Industry-leading wireless video maker Teradek has launched the ACE 800, a new wireless transmission system for professional filmmakers looking for some extra range, but a more affordable price.
Some of you may recall, the Teradek ACE 500, which was announced at this year’s NAB Show; the ACE 500 is Teradek’s entry-level, budget oriented, zero-delay wireless video system for videographers, one-man band operations, and just about anyone shooting video after a no-frills, and reliable wireless video transmission system that doesn’t break the bank.
Well, the ACE 500 is neat and all, having a proper BNC connection in the form of SDI is a must for some productions. And for those seeking more than 500 feet of range, Teradek has come up with the Ace 800.
Much like the 500, the Teradek ACE 800 is an affordable, no-frills, zero delay wireless video system capable of sending a solid 1080p/60 signal to a monitor within 800 ft. range over the license-free 5Ghz band even in the most crowded environments thanks to Teradek’s intelligent RF design. The ACE 800 can multi-cast to up to 4 receivers and features an SDI In, an SDI Out, in addition to HDMI.
Teradek ACE 800 Features/Highlights:
Lossless up to 1080p/60 wireless video to:
up to 4 receivers
Zero delay video transmission
SDI input with SDI & HDMI output
- 3 x built-in 1/4 20-inch mounting points
- Durable aluminium-milled chassis
- 2-pin locking power connector
- Optional battery plates:
- Dual Sony L-Series
- Canon LP-E6,
- Sony BP-U
- Canon BP-9 style batteries
- TX/RX set is priced at $2,490 USD
The Teradek ACE 800 is priced at $2,490 USD for a TX/RX set, and Teradek say users will benefit from the same reliability their more upscale Bolt line, but still benefit from the the ACE line lower price tag.
As with any more affordable gear, there are downside as to be expect, and one of them is that the Ace 800 is not compatible with any other Teradek zero-delay transmitters or receivers, including Bolt or Ace 500. This is a bit of a bummer, but worth to note for all of you out there thinking of mixing & matching.
On the flip-side, I know you’ve already been inundated with Black Friday deals already, as it is this time of the year already, but these deals are really worth shouting about.
Note: I will add more Teradek and related deals to this thread as they come about.
Teradek Black Friday Deals (as of 11/24):
- $1,500 OFF Bolt 4K 750 TX/RX Set – Teradek/B&H
- $1,500 OFF Bolt 4K 750 Deluxe Kit – Teradek/B&H
- 20% OFF Bolt 500 DSMC2 & Bolt 500 XT RX – Teradek/B&H
- 20% OFF Bolt 1000 DSMC2 & Bolt 1000 XT RX – Teradek/B&H
- Save $150 on Bolt Necessities Bundle Long-Range
- Compatible with Teradek Bolt 2000, 3000
- get the deal at Teradek
- Save $150 on Bolt Necessities Bundle Mid-Range
- Compatible w/ Bolt 500, 600, 1000
- get the deal at Teradek
To learn more about the Teradek ACE 800 head over to Teradek.
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