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  1. HDMI transmitters Short range for consumers + homes (cheap) [ I do not sell anything of this stuff (no margin)] Older ones have a .5 sec delay, new stuff has 1-5 msec delay. There are about 20 gadgets like this on the market Don’t buy anything that you can’t return!! I started a collection of links, I have no recommendations on what is best. The Robert Benson guy in San Diego in this list may be a good source. If someone really digs into this let us know. Remember HDMI connectors in a professional setting will cause severe pain. The terradeck uses the same wavelength 5.2-5.8 but different way of Tx. it has the same problems this stuff does: (range, reliability, HMI lighting). More on Tx in general read my previous post. Products: www.wolfvid.com Accessories that seem useful: 5V power battery: much of this consumer based gear runs on 5V as is present in USB cables. Here is a recharable 5V Batt. Lenmar PPW66 PowerPort Wave 6600 - Portable Battery and Charger for iPad/Tablets, Smartphones, and Other Devices $ 42 : http://www.amazon.com/Lenmar-PPW66-PowerPort-Wave-6600/dp/B005DTJI7Y?tag=53363388-20 or check HyperJuice Mini 7200mAh External Battery (Gold) http://www.hypershop.com/HyperJuice-Mini-7200mAh-Battery-for-iPhone-iPad-iPod-USB-s/165.htm 1 2 3 sorry pix just dont show on this board easily 1.) P-Tap to USB power converter 12V to 5V, no amperage specified, cute for $ 79 http://www.viewfactor.net/products/power/ptap-usb.html 2.) HDMI cable extremely thin (unique manufacturer): http://www.hypershop.com/HyperThin-World-s-Thinnest-HDMI-Cable-s/192.htm 3.) Mini HDMI C female TO HDMI MALE 180d 90d Rotating Swivel Right Angled Adapter available many places such as: http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-360-Degree-HDMI-Swivel-Adapter-Male-to-Female-.asp DSLR wireless – San Diego Still Camera (5D, 7D) wireless HDMI link www.dslrwirelessmonitors.com or http://seekshelterimmediately.com/blog/ Robert Benson. 619 733-9327 robert@robertbenson.com photographer in San Diego sells HDMI pakage very reasonable $ 650 with batteries etc. Nice videos, 10 day warrantee, he admits to being a garage outfit and seems like a straight ahead guy (most other folks that resell a package like this pretend they are Archimedes and invented the sun) watch his videos: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-HDMI-monitor-/290572485418 FCC ID number is BGAACA300T. Here the HDMI video link This is the 2.4 analog composite video link http://vimeo.com/16487451 The wireless signal is transmitted in real time with no lag (almost none… there is a one milisecond latency, which is barely perceived by the human eye). The transmitted signal is 1080p with a data rate of 3g bps. On some DSLR cameras, like the Canon 5dmk2, the hdmi output from the camera is dropped from 1080p to 480p when the record button is pushed. During this time, there is a 3.2 second black out on the monitor as the HDMI monitor reacquires the downgraded signal and switches to the lower resolution. Robert does not seem to use the Liliputs anymore. Do not use this monitor: LILLIPUT 669GL-70NP/C 7" 16:9 LCD MONITOR WITH VGA/HDMI OR DVI INPUT 3 big problems with above monitor $ 200: 1. The menu is responding to commands very-very slow 2. The screen aspect ratio has 2 settings only 4:3 and 16:9, not Enough for HD pictures. 3. Not Enough signal formats, work only with some cameras Generally there is a good reason why Liliputs suck. Note that most these monitors generate RF and ruin the range (sensitivity) of the Rx if nearby. His personal photography site: http://www.robertbenson.com/#/PROJECTS/Trophy%20rooms%20one/1 Gefen Consumer versions (there are several) have very short range, maybe 30 feet, unclear what delay. http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=4318 I have heard of these being used on Cannon 5D and 7D, License free $ 1000.00 • Frequency Band Range: 3.1 - 4.8 GHz HDMI or component in • Resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p@24Hz, 25Hz, and 30Hz • Power Supply: 5V DC 2.5A (akward), • Dimensions: 6" W x 2" H x 4" D or Gefen TV GTV-WHDMI-BR Wireless HDMI 1080p 100 ft. Extender $ 500 no return http://www.markertek.com/Digital-Video-Production/Video-Cameras-Camcorders/Wireless-Video-Equipment/Gefen-Inc/GTV-WHDMI-BR.xhtml http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-ScreenCast-Port-Wireless-HDMI/dp/B005NYPC1U/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1 Geffen Most this stuff has very short range, needs AC on both ends. http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=5990 Gefen GTV-WHD-1080P-SR Wireless HDMI Extender (In-Room Solution) http://www.markertek.com/Digital-Video-Production/Video-Cameras-Camcorders/Wireless-Video-Equipment/Gefen-Inc/GTV-WHD-1080P-SR.xhtml Approx $ 300 HDMI HD AV Wireless Extender Aussie system $ 300 http://www.jamellcables.com.au/hdmi-extenders/hdmi-hd-av-wireless-system.html Features Transmission range in the vacancy indoor environment 30m. Supporting the video HDMI interface at the maximum of 1920x1080P@60 Hz@36bit,225MHz bandwidth. Supporting HDCP1.2 protocol. Supporting the EDID function. Supporting the CEC function (for the receiving and display devices). Supporting the IR extension transmission function. Transmission power 12 dBm. Supporting the point-to-point transmission function currently which can be expanded to the point to multi-point or multi-point to multi-point transmission function. Supporting the AES128-bit image encryption Function. Supporting the reverse back-transmission channel at the maximum rate of 100 kbs. Supporting OSD display. Supporting WHDI 1.0 specification HD video protocol HDMI HD video encryption protocol HDCP 1.2 Unobstructed Effective Range ≥30m Video formats supported TV:1080p,1080i,720p,576p,480p PC:VGA(640×480) SVGA(800×600) XGA(1024×768),SXGA(1280×1024) Audio formats supported PCM, DTS, DOCBY DIGITAL Operating frequency 5.1~5.9GHz RF communication system MIMO Modulation mode OFDM Maximum transmission power 12dBm Image transmission power ≥30m Image delay <1 ms Operating frequency 5.1~5.9GHz IR carrier modulation frequency supported 38KHz Operating power supply 100~240V AC mains, 5V 2A DC power Markertec: Cheap and nasty short-range stuff: http://www.markertek.com/Digital-Video-Production/Video-Cameras-Camcorders/Wireless-Video-Equipment.xhtml this page has links to most the gear out there. Some of it is vaporware. Don’t buy anything that you can’t return!! http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754639-REG/Peerless_HDS100_HDS100_HD_Flow.html Peerless HDS100 HD Wireless Multimedia Center - Black http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-HDS100-Wireless-Multimedia-Center/dp/B004CYE6V4/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1/186-5382337-7580653 Brite-View Air Sync HD http://www.amazon.com/brite-View-BV-2322-Uncompressed-Wireless-Transmission/dp/B0043BPZWA http://brite-view.com/air_hd.php http://www.brite-view.com/air_synchd.php Air syncHD While the Air HD has 2 HDMI inputs, 2 component video inputs and a composite input, the Air Sync HD offers 1 HDMI input and output. no delay, 300 ft range with external antennae? HDMI 59.9 only 5V internal $ 200 use with MD-DUCC unit from Decimator which is an up-down-cross converter; Brite-View Air Sync HD|DX (BV-2822) Uncompressed 1080p HD Video/ Audio Wireless Transmission Kit (Multiple Inputs) – Black, they say 1ms $ 230 http://www.amazon.com/brite-View-BV-2822-Uncompressed-Wireless-Transmission/dp/B005ATA2Z4/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t also http://www.amazon.com/Arrival-brite-View-BV-2322-Wireless-Transmission/dp/B0043BPZWA http://www.amazon.com/WiCast-EW2000-Wireless-Transmitter-Receiver/dp/B0042JST4E compare to ASUS blah blah Hisense http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/hisense-whdi-accessories.xhtml AMIMON, ( an Israely company) the market leader in wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions announced that Chinese Hisense is introducing three new accessories based on WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard to allow users to connect HD sources, such as laptops, iPhones and other devices to the TV.Hisense will demonstrate a WHDI Transmitter Stick. I am not sure if this is available in the USA. Here the story of the company, owned by the Chineese government: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisense Details: http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/hisense-whdi-accessories.xhtml#ixzz1xXAHMo6l Homemade: William B. Demeritt, III Steadicam Owner / Operator built a HDMI unit with custom modifications that increased range. 818.257.8794 Los Angeles, CA http://www.wbd3.com Tested at clairmont http://www.steadicamforum.com/index.php?showtopic=13923 ASUS WiCast EW2000 Wireless video/audio extender – External $ 123 http://commercial.asus.com/product/detail/67 sales: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=asus+wicast&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=16591215616936029980&sa=X&ei=CN6UTpHfHcifiQLVmbDjBA&ved=0CDUQ8wIwAA USB Powered WiCast is USB powered, so there is no need for an extra adapter. Users simply plug the device into the HDMI port and the two USB ports of a laptop for power. This feature allows users to avoid the hassle of messy wires and the need to look for and be tied to power sockets. SIIG JU-HM0311-S1 Full HD 1080P HDMI Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Kit Video/audio extender – External $ 250 http://www.siig.com/full-hd-1080p-hdmi-wireless-transmitter-and-receiver-kit.html Supports 1080P/25Hz non-compressing image • Transmission speed: 300Mbps • Frequency: 5.18~5.32, 5.50~5.70 and 5.745~5.825GHz (ISM 5 GHz) 640x480 @ 85 fps;800x600 @ 85 fps 1024x768 @ 75 fps;1280x1024 @ 30 fps 1600x1200 @ 30 fps;1440x900 @ 30 fps 1680x1050 @ 30 fps;1920x1080 @ 30 fps Sales: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=asus+wicast&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&cid=13572643456011911905&ei=Ot-UTovnCaeOjgSxwJDoDw&ved=0CCAQrhI FCC and CE regulatory approved SIIG’s limited 3-year warranty Manual march 2011: www.siig.com/media/files/manuals/0009/04-0696a.pdf following address: SIIG, Inc., 6078 Stewart Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA 510-657-5962 Ph: 510-657-8688, Contact Support For Sales, dial (510)657-8688 & press 1, For RMA, dial (510)657-8688 & press 2 HD FLOW HELLO FOLKS, BY TYLER CARTNER 10:05 AM ON DECEMBER 14, 2010 http://endlesspicnic.com/blog/2010/12/hd-flow-wireless-hdmi-5d7d-wireless-monitor-solution-on-the-cheap/#more-572 We recently saw this little HD wireless kit on Markertek’s web site and thought it might make the perfect wireless field solution for the 5D on the cheap. We ordered one and tested it. We thought we’d save ya’ll a little time and talk about the pros and cons. HD video transmitted almost instantly through the air for under $400!? Yes indeed, and the image was pretty good too. It