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Video Devices PIX 240i 5" Portable Video Recorder & Monitor Kit, Includes PIX-HC1 Polymer Case, 2 x PIX-Caddy 2, 2 x PIX-SSD5 240GB SSD

SKU: SDPIX240IK MFR: PIX 240I KIT
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About the Video Devices PIX 240i Kit

The Video Devices PIX 240i 5" Portable Video Recorder & Monitor Kit includes the PIX 240i external video recorder and monitor in a robust weatherproof case full with accessories for power, storage, mounting, and monitoring. You get two batteries and an AC adapter, two Video Devices-approved SSDs and two caddies for securely inserting and locking the SSDs in the recorder, an articulating arm for camera-top mounting and a small stand for tabletop use, a sun shield, and a 3 ft SDI cable and 3 ft HDMI cable. The two caddies also offload the SSD contents via FireWire or USB 3.0.

The PIX 240i features gold-plated 3G-SDI and HDMI video inputs and outputs. By SDI, you can record 1080p 4:4:4 color information in 12-bit color depth to Apple's ProRes 4444 codec, or 1080p 4:2:2 10 or 8-bit to ProRes or Avid's DNxHD, and by HDMI you can record 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 in 10 or 8-bit. For ProRes 4444, the transfer rate is 330Mbps and for the other codecs 220Mbps. All recordings get stored as QuickTime .MOV files to either CF cards or 2.5" SSDs. A built-in scaler will let you perform up, down and cross conversion, pull down removal, and HD-to-SD / HD-to-SD aspect ratio conversion.

The SDI input and output both support 8-channel, 48k embedded audio, and the HDMI input supports two channels and the output eight channels. For independent audio, the PIX 240i also has full-sized XLR audio inputs for microphone or line level signals. Microphone-level inputs offer 48V phantom power, input limiters, and sweepable high-pass filters. Inputs can also be set to accept up to four channels of AES3 digital audio.

The difference between the PIX 240i and the preceding PIX 240 is that the 240i is equipped with an IPS display which affords an ultra-wide viewing angle. The display is 5" diagonally, glossy, and has an 800 x 480 resolution. Monitoring functions include 12-step False Color, two-level Zebra, 1:1 Pixel Mapping, and Peaking. You can also overlay audio metering, timecode, file type, record status, and frame rate information.

The small stand above-mentioned as one of the accessories is about 2" long and attaches into a 1/4" thread between the two battery mounts on the rear of the monitor to allow you to stand the monitor on a flat surface, like standing a picture frame on a table. The two included SSDs are 240GB PIX-SSD5 Video Devices drives with a 550 MB/s read speed and 520 MB/s write speed. The supplied sun shield attaches firmly to the four corners of the front of the recorder. And the weatherproof case is made of strong and corrosion-resistant high-density polymer, features a compartmentalized foam interior, and measures a handy 18 x 14 x 7" (approx.).

Video Devices PIX 240i Kit Includes

  • Video Devices PIX-HC1 Polymer Case for PIX 240i & 220i Recorder
  • 2 x PIX-CADDY 2 -- 2.5" SSD Drive Caddy for PIX Video Recorders
  • 2 x PIX-SSD5 240GB SSD for PIX Recorders
  • 2 x XL-B2 Spare Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Articulating Arm for Mounting PIX-220 and PIX-240
  • Sun Shield for PIX-220 and PIX-240
  • XL-WPH3 45W DC Power Supply for Video Devices Recorders and Mixers
  • 1/4"-20 Simple Stand
  • SDI Cable (3 ft / 91 cm)
  • HDMI Cable (3 ft / 91 cm)
  • User Guide
  • Video Devices Warranty

Video Devices PIX 240i Kit Features

  • 4:4:4, 12-bit recording
  • 5" IPS, glossy, 800 x 480 pixel LCD display
  • Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec at multiple data rates
  • QuickTime file type
  • 12-bit input and output video resolution
  • Monitoring functions including False Color, Zebra Stripes, 1:1 Pixel Mapping, Peaking Filter
  • Built-in hardware based frame rate converter and de-interlacer
  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion of 480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Aspect ratio conversion
  • 3:2 Pulldown Removal
  • High-accuracy built-in timecode generator, with genlock and word clock output
  • Ultra low-noise (-128 dBu) mic preamps with phantom, limiters, line input
  • Ability to defeat audio output delay while maintaining audio/ video sync on recorded file
  • CompactFlash or 2.5" SSD file storage with media spanning, UDF format for Mac OS and Windows
  • Large, illuminated, tactile buttons for fast and simple menu control
  • Simultaneous HDMI and HD-SDI output
  • 336-core, 32-bit massively parallel processor with 1.2 TeraOps for efficient video encoding
  • 10-18 VDC and dual L-series battery powering
  • Metalized, molded carbon fiber chassis

Video Devices PIX 240i Kit Specifications

SDI Input & Output 4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit
Input: 3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI
Output: 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 Input & Output 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)
720p50/59.94/60
576i50 (PAL)
480i59.94 (NTSC)
Video Codecs and Files Apple ProRes 4444, 330 Mb/s, 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), UDF file system
Up/Down/Cross Conversion 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p Hardware based, 10-bit
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
Hardware based, 10-bit
LCD Display 5" (12.7 cm), 800 x 480 pixel LCD display, glossy
IPS (In-Plane Switching) enables ultra wide viewing angle and color accuracy
Audio Recording 8 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video
Analog, HDMI or SDI, AES/EBU, selectable per channel
Analog Audio 2 balanced, mic- or line-level inputs on XLR (48 V phantom switchable)
2 balanced, line-level outputs on 5-pin 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
Headphone, 1/8" with gain control
Digital Audio Sampling Rate / Bit Depth: 48 kHz, 24-bit
AES/EBU: 4 channels in via XLR, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p
Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input
HDMI: 2 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output
Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates
SDI: 8 channels embedded SDI input, 8 channels embedded SDI output, 48k sample rate
File Storage The following can be used as storage media:
Video Devices approved 2.5-inch drive:
"PIX-CADDY 2" mounted drive
eSATAp-connected drive
Video Devices approved CompactFlash card
( eSATAp supplies 5 V at 2A)
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 (Sony protocol), LEMO 5-pin
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 Record triggering via SMPTE timecode
LANC or GPIO on 2.5 mm jack
Keyboard USB host; keyboards without hubs supported
Power 4-pin Hirose, 10-18 VDC, pin-1 (-) pin-4 (+)
Operating Temperature 14 to 104deg.F (-10 to 40deg.C)
Dimensions 5.5 x 4 x 2.4" / 13.97 x 10.16 x 6.09 cm
Weight 2 lbs / 0.90 kg
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