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#1 David M. Aronson

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

It seems our friends at Paralinx have come out with a new low cost transmitter. It looks to be aimed at the DSLR and Copter markets, but it might work well for a lightweight monitoring solution. I'd love to see it against something like a Bolt or Paralinx's own Arrow.

 

http://www.paralinx....x-triton-system


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#2 Brian Wells

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:02 AM

From the official spec sheet... Channel List:

 

1: 5150 MHz
2: 5190 MHz
3: 5210 MHz
4: 5230 MHz
5: 5735 MHz
6: 5755 MHz
7: 5775 MHz
8: 5795 MHz

 

This is very intriguing, to me. Curious what's going on here. This kind of wireless technology (Amimon) in every other released product uses a 40MHz channel width. And, all similar systems (from Paralinx, Teradek, IDX, etc.) only have four non overlapping channels in that same band, not eight.

 

In other products, they use:

1: 5190 MHz
2: 5230 MHz
3: 5755 MHz
4: 5795 MHz

 

So, what's the deal?

 

It raises many questions:

 

1) Is this a 40MHz or 20MHz transmission?

 

2) Is the increased range (450' vs 300') achieved by using only a 20MHz channel width?

 

3) Is the increased range (450' vs 300)' achieved by increasing the power transmission in dBm's?

 

4) Can you actually use eight of these systems on different channels at a time? Or still just "up to" four?

 

5) If this is indeed a modified version of Amimon's tech, is there a difference in the transmission quality in terms of range, multipath reflections, etc. compared to other systems using 40MHz channel width? Is it a "worse" image, but one with better range?

 

Anyone know?

 

B

 


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#3 Alan Rencher

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:24 AM

It's not Amimon tech in this product. I haven't been able to test one yet, but I think the delay is listed as <30ms. That's not at good as amimon, but it's still less than a frame. It also doesn't support PSF or timecode.
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#4 Walter F. Rodriguez

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

What is the deal with not supporting psf? Why is this so difficult to implement?
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#5 Alan Rencher

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

It's probably a cost issue and harder to implement on cheaper products (my guess, anyway).


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#6 Walter F. Rodriguez

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 02:13 PM

So why do old monitors like the Panasonic 8" that is more than 10 years old accept the signal and just interpret 23.98psf as 23.98 48i? I understand why that monitor does not accept a p signal, but in a way psf is backwards compatible for older monitors.
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#7 Tuomas Viitakoski

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 05:52 PM

Don't know for sure but these specs might help to answer your questions Brian!
http://cinescopophil...eiver-via-hdmi/
http://www.cinegearp...e-for-hdmi.html
 


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#8 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

Looks like Teradek has released something similar. About a frame of delay, long range.


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#9 Mike Gailing

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

Looks like Teradek has released something similar. About a frame of delay, long range.

 

Hey Mark,

 

Are you referring to the Beam? Its a pretty different product from the Triton. It will give you up to 2500ft range, 2 frame latency, 3G-SDI I/O and support for 1080p60. Its an H.264 encoder. We've seen a number of people using them for car-to-car shoots and other highly mobile applications. 


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#10 Dan Kanes

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:11 PM

I agree with Mike - Beam and Triton are Very different products for different Tasks.

 

Triton is aimed at Entry level use with DSLR Cameras or Action Cameras like Go Pro - at home with a small lightweight camera, or flying on a small Quadcopter like a DJI Phantom 2.

 

Triton has less than 1ms delay, HDMI input and output. External Antennas on the transmitter side (for Licensed Ham Operators who want to experiment for instance).

 

Triton has an advertised Range of 450-500 feet line of sight - as always performance may vary - we have gone even FURTHER line of sight in optimal conditions while flying on a quadcopter.

 

Beam seems like a pretty cool solution if you need an encoder based option and the flexibility that can offer - but I haven't actually had a chance to try one yet.

 

If anyone wants to talk Triton - feel free to shoot us an email at info@paralinx.net


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#11 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 02:01 PM

Thanks Mike and Dan for the clarifications. I was thinking about the Beam, but I hadn't really delved into either product. What got me thinking that the Triton might be similar tech to the Beam was Alan's comment about "<30ms delay". Thanks, Dan, for correcting the record on that.

 

The Beam's 2 frame delay sounds like a dealbreaker for some applications and Not A Problem for others. That also sounds like an improvement over other, earlier encoder-based products, yes? The range and features are impressive!


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#12 Walter F. Rodriguez

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 11:25 PM

Is the Beam competing with the MicroLite?
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#13 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 01:21 AM

As for the troubles with pdf, take a look at Chris' posts about the Cinetronic 2.  There is a lot of interesting back story there which he recently explained.  psf is a pain and seems to cause a lot more problems then many people realize.


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#14 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 01:29 AM

Back to the OP, I really like the form factor and other aspects of the Triton, at a decent price point.


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#15 Mike Gailing

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 12:16 PM

Is the Beam competing with the MicroLite?

 

MicroLite is similar in some ways, but its also several times more expensive than Beam and it can used licensed band frequencies. 


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