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10/09/2015

Video Devices' Debuts PIX-E Series At IBC

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Video Devices is to demonstrate its PIX-E Series 4K recording field monitors and accessories at IBC 2015, Stand 8.B59.

The show will make the European debut for the PIX-E Series, which includes two five-inch models, PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, as well as the seven-inch PIX-E7. Video Devices will also feature a number of PIX-E accessories, including the PIX-LR audio interface and the SpeedDrive recording and file delivery enclosure.

"We designed the PIX-E Series to address the need for high-quality, durable recording monitors that can hold up to the most demanding of production environments," says Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices. "By leveraging our expertise in audio and video recording, combined with the very latest in monitoring technology, we have created robust monitors that go well beyond elementary functions. We're looking forward to sharing our latest family of products with the European video production industry at IBC 2015."

The PIX-E Series was designed to cater to the varying needs of production professionals, from camera operators to video assist technicians. It is equipped with a full suite of precision monitoring tools, and has the ability to record 4K and Apple ProRes edit-ready files to the mSATA-based SpeedDrive. The five-inch models are best used for smaller format DSLRs, while the seven-inch model is ideally suited for larger cameras. Both the PIX-E5 and PIX-E7 monitors have SDI and HDMI I/O, while the PIX-E5H has HDMI I/O only.

SpeedDrive is a PIX-E accessory that streamlines the file-delivery process by eliminating the need for special card readers or docking stations. When connected to the rear of the monitor, the SpeedDrive's USB 3.0 interface automatically switches to a SATA interface. Users can remove it from the back of a PIX-E and plug it directly into any USB computer port to transfer data at USB 3.0 rates.

When incorporating the PIX-LR accessory, users are afforded greater functionality and usability in the field. The PIX-LR audio interface brings higher-quality audio to the monitor with two XLR inputs and outputs, featuring Sound Devices-caliber mic preamps, accurate LED metering, and dedicated transport and gain controls.

As an early adopter of the product, renowned Director of Photography Art Adams, has put the PIX-E5 monitor to the test and is impressed with its construction and durability.

"These monitors are built to take abuse," he says. "When I hold a PIX-E in my hand it feels solid. I think I could use a PIX-E to build a house without a hammer. That's the build quality I want in my on-set tools."

Video Devices built the PIX-E recording monitors in die-cast metal housings with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 2. The high-resolution monitors are available as 1920x1080 (PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H) or 1920x1200 (PIX-E7) LCD displays, which are color-accurate and sunlight-viewable.

Image: PIX-E5H with PIX-LR on camera.

www.sounddevices.com

www.videodevices.com

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