Video Devices starts shipping the PIX-E7 4K recording field monitor

Video Devices has started shipping their 7 inch 4Krecorder.monitor, the PIX-E7. The PIX-E7 joins the 5″ PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, which have been available for some time now. The PIX-E7 can record DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD in ProRes codecs, up to 4444 XQ 12-bit. It offers a full suite of precision monitoring tools such as TapZoom, false colours and zebras. There are also guide markers for framing, and a range of scopes including waveform, histogram, and vectorscope. It also features several manufacturer-specific standard lookup tables (LUTs), which can be used via SD cards or the SpeedDrive.

PIX-Assist™ Monitoring Tools & Scopes

PIX-Assist™ Monitoring Tools & Scopes

  • Four Way View
  • Waveform Monitor
  • Vectorscope
  • Histogram
  • TapZoom™ — Instant 2x and 4x zoom to check focus
  • Peaking
  • Zebras
  • False Colors
  • Frame Markers
  • LUTs — Built-in and Custom
  • Anamorphic Desqueeze

Just like the PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, it is also compatible with USB-based SpeedDrive — a custom-made enclosure that holds an industry standard mSATA solid-state drive. The monitor incorporates a user interface that combines tactile buttons as well as touch screen. The PIX-E7 also accepts external timecode via a BNC linear input connection, and features a second SDI In, and a general purpose input/output port for tally light and remote control workflows. It has a die-cast metal chassis and an LCD protected by Gorilla Glass 2.

With the latest firmware update (v1.20), the SDI Out on the PIX-E7 supports interlace (1080i) and PsF signals. Other recent updates include additional feature enhancements, such as: 6G-SDI to support 4K over a single SDI cable for cameras like the Blackmagic URSA. All three PIX-E models offer higher frame rate recording of 1080p 120fps via HDMI (although I am not sure there are any cameras that currently support this), for capturing slow motion footage via HDMI. Also included are enhanced playback capabilities such as jog, shuttle, and FF/REW, 4:3 anamorphic desqueeze, 3:2 pulldown removal, external timecode, and the ability to enable or disable a LUT on an SDI output.



  • LCD Size: 7-inch
  • Resolution & ppi: 1920 x 1200, 323 ppi
  • Luminance (Brightness): 500 nit
  • IPS with Gorilla® Glass 2

PIX-Assist Monitoring Tools

  • TapZoom™: 2x, 4x
  • LUTs: S-Log 2 & 3, Canon® Log, V-Log, custom LUTs (17x17x17 or 33x33x33 .cube)
  • Peaking Filter
  • Guide Markers
  • False Colors: 4-step, 12-step
  • Zebras: Zebras 1, Zebras 2
  • Scopes: Waveform Monitor Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade); Vectorscope; Histogram Luma (White, Green) RGB (Overlay, Parade); Four-Way Monitoring (Video Feed, Histogram, Vectorscope, Waveform Monitor)


  • 4K (UHD, DCI) Max Resolution/Frame Rate 30 fps
  • HD (1080i, 1080p, 720p) Max Resolution/Frame Rate 120 fps
  • Codec: Apple® ProRes Proxy to Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • File Transfer to Computer via SpeedDrive™ USB 3.0 interface


  • SpeedDrive — Enclosure plus approved 240 GB mSATA Solid State Drive
  • SpeedDrive — Enclosure only (compatible with third-party 128 GB to 1 TB mSATA SSDs)


  • Inputs: 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI (level A & B), HDMI
  • Outputs: HD-SDI, HDMI
  • PsF to P
  • 3:2 Pulldown Removal
  • 4K Input to Output Scaling


  • Max No. Tracks: 8
  • Analog Inputs: 2x unbalanced line, 3.5mm, 2x balanced mic/line, XLR (via optional PIX-LR)
  • Embedded Audio Inputs: 8 SDI and 4 HDMI
  • Headphone Output

Remote Control & Timecode

  • Record Start/Stop Flags: SDI/HDMI
  • Embedded TC: SDI (BNC), HDMI, LTC In (BNC), and LTC (via Line In 1 & 2)

Powering, Weight, & Dimension

  • Power Source EXT DC (10–34V), (optional) 2x Sony L-mount batteries
  • Weight 1 lb 7 oz
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.3 in x 4.9 in x 1.5 in (185.42 mm x 124.46 mm x 38.1 mm)

Source : Video Devices, News Shooter