News From Teradek!
HEVC and UHD Support Added to Teradek Cube, Slice and T-RAX!
Packed into the same compact, yet rugged body as the 655, Teradek Cube now delivers not just H.265/HEVC encoding and decoding support, but also 4K/UHD. With 4 new models – the 700 Series, delivering HD HEVC and the 800 Series supporting up to 2160p60 in HEVC. Also available, new Slice encoder / decoder servers and T-RAX cards supporting HEVC encoding / decoding.
Announcing a new suite of iOS monitoring solutions
Serv brings high-definition, real-time video monitoring to iPhones and iPads over WiFi. At just 4 frames of delay, every critical member of your crew can view what is being shot without crowding around video village or requiring a heavy director’s monitor kit. To get the most out of Serv, we’ve developed VUer, an iOS application that gives you unprecedented insight into your live video feeds. With a built-in histogram, false color, focus peaking, waveform monitor and vectorscope, digging into the details of your video feeds has never been easier. Also included with the app is a frame grab and compare tool, anamorphic de-squeeze, integration with Pomfort LiveGrade (LUTs)… (and much more to come soon!)
Introducing Link: A WiFi Access Point for the Video World
Finding the right balance between performance, hardware design and price in a wireless access point is tricky, but not anymore. Link is the world’s first high-performance 802.11ac WiFi access point built for the video industry. Housed in an aluminum chassis with a variety of clever mounting options, Link fits seamlessly onto DIT carts, light stands, and just about anywhere on set.
With a range of up to 1000ft, Link offers plenty of room for you to operate on both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands with your Teradek Cube, Serv, Clip and personal laptops. To keep the system powered in more remote areas on set, we’ve included your choice of a V- or Gold-mount battery adaptor.
However, Link is more than just a simple WiFi access point. It’s also a bonded network router. By aggregating bandwidth from Ethernet and several 4G/LTE modems, Link allows you to access the Internet from even the most remote locations at reliable connection speeds. Perfect for getting your content back to the studio or to a client as soon as a shoot wraps, Link’s bonding capability is the first of its kind for productions on the move… (More to come soon!)
Teradek Product Portfolio
All Bolt Transmitters and Receivers available with dual 3G-SDI / HDMI Input/Output or 3G-SDI Only. All models available individually or in paired Transmitter/Receiver Kits. Dual SDI/HDMI Models also available in DELUXE KITS
Wireless Video Refined
Bolt transmits visually lossless 4:2:2 video over the unlicensed 5GHz band at less than 1 millisecond of delay. Bolt’s new firmware ensures your system reaches its full potential right out of the box. We’ve also improved reconnect times so your wireless link is restored instantly when you come back into range.
Reliable Transmission in Any Environment
Operate more than twice as many wireless systems at one location or evade heavy interference. With Bolt 3000, you can transmit over 20MHz channels for a more robust signal in challenging RF conditions.
*20MHz channels allow you to operate more wireless systems at once in a single location and offer a more robust wireless link in challenging RF conditions. However, audio transmission, as well as interlaced, PSF, and 1080p60/50 frame rates are not currently supported.
Smaller, Lighter, and Even More Rugged
The Bolt 1000 and 3000 transmitters are 20% smaller than previous systems and lighter too. We’ve also improved their resilience in high heat conditions so that they operate flawlessly all the way up to 130F.
Sidekick II: Universal Bolt Receiver
Compatible with Bolt 500, 1000, and 3000, the 300ft Sidekick II is the perfect solution for a director’s monitor kit. With an SDI output, support for timecode and start/stop flags, and a built-in test pattern generator, this universal receiver is the most affordable way to monitor a Bolt feed on set.
More Channels to Transmit Over
Bolt also offers manual frequency control so your crew can carefully manage your wireless workflow wherever you’re shooting. The Bolt 3000 can operate on 2 new DFS channels, allowing interference-free video transmission in more environments than ever before.
