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Sound Devices PIX 260i Video Recorder with Timecode

SKU: SDPIX260I MFR: PIX 260I
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The Sound Devices PIX 260i Rack-Mountable Video Recorder with Timecode is a file-based video recorder and player that records in up to 12-bit 4:4:4 1080p over 3G-SDI by means of Apple's ProRes 4444 codec. You can also record in ProRes 4:2:2 and Avid's DNxHD. For ProRes 4444 the transfer rate is 330Mbps and for the other codecs 220Mbps. Additional to video you can record up to 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio over Ethernet. The 260i up until the end of 2012 supported only up to 10-bit 4:2:2 recording. At the end of 2012 ProRes 4444 was added. If the recorder you receive doesn't natively support 12-bit 4:4:4, you would simply need to download a free firmware upgrade from the Sound Devices website.

The 260i features hardware-based scaling capability that's controlled via a simple menu. You can convert between interlaced and progressive, from 480i through 1080p and between frame rates, all in real-time. Files originally recorded in 24p but converted to 1080i/60 can be converted back to 24p without loss in quality.

All recording is done onto either 2.5" drives or eSATA drives, both sold separately. Two slots are available for the 2.5" drives and up to four eSATA drives can be simultaneously connected.

What's Included With This Item

  • Sound Devices PIX 260i Video Recorder
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter
  • Sound Devices Warranty

Key Features

  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion of 480i, 525i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • 3:2 pull down removal to record 24p from 60i signal
  • 5-inch, 800 x 480, In-Plane Switching display with a glossy finish
  • Yields a brighter, sharper image with improved color accuracy and excellent off-axis performance
  • 8 channels of line-level analog I/O
  • 8 channels of AES digital
  • 16 channels of embedded SDI
  • 8 channels of HDMI
  • 32 tracks of audio over Ethernet using Audinate's Dante
  • 4 eSATA drives can be connected and recorded to simultaneously
  • Eliminates need for post-record copying when multiple copies are required
  • Built-in Ambient Clockit timecode generator / reader
  • Genlock output for multi-camera and double-system sound applications
  • Generates ultra-stable timecode
  • Reads timecode from SDI and HDMI streams and from external sources
  • The 260i can be controlled by external RS-422 and via Ethernet through the embedded Web server, allowing for machine transport control over Ethernet-based networks
  • 1/2-rack, 2U chassis allows integration into any existing environment
  • Powered by 10-27 VDC through a four-pin XLR connector (30 watts)

Technical Specs

SDI Input & Output Up to 3G-SDI
SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M
HDMI Input & Output Version 1.4a input, 1.3a output, HDCP enabled on input
Video Input Resolutions / Rates 1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 1080i50/59.94/60, 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30, 720p23.976/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60, 576i50 (PAL), 480i59.94 (NTSC)
Video Codecs and Files Apple ProRes 4:4:4 12-bit at 330 Mb/s
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
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
Display 5-inch (12.7 cm) IPS display, glossy finish, 800 x 480 pixels
Audio Recording 32 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video
Simultaneous Dante, Analog, HDMI or SDI, AES/EBU, selectable per channel
Analog Audio 8 Balanced, line-level inputs on DB-25
Ch 1, 2 also on XLR
8 Balanced, line-level outputs on DB-25
Ch 1, 2 also on XLR
Frequency Res.: 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
Front-panel headphone, 1/4" with gain control
Digital Audio Sampling Rate / Bit Depth: 48 kHz, 24-bit
AES/EBU: 8 channels in and out via DB-25, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p
Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input
HDMI: 8 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output
Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates
SDI: 16 channels embedded SDI input, 16 channels embedded SDI output, 48k sample rate
Dante - 32 channels, 48kHz input and output
File Storage XL-CADDY mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives (6.35 cm)
eSATAp-connected drives: two, rear panel eSATAp ports for drives meeting Sound Devices specifications, supplies 5V at 2A
Timecode Modes Supported: Free run, 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)
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
Ethernet Web-based control of settings and transport
GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector
Keyboard Front-panel USB host; keyboards without hubs acceptable
Power 4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), 10-27 VDC, 30 watts
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to +40°C)
Dimensions 3.3x8.6x10.3" (8.4x21.8x26.2cm)
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
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