PYXIS 4K – Next Generation Professional Video Recorder


PYXIS 4K is a standalone or rack-mountable, turn-key video recorder delivering a cost effective and future- proof UHD (Ultra High Definition) Video recording and playback, with extensive Audio capabilities and workflow compatibility. PYXIS 4K records compressed or uncompressed Video formats from SD up to 4K, and delivers transparent playback in up to 4K, dual-channel 2K resolution. For demanding multi-screen Video wall presentations, multiple systems can be synchronized for playback in up to 8K resolution.


PYXIS 4K delivers high-end Video playback of up to 4K UHD or 3D formats up to 2K resolution per channel. It is able to scale smaller Video files up to the current project resolution and color space in real time.

The system features an extensive range of editing, auto conform and file format transcoding tools. It also provides playback of up to 96 Audio channels.


PYXIS 4K is able to capture compressed and uncompressed Video material in SD, HD, 2K and 4K Ultra High Definition. It provides complete flexibility as to aspect ratio and pixel format of the Video. The system is also capable of recording up to 96 Audio channels at 48K/24bit resolution simultaneously, making it highly suitable for large format mix-to-picture sessions. It can control and synchronize multiple 9 pin devices, or be controlled as a slave 9-pin device.


  • SDI Video Input 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • SDI Video Output 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support
  • HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and 4K monitoring support
  • SDI Audio Input 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K
  • SDI Audio Output 16 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K
  • HDMI Audio Input 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD
  • Sync Input Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD or 2K format
  • SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC
  • HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60
  • 2K Format Support 2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25
  • 4K Format Support 3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p/29.97, 3840x2160p/30
  • Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2)
  • Color Precision 10-bit
  • Color Space REC 601, REC 709, XYZ (Digital Cinema)
  • HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions
  • HDMI Color Precision 10-bit

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Pyxis is a workhorse video recorder. It’s simply PC based with “up-to” dual HD video and anywhere from 8 to 192 Audio Track support. It excels as a networkable video player, dubber, multi-track recorder, transfer bay, and simple editor for both audio and video.

  • Pyxis is a PC-based video recorder and file player
  • Up to uncompressed HD 4:2:2 quality.
  • It’s got massive multi-track audio capability
  • It plays one or two video streams

Pyxis is used for video playback on mixing stages, at events, for live television and in any other context where reliable high-quality video is needed. In this role Pyxis has been a Hollywood favorite for picture playback for many years.

Mixers especially love its ability to play hi-res video files without taking time for format conversion or down-res. It’s also used as a dubber, recording up to 64 tracks simultaneously while delivering a video stream to the mix stage. If desired, it can deliver playback tracks into the mix at the same time.

And as an event or concert recorder it can capture video and audio at the same time, making subsequent editing simple. In fact wherever cost effective video and audio recording or playback is needed, Pyxis is a natural.


Pyxis is a powerful audio/video product. It is a custom-configured PC equipped with Fairlight’s CC-1 processing engine, a high-end video acceleration card, plus the SX-20 sync I/O system. These elements combine with RAID hard disks to form a media monster capable of up to 192 audio tracks in perfect sync with a video stream in any format up to uncompressed HD.


Use Pyxis to play back up to 192 tracks, plus your picture source. Record stems back into Pyxis in perfect sync.

Work with Native 24P pictures at 23.98 while recording at 48 kHz


Record all audio feeds during rehearsals and use them to refine mixer settings before the show.

Capture video, mixes and multi-track audio feeds during the show for use in promos.  

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Ingest, encode, transcode amongst a huge range of file formats.

Sits comfortably in your network structure.

EDL conform without using studio time.

Balance reels prior to studio edit and recording sessions.

Load ADR sessions (from text files) ready for sessions.


  • 104 input Channels into 128 bus elements
  • Handles up to 192 tracks of 48 kHz 24-bit audio
  • Dual Video Tracks for 3D Playback
  • Handles video up to uncompressed HD 4:2:2 format
  • Record video and audio direct to the timeline
  • Drag and drop files from any network location
  • Import and export a huge range of SD and HD file formats
  • Fast, simple video and audio editing
  • Auto-Conform from EDL
  • Professional ADR package
  • Dual machine control over Sony 9-pin
  • LTC/MTC chase and generate
  • Genlock to external video
  • Timecode burn-in and watermarking in SD/HD/2K/4K


Create cue lists in Pyxis, or load them from CSV files

Inserts streamers and floating Timecode into SD or HD output

Record unlimited takes on each track and edit in place

Simple user interface provides all needed controls in one panel

Animation Production

Record unlimited takes on each track, including video of the artist performing.

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Record unlimited takes on each track, including video of the artist performing

Phase-locked, sample-locked audio amongst all tracks

Records native to BWAV for instant takeaway to downstream processing.


Video and audio always locked and play in perfect sync, with all audio tracks in-phase and sample-locked. While editing you can locate anywhere in a frame to place audio exactly.

The system supports dual machine control on 9-pin, plus LTC and MIDI Timecode chase and generate. It also supports tri-level sync and Word Clock.

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Record every audio source from the stage, plus the primary video feed, in perfect sync on one machine

Pyxis saves to disk on the fly, protecting your valuable material against power failure.


Pyxis offers you the choice of non-destructive (layered) or destructive (Tape Mode) audio recording.

Layered mode prevents accidental loss of material, and allows you to build stacks of takes on a single track for later editing. Afterwards these can be quickly rendered to a single file per track for export.

Tape Mode is economical with disk storage, and yields a single file per track as soon as you finish recording.