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Firmware Update For Pix-E Series

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An update has been announced for the PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors.

The Firmware Version 1.30 offers an increased anamorphic desqueeze feature set, an LCD Orientation menu to allow for more positioning flexibility, and enhanced false colour capabilities. 6G-SDI has also been expanded to include support of 4K over single SDI cable for ARRI AMIRA cameras. The previous firmware had this feature for Blackmagic URSA cameras. In addition, the latest release has the ability to send timecode over SDI out.

Firmware v1.30 expands the PIX-E Series' anamorphic desqueeze feature set, including options for sensor ratio, lens ratio, and display format; while the new LCD Orientation sub-menu enables users of all cameras to have the ability to mirror and flip the on-screen display to operate a PIX-E monitor from various mounting positions.

Other upgrades include an improved False Color menu with additional options, including individual key selection to indicate IRE threshold colour levels, and the ability to display false colour scales on screen. A new System/Screen Saver sub-menu lets users configure the activation timer for a new screensaver, which helps protect the integrity of the monitor's LCD. Users can also capture screenshots as JPG or PNG still images.

The PIX-E Series firmware v1.30 is available for download here.

Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices, said: "Since we first launched the PIX-E5 last year, we've been committed to enhancing the feature set of the PIX-E Series for our users through regular firmware updates. Our company is customer-focused, so we create products best suited to help our users succeed. As a result, we continually listen to our customers and fine tune our products to ensure that they continue to meet the industry's specific and evolving needs."

Image: The new False Color menu with additional options.


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