PIX 260i PRODUCTION VIDEO RECORDER
The PIX 260i is a powerful, rack-mounted, file-based video recorder/player. Using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the PIX 260i records and plays files up to 220 Mb/s in high-quality, 10-bit 4:2:2 video, as well as 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. The files generated from the PIX 260i are ready to be imported directly into Avid and Final Cut. This eliminates tedious and time-consuming transferring and transcoding. You also can play files out of the PIX 260i for real-time applications. The PIX 260i can record/play back up to 32 audio tracks. It accepts eight channels of line-level analog I/O, eight channels of AES digital, 16 channels of embedded SDI, eight channels of HDMI and 32 tracks of audio over Ethernet using Audinate's Dante. The unit can be controlled by both external RS-422 and via Ethernet through the embedded Web server, allowing for machine transport control over Ethernet-based networks. Estimated Street Price: $4,795. Contact: www.sounddevices.com.
The MicW iShotgun supercardioid mini-shotgun microphone is designed for iOS and Android smartphones, tablets and DSLR cameras. It features an 8.5mm-wide supercardioid electret condenser microphone. No batteries or audio interface are required, and the superdirectional pattern eliminates unwanted background noise during recording. A rugged case is included along with a windscreen, a mini-boom pole, an extension cable, a curly DSLR interface cable, a headphone/mic splitter and a shoe-mount suspension for DSLR cameras. Estimated Street Price: $249. Contact: www.mic-w.com.
With comparable directivity to the renowned MKH 416, the new Sennheiser MKH 8060 brings you true and natural sound in a lightweight, rugged package. It has been designed to be reliable under challenging environmental conditions, and its symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity and low distortion. The short interface tube has been designed to create a pleasing supercardioid/lobar pickup pattern. Off-axis sound is suppressed without coloration for natural, detailed results. Transient response is excellent, and overall this compact mic is an excellent choice for boom or camera mounting. The MKH 8060 is Sennheiser's first short shotgun to interface directly into digital systems via the MZD 8000 digital module; the modular design allows the addition of a filter (MZF 8000) or digital output module (MZD 8000). Estimated Street Price: $1,249. Contact: www.sennheiserusa.com.
Combining performance and competitive prices, the new ADAM entry line of studio monitors, the F series, consists of two near field monitors and a dedicated subwoofer. The F5 and F7 feature a new version of ADAM's Accelerating Ribbon Technology, which results in tweeters that reproduce high frequencies with airiness, clarity and detail. The woofers are designed to seamlessly integrate with the tweeters' performance, and when deeper and more powerful bass response is required, the SubF subwoofer, which has been specifically designed to match the F monitors, comes into play. Contact: www.adam-audio.com.
Working as the electronic equivalent of a human listener, the Qualis Audio Sentinel surround-sound monitor measures, monitors and logs loudness and virtually every other parameter necessary to ensure that optimum audio reaches your viewers. It operates unattended, which eliminates continuous aural checks by skilled listeners. If problems are encountered, you can choose to be notified by email, contact closures or audible alarms. All measurements, alarms and logs are accessible through its network connection using a standard web browser. Contact: www.qualisaudio.com.