This was my primary wireless system for a over a year now, and I’m only getting rid of it since I upgraded to a Teradek Bolt. My market now requires multicast receivers, and SDI is much easier to handle on set than HDMI. But as recently as 2 weeks ago, this was still making me money on jobs. This would be a great wireless package for a new operator who's a bit cash-strapped (as I was when I bought it!).
The transmitter is a “stick” type, and both it and the receiver are absolutely tiny and small. They weigh almost nothing. The TX doesn’t have a mounting point on it, but the RX has a 1/4”x20 in the back of it. I usually just end up bongo tie-ing the TX to some point on the camera. They're both scuffed up, as you'd expect from on set use, but still work fine!
The RX has been modified slightly - I added the option to power it via the USB socket. The original tiny DC barrel was fine, but it got in the way on the handheld rig I was using it on, so I made up a custom right angle USB cable and added a few wires internally to allow you to use USB power. It still can use the barrel connector, however, for use with the supplied AC adapter.
I am including 2 P-Tap to USB adapters I made myself, out of some high quality cigarette lighter USB chargers. They’re not as pretty as the Paralinx ones, but every bit as functional. Quite frankly, these are the one thing I’ll miss most about selling the kit - they come in so handy for all kinds of purposes on set. Both are rated for 3A total across the two ports, meaning you could charge your phone (or the director’s phone for some extra good karma) while powering the transmitter or receiver. If they ever give you any problems, ship them back to me, and I’ll work on ‘em (assuming they’re not beyond economical repair).
Also included is an SDI to HDMI adapter. This was a cheap adapter I got off eBay, and it works decently. Haven’t tested it with every camera, but it works off my recorder playing back Alexa footage. Honestly never got a chance to use it on set. Only note would be that it seems to shift the gamma of the picture a little. Not an issue for a framing reference, but not to be trusted for lighting or exposure. It was so cheap, consider it thrown in for free. I’ve also added a pass-through power cable so one cable can power both the converter and the transmitter.
It comes with 2 USB cables (one right angle for the receiver, one straight for the transmitter), the 2 P-Tap to USB converters, and the AC adapter. All of it is well-used, so expect it to look it. But it all works just as well as it did on day one. I can toss in some HDMI couplers and right angles for the right buyer and the right offer too.
I’ve invested close to $400 in this, so make me a reasonable offer. First reasonable offer gets it. I’d love to get this out the door and in your hands soon, as I’m in the midst of making a ton of gear purchases, and my new Teradek Bolt is already starting to make me rentals.