Vaxis has long been an affordable method for getting wireless video onto your film set, and the prices are getting more aggressive than ever even with their long-range 3000-foot transmitters.
A few weeks ago at NAB, we saw a few things we weren't able to get up during the show but that we still thought would be worth covering, including the Vaxis wireless 3000 kit.
While most independent filmmakers generally work with wireless video setups that allow for about 500 feet of range, Vaxis is trying to make longer range setups more affordable with a 3000-foot range on a budget that an indie production should be able to afford. This is going to be especially useful for car work or large day exteriors where basecamp/video village might get quite a ways from A-team production.
These units are built on top of industry-standard Amimon boards, though with more limited North American frequency options than found on other products. As with our field test from the TriGyn a few years back, the same caveat applies: Wireless systems right now, even when they are all built on Amimon tech, remain closed systems. ARRI works with ARRI, Teradek/Paralinx works with Teradek/Paralinx, and Vaxis will work with Vaxis.
But for many shooters that will be an appealing proposition if they are building a kit from scratch.
The Vaxis Storm 3000 kit is available now.
- 6-watt power draw
- Built into HDMI/SDI conversion
- 5.1-5.9GHz wireless frequency band
- Up to a kilometer of line of sight video range
- AES-128 encryption with air interface HD video data stream
- Each RX paired to the unique TX in factory
- Audio formats include Dolby True HD, DTS-master
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