Video Devices, a division of Sound Devices has announced their new PIX-E5 Compact 4K Recording Monitor is now shipping along with its SpeedDrive a recording and file-delivery accessory. With an MSRP of $1,395.00US the five-inch, 1920-x1080-resolution unit comes with a full suite of monitoring tools, SDI and HDMI I/O, plus the ability to record 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ as edit-ready files to affordable USB3-based SpeedDrives with mSATA solid-state drives.
Monitoring tools include TapZoom™, for focusing speed, false colors and zebras to help set exposure, guide markers for framing, and a range of scopes, including waveform, histogram, and vectorscope. The monitor features compact, die-cast metal housings and an LCD display protected by Gorilla® Glass 2.
SpeedDrive is a unique accessory that connects to the rear of the monitor with a USB 3.0 interface which automatically switches to SATA for continuous, high-data-rate 4K video. An added advantage of SpeedDrive is that when a user is finished recording, no special card reader or docking station is needed. Users can simply unplug it from the back of PIX-E and plug it into any USB computer port to transfer data at very fast USB 3.0 rates. Two SpeedDrive options are available: a 240 GB SpeedDrive (mSATA drive in the enclosure) or an enclosure-only version that allows the user to choose any approved, third-party 128-GB to 1-TB mSATA drive.