PIX 240i
User Guide
Version 3.52
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Manual Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Panel Descriptions
Front Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Top and Bottom Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Right Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Left Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
PIX-CADDY II (Optional). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Powering
Removable Li-Ion Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Li-Ion Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Menu and Navigation
Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Table of Contents
Main View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Video Inputs and Outputs
Video Inputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Video Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Audio Inputs
Analog Audio Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Digital Audio Inputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Input Linking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Choosing Audio Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Input Level Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Input Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Audio Outputs
Analog 5-Pin XLR Output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Embedded Audio on HDMI and SDI . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Headphone Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Video Monitoring Features
Exposure Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Focus Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Flip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Recording
Selecting File Resolution and Frame Rate . . . . . . . 29
Selecting a Video Codec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Interruption of Signal During Recording . . . . . . . . 30
Power Loss During Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Alignment of Audio and Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Video Scaling and Frame Rate Conversion
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3:2 Pulldown Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Up and Down Conversion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Playback
Shuttle Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cue Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Looping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Play List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Playback Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Playing Back Files on a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Synchronization and Timecode
Timecode Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Internal Ambient® Lockit: Timecode Generator with
Sync Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Timecode Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Timecode Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Timecode Input Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Synchronization/Timecode Examples. . . . . . . . . . . 42
External Control
Triggering Recording from External Timecode. . . . 45
Triggering Recording from SDI Flag Bits . . . . . . . . 45
LANC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Switch Contact Closure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
USB Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Storage Devices
Supported Storage Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
PIX-CADDY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
eSATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
File Storage
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Target Storage Device for Recording . . . . . . . . . . . 48
File Management and Metadata
File View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
File Size Limit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
File Naming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Metadata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Transfering Files to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Setup and Firmware
Firmware Update. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Saving and Loading Setup Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Custom Default Settings and Setup Menu Option Visibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Setup Menu Options
File Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Timecode/Sync. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Quick Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Shortcuts
Button Shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Keyboard Shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Connector Pin Assignments
Specifications
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Digital Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Timecode and Sync. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Physical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Declaration of Conformity
Software License
Warranty and Technical Support
Technical Support / Bug Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Table of Contents
Legal Notes
Limitation of Liability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Introduction
The PIX 240i is a highly advanced video recorder which can record digital video signals from SDI
or HDMI sources to an internal 2.5” drive or CompactFlash (CF) card. The PIX 240i can also record
very high quality audio simultaneously with the video to industry-standard QuickTime (.mov) files.
QuickTime files can be edited with all major video editing programs.
The PIX 240i compresses the incoming video signal using the popular Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD
codecs at up to 12 bit, 4:4:4 sampling. Both codecs offer excellent video quality in a “ready to edit”
file, not requiring transcoding while importing video.
The PIX 240i features both SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs and offers a built-in Ambient® Lockit
Timecode Generator/Reader, AES/EBU audio inputs, and provisions to connect to an external,
stand-alone eSATA hard drive.
Manual Conventions
Setup Menu items are indicated with this text: Menu Category  Parameter, where the menu
category is one of the items in the list displayed when the Menu button is pushed, and the parameter
is an item in the list displayed when that category is selected (by pushing in on the Control knob).
Introduction
Terms that refer to specific controls or functions (such as Control knob, Menu Button, Setup Menu,
etc) are capitalized. These terms are described elsewhere in this user guide. (See “Panel Descriptions”,
page 5.)
Blue italicized text references sections of the user guide containing contextually relevant information.
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Panel Descriptions
Front Panel
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1) LCD Display
Displays operating information when the
On-Screen Display (OSD) is active, user
interface, source video, and playback
video. 5-inch display; 800x480 resolution.
(See “On-screen Display”, page 13.)
2) Audio Button
Displays the Audio View. From the Audio
View, all audio inputs levels can be monitored and input levels can be controlled.
3) LCD Button
Toggles the On Screen Display.
4) Menu Button
Displays the Setup Menu.
5) Files Button
Displays the File Browser Screen.
6) Stop Button
Stops an active recording. Also stops
video playback.
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7) Rewind Button
Hold during Playback for 2x reverse playback (Hold for 4 seconds for 16x). Single
press: during playback skips to previous
cue or file beginning; during Pause skips
to previous frame; during Standby skips
to previous file in Take List.
8) Play Button
Plays the most recently recorded file
when pressed. In the File List View, plays
the selected video file from the File List.
Pauses video during playback.
9) Fast-Forward Button
Hold during Playback for 2x forward
playback (Hold for 4 seconds for 16x).
Single press: during playback skips to
next cue or file end; during Pause skips to
next frame; during Standby skips to next
file in Take List.
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10) Record Button
Begins recording. Optional: Splits the
recording and begins writing a new
file when pressed while recording.
(System  Rec Button File Split)
12) Time Code / Charge LED
Flashing green: Accurate timecode is maintained by internal Li-Ion battery.
Flashing amber: battery charging. (Timecode display has precedence)
Alternating Amber / Green: Fault with
internal timecode battery.
Solid Red (when PIX is powered up): Timecode has been reset back to zero and
needs to be re-jammed due to PIX power
being off for more than 2 hours.
11) Power LED
Hold the Menu button down, then press
the Control knob to power on the unit.
Top and Bottom Panel
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Panel Descriptions
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1) CompactFlash Slot
Insert CompactFlash media with the
label-side up. Visit www.videodevices.com/
approved for an up-to-date list of tested
and approved cards.
2) External DC Input (Hirose 4-pin)
Accepts 10–18 volts DC. Hirose 4-pin connector is wired pin-1 negative (-), pin-4
positive (+).Pin-2 (-) and pin-3 (+) must
be connected in parallel to pins 1 and 4
respectively to charge attached Li-ion
batteries. The included XL-WPH3 power
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supply provides positive DC on pins 3
and 4 and negative DC on pins 1 and 2.
3) Audio Output - 5-pin XLR
Two channels of active, balanced, linelevel output. Source selected in the Audio
Menu.
4) Audio Inputs - 3-pin XLR
Active, balanced, analog microphone or
line level inputs. Can be switched to accept AES digital input, channels.
5) Timecode BNC
Selectable timecode input or output.
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7) SDI Input BNC
HD-SDI video input. Accepts 3G-SDI,
HD-SDI, or SD-SDI signal with up to 8
channels of embedded audio.
Configured with Timecode/Sync 
Timecode BNC menu item.
6) Sync Output BNC
Selectable genlock or wordclock output.
Configured with Setup Menu option
Timecode/Sync  Sync Out.
8) SDI Output BNC
HD-SDI video output. Outputs 3G-SDI,
HD-SDI, or SD-SDI signal with up to 8
channels of embedded audio.
Right Panel
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1) Time Code I/O LEMO-5
Time code input and output on 5-pin
LEMO® connector.
2) LANC - 2.5 mm
2.5 mm female connector for a standard
LANC (Control-L) remote. Supports
record start and stop. Can also be configured as a GPIO switch closure and
used to drive an LED for record tally. (See
“LANC”, page 45.)
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6) Control knob
The Control knob can be both turned and
pressed. Use the Control knob to navigate between menu settings and to select
menu items. Pressing during playback
will toggle pause / play. Turning while
playback is paused will step forward or
backward by single frames.
7) Factory Programming Port
Factory use only. No user connection.
3) HDMI Output
Outputs HDMI video with up to 8 channels of embedded audio.
4) HDMI Input
Accepts HDMI (1.4a) signal with two
channels of embedded audio. The PIX
does not record or display content encoded with HDCP copy protection.
5) Keyboard - USB A
USB A female connector to connect a USB
keyboard. Keyboards with integrated
USB hubs are not compatible.
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Left Panel
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Panel Descriptions
1) eSATAp External Drive Connector
Connection for portable, bus-powered
drives. Also compatible with (non-powered) eSATA to connect to large capacity
drives. Visit www.videodevices.com/approved for an up-to-date list of tested and
approved storage devices.
2) Drive Bay
Insert an approved 2.5-in drive mounted
to a PIX-CADDY into the Drive Bay.
When not in use, keep covered with the
supplied rubber grommet. Drives can be
hot-swapped if the drive is not being accessed for recording or playback.
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3) SATA PIX-CADDY Connector
High-reliability eSATAp connection designed to mate with the PIX-CADDY.
4) Headphone Output - 3.5 mm
TRS stereo headphone connector. Can
drive headphones from 8 to 100 ohms
to very high headphone levels. Headphone volume is controlled by holding
down the AUDIO button and turning the
Control knob. Headphone source signal
is changed by holding down the AUDIO
Button and pressing the Control knob.
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Rear Panel
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Panel Descriptions
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1) Battery Mounts
Accepts Sony® InfoLithium L-Series batteries. Also accepts third party batteries
compatible with the Sony mount.
2) Fan
Whisper-quiet, low-speed, single, large
diameter fan. Runs continuously.
3) Mounting Point - ¼ - 20
Stainless-steel threaded attachment point.
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PIX-CADDY II (Optional)
The PIX-CADDY II is a required accessory to record video files to approved 2.5” drives. When
removed from a PIX 240i, PIX-CADDY II operates as a high-speed drive interface to Mac OS and
Windows computers.
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1) FireWire 800
FireWire 800 or 400 (backward compatible). Requires a powered FireWire 800 or
400 port.
2) eSATAp
High-speed data transfer over 5V
eSATAp. Requires a 5V powered eSATAp
port.
3) USB 3.0
High-speed data transfer over USB 3.0
(backward compatible with USB 2.0).
5) Activity LED
Illuminates when recording, playing,
reading, or writing to the attached 2.5”
drive. Do not remove the caddy while the
Activity LED is illuminated. LED does not
illuminate when connected to a computer’s
eSATA port.
6) Release Latches
Secures the PIX-CADDY II to the recorder. Press both latches to remove the caddy
assembly.
4) 2.5” Drive Slot
Connector for approved 2.5-inch SATA
II (3.0 gb/s) drives. Sound Devices maintains a list of tested and approved SSD
drives for use with PIX video recorders.
Visit www.videodevices.com/approved for
an up-to-date list of tested and approved
drives.
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Powering
The PIX 240i is powered from either removable, Li-ion rechargeable batteries or external DC. One or
two removable 7.2 V Li-ion batteries can be mounted to the recorder and used as either primary or
backup power. The PIX automatically chooses the power source based on the voltage level of the external power supply. If the external voltage falls below the level of attached Li-ion batteries, the unit
will transition to Li-ion power. The transition between external and removable battery powering is
seamless and has no affect on recording or playback operation.
In the event that power is lost or media is disconnected during recording, the PIX 240i will recover the
file upon the next power up or drive insertion. Up to 30 seconds will be lost from the end of the recording.
(See “Power Loss During Recording”, page 31.)
Removable Li-Ion Batteries
PIX 240i is compatible with Sony L-Series Li-ion rechargeable batteries. Several power capacities
are available in this battery type, ranging from 1000 mAh to 7000 mAh. Larger amp-hour batteries
provide more run-time.
Powering
One or two L-Series batteries can be attached to the rear panel. When two batteries are attached, they
operate in parallel. A second battery increases run time and both batteries will drain evenly. Batteries
can be hot-swapped for continuous recording.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type. Properly recycle
batteries. Do not crush, disassemble, incinerate, dispose in a fire or expose to high temperatures.
When powered by the removable Li-ion battery, the LCD displays the battery voltage of each battery.
The nominal operating voltage for Li-ion batteries is 7.2 V, with operating voltages ranging between
6.8–8.5 V. When the total voltage drops to 6.9 V, the voltage display on the LCD will begin flashing
red and the power LED will also flash red to warn that the battery is nearly depleted. When the voltage reaches 6.8 volts the recorder powers down—any recording in-process will automatically close
(stop).
CAUTION
The XL-WPH3 power supply must be connected to a protective earthing connection in order to ensure safety. The power
supply’s cord acts as the disconnect device. The cord must be readily accessible and remain readily operable.
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Li-Ion Battery Charging
When power is supplied to the PIX 240i on pins 1, 2 (-), and pins 3, 4 (+) of the External DC Input
and the PIX 240i is powered off, the recorder will charge attached Li-ion batteries. The included XLWPH3 power supply will charge Li-ion batteries when the recorder is powered down.
The optional XL-AB accessory cable can be used to power a PIX 240i from an Anton Bauer D-Tap
connector. The XL-AB will not charge attached Li-ion batteries. Make certain that the Anton Bauer
battery can supply enough power for both camera and the PIX 240i.
Powering
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Menu and Navigation
Main View
The Main View displays the live or playback video and the On-screen Display. the Main View is the
default view which appears when no other views or menus are selected.
On-screen Display
The On-screen Display (OSD) provides information superimposed over the Main View. From the
Main View, the LCD button will toggle the OSD on and off. Items included in the OSD are configured with the Setup Menu option Display. When factory settings are loaded from the Quick Setup
menu item, all OSD items are shown.