was re-compressed on the fly (h.264), but damn if it wasn’t fast at 30ms and the image quality was very good with the exception of some artifacts when the image got busy. We tested the range to about 100′ and it held up. Certainly it would be usable as a director’s monitor. But, and there is a BIG BUT, when used with the 5D, a problem comes when you hit the record button; it takes the unit about 13 seconds to re-handshake the HDMI signal and put up the image. We wouldn’t be able to live with this delay in a production setting, but maybe there are those of you who could. We were able to get rid of the delay by sending the signal via the composite output of the 5D, but of course the image quality is much lower and you lose the ability to also output over HDMI from the camera, damn. We were dying to test the HD FLOW with the 7D and a friend of ours was gracious enough let us borrow his. The HD FLOW works beautifully with the 7D! Since the 7D doesn’t change resolution when the record button is pressed, there is no wait time, and the image stays up! Here is a summary of the pros and cons of the HD FLOW when used with the Canon 5D: PROS 30ms delay, almost instant video! Image quality decent enough for director’s monitor, Possible to have up to 4 receivers, Instant image when using composite out Good solid range of 100′ or more, Runs on batteries or A/C CONS Image showed artifacts when there was a lot of movement Delay from the time you push record on 5D is about 13 seconds Cheap plastic construction would certainly be challenged in a production environment, HDMI handshaking a bit unreliable This could be a great solution for the 7D, but the 13 second delay makes it impractical for use with the 5D MkII. Here is a link to the unit on Markertek. We are not affiliated with them in any way. http://www.markertek.com/Video-Equipment/Wireless-HDMI-Systems/HDMI-WIRELESS-BK.xhtml?HDMI-WIRELESS-BK Actiontec http://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Wireless-WiFi-Multi-Room-Video/dp/B005L9ZZ32/ref=pd_cp_e_0 Wireless TV WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Wireless HD Video Kit $ 170 Seems you can install additional receiver: http://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Wireless-WiFi-HDMI-Receiver/dp/B005LS5WS6/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b TV-One 1T-CT-690 Series HDMI Wireless Extender Low prices, sometimes more to program, cheap packaging. http://www.tvone.com/1t-ct-690-keyfeatures.shtml 2012 Cinegear show news: Optitek HDMI only 20 yrd range with my test. Prob repakaged home link as many of the above. Has battery plates on it. 1 TX up to 4 RX $ 1700 1 frame or less delay. http://optitek.org/ 310 – 995-5650 shown at 2012 Cinegear show in LA. Optitek had a genius gadget at CineGear:. They have a modified lens mount for the still Cannon lenses that let you focus the lens with their own internal factory electronic motors with a remote wired focus control. Now you can buy cheap cameras and focus cheap lenses professionally. WOW (also not on their website. PARALINX Arrow Also at CineGear 2011 was but did not see it myself: Ultralight, uncompressed, realtime, wireless. www.PARALINX.net Heard that Tx placement is critical which appies to all these units as their power is very small. With attention and knowing their range is small they can be usefull on small stages or small houses. The sales people here make claims that they develped this, its hard to brlieve that since they did not even pay attention to the standard fim and video 10-30V supply. Ed. Watch video!: orhttp://blog.abelcine.com/2012/06/08/cine-gear-2012-paralinx-arrow/ Mfct Dan Kanes says: available July 1 ? Full 1920x1080 10 bit 4:2:2 HD. Up to 320 feet line of sight and up to 200 feet through walls. Less than 2 MS Latency. It requires 5V Power on either side to run. We include One D-Tap Power supply which also could charge your Cell Phone or iPad from a D-Tap (aka P-Tap port). The receiver side also requires 5V power and we have a bunch of recommended 5V USB batteries that are not expensive, or you can purchase an additional D-Tap to USB power cable with an appropriate receiver lead. We do include a powertap regulator cable in the package. Affordable at $1199 MSRP. Biggest downside: it's HDMI in and out. Even they're suggesting "just go get a Decimator 2 if you need HD-SDI to HDMI", and they're right. To build this wireless HD kit out right, you will spend another $495 for a Decimator 2, AJA HI5, Atomos Connect H2S (for $349 when it ships), etc. Likewise, you'll need an AJA HA5, BlackMagic HDMI to HD-SDI on the receiver, Atomos Connect S2H (for $349 when ships). They claim to have operated 6 systems simultaneously. Emitter draws 0.1, receiver is 0.2 amps. No timecode passed. This is AES 128 bit wireless encryption, FCC permit? $995 + $495Decimator + $495 Decimator = $1985 (plus tax?). Seller: Hot Rod Cameras 2706 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505 323 230 3589 info@hotrodcameras.com This is an internet retailer that seems to care about its customers (WILD YES) – THEY CARRY MANY WIREless hdmi SOLUTIONS AND SEEMS UP TO DATE (I AM NOT) http://hothardware.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=371form_keyword=hdmi+wireless if you are really interested I post my overall Tx reviews regularly on the video assist yahoo board.Go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/VideoAssist/ for the only Video Assist chat group on this planet.
  2. Sorted by range Hybrid – Standard def. composite only. Color is stable and decent enough for experienced DIT to do painting with on the set. Available worldwide. Has only composite IN/OUT but is digital over the air so it’s a rock solid picture always. Small handheld Rx with 7” screen is nice for directors on board batt good for 3hours. Always has good continuous sync output, even when Tx is out of range – will not crash computer recorded files. Rock-solid, field hardened and tested mature system. 9-30V. Will penetrate 5 sheetrock houses, 4 downtown blocks line of sight. 2 versions: No audio and with audio. 30-mile version available, 8 can be used simulteaneously in same space. Lock up: from cold: 10 sec, out of range 2 sec. Delay: 2 frames, 50 msec just manageable for remote heads with a CRT monitor Range: 2 miles outside LOS (yes!!) Price TX-RX: $ 6.8 K with antennas, rental available worldwide $ 500/day. Slick 7” Handheld available Price: $ 5K, rental $ 300/day Call Wolf USA 310 822-4973 for leads Micro Lite HD by RF central 5.8G Picture quality: pretty darn good, good enough for a DIT to make color decisions. HD/SD or composite input, HDSDI output in same format as input!! and composite out (Mfct says). Now available in the March 2012. Tx size: less than a cigarette pack plus 6” stiff antenna (fragile) small fan that can be disabled for they say 8 min. Awkward channel change for 2 camera use on one receiver. 16 presets have to be cycled thru by repeatedly pressing the set button to get from channel 2 to1. Seems to be better thru walls than Boxx. Good to go thru 3+ sheet rock houses. Receive stick antennas have a front and a rear and need to be oriented for best range like the panels. Expensive custom antennas. If Tx is on a 5D it takes a 12 sec preroll for pix to be stable at RX. No genlock avail. Sync continues when pix lost. 9-28V. FCC ID: 14U-58MLT Lock up: from cold: 30 sec, out of range 4 sec. Delay: 3-frame delay at 24. 120 ms, too much delay for most hot head operators Range: 500 yards LOS. Price TX-RX: $ 21.5 K with antennas. Rental $ 750/day. http://www.imt-broadcast.com/microlite-hd-tx http://www.live-production.tv/news/products/imt-showcases-rf-central-microlite-hd-elite-system.html Also have “sports” models available now $40K Mpeg2, better picture. Call Nebeker for demo and rental USA 801 467-1920. http://www.nebtek.com Austrian (NEW!!) Composite only SD in SD out, digital over the air, very solid, looks good, decent color. V-Mount front/back for Tx, same size as small IDX90 batt. Is very solid. Possible to use 2 in same space. Delay 6 frames! Cheap antennas. Range 400 yards LOS. Price $ 1000.00 Call wolf for leads to dealers 310 822-4973. Rental $ 100.00 HDSDI Tx to HDSDI Rx High Def: These digital Tx-Rx stop putting out sync when pictures collapses – recorders will stop or crash. All use 5.2G range. All are 1 msec delay except Microlite. BOXX - Meridian Picture quality is excellent like IDX, good enough for DIT to paint camera on the set. Large Tx with 4 antennae. Only a few are in LA made in Britain, often hard to get. Passes imbedded TC (not visible). Has composite out that works often as a downconverter if HD in at Tx. Optional larger broadcast Rx with gen lock. No interference from wireless phones. Large receive antenna panel. 2 can be used simulteaneously in same space (Mfct. says it’s possible to do 5). Manual Channel select for multiple Tx use and avoidance of new “N” 5Ghz modems. Signal strength indicator for optimizing antenna direction on RX. Has audio. Mature system. Has FCC ID. Lock up: from cold: 15 sec, out of range 10 sec Delay: <1 msec Range: 400 yards outside with 2ft x 2ft antenna panel, 70 yards with 4 rubber ducks on Handheld. Price TX-RX: $ 16.5K with large Rx antenna system, Rental $ 500/day. Kludgy Handheld available for 10.5K$ Mark Walker LA USA 310-287 1285 www.boxxcommunications.tv http://www.boxx.tv/products/meridian/index.html HPVIDEO HDSDI system like Boxx Meridian, maybe a pix of very slightly less quality. 2 Cigarette pack sized Tx with 2 antennae and small fan must be held vertically for best range. Rx Has 2x HDSDI out which is always 1080/59i. No Channel selector. No audio. Large awkward receive antenna panel for best range. Inside a house thru 2 sheetrock walls: 20 feet. New in 2012, warrantee? Lock up: from cold: 7 sec, out of range 6 sec Delay: 1 msec Range: 100 yards with 2ftx3ft antenna panel LOS Price 9K. Rental 500/day. Only 5 available in March 2012. http://hpvideo.tv/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=63&category_id=46&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2&vmcchk=1&Itemid=2 Call Hamlet USA 323-868-8080. http://hpvideo.tv/ Switronics - Recon New in March 2012. Generally slightly better range than CamWave from IDX. Same bulky package as CamWave except Rx has 4 external duck antennas. HDMI not implemented yet even though the connectors are there on dual unit. No Channel selector, only auto-select at 5.2G. Walk in front of it you lose pix. In a house range is thru one sheetrock wall 20 feet. May be OK on stage if it’s chicken-wire lined. V-mount front and back, 4XLR power, LED: power and link. Lock up: from cold: 12 sec, out of range 4 sec. Range: 45 YARDS LOS. Delay: 1 MSEC. Price: 3,000 http://www.switronix.com/news/212-switronix-release-recon-wireless-transmission-system optimistic ad: http://pro-x.biz/news/hdu01/XW-HDU01.htm IDX Camwave Picture quality is excellent, easy for DIT to paint camera on the set. No TC passed. Only HD out. Receives interference that show up as lines in the pix from wireless phones at 2.4 and 5.8 “N” modems. Walk in front of it you lose pix. Can transmit to several Rx. Needs latest software to be installed by dealer. 