The complete line of portable PIX-E 4K recording field monitors and accessories is making its European debut. Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, is showing the range, which includes two five-inch models, PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, as well as the seven-inch PIX-E7.
Video Devices is also highlighting several PIX-E accessories, including its PIX-LR audio interface and the SpeedDrive recording and file-delivery enclosure.
The company said the PIX-E Series was designed to cater to the diverse needs of a range of production professionals – from camera operators to video assist technicians. It is equipped with a suite of precision monitoring tools, plus the ability to record 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ edit-ready files to non-proprietary affordable mSATA-based SpeedDrives.
The five-inch models are best utilised for smaller format DSLRs, while the seven-inch model is ideally suited for larger cameras. Both the PIX-E5 and PIX-E7 models have SDI and HDMI I/O, while the PIX-E5H has HDMI I/O only.
SpeedDrive is a unique 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 simply unplug it from the back of PIX-E and plug it into any USB computer port to transfer data at very fast 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 high-quality audio to the monitor with two XLR inputs and outputs, featuring Sound Devices-calibre mic preamps, accurate LED metering, and dedicated transport and gain controls.