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On-screen Display Menu
Item
Description
1. ABS Time
Absolute Time: Total time of an active video recording.
2. File Codec
The presently selected video codec.
3. File Name
Name of the current file. Pressing STOP shows the next file name.
4. File Resolution/Rate
Resolution and frame rate of the file being recorded or played.
5. Audio Input
Currently selected source and channel count of audio input.
6. Video Input
Currently selected resolution and frame rate of the video input as well as bit depth.
7. Headphone Source
Current headphone routing.
8. Metering
Levels of audio inputs 1 and 2. Meter position and size can be adjusted from Setup Menu option
Display  Audio Metering.
9. Ext. DC Status
Voltage level of external DC power.
10. Battery Status
Voltage level of attached L-Series batteries.
11. Time/Date
The current time and date.
12. Timecode
Current timecode value and frame rate of the recorder or playing video file.
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Item
Description
13. SSD/CF Status
Remaining record time of each media (when video input is present) or remaining space in GB
(when no video input is present), “Offline” (when no media is present), “Mounting” (when media is
becoming ready), or “No Fmt” (when media is not formatted). Asterisk indicates target recording
media.
14. Loop / Cue
Cue point and looping information is displayed here during playback.
Menu
Press the MENU button (keyboard: F1) to enter the Setup Menu. The Setup Menu controls settings
for file storage, video, audio, time code/sync, system, and display. Navigate between menu items
by turning the Control knob and pressing it to select. When in a menu, press the MENU button to
go back to the previous screen. A complete list of Setup Menu options is included in the end of this
guide. (See “Setup Menu Options”, page 56.)
Menu & Navigation
Audio
Press the AUDIO button (keyboard: F3) to enter the Audio Metering and Gain control screen. From
this screen, the level for both analog (XLR mic/line) and digital (XLR AES, HDMI, or SDI) audio inputs can be adjusted. Turn the Control knob to select between audio tracks, press the Control knob to
select a track, then turn the Control knob to adjust the input gain for that track. (See “Audio Inputs”,
page 19.)
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Menu & Navigation
Press and hold the AUDIO button, and then turn the Control knob to adjust the headphone level.
Press and hold the AUDIO button, and then push the Control knob to cycle through signal source for
the headphones. (See “Audio Outputs”, page 23.)
Files
Press the FILE button (keyboard: F2) to display the File List; A list of all of the clips (grouped by reel)
on the selected storage media. Turn the Control knob to highlight an item. Press Play to start play
back of the highlighted clip.
Reel group
Number of clips in the reel
indicated in brackets. Press
Control knob to expand or
collapse.
Clip
Single file clip. Press Control
knob to view details. Press
Play to play.
Clip
Multi-file clip. Number of
files in the clip indicated in
brackets. Press Control knob
to expand or collapse. Press
Play to play first clip.
File
File of a multi-file clip. Only
shown when clip is expanded.
Press Control knob to view
details. Press Play to play.
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Push the Control knob to perform functions based on which item is highlighted:
Highlighted Item
Result of Pressing Control knob
Reel group. Indicated by a grey background (when
not highlighted) and a number in brackets that indicates the amount of clips in the reel.
Expands a list of clips that are within the Reel.
A Clip that consists of multiple files. Indicated by
the filename with a .mov extension and number in
brackets that indicates the amount of files that the
clip consists of.
Expands a sub-list of the files that are within the clip.
A Clip that consists of one file or a File within a sublist of a multi-file clip. Indicated by the filename with
.mov extension
Opens the File Details view where various details of the file can be
viewed and the file can be deleted. (See “File Management and
Metadata”, page 49.)
The selected drive (SSD or CF) is displayed on the top of the screen. To switch between viewing files
on CF and SSD media, scroll to the top of the list until the yellow box appears with the text “View
CF” or “View SSD”. Push the Control knob to access the File List for the selected media. (See “File
Management and Metadata”, page 49.)
LCD
Menu & Navigation
From the Main View, the LCD button will toggle the On-Screen
Display (OSD) on or off. From any other view, the LCD button will
return to the Main View.
To make adjustments to the LCD backlight, button backlight, image
brightness, image contrast, or image chroma, hold down the LCD
button then press the Control knob. The LCD Control Panel will appear. Turn the Control knob to adjust the slider for the highlighted
(yellow) parameter and push the Control knob to select between the
parameters.
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Video Inputs and Outputs
Video Inputs
The PIX 240i accepts high-definition or standard-definition signal over SDI or HDMI.
The PIX 240i does not accept analog video signals. See the specifications section for a complete list of supported frame rates.
HDMI
The PIX 240i accepts HDMI version 1.4a video and audio. Supported video resolutions and rates are
listed in the specifications section. Over HDMI, video signal up to 10 bit, 4:4:4 is accepted. Two-channel digital audio embedded in the HDMI stream (32 kHz – 192 kHz) is always re-sampled to 48 kHz.
Video Inputs & Outputs
720p30/29.97, 720p25, and 720p24/23.976 are not supported on the HDMI input or the HDMI output.
HDCP copy protection prevents direct digital-to-digital copying of copyrighted material. Protected
DVDs, Blue-Rays and streaming content with HDCP encryption is not valid content and will be ignored
by the PIX 240i.
SDI
The SDI input accepts video with embedded audio (up to eight channels) and embedded SMPTE
timecode. This connection accepts digital video up to 12-bit, with up to 4:4:4 color sampling. Unlike
the HDMI interface, which auto-negotiates rates between devices, what comes out of a camera’s SDI
output is received by the PIX 240i with no auto-negotiation or sample rate conversion. The PIX 240i
supports 3G-SDI single link, but not dual-link HD-SDI.
Timecode over SDI is not available when recording in standard definition.
Video Outputs
The video output on the PIX 240i contains incoming video when idle and while recording. During playback, the video output contains the playback video. Both HDMI and SDI outputs are
active simultaneously. This allows for conversion from SDI-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-SDI. The
video stream contains embedded audio (up to eight tracks) as defined by the Setup Menu option
Audio  Audio Input. Both the SDI and HDMI outputs contain the same embedded audio.
Except during playback, the resolution and frame rate of the output stream is configured in the
Setup Menu option Video  File Resolution/Rate. During playback, the resolution and frame rate of
the output stream is determined by the playing video file.
The HDMI outputs of the PIX 240i use the HDMI 1.3a protocol. HDMI output signal is always 10-bit,
4:2:2.
Embedded SMPTE timecode and record start and stop flags are included on the SDI output. SDI output signal can be either 10-bit 4:2:2 (YCbCr) or 12-bit 4:4:4 (YCbCr) as defined by Setup Menu option
Video  SDI Output Type.
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Timecode Overlay
For monitoring purposes, the timecode value and transport status can be visually overlaid onto
video output signal. The overlaid timecode value is displayed in the lower-left corner of the video
signal whenever video output is active. The color of the Timecode Overlay text will change depending on the transport state of the PIX 240i: White=stop, Green=playback, Red=record.
Access Setup Menu option Video  Video Out TC Overlay to enable Timecode Overlay on SDI,
HDMI, or both video outputs.
Video Inputs & Outputs
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Audio Inputs
The PIX 240i can record up to 8 channels of audio. Two XLR analog audio inputs can accept linelevel or mic signal (48V phantom available). These XLR inputs can be switched to accept AES digital
audio signal instead of analog signal. Up to 8 channels of digital audio from the HDMI input or up
to 8 channels of digital audio from the SDI input are also available.
Analog Audio Inputs
PIX 240i features two high-performance analog audio inputs. These balanced inputs accept either
mic- or line-level signals, and include high-pass filters, limiters, 48V phantom power, linking, and
M/S matrixing.
Input Low-cut Filters
Setup Menu options: Audio  Analog 1 Low cut and Audio  Analog 2 Low cut.
Low-cut filters on analog inputs reduce sensitivity to low frequency signals (such as wind noise
from a microphone). Signals below the selected frequency are attenuated. The amount of attenuation
increases at lower frequencies according to the slope of the low-cut filter. The Setup Menu option
Audio  Low cut Slope allows adjustment of the slope for both analog inputs.
Audio Inputs
Input Limiters
Setup Menu option: Audio  Input Limiter (1,2).
Analog inputs incorporate an advanced, analog/DSP-controlled hybrid limiter to prevent input overload. In normal operation and with proper gain settings, the limiters should rarely engage. When
activated, limiters prevent unusually high input signal levels from overloading the analog input
stage of the preamp.
Limiting activity is indicated by a yellow segment on the audio meters (both in the Audio View and
the Main View). When the yellow segment is visible, limiting is occurring. The Input Limiters are active for both mic- and line-level inputs. When inputs are linked, the limiters are linked.
Input Polarity
Setup Menu options: Audio  Analog 1 Polarity and Audio  Analog 2 Polarity.
Input Polarity inversion (sometimes referred as phase reverse) can be applied to either analog input.
This can be used to rectify incorrectly wired balanced cables, to prevent signal cancellation when a
source is dual-miked from opposite directions, or reverse left/right with MS microphone configurations.
Digital Audio Inputs
The PIX 240i accepts digital audio from HDMI, SDI, and AES/EBU inputs. All audio is sampled at 48
kHz.
HDMI / SDI Embedded Audio
The PIX 240i accepts 2 channels of embedded digital audio on the HDMI Video Input or up to 8
channels of digital audio on its SDI input.
AES3
The PIX 240i accepts AES3 (AES/EBU) digital signals with sampling rates from 32 kHz up to 192 kHz
and bit depths up to 24-bits. Recorded files are uncompressed 24 bit, with sampling rates of 48 kHz.
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All digital signals connected to PIX are sampling rate converted to 48 kHz, including signals sent at
48 kHz.
Input Linking
Setup Menu option: Audio  Input Linking
Inputs 1-2 can be linked together so that a gain adjustment to one channel will also affect the other.
(See “Input Level Control”, page 21.) When inputs 1-2 are linked, the limiters are also linked. 48V
phantom power, analog low-cut, and analog polarity settings are set independently for each channel,
even when inputs are linked.
Linked inputs are useful when the PIX is receiving a left/right stereo signal on inputs 1 and 2. Examples include stereo program from an external mixer, stereo program from a camera, and microphones oriented in a stereo configuration.
M/S Matrixing
Mid-side (MS) matrixing is a method for processing audio signal from a cardioid microphone and a
bidirectional microphone into a stereo signal. The cardioid microphone is the “mid” signal and connects to input 1, and the bidirectional microphone is the “side” signal and connects to input 2. The
cardioid microphone is pointed at the sound source, and the bidirectional microphone is oriented
sideways (positioned with its capsule as near as possible to the cardioid microphone’s capsule). the
following diagram shows the relative polar patterns of microphones in an M/S configuration.
Audio Inputs
Mid Signal
Side Signal
To produce a stereo signal from an M/S configuration, the signal from both microphones must be
processed. The PIX 240i can perform this processing on inputs 1 and 2 when Setup Menu option
Audio  Input Linking is set to 1-2MS.
Choosing Audio Sources
The PIX 240i is capable of recording audio from the two analog audio inputs or digital sources (AES3
or video input). The Setup Menu option Audio  Audio Input provides the following options for
audio sources:
Audio Source
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Tracks on Recorded Files and Video Outputs
Analog XLR
1: Analog Input XLR 1
2: Analog Input XLR 2
AES (Digital) XLR 1-2ch
1: Channel 1, AES XLR A
2: Channel 2, AES XLR A
AES (Digital) XLR 1-4ch
1: Channel 1, AES XLR A
2: Channel 2, AES XLR A
3: Channel 1, AES XLR B
4: Channel 2, AES XLR B
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Tracks on Recorded Files and Video Outputs
SDI/HDMI 2ch
1: Channel 1, HDMI/SDI video input
2: Channel 2, HDMI/SDI video input
SDI 4ch
1: Channel 1, SDI video input
2: Channel 2, SDI video input
3: Channel 3, SDI video input
4: Channel 4, SDI video input
SDI 6ch
1: Channel 1, SDI video input
2: Channel 2, SDI video input
3: Channel 3, SDI video input
4: Channel 4, SDI video input
5: Channel 5, SDI video input
6: Channel 6, SDI video input
SDI 8ch
1: Channel 1, SDI video input
2: Channel 2, SDI video input
3: Channel 3, SDI video input
4: Channel 4, SDI video input
5: Channel 5, SDI video input
6: Channel 6, SDI video input
7: Channel 7, SDI video input
8: Channel 8, SDI video input
Analog 2ch +SDI/HDMI 2ch
1: Analog Input XLR 1
2: Analog input XLR 2
3: Channel 1, HDMI/SDI video input
4: Channel 2, HDMI/SDI video input
Analog 2ch +SDI 4ch
1: Analog Input XLR 1
2: Analog Input XLR 2
3: Channel 1, SDI video input
4: Channel 2, SDI video input
5: Channel 3, SDI video input
6: Channel 4, SDI video input
Analog 2ch +SDI 6ch
1: Analog Input XLR 1
2: Analog Input XLR 2
3: Channel 1, SDI video input
4: Channel 2, SDI video input
5: Channel 3, SDI video input
6: Channel 4, SDI video input
7: Channel 5, SDI video input
8: Channel 6, SDI video input
OFF
None
Audio Inputs
The selected audio source is included in the HDMI and SDI streams on the Video Outputs of the PIX
240i. (See “Audio Outputs”, page 23.)
