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picture, bright display and ease of use. Once paired, you simply switch on the Rx and it links to the Tx in a few seconds. They found the monitors especially useful for checking that shots were covered during OBs doc style group conversations.” Moving on to Pinewood Studios is David Palmer from Movitech Camera Rentals who comments “It’s stable, easy to connect, to sync up between the Tx and Rx; very user friendly. We’ve bought some small brackets to mount it on our Preston or Arri remote focus systems. It’s been out on high profile commercials - three or four focus pullers at the top of their field have used it and they’ve all praised it and found it very fit for purpose.” “It has a dual use when used with a further TitanHD2 Rx, available separately. You have a single Tx on the camera; you have a Rx in the video village, and then the focus puller has the StarliteRF monitor with its built in receiver so he can check and adjust focus remotely with no cables to tie him down. Previous Transvideo wireless systems were good, but this is a step forward because the Tx is very small and the Rx is built in to the monitor.” “We tested the system for interference here at Pinewood Studios - wifi signals everywhere- everyone’s got a phone and tablet: all the studio and sound stage activities going on, the air waves are extremely crowded, but we’ve had no interference problems.” Finally DoP Adi Geisegger who specialises in aerial and mountain cinematography and photography working mainly in Austria and Germany had this to say “With a friend I designed a wing mount for my Freefly M VI M10, the end result eliminating vibration. Transvideo’s TitanHD2 Tx at the camera transmits to the StarliteRF mounted in the cockpit. The wireless link provides a quick, easy and reliable way to monitor what I’m shooting. The wireless range is impressive; On our 1.2km long airfield, I sat on the ground with the monitor at one end with the camera on the plane, and it transmitted perfectly along the whole length of the airfield. The Sony battery on the monitor rear gives around 40 minutes of operation, very good.” “I use the M VI a lot, and in helicopters too, and the StarliteRF is especially good conveniently mounted on the cross bar of the gimbal. When the ARRI ALEXA Mini was close to launch I was asked by ARRI to make a short film you’ll find on Vimeo, ‘The Focus’. I used the StarliteARRI 5” recorder-monitor on this and I was able to adjust camera parameters like ISO, shutter speed, start/stop and aperture directly from the touch screen of the monitor–easier and quicker than having to locate and adjust the camera controls.” TO FIND OUT MORE THEN VISIT transvideo.eu starliterf.com KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 119 NOVEMBER 2016 | 53