For this video, we hooked up a ReplayXD camera to a Cube 255 and mounted the units to the motorcycle with a cheeseplate. The chase van (yep, a mini van), placed Link w/ a V-mount battery on the front dash. We used 4 modems for this test.
We streamed over 300 ft via WiFi from the bike to the van going 80mph on the 5 freeway. While Link transmitted the content live to Livestream.com, we were able to monitor the feed in the van with an iPad simply by connecting to Link's WiFi network and launching TeraCentral.
The new Cube x55, like the original, is a camera-top wireless HD video encoder that connects with HDMI, HD-SDI, or composite cameras. The unit streams via dual-band WiFi, an Ethernet port, or a single 3G/4G USB modem.
The new Cube x55 includes all of the same great features of the original Cube such as a compact aluminum chassis, comprehensive transport protocol support like RTP/RTSP/RTMP/MPEG-TS, and a variety of camera inputs. To bring Cube to the next level, Teradek has added a variety of important new features such as:
OLED:Cube’s new OLED enables users to rapidly change and review the settings of their unit in addition to providing real-time feedback for filenames, recording status, and wireless connectivity. No longer are computers or iPads needed for configuration; every feature is a simple click away.
LI-ION BATTERY:Cube’s built-in Li-ION battery will give users up to 2 hours of runtime, which allows for seamless battery swapping or quick broadcasts. The battery can also be charged from an AC adapter or even a suitable external battery such as an Anton Bauer.
MIMO ACCESS POINT:The new MIMO access point feature greatly improves wireless performance and enables special features such as wireless camera control for devices without a WiFi capability built in, and ensures improved connectivity from an iPad or Android tablets.
AUDIO OUTPUT: Cube now comes with a headphone output for immediate audio monitoring.
MICRO SD:The micro SD slot enables the new Cube to save onboard proxy recordings in real-time. The recorded files will also be automatically synced to your proxy server over WiFi or cellular connections.
MICRO USB:Cube’s micro USB port will charge the new internal battery and will connect with a computer’s USB port for hardwired configuration.
The new Cube also supports dozens of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), including UStream, Justin.tv, Livestream, Youtube Live, and many others. Keep an eye on teradek.tumblr.com and teradek.com for more information about the new Cube.
Teradek are partnering with Orange County based F-Stop Aerial Media, and New York based Livestream.com to develop a live-to-the-Internet HD streaming video solution for live event broadcasting. This video is from a successful test showing that Cube's WiFi radio does not interfere with the helicopter's control system.
This system can be used for live webcasts, and also filmmaking applications where the media is recorded in-camera, but the video is used for camera operating.
Two work flows are shown here. Video is transmitting from the Canon 7D via the Cube HDMI Encoder over WiFi. On the receiving side, a Cube HD-SDI Decoder is displaying video on a SmallHD handheld monitor making a small self contained monitoring rig. The second workflow is live video to the Web using Livestream, either directly from the Cube to Livestream using the new native integration, or through Telestream's Wirecast, allowing multiple cameras being mixed and edited live on a laptop before streaming to Livestream.
Teradek are manufacturers of Cube, the world's first camera-top HD video encoder. Cube streams HD video over WiFi locally or over the Internet.
F-Stop Aerial Media own and operate two purpose radio controlled helicopter camera platforms, and leaders in RC helicopter filmmaking.
Livestream is building a next-generation live cable operator. One that is global, social, user friendly, reaching all devices and accessible to anyone interested in broadcasting live video experience - for free.