Sound Devices SD664 Portable Production Mixer & PIX-260i Video Recorder (SPECIAL BUDLE OFFER)
- Sound Devices SD 664 Portable Production Mixer :
- 20 Hz to 50 kHz, ± 0.5 dB
- THD + Noise
0.09% max (50 kHz, +18 dBu at line out, fade fully up)
- Equivalent Input Noise
- -126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)
- XLR Mic: active-balanced for use with ≤600 ohm mics, 4k ohm actual; 12V or 48V phantom power, 10 mA max
- XLR AES: AES3 or AES42 (10 V power), SRC
- XLR Line: active-balanced for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
- TA3 Line (7-12): active-balanced for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
- RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/10-pin): unbalanced stereo for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 30k ohm actual
- Maximum Input Level
- XLR Mic: 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
- XLR Line: +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
- RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/Multi-pin): +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)
- High-Pass Filters
- Sweepable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 12 dB/oct at 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave at 240 Hz
- Input Limiters
- Individual limiters on both trim and fader stages, +16 dBu threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time
- Link I/O
- Unbalanced stereo for linking to MixPre, 302, 442, 552, and 664; 2k ohm impedance
- Maximum Gain
- Mic-In-to-Line-Out: 93 dB
- Mic-In-to-Aux-Out, -10 Out: 79 dB
- Line-In-to-Line-Out: 39 dB
- Output Type
- Line: transformer-balanced for use with >=600 ohm inputs, 100 ohms
- -10: transformer-balanced for use with >=10k ohm inputs, 3.2k ohm
- Mic: transformer-balanced for use with >=600 ohm inputs, 150 ohms
- TA3 Mic/Line: active-balanced, pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >=3k ohm inputs, 1k ohm
- TA3 Direct Outs Mic/Line: active-balanced, pin-2 and 3 driven, use with >=3k ohm inputs, 1k ohm
- Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type): unbalanced, stereo, use with >=6k ohm input, 1.8k ohm actual
- Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4"): unbalanced, stereo, use with 8-2k ohm headphones, 50 ohms
- Line Output Clipping Level
- (1% THD) 20 dBu minimum with 10k load
- Maximum Output Level
- Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
- -10: +6 dBu (1.5 V rms)
- Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
- Tape Outs: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
- Output Limiters
- Affects analog output. Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu, 1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.
- Recording Tracks
- 16 tracks (12 inputs, 4 output buses), monophonic or polyphonic Broadcast WAV or timecode-stamped MP3
- 24-bit, 114 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical; 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz SR
- Digital Outputs
- AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 XLR-L, 3-4 XLR-R, 5-6, multi-pin 1, 7-8, multi-pin 2, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible
- Recording Storage Type
- SDHC, SD, SDXC - exFAT for cards >32 GB, FAT32 for
- Sample/Timecode Accuracy
- ± 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)
- Timecode and Sync
- Modes Supported: off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External
- Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
- Accuracy: Ambient generator, 0.5 frame in 24 hr
- Time Code Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V - 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu - +3 dBu)
- Time Code Output: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
- Word In/Out: square wave; 10k/75 ohm, 1-5V p-p input; 75 ohm, 3.3V p-p output, at SR
- External: isolated 10-18 V on locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-).
- Internal: accepts five (5) NiMH, 1.5V Lithium, or Alkaline AA batteries. Note that run time will be very limited when using Alkaline batteries (30 minutes to one hour depending on settings). NiMH or Lithium batteries are the preferred type because of the approximate 2x to 4x run time compared to Alkalines.
- Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing) Storage: -40°C to 85°C
- Dimensions and Weight
- Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 32 cm x 19.8 cm (H x W x D) 2.1" x 12.6" x 7.8"
- Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)
PIX-260i Video Recorder :
The PIX 260i is a rack-mountable, production video recorder with extensive audio and video processing
capabilities. The foundation of the PIX 260i is hardware-based, 10-bit video up/down/cross
conversion, and hardware-based encoding to Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD codecs. These features
allow for fast, reliable acquisition of video (at any standard HD or SD resolution and frame rate) and
audio (up to 32 tracks from Analog, AES, HDMI, SDI, or Dante sources) to ready-for-edit, industry
standard QuickTime .mov files.
Files are recorded simultaneously on (up to) 4 separate, 2.5” SSD storage devices via two front panel
PIX-CADDY slots and two rear panel eSATAp connections. This redundancy in local, removable
storage devices, coupled with standard, Ethernet-based file transfer features further reduces steps in
the production workflow. Gigabit Ethernet network ports enable remote access to recorded files and
the ability to transfer them quickly into a post-production environment.
Full-featured precision timecode and sync reference I/O using Ambient Clockit core technology is
provided to allow tight synchronization with external equipment in complex multi-machine configurations.
The PIX 260i supports various external control options: RS-422, GPIO, SDI flags, Timecode
triggering, and an embedded web server for network-based remote control. Network Grouping
functionality enables linked, frame-synchronized recording and playback of multiple PIX 260i units
connected to a standard Ethernet network.
This User Guide details installation and operation of the PIX 260i. This User Guide corresponds to
PIX 260i firmware version 2.10. User Guide revisions are released at the same time as firmware updates
and available online:
Several formatting features have been included to make navigating the guide easier.
• Physical buttons on the PIX 260i are represented with capital letters (REC button, MENU, etc).
All physical button names are detailed in the Panel Descriptions section.
• Button combinations are represented with the plus (+) symbol. For example: “Press LCD + AUDIO”
means to first hold down LCD, then press AUDIO, and finally release both buttons.
• 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 MENU is pushed, and the parameter is an
item in the list displayed when that category is selected (by pressing in on the Control Knob).
• Blue italicized text references sections of the user guide containing contextually relevant information.
When viewing this document on a computer, this text can be clicked to jump to the named
Video Mode and Audio Mode
Throughout this User Guide, the terms Video Mode and Audio Mode will be used. The PIX 260i is
capable of recording video and audio together into a QuickTime .mov file (Video Mode) or recording
audio only to a .wav file (Audio Only Mode). The mode is determined by the Setup Menu option
[System - Video/Audio Mode]. When set to [Video + Audio (QuickTime), the PIX 260i is in Video
Mode. When set to Audio Only Poly (Wave) or Audio Only Mono (Wave) the PIX 260i is in Audio