2 in one space possible. Delay: 1 msec Range: 20 yards max. LOS. Recovery from out of range takes 10+ sec. Price: $ 6K, rental at most camera houses $ 300/day No slick Handheld available yet. http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_IDX_digital_Tx_CW-5HD.pdf rental: Radiant images 323-737-1314, Birns+Sawyer + most camera houses. Transvideo SOON to be available: Not available in the USA as of Feb 2012, has been selling in Europe. Slightly larger than the IDX Picture quality is same as IDX and Boxx. Has FCC No. Delay: 1 msec Range: 22 yards outside for handheld Price TX-RX: $ 10.5K Slick Handheld with 8” Screen $ 15.5K receiver only (ouch) http://www.transvideointl.com/en/Wireless_HD T: +1 (818) 985 4903 SD in - SD out composite only UHF (occasional flicker, tearing and intermittents, mediocre quality) . No delay. SD only, easy cheap handhelds avail. Rented by all USA + world camera houses $ 150-200/day – should be used in Europe only Modilas is still repairing but not manufacturing. Dynawave VTX-100 and VTX-250 NTSC transmitters – less range than modilas? is available in Canada only John Larsen www.dynawave.ca 604 878 8588 Ext 1 Canatrans is available in Canada only. Range 100 yards, maybe slightly more than modilas. Emory Soos 416 406-2442 Transvideo – Titan composite analog 2.4G limited range, NG in the cities like all 2.4 kit, http://www.transvideointl.com/en/Wireless_SD Hamlet (Composite) Various UHF and microwave systems with varying results. http://hpvideo.tv/ Domo (British) about $ 22K for a SD Tx-Rx. Delay: 5 frames. Solid pix, its digital over the air. Only in Europe and Canada. CATV analog over the air Europe and Canada low price solution: Transmitters (cost under $ 200) for SD with NO delay can be received by any cheap TV tuner. These frequencies are used in Europe and Canada, and this is by far the cheapest, reliable and best looking with low flicker, low price solution. Range 300 yards, yes - they occasionally flicker, color is so-so NTSC…. Available from various Chinese dealers. Teradeck Video cube Have several models. HDSDI in but lower quality SD out on tablets and phones maybe Android? (There are many other tablet computers than the IPhones/pads that work as receivers but look much better in sunlight) I don’t know how to record it and playback?? Price: $ 2000.00 approx Range: said to be 50 feet to tablets, must use WiFi 5.2 G not 2.4G. Delay: 3-10 frames depending on quality, to one tablet - much more if you have to distribute it thru a router to many WiFi based computers. First time novice set up takes at least 4 hours with tech help on phone. Router takes more time and experience and continuous maintenance. Color drifts and changes, not good enough for DIT. Picture quality and color nowhere near as good as Camwave, Boxx. ( only used by folks who don’t know from UHF and TVs) http://cube.teradek.com/ LOS= Line of sight, no obstructions whatsoever outside with minimal metal around (cars – yes, electrical wires - yes, High tension wires – no). Note as soon a LOS is disrupted with a human body or a thin wooden wall the range of all the high frequency HD systems is severly reduced, unless there is a metal object off to the side that reflects the signal to the Rx. Digital Tx like reflections, unlike the older analog UHF stuff.   Advertisement: Monitor/receiver 7” UHF for rent $ 95/day wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_IDX_digital_Tx_CW-5HD.pdf Bracket for PIX 240 The Aluminum bracket is powder-painted black and the handles are made of comfortable squishy bicycle foam. The bracket has a 5/8th receiver socket in rear. You can use your own batteries and connect cables to all PIX 240 original connectors to keep maximum cable lengths. Size – H 5-1/2” x L 11” x D 3-3/4”. Available from Wolf . http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Bracket_Pix240.pdf Sales Price US $ 200.00 Notes on the Pix240 can be found at: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/FAQ_Pix240.pdf We rent Pix 240 with all accessories, batteries for 10 hours $ 350/day Call me about any of the above kit Wolf USA 310 822-4973 wolf@wolfvid.com 3/21/12 -------------- end -----------------------------------------
  3. From the video assist board on Yahoo: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/VideoAssist/message/6268 Gaylen : I did Second Unit on Spiderman. Noodles (RF Films) was providing the transmitters. They Used both the IMT CAMPAC'S and there own version. Neither are ZERO Latency. They are darn close at about 40ms delay. These solutions are around $40-80K It worked quite well in general. They Used AJA HI-5 3D to mux and sent a single line transmission. It was not without it's issues and Noodles had alot of issues. Some were "RED Ache's" and some related to his transmitters.. Although Red Epic will Genlock they are very sensitive to anything from physical connection problems to Voltage variation to unknown strangeness. Any loss if sync is a problem for us in 3D. Qtake can easily fix many sync glitches by re-syncing during playback but it the transmitter takes a hit it's done. There were a few takes that we had to go without the signal and watch back from the camera. 3Ality has nothing to do with video transmission. There will be other lower cost systems for this longer range transmission in HD. I have tested a system that worked quite well at 1500 feet with 4 frames of delay. Microlite Hd is also made by IMT but sells for $18,500 tx and rx. Directly after NAB I had two Beta transmitters that I tested for them. They have to do quite a bit of revision for Hd framerate and signal compatibility but they are getting much closer and I will update the group as soon as I have tested it again. Boxx is the System for 0 Latency! The range is only about 500 feet. It is good enough for many applications. ( it does timecode if the signal is good. ed.) Gaylen Re: HD Transmitters used on Spiderman for 3D links Gaylen, regarding the Boxx system, didn't you find it a bit big? Or did I see the wrong system at NAB? What were the issues you had with the MicroLite HD? I liked it, but the issues I had were the channel selector on the Rx, in that you cannot go in reverse, i.e. channel 3 to 2 without going through the full channel sequence. Directors would have a fit with that on a hand-held monitor. The other thing was the :30 second diagnostic it performs every time it powers up. Not a good thing when a sudden battery swap has to be done. We need near instant on. -Pete You are correct Pete. The Boxx is big. It is also the best on the Non delay systems out there. IDX, Boxx,Transvideo, intervideo, and J Labs all use the Amimon chipset. http://www.amimon.com/ 30 meter range, no line of sight required Less than 1 millisecond latency. They are made to throw a picture across your living room. The question is who is best at making it go farther. So far that is the Boxx using the Full 5.2-5.8 Wi-Fi Bandwidth with spread spectrum technology. They are fully FCC approved because they detect anyone else on the frequency and automatically hop off the channel allowing them find a clear channel and to use more power legally. The systems come in two flavors. One (15.5K) uses a 4 patch "antenna farm" . The bigger and more expensive system uses 7 patch antennas.(22K). They have recently started to take off with more and more shows turning to this solution. The steadicam ops seem to like these the best. All wireless systems are trouble at some point! I really cannot comment on the issues with MicroliteHD. (not really ready yet) Gaylen The Boxx system was used on Pirates of the Caribbean when they were shooting here in the UK but it had it's problems. I'm trying to gather as many systems together as I can for some comparative tests and make the decision from there. Cheers Bob
  4. here a summary of cheap and nasty stuff... actually our Mini Spy works better than Modulus etc. SD Analog, no delay MINI SPY TX (FCC Part 97) Fabulous for Steadicams, Handycams, wirecams, glidecams and handheld work. Range: 250 yards with rod antenna on receiving Watchman, included excellent ¼ wave antenna with SMA connector for the Tx, 9-30V reverse polarity protected, 160mA, video on BNC input, size: 3”x2”x7/8” NTSC + PAL (needs PAL receiver for color) Cable Channel 59, Freq. = 434 MHz only. extra cost: power cable for Lemo connector. NTSC + PAL, additional audio on special order only. “Twice as good as the professional models.” For amateur radio use FCC Part 97 only in the USA. You need to buy cables at $ 150 each! In Stock at Wolf Seebergs Price in 2009 $ 850.00 Check http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Mini_Spy_TX_CLICKBOOK_long.pdf Manual 30 pages http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Mini_Spy_Manual.pdf Special audio version is available for approx. $ 950.00 Teletest British Low power analog Tx, 7 channels 5.8GHz, Tx only $1400, HDSDI or composite in, very short range, probably flickers badly when moving. 100mW out, new Phones might interfere with it. Not sure if you need to license in USA. Matching receiver $ 600.00 non diversity. sales-uk@teletest.ne http://www.teletest.net/ http://www.teletest.net/pdf/brochures/Teletest%205-8GHz%20TX%20and%20RX%202009%20leaflet.pdf Marell – British UK approved for use on 1.3GHz (1chan) analog and 2.4GHz (4chan) 75mW. PAL and NTSC. For legal use in Britain only. Receiver needs two flat-panel gain antennas, no Circular Polarization offered. Low power, short range. http://www.marell.co.uk/videolinks/MVL-1394TX/ For hire for UK GBP 100/day from: http://www.opticalsupport.com/steadicamaccessories.php?product_id=1 Bitel-Microprogetti Tx + Rx. MTV2500 and RV2000A are CE compliant in the 2300-2700 MHz band. The other models are intended for Military applications. Fragile connectors. http://www.bitel.it/transmitters%20and%20receivers.html 1100-1500 Tx analog maybe 2x diversity receivers, good sensitivity Rx. Small Tx .15W medium Tx .8W, large for the performance, nicely built. Reasonable prices, they say made in Italy, I think the Rx is British though. RX RV2000 available diversity switching (RV 2300D), also from http://www.tarabayegypt.com/new/pdf/products_rv2000a.pdf in Ca. USA Telestar http://www.telestarcorporation.com/LXLaw.htm and http://www.telestarcorporation.com/ATV.htm Starlink http://starmatech.com/ or http://www.avwirelesstech.com/ Jeremy Hawkins President/CEO Tx $ 2100 Rx $ 3000.00 2.4 G legal to sell in the USA, 14-20V 4.12" L x 3.50" W x 1.15" H phone at 818-824-4942.. Call us at 831.335.8130or Email us at jeremy@avwirelesstech.com. superficially it looks like Chinese gear with USA paint. Jeremy Hawkins salesman for the company said in Feb 2008: We OEM'd a specific unit for Wexler that was the same as the 1450's you can get at VER, but had specific connectors, channel