VAXIS has announced that they are working on a new wireless video transmitter for the upcoming RED Komodo. The VAXIS ATOM 600 KV will connect to the camera via a dual Canon BP battery slot and provide a power pass-through for V-Mount batteries. It will offer up to 600ft transmission distance for up to 1080p video signal with less than 0.1s delay.
The Chinese company VAXIS specializes in wireless video systems. Recently, they have released their affordable wireless video system ATOM 500. Now, VAXIS teased a new wireless video module, designed especially for the upcoming RED Komodo.
The Komodo should be available around May 2020. Make sure to check out our article with all the latest information about this new compact cinema camera by RED.
VAXIS ATOM 600 KV for RED Komodo
The VAXIS ATOM 600 KV for RED’s Komodo has its own thread on Reduser. It will offer the following features and specifications:
- up to 600ft (line-of-sight) transmission distance
- up to 1080p video signal
- <0.1s delay
- SDI input (the Komodo only has an SDI video output)
- SDI/HDMI output
- app-enabled monitoring via iOS/Android (up to 4 receivers)
- data encryption
The module is designed to be inserted in the Komodo’s dual Canon BP battery slots and provide a power pass-through for V-Lock batteries. In terms of size, VAXIS is aiming for the mini V-lock battery plate, in order to keep the whole package as compact as possible. They plan to make a Gold Mount version as well.
According to VAXIS, the unit will have a built-in fan. It will come as a stand-alone TX or with a matched RX unit plus 4x iOS/Android connections.
The VAXIS ATOM 600 KV seems to be a cool product, as many people asked for an option to power the camera with standard V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries. It might also be a good option for people who want to get an HDMI monitor for the Komodo, as it offers an HDMI output.
Price and Availability
Currently, there is no information about the price or availability of the product. In fact, the RED Komodo itself does not have an exact release date and price yet. VAXIS said, they will debut the ATOM 600 KV at NAB 2020 at booth C7915, so we can expect more information in April.
Are you planning to get a RED Komodo once it becomes available? What do you think about the VAXIS ATOM 600 KV module? Do you have experience with other VAXIS wireless modules? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.