Video Devices PIX 270i Video Deck with 1TB Drive/Storage – Used

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Video Devices PIX 270i Video Deck with 1TB Drive/Storage – Used

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The PIX 270i is a cost-effective, file-based video deck with an audio-only mode, designed for fast-paced studio, live event, and mobile productions. Its feature-rich expandability makes it an ideal AV solution for large-scale, multi-cam workflows or double-system sound applications. Whether used for capturing multiple camera ISO feeds at a sports stadium or recording numerous audio tracks at a live concert, its half-rack, 2U size makes it the perfect alternative to bulkier, complex video servers.

Compact, Scalable System

With its network connectivity and built-in multi-unit synchronization, PIX 270i recorders can be interconnected over Ethernet for simultaneous, frame-accurate recording and playback. Any number of units can be grouped and controlled as a single system from either the hardware or from the built-in web based control panel.

Trusted Reliability

With live events, there is no second chance to capture the moment. The PIX 270i records, simultaneously or sequentially, on up to four removable solid state drives for instant deliverables and backups. Files from PIX 270i are ready for input directly into popular editing programs including Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro.  With PowerSafe and FileSafe technology, vital recordings are further protected in the event of inadvertent power loss or drive removal.

Superior Accuracy

Ensure video and audio synchronization with the PIX 270i’s input delay functionality and comprehensive Ambient timecode generator/reader. Also, with the deck’s builtin video monitor (a 5-inch IPS color display), you can be confident the signal arriving at the device is 100% accurate.

Key Features

Built-In Redundancy

• Simultaneous multi-drive recording for redundancy and backup; up to four solid state drives
• PowerSafe™ provides 10-second power reserve for safe shutdown in the event of complete power loss
• FileSafe™ automatically detects and recovers files that have not been finalized
• Redundant 4-pin XLR power connections

Recording Capabilities

• Edit-ready Apple®ProRes or Avid®NxHD; up to Apple ProRes 4444 at 330 Mb/s and Avid DNxHD codecs up to 220 Mb/s. Proxy rates of 36 Mb/s also available
• 12-bit 4:4:4, 3G-SDI I/O
• Access and transfer files over Ethernet
• Networkable, for group control of multiple decks; external control via RS-422 or via embedded web control panel
• Frame synchronized recording & playback Audio Capabilities
• 64 channels of MADI and Dante audio I/O for large-scale audio systems
• Eight channels of both AES digital and analog audio
• 16 channels of embossed SDI audio


SDI Input & Output
4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit, 3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI, Output 4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit 3G-SDI (level A), HD-SDI, or SDI, SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 372, 424, 425.
Input v1.4a, 4:4:4 or 4:2:2, RGB or YCbCr, 10 or 8-bit, HDCP-enabled, Output v1.3, 4:2:2 8-bit, RGB and YCbCr.
Video Input Resolutions / Rates
  • 1080p23.976/24/25/29.97/30.
  • 1080i50/59.94/60.
  • 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30.
  • 720p23.976/24/25/29.97/30 (SDI Only).
  • 720p50/59.94/60
Codecs and File Formats
  • Apple ProRes 4444, 330 Mb/s, 12-bit and Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit.
  • Avid DNxHD 36, 145, 220 and 220x.
  • Broadcast Wave (.WAV) monophonic and polyphonic audio only (with embedded iXML, bEXT).
  • exFAT file system.
  • Audio Only Mode: 16 & 24 bit PCM Brodcast Wave (.WAV) files.
Up/Down/Cross Conversion
480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p to 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, anamorphic conversion.
Frame Rate Conversion
Conversion between 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 30, 50, 60, automatic 3:2 pull-down removal in 23.976 and 24 frame modes, other pull-down cadences include 2:2:2:4, 2:3:3:2, 3:2:3:2:2, and 2:2.
Audio Recording
  • 64 channels record/playback @ 48.048 kHz sample rate and lower, 32 channels record/playback @ 88.2 kHz sample rate and higher (audio only mode).
  • Simultaneous Analog, AES/EBU, HDMI, SDI, Dante, or MADI, selectable per channel.
LCD Display
5-inch LCD – IPS (In-Plane Switching), glossy, 800×480 pixel LCD display, ultra-wide viewing angle and high color accuracy.
Analog Audio
  • 8 balanced, line-level I/O on DB-25, ch1, 2 also on XLR Freq. Res of 10 Hz-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz; THD + Noise: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz), fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold, line output clipping level: +18dB, output attenuation 0-20 dB, 1 dB increments.
  • Front-panel headphone, 1/4” with gain control.
Digital Audio
  • 24-bit at SR of 44.1 kHz, 47.0952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k sample rates with SRC at input.
  • AES/EBU: 8 channels in and out via DB-25, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p.
  • HDMI: 8 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output.
  • SDI: 16 channels embedded SDI input and output.
  • Dante – 64 channels input and output.
  • MADI BNC: 1 in, 1 out, 75 ohm.
  • MADI Optical: 1 in, 1 out, multi-mode.
  • MADI Sample rates: 96k, 88.2k, 48k, 44.1k, built-in SRC when Sync Source <> MADI.
  • MADI Channels: 64 or 56, varispeed not supported.
File Storage
  • PIX-Caddy 2 mounted drives: two, front-mounted Sound Devices approved 2.5-inch drives, such as the PIX-SSD6.
  • eSATAp-connected drives: two, rear panel ports for Sound Devices approved drives, supplies 5V @ 2A.
  • Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume.
  • Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run, External.
  • Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND.
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.2ppm, holds accurate timecode for 2 hours after power is removed.
  • Inputs / Outputs: BNC (LTC input and output), SDI or HDMI.
Sync Output
Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm).
Sync Input
Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm).
  • RS422 Machine control (Sony 9-pin protocol).
  • Ethernet Web-based control of settings and transport.
  • GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector.
  • Keyboard Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.
  • Dual DC power supply 4-pin XLR (pin1 = ground, pin4 = +), 10-27 VDC, 30 watts.
  • PowerSafe™ circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed.
  • Size (H x W x D): 3.3” x 8.6” x 10.3” (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm).
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs.
  • Operating Temperature: -10C to +40C.