Video Devices will demo a new set of PIX-E Series 4K recording field monitors and accessories at InfoComm 2016 (Booth C6443). Video Devices will show two new features including an integrated H.264 codec and the ability to simultaneously recording and edit-ready Apple ProRes file and a much smaller size H.264 MP4 file.
Universally supported for viewing on PCs, Macs and browsers, Video Devices says the H.264 codec offers a good balance between compression and quality to reach low data rates and small file sizes. As a result, it is commonly used for web streaming and long duration recording. The codec also makes for faster file uploads and easier emailing of recorded files. While the PIX-E Series has always featured the full-range of ProRes codecs — from proxy up to 4444 XQ — these upcoming features will let end users simultaneously record an H.264 MP4 file and a ProRes MOV file. While recording 4K in ProRes, the PIX-E will automatically scale the 4K to 1080p for recording H.264, thereby reducing its file size even further. Both recordings will also include audio — up to eight channels with ProRes and two channels with H.264.
The PIX-E Series includes two five-inch models, PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, as well as the seven-inch PIX-E7. The PIX-E5H features HDMI I/O only, while both the PIX-E5 and PIX-E7 monitors have SDI and HDMI I/O.