New 4K plus H.264 recording for PIX-E

Sound Devices PIX-E
Neal Romanek
Acquisition
July 21st 2016 at 10:14AM : By Neal Romanek

Sound Devices new recording monitor records ProRes and H.264 simultaneously

New recording capabilities for the PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors are making their international debut at IBC2016.

Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, said that its PIX-E Series of monitors now feature an H.264 codec, with the capability for simultaneously recording an edit-ready Apple ProRes file and a more compact H.264 MP4 file. These new features are available as a free download for PIX-E owners, said the company.

With the addition of H.264, an applied LUT is baked into the H.264 .mp4 file and saved via SD card. The master ProRes 4K file is saved to the Video Devices’ SpeedDrive without an applied LUT. This would be ideal for users who want to simultaneously record a full dynamic range, log-encoded ProRes master file for the edit suite and a REC709 H.264 file suitable for client viewing, said the company.

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