CAME-TV Crystal V wireless video transmission kit has been announced at this year’s IBC. It features HDMI and SDI in and outputs, SDI loop out, and up to 500m signal reach. The transmitter can be powered with V-mount batteries and the receiver with NP batteries. Both units also offer DC7-24V Lemo connectors.
Chinese camera accessories manufacturer CAME-TV was present with their new products at the IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam. One of their new devices is the wireless video transmission kit called Crystal V. What features does it have?
CAME-TV Crystal V
Previously, CAME-TV only offered Crystal 800 wireless video transmission set, which only had HDMI ports. The new Crystal V includes both HDMI and SDI connectivity. The new video transmission kit consists of two units – the Crystal V TX (transmitter) and Crystal V RX (receiver). According to CAME-TV, this set offers up to 500 meters (1,640 ft) distance (unobstructed) signal reach, which (if true) is a very good reach. It can be monitored with an app (available for both Android and iOS).
CAME-TV Crystal V TX includes both HDMI-in and SDI-in ports. Additionaly it features SDI loop out and USB 5V output. It has a V-lock mounting plate, so it can be powered via a V-mount battery. Thanks to a DC 7-24V two-pin Lemo power connector, the V-mount battery can also be used to power other devices, or even the camera itself at the same time. There is an optional NP battery plate for it as well.
The Crystal V RX unit features HDMI out and SDI out connectors. It also has a DC 7-24V two-pin Lemo connector and an NP battery plate on the back. There is also a display to check the receiver status and adjust some controls.
Price and Availability
CAME-TV Crystal V wireless video set is available now for pre-order. Shipping is estimated to start at early November 2019. Price for the set has been set to $680.
What do you think of CAME-TV Crystal V? Do you use some kind of wireless transmission system for your work? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.