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#1 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:46 PM

Hi,

I was looking for a cheap wireless 2,4 ghz video transmitter and receiver
and I came across this product

http://www.sourcingm...er-p-23599.html

Considering the price it may be worth diy-ing it onto my rig (and monitor) with
a custom battery until I find a transmitter receiver made for flying on a rig.

Share your thoughts

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#2 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

Its crap. It works as long as you dont move it around.
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#3 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:32 AM

Job,

That's all I needed to hear, it looks like crap no doubt. But there must be a cheaper alternative to the $4327 Canatrans transmitter (or transmitters of equal capability).
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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:31 AM

Job,

That's all I needed to hear, it looks like crap no doubt. But there must be a cheaper alternative to the $4327 Canatrans transmitter (or transmitters of equal capability).


There is. The Modulus rings in around $2000. Cramped Attic makes one for about the same. Find either of them used and you'll save a few hundred.
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#5 JobScholtze

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:43 PM

Dont know about THIS one, but its worth checking it out. You can use almost any tv reciever for it. But the better the reciever is the better picture you get.

But to be honest, you get what you pay for. Its was expensive yes, but i love that canatrans each day
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#6 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:23 PM

Dont know about THIS one, but its worth checking it out. You can use almost any tv reciever for it. But the better the reciever is the better picture you get.

But to be honest, you get what you pay for. Its was expensive yes, but i love that canatrans each day


Job have you had any problem with the canatrans creating interference with your monitor?

I flew a couple of months ago and I had it mounted on the bottom of my sled and I was getting crazy horizontal interference in my monitor. My Modulus and Rf-Links both don't interfere that way, but then again all the Rf systems work like crap around LA because of so much other RF in the air
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#7 JobScholtze

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

Rob, whats up man. Happy new year.

No i had no problems at all in the 2+ years i use it. Never, nothing, nada, nope. It has been wonderfull. What monitor? Did you use a thin videocable from sled to monitor? That could be the problem. If the cable isnt shielded enough, it pics up signals.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:22 PM

Rob, whats up man. Happy new year.

No i had no problems at all in the 2+ years i use it. Never, nothing, nada, nope. It has been wonderfull. What monitor? Did you use a thin videocable from sled to monitor? That could be the problem. If the cable isnt shielded enough, it pics up signals.

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Thanks Bro,
Happy New Year as well

No I have a god shielded cable, and i was using the transvideo Ultrabright
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#9 JobScholtze

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 01:19 AM

I wonder how thick a GOD shielded cable is. Anyway, weird. I didnt have that problem. But to be honest, 80% i mount the transmiter as high as possible. That seems to get videovillage a better signal.
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#10 Mauro Andreini

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:46 PM

Hi,

I was looking for a cheap wireless 2,4 ghz video transmitter and receiver
and I came across this product



I have tested an Aurel 2.4Ghz unit on my rig and it was not bad at all within a 120 steps from base; they are very slim and quite inexpensive too.

Maz
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 03:42 PM

I'm in the same boat as these fellas, wondering what I can use until a Titan or CamWave is within reach.

I found some stuff on B&H that interests me, but I'm left wondering what will happen when I start moving around!

http://www.bhphotovi..._Microwave.html
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#12 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:08 PM

watch the other post
(can't erase this one apparantly-->IT errors at this side)

Edited by Nils Valkenborgh, 21 January 2009 - 08:11 PM.

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#13 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:09 PM

I found some transmitters/receivers for under $100 each at this site.
They're used to being built into a remote controlled aeroplane, so it'll
probably be able to cope with the movement of a steadicam.

I'll probably
buy this and try it out if the shipping and taxes aren't too excessive.

the transmitter is only 30g in weight and 26 x 50 x 13 mm in size not including the
3dBi antenna.

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the receiver is a little bit bigger, here's the description.
This belongs on the monitor for the Director/D.O.P.
The receiver comes delivered with a battery which is a big plus.
at 135g it's more than 4 times as heavy as the transmitter but
then again, lightness isn't a factor at this side. the size is pretty
reasonable for diy-ing to the back of a monitor.

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Please, share your opinion

P.S.: keep in mind that it's sub $200 for both of them.
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#14 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:36 AM

Those are almost identical to the products sold on www.RangeVideo.com

Before I found out that there was a Tx model that came in an enclosure, I was looking at Project Boxes and Heatsinks to make my own. I even thought of putting a small fan in there..

2.4ghz 1000mW Tx Module w/ enclosure

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2.4ghz Rx Module w/ enclsoure

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Price works out about the same..

Edited by Mike Germond, 22 January 2009 - 08:37 AM.

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#15 G. Grammatikos

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:11 PM

HI guys
Tasos is your men
2.4 & 1.2 TRANSMITER AND RECEIVER AT 1W-10W AND MORE FOR LESS THAN 700EUROS (I BELIEVE 1 WATT ITS enougph ,YOU CAN USE A HIGH GAIN ANTENA IN YOUR RECEIVER )I USE THE 2.4 (1W,i also believe 1 w its alot of power near my head,) ONE YEAR NOW WORKS GREAT (THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT ANY H/Y IS IN THE SAME ROOM WITH MY RIG CANNOT CONNECT WIFI IN INTERNET,ALSO PRODABLY A PROBLEM WITH PRESTON OR OTHER WIRELLES IN 2.4g,I USE BARTECH AND FOX ,and i never had any problem until now neither sound guys )
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