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Video Devices PIX-E5H 5” 4K Monitor / Recorder

Video Devices
Abel Code: SD-PIX-E5H
Mfr. Code: PIX-E5H
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
The 5" on-board Video Devices PIX-E5H is a 1920x1080 Monitor / Recorder with HDMI Inputs and Outputs. It supports Apple ProRes HQ and H.264. A color-accurate, sunlight-viewable, camera-mounted monitor and recorder with 500nits and a 441 ppi LCD display.
Key Highlights
  • Record DCI 4K up to 30fps
  • Capture 1080p up to 120fps
  • Simultaneous 4K ProRes & 19080p H.264


The PIX-E5H Series of camera-mounted recording monitors, such as this 5" Video Devices PIX-E5H 5” 4K Monitor / Recorder, features a 1920x1080 LCD display with a full suite of precision monitoring tools, SDI and HDMI I/O, plus the ability to record 4K and 10-bit Apple ProRes 4444 XQ edit-ready files and H.264 codec to affordable mSATA-based SpeedDrives.

This Full HD monitor/recorder features 4K to HD downscaling, a virtually indestructable Gorilla Glass 2 viewing display, plus Video Assist Playback Tools. Interface includes real buttons for fast tactile control and a robust die-cast metal chassis for long-term durability in the field.

LCD - Detail, Accuracy, Brightness

Discerning cinematographers and videographers need high-resolution, color-accurate, sunlight-viewable monitoring with a wide angle of view. The PIX-E5H monitor excels in all those aspects with IPS, 500 nit, and a 1920x1080 (5-inch) LCD display.

PIX-Assist Monitoring Tools & Scopes

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


It's never been faster to zoom in and check focus. TapZoom provides instant 2x or 4x zoom to where 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 the ideal tool for quickly checking focus when an actor lands short or overruns a mark.

Video Assist Playback Tools

Add delete and locate cue markers

Playback modes: single file, entire file list, custom play list, and more.

Looping: a file, a play list, or regions between cues

Outstanding Recording Capabilities

The 4K-compatible PIX-E5H offers a range of Apple ProRes codecs from ProRes Proxy to 422 HQ. These codecs are designed to preserve the detail in wide dynamic range imagery captured by today's high performance digital image sensors.

PIX-E5H can record 4K up to 30 fps, UHD up to 30 fps and 1080p or 720p up to 120 fps.

The PIX-E5H 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-E records to the affordable, super fast SpeedDrive, an industry standard mSATA drive contained within a custom-designed enclosure. 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 touchscreen and others by real buttons. PIX-E5H 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 their compact, die-cast metal chassis, nutted connectors, and an LCD protected by scratch-resistant and optically-bonded Gorilla Glass 2, the PIX-E field recording monitors are designed to withstand the most extreme and demanding production environments. The PIX-E5H 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 become depleted or removed.

Camera Integration

Video Devices provided these convenient Best Practices for Camera Integration documents as a quick-reference resouces for how to best setup your camera when integrating with the PIX-E5H Monitor / Recorder.

NOTE: Media and optional acessories are sold separately.

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • USB Cable
  • AC to DC Power Supply (100-240 V)
  • Video Devices PIX-E5H 5” 4K Monitor / Recorder


Key Highlights

  • Record DCI 4K up to 30fps
  • Capture 1080p up to 120fps
  • Simultaneous 4K ProRes & 19080p H.264
  • Accepts mSATA SpeedDrive Media
  • Analog audio output
  • Touchscreen display with buttons
  • Full suite of tools & scopes


Output Connector/Port:
1 x HDMI - NOTE: 4K video will be down converted to 1080p at output
Input Connector/Port:
1 x HDMI - Video

Inputs & Outputs

Timecode In/Out:
HDMI - Record run and Time of Day supported, also accepts start/stop control
Audio I/O:
2 x Audio Input - 3.5 mm unbalanced line level (analog in)
1 x Audio Output - 3.5 mm headphone


Bit Depth:
Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under
Monitor Brightness:
Monitor Type:
Display Functions:
Anamorphic - Desqueeze: Sensor Ratio (4x3, 16x9/17x9), Lens Ratio (1.33x, 1.5x, 2x)
Frame Guides - Guide Marker
Four-Way Monitoring - (Video Feed, Histogram, Vectorscope, Waveform Monitor)
RGB Parade
Image Overlay
Zoom - TapZoom (2x, 4x)
Waveform - Waveform Monitor Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade)
Zebra - Zebras 1, Zebras 2
Histogram - Histogram Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade)


Power Input:
DC - 10 to 34 V DC


Recorder Channel Count:
More than 3 Channels - 6 maximum audio tracks


Recording Resolution:
HD - 1920x1080 - (720p, 1080i, 1080p): up to 120 fps
UHD 4K 16:9 - (3840 x 2160): up to 30 fps
DCI 4K - (4096 x 2160): up to 30 fps
Recording Format:
Apple ProRes 442 HQ
H.264 - (VBR ~ 10 Mb/s)
Simultaneous Recording:
Yes - Simultaneous 4K ProRes (MOV) and 1080p H.264 (MP4)

Recording / Media

Media Type:


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2.95 lb
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