Teradek, known for developing wireless monitoring solutions, just announced the Bolt 4K LT Max — and it’s quite an impressive release from the company.
The Teradek Bolt 4K LT Max is a 4K HDR wireless video transmitter-receiver capable of wirelessly controlling cinema cameras at extremely long distances.
Let’s take a look at the LT Max’s three key features:
High-quality video transmission
The LT Max can send 10-bit 4:2:2 video at up to 4Kp30 via HDMI and 1080p60 via SDI. With these offerings, the LT Max should deliver exceptionally sharp images. Also, its inclusion of HDR should make images rich in color and detail. It allows users to monitor footage in HDR with little to no delay.
Insane wireless range
Teradek claims the Bolt 4K LT Max can wirelessly control cameras from 750 to 5,000+ feet of range which, if true, is a pretty substantial feat. Admittedly, most productions won’t need wireless operation at this level. However, higher-end productions (those with major stunts) will find this feature extremely helpful. For instance, if there’s going to be a controlled explosion on set, the crew can monitor the shot from a safe distance.
If you want to monitor the footage the LT Max is transmitting, you can. All footage is monitorable through the free Teradek Bolt app, available for iOS and Android. The app wirelessly pairs with the device — opening another way to monitor the footage.
Pricing and availability
The Bolt 4K LT Max is out now for a hefty price of $10,990. At that price, it will likely be overkill for smaller productions. However, for larger productions with the budget and the need for wireless control, it has the specs on paper to be an important addition to the set.