While most action cams and many gimbals come with native Wi-Fi video streaming capability, it's generally not full resolution and doesn't always live up to the demands of a busy set where visually pristine images on the monitor are vital. Paralinx is hoping to solve the problem with the Dart, a smaller, lighter wireless video transmitter working in the 5Ghz spectrum that is designed to deliver full bandwidth HD video signal for remote monitoring and image evaluation without adding a ton of extra weight or bulk to your rig.
The Dart comes with an LP-E6 battery plate capable of powering the transmitter itself for up to 2 hours, but can also connect to power a GoPro through mini-USB output, though that will use the battery up faster. You can also attach a USB battery pack for extended remote use when power isn't available. Its milled aluminum chassis, bladed to act as a heat sink, is covered with 1/4-20 and 440 attachment points for a variety of rigging positions, and the transmitter unit weighs in at a very light 100grams.
Paralinx Dart Receiver and TransmitterCredit: Paralinx
The Dart is shipping in 6-8 weeks, and costs $2999 for the HDMI model or $3299 for the SDI output model. Since a Blackmagic HDMI-SDI micro converter is only $85, that might be a cost saving option when used with the HDMI version.
- Max range: 1000ft/300m
- Transmitter: Video Input: Micro-HDMI
- Resolution/Framerate: Up to 1080p30 /i60
- Transmitter Power Input: 5V/2.5A micro-USB, or Canon LP-E6 battery plate
- Transmitter Power Output: 5V/1A micro-USB
- Transmitter Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.16 x 0.95 inches (68 x 55 x 25mm)
- Transmitter Weight: 100g (without antennas or battery)
- External antennas: 2x 2dbi RP-SMA (5GHz)
- Mounting Options: 1/4-20 & 4/40 integrated mounting holes
- Receiver: Video Output: SDI or HDMI (depending on model)
- Receiver: Dimensions: 3.4in x 4.5in x 0.6in (8.6cm x 11.5cm x 1.5cm)
- Receiver Weight: 350g (without antennas)
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