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April 12, 2013

New Teradek Products Including VidiU - Stream to Your iPad More Affordably Than Ever

The Teradek Cube has been a popular choice for filmmakers to stream their content. For those who dream about using their iPad as a production monitor, it's been possible, but expensive and a little counter-intuitive. Now Teradek has Vidiu, priced for the consumer market, to stream H.264 and AAC audio up to 5Mbps to the web, or to iPad and iPhone. Hit the jump for the full details on VidiU and Teradek's other new offerings, including the Bond Pro for ENG shooters.

VidiU: Full HD H2.64, broadcast to any Streaming Platform or iOS device

From Teradek:

VidiU gives you the freedom to broadcast live high definition video directly to the Web without a PC. Whether you’re streaming out of a video switcher or wirelessly from your camera, VidiU allows you to go live when you want, where you want.

  • Streams over WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G USB modem
  • 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p
  • Stream to iOS devices
  • Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Native support for Ustream and Livestream
  • Began shipping April 2nd for $699

Teradek also has a new free iOS app for streaming signals to those devices.

Bond Pro: Integrated Camera-Back Cellular Bonding Solution

The Bond Pro combines the bandwidth of six cellular modems to create a signal capable of sending HD over a cellular link. Designed for ENG applications, it will fit in easily with filmmakers who are using V-mount or Gold-mount power solutions on their rigs.

  • H.264 encoder
  • HD-SDI input, HD-SDI loop
  • SD card slot for on-board proxy recording
  • Support for up to 6 cellular network connections via USB dongles

Bond II: Integrated Camera-Top Cellular Bonding Solution

The Bond II is similar to the Bond Pro, but is built as a top-mounted device.

  • H.264 encoder
  • HD-SDI input
  • 6 USB slots for 3G/4G/LTE modems
  • Compact size, light weight
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery
  • Fewer cables than original Bond+Cube setup

They also introduced some solutions for mobile studios, news vans, etc in the form of two rack-mounted devices, the Edge and the Slice.

Here's a video from News Shooter about more of the Teradek wireless products:

For more on Teradek's other new products from NAB 2013, head over to their website.

What you think? Will you use your iPad as a monitor any time soon? Does it make sense now with new streaming tools like these?

Link: VidiU — Teradek 

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will this work with Google+/Youtube Live ?

April 13, 2013

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What about android users? Any alternatives for them??

April 13, 2013

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paul d

Is there an MSRP/Price?

April 13, 2013

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Andy: Yes, it will work with YouTube Live since VidiU utilizes the RTMP protocol.

Paul: We don't have an Android app (yet), but there is a third party application being released soon by one of our third party developers.

Earnest: VidiU is $699, Bond II should be around $4000, and Bond Pro around $4500. Both prices for Bond are still tentative.

April 18, 2013

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