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Old November 22nd, 2011, 02:38 AM   #16
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

Got one 10 days ago, which was about a week after the original estimate. (Fullcompass)

Worth the wait
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:32 AM   #17
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

Terry, when did you place your order?
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 11:07 PM   #18
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

So for all of you that have the Pix240, would you recommend them ? What are the best things about the 240? and what is the worst?

I am thinking of getting one for a Red Epic, but am also looking at other recorders.

Thanks in advance !
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 01:28 AM   #19
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

@David
I placed the order about 2 months ago, before most of the usual resources (bh) were taking orders. I have a contact at fullcompass and I got on a waiting list. Their estimated ship date was a little optimistic, but it arrived in time.

@ Tim
Highly recommended. It is solid unit that you can rely on, and so nice to import media into avid at the speed of a file copy (over usb3). The monitor is fine for framing although somewhat view angle limited. I suspect sound Devices will be adding more features in time. Also, the unit becomes more massive when adding batteries to last over 2 hours. Be advised that I am not in the Red league, but just adding life to old 4,2,0, ccd cameras. I rely on a Sound Devices 788T for audio recording and decided to get a PIX240 shortly after it was announced.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 12:17 PM   #20
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

I'd recommend the PIX240...
But, I can only compare it to the nanoFlash, Ninja and AJA Ki Pro which I've used in the past.
The design and monitor are wonderful... the worst, it weighs 2 pounds.


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So for all of you that have the Pix240, would you recommend them ? What are the best things about the 240? and what is the worst?

I am thinking of getting one for a Red Epic, but am also looking at other recorders.

Thanks in advance !
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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #21
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

Bill Kerrigan wrote "The design and monitor are wonderful... the worst, it weighs 2 pounds"

Does the PIX 240 weigh more than the sum of the devices it replaces ? I'm into the monitor and the additional XLR connectors, but from what I'm hearing, the monitor really isn't that good and currently doesn't include functions to aid focusing such as Peaking and functions to aid exposure such as histogram. Also, I'm wondering how the XLR recording quality compare to my Edirol R4 Pro.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #22
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

I don't find the weight unreasonable. It weighs less than the battery I use on the F3.

The monitor on the unit is OK for framing in my opinion but not suitable for focus. Its pretty low rez. With some peaking or other focusing tools it may be OK but if you are shooting with a F3 and using wide stops on your lenses you may just miss a few critical focus pulls and never see it until you get the footage in the suite.

Not hatin' on the recorder but pointing out that the monitor is great for its UI but not a replacement for a viewfinder.

Now if you have it clamped to a table or something in the background its great for a directors monitor.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 01:55 AM   #23
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

The best way to think of a PIX240 is that it is a small powerful computer. So it is bigger and heavier than a Small HD DP6 monitor, but is doing a lot more. The monitor is better than expected for framing, and I know Sound Devices will likely add features in time just like they do with their audio recorders. They wanted to release a solid basic recorder first, and then refine it with firmware updates.

The audio recording is second to none...the design was from the 788T recorders. It currently records either camera or xlr audio, but I expect it to record both soon.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #24
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

Got mine.

Love it.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 05:23 PM   #25
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Re: Who has received their PIX240?

I've had mine about a week and still running tests... is anyone else using external timecode through the SDI connection embedded from an F3? I'm getting strange results?
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