Input Level Control
Input audio gain is adjusted with the Control knob when in the Audio Menu. The Audio Menu is accessed by pushing the AUDIO Button. The audio channel highlighted yellow is controllable. Turning
the Control knob highlights a different audio input. To adjust the gain of an audio input:
1. Highlight the audio input.
2. Push the Control knob to enter gain adjustment mode (indicated by a blue highlight).
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3. Turn the Control knob to adjust the gain value up or down. This adjustment will affect gain
in real-time.
4. Push the Control knob to exit the gain control field.
Input Delay
Inputs 1 to 4 can be delayed up to 500 milliseconds. This is useful for aligning audio that enters the
PIX 240i in real time with video from the output of a camera that can be delayed.
Below is a table indicating the input delay setting (milliseconds) required to compensate for different
amounts of video delay. The top row (1-10) indicates the amount of video delay in frames and the
left column corresponds to the frame rate being used. The boxes in gray are beyond the input delay
limit of the PIX 240i. It is unlikely that a camera would introduce a video delay greater than 500 ms.
Audio Inputs
60
59.94
50
30
29.97
24
23.98
1
2
3
4
5
17 ms
33 ms
50 ms
67 ms
83 ms
100 ms
6
117 ms
7
133 ms
8
150 ms
9
167 ms
10
17
33
50
67
83
100
117
133
150
167
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
33
67
100
133
167
200
33
67
100
133
167
200
42
83
125
167
208
42
83
125
167
208
When audio inputs are delayed, this delay applies to the recorded file and to the audio outputs. The
delay can be applied to the recorded file only (and not the audio outputs) be setting Setup Menu option Audio  Input Delay to Output to Off.
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Audio Outputs
Analog 5-Pin XLR Output
The two analog outputs of the PIX 240i are active-balanced, line-level outputs (+18dBu max) on a
single, 5-pin XLR connection. At factory default, the source of the analog Outputs is 1 and 2. This
can be adjusted in the Setup Menu: Audio  Output Source - XLR. The output level of each output
can be attenuated (down to -20 dB) in the setup menu: Audio  Output XLR 1 Attenuation and
Audio  Output XLR 2 Attenuation.
Embedded Audio on HDMI and SDI
The Setup Menu parameter Audio  Audio Input determines what signal is present on the HDMI
and SDI output. This allows for replacement of audio coming in from a camera with audio connected
to the recorder.
Headphone Output
Audio Outputs
The PIX 240i is capable of driving headphones to extremely high sound pressure levels. Hearing experts
advise against exposure to high sound pressure levels for extended periods.
The PIX 240i’s headphone output is a flexible tool for monitoring audio in the field. The headphone
level can be adjusted while in the Main View by pressing and holding the Audio button while turning the Control knob.
To quickly select amongst headphone sources, Press and hold the Audio button an press the Control
knob to step through headphone source options. The Headphone Source can also be selected in the
Setup Menu option Audio  Headphone Source.
LCD A/V Alignment
Audio signal is routed to the headphones in real-time. The video displayed on the LCD is delayed
slightly. When the Setup Menu option Audio  Headphone: LCD A/V Align is set to On, the audio
signal to the headphones will be delayed slightly to align with the video displayed on the LCD.
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Video Monitoring Features
The PIX 240i includes various monitoring features to assist the camera operator during shooting.
These functions only affect signal on the LCD display and will never affect the recorded video or the
video signal sent to the PIX 240i’s outputs.
Exposure Assist
LCD
+
FILES
Video Monitoring Features
Exposure assist features mark areas of the video image based on the exposure level. With over- or
under-exposed areas of the image clearly marked, adjustments can be made on the camera to ensure
that the signal reaching the recorder has a proper exposure. Exposure Assist is enabled by holding
down the LCD button and pressing the FILES button. When Exposure Assist is enabled, “EXP” is
displayed on the OSD in yellow text.
When exposure assist is enabled, False Color or Zebra stripes will be overlaid on the LCD monitor
signal. The Setup Menu option LCD Monitor  Exposure Assist determines which mode will activate when exposure assist is toggled on.
The following image is a luminance ramp signal displayed on a PIX 240i with no exposure assist enabled. Screen shots in the following sections show the effect of the various Exposure Assist features
on this test signal.
False Color
False Color exposure assist mode replaces pixels with a specific color relative to the luminance level.
The two types of False Color (selectable from Setup Menu option LCD Monitor  Exposure Assist)
are 12-step and 4-step.
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12-step
100-108 Red
95-99 Orange
85-94 Yellow
79-84 Light Yellow
59-78 Light Grey
53-58 Pink
49-52 Medium Grey
43-48 Green
23-42 Dark Grey
13-22 Light Blue
3-12 Blue
0-2 White
Video Monitoring Features
12-step False Color mode divides the monitor signal into 12
luminance ranges and assigns a color to each.
4-step False Color mode divides the monitor signal into 4
ranges and assigns a color to all but one range (this range is
displayed without chroma). The table below illustrates the
colors as they relate to luminance levels (IRE).
4-step
101+ Red
99-100 Orange
3-98 N/A
0-2 Blue
Zebras
Zebra stripe exposure assist mode overlays diagonal stripes over areas that are in a defined luminance range (Zebra 1) or above a defined luminance threshold (Zebra 2). The range for Zebra 1 is 5%
above and below the IRE value of Setup Menu option LCD Monitor  Zebra 1 Level. The range for
Zebra 2 is everything above the IRE value of Setup Menu option LCD Monitor  Zebra 2 Threshold.
The options for Zebra display (selectable from Setup Menu option LCD Monitor  Exposure Assist)
are Zebra 1, Zebra 2, or both Zebra 1 and Zebra 2 simultaneously.
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Zebra 2
70 IRE (+/- 5%)
Zebra 1
85 IRE
Video Monitoring Features
Focus Assist
LCD
+
MENU
Focus Assist features mark sharp edges in the video image to assist in focusing on the desired subject. Focus assist is enabled by holding down the LCD button and pressing the MENU button. The
word “FOCUS” is displayed in yellow text on the OSD when Focus Assist is enabled. There are two
available Focus Assist modes: Peaking and Edge Enhance.
Peaking
Peaking finds sharp edges in a video (based on luminance) and replaces pixels in those areas to highlight the edges.
The Setup Menu option LCD Monitor  Peaking Sensitivity sets what level of sharpness will be
marked by the Peaking filter. A setting of High will mark only the sharpest areas of the image, while
a setting of Low will also mark areas that are not as sharp.
The Setup Menu option LCD Monitor  Peaking Background Contrast is used to adjust the area of
the video image that is not highlighted while Peaking is enabled.
The color of the Peaking marks can be set with the Setup Menu option
LCD Monitor  Peaking Color.
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The following image comparison demonstrates the effect of Peaking on an image with a shallow
depth-of-field and a short focal length (top) and a longer focal length (bottom).
Edge Enhance
The Edge Enhance filter uses an algorithm which enhances the variation of the luminance of all
edges present in the video image. The following image comparison demonstrates the effect of Edge
Enhance on an image with a shallow depth-of-field and a short focal length (top) and a longer focal
length (bottom).
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Zoom
LCD
+
AUDIO
The Zoom function enlarges the video image to a 1:1 pixel ratio. To toggle Zoom on and off, hold
down the LCD button and press the AUDIO button. When Zoom is enabled, “ZOOM” is displayed
on the OSD in yellow text and all other OSD elements are hidden. When zoomed, turning the Control knob moves vertically and REW and FF buttons move left and right respectively.
Flip
Some mounting situations require the PIX 240i to be upside-down or positioned in a non-standard
manner. The LCD output can be vertically or horizontally inverted with the Setup Menu option
LCD Monitor  Vertical Flip Display and LCD Monitor  Horizontal Flip Display.
Video Monitoring Features
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Recording
With a valid video signal present at the input, pushing the REC button will start recording. While
recording, the REC button will illuminate red and the OSD Items Timecode, File Name, and ABS
time turn red. The PIX 240i is a record-priority device and will enter record any time the REC button
is pressed.
While recording, the FF, RW, Play, and FILES buttons are disabled. Push the Stop button to stop the
recording. During both recording and playback, the MENU and FILES buttons are locked out. When
the Setup Menu option System  REC button File Split is set to On, pushing the REC button during
recording will begin a new file. When the recording exceeds the time set in Setup Menu option
File Storage  File Split every, a new file will be created and grouped with the other files from the
clip in the File View. (See “File Management and Metadata”, page 49.)
Very long clips (up to 10 hours) can be recorded when Setup Menu option
File Storage  File Split Every is set to Split Disabled. Note that this option can result in very large
files.
Recording
To discard the last take and delete the file (False take), hold down the Stop button and push the
Rewind button. A dialog will appear warning that the last take will be deleted and indicating the file
name. Use the Control knob to highlight OK and push the Control knob to confirm.
Selecting File Resolution and Frame Rate
The PIX 240i can record video in numerous resolutions and frame rates. The Setup Menu option
Video  File Resolution/Rate sets the resolution and frame rate of recorded QuickTime files. This
Setup Menu option also determines the resolution and frame rate of the live HDMI and SDI outputs
signals, except during playback. The PIX 240i can record QuickTime files in the following resolutions
and frame rates:
• 1080 p 30
• 1080 p 29.97
• 1080 p 25
• 1080 p 24
• 1080 p 23.976
• 1080 i 60
• 1080 i 59.94
• 1080 i 50
• 1080 PsF 30
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• 1080 PsF 29.97
• 1080 PsF 25
• 1080 PsF 24
• 1080 PsF 23.976
• 720 p 60
• 720 p 59.94
• 720 p 50
• 720 p 30
• 720 p 29.97
• 720 p 25
• 720 p 24
• 720 p 23.976
• 576 i 50 *
• 480 i 59.94 *
When Setup Menu option Video  File Resolution/Rate is set to Same as Video Input, recorded
QuickTime files and HDMI and SDI output signals will be of the same resolution and frame rate as
the input video signal.
* Standard definition recording is only available for ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 Proxy.
Progressive Segmented Frames (PsF)
Some cameras output video signal in progressive segmented frames (PsF). PsF is a method for
transmitting progressive video in an interlaced stream. A device generates PsF signal by splitting
each frame into two segments. PsF segments are the same as interlaced fields in that one segment
represents the even lines of a frame and the other segment represents the odd lines of a frame. PsF
segments differ from interlaced fields in that there is no motion between each segment in a pair.
Recording
The PIX will automatically sense PsF signal from most cameras that output PsF over SDI. This is
accomplished through the use a flag inserted into the SDI signal by the camera. If a camera does
not insert this flag into the SDI stream or if it outputs PsF signal over HDMI, then the PIX setting
Video  Input PsF Detect can be set to Interpret 1080i as PsF. This will force the PIX to treat all
1080i signal as if it were PsF and deinterlace it accordingly.
Selecting a Video Codec
Setup Menu option: Video  Codec.
PIX has two families of intra-frame, DCT based codecs available: Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD,
with four levels of data compression available for each. Both codecs are intermediate codecs that
assist the editing process by eliminating the need to transcode video before importing into Final Cut
(ProRes) or Avid (ProRes or DNxHD).
ProRes is a variable data rate codec; DNxHD is a fixed data rate codec. The PIX 240i supports all
compression levels and bit rates of DNxHD and ProRes and automatically records the correct bit
rate dependent upon the video input resolution and frame rate. The data rates indicated in the Setup
Menu item Video  Codec indicate the maximum data rate at 1080p30.
DNxHD 36 Mb/s only supports 1080p signal. Standard definition recording is only available for ProRes
422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 Proxy.
Interruption of Signal During Recording
In the event that video signal is lost (an unplugged HDMI or SDI cable, for example) during recording, the PIX 240i will pause the recording and wait for video signal to be re-initialized. If video signal
is re-initialized, the PIX 240i will begin recording again to a new file of the same name with an “A”
appended to the end. Further interruptions of signal during that take will cause an alphabetic filename progression, such as “B”, “C”, etc.
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Power Loss During Recording
In the event that power is lost during recording (External and attached L-Mount batteries), the PIX
240i will attempt to recover the file when next powered on. The recovery process uses an auto-save
feature during recording that operates on a 30 second interval.
