19th September 2011
One of the cooler things in the world of external recorders at the moment is the impending arrival of the Sound Devices Pix recorders. At IBC we got a chance to get our hands on the Pix 220 and 240 recorders and get a feel for one of those most flexible external records around.
You can see a full description of the Pix series capabilities here: https://www.prokit.com/index.php?view=product&product=Sound-Devices-PIX-Recorder
Here are a few of the features we learnt of at IBC:
- Uses the same Pre-Amp as the Sound Devices “7” series audio recorders
- The unit can act as a Timecode Lock-It box
- Built in L-series battery mounts, with power consumption of 15-20w in standby mode (that means 7 hours on standby from 2 x Sony NPF-970 batteries)
- Uses a UDF files structure and therefore has no maximum file size: no more joining of 2-4GB videos chunks.
We expect the Pix recorders to be coming into stock in 3-4 weeks.