Firmware version 2.30 offers important enhancements to rack-mount video / audio recorders.

REEDSBURG, WI, MARCH 21, 2016 — Sound Devices, LLC, announces firmware version 2.30 for its full line of rack-mount recording solutions, including the Video Devices PIX 270i, PIX 260i, and PIX 250i video recorders, and the Sound Devices 970 audio recorder. This update provides a number of important enhancements, including new copy functionality and grouped playback of non-native files.

PIX 270i users now have the ability to group multiple video decks together for frame-accurate playback of non-native files, including those created in Adobe Premiere®, Final Cut Pro®, and Avid®. This new feature is ideal for use with multi-screen presentations. With this update, the PIX 270i and PIX 250i can also recognize timecode from non-native files.

File copy via PIXNET

The v2.30 firmware release also enables the PIX video decks and the 970 audio deck to copy recorded files and Reel folders from one drive to another without the need for a computer. Drive-to-drive copying may be initiated through the device or remotely via the PIXNET™ web interface.

The firmware v2.30 upgrade for these rack-mount products is now available as a free download online at the following links:

Rack-mount front and back

The Video Devices PIX series of rack-mount recording devices addresses a large number of multiple-source video production requirements, including fast-paced studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production. Sound Devices 970 represents the company’s first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mount solution, and boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI.