Win a Teradek Bolt from Teradek on planet5D!

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Win a “Bolt” from Teradek right here on planet5D!

As a reminder, we're doing a giveaway on the planet5D forums (more info on the giveaway) and all this week, we're highlighting the products that you might win!

The giveaway ends on July 31st so you still have time to get involved in the forums and post plenty of times to give you a whole bunch of entries to win. Note: just registering in the forums does not give you an entry, you must post!

Our thanks to Teradek for being our secondary sponsor on this exciting giveaway!

To win, you must post on the planet5D forums – so please join and post – the more you post, the more chances you have to win! Registration is simple with the Facebook and Twitter connect icons at the top of the forums… as simple as 2 clicks!

Teradek Bolt

The Teradek Bolt is a latency-free wireless transmission system that sends 4:2:2, 1080p60 video at up to 300ft. Bolt comes in two varieties; the unicast Bolt and the multicast Bolt Pro.

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Teradek Bolt is a wireless HD-SDI monitoring system that transmits zero delay* uncompressed HD video at full 1080p60 4:2:2 fidelity. Bolt transmits video using WSDI Pro™, which provides a wireless range of up to 300ft and can coexist with other wireless equipment.

Bolt receivers come in HDMI and 3G-SDI varieties, with the 3G-SDI model shipping with dual outputs.

Bolt can transmit to multiple receivers simultaneously and can output into a Teradek Cube, which allows you to monitor with zero delay on one output and have on-board proxy recording, Internet streaming, and iOS monitoring on the other.

*Bolt lab testing with a signal generator has shown delay of < 1ms. Any minor delay you seen in this video was due to the camera and monitor (e.g built in scalers) and it's also compounded by the video being recursive.

**Note: receiver in video is a prototype. Dual SDI receiver will be what ships with the Bolt system.

Bolt Manufacturing

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Bolt, like all Teradek products, was designed, manufactured, and assembled in California. We take great pride in keeping all of our product development within the United States to provide nothing but the highest quality gear to our customers.

1 TX to Multiple RX

1 TX to Multiple RX

One of the best features of the Bolt Pro system is its ability to transmit full 1080p60 video to 4 receivers simultaneously. Multicast enabled Bolt Pro systems allow you to mix and match HDMI and 3G-SDI receivers, which means you can connect them to anything from professional field monitors to Teradek Cube encoders.



Bolt transmits uncompressed video using WSDI Pro™, which provides a wireless range of up to 300ft and can coexist with other wireless equipment by dynamically adjusting the frequency bands used in real time. For optimal performance in challenging RF environments, Bolt systems can utilize Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) to avoid interference.

Rugged and Low Power

Rugged and Low Power

Bolt transmitters are housed in a 7oz milled aluminum chassis with six 1/4″-20 mounting holes. The receiver is enclosed in a durable ABS plastic shell. The transmitter requires approximately 4W of power, while the receiver consumes only 6W. To power these units for long periods of time, Bolt ships with a Lemo to P-tap cable that can be used to connect with external power sources such as V-mount or AB Gold-mount batteries. Additionally, Bolt Pro's internal Li-Ion battery provides up to 60 minutes of run time and can be charged via its micro USB port or its Lemo DC input.

Bolt Meets Cube

Bolt Meets Cube

Connecting a Cube encoder to Bolt's 3G-SDI loop or receiver output can result in powerful new workflows. This feature lets you to take advantage of Bolt's latency-free monitoring capabilities, while simultaneously sending Cube's compressed video feed to an iOS device, directly to the Web, or to a decoder located offsite. The best part is that Cube and Bolt do not interfere with one another so video dropouts will never be a problem.

(cover photo credit: snap from the site)

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