Sound Devices has just introduced two new video field recorders at NAB 2011 – the company is well-known for their audio field recorders, so this announcement is especially exciting. The PIX220 and PIX240 are 10-bit solid state recorders that will record to compact flash cards or 2.5″ SSDs as Apple ProRes 422 and, optionally, as Avid DNxHD files. The PIX240 has HDMI, as well as HD/SDI inputs and outputs. It also includes an Ambient timecode generator and reader, along with an eSATAp connector to record to large eSATA drives. The PIX220 is HDMI in/out only, but shares most of the feature set of the PIX240 – a 5-inch 800×480 monitor, dual XLR inputs, AES3 digital audio inputs, and built-in video scalers (including 3:2 pulldown removal) are among the included features.
The PIX220 has a list price of $1749, and the PIX240 lists at $2895. Both units are expected to ship by July 2011, and we’ll be sure to do a full review once we can get our hands on them, so stay tuned!