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Sound Devices Displays New Features for Rack-Mount Recorders at InfoComm 2016

Latest Firmware Updates Include New Copy Functionality, Timecode Reading, and Non-Native File Playback

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 2, 2016Sound Devices, LLC, is presenting its full line of rack-mount recording solutions – the Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i video recorders, and the Sound Devices 970 audio recorder – with new features from its recent Firmware Version 2.30 release at InfoComm 2016 (Booth C6443). As part of this latest update, the company is providing a number of significant enhancements, including a new copy functionality and grouped playback of non-native files. 

PIX 270i users now have the ability to group multiple video decks together for frame-accurate playback of non-native files, including those created in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Avid. This new feature is ideal for use with multi-screen video presentations, such as Broadway-style shows that implement video elements on stage. Timecode recognition from non-native files is also now available for the PIX 270i and PIX 250i. 

The update also enables both PIX video decks and the 970 audio deck to copy recorded files and reel folders from one drive to another without the need for a computer. Drive-to-drive copying may be initiated through the device or remotely via the PIXNET web interface. 

The firmware version 2.30 upgrade for these rack-mount products is now available as a free download online at the following links:

Features and changes in this firmware update also apply to the discontinued Video Devices PIX 260i video deck, which is still in use in many production applications worldwide. Updated firmware downloads for this device are available at:

The Video Devices PIX series of rack-mount recorders address a large number of multi-source video requirements for live productions, such as press conferences, Broadway shows, and sporting events, among many other uses. The Sound Devices 970 represents the company’s first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mount solution, and boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI.

Founded in 1998, Sound Devices, LLC, is a leading supplier of audio and video equipment for the professional AV community through its Sound Devices audio product and Video Devices video product divisions. Sound Devices offers portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news gathering, and live event production, and also for acoustical test-and-measurement applications. Video Devices offers digital video recorders, monitors, and related products that address a range of video productions, including fast-paced studio applications, live sports, and events, mobile, TV, film, and documentary productions.

The Sound Devices, LLC, headquarters is located in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, with additional offices in Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago, and Berlin. For more information, visit the Sound Devices and/or Video Devices websites: and