Hollyland Pyro Series Wireless Transmission and Monitoring System Announced – First Look

Hollyland has introduced the new Pyro series featuring the debut of the Pyro H, a wireless video transmitter with an impressive transmission range of up to 400m/1300ft LOS and a minimal latency of 0.06s. At NAB 2024, CineD’s Graham Ehlers Sheldon had the chance to talk with Randall Stewart at the Hollyland booth to get the details about this new series.

So, in the above video, we are featuring the Pyro S – HDMI & SDI video transmitter and Pyro 7 – Wireless monitor that will be officially launched later this year. In the article itself, we are introducing the new Pyro H – HDMI video transmitter.

Hollyland specializes in wireless video transmissions, full-duplex wireless intercom systems, and wireless audio solutions like the LARK MAX (see our review here), and LARK M2, a tiny, dual-mic wireless system. During NAB 2024, they unveiled Pyro, a new product line tailored to diverse applications (commercial filming, live events, film production, etc.) and set to launch in the near future. Let’s have a look at the Pyro H, the first product in this series.

Hollyland Pyro H
Hollyland Pyro H wireless system. Credit: Hollyland

Pyro H – features at a glance

  • 1 transmitter, 4 receivers
  • 0.06s low latency
  • 4K30 transmission
  • UVC streaming
  • 400m/1300ft LOS range
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual band
  • HDMI output
  • Smart Channel Scan

Pyro H – multiple frequency bands

According to Randall, one of the most significant upgrades with the Hollyland Pyro H is the crossover aspect. It can operate across multiple frequency bands – 2 GHz or 5 GHz – and can jump in between according to your needs. The Pyro H transmits UHD 4K30 video up to 400m/1300ft LOS. Plus, with upgraded chips and optimized video encoding/decoding algorithms, it now has a minimal transmission latency of just 0.06s.

4K transmission at 24, 25, and 30fps
4K transmission at 24, 25, and 30fps. Source: Hollyland

The Pyro H transmitter can handle four receivers so real-time footage can be shared with multiple crew members on set. You can choose between long-range stability (Smooth Mode) or high-definition image quality (HD Mode). It transmits 4K at 25, 24, and 30 frames per second, and Full HD 1080p at 50, 59.94, and 60 frames per second. Plus, it will automatically select the best frequency, and it offers a live channel scan function for more reliability.

Pyro series monitor in development

Randall explained that the monitor developed for use in the Pyro series will be similar to the Mars, with features like Zebra, focus patterns, RGB waveforms, and anamorphic desqueezing. In addition, there will be an SD card slot on the monitor. More specifications will be released as the product evolves.

HDMI input, UVC streaming, and flexible power options

The transmitter has HDMI input and loopout ports for sending signals to multiple receivers simultaneously, allowing real-time monitoring on set. UVC streaming lets you connect directly to computers and other devices (no capture card or software needed) for quick setup when live streaming or video conferencing. It offers flexible power options like USB-C, standard DC power, or NP-F battery. Additionally, it has advanced preset grouping and pairing features to simplify setup.

The Pyro H HDMI system package.
The Pyro H HDMI system package. Source: Hollyland

Price and availability

The Pyro H 4K HDMI system includes a wireless transmitter, a wireless receiver, five antennas, a USB-A to USB-C adapter, and an adjustable shoe adapter mount. It’s priced at $479 and is available now. For more information, have a look at the Hollyland website.

What do you think of Hollyland’s new series? Are you looking for a new wireless system, and if so, what’s your criteria? Let us know in the comments below!


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