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Header image for article At the Bench: Video Devices PIX-E5 Monitor/Recorder

At the Bench: Video Devices PIX-E5 Monitor/Recorder


At NAB this year, we were able to get a peek at the new Video Devices PIX-E5. The folks at Video Devices like to say that it's "a monitor that happens to record," which is certainly an understatement.

The PIX-E5 is indeed an impressive monitor -- it has 1920x1080 resolution and provides 3G HD-SDI as well as HDMI input and output. In addition, it records ProRes files up to 4444 XQ 12-bit files. The monitor layout has also been designed so that the tools you need most for evaluating exposure and focus are easily accessible. For anyone who has used a PIX recorder before, the PIX-E5's internal menu structure will be very familiar. A unique feature of the PIX-E5 is its use of Speed Drives for recording media. Speed Drives are mSATA drives in an enclosure that uses USB 3 to plug into your computer, making offloads fast and easy. In my video above, I will take you on a short tour of the PIX-E5 and highlight more of its features.

Ian McCausland
Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA


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