Sound Devices announced its latest upgrade to the PIX 240 and PIX 240i Production Video Recorders. This new update, available for all PIX customers free of charge, offers Apple ProRes 4444 recording from video sources over 3G-SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr). Recording 4:4:4 offers productions better color precision for applications in chroma-keying, color-grading and multi-generational editing.
PIX 240 and 240i users now have the ability to record Apple ProRes 4444, which offers impressive quality with 4:4:4 sources and workflows involving alpha channel transparency. Popular cameras with 4:4:4 capable outputs include the ARRI Alexa, Canon C500 and Sony F3.
“Sound Devices is pleased to announce this latest firmware update, which brings Apple ProRes 4444 recording over 3G-SDI to the PIX 240 and 240i,” said Paul Isaacs, technical development manager, sound devices. “The additional color accuracy available in a 4:4:4 environment reinforces that the PIX recorder is a master-grade production recorder suitable for the most demanding production applications.”
Additional features available in this latest v.3.0 firmware update include time-code and recording status displays on the SDI and HDMI outputs, up to 500 ms of audio delay to compensate for multi-device picture delay, and selectable 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video output independent from the source material.