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03/09/2014

Sound Devices Rack It Up At IBC2014

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Sound Devices and newly-formed Video Devices will be presenting a full suite of rack-mounted solutions, including the Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 audio recorder, at IBC2014 (Hall 8, Stand B59).

he PIX line of products address a range of multiple-source video productions including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events and mobile production. Sound Devices will feature its first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mounted solution, the 970, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI. The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording.
Video Devices' PIX 270i and PIX 250i recorders offer tapeless, file-based recording and playback with the ability to access and transfer files over Ethernet. The units record edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files and allow simultaneous multiple-drive recording with backup capabilities (four drives for PIX 270i and two drives for 250i). Audio capabilities include 64 channels of both MADI audio and Dante audio-over-Ethernet for PIX 270i, and PIX 250i's 16 tracks of audio.
Both PIX products feature extensive network connectivity and can be connected over Ethernet for simultaneous grouped recording and playback.
Each product's built-in Web server, PIXNet, offers browser-based transport and setup-menu control of any number of units.
PIX 270i features built-in multiple-unit synchronisation, offering simultaneous, frame-accurate recording and playback, ideal for multi-camera production and live event multi-screen playback. Any number of units can be grouped and controlled as a single system from either the hardware or the built-in Web-based control panel.
With its built-in Ambient Clockit time-code generator/reader with genlock output, the PIX line is designed for multiple-camera and double-system sound applications. Time-code can be read from the SDI stream, the HDMI stream or external sources. PIX 270i and PIX 250i include a hardware scaler and frame-rate converter.
Regardless of the incoming signal, PIX records the signal after up-, down- or cross-conversion at the same or different frame rate. Hardware-based 3:2 pull-down removal is also available. Its convenient 1/2-rack, 2U chassis dimension allows it to be easily integrated into any existing environment. It is powered by 10-27 VDC through a four-pin XLR connector. The PIX 270i offers a secondary DC input for power supply redundancy.
Sound Devices 970 records 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit WAV files from any of its 144 available inputs. Inputs available include 64 channels of Ethernet-based Dante, 64 channels of optical or coaxial MADI, eight channels of line-level analog and eight channels of AES digital. Any input can be assigned to any track. In addition, 32-track recording at 96 kHz is supported. The 970 records to any of four attached drives, which include two front-panel drive bays and two rear-panel e-SATA connected drives. Material can be recorded to multiple drives simultaneously or sequentially.
With its built-in, rock-steady Ambient Recording Lockit time-code technology, the 970 is well-suited to operate as a master clock. It can also slave or be jammed to any other time-code source. All common production time-code rates and modes are supported. The 970 also supports word clock synchronization from external word clock, video sync, MADI or AES. To simplify the connection of multiple digital inputs, SRCs are available for all MADI, Dante or AES inputs.

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