicktime video or audio-only WAV files to removable 2.5-inch solid-state drives (drives and PIX-CADDY 2 are optional accessories). Recording to multiple drives offers immediate file backup, eliminating time-consuming post-record copying.

Frame Synchronized
Frame synchronized transport control between multiple grouped PIX 270i's. Record, Play, Stop, Pause, Jog (frame by frame), Shuttle, Fast Forward and Rewind.

Advanced Metadata Editing
Edit scene, take, notes, track names and circle metadata for next take, current take and previous takes even while recording. All edits ripple across all drives being recorded to.

PIXNET Network Control
The PIX 270i can be controlled from browser-capable computers and tablets. When connected to a data network, transport controls and setup menu controls are available on PIXNET. PIXNET offers control of one or multiple PIX 270i recorders. Multiple units can be grouped for simultaneous control.

Remote Control
Record, play, stop, fast-forward, rewind, shuttle, jog, and locate control is available over RS-422. Remote control further enhanced by GPIO ports and standard USB keyboards. USB keyboards also offer menu navigation and text entry.

64-Track Audio
The PIX 270i has extensive audio I/O, plus an audio-only record and playback mode. Up to 64-tracks (32 tracks at 96 kHz) can be recorded and routed from the following sources:

  • Eight line-level, analog
  • Eight AES digital
  • 16 channels of embedded SDI
  • Eight channels of embedded HDMI
  • 64 channels of audio-over-Ethernet using Audinate's Dante
  • 64 channels of MADI

Playback Control
The PIX 270i offers a wide range of playback features. Playback control includes off-speed, forward, reverse, jog, shuttle, freeze-frame, looping, and a custom playlist. File markers can be set either while recording or playing back with the press of a button. Loop playback offers continuously looped playback of whole files or between files markers. Playlists help organize multiple files for consecutive or loop playback.

IPS Preview Monitor
With its 5-inch, IPS display, the PIX 270i becomes an accurate video signal evaluation monitor. The display’s excellent color accuracy and off-axis visibility assist in framing, exposure evaluation, and focus evaluation, both during recording and playback.

Defeatable detail overlays on the picture includes audio metering, time code, file type, record status, and frame rate information. The display also doubles as a fast, simple menu interface.

Time Code and record status display can be over-layed on the SDI and HDMI outputs.

Drag and Drop Transfer
Drives connected to a PIX 270i are accessible on Ethernet-based networks as read and write SMB shares, opening up endless possibilities for file sharing. Files can be copied to or from any PIX 270i located on a network, from access across a room or across the globe. Drives can be automaticaly switched to Ethernet when they are full.

Time Code Generator with Genlock
The internal, high-accuracy Ambient time code generator makes the PIX 270i at home on complex, multi-camera and sync-sound productions. All common time code frame rates and modes are supported. Embedded time code over SDI and HDMI is also supported.

Scaler and Frame Rate Converter
The PIX 270i features a hardware scaler and frame rate converter. Up, down, cross-conversion, and pulldown removal give users the ability to record files in a customer-requested rate, even rates not supported by the camera. The PIX 270i also supports aspect ratio conversion, HD to SD and SD to HD.

PowerSafe™ and Dual Power Supplies
PowerSafe™ circuitry provides a constant 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss, the PIX 270i continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then cleanly stops any file operation and safely shuts down. The PIX 270i draws 10-27 VDC through a four-pin XLR connector. A secondary connection allows connection to redundant power supplies

FileSafe™
FileSafe™ keeps recorded files intact and recoverable. Transparent to users, FileSafe™ records to an intermediate format that "finalizes" files after recording. Available for Mac OS X and Windows.

Rack-Mountable
PIX 270i's convenient 1/2-rack, 2U chassis dimension allows it to be easily integrated into any existing environment. It is powered by 10-27 VDC through its four-pin XLR connector.

Product Specification

SDI Input & 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

HDMI I/O: 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: 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 (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, 145, 220 and 220x
Broadcast Wave (.WAV) monophonic and polyphonic audio only (with embedded iXML, bEXT)
exFAT file system
Audio Only Mode: 16 & 24 bit PCM Brodcast Wave (.WAV) files

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 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

Timecode
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)

Control: 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.

Power: 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

Physical
Size (H x W x D): 3.3” x 8.6” x 10.3” (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm)
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C

  • (1) PIX 270i Rack Mount Video Recorder
  • (1) XM CADDY PACK, includes (2) PIX SSD-6 240GB 2.5 inch SATA Drives pre-mounted to (2) PIX-Caddy2 drive mounting accessories
  • XL-WP4 power supply included

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £121.95 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £221.95 £121.95 £100.00 £7,417.24
48 £244.31 £144.31 £100.00 £7,026.64
36 £282.17 £182.17 £100.00 £6,658.17
24 £357.58 £257.58 £100.00 £6,281.90
12 £583.53 £483.53 £100.00 £5,902.36

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