Vaxis Atom 500 Video Transmission Kit Sale (35% Off) and Firmware Update

July 10th, 2020
Vaxis Atom 500 Video Transmission Kit Sale (35% Off) and Firmware Update

A new (released early 2020) entry level wireless TX and RX video transmission kit from Vaxis called the Atom 500 is currently on sale until July 18th. There’s also a new firmware update for the Atom 500 and additional sales running on the Vaxis-Storm 2000 and the Vaxis-Storm 800. Details below: 

Image Credit: Vaxis

This limited sale is in celebration of the 2000th day of Vaxis existing as a company and the flagship deal appears to be for the HDMI-only Atom 500, but a few other items are discounted until July 18th as well:

  • The Atom 500 is marked down 35% from $480.00 to the sale price of $299.00.
  • The Vaxis-Storm 2000 is marked down from $3980 to $2099.
  • And, finally, the Vaxis-Storm 800 is marked down from $1880 to $1299.00.

Note: Currently only the Atom 500 sale appears to be reflected on B&H. We’ve reached out to Vaxis to see when and if B&H is updating the pricing around the Vaxis-Storm 2000 and the Vaxis-Storm 800.

A new firmware update landing alongside the sale also promises to fix a few pesky bugs along with other unspecified quality of life improvements for the device. The new firmware for the Atom 500 can be downloaded HERE.

Instructions for upgrading: 

We reached out to Vaxis about reviewing the Atom 500 TX/RX kit in-depth and we’ll hopefully be able to post a review of that device in the coming weeks or months, but this seems like an affordable entry level HDMI wireless video solution based on initial information we reported HERE. The fact that the Atom 500 can send a signal to your mobile device is also an interesting feature that is worth a try. Vaxis claims a delay of .1 second in the Atom 500 transmission, which may make this device tricky for focus pulling, but potentially useful for client or lighting monitors. In short, TBD until we can get the device for testing.

You can find the corresponding iOS app called Vaxis Vision for the Atom 500 on the app store HERE.

Image Credit: Vaxis

Have you tried the Vaxis Atom 500? We’d like to hear from you! What are your thoughts? Comment below! 

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Johann Hütter
Johann Hütter
MemberJuly 12th, 2020

1/10 of a second is below the physical reaction time of almost all people, so I doubt that in itself it will be a problem for focus pulling (given that the .1 seconds is true). But it might add to the camera‘s hdmi-lag (e.g. the gh4 already has a lag of >100ms).

 Kurt Wallrath
Kurt Wallrath
MemberJuly 17th, 2020

I tried to pull focus from one of these Vaxis units and it was impossible due to the signal latency. I think the lag is greater than .1 seconds. If there’s any interference, the image turns to mud. I ended up hard-wiring the signal out of the camera into my focus monitor.

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