The Pix 240 is now 4:4:4 capable and Sound Devices added the ProRes 4444 12 bit codec. Also added -- 3G i/o SDI which redefines the unit in a big way. 4:4:4 compatibility makes it a nice option for Canon's C500, ARRI's Alexa and Sony's F3. All of the Pix 240s in Rule Boston Camera's Rental and Showroom inventories have been updated with the new firmware.

Sound Devices PIX 220, PIX 220i, PIX 240 and PIX 240i firmware - Aurora (v3.0) provides the following new features and changes.


• Added 4:4:4 (RGB or YCbCr) 10-bit or 12-bit support. Compatible with 4:4:4 1920x1080 output from Canon C500, Arri Alexa and Sony F3.

• Added ProRes 4444, 12-bit codec.

• Added 3G-SDI on video I/O BNCs. Both Level A and B supported on input. Level A only on output.

• Added SDI Output Type menu for switching output between HD 4:2:2 and 3G 4:4:4.

• Added menu option for displaying timecode and transport status overlay on SDI and or HDMI outputs.

• Increased audio delay range to 500ms.


• PsF to P conversion artifacts.

• In Timecode Rec Start/stop mode, PIX not triggering off external timecode when set to freerun.

• Drop Frame was default TC frame rate with no incoming Timecode on SDI.

• Horizontal flip now does not flip the OSD, only the image.

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