Video Devices PIX-E5 - 5-inch 4K Video Recording Monitor
- Full HD 1920x1080, Ultra-Bright 500 nit IPS Touch Screen with 441 ppi resolution
- TapZoom™ for Rapid Focus at 2x or 4x zoom anywhere in frame
- PIX-Assist™ Monitoring Tools (waveform, vectorscope, histogram, false color, zebras, focus peaking)
- Custom LUTs for Log shooting
- 4K DCI (4096x2160) and UHD (3840x2160) Recording up to 30 fps
- 1080p and 720p Recroding up to 120 fps
- Apple ProRes recording - 422 Proxy up to 4444 XQ, 12-Bit
- Simultaneous H.264 MP4 recording to SD card
- Real Buttons for Fast Tactile Control
- Robust Die-Cast Metal Chassis
- Virtually Indestructible Gorilla® Glass 2
- HDMI/SDI Cross-Conversion 4K to HD Downscaling
- 8 Channel audio and compatibility with PIX-LR for XLR input/output
LCD - Detail, Accuracy, Brightness
Discerning cinematographers and videographers need high-resolution, color-accurate, sunlight-viewable monitoring with a wide angle of view.
The PIX-E5 monitors excel in all those aspects with their IPS, 500 nit, 1920x1080, 441 ppi LCD displays.
PIX-Assist™ Monitoring Tools & Scopes
- Waveform Monitor
- False Colors
- Frame Markers
- Four Way View
It has never been faster to zoom in and check focus!
TapZoom provides instant 2x or 4x zoom to where you tap on the touch screen. Tap again to zoom out.
Once zoomed in, tap on the screen in the direction of a moving subject to keep it centered - the perfect tool for quickly checking focus when an actor lands short or overruns a mark.
Outstanding Recording Capabilities
The 4K-compatible PIX-E5 offers the full range of Apple ProRes codecs including the highest quality Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. This is a 12-bit codec designed to preserve the detail in wide dynamic range imagery captured by today's high performance digital image sensors.
PIX-E5 can record 4K up to 30 fps, UHD up to 30 fps and 1080p or 720p up to 120 fps.
The PIX-E5 is also capable of recording H.264, a codec which offers a good balance between compression and quality to reach low data rates and small file sizes, perfect for web streaming, email, and faster file uploads. Like ProRes, H.264 may be recorded to the SpeedDrive, if chosen as the primary codec. Otherwise, end users can enable the monitor's dual codec recording capability, where ProRes is recorded to the SpeedDrive and H.264 is simultaneously recorded to an SD card. While recording 4K in ProRes, the monitor will automatically scale the 4K to 1080p for recording H.264, thereby reducing its file size even further. If a LUT is active, it will be baked into the recorded H.264 file, but will not impact ProRes recordings. This is ideal for when you 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 normal viewing.
SpeedDrive™ Recording and File Delivery
The PIX-E5 records to the innovative, super fast SpeedDrive, a custom-designed enclosure for an industry standard mSATA drive. The SpeedDrive, which plugs directly into the PIX-E, doubles as a USB 3.0 thumb drive for very high speed offload to any computer without the need for a special cable or drive docking station.
Two SpeedDrive options are available, a 240 GB SpeedDrive and an Enclosure-Only version that allows the user to choose and easily fit any size of mSATA drive. mSATA drives are available in sizes ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB.
Best-of-Both-Worlds User Interface
Some functions are better controlled via touch screen and others by real buttons. PIX-E5 incorporates both types of control. The touchscreen is best used when interacting directly with a specific area of the displayed image such as zooming in to a point of interest with TapZoom.
Buttons allow the operator to locate a control without looking and instant tactile response leaves no doubt a function has been activated. Button control is well suited to commands such as 'Record' where failure to activate can be catastrophic.
Mount the PIX-LR audio accessory (not shown) and gain large backlit transport controls, dedicated gain controls, plus two XLR inputs and two XLR outputs, Sound Devices-caliber mic preamps, hyper-accurate LED metering, and more.
Mechanical Construction and Powering
With a compact, die-cast metal chassis, nutted connectors, and an LCD protected by scratch-resistant and optically-bonded Gorilla Glass 2, the PIX-E5 field recording monitors are designed to withstand the most extreme and demanding production environments.
The PIX-E5 is powered by external DC (10-34V) or dual L-mount Sony batteries with powering seamlessly switching from one source to another should one become depleted or removed.
Display LCD Size 5-inch Pixel Dimensions 1920 x 1080 Resolution 441 PPI Luminance (Brightness 500 nit LCD Screen Type IPS LCD Cover Glass Gorilla® Glass 2 PIX-Assist Monitoring Tools TapZoom™ 2x, 4x LUTs S-Log 2 & 3, Canon® Log, V-Log, custom LUTs (16x16x16, 17x17x17, 32x32x32 or 33x33x33 .cube) Peaking Filter Guide Markers False Colors 4-step, 12-step Zebras Zebras 1, Zebras 2 Scopes Waveform Monitor Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade), Vectorscope, Histogram Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade), Four-Way Monitoring (Video Feed, Histogram, Vectorscope, WFM) Anamorphic Desqueeze Sensor Ratio (4x3, 16x9/17x9), Lens Ratio (1.33x, 1.5x, 2x) Recorder 4K (UHD, DCI) Max Resolution/Frame Rate 30 fps HD (1080i, 1080p, 720p) Max Resolution/Frame Rate 120 fps Codec Apple® ProRes Proxy, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 4444 XQ H.264 (VBR ~ 10 Mb/s) File Transfer to Computer via SpeedDrive™ USB 3.0 interface Media SpeedDrive – Enclosure only Compatible with third-party 128 GB to 1 TB mSATA SSDs SD card Video Inputs 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI (level A & B), HDMI Outputs HD-SDI, HDMI PsF to P 3:2 Pulldown Removal 4K Input to Output Scaling Automatic 4K-to-1080p scaling for H.264 Audio Max No. Tracks 8 Analog Inputs 2x unbalanced line, 3.5mm, 2x balanced mic/line, XLR (via optional PIX-LR) Embedded Audio Inputs 8 SDI and 4 HDMI Headphone Output Remote Control & Timecode Record Start/Stop Flags SDI/HDMI Embedded TC SDI (BNC), HDMI, and LTC (Line In 1 & 2) TC Out SDI Powering, Weight, & Dimension Power Source EXT DC (10-34V) (optional) 2x Sony L-mount batteries Weight 1 lb (16 oz) Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.4 in x 3.4 in x 1.6 in (137.1 mm x 86.3 mm x 40.6 mm)
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