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Video Devices PIX-E5 Monitor / Recorder

Video Devices
Abel Code: SD-PIX-E5
Mfr. Code: PIX-E5
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Camera-mounted recording monitor featuring a 5”, Full HD LCD, precision monitoring tools, SDI & HDMI input/output, and both 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ edit-ready recording to affordable mSATA-based SpeedDrives.
Key Highlights
  • 5” Full HD LCD
  • SDI & HDMI input/output
  • 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ recording


The Video Devices PIX-E5 Monitor / Recorder is a camera-mounted recording monitor that features a 5”, 1920 x 1080 LCD, a full suite of precision monitoring tools, SDI and HDMI input/output, and the capability to record 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ edit-ready files to affordable mSATA-based SpeedDrives (sold separately).


LCD - Detail, Accuracy, Brightness

Discerning cinematographers and videographers need high-resolution, color-accurate, sunlight-viewable monitoring with a wide angle of view. PIX-E Series monitors excel in all those aspects with their IPS, 500nit, 1920 x 1080 (5”) displays. 

PIX-Assist Monitoring Tools & Scopes

Waveform Monitor, Vectorscope, Histogram, TapZoom, Peaking, Zebras, False Color, Frame Markers, Four Way View and LUTs. 


TapZoom provides instant 2x or 4x zoom wherever you tap on the touchscreen. Tap again to zoom out. Once zoomed in, tap on the screen in the direction of a moving subject to keep it centered. This is an ideal tool for quickly checking focus when an actor lands short or overshoots a mark. 

Outstanding Recording Capabilities

The 4K-compatible PIX-E Series is the first on-camera monitor line to offer the full range of Apple ProRes codecs, including the highest quality Apple ProRes 4444 XQ*. This 12-bit codec is designed to preserve detail in wide dynamic range imagery captured by today's high performance digital imaging sensors. PIX-E can record 4K up to 24fps, UHD up to 30fps and 1080p or 720p up to 60fps.

*Available only on the PIX-E5 and PIX-E7 models. 

SpeedDrive Recording and File Delivery

The PIX-E5 records to the fast and affordable SpeedDrive, an industry standard mSATA drive contained within a custom-designed enclosure. The SpeedDrive, which plugs directly into the PIX-E5, 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 (sold separately): a 240GB SpeedDrive and an Enclosure-Only version that allows the user to choose and easily fit any size mSATA drive. mSATA drives are available in sizes ranging from 128GB to 1TB.

Versatile User Interface

Some functions are better controlled via touchscreen 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. 

Mechanical Construction and Powering

With its 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 monitor is designed to withstand the most extreme and demanding production environments. The PIX-E5 monitor is powered by external DC (10-34V) or dual L-mount Sony batteries, with powering seamlessly switching from one source to another should one battery become depleted or removed (this enables hot-swapping of batteries).

What's in the Box

  • PIX-E5 Quick Start Guide
  • USB Boot Cable
  • PIX-E PSU (Power Supply Unit)
  • Video Devices PIX-E5 Monitor / Recorder
  • Product Registration Card


Key Highlights

  • 5” Full HD LCD
  • SDI & HDMI input/output
  • 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ recording
  • Uses mSATA-based SpeedDrives

Inputs & Outputs

Timecode In/Out:
Embedded TC - SDI (BNC), HDMI, and LTC (Line In 1 & 2)
TC Out - SDI
Audio I/O:
Audio Input - Digital: 8-channel SDI embedded audio, 2-channel HDMI embedded audio
1 x Audio Output - 3.5mm headphone out


Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080 (Full HD) - 441 ppi IPS panel
Monitor Input:
1 x 6G-SDI
1 x HDMI
Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under - 5"
Monitor Features:
Automatic 4K to 1080p Scaling for H.264
3:2 Pulldown
PsF to P
4K Input to Output Scaling
Monitor Brightness:
Monitor Type:
Recorder & Monitor:
Monitor Options:
Display Functions:
Zebra - Zebras 1, Zebras 2
Waveform - Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade)
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)
False Color - 4-step, 12-step
Camera LUT - S-Log 2 & 3, Canon® Log, V-Log, custom LUTs (16x16x16, 17x17x17, 32x32x32 or 33x33x33 .cube)
Zoom - TapZoom™: 2x, 4x


Power Input:
DC - 10-34V


Media Rec Options:
SD Card
SSD - SpeedDrive slot
Recorder Options:
Remote Start/Stop - SDI/HDMI flags
Recorder Channel Count:
More than 3 Channels - Max Number ofTracks: 8


8 in
4.5 in
8.85 in
2.85 lb
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