Pix Recorder

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The Pix 270ii is a compact, cost-effective VTR replacement, recording on 2.5″ SATA hard drives.

It’s capable of all common SD and HD formats, including 3G 1080P.

The integrated LCD monitor provides menu control, audio level bargraphs and picture monitoring for record and replay.

The PIX 270i Recorder is a cost-effective, file-based video deck with an audio-only mode, designed for fast-paced studio, live event, and mobile productions. Its feature-rich expandability makes it an ideal AV solution for large-scale, multi-cam workflows or double-system sound applications. Whether used for capturing multiple camera ISO feeds at a sports stadium or recording numerous audio tracks at a live concert, its half-rack, 2U size makes it the perfect alternative to bulkier, complex video servers.


SDI Input & Output

3G SDI 4:4:4, HD-SDI, SDI 4:2:2

Up/Down/Cross Conversion

480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to any

480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p,

anamorphic conversion


Version 1.4 A input, Version 1.3 A output, HDCP enabled on input

Frame-Rate Conversion

24, 25, 30, 50, 60 to 24, 25, 30, 50,60,

23.976, 29.97, 59.94 to 23.976, 29.97,

59.94, automatic 3:2 pull-down removal in

23.976 and 24 frame modes, other pull-down

cadences include 2:2:2:4, 2:3:3:2, 3:2:3:2:2, and 2:2

Video Codecs and Files

Apple ProRes Proxy to 4444 12-bit, 330 Mb/s

Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8- and 10-bit

Avid DNxHD 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8- and 10-bit

Quicktime wrapper (.MOV), exFAT File System

WAV mono or WAV poly, contains Broadcast WAV metadata

Max Video Input Resolutions/Rates

Max 1080p30

Max 1080i60

Audio Recording

64 channels record/playback, simultaneous with video

MADI Dante, Analog, HDMI/SDI, AES3, selectable per channel

Digital Audio

Sampling rate/bit depth: up to 96 kHz, 24-bit

Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates with SRC at input.

AES/EBU: 8 channels in and out via DB-25, 110 ohm,        2 V p-p

HDMI: 8 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output

SDI: 16 channels embedded SDI input and output, 48k sample rate

Dante – 64 channels, 48 kHz input and output

MADI (AES10) optical or coaxial – 64 channels, 48 kHz input and output (32 channels at 96 kHz)

Analog Audio

8 balanced, line-level outputs on DB-25; ch1,2 also on XLR

Frequency Response: 10 Hz-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz;

THD + Noise: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz)

Line output clipping level: +18 dBu

Output attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments

Front-panel headphone port, 1/4-inch with gain control

Timecode and Sync

Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run,

External, 24 hr, external TC (SDI and HDMI), and others

Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND

Accuracy: +/- 0.2ppm, holds accurate time code for 2 hours after power is removed

Inputs / Outputs: BNC(LTC input and output), SDI, or HDMI (Sony protocol)

Sync Output

Analog bi-, tri-level sync/genlock

Wordclock (square wave, up to 96 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)


Sync Input

Analog bi-, tri-level sync/genlock

Wordclock (square wave, up to 96 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)

Storage, Control, Power and Dimensions
File Storage

PIX-CADDY 2 mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives

eSATAp-connected drives: two, rear panel ports for Sound Devices approved drives, supplies 5V @ 2A

Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume

LCD Display

5-inch LCD; 800 x 480 resolution, IPS; flips down for front-mount drive access


RS-422 Machine control

Ethernet Web-based control, PIXNet, of settings and transport

GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector


4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), dual DC input connectors, 10-27 VDC, 30 watts

PowerSafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve when external power removed


Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable


Size: 3.3 in x 8.6 in x 10.3 in (HxWxD) (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm)

Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C