Alignment of Audio and Video
An advantage to recording audio on the PIX 240i along with the video is the elimination of audio/
video sync problems in post. The PIX 240i has many options regarding audio sources along with the
two options for video inputs, HDMI and SDI. Given this flexibility, care still must be taken to ensure
good audio/video sync.
If recording camera audio embedded on HDMI or SDI, then the audio/video alignment will be excellent provided the alignment is proper on the camera.
Most cameras have a delay of one or more frames from camera sensor to SDI/HDMI output. By
default, audio signal sent into the PIX 240i on AES or analog audio inputs is not delayed. This
results in an offset between the audio and video that must be corrected. The Setup Menu options
Audio  Input 1-4 Delay allow a delay of up to 500 milliseconds to be applied to each audio input
independently. The amount of delay required to synchronize audio and video will depend on the
specific camera model and settings. Record a test file with sticks or a clap and measure the offset to
determine what delay to use. (See “Input Delay”, page 22.)
Recording
When input audio is delayed, it is delayed to the recorded video file and to the audio outputs as
well. This behavior can be modified such that the audio to PIX 240i’s line outputs is not delayed.
This is particularly useful if feeding the line output audio back to the camera as a guide audio track.
Change the Setup Menu option Audio Input Delays to Output to Off to disable the audio delay to the
line outputs.
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Video Scaling and Frame Rate Conversion
The PIX 240i features powerful, hardware-based video scaling, frame rate conversion, and de-interlacing. This allows for converting the resolution and frame rate of video input to the recorded file
and to the HDMI and SDI outputs in real-time.
Video scaling and/or de-interlacing is active whenever the Setup Menu option
Video  File Resolution/Rate is set to something other than Same as Video Input. Any input
signal can be converted to any resolution. When set to record progressive frames, the PIX 240i
will convert incoming interlaced video to progressive frame video via its built-in, powerful,
hardware-based de-interlacer. The PIX 240i will also convert progressive segmented frame (PsF)
video to progressive video automatically if a progressive file (for instance 1080p30) is selected in
Video  File Resolution/Rate (If an interlaced file is selected, the PIX 240i will record PsF signal
unaltered, but the file will be stamped as interlaced).
Video Scaling & Frame Rate Conversion
Frame rate conversion occurs whenever the frame rate of Video  File Resolution/Rate differs
from the frame rate of the input video signal. Frame rate conversion is achieved by appropriately
duplicating or dropping frames. The PIX 240i will auto-sense between integer and non-integer
frame rates (for instance 30 frames vs. 29.97 frames). The PIX will not frame rate convert between integer and non-integer values. For example, if the incoming video signal is 1080i59.94, it
can be converted to 1080p29.97 or 720p59.94 but not 1080p30 or 720p60. The Setup Menu option
Video  File Resolution/Rate contains entries with a combination of integer and non-integer frame
rates (such as 1080p30/29.97). When any of these options are selected, the PIX 240i will record in the
indicated integer frame rate if the input video is an integer frame or record in the indicated noninteger frame rate if the input video is a non-integer frame rate.
Not all frame rate conversions are visually desirable. When the OSD Item
File Resolution/Rate is red, the conversion of the frame rate of the input video to the frame set by
Video  File Resolution/Rate will contain a finite amount of motion judder. For example, if the
incoming video is 720p60 and Video  File Resolution/Rate is set to 720p50, the cadence of dropped
frames may be noticeable depending on the content. Conversions which are simply 1:2 or 2:1 (such
as 1080i59.94 to 1080p29.97) introduce no motion judder. For these conversions, the OSD Item
File Resolution/Rate stays white.
When the input video signal is 720p24 or 720p23.976, up-, down-, and cross-conversion is not available.
3:2 Pulldown Removal
Many cameras which shoot with a shutter speed of 24/23.976 frames per second will output signal
on the HDMI or SDI output at 60i/59.94i. To achieve this, the camera performs a “3:2 pulldown”
process. The 3:2 pulldown process splits each frame into 2 fields and duplicates a field periodically.
The PIX 240i is capable of removing 3:2 pulldown from a 60i/59.94i signal and converting it back to
24/23.976 progressive frames per second in real-time. The PIX 3:2 removal process actively views
video fields looking for duplicates. When these duplicates are sensed, then this cadence is locked in
and the appropriate extra fields are removed. The process depends on motion in the incoming video.
The OSD File Resolution/Rate changes from orange to white when this cadence is detected:
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Orange: No 3:2 pulldown sensed in 60i/59.94i input signal. Input video is being converted to 24p/23.976p using a conversion
process which drops frames and may introduce judder.
White: 3:2 pulldown sensed in 60i/59.94i input video signal.
Input video signal is being converted to 24p/23.976p using 3:2
pulldown removal which recreates 24p/23.976p as it is captured from the camera’s shutter.
Up and Down Conversion
Video Scaling & Frame Rate Conversion
Standard-definition video resolution employs a 4:3 aspect ratio, and high-definition video resolution
employs a 16:9 aspect ratio. Up-conversion is the process of fitting standard-definition video (with a
4:3 aspect ratio) into a high-definition, 16:9 frame. Down-conversion is the opposite process.
The PIX 240i has various options for up- and down-conversion.
Down-Conversion
Letterbox: Maintains the same height and width ratio. Results in blank bar at top and bottom of image.
Crop: Left and right side of image is cropped to fit into 4:3. Results in missing image at sides of picture.
Anamorphic: Image is horizontally squashed to fit into 4:3. Results in a narrow looking image.
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Up-Conversion
Anamorphic: Image is horizontally stretched to fit into 16:9. Results in a wide looking image.
Pillarbox: Increases size and maintains same ratio. Results in blank bar at right and left of image and
picture cropped at top and bottom.
Zoom 14x9: Maintains same size but fills in remaining screen space with blank bar on the right and
left of image.
Zoom Wide: Increase size and maintains ratio to full screen 16:9. Results in top and bottom being
cropped.
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Playback
The PIX 240i can play back any QuickTime file that it records. Playback is shown on the onboard
LCD display and appears at both HDMI and SDI outputs. The PIX 240i will use a connected video
source’s clock for its playback clock. If no video source is present, PIX will use its built-in clock.
When the Play () button is pressed from the Main View, the last recorded or played file will play.
In the File View, pressing the Play () button will play the currently selected file. Push the Stop ()
button anytime to stop playback.
When a file is playing, the Play () button and the OSD Items ABS Time, Timecode, and Filename
will be green to indicate this. Press the Play () button again during playback to pause playback
(The Play button will flash green). Turn the Control knob while playback is paused to move forward
or backward in single frame increments.
Fast Forward and Rewind
Hold down the Fast Forward (>>) or Rewind (<<) button during playback for 2x (double) speed
playback. When the Fast Forward (>>) or Rewind (<<) button is held down for more than 5 seconds,
playback will become 16x speed. Normal playback will resume when Fast Forward (>>) or Rewind
(<<) is released.
File and Cue Skip
Playback
A single push of the Fast Forward (>>) button during playback will move to the next cue point. A
single push of the Rewind (<<) button during playback will move to the previous cue point. If the
Rewind (<<) button is pushed again immediately after it was pushed, playback will jump to the cue
before the previous cue.
For the purpose of skipping, the beginning and end of a file are considered cue points. If no cues are
present, the Fast Forward (>>) and Rewind (<<) buttons simply jump to the beginning or end of a
file.
Shuttle Playback
Push the Control knob while in normal playback (playing or paused) to switch to shuttle playback
in FFx1/2 mode. The OSD Items ABS Time, Timecode, and Filename will be blue to indicate Shuttle
playback. Turn the Control knob to select among the available playback directions and rates. The
following table defines the playback directions and speeds available when turning the Control knob
in Shuttle playback.
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In Shuttle playback, the playback direction and speed will be indicated on the LCD if
Display  ABS Time is set to On. The Fast Forward (>>) and Rewind (<<) buttons will illuminate
independently to indicate the playback direction. Push the Control knob while in Shuttle playback to
pause playback. Push the Play () button while in Shuttle playback to return to normal playback.
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Cue Points
During playback, pressing the FILES button will set a cue point. The previous cue point is always
displayed with green text in the lower left-hand corner of the OSD. To quickly jump to the next or
previous cue point, tap the Fast Forward (>>) button or Rewind (<<) button respectively.
Looping
Looping playback can be enabled between consecutive cue points or
the beginning and end of the current clip. To toggle Looping Mode and
begin looping the currently playing clip, hold the Play () button for
1 second during Shuttle Mode or Playback Mode. “Loop: Clip” will be
displayed with green text in the bottom left-hand corner of the OSD.
To loop between two consecutive cue points, hold down the Play
() button and press the Fast Forward (>>) button while playback is
in between the two cue points. The two points that are being looped
between will be displayed in green text in the bottom left-hand corner
of the OSD. To return to looping the entire clip, hold down the Play ()
button and press the Rewind (<<) button.
Looping between cue points
Looping entire clip
To exit Looping mode, hold down the Play () button for 1 second.
Play List
Playback
Files can be added a play list in order to play them back sequentially. Play list functions are accessed
from the File Detail view of any file. To access the File Detail view of a file:
1. Push the FILES button to view the File List.
2. Highlight the desired file, then push in on the Control knob to enter the File Details view.
Add to Play List will add the file to the end of the play list. Remove from Play List will remove the
file from the play list and decrease the position of all files above in the play list. Empty Play List will
clear the play list completely. This function affects the entire play list.
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Files in a play list are indicated with a number in the Files View.
Playback
By default, the PIX 240i will play files in the order that they are arranged in the File List. To play
back files in a play list in the order of the play list, System  Playback Mode must be set to one of
the Play List modes.
Playback Modes
By default, when a file is played, playback will stop at the end of the file. The Setup Menu option
System  Playback Mode provides alternative playback behaviors:
Play Once
This is the default playback mode. Playback will stop when the end of the file is reached.
Play Once - Pause
When the end of the file is reached, playback will pause on the last frame of that file.
Play All
When the end of the file is reached, the next file in the file list is played. This continues until there are
no more files left in the file list to play.
Play All - Pause
When the end of the file is reached, the next file is cued on the first frame and paused.
Play List
When the end of a file is reached, if it is in a play list, the next file in the play list will be played.
When the end of a file is reached, if it is not in a play list, playback will stop.
Play List - Pause
When the end of a file is reached, if it is in a play list, the next file in the play list will be cued on the
first frame and paused. When the end of a file is reached, if it is not in a play list, playback will stop.
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Playing Back Files on a Computer
Video files recorded with the Apple ProRes codec require QuickTime to be installed. QuickTime can
be downloaded from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/. See http://software.sounddevices.com/
Apple_ProRes_White_Paper_July_2009.pdf for more detailed information about the ProRes codec.
Video files recorded with the Avid DNxHD codec require DNxHD drivers to be installed. Visit http://
www.avid.com/dnxhd to download DNxHD drivers and for more detailed information about the
DNxHD codec.
Playback
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Synchronization and Timecode
Synchronization of video, audio, and associated timecode while recording video and audio has long
been a problematic area. Situations where several cameras are used can complicate issues further.
There may be sync issues between two (or more) cameras and/or between audio recorders because of
a) offset and b) drift. In a production environment (during recording), offset and drift are both terms
to describe a timing problem between the timecode signal from two or more audio or video recorders. In a post-production environment (a non-linear editor application), offset and drift are both
terms to describe a timing problem between two or more audio or video files.
Synchronization & Timecode
Offset (matching the beginning or “head” of a take) occurs because the beginning of takes are not
aligned due to the absence or misuse of timecode. Drift (matching the end or “tail” of a take) occurs
because different recorders (audio or camera) run at different rates - the beginning of files from each
may have zero offset, but by the end they drift apart. The PIX 240i is designed with these problems
in mind and includes the most comprehensive and powerful synchronization features available in
a portable recorder. These features can be used to alleviate or eliminate offset and drift problems in
both production and post-production. While the PIX 240i’s design makes setting the parameters as
easy as possible, a good understanding of synchronization is still necessary to properly operate the
PIX 240i and ensure a trouble-free workflow.
In a camera, the shutter, video circuitry, audio sampling, and timecode all run off of one ‘heartbeat’
from its master internal clock. If this master clock is slightly fast, then the shutter, audio sampling,
and timecode will be slightly fast, and if the master clock is a slightly slow, the shutter etc will be a
bit slightly slow also.
When a PIX 240i’s video input is connected via HDMI or SDI to the camera, this heartbeat is passed
through the HDMI or SDI, and the PIX is synchronized to the camera’s internal clock as well. The
PIX video and audio circuitry is clocked off of this incoming video. The PIX 240i writes files based
on this clock as well - each audio sample and video frame written out to the file is synchronized to
the incoming video. This way, the PIX 240i is always completely in sync with the connected camera there can never be any drift of audio or video between the camera and the PIX 240i.
