Vaxis ATOM 500 is a new affordable HDMI wireless video transmission kit. It can send up to 1080p 60fps video with less than 0.1 seconds delay. The range is up to 500′ line-of-sight and the whole set is compact with integrated antennas. Additionaly, Vaxis ATOM 500 can send video signal to iPad and iPhone with the ATOM app.
Low-latency wireless video transmission used to be only reserved for expensive professional equipment, like for example Teradek video transmission sets. Lately, more and more manufacturers started to bring affordable products and target consumer markets. Good example might be the Accsoon CineEye (our article with the video from NAB 2019 can be found here) or Hollyland MARS 400S (our article can be found here).
Vaxis is not entirely new in the world of wireless video. They already have a line of wireless sets called Vaxis STORM, which are aimed at professional market. Now they are launching a more affordable, lower range product for consumer market – Vaxis ATOM 500. What are its features and specs?
Vaxis ATOM 500 Wireless Set
Vaxis ATOM 500 is an affordable wireless video transmission set. It can transmit video signal at up to 1080p 60fps with the delay less than 0.1 seconds. The signal range is up to 500′ line-of-sight. Both transmitter and receiver have an OLED screen, which can display useful information, like video format, channel number, signal strength, and more.
The set offers HDMI connection only. The transmitter (TX) has two HDMI ports (HDMI in and HDMI loop out) and the receiver (RX) has two HDMI loop out ports.The metal body of both TX and RX features multiple 1/4-20 threaded mounts and compact design with integrated antenna. According to Vaxis, the connection should be robust enough even in complicated environments.
When it comes to power connectivity, Vaxis ATOM 500 offers either USB-C ports or optional Sony NPF battery mounting plates. The USB-C connector can deliver power from any USB-C power bank and it also acts as a data port for firmware updates.
There is either automatic or manual channel selection available with the Vaxis ATOM 500. It offers passcode protection, so users can have the ability to choose who will be able to receive the video signal. Users can choose between distance or quality priority depending on what is more important at the moment. It supports H.265 encoding.
Vaxis ATOM 500 Technical Specifications
- Delay: <0.1 seconds
- Frequency: 5GHz
- Video interface: HDMI
- Video formats: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]/60Hz, [email protected]/60Hz, [email protected]/50/60Hz
- Working temperature: 0-40°C
- USB: Type-C
- Antenna: built-in antenna
- Power input: USB-C / Sony NPF
- Voltage: 6-12V
- Dimensions: 105mm x 60mm x 22mm
- Weight: 158g, set 316g (without batteries)
Via the ATOM app, it is possible to monitor the image on an iPad or iPhone. It allows wireless monitoring, image record, and other tools, such as assisted focus, frame guides, gray scale, and more.
The app is currently available for iOS only. There is no information yet whether it will come for Android too. According to Vaxis, one transmitter can send image to four devices (one receiver and three iPhones or iPads) at the same time.
Price and Availability
The Vaxis ATOM 500 is available for purchase now. The price is around $480, which is really affordable in the world of wireless video transmission. The package includes one transmitter, one receiver, user manual, cold shoe adapter with platform, USB-C cable, and hex key.
Which wireless video set are you using? What do you think of Vaxis ATOM 500? Do you have experience with other products from Vaxis? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.