Hollyland announces new Pyro wireless video transmission system

Hollyland Technology has announced the launch of its new Pyro wireless video transmission system. The Pyro range includes the Pyro H, Pyro S and Pyro 7 and delivers multi-person mobile wireless image transmission.

Multiple receivers

The Pyro system supports one transmitter and up to four receivers so you can send your video to multiple monitors. Hollyland has also developed its own 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz auto dual-band frequency Hopping (ADH) wireless technology. This reduces lag, improves range, and provides enhanced anti-interference capabilities. In addition, the ADH technology means that you can send 4K 30 fps video up to 437 yards (400 meters). Hollyland says that the system has minimal latency.

Pyro system

The Pyro system has three different options, the Pyro H, Pyro S, and Pyro 7. The Pyro H has HDMI Input/Output and Loopout. This means you can connect the transmitter to your camera and use the loopout port for your camera monitor. If you need SDI, the Pyro S features both HDMI and SDI Input/Output, so it’s suitable for professional shooting and smaller commercial projects. Finally, the Pyro 7 supports both HDMI and SDI Input/Output and Loopout, allowing you to choose the best connection for equipment. The Pyro series also supports USB Video Class (UVC) and Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) for easy device connectivity and streaming.

User configurable

With the Pyro system, you can optimize video monitoring performance to suit your requirements. Using the easy mode selection interface, you can opt for smooth frame rate and low latency, or enhanced video clarity. In Smooth mode, Pyro keeps the video transmission smooth by dynamically adjusting the bitrate. This achieves a latency of only 50 ms for ultra-long-distance transmission. Alternatively, HD mode provides superior image quality. The option uses a stable bitrate of 8-12 Mbps even at a range of 1,300 ft (400 m) to ensure clear visuals.

Build quality

The Pyro system components have a lightweight aerospace-grade magnesium-aluminum alloy shell. This keeps them portable while ensuring they are robust enough for life on set. The Pyro H and Pyro S also have a color LCD control display on both the transmitter and receiver. You use this to access the intuitive user interface and change settings. In addition, the Pyro 7 wireless monitoring and transmission system includes its own built-in 7-inch monitor. However, the Pyro S and Pyro H only display video on external monitors.

What we think

The new Hollyland Pyro wireless video transmission system is a great solution for smaller or medium-sized teams. The three Pyro models in the Series mean you can choose the option that best matches your setup. You can also start with a single transmitter and receiver and then add more receivers as your business grows. In addition, it’s useful to be able to configure the video performance for smoothness or clarity as you need it. The Hollyland Pyro system delivers a lot of features without breaking the bank. If you are looking for a wireless video transmission system, you should take a look at what Pyro has to offer.

Pricing and availability

Hollyland says that the Pyro S Wireless Video Transmission System is launching globally on May 22, 2024. A complete system with one transmitter and one receiver retails at $699. You can also buy transmitters and receivers separately for $349 each.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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