Drift problems in a workflow can arise when more than one camera is used on a shoot, as each
camera is driven off of its own internal master clock. Since internal master clock speed will always
vary from camera to camera (and vary based on temperature and time), each camera used will run
at a slightly different shutter speed, audio sample rate and timecode rate. This is also true when
recording video on a camera and recording audio on a separate recorder, as each device has its own
internal master clock. Particularly problematic are long takes where there may be significant drift
from camera to camera from the beginning to end of the take’s file. Even if the heads match, the tails
of a take may not.
These drift problems can be mitigated during recording by using a Genlock (or “Sync”) Input on a
camera which takes over the camera’s internal master clock. Wiring several cameras’ Genlock Inputs
together forces all of the cameras to run at the exact same rate with no drift. This same concept applies to audio recorders using the Word Clock input. Genlock inputs are available only on higherend cameras and Word Clock inputs are available on higher-end audio recorders.
Offset problems are easier to overcome than drift problems. By feeding each recording device with
the same timecode signal, the files from different recording devices can all be in sync and there will
be no offset in post-production.
The PIX 240i can address the synchronization issues of both offset and drift (heads and tails) via its
built-in Ambient® Lockit with Genlock Out and Timecode Reader. The PIX 240i’s Ambient® Lockit
features an internal clock which has an accuracy of +/-0.2ppm (½ frame per 24 hours). Numerous PIX
240i recorders can be used to maintain extremely tight synchronization.
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Timecode Reader
The PIX 240i includes a timecode reader which can accept incoming SMPTE timecode. The recorder
can read timecode from embedded SDI / HDMI, linear timecode fed into the TC I/O BNC connector,
or the 5-pin LEMO® connector. The timecode reader is enabled whenever the Setup Menu option
Timecode/Sync  Timecode Mode is set to any mode beginning with Ext TC, which indicates that it
will read external timecode.
Timecode Reader operation is useful for simple cases where the PIX 240i’s timecode follows the camera timecode. The timecode/sync of the PIX 240i’s file will match exactly with the camera’s file with
zero-drift.
In situations where a consistent offset is observed between PIX 240i files and other production recordings, the PIX 240i can offset the timecode stamp. The Setup Menu option
Timecode/Sync  File Start TC Offset allows the user to adjust the frame offset from -10 to +10 in
increments of 1. This setting does not affect timecode on the PIX 240i’s outputs.
For shoots involving more than one camera or an audio recorder, using the PIX 240i’s Timecode
Generator can be more beneficial than using the Timecode Reader to achieve good heads and tails
sync between all recordings.
Synchronization & Timecode
Internal Ambient® Lockit: Timecode Generator with Sync Out
The PIX 240i includes an internal Ambient® ACL-203 Lockit which can be used as a master sync/
timecode source for cameras or audio recorders. The Lockit is an ultra-high accuracy sync/timecode
generator with < 0.2 ppm (½ frame per 24 hours) accuracy that is suitable as a master clock in all
levels of productions. With its internal, rechargeable battery, accurate timecode is maintained for up
to 2 hours after the PIX 240i is powered down. After 2 hours, the timecode value is reset. The battery
is recharged automatically.
Multi-camera shoots using cameras that accept genlock input can benefit from the PIX 240i’s built
in Ambient® Lockit as their master sync and timecode source. Each PIX 240i’s files will have very
tightly synchronized recordings with matching heads and tails.
Additionally, even multi-camera shoots utilizing lower-cost cameras (with no genlock or timecode)
can benefit from the built-in Lockit. By using the Timecode Generator to stamp the beginning of each
file, the heads of each take will match from several recorders, even if the tails drift due to using nongenlocked cameras.
Setting the Sync Out
The setting of this parameter is found in Setup Menu option Timecode/Sync  Sync Out. If not using
the Sync Out of the PIX 240i, set the Sync Out to Off. When using the Lockit to generate the Sync
(genlock) for a camera, the frame rate and resolution must be set for the camera’s sync input. Consult
the camera’s documentation for information of which rates are accepted.
Additionally, there are two advanced modes under Timecode/Sync  Sync Out:
Genlock, Follows Video In and Wordclock, Follows Video In. Genlock, Follows Video In can be
used to slave another camera’s or audio recorder’s genlock input to the camera feeding the PIX. Likewise, Wordclock, Follows Video In can be used to slave an external audio recorder to the camera
driving the PIX to achieve perfect audio sync with zero drift. Drift is less likely to be an issue when
recordings are kept short.
Advanced: Tuning the PIX’s internal Lockit
The PIX 240i contains a full Ambient® Lockit generator which has an ultra-stable, temperature-compensated internal oscillator. This oscillator comes from the factory pre-tuned to a very tight reference
central clock. This oscillator can be tuned by the user by utilizing Ambient’s ACC501 Clockit Con-
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troller. This can be helpful on a larger production utilizing several PIX 240is to have the least amount
of error possible. The tuning is performed by connecting the Clockit Controller to the PIX 240i’s
LEMO connector and following the instructions on the Clockit Controller.
Timecode Modes
Freerun Timecode Mode
Generator mode. Timecode runs continuously. The value can be set by “jamming value” in the Setup
Menu option Timecode/Sync  Jam Received TC or by manually setting a value from the Setup
Menu option Timecode/Sync  Set Generator TC.
Freerun Auto Mute
Functions the same as Freerun mode except timecode signal is muted from the LTC output when the
PIX 240i is in stopped mode. This allows rec-run functionality when Rec Run mode is not suitable
(e.g. Multi-camera shoots).
Synchronization & Timecode
In Auto mute timecode modes, the overlaid timecode displayed on the video output will continue to run
when external timecode signal is lost.
Record Run Timecode Mode
Generator mode. The recorder sends running timecode while recording and stationary timecode
while not recording. Timecode in this mode defaults to the last stationary value at power-up. When
switching to record run from another mode, the internal generator will stop at the last number generated. A user-defined value can be jammed into the internal generator from the Setup Menu option
Timecode/Sync  Set Generator TC.
24h Run (24 hour Run)
Generator mode. Timecode runs continuously. When this Timecode Mode is selected or when the
time/date is altered, the timecode value is jammed to the value of the time-of-day clock (Automatically upon changing to this setting and boot up). The value can be set by “jamming value” in the
Setup Menu section Timecode/Sync or by manually setting a value from the Setup Menu option
Timecode/Sync  Set Generator TC.
24h Run Auto Mute
Functions the same as 24h Run mode except timecode signal is muted from the LTC output when the
PIX 240i is in stopped mode. This allows rec-run functionality when Rec Run mode is not suitable
(e.g. Multi-camera shoots).
In Auto mute timecode modes, the overlaid timecode displayed on the video output will continue to run
when external timecode signal is lost.
External Timecode Mode
Reader mode. The PIX 240i’s internal timecode generator follows an external timecode signal appearing at the timecode input or timecode embedded on the SDI or HDMI input. (See “SDI Input Embedded Timecode”, page 42.) If external timecode is disconnected (or otherwise invalid), the internal
generator continues to run to preserve continuous timecode.
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External Timecode Mode - LTC Halt
Reader mode. The PIX 240i’s internal timecode generator follows an external timecode signal appearing at the time code input or timecode embedded on the SDI or HDMI input. (See “SDI Input
Embedded Timecode”, page 42.) If external timecode is disconnected (or otherwise invalid), no
timecode will be maintained on the PIX 240i (The OSD will display dashes and timecode will not be
output).
When Setup Menu option System  Rec Start/Stop is set to Timecode, LTC Halt Timecode Mode
will cause the PIX 240i to stop recording when timecode signal is disconnected or invalid (In addition to stopping when stationary timecode is received).
Timecode Frame Rate
In External mode, if the incoming frame rate does not match the frame rate as set in
Video  File Resolution/Rate, the timecode frame rate display will appear orange to notify the user.
The PIX will still record using the File Resolution/Rate.
Timecode Input Sources
Synchronization & Timecode
LEMO 5-pin
The LEMO 5-pin connection provides access to timecode input, timecode output, and Ambient® tuning. Several Sound Devices cable accessories split this connection to input and output connectors on
BNC (XL-LB2), XLR (XL-LX), or LEMO 5-pin (XL-LL). To accept timecode at the LEMO 5-pin input,
the Setup Menu option Timecode/Sync  Timecode Mode must be set to Ext TC (LTC). If timecode is
present on the Timecode BNC connection, it will take precedence over timecode on the LEMO 5-pin
connection.
Timecode BNC
The Timecode BNC will provide timecode output (by default) or timecode input. When the Setup
Menu option Timecode/Sync  Timecode BNC is set to Timecode Input and Setup Menu option
Timecode/Sync  Timecode Mode is set to Ext TC (LTC), timecode at Timecode BNC connection will
take precedence over timecode on the LEMO 5-pin input.
SDI Input Embedded Timecode
The PIX 240i can use timecode embedded in the SDI or HDMI input signal.
Timecode/Sync  Timecode Mode must be set to Ext TC (SDI, HDMI).
HDMI Input Embedded Timecode
The PIX 240i can use timecode embedded in the HDMI input signal.
Timecode/Sync  Timecode Mode must be set to Ext TC (SDI, HDMI).
Synchronization/Timecode Examples
The following examples illustrate common scenarios where synchronization can be employed with
the PIX 240i and other devices.
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The word clock output on the PIX 240i is synchronous with incoming video signal. The word clock
output can be used to sync external audio recorders to any camera. To enable word clock output, set
Setup Menu item Timecode/Sync  Sync Out to Wordclock, Follows Video In.
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Triggering Recording from External Timecode
The PIX 240i can be configured to record only when running timecode is present on the 5-pin LEMO,
the Timecode BNC, or embedded timecode on the SDI or HDMI input. The device that is sending
timecode to the PIX 240i should be configured to send running timecode when recording and stationary timecode when not recording (often referred to as “Rec Run”). To make the PIX 240i record
automatically when running timecode is sensed on the timecode input:
1. Set Setup Menu option System  Rec Start/Stopto Timecode
2. Make sure that the device that is sending timecode is configured to send stationary timecode
while stopped and running timecode while recording.
3. Optional: To cause the PIX 240i to stop recording both when stationary LTC timecode is
received and when LTC timecode signal is absent, set Setup Menu option Timecode/Sync
 Timecode Mode to Ext TC (LTC Halt).
External Control
Triggering from external timecode will not cause the PIX 240i to automatically stamp external timecode to recorded files. The timecode stamped to files is determined by the setting Timecode/Sync
 Timecode Mode
Triggering Recording from SDI Flag Bits
Start and stop flags embedded in the SDI signal from some cameras can be used to start and stop
recording of the PIX 240i. To enable this feature, set Setup Menu option System  Rec Start/Stop to
the SDI Flag option that refers to the manufacturer of the connected camera.
LANC
The LANC protocol can be used to start and stop recording of the PIX. A standard LANC controller can be plugged into the 2.5 mm LANC connector on the right panel of the PIX 240i. When Setup
Menu option System  Rec Start/Stop is to LANC In, the PIX 240i will follow commands from the
LANC controller. LANC commands recognized by the PIX 240i are Start and Stop recording.
To send LANC commands from a controller to both a camera and a PIX 240i (or to use more than
one PIX 240i), parallel the LANC signal with a Y-cable running to both the camera and the PIX. Set
the Setup Menu option System  Rec Start/Stop to LANC (parallel) for any paralleled PIX units.
Switch Contact Closure
The 2.5 mm LANC connector can alternatively be configured to function as a standard GPIO
logic connection by setting the Setup Menu option System  Rec Start/Stop to Switch Closure
or Switch Momentary. When in either of these modes, the 2.5 mm TRS “LANC” connection is no
longer used as a LANC input and the recorder will no longer function with a LANC controller. The
wiring of the TRS connector is:
• Tip: Switch Input
• Ring: +5V LED voltage output (for illuminating an LED light for record tally)
• Sleeve: Ground
When the Setup Menu option System  Rec Start/Stop to Switch Closure, recording will begin when the Switch Input (tip) is connected to ground (sleeve) and recording will stop when
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the Switch Input (tip) is disconnected from ground (sleeve). When the Setup Menu option
System  Rec Start/Stop to Switch Momentary, recording will begin when the Switch Input (tip)
is connected to ground (sleeve) and recording will stop when the Switch Input (tip) is connected to
ground (sleeve) a subsequent time.
To use the LED output, connect an LED between the 2.5mm ring and sleeve with a series resistor.
The anode (+) of the LED should connect to the ring and the cathode (-) to the sleeve. A good starting
point for the resistor value is 220 ohms, but the value depends on the particular LED used. The ring
is internally connected to 5V when recording (and to 0V otherwise) with a series 100 ohm resistor.
