The PIX-270i file-based video deck delivers the performance, quality, and reliability required for fast-paced studio, live sports, event, and mobile multi-camera production. It seamlessly replaces tape- and disc-based video decks and provides a cost-effect and compact alternative to complex video servers.
Extensive network connectivity and multi-unit synchronization support grouping multiple PIX recorders over Ethernet for simultaneous frame-accurate multicam recording and playback. The PIX-270i can group with other PIX-270i recorders, as well as PIX-260i, with all of the recorders functioning as a single system. The grouped recorders can controlled two ways: directly through the PIX hardware interface or via a browser accessing the embedded the built-in web-based control panel.
The PIX-270i records and plays Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD Quicktime video files through its 12-bit 4:4:4 3G-SDI at data rates from 330 Mb/s (Apple ProRes 4444) down to 36 Mb/s (ProRes and DNxHD proxy files). Files recorded on a PIX-270i can be directly imported by leading editing systems including Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro. And Quicktime files made in an editing system are ready for playback on the PIX-270i.
Up to four SSD drives can connect to the PIX-270i, two in the drive bays behind the front panel and two attached via eSATA. The PIX-270i can record to the four drives simultaneously for redundancy or sequentially for long form recording. PIX SSD drives and files are also accessible over Ethernet as network-attached SMB volumes. In addition to browser-based control, the PIX-270i can be controlled by external RS-422 (Sony 9-pin compatible). Machine transport and setup menu selections are fully controllable.
The PIX-270i integrates extensive audio capability with eight channels of analog audio, eight channels of AES digital audio, 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, 64 channels of MADI audio (both coaxial and optical), and 64 channels of Dante audio over Ethernet. The unit records audio-only monophonic and polyphonic WAV files.
The PIX-270i includes a precision 5-inch 800 x 480-pixel IPS display for menu access and video monitoring. The highly accurate display provides peaking, false color, and zoom features to facilitate framing, exposure, and focus evaluation.
A built-in Ambient Lockit time-code generator/reader ensures accurate sync in multi-camera and double-system sound applications. In addition to generating ultra-stable time code, the PIX-270i reads time code embedded in SDI and HDMI streams, and from external sources.
The high-quality hardware scaler and converter in the PIX-270i powers real-time up, down, or cross-conversion during ingest. It converts between all supported SD and HD resolutions and frame rates, and includes 3:2 pull-down removal.
PowerSafe circuitry provides a constant 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss, the PIX-270i continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then cleanly stops any file operation and safely shuts down.
The PIX-270i draws 10-27 VDC through a four-pin XLR connector. A secondary connection allows connection to redundant power supplies.