I've had the chance to try out the "Hollyland Cosmo 600 TX-RX" wireless video.
At first glance it really looks like something from outer space. Pricing is very cheap (around 2K for a 1 receiver set-up) considering the much more expensive Teradek's but here's why:
good price / quality range
pretty decent image
good quality built cables
rather flimsy chassis / unresponsive plastic buttons
pairing is very slow
the receiver is VERY big
If you're on a tight budget the Hollyland Cosmo 600 will do the job. The image is a little bit "smudged out" when the signal is too far out of reach and because of the linear antenna's you REALLY need to mount the TX upright on the camera, I've noticed when mounting it sideways the image is lost after 100ft. Going in and out from playback takes a will before the image pop's back up.
When in a high-speed production I wouldn't suggest using the Cosmo, but would opt for the Teradek range.
Software-wise it's exactly the same as the Tilta MAX range wireless video transmitters.
Every time I read a review of one of these non-Vitec units, the one thing I find is missing is a picture of the RF spray from the transmitter - I was doing a prep at Panavision last year and all of a sudden everyone's wireless video cuts out in all the bays. Everyone was very confused, when we realised there was a Chinese wireless unit in the middle of all of us and it was emitting such a strong signal that it was interfering with everyone else's units...
I'd love to see a Hollyland unit transmitter setup next to an RF meter to see what its putting out - with increasingly crowded sets these days, its a very real concern...
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