presets, and power settings! The new 1550 units that you saw on the website have the same things as the Wexler, but have more channels, are digital adjust, and are fine-tunable. We are waiting for FCC on them, but we should have FCC part 15, 74, and 90 on them in "a couple of days" according to the manufacturer. Coherent’s 900MHz analog 10 channel ASK FOR OUR BLOW OUT PRICES ON USED ONES Microwave FM analog system uses special diversity receivers, that means a lot less flicker. A special version can burn TC in picture. We get 1.5 miles on a golf course out of this system after we tweak it; 3 miles on a helicopter. Often problematic in the big cities as there is masses of 900 stuff around. There is no need for a 2nd guy to point receive antennae unless you are at the ragged end of range. These systems are now produced by new owners – Halcyon halcyonmicro.com or http://cocom.com/pages/pro.htm - with higher prices. We have them in rental packages as a fully legal system in the USA for any use – No license required, FCC Part 15 licensed. These systems work better than the stuff at 2.4G because of lower frequency and diversity reception. But in the big cities 900 is full of junk transmissions by data liks etc. and range will be shorted to half in most downtowns or commercial-convention areas. Rx antennas are larger than 1.2 G. perfect for Helicopter work. For rentals check: http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Microwave_rental_900Mhz.pdf Manual 40 pages http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Coherent900_Manual_2.pdf We have some used ones for Blow out prices.Call!!!! 2.4 G high and low power – not good for moving Tx WSV Point to point 2.4 link This is a 1 mile video/audio link in the USA to be used under Part 97. approx .8 watt. Works best with fixed antennae (non-moving) pointing at each other. If you use this kind of system with a moving Tx the flicker is so persistent it’s annoying to the extreme. There are versions of this for overseas use with 50 mile range. Simple to set up. No technician needed. Often this becomes part of a repeater system that looks around one corner or over one hill. Available for rent (with 2 beautiful small Helix antennae) or sale. There is a wide range of commercial antennae available for reasonable prices. 2.4 in the cities is useless now as there is so much WiFi that destroys the picture. Approx $ 200.00 for the pair Tx-Rx. Sometimes this page works: http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/FM_TX_2point4.pdf Avalon 2.4Mhz Diversity, 1 Watt (for overseas use) with 1 mile range. http://avalonrf.com/Products/transmitters/tx500_tx600.html Very low power version available for USA with minimal range – approx 50 feet. TX600 Series comply to FCC Part 74 and Part 90. You need to put up 4 pieces of 4” square flat panel antenna 2 feet apart – nicely made, pro-connectors. www.Avalonrf.com. Not good on a stage covered with chicken wire. Occasional highlight reversal like Coherent. Coherent range is TWICE. WSV FM2 is TEN TIMES. Penetration of sheet rock not good Ouch! Not much good in cities nowadays there is so much 2.4 stuff that there is no room for this to work well in the urban areas of the wired wireless world. Factory service varies as to permanently changing ownership. Price: minimum package US $7200.00. Not really sure if these are on the shelf all the time. Avalon changed owners in 05. If they don’t have it in stock I do not know if they can deliver. Similar stuff is made cheaply and poorly in China. Someone said Avalon is not in business anymore in 2009? Better check. Yellow Jaket British diversity Rx 6 to 15VDC.Receiver Frequencies (GHz):2.370, 2.390, 2.410, 2.413, 2.414, 2.430, 2.432, 2.450, 2.451, 2.468, 2.470, 2.490, 2.510 YellowJacket Pro features 2 separate 75 ohm video and audio outputs. $ 480 sold in Texas http://hobbywireless.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=31&zenid=c71e4d653f7992fa5f2ac2bd2d5a0d08 Hobby Wireless 2.4 diversity http://hobbywireless.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31&products_id=208 10 CHANELS seems sophisticated from Texas www.immersionrc.com $255 Transvideo 2.4Mhz Tx-Rx Same problems as all part 15 low power Tx in that band of freques. flickers as much as all the other analog 2.4 stuff. Trouble if there is a lot of WiFi, Blue tooth, wireless phones and microwave ovens around. Still it flickers wickedly when the transmitter moves because no diversity receiver and the high freq. License free in USA. http://www.transvideointl.com/ available thru B+H photo in NY or direct http://www.transvideointl.com/pages/english/products/titan.htm , or from the manufacturer/repair facility in France. OK to use next to camera if nothing is moving like all the 2.4 stuff. Teletest, Britain http://www.teletest.net/pdf%5Cproducts/OZE3210.pdf Sell a powerful 500 mW 2.4 version that is not OK in the USA except possibly for Part 97 use. Looks like nice packaging. Will flicker a lot with moving cameras unless used with a many antenna diversity receiver. With a portable 7” LCD receiver. Has to flicker badly on moving Tx. http://www.teletest.net/pdf%5Cproducts/OZL7007.pdf 2.4 diversity Rx board That should help a lot if its implemented properly Teletest Ltd, 4 Shelley Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4HY, UK Tel: 01202 646100 • Fax: 01202 646101 • Intl: +44 1202 etc http://www.teletest.net/productinfo.aspx?id=OZU5020 Teletest makes a 5.8GHz receiver that fits on any LCD monitor with aV-Lock battery plate. For example, TV-Logic or SWIT LCD monitors. They have four 5.8GHz transmitters. http://www.teletest.net/news.aspx?id=13 Paul or Nick Rose, Managing Director, Teletest Tel: +44 1202 646100 nickrose@teletest.net www.teletest.net Black widow They have a diversity receiver oriented towards the toy airplane market (of course its easy to receive TV from aircraft, there is no multipath) http://www.blackwidowav.com/Diversity24new1.html# you have to match Tx and Rx. Don’t expect a Rx to work with other stuff just because its on the same frequency. Made for BWAV, Airwave or Felsweb transmitter. (not sold in the USA) TX Frequencies: 2410, 2430, 2450, 2470 http://www.blackwidowav.com/ HP Video 2.4 Looks like a Chinese repackaging job. Approx. $3K Tx-Rx flickers as much as all the other analog 2.4 stuff. Trouble if there is a lot of WiFi, Blue tooth, wireless phones and microwave ovens around. Easy packaging for vid ass. All these 2.4 TX will do much better with circular polarized receive antennae. F 2490 MHZ, 2390 MHZ,2370 MHZ,2470 MHZ,2450 MHZ,2430 MHZ,2410 MHZ,2510 MHZ or 1240 MHZ,1040 MHZ,1010 MHZ, 1200 MHZ,1160 MHZ, 1120 MHZ, 1080 MHZ, 1280 MHZ. Not sure how these can be sold or operated legally in the USA. http://hpvideo.tv/index2.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=46&category_id=47&flypage=flypage.tpl&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2 couls it be this stuff repackaged $ 750.00 Based on our best selling wireless video and audio links, the WLS2404D4 series, our new WLS2404D4 uses advanced digital technology to overcome common interference issues found in the popular 2.4GHz band from devices such as cordless phones or wireless routers. These wireless video links can transmit digital video and audio signals up to 600 feet line of sight and are ideal for home and small business applications. Our digital wireless video link comes with power supplies and instructions. http://www.securitycamerasdirect.com/products/4-channel-2-4ghz-digital-wireless-system B+H Photo 2.4 security transmitter – too little power, no diversity, not even cheap $ 800 MX-3000 2.4 GHz Audio/Video Transmitter VRX-24L 2.4 GHz Receiver 2 Rubber Ducky Antennas AMP-18M/24 Amplifier Used Cat. # 660201 Mfr # MX -3000S http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/800660201- USE/RF_Video_MX_3000S_MX_3000S_Long_Distance_Video.html or RF-Video DX-2 2.4 GHz Ultra Compact Video Transmitter $500 looks like a Canadian model http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/504991-REG/RF_Video_DX_2_DX_2_2_4_GHz_Ultra.html Asian Wolf http://www.asianwolf.com/ ohh boy…sometimes they work when standing still $ 50.00 made in China, marketed even cheaper by Hong Kong Companies. Freq: 2414, 2432, 2450, 2468 (MHz) – not sure that this is legal in the USA http://www.asianwolf.com/cctv-spycamera-2000ma.html High-gain 2.4 receiver antenna The Black widow people sell a high gain circular polarized patch antenna. Not easy to find. These make a huge difference in reducing flicker. None of the 2.4 guys know of this. http://www.blackwidowav.com/patchantenna1.html We have some in stock and it helps all the 2.4 problems. Part 15 means: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_01/47cfr15_01.html Good stuff is not cheap. Cheap stuff is not good. Nothing is fast nor easy. Applied Wireless 900 MHz part 15. This band is as full as the 2.4 band. Useless in the big cities. $ 400 (805) 383-9600 1250 Avenida Acaso, Camarillo, CA 93012 Email: http://www.appliedwireless.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=8&ParentCat=16
  5. UHF TV receivers: All need our custom screen protectors. The art here is in the application not the $5 piece of low reflective plastic by Photo-don. http://www.photodon.com/c/LCD-Protective-Films.html All TV when run on external 16V Lithiums need regulators that have to be properly heat sunk and filtered for high frequency noise. Sony cheap ass battery adapter, it works but it breaks easily. Its 7.2V of course. Some with 6 to 12V switching are available but still break and get hot. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/646135-REG/Ikan_AC_107S_AC_107S_Sony_Battery_Adapter.html Nebtec makes some too, make sure they have the external heatsink. Small TV Don’t recommend the Liliputs as they have awkward tuning. The channel no. on the screen is a consecutive no. Not a real channel. You have to rescan all to find one new ch. http://www.carlcd.net/.sc/ms/cat/LCD%20TVs http://www.amazon.com/Axion-AXN-8701-Widescreen-Portable-Handheld/dp/B001FWYLLG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1227131714&sr=8-1 http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Qway-A710-7-inch-LCD-HDTV-Ready-Portable-TV-and-Media-Player/4421625/product.html?rcmndsrc=2 http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Iview-780PTV-7-inch-Portable-ATSC-TV/4056535/product.html?rcmndsrc=2 http://www.carlcd.net/.sc/ms/cat/LCD%20TVs The Haier was more sensitive earlier than now. It comes in 6V and 12V versions: 7” and 10”. Tuning is good. Earlier models were prone to bad controls; recent models had some bad remote controls. Internal Batt good for 2 hours or so. http://www.amazon.com/Haier-HLT71-7-Inch-Handheld-LCD/dp/B001E78UQY/ref=pd_cp_e_1 . .people would not be buying these things if they didn't also perform "insanely great" say the Apple heads…. I say that is spin at its sickest. To talk like that about anything but your trained cat is just soooooooooooooooooo stuuuupid.
