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Video Devices PIX 270i Rackmount Video Recorder | Player

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Video Devices PIX 270i Rackmount Video Recorder | Player


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Featured Highlights:

  • SD/HD/3G-SDI & HDMI In/Out

  • Up to 12-bit 4:4:4 I/O over 3G-SDI

  • Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD Codecs

  • 5" IPS 800x480 Display

  • Multi-Unit Frame Sync

  • Two 2.5" SSDs Slots & Two eSATA Ports

  • Sequential or Simultaneous Recording

  • Access and Transfer Files over Ethernet

  • 64-Channel MADI Audio & Dante Audio I/O

  • Analog, AES/EBU, and Embedded Audio



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The Video Devices PIX 270i Video Recorder & Network Connected Video Deck is a file-based video recorder featuring 3G-SDI and HDMI video inputs and outputs. It records edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files and allows sequential or simultaneous recording to up to four Sound Devices-approved SSDs. A built-in scaler will let you perform up, down, and cross conversion, pulldown removal, and aspect ratio conversions between HD and SD.


Extensive network connectivity and multi-unit synchronization supports grouping multiple PIX recorders over Ethernet for simultaneous frame-accurate multicam recording and playback. The PIX 270i can group with other PIX 270i recorders, as well as PIX 260i, with all of the recorders functioning as a single system. The grouped recorders can be controlled two ways: directly through the PIX hardware interface or via a browser accessing the embedded built-in web-based control panel.

SDI Input 1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI

4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit, 3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI
SDI Output 1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI

4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit 3G-SDI (level A), HD-SDI, or SDI
SDI Standards SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 372, 424, 425
HDMI Input 1 x HDMI 1.4a

4:4:4 or 4:2:2, RGB or YCbCr, 10 or 8-bit, HDCP-enabled
HDMI Output 1 x HDMI 1.3a

4:2:2 8-bit, RGB and YCbCr
Video Input Resolutions / Rates 480i 59.94 (NTSC)
576i50 (PAL)
720p 23.976/24/25/29.97/30 (SDI only)
720p 50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60
1080PsF 23.976/24/25/29.97/30
1080p 23.976/24/25/29.97/30
Video Codecs and Files Apple ProRess 4444 12-bit
Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 MB/s, 8-bit and 10-bit
Avid DNxHD 36, 100, 145, 220 MB/s, 8-bit and 10-bit
Quicktime wrapper (.MOV)
Broadcast Wave (.WAV) monophonic and polyphonic audio only (with embedded iXML, bEXT)
exFAT file system
Up/Down/Cross Conversion 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p to 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 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 at 48.048 kHz sample rate and lower
32 channels record/playback at 88.2 kHz sample rate and higher (audio only mode)
Simultaneous Analog, AES/EBU, HDMI, SDI, Dante, or MADI, selectable per channel
Display 5" IPS LCD, glossy
800 x 480 resolution
Analog Audio 8 x Balanced, line-level inputs on DB-25
8 x Balanced, line-level outputs on DB-25
2 x Balanced XLR, line-level inputs
2 x Balanced XLR, line-level outputs

Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz
THD + Noise: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Input and output topology: Fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold
Line output clipping level: +18 dBu
Output attenuation: 0 to 20 dB, 1 dB increments
Front-panel headphone, 1/4" with gain control
Digital Audio AES/EBU: 8 channels in/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: 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz, built-in SRC when Sync Source is set to MADI
MADI Channels: 64 or 56, varispeed not supported

Sampling rate / bit depth: 24-bit at 44.1, 47.0952, 48, 48.048, or 88.2 kHz 
Accepts 32, 44.1, 48, 96, and 192 kHz sample rates with SRC at input
File Storage 2 x front-mounted, Sound Devices approved 2.5" drives (via PIX-CADDY 2 drive mount) 
2 x eSATAp ports in rear for Sound Devices approved drives, supplies 5 VDC @ 2A Ethernet file transfer via SMB/CIFS volume

Approved Media List:

2.5" Solid State Drives
  • Sound Devices PIX-SSD6
  • Intel 520 SSD / PIX-SSD5 ONLY when running Intel's updated firmware revision 401i. 240 GB and 480 GB capacities (note that this mechanism requires a PIX-SHIM2 for raw Intel 520 drives for proper fit in the PIX-CADDY)
  • Samsung 830 Series - the 256 GB model was offered as the Sound Devices PIX-SSD3
  • Corsair Force GT 240 GB (SATA 3)
  • SanDisk Extreme 240 GB (SATA 3)
  • SanDisk Extreme II: 240 GB and 480 GB solid state drives
  • SanDisk Ultra 240 GB drive - this was offered as the Sound Devices PIX-SSD2
  • SanDisk Ultra solid state drives
  • OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD: 240 GB and 480 GB
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD: 480 GB
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD: 240 GB firmware less than V5.02 (firmware 5.0.2 or later has compatibility issues and is not supported)

2.5" Mechanical Drives

Approved mechanical drives are recommended for use only in stationary applications. Excessive vibration or motion may cause data corruption.

  • New - HGST Travelstar 7K1000, 1TB, 2.5" mechanical drive
  • Hitachi 5K500B
  • Western Digital WD5000BPKT

External eSATA Enclosures (For use with approved 2.5" drives)

  • G-Technology G-DRIVE(Gen4), using the Oxford 934DSB chipset
  • LaCie ruggedXL 2TB eSATA 3Gb/s USB 2.0
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini 1TB
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini 500 GB
Timecode Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run, External
Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Accuracy: +/- 0.2 ppm, holds accurate time code for two 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)
Control 1 x RS422 Machine control (Sony 9-pin protocol)
1 x RJ-45, Ethernet Web-based control of settings and transport
1 x GPIO remote, Phoenix 10-pin
Front-panel USB host; keyboards without hubs acceptable
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Power 2 x 4-pin XLR, pin-1 (-) pin-4 (+), 10-27 VDC, 30 W
PowerSafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.3 x 8.6 x 10.3" (8.4 x 21.8 x 26.2 cm)
Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
Video Devices PIX 270i Rackmount Video Recorder | Player

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