London-based VMI has become the first camera rental company to buy Teletest’s HD video wireless link, the Telesend. Teletest claims to provide the world’s only portable LCD monitor with an internal HD receiver.
Transmitting a broadcast-quality signal up to 70m, the Telesend offers users a choice of HD video and stereo audio transmitters which can be used with most batteries. The 7-inch monitor also features a “directors guard” to stop “wandering directors fingers” from adjusting the settings, leaving the director only to turn the monitor on and off or adjust the volume.
The HD-SDI and HDMI Telesend transmitter can be mounted on any broadcast camera using a choice of V-Lock plates or can be carried in a shoulder or waist bag when using smaller cameras. The transmitter is small enough to mount on 15mm rod systems.
VMI’s managing director, Barry Bassett said, “We are excited to be the first to offer these new Telesend kits to drama and documentary producers. These are excellent products because directors love the lightweight and compact LCD monitor with the receiver built in. The DFS auto tuning makes them simple to use and the range compares favourably with WEVI. We chose the smaller HDMI only transmitters as they fit perfectly on our DSLR and C300 rigs.”
Since it was established in 1979, VMI has been a supplier of cameras and lenses to companies throughout the UK and internationally, including Tiger Aspect, Hat Trick, Bentley, Big Talk and the BBC.