USB Keyboard
The PIX 240i supports s standard USB keyboard connected to the USB A connector on the Right
Panel. The keyboard can be used to navigate menus, enter text, and perform various other functions.
A full list of keyboard commands is included in the rear of this guide. (See “Keyboard Shortcuts”, page
64.)
Keyboards with integrated USB hubs are not supported.
External Control
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Storage Devices
Supported Storage Devices
Sound Devices maintains a list of storage devices that are approved for use with the PIX 240i. An upto-date list of supported storage devices can be found online: http://www.videodevices.com/approved
Approved mechanical drives are recommended for use only in stationary applications. Excessive vibration
or motion may cause data corruption when using mechanical drives.
PIX-CADDY
The PIX-CADDY allows for simple, quick, and solid connection and removal of drives for file storage and exchange. When connected to a PIX 240i, whether powered on or off, the caddy’s USB 3.0,
FireWire 800 connections are disabled. When the PIX-CADDY is removed, it operates as a highspeed data interface for transferring files from the drive to a computer. Only one data connection can
be used at a time. See PIX-CADDY documentation for details on attaching a 2.5” drive to the PIXCADDY.
Storage Devices
eSATA
An external storage device can be used instead of the PIX-CADDY. When the PIX-CADDY is removed, the eSATAp is exposed. An external storage device with an eSATAp connector can be
attached to the PIX 240i’s eSATAp Connector with a standard eSATAp cable. The drive in the enclosure must be an approved drive.
This port can be used to power an external drive via 5V eSATAp, or it can be used with powered
external enclosures using an eSATA (non-powered) cable.
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File Storage
The PIX 240i formats and writes to an exFAT filesystem. The exFAT filesystem is readable and writable by all major operating systems. 2.5” drive and CF storage devices to be used with the PIX 240i
must be formatted from the PIX 240i.
Formatting
To format a drive:
1. Make sure the CF or 2.5” drive to be formatted is connected to the recorder.
2. Open Setup Menu option File Storage  Erase/Re-format.
3. Choose the appropriate Erase/Re-format sub-option for the drive to be formatted (SSD or
CF).
4. A confirmation dialog will appear: “All data will be erased. Continue?”. Turn the control
knob to select OK.
5. Use the displayed on-screen keyboard (or an external USB keyboard, if attached) to enter a
volume label for the drive, and then use the Control knob to select OK to initiate the format.
Target Storage Device for Recording
File Storage
The PIX 240i can record directly to approved CF or 2.5” drives. The Setup Menu option
File Storage  Primary Drive controls which drive will be written to depending on which drives
are attached. When the primary drive is full, the PIX 240i can be configured to automatically begin recording to the other drive or stop recording, with the Setup Menu option File Storage 
When Drive is Full.
Notes on automatic drive switching:
• If the drive that is set as the primary drive is not attached when the Record button is pressed,
the PIX will record to the alternate drive (if present).
• In order for automatic switching to occur, the drive to be switched to must be attached and
mounted prior to hitting Record. Drives that are not mounted prior to hitting record will not be
available for automatic switching until recording is Stopped.
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File Management and Metadata
File View
Files recorded on the PIX 240i are compiled in the File View as a list of clips. Push the Files button to
access the File View. Clips are arranged chronologically and grouped by Reel. Turn the Control knob
to highlight individual rows in File View.
When the reel number is changed (File Storage  Reel) and a new clip is recorded, a new group will
be created in the file list. Rows with a grey background indicate a group of clips by Reel number.
The number of clips in the reel is indicated, and the total size (in GB) of the clips within the reel is
also indicated. To browse the clips within a group, highlight the group and push the Control knob.
File Management & Metadata
Clips that exceed the time set in Setup Menu option File Storage  File Split every will consist of
more than one file and be grouped into one row in the File View. Clips grouped in this way will be
indicated with a number following the clip name. This number represents the amount of files in the
clip. Pushing the Control knob when a multi-file clip is highlighted will open a sub-list of the files
that make up the clip.
When Setup Menu option File Storage  File Split Every is set to Off, file splitting is disabled.
Reel group
Number of clips in the reel
indicated in brackets. Press
Control knob to expand or
collapse.
Clip
Single file clip. Press Control
knob to view details. Press
Play to play.
Clip
Multi-file clip. Number of
files in the clip indicated in
brackets. Press Control knob
to expand or collapse. Press
Play to play first file.
File
File of a multi-file clip. Only
shown when clip is expanded.
Press Control knob to view
details. Press Play to play.
File Details
Highlight a file and push the Control knob to view the File Details of that file. File detail includes:
• Start time code
• Timecode frames-per-second
• Timecode user bits
• Video resolution
• Video frame rate
• Video codec
• Media
• File size
• Duration
• Audio Format
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Deleting a File
To delete a file:
1. Push the files button to enter the File View.
2. Scroll with the Control knob to highlight and select the file to be deleted.
3. Highlight and select the Delete option. A dialog will appear to confirm the deletion. Turn the
Control knob to highlight and select “OK”.
File Size Limit
To aid in maintaining manageable file sizes, the PIX 240i will automatically begin writing a new
file after a set amount of minutes has elapsed in a recording. The beginning of this new file will be
seamless to the ending of the previous file. The default time before splitting the file is 60 minutes.
The Setup Menu option File Storage  File Split every adjusts the amount of time before a file split
occurs.
File Naming
Files are named according to the file name format as set with Setup Menu option
File Storage  File Name Format. The options for file name format include various combinations of
CamID, Reel, Clip, Scene/Shot, and Take metadata fields.
RED File Format
When the Setup Menu option File Storage  File Name Format is set to RED File Format, the PIX
240i will generate files that follow the same naming convention used by RED cameras:
Camera Letter
A001_C002_0502.mov
Reel
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The PIX 240i will extract the Camera Letter, Reel, and Clip Number from the RED and apply them to
the file’s CamID, Reel number, and Clip number respectively. (See “Metadata”, page 51.)
Arri File Format
When the Setup Menu option File Storage  File Name Format is set to Arri File Format, the PIX
240i will generate files that follow the same naming convention used by Arri Alexa cameras:
Camera Index
Clip Index
B001C001_120601_R1RA.mov
Reel
Clip Counter
Date
Unique Camera ID
The PIX 240i will extract the Unique Camera ID, Reel, and Clip Counter from the Alexa and apply
them to the file’s CamID, Reel number, and Clip number respectively. (See “Metadata”, page 51.)
File Management & Metadata
Sony File Format
When the Setup Menu option File Storage  File Name Format is set to Sony File Format, the PIX
240i will generate files that follow the same naming convention used by Sony PMWFF5 cameras:
<Camera ID><Reel Number><Camera Position><Clip Number>_<YYMMDD><Unique ID>
This option only applies to incoming SDI signal when the source is the Sony PMWF55.
The Sony PMWF55 has two options for file naming: the CamID and Reel, which is supported, and Title,
which is not supported.
When the PIX 240i File Name Format is set to Sony File Format, and the F55 camera is set to CamID
and Reel, then the PIX 240i file names will be identical to the F55’s, and they will be placed in a Reel
folder derived from the Sony F55’s CamID and Reel.
Metadata
Several parameters can be set within the Setup Menu File Storage to aid in the organization of files.
This metadata can be used in naming the file which is to be recorded. Folders are created on the 2.5”
drive or CF card based on the Reel number. The Reel number and start timecode value are recorded
within the QuickTime’s metadata fields.
CamID
The CamID field consists of a single alpha character. It is intended to indicate which physical camera
shot the content for the take.
Reel
The reel can be considered a container for all assets generated during a recording session or day’s work. This field
consists of a numeric value between 1 and 999. It is intended
to indicate what reel the recording is part of. The PIX 240i
will create a folder at the root level for each Reel. Recorded
files are placed inside the current Reel folder. A change to
the Reel value will automatically reset the Clip value to 1.
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Clip
The Clip field consists of a numeric value between 1 and 999. It is intended to indicate what clip
number the recording is. This field can be set manually and will increment each time a new file is
recorded. The Clip number will reset to 1 when the Reel number is changed.
Scene/Shot
The Scene/Shot field consists of a alpha-numeric value. Use this field to indicate a descriptive name
for the current scene or shot. A change to the Scene/Shot value will automatically reset the Take
value to 1.
Take
The Take field consists of a numeric value between 1 and 999. It is intended to indicate what take
number the clip is, relative to the scene. This field can be set manually and will increment each time
a new file is recorded. The Take number will reset to 1 when the Scene name is changed.
Transfering Files to a Computer
File Management & Metadata
QuickTime files on PIX formatted storage volumes (2.5” drive, CF card, or any external storage
device) can be copied to a computer by removing the storage device from the PIX 240i and connecting it to a computer. Storage devices formatted with the PIX 240i use the exFAT filesystem. (See “File
Storage”, page 48.)
The Firewire 800 and USB 3.0 connectors on the PIX-CADDY are disabled when the PIX-CADDY is
attached to the PIX 240i. When attaching the PIX-CADDY to a computer, either the Firewire 800 or
the USB 3.0 connection must be used; Not both.
Sound Devices recommends first copying files from the 2.5” drive or CF card to the computer first
and then editing the files. It is not recommended to edit files directly off of the 2.5” drive or CF card.
Do not copy files from a computer (or any other host device) to a drive that is intended to be used by the
PIX 240i. If this occurs, it is advisable to format the drive with the PIX 240i before making new recordings.
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Setup and Firmware
Firmware Update
At times, Sound Devices makes updates available for the PIX 240i. These updates are easy to apply:
1. Download the new .prg file from the Sound Devices website.
2. Copy this file to the CF card or 2.5” drive, and insert into the PIX 240i.
3. Ensure that the power source for the PIX 240i is reliable. Power loss during a firmware upgrade process can produce unexpected results.
4. From the System menu in the Setup Menu, select Firmware Update. The PIX 240i will search
for the .prg file and give the option to install the first file that it finds (cancelling this dialog
will cause the PIX to search for another .prg on any attached storage devices). When the correct .prg file has been located, highlight the OK button and push the Control knob to begin
the firmware update.
5. The PIX will verify that the file is not corrupted, then it will update the firmware. When done
the unit will need to be powered down and then back up.
Setup & Firmware
Saving and Loading Setup Files
To save all of the settings to a setup file, select the Setup Menu option
Quick Setup  Save Settings to SSD or Save Settings to CF. Use the on-screen keyboard (or attached USB keyboard) to enter a name for the setup file. This will save all of the current settings to an
XML file on the root of the selected storage device. To load a previously saved setup file, select the
Setup Menu option Quick Setup  Load Settings from SSD or Load Settings from CF.
Formatting a storage device will also remove any setup files that are on the drive. Setup files can be stored
on a computer and copied back to a CF or 2.5” drive to be loaded on the PIX 240i.
Custom Default Settings and Setup Menu Option Visibility
The Setup Menu option Quick Setup  Load Factory Settings loads a setup that is saved internally
to the PIX when it leaves the factory. It is possible to alter this “factory” setup, so that the Setup
Menu option Quick Setup  Load Factory Settings will load a custom default.
It is also possible to hide specific Setup Menu parameters and options. This is useful for Setup Menu
options that are not commonly used in a particular workflow, or to simplify use when lending the
unit to another user.
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To customize defaults and Setup Menu option visibility:
1. Attach a USB keyboard to the PIX 240i USB keyboard jack.
2. Press the MENU button to enter the Setup Menu.
3. Press Ctrl + Alt + F10 on the keyboard. If this is the first time this action has been performed
since powering the PIX 240i up, a password dialog will appear. Enter the password (the default password is “default”).
4. After the correct password has been entered, the Settings Customization Menu will appear.
Select Edit Menu & Default Values.
Setup & Firmware
5. The Setup Menu will be shown with a colored background. There will be check boxes next to
each menu item. Navigate the menu with the Control knob, as usual.
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6. To to change the visibility of an item in the Setup Menu, push the spacebar on the keyboard
while the item is highlighted. Checked items will be displayed in the Setup Menu and unchecked items will not be displayed.
Setup & Firmware
Crossed out items will be hidden
7. Settings changed at this point will become the default settings.
8. When finished, press Esc or F1 on the keyboard. This will show the Settings Customization
Menu again. Select any of the save options.
Keep a record of the password, if it is changed. A lost password could result in undesirable limitations.
The Settings Customization Menu option Reset to Factory Settings will make all Setup Menu items
visible and revert default settings to factory defaults.
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Setup Menu Options
The Setup Menu controls a wide range of parameters for the PIX 240i. The parameters are organized
into categories, making the setup Menu easy to navigate. The following tables show the parameter
name, a description, options available, and the factory default setting where applicable.
Default settings can be altered. (See “Custom Default Settings and Setup Menu Option Visibility”, page
53.)
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Primary Drive
Selects which storage device to record to.
»» SSD
•  CF
2
When Drive is Full
Whether or not to automatically switch to the other
storage device if the primary drive becomes full while
recording.
