The PIX-E5 is an on-camera monitor offering full range of Apple ProRes codecs plus H.264. Simultaneously record both 4K in the highest quality Apple ProRes 4444 XQ and HD in H.264
The PIX-E5 monitor features a compact, die-cast metal housing and an LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 2, making it the ideal choice for a monitor that can stand up to the rigors of the most extreme and demanding production environments.
The PIX-E5 excels in providing what discerning filmmakers and video professionals need most: high-resolution, color-accurate, sunlightviewable monitoring, with a wide 179° angle of view. With the press of a button or a tap on the touch screen, the PIX-E5's impressive suite of monitoring features provide all of the tools necessary for unrivaled focusing speed, exposure assistance and framing. The PIX-E5 has built-in LUTs and offers the ability to use custom LUTs for viewing LOG and applying creative looks.
Unsurpassed Dual-Codec Recording
The 4K-compatible PIX-E5 is the first on-camera monitor to offer the full range of Apple ProRes codecs plus H.264. Simultaneously record both 4K in the highest quality Apple ProRes 4444 XQ and HD in H.264. ProRes 4444 XQ is a 12-bit codec designed to preserve the detail in wide dynamic range imagery captured by today's high performance digital image sensors. The H.264 codec offers a great balance between compression and quality to reach low data rates and small file sizes. H.264 proxy recordings are automatically scaled from 4K to 1080p to attain even smaller sized video files - perfect for faster file transfers and web-streaming. ProRes files are directly recorded to a removable mSATAbased SpeedDrive, which may be easily plugged into any computer's USB3 port for super fast file transfer - no docking stations, cables, or card readers required. H.264 files are recorded to SD cards, ideal for direct-toweb streaming, email, or upload to cloud.
LCD - Detail, Accuracy, Brightness
Discerning cinematographers and videographers need high-resolution, color-accurate, sunlight-viewable monitoring with a wide angle of view.
The PIX-E5 monitors excel in all those aspects with their IPS, 500 nit, 1920x1080, 441 ppi LCD displays.
PIX-Assist Monitoring Tools & Scopes
Four Way View
Plus Video Assist Playback Tools
Add, delete, and locate to cue markers
Playback modes: single file, entire file list, custom play list, etc.
Looping: a file, a play list, or regions between cues
TapZoom - It has never been faster to zoom in and check focus!
TapZoom provides instant 2x or 4x zoom to where you tap on the touch screen. Tap again to zoom out.
Once zoomed in, tap on the screen in the direction of a moving subject to keep it centered - the perfect tool for quickly checking focus when an actor lands short or overruns a mark
Outstanding Recording Capabilities
The 4K-compatible PIX-E5 offers the full range of Apple ProRes codecs including the highest quality Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. This is a 12-bit codec designed to preserve the detail in wide dynamic range imagery captured by today's high performance digital image sensors.
PIX-E5 can record 4K up to 30 fps, UHD up to 30 fps and 1080p or 720p up to 120 fps.
The PIX-E5 is also capable of recording H.264, a codec which offers a good balance between compression and quality to reach low data rates and small file sizes, perfect for web streaming, email, and faster file uploads. Like ProRes, H.264 may be recorded to the SpeedDrive, if chosen as the primary codec. Otherwise, end users can enable the monitor's dual codec recording capability, where ProRes is recorded to the SpeedDrive and H.264 is simultaneously recorded to an SD card. While recording 4K in ProRes, the monitor will automatically scale the 4K to 1080p for recording H.264, thereby reducing its file size even further. If a LUT is active, it will be baked into the recorded H.264 file, but will not impact ProRes recordings. This is ideal for when you want to simultaneously record a full dynamic range, log-encoded ProRes master file for the edit suite and a REC709 H.264 file suitable for normal viewing.
SpeedDrive Recording and File Delivery
The PIX-E5 records to the innovative, super fast SpeedDrive, a custom-designed enclosure for an industry standard mSATA drive. The SpeedDrive, which plugs directly into the PIX-E, doubles as a USB 3.0 thumb drive for very high speed offload to any computer without the need for a special cable or drive docking station.