Transmit to Multiple Receivers
All Bolt models are multicast capable up to 4 receivers of the same range at the same time. This means you can send your video feed to monitors, switchers, recorders, and even Teradek Cubes simultaneously with no loss in quality or added delay.
Built-in Cross Conversion
Every Bolt model supports real-time standards and cross conversion from TX to RX, allowing you to automatically convert resolution, frame rate, and inputs.outputs (HDMI / 3G-SDI) without any additional hardware.
Metadata & Time Code Support
All 3G-SDI Bolt models support metadata, timecode, and start/stop flags from many camera manufacturers, including RED, ARRI, Canon, Sony, and Panasonic.
3D LUT Integration
Apply the look you’re after directly to your wireless video feed using Bolt’s integrated 3D LUT technology. Upload your own LUTs using the free Bolt Manager software or select from a number of built-in presets using Bolt’s OSD.
Cut Through the Interference
The Panel Array Antenna is your go-to solution for cutting through wireless interference in crowded environments. When attached to a Bolt 1000 or 3000, the antenna provides an extremely robust directional signal that will ensure your signal arrives uninterrupted.
Built-In HDMI to SDI Converter
Perfect for use with MoVI and other gimbals, Bolt’s TX features a built-in HDMI to SDI converter, allowing you to connect both your on-camera monitor and video source via the same device.
Forget About Capture Cards
Bolt’s USB 3.0 GRAB Engine allows you to ingest a Bolt feed directly into a computer or your DIT cart without any added delay or loss of quality.
The Bolt Identity
To better identify which systems are paired on set, a removable top plate on Bolt’s TX and RX can be swapped out for a colorful anodized one.
Built Like a Tank
Bolt is housed in a hardened aluminum chassis designed to withstand years of abuse in both extremely hot and cold conditions. Both the TX and RX feature 1⁄4”-20 holes for mounting to cameras and monitors as well as 2-pin Lemo connectors for power. Unique to Bolt 1000 and 3000, a built-in OLED on the RX allows you to quickly configure the system as well as apply 3D LUTs at the touch of a button.
All kits come with a similar, but not identical, accessory list. Individual Receiver/Transmitter accessories are also fairly similar across the range.
Antenna (Deluxe Kits)
Zero Delay Wireless Video Designed for RED Cameras
Keep your rig lightweight and free of clutter with the new Teradek Bolt for RED DSMC2 cameras. Available in both 1000ft and 3000ft models, the new Bolt DSMC2 mounts directly to the back of your Weapon, Raven, Epic-W, and Scarlett-W, allowing you to operate without additional cables and accessories around the camera. The new Bolt design gives you a looping EVF output and transmits RED’s RCP data as an overlay to connected Bolt receivers. Even better, the Bolt DSMC2 can be sandwiched between additional DSMC2 accessories, giving you complete freedom to customise your workflow with several additional modules available from Offhollywood or the Wooden Camera D-Box… (More to come soon!)
Built for Professionals
Enclosed in a hardened aluminium chassis and fitted with an authentic Lemo power connector, the Cube series of encoders is built for durability and longevity. Cube comes in HD-SDI, HDMI, composite, and dual input models and includes both a line out and mic input for external audio connections.
Stream online over 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G/LTE networks using a mobile hotspot, USB modem, or your smartphone’s data connection. If you require additional bandwidth, Cube 655 allows you to stream over multiple cellular network connections.
Bonded Network Streaming Built In
The Cube 655 allows you to stream over aggregated bandwidth from Ethernet, WiFi, and cellular sources for a more reliable and robust broadcast. Simply connect your Cube to a Sputnik server hosted on your Core account, enable the network connections you wish to use, and begin your broadcast with the streaming protocol of your choice.
Even if you don’t have Ethernet or a cellular modem available, the Cube 655 can bond together up to 4 iPhone LTE connections using the free Teralink application for iOS.
Using the free TeraView and TeraCentral applications for iOS, Cube users can monitor and configure their units over WiFi.
Cube can record your live broadcasts directly to an SD card so you always have a backup just in case.* Each recording is saved with the same resolution and bit rate set on the device.