»» Stop recording
•  Switch to other drive
3
File Split Every
Choose the recording time that will elapse before a
new file is created automatically. Since DNxHD codec
is variable bit rate, the size of each file will vary, even
though the running time will be the same.
•  1 min
•  5 min
•  10 min
•  15 min
•  30 min
»» 60 min
•  Split Disabled (10 Hours Max)
4
File Name Format
The format for file names as they are written to the
drive.
»» Drive_Reel_Clip.mov
•  Reel_Clip.mov
•  CamID_Reel_Clip.mov
•  Reel_Scene_Take.mov
•  Scene_Take.mov
•  RED File Format
•  Arri File Format
•  Sony File Format
5
CamID
»» A
(single alpha to “Z”).
6
Reel
•  1
(numeric)
7
Clip
»» 1
(numeric)
8
Scene/Shot
»» “Scene 1”
(multi alphanumeric)
9
Take
»» 1
(numeric)
10
Erase/Reformat
•  Erase/Re-format: SSD
•  Erase/Re-format: CF
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Video
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Video Input
Physical source to derive recorded video from.
•  HDMI
»» SDI
2
File Resolution/Rate
The resolution and frame to convert input video to.
This will affect files recorded and all video outputs.
»» Same as Video Input
•  1080p30/29.97
•  1080p25
•  1080p24/23.976
•  1080i60/59.94
•  1080i50
•  1080PsF30/29.97
•  1080PsF25
•  1080PsF24/23.976
•  720p60/59.94
•  720p50
•  720p30/29.97
•  720p25
•  720p24/23.976
•  576i59 (PAL)
•  480i59.94 (NTSC)
3
Codec
The video codec to use for encoding. Note for DNxHD
that the rates listed are assuming 1080p30. If a different resolution and frame rate is selected, the PIX 240i
will use the corresponding DNxHD data rate.
•  DNxHD 220x 220Mb/s, 10bit
•  DNxHD 220 220Mb/s, 8bit
•  DNxHD 145 145Mb/s, 8bit
•  DNxHD 36 36Mb/s, 8bit
•  ProRes 4444 330Mb/s, 12-bit
•  ProRes 422HQ 220Mb/s, 10bit
»» ProRes 422 145Mb/s, 10bit
•  ProRes 422LT 100Mb/s, 8bit
•  ProRes 422Proxy 36Mb/s, 8bit
4
Up Conversion
•  4:3->16:9 Anamorphic
»» 4:3->16:9 Pillar Box
•  4:3->16:9 Zoom Letterbox
•  4:3->16:9 Zoom 14:9
•  4:3->16:9 Zoom Wide
5
Down Conversion
»» 16:9->4:3 Letterbox
•  16:9->4:3 Crop
•  16:9->4:3 Anamorphic
6
Input PsF Detect
»» Auto
When set to “Auto”, the PIX will sense PsF signal
based on a flag within the signal stream. Most devices •  Interpret 1080i as PsF
with SDI output will provide this flag, however some
SDI outputs and all HDMI outputs will not provide this
flag. When sending PsF signal from these devices,
choose “Interpret 1080i as PsF”
7
SDI Output Type
HD output type employs SMPTE 292M / HD-SDI on
SDI output. 3G output type employs SMPTE 424M /
3G-SDI on SDI output.
»» HD (4:2:2 10-bit)
•  3G (4:4:4 12-bit)
8
Video Out TC Overlay
Superimpose the current timecode over the video signal on the selected output. Timecode value appears in
lower left corner of the frame.
»» Off
•  SDI out
•  HDMI out
•  SDI + HDMI out
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Setup Menu Options
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Audio Input
Physical source to derive recorded audio from.
»» Analog XLR
•  AES (Digital) XLR 1-2ch
•  AES (Digital) XLR 1-4ch
•  SDI/HDMI 2ch
•  SDI 4ch
•  SDI 6ch
•  SDI 8ch
•  Analog 2ch + SDI/HDMI 2ch
•  Analog 2ch + SDI 4ch
•  Analog 2ch + SDI 6ch
•  OFF
2
Analog 1 Source
Selects the input level and whether or not phantom
power should be applied to analog input 1.
»» Mic
•  Mic 48V
•  Line
•  Line 48V
3
Analog 2 Source
Selects the input level and whether or not phantom
power should be applied to analog input 2.
»» Mic
•  Mic 48V
•  Line
•  Line 48V
4
Analog 1 Low cut
Engages low-cut filter on analog Input 1 at the specified frequency.
»» OFF
•  40Hz
•  80Hz
•  120Hz
•  160Hz
•  200Hz
•  240Hz
5
Analog 2 Low cut
Engages low-cut filter on analog Input 2 at the specified frequency.
»» OFF
•  40Hz
•  80Hz
•  120Hz
•  160Hz
•  200Hz
•  240Hz
6
Low cut Slope
Selects the curve of the analog low-cut filters.
•  6dB/oct
»» 12dB/oct
7
input Limiter (1,2)
Toggles input limiters on analog inputs.
»» On
•  Off
8
Analog 1 Polarity
Selects normal or inverse polarity for analog Input 1.
»» Normal
•  Reverse
9
Analog 2 Polarity
Selects normal or inverse polarity for analog Input 2.
»» Normal
•  Reverse
10
Input 1 Delay
Applies the specified amount (in milliseconds) of
digital delay to Input 1.
»» 0ms
(numeric 0-500)
11
Input 2 Delay
Applies the specified amount (in milliseconds) of
digital delay to Input 2.
»» 0ms
(numeric 0-500)
12
Input 3 Delay
Applies the specified amount (in milliseconds) of
digital delay to Input 3.
»» 0ms
(numeric 0-500)
13
Input 4 Delay
Applies the specified amount (in milliseconds) of
digital delay to Input 4.
»» 0ms
(numeric 0-500)
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Description
Options
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Input Linking
Selects whether Input 1 and Input 2 gains are controlled independantly (Unlinked), together (1-2), or
together with MS decoding (1-2MS).
»» Unlinked
•  1-2
•  1-2MS
15
Output Source - XLR
The audio channels sent to the analog XLR outputs.
Left of the comma represents left output and right of
the comma represents right output.
»» 1,2
•  3,4
•  5,6
•  7,8
•  1357,2468
•  12345678
16
Output XLR 1 Attenuation
Attenuate analog output 1 by 1 dB increments.
»» 0 dB
(numeric 0-20)
17
Output XLR 2 Attenuation
Attenuate analog output 2 by 1 dB increments
»» 0 dB
(numeric 0-20)
18
Input Delay to Output
Toggles whether or not Input Delay affects audio
signal to the main audio outputs.
»» On
•  Off
19
Headphone Source
The audio channels sent to the headphone output.
Left of the comma represents left headphone channel
and right of the comma represents right headphone
channel.
»» 1,2
•  3,4
•  5,6
•  7,8
•  1357,2468
•  12345678
20
Headphone: LCD A/V Align
Delays audio to Headphone output to align with video
on LCD.
»» Off
•  On
Setup Menu Options
#
Timecode/Sync
#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Timecode Mode
Sets the running mode for the internal timecode generator and/or the method which the PIX 240i receives
SMPTE timecode. (See “Timecode Modes”,
page 41.)
»» Off
•  Freerun
•  Freerun Auto Mute
•  Record run
•  24h Run
•  24h Run Auto Mute
•  Ext TC (LTC)
•  Ext TC (LTC Halt)
»» Ext TC (SDI, HDMI)
2
Drop Frame Enable
Enable or disable drop frame timecode.
»» Off
•  On
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
Setup Menu Options
3
Sync Out
Determines whether the signal on the Sync Output
BNC is genlock or wordclock, and determines the
sync reference for that signal. When settings of a
resolution / frame rate are selected, the Sync Out
BNC will supply genlock signal at the specified rate
that reference the internal Ambient® Lockit.
»» Off
•  1080p30
•  1080p29.97
•  1080p25
•  1080p24
•  1080p23.976
•  1080i60/PsF30
•  1080i59.94/PsF29.97
•  1080i50/PsF25
•  1080PsF24
•  1080PsF23.976
•  720p60
•  720p59.94 (29.97)
•  720p50
•  720p30
•  720p29.97
•  720p25
•  720p24
•  720p23.976
•  576i50 (PAL)
•  480i59.94 (29.97 NTSC)
•  Genlock, Follows Video In
•  Wordclock, Follows Video In
4
Timecode BNC
Selects whether the Timecode BNC functions as an
input or output for SMPTE timecode.
•  Timcode Output
»» Timecode Input
5
Auto-Record Hold Off
6
Jam Received TC
Opens a dialog that displays incoming timecode
value in realtime (RxTC), incoming userbits (UB),
transmitting/internal (Ambient® Lockit) timecode value
(GENTC), and transmitting/internal userbits (UB).
7
Jam time Of Day
Sets the internal timecode clock to the current time
of day.
8
Set Generator TC
Sets the Ambient® Lockit timecode generator value in
HH:MM:SS.FF format.
»» 00:00:00.00
(Timecode value)
9
Set Generator UBits
Sets userbits of the Ambient® Lockit timecode
generator.
»» 00 00 00 00
(Hex: 00-FF for each slot)
10
File Start TC Offset
Sets the amount of offset (in frames) to apply to the
timecode value that is stamped to recorded files. This
setting does not affect timecode output.
»» 0
(numeric -10 to +10)
»» 0 sec
(numeric 0-8)
•  Push Control knob to jam internal timecode to incoming (RxTC)
timecode.
•  Push Menu button to back out.
LCD Monitor
#
60
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Exposure Assist
»» False Color, 12-step
•  False Color, 4-step
•  Zebras 1
•  Zebras 2
•  Zebras 1+2
2
Focus Assist
»» Peaking
•  Edge Enhance
3
Zebra 1 Level
»» 70 IRE +/-5%
(numeric 50-108)
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
4
Zebra 2 Threshold
»» 85 IRE
(numeric 70-108)
5
Peaking Color
•  White
»» Red
•  Blue
•  Green
•  Yellow
6
Peaking Sensitivity
•  High
»» Mid
•  Low
7
Peaking Background Contrast
»» 1x
•  0.5x
•  0.25x
•  No Background
8
Vertical Flip Display
»» Off
•  On
9
Horizontal Flip Display
»» Off
•  On
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Parameter Name
Description
Setup Menu Options
Display
Options
1
ABS Time
Display of absolute record time.
»» On
•  Off
2
File Codec
Display of current file codec
»» On
•  Off
3
File Name
Display of current file name
»» On
•  Off
4
File Resolution/Rate
Display of current file resolution
»» On
•  Off
5
Input - Audio
Display of audio input levels for channels 1 and 2
»» On
•  Off
6
Input - Video
Display of video input resolution and rate
»» On
•  Off
7
Headphone Source
Display of headphone audio source
»» On
•  Off
8
Audio Metering
Display of audio meters for inputs 1 and 2
•  Off
»» Top (wide)
•  Top (thin)
•  Bottom (thin)
•  Left (thin)
•  Right (thin)
9
Ext DC Status
Display of voltage for external DC input
»» On
•  Off
10
Battery Status
Display of voltage levels for both onboard Li-ion batteries
»» On
•  Off
11
Time/date
Display of time of day and date
»» On
•  Off
12
Timecode
Display of current timecode value
»» On
•  Off
13
SSD Status
Display of time remaining (or offline) status of the
SSD
»» On
•  Off
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
14
CF Status
Display of time remaining (or offline) status of the CF
card
»» On
•  Off
15
Cue Marker
Display of cue information during playback
»» On
•  Off
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Test Signal Generator
2
Audio Tone Level
The level (in dBFS) of generated audio tone.
»» -20dBFS
(numeric -40 - 0)
3
HP Warning Bell Level
Adjusts the level of the heaphone warning bell sound
»» -20dBFS
(Off to -12dBFS)
4
Time Zone
Selects the international timezone
»» (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US)
(All GMT zones)
5
Daylight Saving
Toggles daylight saving on or off for the time-of-day
clock
»» Off
•  On
6
Time Format
Selects between 12 or 24 hour format for the time-ofday clock
»» 12h
•  24h
7
Date Format
Selects between MM/DD/YY and DD/MM/YY date
format
»» MM/DD/YY
•  DD/MM/YY
8
Set Date/Time
Set the time and date
9
Rec Start/Stop
Determines what method the PIX 240i uses to automatically start and stop recording.
»» Switch Closure
•  Switch Momentary
•  LANC In
•  LANC (parallel)
•  SDI Flag - RED
•  SDI Flag - Panasonic
•  SDI Flag - Panasonic (Varicam)
•  SDI Flag - Canon
•  SDI Flag - Sony
•  SDI Flag - Arri
•  SDI Flag - PIX
•  Timecode
10
Rec button File Split
Whether or not a new file will be created when the
REC button is pushed during recording.
