At IBC 2015 we met with Transvideo to discuss a great new product we were all keen to know more about, the Starlite HDRF! And what is even better is that just a few days later we had the perfect opportunity to test it out…
A brief introduction;
The Starlite HD3G-SDI Oled Monitor measures just 5″ – the size of a smartphone, in fact with the growth of the size of smartphones that is happening, it’s smaller than some! What we have really seen recently is the trend and requirements in equipment to be reduced in size and weight, and here is another example of a great product doing just that, weighing just 0.4lbs! The device includes a touch screen panel to further the ease of use of this equipment. The housing is extremely rugged, machined in aviation-grade aluminium – a wide range of accessories is planned, from battery support to detachable sun hood and more.
A Few Specs;
3G / HD-SDI input + reclocked output
5″ OLED touch screen with wide color gamut (EBU)
Extremely lightweight: 190g / 0.4lbs
5-44v DC power input through Lemo2 “mini”
Low power consumption
Only SD cards Class10 must be used in the StarliteHD.
Transvideo recommends SanDisk SD cards.
Another important element to this is the Transvideo Wireless Camera Link – The receiver for the wireless camera link is embedded into the Starlite HD
The retail price for the receiver and transmitter is estimated at 5700€
This is the only product on the market currently of its size with an embedded receiver.
One person at IBC remarked “Where is the cable, there must be a cable” after having been impressed by the reliability and strength of the transmission
There is currently no measurement for the distance that is able to be achieved without loosing signal, it is known to be able to reach 80m with no issues, and so we saw the perfect opportunity to test out this great piece of kit…
Introducing our event ‘ALTA – Airborne at CVP’
On September 17th and 18th two members of the Freefly team came to CVP Midlands to demo the ALTA and the full MōVI range at CVP. We had the ARRI Alexa Mini ready to mount on the ALTA and so we had to take advantage of this great opportunity to test the Transvideo StarliteHD.
We attached to StarliteHD to the ARRI WCU-4, which is ARRI’s wireless compact unit, combining three axis of lens control with a lens data display, the unit weighs approximately 780g including battery (without monitor), ergonomically designed it takes into account the necessary comfort factor of a handheld device on a long working day.