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The Sound Devices PIX 240 is a lightweight video recording unit capable of capturing HD video from SDI and HDMI sources ranging from 480p to 1080P. It stores recorded videos onto compact flash cards or removable 2.5″ solid state (SSD) hard drives. The recorded videos can be accessed on computer systems operating on both Windows and Mac OS. In addition, the PIX 240 is capable of recording video in either 10-Bit, 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD, which are ideal for editorial work flows such as on-the-fly color grading, video processing, etc.

Its user-friendly button scheme and side scroll knob allow for efficient navigation through the menu system, making it a perfect recorder for productions of all kinds.

It can be powered using a external DC power cord that is included (10-18V) or two Sony L-type batteries. It also acts as a charger for the inserted batteries, when the recorder is not in use and plugged into an external power supply. It is compatible with an external audio mixer or digital audio recorder which extends the flexibility of the recorder’s on-board inputs and enhances audio input/output control.

We currently have our Sound Devices PIX 240 Recorder on the latest Aurora firmware, and the recording deck comes complete with (2) 240GB SSDs and their attached multi-connection PIX caddies. Our kit also includes a lightweight sun shield, (2) P-tap power cables, an AC power supply, an Israeli arm, an instruction manual and hard Pelican case.


Technical Specifications and Features

  • Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codec at multiple data rates
  • Quicktime file type
  • 10-bit input video resolution
  • Ultra low-noise (-128 dBu) mic pre amps with phantom, limiters, line input
  • CompactFlash or Removable 2.5″ solid state hard drives store files with media spanning
  • High-accuracy built-in time code generator and genlock capability
  • 5 inch, matte finish 800×480 pixel display
  • Large, illuminated, tactile buttons for fast and simple menu control
  • Simultaneous HDMI and HD-SDI output
  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion of 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • 336-core, 32-bit massively parallel processor with 1.2 TeraOps for efficient video recording
  • 10-18 VDC and dual Sony L-series battery powering
  • Metalized, molded carbon fiber chassis
  • Size: 5.5″(H) x 4.0″(W) x 2.4″(D) (14cm x 10.2cm x 6.1cm)
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs
  • Operating Temperature: -10°C to +40°C
  • Power: 4-pin Hirose, 10-18 VDC pin-1 (-) pon-4 (+)
  • SDI Input & Output: 4:4:4 or 4:2:2; 12, 10, or 8-bit
  • Input: 3G-SDI (Levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI
  • Output: 3G-SDI (Level A), HD-SDI, or SDI
  • SMPTE 12M-1, 12M-2, 125M, 259M, 272M, 291M, 292, 296M, 299, 352M, 372, 424, 425
  • HDMI I/O: 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: 1080p 23.976/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080i 50/59.94/60
  • 1080PsF 23.976/24/25/29.97/30
  • 720p 50/59.94/60
  • 576i 50 (PAL)
  • 480i 59.94 (NTSC)
  • Video Codecs and File Types: Apple ProRes 4444, 330 Mb/s, 12-bit, Apple ProRes 36, 100, 145, 220 Mb/s, 8 and 10-bit, Avid DNxHD 36, 145, 220 and 220x
  • Quicktime wrapper (.MOV), UDF File System
  • Frame Rate Conversion: 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 to 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 23.976, 29.97, 59.94 to 23.976, 29.97, 59.94, 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
  • Hardware based, 10-bit
  • Timecode: Modes Supported: Freerun, Record run, External
  • Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
  • Inputs: / Outputs: BNC (LTC input and output), SDI or HDMI (Sony protocol), LEMO 5-pin