Teradek, a well-known maker of wireless video transmission systems, has released two systems that promise newfound reliability over long range, even in difficult conditions.
One of the most frustrating things about video transmitters is that shooting conditions are rarely ideal, whether it is shooting within the maze of a grand old building, with remote monitoring required through walls and over quite some distance, or shooting with the requirement of multiple devices. Quite often, the real world reliability of such devices can be questionable.
The Teradek Bolt 1000 and 3000, which fill the gap between the Bolt 600 and 2000 and extend the range further, promise to solve such problems. The 3000 model, for instance, allows operation over 20MHz channels, which Teradek claims will create a reliable link in the harshest conditions. Currently, the 20MHz channels cannot display interlaced, PsF or 1080p60/50, but Teradek has indicated that this capability may be available at a later date.
The choice of channels also means that the devices are able to be used legally in both Europe and the USA. Teradek also claims that there is virtually zero delay in transmission with a rated latency of 0.001 seconds.
The model numbers, incidentally, refer to the distances over which the devices are certified to operate, with the 1000 working over a distance of 1000ft, while the 3000 is designed for operation of around 3000ft maximum distance.
Both devices cater for up to 1080 resolution and 60 fps and have both 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs.
Teradek clearly has these devices in mind for feature and drama shooting, with the ability to load 3D LUT files. Standards conversion is also supported along with metadata.
With the rise of live internet broadcasting, better accessibility and demand for higher performance wireless transmitters is only going to intensify.
The Bolt 1000 retails at $5,490, while the 3000 model sells for $9,490.
For more information on the Teradek Bolt 1000 and 3000, check out the press release on Page Two!
Full Press Release
Teradek Introduces New Line of Long Range Bolt Transmitters
IRVINE, Calif. (Aug 1, 2016) – Teradek is proud to announce the Bolt 1000 and Bolt 3000, two new zero delay wireless video systems that can transmit up to 1000ft and 3000ft respectively. Both models offer greatly improved wireless performance at more affordable prices, while maintaining visually lossless image quality.
The Bolt 1000 and 3000 feature new firmware that allows the device to achieve its maximum range and potential right out of the box, even if you're operating in difficult environments. Reconnect times are now instantaneous following a dropped signal and each of the new models performs better under extreme conditions.
One of the most significant changes to the Bolt line is the introduction of an all new RF radio for the Bolt 3000, allowing the device to operate over 20MHz channels. When enabled, this feature helps Bolt maintain a robust wireless link in the worst possible conditions. The use of 20MHz channels also means that more than twice as many Bolts can operate simultaneously at the same location without interfering with one another. In addition to the 3000's new radio, both models can make use of 2 new DFS channels, which gives you more options for an interference-free experience in the USA and Europe.
Each model features a 20% smaller transmitter that is also lighter than previous generations, as well as all of the existing features the Bolt line of products is known for: dual I/O (3G-SDI & HDMI), USB 3.0 GRAB Engine, 3D LUT support, standards conversion, metadata support, and manual frequency selection. To better identify which systems are paired on set, a removable top plate on the TX and RX can be swapped out for a colorful anodized version.
The Bolt 3000 and Bolt 1000 are available now from www.teradek.com and authorized resellers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.teradek.com/collections/bolt-family.
Teradek manufactures wireless video devices for remote video capture, wireless camera control, real-time monitoring, color correction and webcasting. For complex IP video systems, Teradek's cloud-based workflow management platform allows users to remotely operate a fleet of Teradek encoders in real-time from anywhere in the world. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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