Video Devices is displaying its complete line of PIX-E Series 4K recording field monitors and accessories – the PIX-LR and SpeedDrive – at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS, MARCH 29, 2016 — Video Devices is proud to feature its complete line of PIX-E Series 4K recording field monitors and accessories at NAB 2016 (Booth C6040). The PIX-E Series includes two five-inch models, PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, as well as the seven-inch PIX-E. Video Devices will also showcase several PIX-E Series accessories, including both the groundbreaking PIX-LR audio interface and SpeedDrive™ recording and file-delivery enclosure. The complete line of PIX-E Series monitors and accessories is currently shipping worldwide.
“We set out to create a new standard of top-notch, high performance recording field monitors that could thrive in the most exacting production environments for today’s filmmakers — and we have accomplished just that,” says Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices, LLC. “The PIX-E Series provides video professionals with a suite of products capable of capturing both stunning 4K, edit-ready video and world-class audio in compact, portable packages. We’re excited to showcase the full line of PIX-E Series monitors and accessories at NAB.”
Designed to cater to the varying needs of video professionals, PIX-E Series monitors are the perfect companion for a wide range of cameras — from DSLRs to larger digital cinema cameras. The PIX-E Series is equipped with a full suite of precision monitoring tools and scopes, plus the ability to record 4K and Apple® ProRes edit-ready files to the innovative SpeedDrive — a custom enclosure for non-proprietary, industry standard mSATA solid-state-drives. The PIX-E5H features HDMI I/O while the PIX-E5 and PIX-E7 monitors have both SDI and HDMI I/O.
When incorporating the recently available PIX-LR audio interface accessory, PIX-E users now have access to Sound Devices’ world-renowned mic preamps. The PIX-LR brings audio to the monitor via two XLR inputs and two XLR outputs, while also featuring large back-lit controls for recording and playback. It also offers two dedicated gain controls and illuminated, 23-segment LED metering with limiter indication. The PIX-LR easily and securely mounts to the bottom of any PIX-E Series monitor via a ¼-inch 20 thread screw. Constructed from die-cast aluminum, the PIX-LR derives power from the monitor to which it is attached.
SpeedDrive is a unique PIX-E accessory; it looks like a thumb drive, but houses a non-proprietary mSATA SSD—readily available at various retailers and online stores in sizes up to 1TB. While plugged into the back of any PIX-E monitor, the SpeedDrive uses a SATA interface, which is perfect for high-capacity 4K recording. Remove it from the monitor, and the SpeedDrive streamlines the file-delivery process by eliminating the need for special card readers, cables, or docking stations. Just plug it into any USB 3.0 port on a MAC or PC to quickly transfer data.
The PIX-E Series of recording monitors are the most robust of their kind, featuring die-cast metal housings with scratch-resistant LCDs protected by Gorilla® Glass 2. In addition to durability, the high-resolution monitors are available as 1920x1080 (PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H) or 1920x1200 (PIX-E7) LCD displays, which are color-accurate and sunlight-viewable.
“Bottom line: the PIX-E family of monitors and accessories are setting a new standard of quality, durability, and performance within the recording field monitor landscape,” adds Isaacs. “They are made for professionals who demand quality and performance in the equipment they use.”