Sound Devices Unveils New PIX-DOCK at the 2012 NAB Show

Date: 18/04/2012
Sound Devices Unveils New PIX-DOCK at the 2012 NAB Show

Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, unveils PIX-DOCK at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX-DOCK connects drives mounted in a Sound Devices PIX-CADDY to computers equipped with Thunderbolt high-speed I/O over a single Thunderbolt cable.

 

The PIX-CADDY, which is used to connect SSD volumes to all PIX recorders, is an SSD mounting accessory that also operates as a multi-format interface to attach the SSD to a computer for file transfer and management. With the introduction of the PIX-DOCK, users can now leverage Thunderbolts fast transfer speeds between drives and computers. Thunderbolt offers up to 10 Gbps interconnection speeds, making the file copying of large-capacity drives fast and easy. When using fast storage drives, its high throughput allows realtime playback of multiple streams of high-data-rate video.

 

The PIX-DOCK provides both power and data over a single cable and is compatible with SATA drives. PIX-DOCK includes a six-foot Thunderbolt cable that connects to the PIX-CADDY using its eSATAp connection. It also offers a secure, latching connection to PIX-CADDY, and its weighted base prevents sliding on desktop surfaces.

PIX-DOCK simplifies and speeds the transfer and management of files when using our PIX recorders, says Jon Tatooles, managing director at Sound Devices. By utilizing Thunderbolt, we are able provide our users with blazing fast and reliable transfers.

The PIX 220, PIX 240 and PIX 260 record directly to QuickTime using Apples ProRes or Avids DNxHD codecs. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post production, making the workflow simple and fast. The PIX 240 and PIX 260 add even more flexibility, with their time code, sync generator, and simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs. All PIX recorders bring the companys award-winning audio expertise and performance to their video products.

 

www.sounddevices.com.

 

 



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