  6. Hybrid works well in NYC. we had 4 going in Times square. For the modulus we make cut to frequency half wave antennae. $ 50 each Better tuners than handhelds keep some of the excessive RF out of the front end and therefore are not swamped and desensitized by NYC RF garbage. The Sony 1041 is slightly better at this.. slightly. Legal Newsflash: There is provision in the federal regulations now to use Video Assist transmitters with some restrictions with permission in the USA. Look at: Federal Communications Commission §74.870 47 CFR Ch. I (10-1-04 Edition) They ask the manufacturer to: include with a wireless assist video device information regarding the requirement for users to obtain an FCC license, the requirement that stations must locate at least 129 kilometers away from a co-channel TV station, the limited class of users that may operate these devices, the authorized uses, the need for users to obtain a license, and the requirement that a local coordinator (or adjacent channel TV stations, if there is no local coordinator) must be notified prior to operation. [68 FR 12772, Mar. 17, 2003, as amended at 68 FR 69331, Dec, 12, 2003] You may read the details regarding above at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/octqtr/pdf/47cfr74.870.pdf http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2008/octqtr/47cfr74.870.htm dont ask me to interpret this.. ask your lawyer :-) wolf
  7. the regulator needs to be heat sink mounted to metal and needs small tantalum capacitors at in and output so the RF the regulator generates does not get into the front-end of the receiver and degenerate sensitivity. there is 30 page document on Tx-Rx on my site, write if the link does not work: A roundup of all transmitters, HD and SD, 25 pages. This private document: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_on_video_transmission.pdf wolf at wolfvid dooooot com 310 822-4973 I also have a private manual for modulus which is not for lazy butttttts... HAHAHA ask for it
  8. We make single and dual 7 or 10" Handhelds with screen-protectors and 6 hour batteries NP-1 or your choice adapter. http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Monitor_7_sales_and_rent.pdf http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/monitor_dual_7_marshall.pdf and we have now an always perfect "Hybrid" CODFM transmitter-Receiver with 2 mile range - it works thru parking garages. Perfect picture always: non line-of-sight application with no annoying flickers, no glitches whatsoever with moving cameras! Excellent color reproduction. Works great on follow cars, chicken-wire stages, tunnels, urban high-rise alleys, parking garages, boats, helicopters, all metal aircraft hangers, behind the ski hill etc. Using only small rubber ducks: Outdoor range, 2 miles line of sight. Dashboard-to-dashboard, 1 city block. Penetrates 3 sheetrock houses easily. Will penetrate 3 floors of a concrete and steel parking structure. Analog composite in and out (no HDSDI, no downconvert) but digital over the air. MOS Tx has has 2 frame delay. Audio Tx has 5 frame delay. Tx or Rx power: 9-30 Volts @ .5A. Uses only small duck antennae. 8x Tx-Rx pairs can operate simultaneously. Pictured is the handheld with 7” LCD, 3 hours on one NP-1 battery. Transmitter 5x2x2 plus 3” antenna 13 oz. Receiver 10x6x3 plus 9” foldable antenna 2 lb. 10 oz. Transmitter Hi Power 7x3x2 plus 3” antenna 1 lb. 7 oz. Handheld Monitor 14x6x5 plus 1” antenna, plus optional mount for 3/8th stand 5 lb. Rental package comes complete with cables, battery belts, mini battery, DA, Cardellini, suction cup, etc… easy to ship small suitcases. Transmitter + Receiver Kit (MOS or audio) 21” x 17” x 8” -- 22lb. Transmitter Hi Power + Receiver Kit (MOS or audio) 21” x 17” x 8” -- 22lb. Extra Handheld with on board batteries for 9 hours. 24” x 20” x 9” -- 30lb Battery Belts: 2x, 14 Hours use 20” x 16” x 8” -- 36lb. This document updated: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_Hybrid_onesheet.pdf More: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/1_Click_CATALOG.pdf if this is too much of an ad please forgive. wolf
  9. A roundup of all transmitters, HD and SD, 21 pages. This is a private document of personal opinion: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_on_video_transmission.pdf thanks Wolf Seeberg USA 310 822-4973 tech@wolfvid.com
  10. Modulus 5000 New in summer 2009. Only a few samples floating around by Sept. (Terry West has one, there is one in Great Britain and Canada at Crevier's). Not sure what its delay is (it takes at least one frame to downconvert the HDSDI to composite for Tx). HDSDI in SD composite out at Rx It takes a HDSDI signal in and downconverts it then and transmits it the usual way on UHF analog just as the Modulus 3000 did – so it has all the usual UHF transmission problems: flicker, multipath etc. Composite video input plug doubles as a composite line out for a local SD monitor when using HD-SDI/SDI input. You can receive it as UHF analog SD on any old TV as before. There is a version that is USA legal and one for Ex USA sale. Power plug 9-36 V is different form 3000, you need new cables. Most are $ 150. Dimensions 1.7 x 4.7 x 3" (43x120x78mm) Weight 18oz (510g) To view the official propaganda from the manufacturer look here: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Modulus_5K_Cut_Sheet.pdf Modulus 5000 Marked down till end of 2009 - Price $ 2000 Classic Modulus 3000 Marked down till end of 2009 - Price $ 1700 at all your favorite dealers ( so there) Legal Newsflash: It is possible to get permission to use Video Assist transmitters with some restrictions in the USA. To read the rules look at this: Federal Communications Commission §74.870 47 CFR Ch. I (10-1-04 Edition) They ask the manufacturer to: include with a wireless assist video device information regarding the requirement for users to obtain an FCC license, the requirement that stations must locate at least 129 kilometers away from a co-channel TV station, the limited class of users that may operate these devices, the authorized uses, the need for users to obtain a license, and the requirement that a local coordinator (or adjacent channel TV stations, if there is no local coordinator) must be notified prior to operation. [68 FR 12772, Mar. 17, 2003, as amended at 68 FR 69331, Dec, 12, 2003] You may read the details regarding above at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/oct...47cfr74.870.pdf http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2008/oct...47cfr74.870.htm Hand held receiver: 7” LCD Director’s Monitor Rental $ 95.00 / day look at http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Monitor_7_sales_and_rent.pdf This page is: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Modulus_5000_one_sheet.pdf this is in the spirit of information not advertising, if I offended your soul - may mine rot in Hell. now for something completely different: If you need an absolutely perfect Tx ( no flicker) with composite in and out at custom receiver you can now get this for a 3 frame delay ( clue: its digital signal on the air but not in or out) from a German system with 1/2 mile range @ 6K$ we have. Its legal too. 09/20/09 www.wolfvid.com
  11. ready made: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/monitor_dual_7_marshall.pdf the director can drop it - a couple of times wolf
  12. Happy to report CIT now only takes Months instead of eons to repair the Modulus they designed. 80% of the time the repair is good the first time. Billing is down to occasional weeks. Hamlet is a real nice guy and his English has really improved ( he sells his own stuff) - no answering mashine. The folks in Canada ( also selling a low powered version) are nice and have done wonders and disasters. Terry West will help in a pinch but has better things to do. We don't repair, but make cables ( most in stock) i can hook you up with some used ones- generally its a very sad state of affairs. ( boy did I just make enemies) wolf PS the Canatrans now is very stable and needs no repairs. still 4K the MODULUS 5000 is out. $ 1700 approx. it has a built in downconverter and a 3000 to transmit analog video as usual. THe price is right. Have no personal experience with it. ( by the way producers can get permission now to use Modulus etc. for video assist) I have some license free Coherent 900 for Blow out prices. - write check this http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Monitor_7_sales_and_rent.pdf
  13. DOWNCONVERTER RedByte Design: Decimator Australian made downconverter. It’s a miniature 3G/HDSDI to NTSC/PAL with Aspect Ratio Conversion: Anamorphic, Letterbox, centercut. Lists for US$ 435 (with power supply included). Rental prices are still at 95.00 per day on a 3 day week, same as the AJA one. These units are hard to get, short supply in summer 2009. See: http://www.redbytedesign.com/products-thedecimator.html Brochure: http://www.redbytedesign.com/brochures/RED...OR_brochure.pdf It only downconverts to NTSC or PAL Composite signals (no other flavors of SD, like SDI or other digital). But it does support 3G. Dealer in USA: TECADS Inc. Contact: Perry Drogo, Phone: USA 949 597-1053, 23 Dellpadre street, Foothills Ranch Ca. 92610 Email: sales@tecads.com Website: www.tecads.com In stock at: Alan Gordon, Hollywood, Salesguy is Ken Also In stock at: Charles Papert http://www.charlespapert.com/ c) 323-350-8822, rep for TECADS he is a steadicam operator lives in Los Feliz, L.A.,Ca. Rental: Wolf Seeberg Video has some for rent!!! 310 822-4973 We make custom power cables for it, and even power Y cables to run both the power to the RedByte and power to transmitters from camera or Bauer Tap
  14. HI we got original CIT ants. ( so-so) and halfwaves cut to freq. Its not that easy, you need a 80K spectrum analyzer to tune them. we have them in stock, as well as all accessories. wolf 310 822-4973 also the Modulus 5000 is out ( well 2 are known to exist) its a downconverter and a Modulus 3000 in one package. price to start with $ 1700 or so. we can get them. No massive field experience yet. [ the 4000 never made it]. want to know EVERYTHING? read http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/FAQ_on_V...ransmission.pdf secret: I have a composite Tx that is perfect for 1 mile always. $ 6K or so. wolf
