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#1 GAYLEN NEBEKER

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:14 AM

Hello All and Happy Holidays!

I have been testing the Microlite HD transmitter system and I have some videos that I posted on YouTube.

Made by RF central, this is a very lightweight and small transmitter. it accepts SDI and composite video. 5.8 GHZ, license free 12 channels.

h.264 encoded video using CODFM transmission.

First is the range test, second is the latency test and third is the walking test.





http://youtu.be/uro2RRMn8xs

Gaylen Nebeker
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#2 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:38 AM

Thanks Gaylen
It looks like a great system but for Price: $28,000.00 is a little over what I was looking for . I will just have to stick with my Boxx system.
Good luck .
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#3 William Demeritt

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:13 AM

$28,000 for 4 frames latency?? Bargain!!
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#4 GAYLEN NEBEKER

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:49 AM

Sorry the company list's it at $28,000 but the actual price is $21,500.00 I have updated my website.
http://www.nebtek.co...-HD-Transmitter
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#5 GAYLEN NEBEKER

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:16 AM

Thanks Gaylen
It looks like a great system but for Price: $28,000.00 is a little over what I was looking for . I will just have to stick with my Boxx system.
Good luck .
Louis Puli .


Hi Louis,

The price on the Microlite Hd is 21,500.00. If you ever need longer range then the boxx can supply give my a call. I will have these available for rental in my Sun Valley office starting mid January.
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#6 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

How much does it rent for? 12v and or 24v input? What is the power connector and what is provided with it in a rental package and a sales package? Receiver power needs as well?
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#7 James Davis

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:23 PM

This doesn't seem all that different in performance to a terradek cube (please correct me if i'm wrong but they also have a pretty long range at the expense of a small delay:

http://www.teradek.com/cube.html

Except a cube set-up costs a fraction of the price of this unit....the microlite seems very pricey considering what camwave/box/cube/titan solutions cost.
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#8 RonBaldwin

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:53 PM

I saw a terradeck being tested on Community last year and the latency was insane (more than a second!). That was a year ago, so maybe they have improved?
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#9 Brian Freesh

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:12 PM

As of August it was down to 1/4 second depending on what is used to view it (slow in quicktime, fast in VLC, etc... IIRC)
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#10 James Davis

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:53 PM

Haven't used one recently but I know a guy who runs a high end DIT company that has enough confidence in them to have bought a kit for all of his carts fairly recently so they must have improved a fair bit.
I just have a Camwave which I have had no issues with, no latency, it's been reliable and had no signal issues apart from when it's close to the limit of the range of the unit, which is hardly ever because I am usually never more than 30-40 feet away from video village, sure it's not as fancy as the boxx but I don't do live broadcast and I think it is a hefty investment for those not needing that level of range/reliability...as great a product as it is.
I think because the cube is so tiny and light they could be really nice as a second unit to have on board, for instance a camwave/boxx for Director/DP/1st AC (if necessary) and use the Teradek cube to send to a client monitor, where a small delay isn't so detrimental.
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#11 GAYLEN NEBEKER

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

How much does it rent for? 12v and or 24v input? What is the power connector and what is provided with it in a rental package and a sales package? Receiver power needs as well?


Hi Larry,

Thanks for your interest.
Rental Rate will be $750/ day for production. Sub rental rate -20%

Transmitter power input
9-28 volts
7 pin lemo for power and preset configuration/firmware upgrading from a PC.


Receiver power input.
11-28 volts
2.5 mm coaxial CD plug with twist lock ring.

Purchase system comes with:

TX
Compact sector 5.8 GHZ hi-gain TX Antennas
RX
2- Compact Sector 5.8 GHZ hi-gain RX Antennas
POWER Supply for RX
AB p tap to lemo TX power cable
magic arm
may-fer clamp
audio cables to adapt from Rca to TX mini audio jacks.
TX Programming cable

Rental system includes the above plus
Assortment of cables for every camera just like my Rover hybrid SD transmitter kits.
Assortment of Steadicam cables. SDI jumpers.
Nebtek custom transmitter mounting bracket kit.
2 IDX batteries for RX
1 dual charger for RX


Monitor kit will also be available.
custom bracket for rx to mount to monitor.
Nebtek or Marshall 7" lcd monitor
2 IDX batteries for RX
1 dual charger for RX


Attached are some pictures of the connectors and the group shot of the case.

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#12 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:01 PM

This latency thing drives the video village crowd crazy if there is dialog. Yes I know there are devices which will put a delay on the sound as well but will the sound dept. have it? And if they do will they know how to use it? If not them who? And who will fuck with it if they don't? One more thing for people to complain about and for us to deal with.
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#13 GAYLEN NEBEKER

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

120 MS latency is not all that bad considering the range and the stability. And its tiny. And really really light. About 11 ounces.

There have been a lot of changes in the past year regarding the Microlite HD. I have been working with them and beta testing it. I have been to the factory and met with the engineers to bring it to a place where it is a viable product for our market. Last year there were 20 frames of delay, un acceptable encoder noise and at 5.8 GHZ the range was limited. I placed a very large order with them in order to get some attention.
I am thrilled with the latest encoder and the improvements to the product. Of course we all wish it was not so expensive but they have no competition in the size and range. Unless you count the Boxx at &17,500.00. For 4K more you get massively increased range at almost 1/2 mile line of sight and the size has always been an issue with the Boxx for Steadicam's. Did I mention it is Micro sized and really liite? RF central also sells $80K systems that only have slight performance improvements over what this is capable of.

If anyone one would like to fly this thing and see what you think of it please contact me.

Gaylen Nebeker
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#14 Afton Grant

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:12 AM

120 MS latency is not all that bad considering the range and the stability. And its tiny. And really really light. About 11 ounces.



While those considerations may be true, unfortunately they're not excuses you can use on a video village crowd when they're complaining about the out of sync video and audio. Even non technical directors and producers are well aware now that wireless HD solutions exist with no detectable delay, and saving weight on the camera and keeping the receiver within range are just not their problems.
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#15 Janice Arthur

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:29 AM

G;

Not trying to pile on here but its very hard to justify a 5k purchase these days (i.e. a CamWave); let alone a BOXX Meridian at 13k; so your 21k unit is really out of my budget.

Maybe as a rental item it would be popular? I suspect the rental/shipping price will be a big discussion point for production.

Great that its small but the lag and subsequent price are issues.

Good luck.

JA
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