New firmware update provides PIX-E users with an expanded anamorphic desqueeze feature set, a new LCD Orientation menu, and more.

REEDSBURG, WI, February 16, 2016 -- Video Devices announces Firmware Version 1.30 for the PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors. This latest update is applicable to the entire PIX-E Series, including the PIX-E7, PIX-E5, and PIX-E5H.

PIX-E Series

With this latest firmware update, the PIX-E Series of monitors now offer an expanded anamorphic desqueeze feature set, an LCD orientation menu that allows for far greater positioning flexibility, and enhanced false color capabilities. Additionally, 6G-SDI has been expanded to include support of 4K over single SDI cable for ARRI® AMIRA® cameras. Previous firmware introduced this feature for Blackmagic URSA cameras. Also, with the release of v1.30, the PIX-E Series now has the ability to send timecode over SDI out.

“Since we first launched the PIX-E5 last year, we’ve been committed to enhancing the feature set of the PIX-E Series for our users through regular firmware updates,” says Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices, LLC. “Our company is customer-focused, so we create products best suited to help our users succeed. As a result, we continually listen to our customers and fine tune our products to ensure that they continue to meet the industry’s specific and evolving needs.”

LCD Orientation menu

With firmware v1.30, the PIX-E Series expands its anamorphic desqueeze feature set, including options for sensor ratio, lens ratio, and display format. With the new LCD orientation sub-menu, users of all cameras have the ability to mirror and flip the on-screen display to operate a PIX-E monitor from various mounting positions.

Other major enhancements include an improved False Color menu with additional options, including individual key selection to indicate IRE threshold color levels, and the ability to display false color scales on screen. A new System/Screen Saver sub-menu lets users configure the activation timer for a new screen saver, which helps protect the integrity of the monitor’s LCD. Users can also quickly and easily capture screenshots as JPG or PNG still images, a great benefit for storyboarding, comparing lighting setups, ensuring continuity, and similar troubleshooting while working out in the field.

Anamorphic lens ratio