Dual Inputs: HDMI and 3G-SDI
Wireless Range: Up to 600 ft (depending on WiFi network setup)
Up to 15 Mbits/s
No Internal Battery
Full Size SD Card Recording
Bonding with Teralink
WiFi, Ethernet, USB 3G/4G/LTE
RTMP, MPEG-TS, HLS, RTP/RTSP, TDS
Single Input: HDMI or HD-SDI
Wireless Range: Up to 400 ft (depending on WiFi network setup)
Up to 10 Mbits/s
WiFi models have Li-ION Internal Battery
Micro SD Card Recording
Bonding (with Bond module)
WiFi, Ethernet, USB 3G/4G/LTE
RTMP, MPEG-TS, HLS, RTP/RTSP, TDS
New 700 Series!
Real-Time H.265 and H.264 Encoder
Dual-Band 2.4/5.8 GHz WiFi, Ethernet and USB Interfaces
HDMI and SDI Video Inputs
Built-In Color Grading
On-Board SD Card Recording
Two-Pin LEMO-Type Power Input
Cube Software License Options
MPEG TRANSPORT STREAM
Create a MPEG-TS over IP (TCP or UDP) video stream that is compatible with television broadcast equipment and IPTV set-top boxes. Compatible with all Cube™ Encoders.
How Do I Get the License?
If you have purchased a Cube Encoder previously, place the Cube serial number in the notes section of your order and we will generate the license activation key and e-mail it to you. We will pre-install the license if your order includes a Cube and a License.
Note for Cube Decoders (305,355,405,455) there is no need for this license.
STREAM READER FOR TRICASTER
The StreamReader plugin for TriCaster and lets you import HD video streams from multiple Teradek encoding devices or third-party encoders in MPEG Transport Stream, RTSP or Teradek Streaming (TDS) formats. The plugin has a built-in jitter buffer that compensates for network jitter. Buffer delay can be controlled separately for each camera; the values can be set manually or automatically. Lip-sync correction is also possible on a per-camera basis. When several cameras are used to shoot the same event and camera synchronisation is required, it can be achieved by manually adjusting jitter buffer delays for each camera, or by using the special synchronisation mode, in which the same stream delay is maintained for all cameras that are using this mode.
The BASIC plugin is free and supports the following streaming protocols:
– RTSP from Teradek products
– MPEG Transport Stream over TCP and TCP-Pull
– Teradek Streaming Protocol (TDS)
THIS LICENSE unlocks the following additional modes:
– RTSP feeds from any source
– MPEG Transport Stream over UDP and Multicast
Beam available as individual Rx and Tx units as well as a variety of paired kits with AB or V-Mount
Designed to provide uncompromising video quality at incredible distances, the Beam H.264 transmitter is perfect for ENG backhaul and moving vehicle applications
Transmitting over the unlicensed 5GHz band, Beam can attain distances up to 2500ft, perfect for ENG crews feeding full HD video back to an OB van.
Pristine Video Quality
Beam utilizes H.264 compression (Main profile) and can stream at up to 15 Mbps over its wireless link with just 2 frames of latency. When connected to a LAN, the device can stream up to 30 Mbps.
Built for Broadcasters
With 3G-SDI I/O and your choice of Gold- or V-mount battery plates, Beam seamlessly integrates with all popular professional cameras. An OLED is built-in for quick device configuration and the full duplex RS-422 port offers remote camera control.
Beam can stream to up to 4 receivers simultaneously, allowing you to send your feed to multiple destinations without any loss in video quality or added delay.
Beam supports both the RTSP and MPEG-TS protocols. Beam decoders can also act as an RTSP server, which will re-stream your video feed directly to a local computer.
Beam features a dedicated bi-directional IFB channel, which allows a news operations centre to speak directly to the camera operator in the field.
Beam’s serial RS-422 port allows you to remotely control compatible PTZ cameras with a selectable baud rate up to 384 k/bits.
The VidiU family of streaming products brings your camera, video switcher, or media player live online for everyone to see.