  15. cheapest downconverter is the Decimator by RedByte read up on IDX at: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_...l_Tx_CW-5HD.pdf I dont really sell them - prices are crashing... I heard that there was a software update in June or so which improved range maybe but it lets you use more than one receiver now. call the factory. Manufacturers spec sheet: http://www.idxtek.com/pdf/cw5hd_flyer.pdf and a review article: http://www.studiodaily.com/hdstudio/searchlist/9306.html the manual: http://www.idxtek.com/pdf/op_manual/cw_5hd.pdf while I am at it: FAQ ON VIDEO TRANSMISSION There are only a few video transmitters that work well while moving: (Prices approximate, performance based on personal opinion only) This is an overview for personal use only, do not distribute. Short introductory document on rentals: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_...Rates_+_Faq.pdf For use in the USA: HD in HD out: IDX 2008 version: New digital 5.2 G one frame delay, 50 yard range exterior for clean line of sight, 20 yards with one human as obstruction – Revised Software for 2009 summer: can be received by 2 units. Recapture was maybe 8+ sec from instant crash to black pix when exceeding range, license free, Transmitter-Receiver pair lists $6000.00 sale prices are about $ 4K. Fits between the camera and IDX V mount battery (adaptable for Bauer mounts). Only HD-SDI inputs and outputs, you need 2 standards converter for composite from a film type composite out video tap to composite monitor. 2 IDX work fine together, 3 only with special mods. Many Camera Houses have it now in 2009 summer. Approx.: 150/day. It really does 1080 uncompressed – but bit reduced. Looks great, dies instantly, totally when out of range. Typically a PA with the receiver on a mast follows the cameras around to keep range under 20 yards. Camera operators may not drape their body over the Tx or there is no radiation of signal. Info and 20-page manual: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_...l_Tx_CW-5HD.pdf Official press release: http://www.idxtek.com/pdf/nab_08_cam_wave_hd_release.pdf and http://www.studiodaily.com/main/nhttp://ww...lines/9306.html PR rag says: Unlike other wireless camera system systems that make use of MPEG-2 or wavelet compression the CW-5HD transmits wireless full-bandwidth uncompressed HD-SDI and SD-SDI images over short distance, with very little latency (they say less than 1 millisecond delay). It supports all ATSC HD video formats with two channels of embedded audio. NOTE: as of August 08 it does do 23.9 at all scan rates. Digitran from Boxx – digital transmission means perfect picture always: indoor range 135 feet, 25 yards outside, 8 frame audio delay, FCC Part 15, No license required: Legal to use anywhere, 9-14 volts, built in antennae, very convenient small flat package. Outdoor range 45% of Modulus = 75 feet. Indoors stage range: 140% of Modulus = 300 feet Picture quality is always excellent. No flicker, no fuss. No complaints. Built-in antenna. Great for stage use. Has 380 millisecond delay (12 frames pix latency). Audio delay electronics to feed line out is included in rental package. There is no license necessary and they can be used by anybody anywhere under any circumstances for any use. Range is still limited in 2006,7,8 for this model. Price pre 2007 unit, used ones for much less. Complete Package for rent from Wolf Seeberg Video. 2007 model (with external antennae) is available outdoor range 300 yards plus, legal in USA and worldwide price: $ 6700.00. Same delay makes it a difficult learning curve for directors for most on set uses. Made in Great Britain. 20 page Manual http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_Digital_manual.pdf http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_...N_ONE_SHEET.pdf Digital Video Transmitter – IDX - Wevi This digital transmitter always has a perfect picture: License free operation. WiFi 5.2 GHz. Discontinued in 2007 but still available. Hard to find except at some rental houses. Same issues as the early Boxx version but slightly less range. 10 frame pix latency. 2 receivers have to be 10 feet apart. 30 page manual http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_CAMWAVE.pdf http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmit...WAVE_manual.pdf 2009 Boxx (not available in summer 09) Shown as prototype production model in LA in March 2009 with 1 msec (a frame takes 30 msec) delay and a beautiful perfect picture all the time. License free. WiFi freques in the USA, wide choice of freques and power outside of the USA. Slowly gets noisy in a mosaic sort of way when moving out of range, that’s a good warning that IDX does not have. Range: 70 yards outside, 20 yards through one human body line of sight between Tx and Rx. 30% more than the IDX. One Tx can transmit to as many Rx’s as you like, quicker recapture (4 sec. vs. 8 sec.) than IDX after out of range wanderings of cameramen, looks very good, they admit to some bit reduction but no compression. Receivers will switch between multiple transmitters. Approx. prices $7K for Tx and Rx pair. Downconverter built in. Transmits HD and receives HD and SD or Transmits SD and receives SD. Not available by august 2009 (British Calendar) with 2 receiver types: 1.) Small and lightweight for handheld monitors, 2.) Larger with 5 diversity antennae, more expensive, higher gain antennae for better range, delivery late 2009. This receiver can be Gen-locked to your system (decks, truck, router, etc.). Expensive larger Rx has sophisticated capabilities: you can link many units with coax, place them a distance apart and the master RX will choose which is best switch between Receivers and send best pix out. Whole stadiums or cities can be covered this way just like cell phone technology does. You can feed the Tx with HDSDi any frequency, or composite from video assist. The Rx will output the same signal as the Tx; and the Rx will simultaneously output a down-converted composite. NTSC or PAL. Band used is the USA 5.2 WiFi license free, or worldwide 4.9 – 6.1GHz some at higher power (not working in June 09). http://boxx.tv/products_video_assist_meridian.html Wolf Seeberg video will be the first dealer to have these in the USA Note: Most Tx might induce noise in audio recording and sometimes in video if mounted directly on small portable consumer DV type cameras. Most Tx (like PDAs or walkies) induce noise in professional microphones less than 3 ft away unless they are the new CMC6 Shoeps or newer Sennheisers Wireless HD, no delay, good range Transmitters $$$ For cameras: F23 3 chip, F35 1 chip PL (12K/wk w/lens+fiber), RedOne 1 chip PL ($20K to buy without lens) HDSDI with slight (not noticeable?) compression: There are 3 major TX-Rx manufacturers in the U.S. – There are 2 in the U.K. Purchase costs range from $60-$100K. GMS – San Diego – rent from Wexler (M2T-C) or CMT 2.5 sec (?), boot time – golf course range = 2 miles – Receiver has 1694 (thinish) coax to antenna, AVC compression technology with one frame delay covers all the SD and HD formats up to 1080P http://gmsinc.com/product_details.asp?prod_idno=2745 http://www.gmsinc.com/GMSroot/product_specs/100-ds0234x3.pdf NuComm – Vitec Group - Hackettstown, NJ – rent from 3G TX RFX-PRX-II handheld monitor with SD card recorder (CamPac2) 1.5 sec, boot up, 100 yards, “thin” antenna cable. http://www.nucomm.com/product.php?productI...mp;categoryID=8 http://www.3gwireless.tv/index.html http://www.rfcentral.com/pdf/216_prx2_ds.pdf BMS Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. 12367 Crosthwaite Circle • Poway, CA 92064 • U.S.A. Tel: +1-858-391-30 50 • Toll Free (U.S.): 800-669-96 67 www.bms-inc.com CT6020HD HD transmitter with HDSDI input features remote camera control with every function supported. http://broadcast-microwave-services.com/in...amp;product=162 CT2200HDV HDV Compact Transmitter lower price for news Another manufacturer: http://www.trollsystems.com/ seems to be Helicopter to ground generally Gigawave Limited -- Great Britain with the coolest web page http://www.gigawave.com/ http://www.gigawave.co.uk/newDatasheet/GIG...m%20Clip-On.pdf Link-- Great Britain rental: RF Central http://www.linkres.co.uk/wireless+camera+s...on/Transmitters Rental and Service Co: RF Central in Pensylvania, 3G in Texas??, AVS in LA. Picture Quality: The picture of all these Broadcast systems is excellent and perfect always, even though it’s more compressed that the on-camera tape/disk. Imperceptible color reduction is the first to occur on extended range reception. Blockiness and freeze frames don’t occur for 2 miles (?) in open-field use (systems vary as to warning signals). A downconverter is necessary for SD assist. Legal: There seems to be legal frequencies around 5.7-8G that are license-free in the USA. The stuff above can use this. There are 2.3 G frequencies for which it is easy (for established rental Companies) to get licenses for local use. Wireless remote camera control: Once you commit to a $4,000 per camera weekly rental, you may give serious consideration to the addition capability of wireless remote camera control. All Menu functions and iris (but not focus or zoom) can be adjusted with these remotes while watching remote monitors. These are manufacturer and Camera specific: If Sony F35 is covered is questionable and needs research. You can use a 3 motor FIZ of course. Camera assistants are used to dynamic iris/Fstop changes. If the DIT/VC has that control less communication is necessary. Re communication: Get a duplex wireless headset system for technical dept as usual in video production. Walkies are so Stone Age. Camera control: A return transmitter at the video receiver site sends control signal to the camera. These are often built by different manufacturers than the video link. Careful checkout as to range and functionality is necessary. Most would control all menu functions and Iris. None control focus/zoom. Setup and labor: For 300+ yard, simple one stage or open air (no walls or concrete) reception, a one time set up is possible and an engineer may not be necessary past the first day. For a complicated action show with shooting in concrete structures and many location changes and widely spaced cameras, a microwave operator (650/10 or minimum L600 tech rate=$43/hr) is a necessity. Here is what he does: There are many options of connecting 3-6 antennae for diversity receivers that optimize results. It’s not that complicated, but needs undivided attention at the critical busy times. Wexler makes a camera control for Cam remote for: Sony 150, 750, RCP etc might take extra box on camera. GMS makes camera controls. 3G makes a camera control with additional box on camera for LDK 6000 – 8000 – 1500 3G can get FCC: STA permit for 2.3G per city per week. Credit: 8 Camera: “Celebrity rehab.” Can do 5.8G license-free, prefer 2.3G. HD digital transmitters draw about 2A+, so power for camera is an issue. Read this: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Batteries_and_chargers.pdf ============================================== SD Digital, no delay, good range transmitters: GMS K2T-C: Works the same way as HD (best with diversity antennae), costs about $2,500/week per camera, from Wexler made by GMS – no camera return available as of now, used by a lot of reality shows. Perfect picture. 200mW 3G: Also have an SD system in same box as HD (cheaper) as above. BMS CT2400LD http://broadcast-microwave-services.com/in...&product=53 http://broadcast-microwave-services.com/fi...CT2400LD_V2.pdf 2.4GHz less than 40msec Domo British: Solo2 and Solo4 rents 500/day Not broadcast quality (fine for video assist though), MPEG. This is a British made TX 2”x6”x12” that draws 1A gets hot and has only a one frame delay. Not sure about USA licensing. In 2007 it costs $ 20K and is made to order after advance payment. Delivery 6 weeks. Outdoor range is 4000 feet for 100mW with a 3.5 foot long helix to receive(not much) and it has a perfect picture all the time. 2000 ft range with 4 db omni receive ant. You can use it in the USA legal 2.4G band at reduced power with much less range (slightly better range then the analog part 15 stuff from Avalon or Transvideo but with a perfect picture). It can also covers the tightly controlled new USA broadcasters ENG channels for TV station use around 2G. 2250—2500MHz. Awkward receiver with lots of small filter boxes that help in the cities. Likes 2 long Helixes (3.5 feet) to receive. You can set up as many receivers as you can afford and switch between them. Has longer indoor range than the UHF or FM stuff due to helpful reflections. Needs 10 Meg spacing for 8 Meg wide channels that do not bleed into each other. http://www.cobham.com/about-cobham/avionic...ransmitter.aspx DTC is Domos USA distributor 486 Amherst Street Nashua NH 03062 USA call 1.800.233.8639 or e-mail info@dtccom.com GMS is owned by the same company as Domo: Cobham http://www.dtccom.com/DigitalTX1000.html =========================================== SD Analog, no delay (tends to flicker minimally) : Teletest British Low power analog Tx, 7 channels 5.8GHz, Tx only $1400, HDSDI or composite in, very short range, probably flickers badly when moving. 