miniCASTER releases new Beam product
miniCASTER BEAM is suitable for the film and television live production sector. The WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) technology makes it possible to transmit uncompressed HDTV and video data up to 1080p in the licence-free 5 GHz band and non-line of sight, thereby producing a high quality real-time video stream. With this technology miniCASTER offers a new freedom of range – distances up to 100 meters can be covered and the latency is less than 1ms.
The transmitter is connected to the camera, the RX-device is connected to an external monitor. More freedom of movement is provided by the extremely small and light design – with substantially lower weight than previous systems. The modules are quick and easy to mount on cameras and to the set using 3/8” screws.
The miniCASTER Beam comes as uni- or multicast device: the unicast solution allows up to four different camera signals to be transmitted simultaneously, while the multicast device allows up to four viewers to receive the camera signal (the “director’s view”) at the same time.
“With the miniCASTER Beam you are free in movement and the crew gets the possibility to get exactly the same view of the production,” says miniCASTER CEO Michael Westphal. “This saves time and money, plus it makes their lives so much easier.”