Two SpeedDrive options are available, a 240 GB SpeedDrive and an Enclosure-Only version that allows the user to choose and easily fit any size of mSATA drive. mSATA drives are available in sizes ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB.
Best-of-Both-Worlds User Interface
Some functions are better controlled via touch screen and others by real buttons. PIX-E5 incorporates both types of control. The touchscreen is best used when interacting directly with a specific area of the displayed image such as zooming in to a point of interest with TapZoom.
Buttons allow the operator to locate a control without looking and instant tactile response leaves no doubt a function has been activated. Button control is well suited to commands such as 'Record' where failure to activate can be catastrophic.
Mount the PIX-LR audio accessory (not shown) and gain large backlit transport controls, dedicated gain controls, plus two XLR inputs and two XLR outputs, Sound Devices-caliber mic preamps, hyper-accurate LED metering, and more.
Mechanical Construction and Powering
With a compact, die-cast metal chassis, nutted connectors, and an LCD protected by scratch-resistant and optically-bonded Gorilla Glass 2, the PIX-E5 field recording monitors are designed to withstand the most extreme and demanding production environments.
The PIX-E5 is powered by external DC (10-34V) or dual L-mount Sony batteries with powering seamlessly switching from one source to another should one become depleted or removed.
Apple ProRes 4444 XQ; 12 BitH.264 Recording4K RecordingFull HD, Ultra-Bright IPS Touch ScreenTapZoom for Rapid FocusAdvanced Monitoring Tools & ScopesReal Buttons for Fast Tactile ControlRobust Die-Cast Metal ChassisScratch Resistant Gorilla® Glass 2HDMI/SDI Cross-Conversion4K to HD DownscalingVideo Assist Playback Tools
LCD Size: 5-inchResolution & ppi: 1920 x 1080, 441 ppiLuminance (Brightness): 500 nitIPS with Gorilla® Glass 2
PIX-Assist Monitoring Tools
TapZoom: 2x, 4xLUTs: S-Log 2 & 3, Canon® Log, V-Log, custom LUTs (16x16x16, 17x17x17, 32x32x32 or 33x33x33 .cube)Peaking FilterGuide MarkersFalse Colors: 4-step, 12-stepZebras: Zebras 1, Zebras 2Scopes: Waveform Monitor Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade), Vectorscope, Histogram Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade), Four-Way Monitoring (Video Feed, Histogram, Vectorscope, WFM)Anamorphic Desqueeze: Sensor Ratio (4x3, 16x9/17x9), Lens Ratio (1.33x, 1.5x, 2x)
4K (UHD, DCI) Max Resolution/Frame Rate 30 fpsHD (1080i, 1080p, 720p) Max Resolution/Frame Rate 120 fpsCodec: Apple® ProRes Proxy to Apple ProRes 4444 XQCodec: H.264 (VBR ~ 10 Mb/s)File Transfer to Computer via SpeedDrive USB 3.0 interface
SpeedDrive - Enclosure plus approved 240 GB mSATA Solid State DriveSpeedDrive - Enclosure only (compatible with third-party 128 GB to 1 TB mSATA SSDs)SD card
Inputs: 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI (level A & B), HDMIOutputs: HD-SDI, HDMIPsF to P3:2 Pulldown Removal4K Input to Output ScalingAutomatic 4K-to-1080p scaling for H.264
Max No. Tracks: 8Analog Inputs: 2x unbalanced line, 3.5mm, 2x balanced mic/line, XLR (via optional PIX-LR)Embedded Audio Inputs: 8 SDI and 4 HDMI
Remote Control & TimecodeRecord Start/Stop Flags: SDI/HDMIEmbedded TC: SDI (BNC), HDMI, and LTC (Line In 1 & 2)TC Out: SDI
Powering, Weight, & Dimension
Power Source EXT DC (10-34V), (optional) 2x Sony L-mount batteriesWeight 1 lb (16 oz)Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.4 in x 3.4 in x 1.6 in (137.1 mm x 86.3 mm x 40.6 mm)