100mW out, new Phones interfere with it. Not sure if you need to license in USA. http://www.teletest.net/ http://www.teletest.net/pdf/brochures/Tele...9%20leaflet.pdf Matching receiver $ 600.00 non diversity Marell – British UK approved for use on 1.3GHz (1chan) analog and 2.4GHz (4chan) 75mW. PAL and NTSC. For use in Britain only. Receiver needs two flat-panel gain antennas, no Circular Polarization. Low power, short range. http://www.marell.co.uk/videolinks/MVL-1394TX/ ================================================= DOWNCONVERTER RedByte Design: Decimator Australian made downconverter. It’s a miniature 3G/HDSDI to NTSC/PAL with Aspect Ratio Conversion: Anamorphic, Letterbox, centercut. Lists for US$ 435 (with power supply included). Rental prices are still at 95.00 per day on a 3 day week, same as the AJA one. These units are hard to get, short supply in summer 2009. See: http://www.redbytedesign.com/products-thedecimator.html Brochure: http://www.redbytedesign.com/brochures/RED...OR_brochure.pdf It only downconverts to NTSC or PAL Composite signals (no other flavors of SD, like SDI or other digital). But it does support 3G. Dealer in USA: TECADS Inc. Contact: Perry Drogo, Phone: USA 949 597-1053, 23 Dellpadre street, Foothills Ranch Ca. 92610 Email: sales@tecads.com Website: www.tecads.com In stock at: Alan Gordon, Hollywood, Salesguy is Ken Also In stock at: Charles Papert http://www.charlespapert.com/ c) 323-350-8822, rep for TECADS he is a steadicam operator lives in Los Feliz, L.A.,Ca. Rental: Wolf Seeberg Video has some for rent!!! 310 822-4973 We make custom power cables for it, and even power Y cables to run both the power to the RedByte and power to transmitters from camera or Bauer Tap. ================================================= MINI SPY TX Fabulous for Steadicams, Handycams, float cams, wirecams, glidecams and handheld work. Range: 250 yards with rod antenna on receiving Watchman, You get an effective ¼ wave antenna with SMA connector for the Tx, 9-30V reverse polarity protected, 160mA, video on BNC input, size: 3”x2”x7/8” NTSC + PAL (needs PAL receiver for color) Cable Channel 59, Freq. = 434 MHz only. extra cost: power cable for Lemo connector,. NTSC + PAL, additional audio on special order only. “Twice as good as the professional models.” For amateur radio use FCC Part 97 only in the USA. You need to buy cables! In Stock at Wolf Seebergs Price in 2009 $ 850.00 Check http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Mini_Spy_TX_CLICKBOOK_long.pdf Manual 30 pages http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Mini_Spy_Manual.pdf Special audio version is available for approx. $ 950.00 FM2 Microwave - diversity This is used by many European and Japanese and Aussie companies for long range car to car, boat to shore, helicopter to ground, etc. Use in the USA FCC Part 97 Amateur radio only. Range is 2 miles on golf course; helicopter range is 4 miles; 30 miles with an amplifier. A solid combat proof packaged unit with special diversity receiver and most excellent custom antennae. For a helicopter or other long range video link there is no choice but the FM2 equipment. This is better than any other analog microwave because of the diversity receivers. Rental available. Purchase available again. 5 can be used at one time. Check for sales sheet http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/FM_TX_12.pdf Manual 40 pages at http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/!MIC...__FULL_SIZE.pdf Of course there are handhelds available for the above: On board battery good for 6 hours. Coherent’s 900MHz microwave FM analog system uses special diversity receivers, that means a lot less flicker. A special version can burn TC in picture. We get 1.5 miles on a golf course out of this system after we tweak it; 3 miles on a helicopter. Often problematic in the big cities as there is masses of 900 stuff around. There is no need for a 2nd guy to point receive antennae unless you are at the ragged end of range. These systems are now produced by new owners – Halcyon halcyonmicro.com or http://cocom.com/pages/pro.htm - with higher prices. We have them in rental packages as a fully legal system in the USA for any use – No license required, FCC Part 15 licensed. These systems work better than the stuff at 2.4G because of lower frequency and diversity reception. But in the big cities 900 is full of junk and range will be shorted to half in most downtowns or commercial-convention areas. Rx antennas are larger than 1.2 G. For rentals check: http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Microwav...ntal_900Mhz.pdf Manual 40 pages http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Coherent900_Manual_2.pdf We have some used ones for sale. WSV Point to point 2.4 link This is a 1 mile video/audio link in the USA to be used under Part 97. approx .8 watt. Works best with fixed antennae (non-moving) pointing at each other. If you use this kind of system with a moving Tx the flicker is so persistent it’s annoying to the extreme. There are versions of this for overseas use with 50 mile range. Simple to set up. No technician needed. Often this becomes part of a repeater system that looks around one corner or over one hill. Available for rent (with 2 beautiful small Helix antennae) or sale. There is a wide range of commercial antennae available for reasonable prices. 2.4 in the cities is useless now as there is so much WiFi that destroys the picture. Approx $ 200.00 for the pair Tx-Rx. Sometimes this page works: http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/FM_TX_2point4.pdf Avalon 2.4Mhz Diversity, 1 Watt (for overseas use) with 1 mile range. http://avalonrf.com/Products/transmitters/tx500_tx600.html Very low power version available for USA with minimal range – approx 50 feet. TX600 Series comply to FCC Part 74 and Part 90. You need to put up 4 pieces of 4” square flat panel antenna 2 feet apart – nicely made, pro-connectors. www.Avalonrf.com . Not good on a stage covered with chicken wire. Occasional highlight reversal like Coherent. Coherent range is TWICE. WSV FM2 is TEN TIMES. Penetration of sheet rock not good Ouch! Not much good in cities nowadays there is so much 2.4 stuff that there is no room for this to work well in the urban areas of the wired wireless world. Factory service varies as to permanently changing ownership. Price: minimum package US $7200.00. Not really sure if these are on the shelf all the time. Avalon changed owners in 05. If they don’t have it in stock I do not know if they can deliver. Similar stuff is made cheaply and poorly in China. Someone said Avalon is not in business anymore in 2009 ??? better check. Transvideo 2.4Mhz Tx-Rx Same problems as all part 15 low power Tx in that band of freques. Bad in the cities that are full of 2.4 stuff, OK in the boonies. Still it flickers wickedly when the transmitter moves because no diversity receiver. License free in USA. http://www.transvideointl.com/ available thru B+H photo in NY or direct http://www.transvideointl.com/pages/englis...ducts/titan.htm , or from the manufacturer/repair facility in France. Teletest, Britain http://www.teletest.net/pdf%5Cproducts/OZE3210.pdf sell a powerful 500 mW 2.4 version that is not OK in the USA except possibly for Part 97 use. Looks like nice packaging. Will flicker a lot with moving cameras. With a portable 7” LCD receiver. has to flicker badly on moving Tx. http://www.teletest.net/pdf%5Cproducts/OZL7007.pdf 2.4 diversity Rx board http://www.teletest.net/productinfo.aspx?id=OZU5020 Teletest Ltd, 4 Shelley Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4HY, UK Tel: 01202 646100 • Fax: 01202 646101 • Intl: +44 1202 etc Teletest makes a 5.8GHz receiver that fits on any LCD monitor with aV-Lock battery plate. For example, TV-Logic or SWIT LCD monitors. They have four 5.8GHz transmitters. http://www.teletest.net/news.aspx?id=13 Paul or Nick Rose Managing Director, Teletest Tel: +44 1202 646100 nickrose@teletest.net www.teletest.net Black widow Another Brit Company reselling cheap Chinese product under their own name?? – They have a diversity receiver oriented towards the toy airplane market (of course its easy to receive TV from aircraft, there is no multipath) http://www.blackwidowav.com/Diversity24new1.html# you have to match Tx and Rx. Don’t expect a Rx to work with other stuff just because its on the same frequency. Made for BWAV, Airwave or Felsweb transmitter. (not sold in the USA) TX Frequencies: 2410, 2430, 2450, 2470 http://www.blackwidowav.com/ HP Video 2.4 Looks like a Chinese repackaging job. Approx. 3K Tx-Rx flickers as much as all the other analog 2.4 stuff. Trouble if there is a lot of WiFi, Blue tooth, wireless phones around. Easy packaging for vid ass. All these 2.4 TX will do much better with circular polarized receive antennae. F 2490 MHZ,2390 MHZ,2370 MHZ,2470 MHZ,2450 MHZ,2430 MHZ,2410 MHZ,2510 MHZ or 1240 MHZ,1040 MHZ,1010 MHZ, 1200 MHZ,1160 MHZ, 1120 MHZ, 1080 MHZ, 1280 MHZ. Not sure how these can be sold or operated legally in the USA. http://hpvideo.tv/index.php?page=shop.prod...rt&Itemid=2 High-gain 2.4 receiver antenna The Black widow people sell a high gain circular polarized patch antenna. Not easy to find. These make a huge difference in reducing flicker. None of the 2.4 guys know of this. http://www.blackwidowav.com/patchantenna1.html Part 15 means: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx...47cfr15_01.html For continuous camera power, check this expensive stuff: http://lentequip.com/products/batterybridge.html $ 750 and Keslow Camera makes a small nice splitter box. Of course we can make you a $ 65 4 XLR “Y” splitter cable and you pretty much get the same thing. and a Red Camera back plate http://www.lentequip.com/products/redsplitter.html also 700 bucks geeez, all that to make it IDIOT proof? or we make you a 4XLR “Y” cable with diodes for $ 100 ! Good stuff is not cheap. Cheap stuff is not good. Nothing is fast nor easy. A short version of Tx rentals paper: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_...Rates_+_Faq.pdf And here are links to secret knowledge: Have a look at useful products: Transmitters, receivers etc http://www.wolfvid.com/html/prods.html A total operators handbook hundred of pages of thrills and tips: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/!OPERATO...OOK_vidasst.pdf Roundup of all video assist recorders, 15 pages: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/FAQ_Video_Assist_computers.pdf Cat5 cabling specs and HD cabling tech hints: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_cat5_cabeling_specs.pdf sync with RF by the various capture devices and timebase correctors: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_bad_rf_a...pture_cards.pdf A harebrained LCD cleaning instruction page: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/FAQ_LCD_clea...nstructions.pdf A very roundup of all transmitters, HD and SD: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_on_video_transmission.pdf Revised: 29/07/09 Now the impossible (multiple WiFi) with long latency: To transmit around steel and concrete buildings, transmit around corners and around mountains and tall buildings: If you don’t mind a 12-20 frame delay you can use a British 2.4 and/or 5.2-5.8 digital WiFi system that has multiple receivers joined by CAT5 cable that can receive up to 6 cameras and switch receivers automatically to follow camera positions. The distance to as many receivers as you want has to be at most 80 feet. The guys doing this are based in LA and London and regularly do Reality shows. You need setup time and a lot of cabling but the system works pretty well with resolution good enough to watch but not put on TV. Needs a technician of course. Has not been recorded to computer as a file yet. Can be recorded as NTSC video out from a computer on the CAT5 cabling. Call us we will put you in touch. check www.wolfvid.com for lots of other info or call Wolf Seeberg Video 310 822-4973 short introductory document on Tx rentals: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_...Rates_+_Faq.pdf Comparison chart (a little aged): Modulus CanaTrans Dynawave Avalon 2.4 Coherent 900 FM2 Digitrans or Cam-Wave Wevi Mini Spy British digital Rx ant Flat panel Flat panel Flat panel 4x panel 2x Helix 2x Helix Built-in Flat Pnel 2 long Helix Diversity Can be Can be Can be Always Can be Usually Always Can be yes Range indoor stage 80 ft. 100 ft. 60 ft 60? ft. 80 ft. 400 ft. 150 ft. 160 ft. 5000 ft Outdoor street thru 2 walls 100 ft. 130 ft. 80ft 70 ft. 200 ft. 500 ft. 60 ft. 200 ft. 3000 ft Golf course 100 ft. 130 ft. 80 ft 100 ft. 1 mile 2 miles 60 ft. 250 ft 3000 ft Air craft 100 ft. 130 ft. 80ft 100 ft. 1 mile 4 miles 60 ft. 250 ft 4000 ft max Range w/ Accessory Amp N/A N/A N/A 20 miles non USA 20 miles 30 miles N/A 5 miles ? Picture quality Pretty good Good OK Good Good some diversity flicker Excellent minimal flicker Always perfect Fewer flickers than Mod. Or Cana Always perfect Price $2000 + Rx $4000 + Rx $2000 + Rx $7200 ? complete $5000 ? complete $8000 complete $5000 2 pieces only $ 550 US $ 30,000.00 Delay No No No no No No 10 frame no 1 frame Legal to use in Non-USA Non-USA Non-USA USA OK Part 74 USA OKPart 15 USA OKPart 97 USA license freePart 15 USA OKPart 97 Values above for non USA use Hey - there may be mistakes in this and its only a personal opinion anyway, forget getting mad or suing me this is just ONE experiment by one person. Note: none of the legal restrictions in the USA apply for sales outside the USA. We sell to Europe, Canada, South America and Asia. The Coherent Microwave and digital microwave systems are legal to use in the USA and license free. Call us for details. Our rental packages are very complete and, as always, it is the accessories that make a system work smoothly. You get the best antennas and great phone and educated native English speaking staff support. You got to read the manuals…. Talented, persistent, ingenious amateurs can do well by studying the very extensive manuals. Camera people need to read the manuals and to tweak receive antenna position (at least up and down) to optimize reception. Fine tuning Receivers is not an art, but is a great help for UHF transmitters. Inflated egos do not make electronics work better. Brains applied to the situation do more than cell phone help calls. UHF Receivers: Sony TU1041U We stock them used, bullet proof steel case, uses 12V, 110AC or NP1 power, good connectors, all round workhorse. For TV and Mini Spy TX. BNC antenna input. Check http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Tuner_1041.pdf used US $ 500 in 2009. We some cheaper used ones, and some extremely cheap ones with a missing front panel – call MOD-QUAD - 4 Antenna UHF Diversity Tuner Made by CIT. Antenna switching is not visible except at extreme close range. Performance is as good as the other diversity tuners: older Sonys or the DX404. The Mod-Quad has BNC connectors, smaller size and lower price. Note: there is no individual antenna signal strength indication, nor individual antenna select indication. Only for UHF CH 14-69. NTSC only. http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Tuner_Mod_Quad.pdf MOD-QUAD with 2 remotes 2008 price (you need specialty power cable in addition) : $1,450.00 Pal UHF tuner Made in China, small plastic, RCA out $ 100.00 http://www.teletest.net/productinfo.aspx?id=OZD9135 The unit has all the controls of a consumer TV with on screen display (OSD), mute, volume control, automatic scan function, 181 channel memory, all operated via an infra red remote control. UK: +44 1202 646100 Chinese “stuff” Now there is also a lot of cheap Chinese “stuff” in the microwave range appearing on the Internet. The advertisements are way optimistic. That nameless stuff has very short range and there are no repair possibilities. There is no diversity available, which is a must for FM microwave to reduce flicker (multipath). Some Video Camera rental house rent it in LA. You need a part 97 license. Don’t bother except for a baby monitor at home. 2 w 2.4 G: http://www.asianwolf.com/cctv-spycamera-2000ma.html Not sure if this could be used legally in the USA at all. If you step on the frequencies the TV stations use for their truck you will get found very quickly. About the Wexler and VER Chinese stuff they bought from a USA repackager:??? I heard bad reviews from many and positive reviews from newbies mainly??? Have not seen it but its mainly low power cheap microwave stuff. Both Companies officially say to limit it to 40 feet use. Both give it away with a larger reality camera package. Customers like the convenient 4 button receiver. I heard neighbors were complaining of their home WiFi being disrupted. Tandem receiver from Canatrans not yet ready for Modulus reception in Aug. 2009. OK for Canatrans only, not other UHF Tx !!!, Very slightly more noisy and slightly less range than Sony 1041. 5-30 volt. Has a bracket to mount Sony “M” style batteries on the side. PAL and NTSC. Cost $ 3300.00 approx. nice and small. http://lentequip.com/products/tandem.html 7” LCD Handheld TV The TV/monitor has a TFT display as bright as any available today. The tuner is as good as the best. Easily visible in full sun with good color. We protect the LCD with a custom applied anti-scratch protector film. Lithium NP-7S battery lasts 6 hours. The wide viewing angle enables three people to watch. The last channel selected before power down is remembered on next power up. NTSC 125 Ch: VHF, UHF, CATV, Digital over air TV, Not PAL, Tuneable w/remote, built in mini speaker, Rear Panel: BNC video IN, no video OUT, 4XLR power, Battery/EXT. power switch. There is a removable 5/8th spud for stand mounting. Unbreakable antenna. Monitor in bracket (no batteries included) 2009 price $ 950.00 RENTAL PACKAGE as above, 2x NP-1 batteries good for 6 hours each, (charge time 3 hr.) in one small 1520 Pelican cases 20x16x8”, wt. 20 lbs. $ 95.00 / day Dual version Rental $ 190.00 / day Check: http://www.wolfvid.com/datasheets/Monitor_...es_and_rent.pdf Receive antenna for 400-1000 MHz (TV and radio mics): Wolf Seeberg Video green flat panel antenna. PSC, Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, CIT, Zaxcom, all make similar ones, they are more expensive, but do the same thing more or less. 2007 price $ 175.00 Check http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Antenna_UHF_flat_panel.pdf Prices and everything else constantly change of course New Regulations: UHF transmitters were to be used outside the USA only till 2006. Now there are regulations in place where a Producer can get permission to use these for video assist in the USA. It’s a bit of a procedure and we are waiting for various producer’s interest groups to give guidelines.. CanaTrans has better picture and slightly better range than Modulus. Has easy menu adjustable video gain for night imagery, adjustable power output, channel 20-50, built-in volt meter, low voltage cut off, no video at input battery saver cut off, rachety audio included – made and sold from Canada. Not for use in USA. NTSC or PAL. Well made, good service, rarely break, all microprocessor controlled and aligned for minimal maintenance. Probably 200 in use worldwide. Check hidden files US $ 4000.00 http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Canatrans_TX_MANUAL.pdf http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Canatrans_Video_Modulator.pdf Modulus 300o discontinued since 2002. Resuscitated in May 2008 and available for non-USA use. It is the most popular. Special version can burn time code into pix or transmit (poor) audio. Any TV can receive the Modulus. Not for use in USA. Repairs used to take a long time. Print your own manual from our website. Really a good read. If you know that stuff you know more than any one person in the world. US $ 2200.00. Dynawave VTX-100 David Hable at Cramped Attic http://www.crampedattic.com/ in Canada (604) 254-8619 hable@telus.net sells this small and light prototype Tx. Specify that you want a BNC antenna Connector. Use our ½ wave antennae – much improvement over the junk antenna they sell. Also specify power in connector, all are possible, just match whatever you have – avoid Hirose, if you have Modulus cables you have a choice now to go the Canatrans Fisher connector route which is much more reliable (and only slightly more expensive). Channels 14-69 NTSC. 10-36VDC. No power ON/OFF switch – that’s good except for steadicam use. No auto off. Lower power and much less range than Modulus as of Nov. 2007. It’s still a work in progress it seems. Dave is very customer friendly even if he is slow at times. $ 2000 in Nov 2007 FOR MORE INFO: Wolf Seeberg www.wolfvid.com If you have trouble with some of the datasheets just write to us wolf@wolfvid.com A short version of above: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/Transmitter_...Rates_+_Faq.pdf And here are links to secret knowledge: have a look at useful products: Transmitters, receivers etc http://www.wolfvid.com/html/prods.html A total operators handbook hundred of pages of thrills and tips: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/!OPERATO...OOK_vidasst.pdf Roundup of all video assist recorders, 15 pages: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/FAQ_Video_Assist_computers.pdf Cat5 cabling specs and HD cabling tech hints: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_cat5_cabeling_specs.pdf sync with RF by the various capture devices and timebase correctors: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_bad_rf_a...pture_cards.pdf A harebrained LCD cleaning instruction page: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/FAQ_LCD_clea...nstructions.pdf Steve Irvin wrote a great white paper dealing with HD video assist: http://raptorddr.com/2009_HD_Assist_White_Paper.pdf go to http://www.tvprogear.com/ click on the resources tab and there are a bunch of good articles Good little antenna lesson: http://www.professionalwireless.com/antenna.aspx Want to find out how to coordinate frequencies on the set? Here a computerized approach: http://www.professionalwireless.com/ias/Demo/index.html A roundup of all transmitters, HD and SD, 13 pages. This document: http://wolfvid.com/datasheets/faq_on_video_transmission.pdf www.wolfvid.com email: wolf@wolfvid.com you know prices change in one direction only and specs are just illusions. I tried to not advertise the vaporware out there ========== End of document ===================== Rev. 08/10/09.
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