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#1 Michael Wilson

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

Switronix is about to release this. Check it out.

Here is a test of it from a while back.

Models vary in price from $2700 to $3500 somewhere around there. It seems like a decent product but that 150 foot range seems a little weak to me. Could get annoying at times.

Can any high end hd wireless users chime in and throw their first take of this product out there?
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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:59 AM

I want to try and talk to them to get a demo scheduled. 150 feet sounds fine by me. If I'm more than 150 feet from village, I'll move the receiver to my stand. For that price compared to others, I'd be seriously interested.

I'll assume that the "1.8lbs" isn't per unit but rather the weight of both units together. I would wager the TX weighs less (no external antennas, which is interesting).

Anton Bauer "three stud" style coming in February.
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#3 William Demeritt

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

The first disappointment that comes to mind with this unit isn't the transmission distance, but rather the lack of input options. HD-SDI marries this unit to the HD cameras world. A CVBS input for digital transmission of analog signal would have made the unit useful to we operators who still deal with that flimsy, plastic stuff you never have to reboot. Oh well, they sell $60 composite to HDMI converters.
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#4 Luke Rocheleau

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:49 PM

The first disappointment that comes to mind with this unit isn't the transmission distance, but rather the lack of input options. HD-SDI marries this unit to the HD cameras world. A CVBS input for digital transmission of analog signal would have made the unit useful to we operators who still deal with that flimsy, plastic stuff you never have to reboot. Oh well, they sell $60 composite to HDMI converters.


Doesn't the recon ultra list both an HDMI and HD-SDI input?
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#5 William Demeritt

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

HDMI and HD-SDI are both hd formats. It might accept SD-SDI, but very few cameras use that. I'm lamenting the lack o solution for standard definition composite video.
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#6 Luke Rocheleau

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:58 PM

Wait, I misread your post Will, I'm retarded.
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#7 William Demeritt

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

Wait, I misread your post Will, I'm retarded.


Quoting to preserve this for all time!!
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#8 Dean Smollar

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:16 PM

This may be a silly question, but are there any film cameras that output an HD signal for monitor?
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

This may be a silly question, but are there any film cameras that output an HD signal for monitor?


Arri and Panavision both offer hd video taps
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

William have you opted to not go with your homebrew solution?
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

Now that it is out... Anyone got their hands on it?

I of course bought a camwave 2 weeks before it hit the stores.
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#12 William Demeritt

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Andrew: yes, I'm still working on my own homebrew version. After Gaylen's response in the other thread (you know, the $22k HD transmitter that has 4 frames delay), it has renewed my interest in finding a better system, but instead of me making something, I'll probably just sell cables and a handbook for how to make various systems work.

This is the next kit I'll be buying to test out for upgrades:

http://www.amazon.co...4/ref=pd_cp_e_1

Sub 1-frame delay (20ms), 1080p, multicast (multiple receivers, so option is there for a clamshell AND receiver for village), 12v input, HDMI for HD as well as component, but also does composite video input, so it technically should work with film cameras or any CVBS signal. Also 140 feet (according to the white doc). All for $400.

All I currently foresee needing to make is a D-tap to DC plug power cable with 12v regulator (to make sure voltage is exactly 12v).

Decimator 2 or any HD-SDI to HDMI converter + this transmitter, and HDMI -> HDSDI converter + this receiver means sub-$2000 solution.
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#13 Andrew Stone

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:40 AM

This unit looks promising William. I just checked the power consumption. They rate the "Peerless HDS100 HD" at 2 amps on 12 volts. People looking for 12 volt regulators will have to watch out. Many of the ones available are rated to 1 amp with cautionary notes about over driving them.

Thanks for posting this.

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#14 William Demeritt

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:11 AM

Yea, I'm doing research now for a decent 12v regulator that has 3 amp capacity that's also small enough to function as a decent cable (or in-line module of the cable). Of course, 12v @ 2amps means the unit is 24 watts, which is already 9 watts higher than the power consumption on the BriteView Air Sync HD I was hacking apart. Once I get this unit, I'll tear it open and see what/where I can add antenna.

The 12v and the multicast capability are the most exciting, in my opinion.
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#15 thomas-english

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

William your experiments are definitely interesting. I'm keen to find out more about this Swiftronix. Do you guys think this will be better than the IDX CAMWAVE?
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