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What do we like about the PIX-E5 in terms of its actual operation? First, it’s very easy and not expensive to get material from the drone to a computer using its SpeedDrive™ removable media. At first glance, the SpeedDrive looks like a standard USB 3.0 thumb drive, yet the SpeedDrive’s chassis can house an mSATA drive, which is capable of storage up to 1 TB. When connected to the rear of the PIX-E, the SpeedDrive’s USB 3.0 interface automatically switches to a SATA interface, which is well-suited to record continuous, high-data- rate 4k video. The added advantage of the SpeedDrive is that no special card reader or docking station is needed; I can simply unplug it from the back of the PIX-E5 and plug it into any USB computer port to quickly and easily transfer data. Also, the monitor is very good, and is quite bright. We use the PIX-E5 as a monitor or a recorder/monitor on handheld gimbals, and for setting the focus on the drone cameras. For focusing we really appreciate the TapZoom™ feature. In general, our team has found it easy to operate with a great user interface; knobs and buttons are well-placed, and the touchscreen is of superior quality. Operation is intuitive, and the software is really well thought out. Our experience with the PIX-E5 tells us that Video Devices’ quality ambitions match our requirements. We have used a few other recording monitors over the years, but these products cannot match the PIX-E5 in terms of size, weight, build quality, usability, and file transfer. Björn Olin is founder of Helifilm.com KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 110 FEBRUARY 2016 | 55