View Full Version : Epic Wireless HD Transmitter Module possible?
11-03-2009, 07:57 PM
I know it has been mentioned before but now that the Epic/Scarlet is coming near, I would like to throw my vote in for a RED wireless HD module. Maybe a third party collaboration might work?
Right now the wireless solutions require relatively big chunky transmitters like this:
It would be so great to have it in streamlined module as I would prefer not to have to figure a way to hang this on my camera like so:
A reliable transmission of wireless video isn't only a benefit to us steadicam guys...but I think Epics/Scarlets will see their way into broadcast/live show situations where this will be really needed.
What do you think Steve Gibby?
11-04-2009, 03:20 AM
If RED doesn't do it then I seriously hope they will open up the "platform" enough to let (pre-approved) third-parties interface and make modules that fit in the EPIC/Scarlet system. A wireless module would ROCK.
11-29-2009, 01:28 PM
there are a number of nice alternatives to IDX such as the Boxx (www.boxx.tv) Meridian we helped designing and which use the same technology in a much more effective way. Boxx and us would love to collaborate with RED to create a customized, more integrated version of their product, especially since in a while a new line of 1080p60 capable devices will be available.
11-30-2009, 08:26 AM
I heard the BOXX has better range than the IDX and is smaller..though costs more. I think the sooner RED is approached the better. Based on my observations, RED has been open to collaborating with 3rd parties on certain gear. Perhaps in this situation, Boxx or IDX can provide the wireless technology components and red can manufacture the housing so it becomes a sweet streamlined module.
Run n gun handheld, steadicam, crane, vehicle shots etc.. wireless is so essential.
12-01-2009, 07:48 PM
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12-14-2009, 05:10 AM
This is Scott from BOXX.TV.
Just thought it would be good to update everyone with a few new features.
- Our new firmware will transport time code via the SDI/HDSDI as well as record trigger start/stop. This will be compatible with Qtake and is due for release Feb 2010. Boxx Meridian is the only HD microwave system to transmit time code.
-Transmitters now have removable antennas and can be bent through 90 degrees for low clearance shooting -We have a high gain receiver which has a range of around 150m -Each transmitter will broadcast to an unlimited number of receivers and each receiver can switch between transmitters.
- Up to 11 channels available for more reliable transmission
- Headphone audio monitoring on hand-held receiver
- Transmitters and receivers can use any format including HD-SDI, SDI, component, composite.
- All receivers now simultaneously down converted any HD signal to composite. While the director gets an HD picture, the composite out can be plugged into an analog transmitter to rebroadcast the signal around the set. As the analog transmitter is now not moving in space, the quality is very good and zero delay.
- Receivers and transmitters are available with v-Lok, Anton Bauer or Velcro mounts
360 degree view of product.
12-18-2009, 08:37 AM
Nice, thanks for dropping by Scott!
12-19-2009, 10:01 PM
Ideally, the I/O module should double as a wireless transmitter and then a receiver could be purchased separately. Or a small separate transmitter module to squeeze in there with the rest of the modules. I agree, hopefully this is one of the items on RED's long list of additions to their lineup.