Compact and powerful, the Video Devices PIX-E5 5" 4K Recording Video Monitor can record 4K video over HDMI and 1080p over 3G-SDI to SpeedDrive SSDs. Not only is the PIX-E5 a powerful recorder, it also has a built-in 5" 1920 x 1080 resolution touchscreen for monitoring framing, checking focus, and displaying scopes. Video Devices designed the PIX-E series of recorders to be compact so you can use them with small cameras and camcorders without weighing them down excessively.
As a subsidiary of Sound Devices, Video Devices implemented a few pro-audio features as well. Aside from being able to record audio from the digital video connections, the PIX-E5 has analog audio inputs in the form of 3.5mm jacks. To expand the pro-audio capabilities of the PIX-E5, a separately available XLR audio mixer with meters can screw into the bottom 1/4"-20 tapped hole.
The PIX-E5 can record resolutions up to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) from HDMI sources and uncompressed 1080p from 3G-SDI sources in the Apple ProRes format in up to 4444 XQ. DCI 4K can be recorded at up to 24 fps and up to 30 fps in UHD (3096 x 2160). HD footage can be recorded at up to 60p for slow motion or projects requiring that frame rate. All inputs have a loop-through output which can go to a client or director's monitor.
High-Resolution LCD Touchscreen and Controls
With a bright 1920 x 1080 resolution touchscreen IPS LCD, the PIX-E5 can display scopes clearly, as well as perform precise punch-ins for focus confirmation. The capacitive touchscreen can be used to navigate menus as well as direct the focus punch-in area. Even though the large touchscreen is convenient, Video Devices has also implemented their intuitive, classic rotary encoder menu navigation style found on the PIX-240i as well as their classic tactile dome-shaped buttons so you can change your settings without putting fingerprints on the screen. For durability, the glass on top of the LCD panel is Gorilla Glass 2 which is scratch and shatter resistant.
The PIX-E records to affordable and fast SpeedDrives. SpeedDrives are based on industry standard mSATA drives contained within a custom-designed USB 3.0 enclosure. The SpeedDrive, which plugs directly into the PIX-E, can double as a standard USB 3.0 thumb drive for high speed offload to any computer without the need for a special cable or drive docking station. SpeedDrives can be bought stand-alone or as an enclosure to hold a 3rd party mSATA drive for more capacity options.
The PIX-E5 can operate off external 10 to 34 VDC or with readily available Sony L-mount batteries. If you switch power sources during operation, the PIX-E5 will seamlessly switch without causing a shutdown.
5" / 13 cm
1920 x 1080
Angle of View
Apple ProRes Proxy to 4444 XQ
Frame Rates Supported
HD 720p, 1080i, 1080p: up to 60 fps
UHD 3840 x 2160 (HDMI Only): up to 30 fps
4K 4096 x 2160 (HDMI Only): up to 24 fps
3:2 pulldown and PsF to p conversion can be applied for high-quality progressive recording
Number of Audio Tracks
1 x 3G-SDI
1 x HDMI
1 x 3G-SDI 1 x HDMI
Note: 4K video will be downconverted to 1080p at output
2 x 3.5mm unbalanced line level
8-channel SDI embedded audio
2-channel HDMI embedded audio
1 x 3.5mm headphone out
HDMI/SDI: Record run and Time of Day supported, also accepts start/stop control