Boxx TV Will Demonstrate Enhancements for Their Meridian RF and Zenith Transmitters
The SDI loop on the transmitter consists of SDI in and SDI out and composite connections and will provide two feeds, when the camera does not have two SDI outputs.
Boxx TV’s portable receiver now has dual SDI and composite connections and the company’s broadcast receiver also offers the same dual SDI Out and composite connections plus a component connection and an LCD monitor.
Camera operator Scott Walker, who is a founding director of Boxx TV explains: “It’s essential for Steadicam operators to have an instant view, to give them a feel for the video they are getting, and we’ve added this to the system after requests from our customers. This is what they ideally need for all live TV shows and sports events.”
Boxx TV’s Meridian system was designed for high quality, zero delay, robust transmissions and offers secure encrypted transmissions over the license-exempt channels. It has less than one millisecond delay for HD video has become the system of choice for video assist on Hollywood movies. It has also been used with Steadicams on live Saturday Night shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, and Britain’s Got Talent, and numerous other TV shows and films, award ceremonies and large screen presentations.
Zenith is Boxx Tv’s wireless ENG system for longer ranges, and is designed for use in stadiums and other outdoor sports and news situations.
A significant change in this latest model is the reduction of latency from four frames to two, which keeps the signal in lip sync, making the Zenith ideal for live news and sports.
As well as reduced delay, Boxx TV has added three useful features to help the camera operator on set. There is an SDI loop feature which allows an additional monitor, such as a Steadicam monitor, to display the camera image that is being sent to the director’s monitor. There is also a remote control feature for the Iris and Tally light, and a built in talkback system, which gives the camera operator instant communication with other people on set – which could replace hand held talkback radios in this situation.
Boxx TV’s Zenith transmitter and receiver operate in the licence-exempt 5.1 – 5.9 GHz band, and provide reliable links over ranges up to 1km, and have achieved distances as long as 30km in a point-to-point set-up. The Zenith system uses H.264 encoding and 1080i/60p and is offered in two versions, for HDMI or HD SDI input.
The new Tally and Iris control operate on the same licence-exempt frequency.
Boxx TV will be demonstrating the new Meridian with its SDI loop and the latest version of Zenith at NAB 2014. Existing Meridian customers will be able to upgrade to the SDI loop feature at the booth.
About Boxx TV:
Boxx TV provides revolutionary microwave broadcast equipment designed around ease of use by technical and industry professionals.
This ground-breaking technology has been especially designed for the needs of live-to-air broadcasts, ENG operations and is also ideal for Steadicam, portable field monitoring or video-assist applications.
Today Boxx TV offers an affordable range of products designed with an understanding of the way that camera operators like to work.