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#1 Charles Papert

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:05 PM

I stopped by Boland and inquired about that monitor and was told "no, we don't have it to show". My long face then prompted "you must be a Steadicam operator!" They are indeed onto us. What I was then told was that at current, the electronics are requiring a box as big as the existing 8" monitor (but with smaller screen), so it's impractical. Once they can figure out how to miniaturize things enough to make a scaled-down housing, they can show the monitor.

Along the lines of Haakon's post, there is also the new WEVI with similar specs (1080, HD-SDI, virtually no latency) showing at the IDX booth--that unit is around $6K and is due to ship in July.
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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:45 AM

Tthere is also the new WEVI with similar specs (1080, HD-SDI, virtually no latency) showing at the IDX booth--that unit is around $6K and is due to ship in July.



They are going to use "Dexter" as their beta dial in show, I should have two the first week of June and will report on the units performance
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#3 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:08 AM

Tthere is also the new WEVI with similar specs (1080, HD-SDI, virtually no latency) showing at the IDX booth--that unit is around $6K and is due to ship in July.



They are going to use "Dexter" as their beta dial in show, I should have two the first week of June and will report on the units performance


How big is it? Weight?
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#4 Lars Erik

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:20 AM

Tthere is also the new WEVI with similar specs (1080, HD-SDI, virtually no latency) showing at the IDX booth--that unit is around $6K and is due to ship in July.



They are going to use "Dexter" as their beta dial in show, I should have two the first week of June and will report on the units performance


Hi Eric,

do you know if the new system from Wevi will require a V-Lock battery style power, or will it be possible to power it from the rig?


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#5 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:11 AM

How big is it? Weight?



Very light weight (12 oz iirc) and the size of the Sony 901 box that goes on the back of the F900.

It can be mounted anywhere, IDX is using a sandwich plate
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:14 AM

do you know if the new system from Wevi will require a V-Lock battery style power, or will it be possible to power it from the rig?



4 Pin canon plug like all ENG cameras.
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#7 Mikael Kern

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:44 PM

do you know if the new system from Wevi will require a V-Lock battery style power, or will it be possible to power it from the rig?


On IDX´ site it says:
-- Latency less than 1ms.
-- Transmission range up to 100 feet (30m) through walls and up to 150 feet
(50m) in line-of-sight conditions. Use in actual production may vary.
-- Conservative 11w power consumption.
-- Ships with an IDX V-mount, allowing a direct attachment to an IDX battery for
rear mounting on a camera. It can also powered directly by DC.
-- Sleek and lightweight: weighing just 1.7 pounds, and no visible antenna.

http://www.idxtek.co...room/news/?id=4
http://www.idxtek.co..._hd_release.pdf (PDF)

At $6000 MSRP this could be a killer...

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#8 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 02:33 PM

I've started a new thread for this topic since it has popped up in other places. As I have moved the posts here from other places, there may be a few oddities in the posts (like this is posted here instead of the beginning because it puts the posts in chronological order).

Thanks
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#9 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:14 AM

http://www.studiodai...lines/9306.html
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#10 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:57 AM

http://www.studiodai...lines/9306.html



Hey James,
or anyone for that matter has anyone checked this out ? did anyone see it demo at NAB? just curious because at the price point, it could be a huge hit?
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#11 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:14 AM

http://www.studiodai...lines/9306.html



Hey James,
or anyone for that matter has anyone checked this out ? did anyone see it demo at NAB? just curious because at the price point, it could be a huge hit?


Rob,
I've only known about it from this forum and the link I posted. I am also curious to learn more about it.
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#12 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:26 PM

James, we still on for lunch Tuesday around 2?
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:14 PM

IDX Tx is only HD-SDI in... you need a down-converter to feed it composite from a video tap.
we will have early demos in LA ... when? we will announce here. IDX sais July...
let the vapors condense.........

Official press release:
http://www.idxtek.co..._hd_release.pdf

IDX Unveils Uncompressed Wireless Camera Transmission
IDX, maker of battery systems and portable chargers, will show a new low-cost, high-definition version of its CAM-WAVE wireless transmission system at NAB next week that sends uncompressed signals up to 150 feet in line-of-sight shooting, or 100 feet through walls.
Unlike other wireless camera system systems that make use of MPEG-2 or wavelet compression to send signals further that 150 feet, the CW-5HD transmits wireless full-bandwidth uncompressed HD-SDI and SD-SDI images over short distance, with very little latency (they say less than 1 millisecond delay). It supports all ATSC HD video formats with two channels of embedded audio.

The idea was to keep the new HD wireless system small and lightweight, hence the elimination of an internal encoder like those found on other HD warless systems. No compression also means no signal delay, which also plagues other wireless systems. This allows productions to seamlessly intercut cameras using CAM-WAVE HD systems with other wired cameras and avoid lip-sync errors.

The system would seem to be ideal for motion-picture shoots where signal quality captured from an unusual location maybe inside a car) is of the utmost importance. It could also be used in breaking news events where using a cable would be problematic. Users can't send SDI signals generated with the CAM-WAVE HD system over a limited-bandwidth microwave system (today they use asynchronous serial interface signals), so news crews would then send the signal back to the ENG truck, where it would be compressed and sent back to the station for airing of live pictures from the scene. The resulting compressed images would still look better than if they were originally compressed, according to Tony Iwaqmoto, vice president of marketing at IDX. (The unit was developed in IDX's Japan facility.

Designed to operate in the 5.1-5.8 GHz frequencies (meaning no special FCC license is required), the CW-5HD system uses very little power (11w) while sending encrypted MIMO/OFDM signals and weighs 1.7 pounds, with no visible antennas. It will ship with an IDX V-mount, enabling a direct attachment to an IDX battery (with two-hour run time) for rear mounting on a camera. It can also be powered directly by DC.

CAM-WAVE HD system, which will be available in Q3 2008 and cost approximately $6,000 (transmitter and receiver), will be shown in prototype at NAB (booth C8032).

For more information, visit http://www.idx.tv.

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personally I do not believe it is uncompressed ... there has to be some datareduction (in Japanese this is not compression) the math just does not make sense.

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