After more than a dozen years of award-winning innovation in building robust, intuitive field-production audio products, Sound Devices expanded into the competitive video market, with a focus on film and television broadcast industries, by unveiling Video Devices, a new brand for its video product portfolio.
Identifying a clear and growing need for high-quality AV tools, the company introduced its first portable video recorders in 2011. Currently represented by the highly acclaimed PIX 240i, the camera-mount recorders offer edit-ready video recording, playback, and monitoring functionality with the added benefit of professional-grade audio capture for which Sound Devices is world renowned.
“While production sound equipment is our foundation and we continue to develop cool new audio gear," says Matt Anderson, President of Sound Devices, "video production has become increasingly important for us. The Video Devices brand is a clear message to the industry that we are in this market for the long haul.”
Since its launch, the Video Devices brand has expanded on its earlier successes with a new line of rack-mounted video recorders. These ground-breaking product additions, which include the PIX 270i and PIX 250i, have opened new markets for the Midwest US-based company, such as multi-camera sports broadcasting, corporate events, and multi-campus houses of worship.
The network-connected video decks offer significant advantages and time-savings to the more demanding production workflows by providing tapeless, file-based recording and playback with the ability to remotely control, setup, and transfer high-quality files over Ethernet. The devices record edit-ready, industry-standard files (Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD) and allow simultaneous multiple-drive recording, giving production staff peace of mind with their redundancy and backup capabilities. Combined with extensive audio capabilities, such as 64 channels of both MADI audio and Dante audio-over-Ethernet for PIX 270i a world’s first for a video deck, these award-winning units are complete, cost-effective tools that are ideal for high-performance video capture and presentation.
All future products designed and tailored specifically for video applications will be branded Video Devices, an important step in a focused strategy to make the company and its brand a dominant force in the video production and video integration markets.
Video Devices products are used in a wide range of applications including:
- Single-camera ENG-style production.
- Documentary film and video production.
- Reality television production.
- Feature film production.
- Multi-camera Sports and News broadcasting.
For nearly two decades, the company has remained true to the spirit of creative innovations and its original goal of providing top-notch, superb quality products that help AV professionals capture the clearest, most enjoyable media in the world. Our design team is obsessed with providing the most robust, intuitive products that improve our customers’ workflow, and our skilled assemblers take pride in the products, the company, and the customers we serve. Built with parts from suppliers around the world, our products are engineered, assembled, and supported at the Sound Devices facility in Reedsburg, WI, USA. Our skilled assemblers and customer support personnel take great pride in the products, the company, and the customers we serve.
We hope you feel as strongly about your Sound Devices and Video Devices products as we do.
The Sound Devices Team.