Hollyland just released the new Mars 400S PRO Wireless Video System with zero delay over a range of 400 feet (122 m) which also offers a rather new approach to form factor. With HDMI and SDI in- and outputs and multiple power inputs this appears to be a flexible solution for your on-set video monitoring.
The Chinese Manufacturer changed up their Wireless Video System compared to their existing 400S (non PRO) solution and added some key improvements to their new offering.
What’s new with the Mars 400S PRO?
Compared to the Mars 400S the most apparent difference is the new design of the new transmitter and the receiver.
Both devices feature a horizontal design with integrated cold shoe mounts and a large OLED display. The design-language is also very different from the previous system.
Image Transmission and Quality
The Mars 400S uses the 5GHz spectrum and has a transmission range of 400 feet (122 meters) with clear line of sight. The lowest possible delay is 0.08 seconds in optimal conditions, according to the manufacturer.
Resolutions up to 1920×1080 60fps can be transmitted with an optimized monitoring data rate which is improved from 8 Mb/s to 12 Mb/s for better image quality.
One transmitter can either send a signal to up to 2 receivers or you can also monitor the image with the HollyView App on up to 4 smartphones or tablets. You can also mix-and-match with one transmitter sending to 1 receiver and 2 smart devices at the same time.
You can also ingest your video feed directly from the receiver to your computer for live streaming with a USB-C to Ethernet adapter.
Features & Build Quality
The Hollyland Mars 400S PRO features a metal body with an integrated L-Series battery plate on both the receiver and transmitter. Additionally both units can be powered via USB-C or DC-Input in form of a barrel connector.
Despite the metal casing the cooling appears to also be achieved with fans that can be set to “Off”, “Low Speed” or “Auto”.
The weight of either units is 206 grams.
Receiver and Transmitter both feature full-size HDMI and SDI connectors so you can also input your video signal from an HDMI source and monitor your feed on an SDI display.
With the OLED display you can scan the available channels, monitor your battery voltage and fan mode and more. Firmware Updates can be done via the HollyView App.
Price and Availability
The Hollyland Mars 400S PRO is available to order starting today, October 15th and will cost $649 which is around $100 more than the previous MARS 400S model. Buy links for both systems below!
What do you think about the Hollyland MARS 400S PRO? Are the new features reason enough for you to choose it over the previous model or even Wireless Video Solutions from other manufacturers? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.