Teradek has announced the release of a new affordable wireless video solution – the Bolt 4K LT. This brings down the cost of entering their ecosystem significantly, making it much more accessible to small productions and independent creators. Let’s see what’s new.
Smaller, Cheaper, and Just As Good?
One of the fundamental cycles of all tech products is centered around size and cost. First, you shoot for the moon, leaving size and cost as secondary concerns. Then, having proven that you can do that, you turn your focus to shrinking the scale and the price tag by increasing the amount of products produce – economies of scale. Finally, you combine or improve these smaller and cheaper units as you take your next moonshot.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Teradek Bolt 4K LT. These new devices are able to transmit and receive 4K, 10-bit 4:2:2 video. There are two models, differentiated by the distance they are able to transmit: the 750 and the 1500. This release also includes the Bolt 4K RX Monitor Module, a removable attachment for SmallHD Cine 7 and 702 monitors.
What’s exciting about this release is that the LT lineup is not walled off from the rest of Teradek’s industry-standard ecosystem. They are fully compatible with previous Bolt 4K products. This means that you can mix and match them to meet your needs, and expect them to work seamlessly together. As an example, you could you own an LT set for personal use, but rent the more expensive models for bigger productions to take advantage of the uncompressed video.
Teradek Bolt 4K LT Specifications
- 750ft & 1500ft Models
- Zero-Delay Wireless Video (<0.001 sec)
- Up to 6 Receivers
- Fully Cross-Compatible with all Bolt 4K Series of Devices
- HDR 10-bit 4:2:2 Color Gamut
- HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp30
- 3G-SDI up to 1080p60
- 13x 40 MHz Frequencies
- Transmit Metadata, Timecode, and Record Flags
- Smartphone Management with Bolt 4K Manager App
Price and Availability
Teradek will begin shipping the Bolt 4K LT very soon, and prices start at $2,490 for the Bolt 4K LT 750.
What do you look for in a wireless monitor? If you haven’t gone wireless yet, does this appeal to you? Let us know in the comments!