PIX240 Endurance at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > External Video Recording Solutions > Sound Devices PIX series Recorders


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 12th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Palo Alto, California
Posts: 100
PIX240 Endurance

This was a test of recording capacity of a PIX240. With two new Sony 770 (4200mAh) batteries and a Samsung 470 series 256 gig SSD. Recorded a HMC150 HDMI to the Avid DNxHD 145 codec, with two live 48V mikes. Found 3.6 hours of capacity in the SSD, but only 2 hours of battery runtime.
Terry Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Posts: 659
Re: PIX240 Endurance

The Pix consumes 28 watts. One way to conserve battery is turn off the display when you don't need it. I am powering mine via D tap from either Anton Bauer or Switronix battery for EX.
Ned Soltz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 38
Re: PIX240 Endurance

I've had similar results with non-Sony NP-F970 equivalent - about an hr recording per battery. I will probably default to using my Anton Bauers, and just use the smaller batteries as back-up most of the time...
Chris Dickinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2011, 03:19 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Palo Alto, California
Posts: 100
Re: PIX240 Endurance

I got a pair of Pearstone 7200 mAh batteries, and now have 3.5 hours of run time.
Terry Martin is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > External Video Recording Solutions > Sound Devices PIX series Recorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:09 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network