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#1 mark morgan

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:38 AM

aloha gents
just thinking if there was a tv truck,flypac or video village more than
100 to 500 feet away from set
would it be possible to run the receiver up hi or wherever it may work,
thats out of the way from other interference which could cause problems.
Would it be possible to run an sdi cable from the receiver to the truck,flypac
or even video village and still get the same results
with a clean picture and no latency
not sure if this has been tried out or not,
reason i ask is i haven't heard anything about this type of set up.
But do you think it is possible



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#2 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

That's the idea Mark. My plan with the Camwave is that I will have the receiver with battery on back set up on a c-stand as close to the set as possible at all times, and if the shot has a fair amount of travel I will have someone carry it in a belt pack near the camera. Functionally this is similar to being hardwired and having someone wrangle the cable, the difference is that the cable starts at the receiver rather than at the camera.

For certain shots such as traveling between floors in an elevator, there's a good chance that transmission will be lost but this has always been the case for this sort of shot unless one has done elaborate pre-wiring of diversity antennas for standard RF transmission. The Camwave doesn't have diversity functionality though.
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#3 mark morgan

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 02:43 PM

that sounds great charles
can't wait to hear the results
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#4 Marc Colemont

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:19 PM

Hi Charles, any news on the test-results?
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#5 Charles Papert

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:56 PM

The last time I had the Camwave out on set it didn't recognize the Sony flavor of 24p (24sfp...? is that right?) and it was back to the drawing board--haven't heard anything since about the unit, although I have sent emails to the rep. If it takes them a while to get this dialed in, it might get interesting as the Boxx folks are due to have their unit out by the end of the year.
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#6 mark morgan

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:53 PM

The last time I had the Camwave out on set it didn't recognize the Sony flavor of 24p (24sfp...? is that right?) and it was back to the drawing board--haven't heard anything since about the unit, although I have sent emails to the rep. If it takes them a while to get this dialed in, it might get interesting as the Boxx folks are due to have their unit out by the end of the year.



hey charles
when i spoke with the idx guys they had
mentioned that they were working on an upgrade
but they didn't mention what the upgrade was
we can only hope that was one of them
that was around the time i last posted about this unit

thanks
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#7 Scott Walker

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:44 PM

Just thought I should give everyone an update on the new BOXX system that Charles mentioned.

The system will be released at the end of the year.

Features

? compatible with all SD and HD video formats up to 1080p, 30 frames. (it works at 24p and 23.98p)
? extremely high quality uncompressed video
? zero frame latency (< 1 millisecond)
? simultaneous HD down converter/scaler (Use either an HD or SD monitor when shooting HD)
? record and playback from a composite output even when shooting HD
? 5GHz license exempt band
? transmit to unlimited receivers
? receiver can switch between different cameras feeds
? automatic channel select (seeks and locks onto cleanest frequency)
? Auto or full manual configuration via USB port
? 6 way diversity receiver for Broadcast use
? Low cost handheld receiver for Video Assist
? headphone monitor on hand held receiver units
? tally light relay and genlock on Broadcast receiver

You can be downloaded the flyer from the home page at www.boxx.tv

We are in the final stages of design, so if you have any features you think we should include, I would like to hear from you. Please contact me at Scott@boxx.tv

We are IBC A52 Hall 1 if you would like to come and see us in September.

Many thanks

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#8 Ed Moore

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:16 AM

Scott, I guess the big factor is the price. With the IDX CamWave at UKP 3200 approx inc VAT, I will definitely be picking one up in the next few months unless yours is in the same ballpark.

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#9 Jon Beattie

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:33 AM

HD/SD dual format system

Transmitters
V-Lok / Anton Bauer Battery Mount $5,000USD / £2,500GBP
DV / Steadicam / Red Camera $5,000USD / £2,500GBP

Receivers
Hand Held Elite $5,000USD / £2,500GBP
High Gain OB with Genlock $20,000USD / £10,000GBP

Thats what Kyle from Boxx emailed me today.

So for around what a transvideo with all the bells or a tiffen hd monitor cost. You can get the transmitter with build in down converter. Transmit any format from SD pal/ntsc to hd up to 1080p with no delay. While at the same time passing through or downconverted image to the monitor.
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#10 Brad Hruboska

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:07 PM

Charles , I was running my own tests here in T.O. with the new camwave and also had no luck with the 24 psf setting on the sony camera. I did check with the dealer at Precision Camera and his info is they are 6 weeks away form the software upgrade that will allow the unit to work . I was impressed with the test at 60i, and 50i, really strong, no breakup unitl i put a steel loading door between me and the receiver.
I was also looking at the Boxx site, and would love to run a side by side comparison when the two units are available for a real test.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:14 PM

I'm in a crunch and about to purchase a CamWave 5HD tomorrow for a show starting on Friday. Has anyone had experience with the RED One with the IDX CamWave CW-5HD?
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#12 Anders Holck Petersen

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:28 AM

Yes, it works perfectly with the 720p output from the RED One..
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#13 Marc Colemont

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

Yes, it works perfectly with the 720p output from the RED One..

The same here for the JVC HD251 on 720P.
Very good quality. Very happy with the unit so far.
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#14 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 04:54 PM

Worked on a RED show where they had this unit and it's internal fuse would blow when mounted on the camera V-lock and the battery mounted to it. The camera pulled too many amps for the fuse in the unit. Perhaps it was an older one and they have fixed this? Not sure.
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#15 Charles Papert

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:34 PM

Just did a three day shoot with the Camwave sandwiched in between the RED battery and the camera, no problems with power. Picture was rock steady, although we were on stage the whole time (I hear folks are having more issues with it outside). It's an absolute life-changer. Erwin was operating for me so he got the real benefit of it, but the couple of times I rolled up the sleeves to do a handheld shot it was almost stunning to see the camera body with no cables hanging off it (having been staring at the engineering monitor for hours, completely forgetting I was looking at a transmitted image).
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