November 16, 2010

Air SyncHD is a Wireless Hi-Def Video Village for $200

The brite-View Air Sync HD is a $200 transmitter/receiver designed to feed an HDTV wirelessly from any HDMI source. However, with a resolution of 1080p, a range of up to 100 feet, and claimed zero latency, enterprising filmmakers have discovered that it can be used DIY-style to create a budget video village. Here's a look at the device in action with a RED camera:

As you can see, it's not the best for handheld monitoring, but it could certainly work as a stationary director's monitor, especially if the camera is on a steadicam or car mount where tethering isn't possible. It appears that running it off a Canon LP-E6 battery, as seen in the video, will require an adapter which is not yet released; however, if you're setting up a video village you will almost certainly have a power tap nearby anyway. The unit is available at Amazon for $199; more info on brite-View's site.

[via cinema5D]

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AMAZING. I remember my first film gig ever was as video assist, and I had no idea what I was doing (i was hired as PA), production coordinator just handed me a box of BNC cable and connectors with a clamshell and SD monitor (but shooting on film). He says Put that end into the camera, and that end into the TV, and then record a backup with the clamshell. Steadicam shows up one day and I had no clue what to do with all the BNC shit I had. I ended up rigging the RF reciever to the VCR and Television which were both set pieces (luckily JUST out of shot) for the director to watch. I got an A+ for resourcefulness (ie the director took the time to learn my name) but this was only 3 years ago. we've come a long way to be able to transmit HDMI signals 100ft for $200!

November 16, 2010

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MRH

now if we could only hook this up to those google screens like the ones sony used to make...

November 17, 2010

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Gili