Video Devices, video products developed by Sound Devices, is now shipping the Pix-E5H, the latest in the PIX-E series of 4K recording monitors. The PIX-E5H offers HDMI-only inputs/outputs for customers that do not need SDI capabilities. In conjunction, Video Devices is also releasing firmware version 1.04 for the PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H.
Designed as an HDMI-only video alternative, the PIX-E5H records a range of Apple ProRes codecs from Proxy to ProRes 422 HQ. The Pix ProRes 4444 XQ. With v1.04, both the PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H support HDMI recording triggers for Sony and Canon cameras. The update also adds the 500GB Samsung 850 EVO mSATA solid-state drive to the approved media list, for use in the removable USB-based SpeedDrive. In addition to other enhancements, firmware v.1.04 increases the previous HDMI audio inputs and outputs to four and eight channels, respectively.
Both of the five-inch, 1920×1080-resolution, 441-ppi PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H monitors include a full suite of precision monitoring tools and the ability to record 4K edit-ready files to the affordable SpeedDrive. One such tool is TapZoom, offering focusing speed, false colors and zebras to help set exposure, guide markers for framing and a range of scopes, including waveform, histogram and vectorscope.