•  On
»» Off
11
Playback Mode
Upon reaching the end of a file during playback, the
PIX 240i will return to the Main View (Play Once) or
pause on the last frame (Play Once - Pause)
»» Play Once
•  Play Once - Pause
•  Play All
•  Play All - Pause
•  Play All - Loop
•  Play List
•  Play List - Pause
•  Play List - Loop
12
Shortcuts
Displays a dialog that shows all shortcut button combinations. This is not a setting, but a helpful reference.
13
Info
Displays a dialog indicating firmware version and
serial number. This is not a setting, but a helpful reference.
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14
Parameter Name
Update Software
Description
Options
Searches attached drives for a .prg firmware file and
begins the firmware update process.
Quick Setup
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Load Factory Settings
Loads default setup
2
Load Settings From SSD
Loads selected setup from setups saved on the SSD
• All settings files located on SSD
3
Load Settings From CF
Loads selected setup from setups saved on the CF
• All settings files located on CF
4
Save Settings to SSD
Opens dialog to name and save current setup to SSD
5
Save Settings to CF
Opens dialog to name and save current setup to CF
Setup Menu Options
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Shortcuts
Button Shortcuts
Button Combination
Function
AUDIO + Control knob push
Select headphone audio source.
AUDIO + Control knob rotate
Adjust headphone gain.
LCD + Control knob push
Hold LCD
MENU + FILES
Adjust LCD Backlight, LCD brightness, LCD contrast, LCD chroma and button backlight.
Turns off LCD display.
Button lock options: Unlock Buttons, Lock Non-Transport Buttons, or Lock All Buttons.
STOP + REW
False take.
LCD + AUDIO
Toggle Zoom on LCD display
LCD + MENU
Toggle Focus Assist on LCD display
LCD + FILES
Toggle Exposure Assist on LCD display
PLAY + FF
Begin looping between cue points when in loop playback mode
PLAY + REW
Begin looping of clip when in loop playback mode
FILES
When in playback or record mode: Set a cue point
Hold FILES
When in playback or record mode: Delete last cue point
Keyboard Shortcuts
Shortcuts
F1, F2, F3, and F4 keys can be pushed in combinations to activate button shortcuts.
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Function
F1
MENU Button
F2
FILES Button
F3
AUDIO Window
F4
LCD Button
Ctrl + R
Record Button
Ctrl + S
Stop Button
Space Bar
Play Button
Left Arrow
During playback: Rewind Button
In menus: Same as Escape key
Right Arrow
During playback: Fast-Forward Button
In menus: Same as Enter key
Enter
Rotary Encoder push
Up Arrow
Rotary Encoder turn (up)
Down Arrow
Rotary Encoder turn (down)
Menu Button
MENU Button
Ctrl + L
Loop Mode toggle
Ctrl + Q
Delete Que Marker
Ctrl + Alt + F10 (in Menu only)
Enters Menu Customization
Home (In Menu and File List only)
Skips to top of the list
End (In Menu and File List only)
Skips to bottom of the list
Page Up (In Menu and File List only)
Skips to top of visible items
Page Down (In Menu and File List only)
Skips to bottom of visible items
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Connector Pin Assignments
XLR-F
(Analog inputs)
XLR-F
(AES inputs)
Pin Assignments
1–ground
2–signal (+)
3–signal (-)
1–ground
2–signal (+)
3–signal (-)
Notes
Mates with XLR-Male connector
7.5k ohm input impedance, mic level
20k ohm input impedance, line level, activebalanced
Mates with XLR-Male connector
Transformer balanced
AES3 specification
XLR-M 5-pin
(Analog outputs)
1– Ground
2– Channel 1 Positive (+)
3– Channel 1 Negative (-)
4– Channel 2 Positive (+)
5– Channel 2 Negative (-)
Mates with XLR-Female 5-pin connector
120 ohm output impedance, active balanced
3.5mm TRS
(Headphone output)
Tip–signal L
Ring–signal R
Sleeve–signal ground
Mates with 3.5 mm TRS jack.
BNC
(Timecode output)
BNC
(SDI input & SDI output)
Mates with BNC male connector
Unbalanced, coaxial connection
Center pin–signal
Sleeve–ground
BNC
(Genlock or Wordclock
output)
5-pin LEMO
Timecode I/O
2.5mm TRS
LANC
2.5mm TRS
GPIO
Mates with BNC male connector
Unbalanced, coaxial connection, 75 ohm connectors recommended
Mates with BNC male connector
Unbalanced, coaxial connection, 75 ohm connectors recommended
1–ground
2–SMPTE TC In
3–ASCII in/out
4–tuning out
5–SMPTE TC out
Tip–switch closure
Ring-LED driver
Shield–ground
Mates with male LEMO B-series connector
Pin assignments as viewed on panel-mounted
connector
Mates with 2.5 mm male connector
Mates with 2.5 mm male connector
eSATAp Female
Mates with eSATAp male connector
Accessible only when PIX-CADDY is not
inserted
USB-A
Keyboard Input
For use with USB Keyboards only. Data transfer is not supported
Hirose 4-pin
DC Input
Connector Pin Assignments
Connector
1 – ground
2 – ground
3 – DC (+) *
4 – DC (+)
10-17 Volt DC input. *Pin 3 operates battery
charger for Li-Ion batteries. Mates with Sound
Devices XL-NPH and XL-WPH3 powering accessories. See Accessories for details.
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Specifications
Video
Specifications
HDMI
Input
•  4:4:4 or 4:2:2, 10/8 bit, RGB or YCbCr
•  Version 1.4a
•  HDCP enabled
Output
•  4:2:2, 8 bit, RGB or YCbCr
•  Version 1.3
SDI
Input
•  3G-SDI (levels A and B), HD-SDI, or SDI
•  4:4:4 or 4:2:2, 12/10/8 bit, RGB or YCbCr
•  SMPTE 259, 292, and 424
Output
•  3G-SDI (level A), HD-SDI, or SDI
•  4:4:4 or 4:2:2, 12/10/8 bit, YCbCr
•  SMPTE 259, 292, and 424
SDI ANC (SMPTE 291M)
SDI Input (To Quicktime file)
•  SMPTE 272M, 292M, 315M
•  Alpermann+Velte SID (DID 0x53, SDID 0x49)
SDI Output (From Quicktime file)
•  SMPTE 272M, 292M, 315M
•  Alpermann+Velte SID (DID 0x53, SDID 0x49)
Supported Resolutions /
Rates (Recording, Output,
and Input)
•  1080p30
•  1080p29.97
•  1080p25
•  1080p24
•  1080p23.976
•  1080i60
•  1080PsF23.976
•  720p60
•  720p59.94
•  720p50
•  720p30 (SDI)
•  720p29.97 (SDI)
Up Conversion
480i, 576i to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p; 10 bit; Anamorphic, Pillar box, Zoom Letterbox, Zoom 14:9,
Zoom Wide
Cross Conversion
720p, 1080i, 1080p, PsF to 720p, 1080i, 1080p; 10 bit; Letterbox, Crop, Anamorphic
Down Conversion
720p, 1080i, or 1080p to 480i or 576i; Letterbox, Crop, Anamorphic
Frame Rate Conversion
•  24,25,30,50,60 to 24,25,30,50,60
•  23.976,29.97,59.94 to 23.976,29.97,59.94
•  Automatic 3:2 pulldown removal in 23.976 and 24 modes
•  Other pulldown cadences used: 2:2:2:4, 2:3:3:2, 3:2:3:2:2, and 2:2
LCD Display
5-inch IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD; 800x480 resolution
•  1080i59.94
•  1080i50
•  1080PsF30
•  1080PsF29.97
•  1080PsF25
•  1080PsF24
•  720p25 (SDI)
•  720p24 (SDI)
•  720p23.976 (SDI)
•  576i50
•  480i59.94
Analog Audio
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Frequency Response
10Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz
THD + Noise
0.004% max (1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW)
Input Topology
Mic and Line: fully electronically balanced, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected;
pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold
Mic Input Gain
0 to 70dB
Input Impedance
3.3k
Input Clipping Level
+8dBu min.
Gain Matching
+/- 0.1dB channel to channel
High-pass Filters
40-240Hz in 40Hz increments, 6 or 12 dB/oct
Mic Powering
48V DC in mic or line position
Line Output Clipping Level
+18dBu
Output Attenuation
0-20 dB, 1 dB increments
Output Topology
Line: fully electronically-balanced, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 driven hot, pin-3
driven cold; let pin-3 float for unbalanced connections.
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Digital Audio
Sample Rate / Bit Depth
48 kHz, 24-bit
AES3
4 channels via 2 balanced AES inputs on XLR 3-pin connectors, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p.
Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates.
HDMI
2 channels embedded HDMI input, 8 channels embedded HDMI output.
Accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k, 192k sample rates.
SDI
8 channels embedded SDI input, 8 channels embedded SDI output, 48k sample rate
Storage
SSD
Sound Devices approved 2.5” drives.
CompactFlash
Sound Devices approved CompactFlash cards
External
eSATAp connection, supplies 5V @ 2A
See Sound Devices’ website for a list of
approved media:
http://www.videodevices.com/approved
Timecode and Sync
Modes Supported
Freerun, Record run, External
Frame Rates
23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Accuracy
Holds accurate timecode for 2 hours after power is removed
Timecode Inputs / Outputs
•  LEMO 5-pin (input and output)
•  SDI Input BNC (input)
•  SDI Output BNC (output)
Timecode Input / Output Signal
(LEMO 5-pin and Timecode BNC)
20k ohm impedance, 0.3V p-p (–8 dBu) minimum / 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Sync Output
•  Analog bi-, tri-level sync / Genlock
•  Wordclock (Square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3vp-p, 75 ohm)
Ambient® Lockit
+/- 0.2ppm (½ frame per 24hrs) accuracy, field tunable via Ambient® Controller
Specifications
•  HDMI Input Jack (Input)
•  Timecode Input BNC (input or output)
Power
Batteries
•  Operating batteries: removable 7.2 V (nominal) Sony L-type Li-ion
•  Timecode battery, Internal Li-ion battery
•  Time and date battery: Internal CR2032 Li coin cell. (Sound Devices recommends the unit be
returned to the factory for service of all internal components)
External
10–18 V, via locking 4-pin Hirose connector, use Hirose #HR10-7P-4P (DigiKey# HR100-ND) for
locking mating DC connector; pin-1 (-), pin-4 (+). See Powering
Current Draw @ 12V
1A stop mode, 2.4A record/play mode using SSD
Physical
Size (H x W x D)
4.0” x 5.5” x 2.4” (10.2 cm x 14 cm x 6.1 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs
Environmental
Operating Temperature
-10° C to +40° C
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Declaration of Conformity
According to EN ISO/IEC 17050-1:2004
Manufacturer’s Name:
Sound Devices, LLC
Manufacturer’s Address:
E7556 State Rd. 23 and 33
Reedsburg, WI 53959
USA
Declares under sole responsibility that the product as delivered
Product Name:
PIX Video Recorder
Model Number:
PIX 240i
Product Options:
This declaration covers all options of the above products
complies with the essential requirements of the following applicable European Directives, and carries the CE marking
accordingly:
Declaration of Conformity
EMC Directive (2004/108/EC)
EN 55022:2006 + A1:2007
EN 55103-2:2009
Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC)
EN 60065:2002 + A12:2011
Incorporating corrigenda August 2002, August 2007 and November 2011
First date of CE approval June 20, 2011.
This Declaration of Conformity applies to the above-listed products placed on the EU market after:
June 20, 2011
Date
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Software License
End-user license agreement for Sound Devices PIX 240i Embedded Software / Firmware
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Sound Devices, LLC warrants the PIX 240i against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ONE (1) year from date of original retail purchase. Users who register their product directly
with Sound Devices Technical Support by mail, online, or phone, will receive an additional ONE
(1) year of warranty coverage, extending the complete warranty period to TWO (2) years from the
date of original retail purchase. In order to extend the warranty coverage period, registration must
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technician will void warranty coverage.
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will repair or replace the product at its discretion at no charge. Warranty claims due to severe service
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For all service, including warranty repair, please contact Sound Devices for an RMA (return merchandise authorization) before sending your unit in for repair. Product returned without an RMA
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accessories, including SSD drives, CF cards, batteries, power supplies, carry cases, cables, or adapters unless instructed by Sound Devices. Sound Devices repairs and replacements may be completed
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Sound Devices cannot guarantee that a given computer, software, or operating system configuration can
be used satisfactorily with the PIX 240i Video Recorder based exclusively on the fact that it meets our
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The “wave” logo is a registered trademark, and SpeedDrive, FileSafe, PowerSafe, Wave Agent, and PIX-Assist are trademarks of Sound
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Mac and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft
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