* Recording and ShareLink only available with VidiU Pro
Compatible with any Streaming Platform
VidiU can stream to any online video platform and include native integration with Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Ustream, Facebook, and Twitch.tv, offering a quick and seamless streaming experience.
Need to stream to your own private server? VidiU products are also integrated with Wowza’s Streaming Engine.
Bonded Network Streaming with ShareLink
ShareLink is a new service offered by Teradek that brings professional “bonding” technology to the VidiU Pro. When enabled, it allows you to combine bandwidth from multiple network interfaces to increase your uplink speed for more reliable and higher quality streaming. That means you can go live with up to 6 data connections at once from Ethernet, cellular and/or WiFi sources.
Stream online over dual band 2.4/5 GHz WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G/LTE networks using a mobile hotspot, USB modem or your smartphone’s data connection. VidiU devices also support Adaptive Bitrate streaming, ensuring your live broadcasts always look great despite challenging network conditions.
With the free VidiU app for iOS, you can configure and monitor your live stream right from your smartphone or tablet. VidiU products also include a built-in Li-Ion battery, allowing you to stream tether-free for up to 2 hours.
VidiU Pro can record your live broadcasts directly to an SD card so you always have a backup just in case.* Each recording is saved with the same resolution and bit rate set on the device.
Live:Air Multi-Camera Connectivity
Any HDMI video source connected to a VidiU device can be imported as a live feed into the Live:Air iPad production suite. Need more video sources? Live:Air supports up to 4 simultaneous feeds from cameras connected to VidiU encoders.
Slice rack-mount codecs offer broadcast quality H.264 and HEVC/H.265 encoding and decoding for mission critical applications
Rack-Mount H.264 Codec
Slice supports bit-rates up to 10 Mbps and outputs a variety of stream types, including MPEG-TS, RTMP, RTSP, and RTP Multicast, as well as Teradek’s proprietary TDS protocol for ultra low latency streaming. Perfect for ENG and PAG operations, Slice offers broadcasters a powerful HD solution for IPTV, OTT content, and set-top boxes at an unprecedented price.
Now Available in HEVC / H.265 700 Series! (800 Series 4K Coming Soon!)
Greater encoding performance, better bandwidth utilisation, and incredibly power efficient: our new line of HD H.265 codecs will bring your digital video workflow into the future.
Bond devices support EIA-608 and EIA-708 closed-captioning via H.264 SEI insertion, as per SCTE 128-1.
Slice decoders are the perfect companion to Slice encoders, allowing broadcasters to output 1080p streams up to 10 Mbps via HD-SDI. Each decoder fits in a 1RU rack-mount chassis and can accept feeds from Slice and T-Rax encoders.
Cloud Codec Management Platform
With Core, a single Slice encoder can stream to any number of destinations around the world. From an intuitive drag and drop interface, Core users can configure and route their Teradek encoder feeds to decoders, online video platforms, or even another company’s Sputnik server all in real time.
Learn more about Core
HEVC / H.265 T-Rax Encoder and Decoder Options Coming Soon!
T-Rax is a high-density enterprise-grade H.264 platform that encodes, decodes, and streams video at broadcast quality
High-Density H.264 Codec
Available in a 2RU chassis with an optional redundant power supply, T-Rax supports up to 8 codecs at one time, offering major broadcasters, government agencies, and large businesses an incredibly flexible and modular solution for their IP video needs.
Encoders & Decoders
Each T-Rax encoder comes with an HD-SDI input and supports multiple compression profiles (High, Main, Baseline) up to 15 Mbps. Its decoder cards output via HD-SDI and can decode incoming streams from any T-Rax, Cube or Slice encoder.
T-Rax blades support variable or constant bit rate streaming up to 15 Mbps, closed-captioning, and multiple compression profiles (High, Main, Low). All T-Rax blades support HD-SDI I/O and are compatible with Sputnik and the Core cloud management platform.
COLR is a real-time LUT box, camera control bridge, and HDMI/SDI cross-converter in one tiny package.
