The 4K HDR wireless video system will begin shipping in June.
The system offers interoperability, allowing any model range to transmit and receive from the other. (For instance, a Bolt 4K 750 is compatible with a Bolt 4K 1500.)
Bolt 4K transmits 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR video at a range of up to 1,500' line-of-sight over the unlicensed 5GHz band, and it can multicast to six receivers simultaneously. For HDR workflows, Bolt 4K supports the HDR-10, PQ and HLG standards and can transport extended camera metadata, timecode and record triggers over the wireless link.
Like Teradek’s existing Bolt devices, Bolt 4K offers protection against prying eyes with AES-256 encryption and RSA 1024 key pairing.
To simplify the use of wireless video on set, Teradek has also launched a free iOS application to manage and monitor every parameter of Bolt 4K in real time with a smartphone. Users can connect to Bolt 4K via Bluetooth to manage transmitter/receiver pairing, wireless channel selection and the application of 3-D LUTs.
The app also offers a real-time quality and range analyzer to determine the best transmission distance for a given area, as well as the 5GHz spectrum analyzer to detect congestion on specific channels.
Bolt 4K will begin shipping in June.