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Sound Devices: New recorders pioneer rebrand

A range of rack-mounted, network-connected video recorders are making their IBC debut, under the new brand of Video Devices.

The network-connected PIX 270i and PIX 250i video decks offer tapeless, file-based recording and playback with the ability to control and transfer high-quality files over Ethernet.

They are the first to be branded as Video Devices, a new line encompassing all video-related products by Sound Devices. Existing products will be rebranded, including the PIX 220i and PIX 240i recorders, and future video products will also be branded Video Devices.

“While production sound equipment is our foundation, and we continue to develop new audio gear, video production has become increasingly important for us,” said Sound Devices president, Matt Anderson. “We are excited to highlight this new brand to the international broadcast community, in addition to our range of audio gear, at IBC2014.”

The PIX 270i and PIX 250i units record Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files and allow simultaneous multiple-drive recording. Redundancy and backup capabilities include four drives for PIX 270i and two drives for 250i. Audio capabilities include the PIX 250i’s 16 tracks of audio and 64 channels of both MADI audio and Dante audio-over-Ethernet for PIX 270i, which the company claims is a world’s first for a video deck.