COLR integrates with Pomfort LiveGrade Pro, allowing DITs and colourists to give everyone the right look.
Looks Mean Everything
During camera prep, on your cart, through color timing or on camera, COLR enables directors, ACs, and DITs to see what they need. Multiple presets, combining CDL and 3D LUTs, can be stored on the device for quick conversion or custom looks at the touch of a button. For even more control over the look of your footage, COLR Duo offers two fully configurable SDI outputs, allowing you to display two independent 33pt 3D LUTs or even the same LUT across two monitors.
Works with Pomfort LiveGrade
COLR is integrated with Pomfort LiveGrade Pro, giving you fine control over your LUTS using WiFi, Ethernet, or USB. Each LUT can be sent to COLR and applied to your image immediately from within the application.
Monitor Calibration with SpectraCal
Whether your production requires industry standard color and gamma-accurate monitors or large consumer-grade screens, COLR is compatible. With SpectraCal’s CalMAN software, you can use the COLR and COLR Duo to calibrate a video display with a 10-bit 33pt 3D LUT. To learn more, visit the CalMAN Setup Guide.
With COLR as a piece of the puzzle, the Connected Set initiative encourages seamless integration between all Teradek products, ultimately streamlining on and off-set workflows. This will support a consistent workflow throughout the production process, whether on-set with zero delay transmission, iPad monitoring, or for off-site dailies review and final color grading. Stay ahead of the curve via free firmware upgrades and native integration with other Teradek products including Bolt, Cube, and LOKR.
3G-SDI, HDMI Input and Output
A single 33pt 3D LUT
10 Bit (SDI), 8 Bit (HDMI)
Ethernet, USB, 802.11b/g/n/ac
Pomfort LiveGrade, SpectraCal CalMAN
Gigabit Ethernet and USB ports for Camera Control and auxiliary power
Two 3G-SDI Outputs
Two independent 33pt 3D LUT
Ethernet, USB, 802.11b/g/n/ac
Pomfort LiveGrade, SpectraCal CalMAN
Gigabit Ethernet and USB ports for Camera Control and auxiliary power
For mission critical live broadcasts, the Bond line of cellular transmitters offer pristine video quality over redundant network connections, allowing you to go live from any location.
The Teradek Bond line of cellular bonding solutions allows video professionals to broadcast 1080p HD video over aggregated bandwidth from several network interfaces, including 3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, BGAN, Ethernet*, and Fibre. Bond devices utilise hardware-based high profile H.264 compression, resulting in very low power consumption and long run times. Each bonding solution offers a local monitoring capability on iOS devices, quick access to settings via an OLED display, and IFB for communication from the studio to the field. All Bond devices require a Sputnik server, which converts each bonded feed into a standard video format that can be sent to any streaming platform on the Web or to several H.264 decoders.
Built to withstand the toughest news-gathering and live production environments, the Bond series of cell muxers are crafted out of hardened aluminium and include professional Lemo connectors for power. Each model supports up to 6 simultaneous network connections via USB and come in either HDMI or HD-SDI configurations.
Bond devices support variable or constant bit rate streaming up to 10 Mbps, closed-captioning, IFB, and multiple compression profiles (High, Main, Low). Each model can upload video files saved to an SD card or USB drive directly to their Sputnik server or Core account for later use.
All Bond models can aggregate bandwidth from USB modems, WiFi, Ethernet, and BGAN and support the RTMP, RTSP, and MPEG-TS protocols.
For Cube users, the Bond Module can be used to add link aggregation functionality to your existing workflow.
Cloud Codec Management Platform
Core is a cloud management platform where users can view, configure, and route all Teradek codecs and CDN accounts from any device with an Internet connection.
Sputnik Server & Dashboard GUI
Sputnik is Teradek’s free software application between Bond and your streaming destination. Sputnik is designed to run on a Linux computer either in the cloud using Amazon EC2) or on a local server with a single, publicly addressable TCP port. The software recombines the packets from your cellular modems into a cohesive stream that can be sent to an H.264 decoder or viewed online.
