The Teradek Bolt 500 XT 3G-SDI/HDMI Wireless Kit is a short-range, zero delay, wireless video system and an update to the original Teradek Bolt 500 that has external transmitter antennas to improve signal strength and a redesigned housing with new mounting options.
Key features include:
1080/60p video up to 500-feet line-of-sight
Spectrum analyzer for signal strength monitoring
1:1 kit with multiple powering options
Basic mounting hardware included
XT Upgrades This short-range wireless kit is rated for the same wireless video transmission range as the Bolt 500 but is housed in a redesigned lightweight, aluminum chassis with transmitter-integrated ARRI rosette. The transmitter has the same HDMI and 3G-SDI inputs with loop-through and comes with external antennas for improved wireless performance. The receiver features an on-board display for easy access to the menu as well as a single HDMI out and dual 3G-SDI outputs.
1080/60p Wireless Monitoring. The Teradek Bolt 500 XT 3G-SDI/HDMI Wireless Kit supports uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second with less than 1ms of latency. Need 4K capability? We also rent Teradek Bolt 4K kits.
Expandable 1:1 Kit. This kit includes one transmitter and one receiver; however, the Bolt 500 XT transmitter lets you send video to up to four Bolt 500 XT, Bolt 500, Sidekick II, Sidekick LT, Sidekick XT, or 703 Bolt receivers simultaneously.
Multiple Powering Options. In addition to a single D-Tap cable and AC adapter, we also include Sony/Canon bidirectional battery plates pre-installed on both RX and TX, enabling them to be powered from your choice of Sony NP-F-style or Canon LP-E6N batteries. Do note, batteries are not included with this rental.
Realistic Wireless Expectations. While this kit is rated for wireless transmission up to 500 feet without break-up or image degradation, performance varies greatly from one location to the next. In our experience, we’ve found use at the maximum distance generally unreliable under normal circumstances due to RF interference and recommend stepping up to a mid-range or long-range option when you need to transmit over 300’ or so.
While pairing in the field without a computer is an option, we highly recommend using the Bolt Manager app and a laptop, at least for initial setup. Software pairing should be the first step, with field pairing only being used as necessary to troubleshoot dropouts or interference on location. We include USB-A cables, so you’ll just need a computer with enough USB-A ports to accommodate the devices. If you’re pairing multiple receivers to a single transmitter, a USB hub might be helpful. Instructions for both software pairing and field pairing are included in the rental.
The 500-foot range is a theoretical maximum distance in absolutely perfect conditions. Actual performance varies greatly depending on the location. Tests at our Memphis headquarters usually get about 50 feet indoors and 100 feet outdoors.
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