The PIX-E5H – Now with H.264

PIX-E5H HDMI recorder 4K monitor

"I think I could use a PIX-E to build a house without a hammer. It’s solid. That’s the build quality I want in my on-set tools.”

Art Adams, Director of Photography

Full HD, Ultra-Bright IPS Touch Screen

TapZoom™ for Rapid Focus

PIX-Assist™ Monitoring Tools

4K Recording

Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 10-Bit

Real Buttons for Fast Tactile Control

Robust Die-Cast Metal Chassis

Virtually Indestructible Gorilla® Glass 2

4K to HD Downscaling

Video Assist Playback Tools

LCD - Detail, Accuracy, Brightness.

Discerning cinematographers and videographers need high-resolution, color-accurate, sunlight-viewable monitoring with a wide angle of view.

The PIX-E5H monitor excels in all those aspects with their IPS, 500 nit, 1920x1080, 441 ppi LCD displays.

PIX-E5H LCD angled
PIX-E5H 4-Way View 4K monitor

PIX-Assist™ Monitoring Tools & Scopes

  • LUTs
  • Waveform Monitor
  • Vectorscope
  • Histogram
  • TapZoom™
  • Peaking
  • Zebras
  • False Color
  • Frame Markers
  • Four Way View

Plus Video Assist Playback Tools

  • Add, delete, and locate to cue markers
  • Playback modes: single file, entire file list, custom play list, etc.
  • Looping: a file, a play list, or regions between cues


It has never been faster to zoom in and check focus!

TapZoom provides instant 2x or 4x zoom to where you tap on the touchscreen. Tap again to zoom out.

Once zoomed in, tap on the screen in the direction of a moving subject to keep it centered - the perfect tool for quickly checking focus when an actor lands short or overruns a mark

PIX E5H TapZoom Feature
PIX-E5H HDMI Recorder 4K and H.264 (h264)

Outstanding Recording Capabilities

The 4K-compatible PIX-E5H offers a range of Apple ProRes codecs from ProRes Proxy to 422 HQ. These codecs are designed to preserve the detail in wide dynamic range imagery captured by today's high performance digital image sensors.

PIX-E5H can record 4K up to 30 fps, UHD up to 30 fps and 1080p or 720p up to 120 fps.

The PIX-E5H is also capable of recording H.264, a codec which offers a good balance between compression and quality to reach low data rates and small file sizes, perfect for web streaming, email, and faster file uploads. Like ProRes, H.264 may be recorded to the SpeedDrive, if chosen as the primary codec. Otherwise, end users can enable the monitor's dual codec recording capability, where ProRes is recorded to the SpeedDrive and H.264 is simultaneously recorded to an SD card. While recording 4K in ProRes, the monitor will automatically scale the 4K to 1080p for recording H.264, thereby reducing its file size even further. If a LUT is active, it will be baked into the recorded H.264 file, but will not impact ProRes recordings. This is ideal for when you want to simultaneously record a full dynamic range, log-encoded ProRes master file for the edit suite and a REC709 H.264 file suitable for normal viewing.

SpeedDrive™ Recording and File Delivery

The PIX-E5H records to the innovative, super fast SpeedDrive, a custom-designed enclosure for an industry standard mSATA drive. The SpeedDrive, which plugs directly into the PIX-E, doubles as a USB 3.0 thumb drive for very high speed offload to any computer without the need for a special cable or drive docking station.

Two SpeedDrive options are available, a 240 GB SpeedDrive and an Enclosure-Only version that allows the user to choose and easily fit any size of mSATA drive. mSATA drives are available in sizes ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB.

PIX-E Speeddrive
PIX-E5H HDMI Recorder close-up

Best-of-Both-Worlds User Interface

Some functions are better controlled via touch screen and others by real buttons. PIX-E5H incorporates both types of control. The touchscreen is best used when interacting directly with a specific area of the displayed image such as zooming in to a point of interest with TapZoom.

Buttons allow the operator to locate a control without looking and instant tactile response leaves no doubt a function has been activated. Button control is well suited to commands such as 'Record' where failure to activate can be catastrophic.

Mount the PIX-LR audio accessory (not shown) and gain large backlit transport controls, dedicated gain controls, plus two XLR inputs and two XLR outputs, Sound Devices-caliber mic preamps, hyper-accurate LED metering, and more.

Mechanical Construction and Powering

With a compact, die-cast metal chassis, nutted connectors, and an LCD protected by scratch-resistant and optically-bonded Gorilla Glass 2, the PIX-E5 field recording monitors are designed to withstand the most extreme and demanding production environments.

The PIX-E5H is powered by external DC (10-34V) or dual L-mount Sony batteries with powering seamlessly switching from one source to another should one become depleted or removed.

PIX-E5H HDMI Recorder Build Quality
PIX-E5H HDMI Recorder 4K Monitor On-Camera

Best Practices for Camera Integration

The following documents act as quick-reference resources for how to best set up your camera when integrating with the PIX-E5H.

Taking PIX-E Series Off Camera

The PIX-Base is a tabletop friendly mounting alternative for the PIX-E Series, with an easily adjustable arm, sturdy base with bubble level, and an interlocking design for connecting multiple bases side-by-side. It is made of durable, anodized aluminum and collapses flat for convenient storage and transport.

PIX-Base offers an alternative to the camera-mount setup, opening the door to more versatile uses when recording live events. Users who require multiple recorded versions now have a reliable and affordable way to monitor, control, and record live programming from tabletop or wall-mount setups.

With its universal, 1/4-inch, 20-thread screw and thumbwheel, users can attach any PIX-E monitor, without or without the PIX-LR. It may also be used as a mount for other devices such as Video Devices PIX-240i portable video recorder or Sound Devices MixPre-D.

Click here to read more about the PIX-Base accessory.

Included with PIX-E5H HDMI Recorder 4K Monitor

With the PIX-E5H

Quantity Item
1 PIX-E PSU (power supply unit)
1 USB boot cable
1 Product registration card
1 PIX-E5H Quick Start Guide
>1 Promo stickers
1 Full-line Video Catalog
2 Year Warranty

One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration.
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