Now Available with NODE 4G/LTE Modems!
Node is a high performance 3G / 4G / LTE modem that provides exceptional connectivity and weather resistance. The modem connects to Bond via your choice of USB or 4-pin connector, with the latter offering superior coupling to the chassis.
Specifications and Details For New Bond Modules and Node Modems Coming Soon!
Bond Pro Product Highlights
» Six USB slots for 3G/4G/LTE modems, BGAN, Ethernet, WiFi
Bond II Product Highlights
» Six USB Slots
Bond Product Highlights
» Stream Over Multiple Cellular Networks
Core is a IP video management platform that allows you to route, record, and remotely manage your Teradek codecs from anywhere in the world. For NAB 2017, we’re introducing real-time transcoding as a feature, allowing you to set the specific bit rate and resolution requirements for any destination you stream to. Core transcoding allows you to get the most out of your Teradek HEVC codecs. Since H.265 adoption is still growing, many platforms and hardware systems still require video feeds in the AVC format. With transcoding, you can stream to your Core account in HEVC and then transcode to AVC for content delivery, saving you plenty of bandwidth overhead in the process. We’re also introducing MPEG-TS ingest for Core, which allows you to stream from third-party encoders directly into your Core account. (More About Core)
Monitor your 360º live production on an iPad and stream it directly to the web, all at the same time.
Any Rig in Any Environment
Compatible with any HDMI or HD-SDI camera, Sphere is the most flexible 360º monitoring and streaming solution for 4-camera VR rigs. Its 4 USB ports offer an integrated power solution for GoPro rigs and its stereo analog audio input allows you to embed the output of your soundboard right into the live feed.
Sphere also includes twin Lemo connectors for redundant power and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for Internet connectivity and attaching a second Sphere unit.
Sphere Stitching Engine
Sphere is unique in that it doesn’t require a PC to stitch panoramic footage into a 360º format. Instead, the stitching engine is iOS based and offers real-time compositing of up to 8 1080p camera feeds, allowing you and your crew to be more mobile than ever before.
Stitching Configuration Options
The Sphere iOS application offers numerous parameters for tweaking your 360º footage to your liking. In addition to multiple lens correction options, you can adjust the image rotation and edge alignment of your stitch from the app’s intuitive UI.
Color Calibration Settings
Users can calibrate each camera’s white balance, tint, and color profile right from the Sphere application. If you need a quick calibration, the application can color match across all video feeds at the same time to provide a balanced image instantly.
Analog & Spatial Audio
Sphere supports embedded and analog audio, as well as spatial audio, which will allow you to define a custom sonic experience for your 360º footage.
The Sphere iOS application allows you to save individual 360º snapshots and your stitched video footage directly to your iPad’s hard drive in MP4 format.
Wireless and Internet Connectivity
Sphere connects to wireless access points and the Internet via a 10/100 Ethernet jack. To enhance the wireless range of your Sphere stream, we recommend connecting the device to a Ubiquiti access point for a robust WiFi signal up to several thousand feet.
Support for up to 8 Cameras
Should you need more than 4 cameras for your 360º production, a second Sphere can be daisy-chained using the device’s 10/100 Ethernet port.
Watch the Introduction to Teradek Sphere Video!
Teradek manufactures wireless video devices for remote video capture, camera control, real-time monitoring, colour correction and webcasting. For complex IP video systems, Teradek’s cloud-based workflow management platform allows users to remotely operate a fleet of Teradek encoders in real-time from anywhere in the world. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
Teradek’s line of encoders provide all the necessary options to stream to any platform of your choice and includes native integration with Facebook, Ustream, YouTube Live, Livestream, and Wowza, offering a quick and seamless streaming experience.
Teradek H.264 codecs offer broadcasters several powerful options for video transmission and distribution over local IP networks and the Internet. Cost-effective and incredibly capable, Teradek codecs are known for their versatility, low latency, and pristine image quality.
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