Bolt 500 3G-SDI/HDMI Video Tx/2Rx Transceiver Set

    The Bolt 500 Transceiver Set comes with one Transmitter and two Receivers.

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    The Bolt 500

    With highly refined software, new wireless radios, and a redesigned chassis, these new models are the most reliable and capable monitoring solutions we have ever built. Metadata and timecode support, 3D LUTs, dual inputs/outputs, multicast capable (1 Transmitter can multicast up to 4 Receivers), manual frequency selection and USB 3.0 GRAB Engine are all included on these new models but with the following new features:

    Longer Range

    Transmit visually lossless video up to 500ft with no delay.

    20% Smaller Chassis

    Not just smaller, but lighter too, allowing these models to integrate into any rig unnoticed.

    Individual Identity

    Easily identify which Bolt TX and RX work together with removable colored top plates.

    Rapid Reconnection

    Reconnect times during a dropped link are now instantaneous once you move back into range.

    Built-In HDMI to SDI Converter

    Perfect for use with MoVI and other gimbals, Bolt’s TX has a built-in HDMI to SDI converter, allowing you to connect both your on-camera monitor and video source via the same device.

    More Robust Than Ever Before

    Reach your Bolt’s full range and potential right out of the box with new software that provides the most robust wireless link we’ve ever created.

    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.

    Diagram displaying Bolt 1000 and Bolt 3000 being used on 20Mhz/40MHz Channels

    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.

    Bolt 100 and 3000 display of dimension and weight

    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.

    Diagram of Bolt transmitter multicasting to Cube Encoders, Handheld monitors, Monitors and switchers
    Spectrum graph display of the additional channels the Bolt is capable of streaming

    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.

    Diagram of Bolt transmitter multicasting to Cube Encoders, Handheld monitors, Monitors and switchers

    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.

    Display of Cross conversion of Bolt on Inputs and outputs

    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.

    For a detailed list of supported products, please visit our Knowledge Base.

    A Bolt Receiver in hand with icons for timecode and metadata

    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.

    Use of the built-in HDMI to SDI converter on the Bolt Transmitter by connecting the output to a smallHD monitor

    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.

    Bolt with a USB3 Cable about to be connected utilizing the GRAB engine
    Bolt Colored plates to identify Bolt Sets

    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.

    schematic drawings of Bolt to showing its rugged design

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