Adjustable, tabletop-friendly PIX-Base expands use of PIX-E Series and PIX 240i beyond camera-mount applications.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 – Video Devices introduces PIX-Base, a sturdy, flexible mounting accessory for its popular line of PIX-E Series 4K-compatible recording monitors. Launching at IBC 2016 (Stand 8.B59), the tabletop-friendly PIX-Base is an easily adjustable design of durable, anodized aluminum that collapses flat for easy storage and transport.
PIX-Base offers an alternative to the camera-mount setup, opening the door to more convenient use 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.
The unique ability of the PIX-E Series – PIX-E5, PIX-E5H and PIX-E7 – to simultaneously record H.264 files to an SD card and master-quality 4K ProRes files to the mSATA-based SpeedDrive™ offers users like those in the rental, staging and install markets an ideal way to streamline their workflow. At the end of a shoot, the user can simply pull the low-cost SD card, without transcoding, and deliver it to a client while retaining a 4K master file for editing and archiving. The compressed file size with H.264 makes uploading online files quick and easy.
“The new PIX-Base is a unique accessory that expands the use of the PIX-E Series for live events and other applications where having a tabletop setup is more practical,” says Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices. “We are continually looking for ways to evolve and expand the use of PIX-E monitors with convenient, economical add-on’s, such as the PIX-LR and the new PIX-Base.”
It includes a standard 1/4-inch, 20-thread screw with thumbwheel knob to secure any PIX-E monitor or other device, rubber feet to minimize vibrations and prevent sliding, a bubble level, 7-inch hook-and-loop strap to secure cables, and hex key to make angle adjustments on the fly. The accessory’s interlocking base allows multiple PIX-Bases to be linked together securely for multiple screen monitoring on more complex shoots.
The stand also comes with mounting holes (sized for a #8 ANSI or M4 metric screw) to affix it to a table or wall for longer periods of time. While it pairs perfectly with the PIX-E Series, and can be used both with and without the PIX-LR audio interface, the PIX-Base can attach to any device with a 1/4-inch, 20-thread screw hole, including the PIX 240i video recorder or the Sound Devices MixPre-D, portable 2-channel mixer.
PIX-Base starts shipping on Friday, September 9th.