The crew over at Cinescopophilia are always finding really cool gear. They picked up on this Optitek HD wireless transmitter system. C5D member Jacek Zakowicz claims this is a zero delay system and has a range of up to about one hundred and twenty feet. Here is a rip from the their site. Jacek has agreed to answer any questions you may have here on the forum. Estimated street price is around $1500 for a complete system including monitor.
Contact him directly via C5D member name Optitek or post comments here in the news section.
“This is a fully integrated professional solution small and light (under 2 lbs receiver, monitor and 3-4 hr battery), very affordable, ideal for focus pullers, directors etc. Works great with Red and other cameras. Zero delay will make focus pullers very happy. Around $600 for Tx / Rx kit with cables and battery . Monitors sold separately. The units will power from aux port from the camera or battery such as Dtap from AB batteries. cable tested from 7V up to 17V. HD wireless monitor will work line of sight to about 120 ft(35 or so meters) Two walls in between bring it down to under 50 ft.”
Teradek wants you to beat up their wireless transmitter. They are looking for “Beta Testers” for the Cube™. This is a great way for the company to get real test results from the field. So many companies just put their equipment into the world without any real hardcore testing in the field. Teradek wants to get it right and this is your chance to help them. Here is a little quote from their site.
Teradek is looking for enthusiastic and experienced HD video users who are interested in participating in the development of this exciting new technology. Beta testers are an integral part of the development of Cube™, and your input will have a direct influence in the production Cube™. Beta testers are Teradek team members. You will receive your Cube™ at a deeply discounted price* to compensate for your efforts.
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Teradek has announced an HD video WiFi transmitter with HDMI and HD/SDI inputs. The Cube also encodes the HD signal into H.264 with supported monitoring frame rates up to 1080/60i. It has a 1/4-thread to mount in many places on or around the camera. It also has an Ethernet port for hard line transmission. Live streaming comes to mind. This has the potential to really change the way we monitor HDSLR’s. iPhone and iPads will be rampant on sets if this works out. No mention of pricing yet. Click Here For More Info and Tech Specs.