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#1 TobyBarraud

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:16 AM

Has anybody used or heard anything about Transvideo's new Titan microwave video transmission system? I'm currently using a Modulus 3000 with a Hermes receiver, but I'm having issues with wireless audio.
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P.S. I searched for any previous postings on this subject, but found none. If this has been dealt with before please let me know where I can find the thread.
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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 10:55 AM

Well, searching before 2004 will give you a LOOOONG list of post about the "new" Titan system.

Try the archives, 2003, en possibly 2002 also!

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 10:56 AM

This is a brand new product.
They just started selling them here.
Transvideo have had them for over a year in Europe.
i tried to get one last year (they said they illeagle in the us)
Maryanne or Noel over at Transvideo can tell and show you
all about them .

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#4 TobyBarraud

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 05:15 PM

Thanks guys.
I've both spoken with Noel and reviewed the archives. Rob, apologies for the redundancy. I did search first. Honest.
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#5 Hans Reynaerts

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 12:46 PM

high y'all,

I'm looking too buy a new video-transmitting system. Checked prices with Transvideo (Titan,2250,- ?) and with Coherent (1665,- $). Because I don't know the Coherent system, I wanted to check if somebody could fill me in on (des)advantage of this system. Where's the catch in the price difference?Maybe someone knows a second hand deal.
Many thanks in advance...

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#6 TJ Williams

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 02:04 PM

Probably it would be good to E mail Derrick Whitehouse his site is
http://www.whitehouseav.com He's been selling the Modulus system for many years which seems to be the most comonly used. Good to consider all your options.
I've used several systems and like the Modulus, several models, good transmittion both to a yagi/diversity base station and to little hand held tvs. small light simple, low power consumption but tends to get a little hot.
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Posted 02 December 2004 - 03:10 PM

hey hans !
i have worked with the titan once and was not impressed at all ! when it functioned,the transmission was not worth the price.
as tj mentioned,the modulus is still the most used uhf transmitter.the newest (and probaly best ) uhf-transmitter at the moment is probably the canatrans.(thex are talking a lot about it at the forum at the moment.have a look!) it´s about 4000 $ so it´s not really at the cheap end.
i myself don´t use a uhf transmitter at the moment,just a normal transmitter.it´s build by the guy who does the electronics for baerbels rigs.
his name is jochen eichler,and beside from him being a very nice guy,his transmitter (called:VAT-Boy)works really nice.the transmitted picture is nice and sharp and the transmitter is just as small as the modulus.the complete unit with transmitter and receiver is about 1300 EURO.if you need to feed more monitors,you could just get another receiver with it and itwill be still less expensive than getting any of the other units.it really depends what you want to do.if i havethe money to get something bigger,i probably would settle for the canatrans + tuner.
if you need tel.-numbers or more information please send me a mail.

greetings


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#8 Hans Reynaerts

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 05:00 PM

Thanx Sebastian,

Mail has been sent.



Thanx TJ,

Waterhouseav has been checked.


Greetz to ya!
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#9 Fred Davis

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 08:43 PM

i myself don´t use a uhf transmitter at the moment, just a normal transmitter.


What is normal? Is it still RF?
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Posted 04 December 2004 - 10:58 AM

I recently purchased the Coherant Transmitter and although being skepticle going into testing I've ended up being very pleased with my unit. I suggest getting the diversity reciever. I tried the smaller plastic CVT-500 but ended up purchasing the the 1400 even though it's a little bigger. I just felt that it was a little more robust and the circuitry was a little more professional ( not that I would of ever opened the thing up to take a peak... ;)

The reception looks every bit as good as microwave in my opinion but it doesn't freak out as much with multipathing due to the lower frequency. Like microwave, Coherent suggests that its new transmitters are for line of site but I've found no problems in non line of site environments. On an indoor shoot I got away with quite a few walls before the signal started getting problematic. I think the 900mhz spectrum works surprising well and I've gotten no interference yet on any of my shoots (You can test channel activity with the reciever module.)

I found the lack of interference surprising considering how many 900mhz devices are being used today (mics, phones etc.) but the big move to 2.4ghz by so many industries might account for some of this which is why I've been leary of going into microwave.

I miss the simplicity my old Coherant VHF transmitter which was arguably one of the best TV transmitters during it's time but I find the new transmitters to be much more reliable and solid in their image quality and in some ways easier. Although it may be a little more to set up the reciever as opposed to using a regular TV or handheld TV but I find it a happy compromise. If you do smaller productions for nervous corporate clients it 'seems' to be a little more proffessional using a legal, proprietary system which makes the whole presentation appear more 'specialized'.

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#11 Gus Trivino

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 11:19 AM

Hi Hans:

I have 2 coherent Trasmiters. CVT 500 & CVT 1400.
both of them work very very good. We worked at 200 meters of distance, (trasmiters & receptor) and the signal arrive very good.
Both with Coherent CVR 1500 Receptor model.
My advice, if you choice Coherent is:
Buy the CVT 1400.

Best,

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:29 PM

hey hans !
i have worked with the titan once and was not impressed at all ! when it functioned,the transmission was not worth the price.
as tj mentioned,the modulus is still the most used uhf transmitter.the newest (and probaly best ) uhf-transmitter at the moment is probably the canatrans.(thex are talking a lot about it at the forum at the moment.have a look!) it´s about 4000 $ so it´s not really at the cheap end.
i myself don´t use a uhf transmitter at the moment,just a normal transmitter.it´s build by the guy who does the electronics for baerbels rigs.
his name is jochen eichler,and beside from him being a very nice guy,his transmitter (called:VAT-Boy)works really nice.the transmitted picture is nice and sharp and the transmitter is just as small as the modulus.the complete unit with transmitter and receiver is about 1300 EURO.if you need to feed more monitors,you could just get another receiver with it and itwill be still less expensive than getting any of the other units.it really depends what you want to do.if i havethe money to get something bigger,i probably would settle for the canatrans + tuner.
if you need tel.-numbers or more information please send me a mail.

greetings


sebastian

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Thank you for your kind remark Sebastian;
The CanaTrans is gaining popularity for reliability, function and quality above all.
I hope one day you too will use the unit for your work. Just look at all the positive remarks on www.lentequip.com.
Regards
Emery
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#13 Hervé Colosio

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:07 AM

i 'm going to make some shoots in new york in 2 weeks , and i just want to know if some of you have
use the titan wireless video without problems in this town .
thanks
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#14 Hervé Colosio

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 11:34 AM

i 'm going to make some shoots in new york in 2 weeks , and i just want to know if some of you have
use the titan wireless video without problems in this town .
thanks


finally i have tested the titan in real world , streets of new york . it works perfectly in this saturated waves environment .
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#15 Joseph Arena SOC

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 09:06 PM

Hi there,
The Titan is really good sistem I never had a problem in USA I work just a week ago in Vegas and
I was surrounded by many 2.4MHZ wireless lighting devices it worked just great ,
you will be fine
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