At NAB, Sound Devices showed off their robust line of 5" and 7" field monitors, the PIX-E Series, which offers tons of monitoring tools, SDI and HDMI I/O, 4K recording, and the full range of Apple ProRes codecs.

There are a lot of great features that come with these field monitors, like touch sensitivity, TapZoom (for focus checking), and a hi-res, color-accurate screen. However, the most impressive aspect of the PIX-E series is the fact that they are "the first on-camera monitors to offer the full range of Apple ProRes codecs", which includes Apple ProRes 4444 XQ.

Key Features

  • Full HD Ultra-Bright IPS Touchscreen
  • TapZoom for Rapid Focus
  • PIX-Assist Monitoring Tools
  • 4K Recording (4K up to 24 fps, UHD up to 30 fps, 1080p or 720p up to 60 fps)
  • Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, 12-Bit
  • Real Buttons for Fast Tactile Control
  • Robust; Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Virtually Indestructible Gorilla Glass 2

Monitoring Tools

  • Waveform Monitor
  • Vectorscope
  • Histogram
  • TapZoom
  • Peaking
  • Zebras
  • False Color
  • Frame Markers
  • Four Way View
  • LUTs


These monitors come in three flavors and are set to hit the market this summer:

  • 5" PIX-E5H (HDMI only): $1195
  • 5" PIX-E5: $1395
  • 7" PIX-E7: $1595

To learn more about this line, head on over to Sound Devices website.

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Source: PIX-E Series