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11/11/2014

Sound Devices To Showcase At CCW

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Sound Devices and its new video brand Video Devices are to appear at this year's CCW show on Booth 1240, showcasing a range of rack-mounted production decks, including the Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i video recorders and Sound Devices 970 audio recorder.

The PIX line of IP-connected video decks with FileSafeTM and PowerSafeTM address a range of multiple-source video productions. At CCW, Sound Devices will feature its first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mounted solution, the 970, which boasts 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 high-quality files over gigabit Ethernet. The units record edit-ready Apple ProRes (up to ProRes4444) or Avid DNxHD files, and allow simultaneous multiple-drive recording, with redundancy and 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, frame-accurate grouped recording and playback. Any number of units can be grouped, controlled and configured as a single system from either the hardware or the built-in Web browser-based control panel, PIXNet.

Video Devices' PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices' 970 all feature the company's PowerSafe technology. PowerSafe circuitry has a built-in 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss, the unit continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then stops any file operation and shuts down. These newest rack-mounted products also feature FileSafe, which automatically detects and repairs corrupted file headers when drives are mounted. If a drive is inadvertently removed during recording, the user can reinsert it to repair the files automatically.

The PIX 270i and PIX 250i include hardware scalers and frame-rate converters allowing recording of up-, down- or cross-converted 3G-SDI or HDMI signal at the same or a different frame rate. Hardware-based 3:2 pull-down removal is also available. 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. In addition to generating ultra-stable time-code, time-code can be read from the SDI stream, the HDMI stream or external sources. The 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. These inputs 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 Ambient Recording Lockit time-code technology, the 970 is ideal for operation 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 synchronisation 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.

The Sound Devices 970 also features an embedded Web-based control panel for machine transport and setup control over Ethernet-based networks, as well as file transfer over the data network with SMB. File metadata editing of scene name, take name, notes, track names and reel folders can be done during, before and after recording across all drives. In addition to RS-422 and GPIO control, the unit also allows for format conversion between analog, AES digital, MADI and Dante.

CCW takes place November 12-13 at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

www.sounddevices.com
www.videodevices.com

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