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#1 Afton Grant

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:25 AM

I just got an email from the folks at Video Village (the company) announcing they're taking pre-orders for the Modulus 4000. I know the brand has a lot of work to do in the area of reliability and customer service, but I thought I'd tame the curiosity out there and share the info.

Paraphrased from the email:

Power/Video In - 3-Pin Lemo.
Audio In - 4-Pin Lemo.
Timecode - 2-Pin Lemo.
Video In - 75 Ohm BNC Male
RF Output - 50 Ohm BNC Male.
Power input range - 9-36 Volts.
Maximum output - 1 Watt.

Quoting the email:
"It's slated to have a step-down switch to decrease the power by 100mW, although that wattage # is subject to change. The volume will be about the size as the current unit. However, the new unit is designed to be a little taller and a little thinner width-wise. The VITC inserter is designed to have an optional burn-in window on the receive side. Another big change is using a greater spectrum of channels to transmit. It will use both the VHF and UHF band to transmit from Channel 2-69. And lastly, the new design allows for the unit to switch from NTSC to PAL transmission within the same unit. The unit will come with a antenna, but no power connectors or cables."

MSRP - $2195
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#2 MarkKaravite

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:06 PM

Interesting that you found a supplier. CIT has been talking about this unit forever. As a customer of CIT who has had problems with his 3000 from day 1, and 2 years later, I still have a problem. Each time I sen the unit in for repair, it takes about 3 weeks to get the unit back, with no loaners available.

Combine less than perfect customer service, with the fact that UHF channels may be completely dedicated to homeland security after all TV transmission goes totally digital, I'd be hesitant to drop the $$ on technology that may not be viable for us in the near future. It's one thing to transmit on UHF today, and someone near location may be able to pick up our signal. It's totally another thing to interfere with a governemental frequency in the future.

There are many 1.2ghz & 2.4ghz systems on the market. One day, someone will make a perfect one for Steadicam. Food for thought before you spend your hard earned $$. Pesonally, I'm waiting to see what happens.

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#3 TerryWest

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:42 PM

I talked to Peter today. He is still shooting for sometime next month. I will also be selling the 4000 as well as the Mod Quad. I will be making power cables and antennae cables for it. Hopefully we will be seeing it soon.
Does anyone in here have the pin-out for the two connectors at the base of the Archos 604 that mate to the DVR Station. I have usually been making the cable using the TV Docking Pod. Does the 604 have the inputs at the top like the older ones or have they gone away?
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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:09 PM

Just received some pictures of the 4k...

Attached File  modulus4k.jpg   120.15KB   364 downloads
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#5 Bo Baraniak

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:46 AM

"Does anyone in here have the pin-out for the two connectors at the base of the Archos 604 that mate to the DVR Station. I have usually been making the cable using the TV Docking Pod. Does the 604 have the inputs at the top like the older ones or have they gone away?"

Hi Terry,

I don't have the pin outs I'm afraid but the inputs are at the bottom of the unit.

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#6 Dan Coplan

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:19 AM

How are they getting around selling an "illegal" unit? Shipping from Canada? Any chance they'll show at Cinegear?

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#7 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:40 AM

How are they getting around selling an "illegal" unit?


Shhhh.... not so loud! It's supposed to be a secret. :rolleyes:

Please tell me my government has so many more important things to do and places to spend our resources on than tracking down a few dozen or even a few hundred dozen 1 watt VHF / UHF video transmitters.
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#8 luis castro

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:26 AM

very good I wait for this modulus 4000 , the cable who factory?
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#9 TerryWest

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:40 PM

I will be getting eight Modulus 4000 by late this week or early next week. Already three have been sold. I also have the Ultra Ant antenna and enough cable and connectors to get ou up and running. I also will be carrying the Mod Quad diversity receiver.
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#10 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 04:44 PM

I will be getting eight Modulus 4000 by late this week or early next week. Already three have been sold. I also have the Ultra Ant antenna and enough cable and connectors to get ou up and running. I also will be carrying the Mod Quad diversity receiver.

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Call me, I'll probably take it

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#11 TerryWest

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:47 PM

very good I wait for this modulus 4000 , the cable who factory?


The cable, me factory!
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#12 David Allen Grove

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:51 PM

Just received some pictures of the 4k...

Attached File  modulus4k.jpg   120.15KB   364 downloads


The bird's eye view angle looks like my "battleship" game. (I haven't played in years!)

"C7", "Hit!" "C8" "Hit!" etc...

You sank my Battleship!
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#13 JobScholtze

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:57 AM

Just received some pictures of the 4k...

Attached File  modulus4k.jpg   120.15KB   364 downloads


The bird's eye view angle looks like my "battleship" game. (I haven't played in years!)

"C7", "Hit!" "C8" "Hit!" etc...

You sank my Battleship!

LOL you made my day AGAIN Mister DavidAllenGrove
Very funny
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#14 David Allen Grove

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 11:27 AM

I'm glad I can provide some comic relief..

I should have said "J7!", "hit!" That would have been much funnier.
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#15 Fred Davis

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:47 PM

Somebody post the pin-out, for fork's sake.
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