Reliable Wireless HD Video Performance Connex Mini

A short while back Amimon made available a Wireless HD Video Kit primarily targeted for Drone use called the Connex. The Connex kit could stream Full 1080p HD Video up to 60fps at a distance of 3300ft with incredibly low latency. The kit, not originally designed for video shooters was quickly modified by Camera Motion Research and has since been a popular affordable choice for those looking to send wireless HD video.

This year Amimon released a new kit called the Connex Mini. This system works exactly the same, except it now comes in a much smaller size, requires less power, and does not include a cooling fan like the original Connex (completely silent). Once again Camera Motion Research has created special accessories for the Connex Mini to allow video shooters to use with simple plug and play.

Keep in mind the Connex Mini does not stream audio, but the main stand out features for the Connex Mini are it's compact size, stream long distances up to 1600 ft, almost zero latency, and more importantly the ability Multicast up to 4 receivers (if you're looking to expand your kit in the future). These combined features are normally only found on more expensive systems.

So what other applications would need Wireless HD Video? Besides drone use, or on set sending feed to a director's monitor, this can be setup on a gimbal or Steadicam while someone else pulls focus remotely (low latency is important on this one). It can also be used on a Cable Cam setup or to send wireless video back to a Multicam Switcher during live events. There's multiple reasons why you may one day require wireless video, and the Connex Mini is a good option to keep in your radar. You can get more information about the Connex Mini and custom accessories available from Camera Motion Research at CAMOTIONLLC.com (here).

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4 thoughts on “Reliable Wireless HD Video Performance Connex Mini

  1. Post author

    @Gabe - Hmm that's super strange. All of my cables work. I haven't run into any problems powering up my Video Assist. I've used a portable 12V battery, i've used D-tap (14V), and even used a 7V battery connected to an LP-E6 dummy battery (attached to the back). Are you using the same BMVA as me? Or are you using the 4K version? Every cable i've tried seems to work, even homemade ones.

  2. Gabe

    Long-time follower, appreciate all the expertise you provide! Hardly relevant question, but I noticed you are using the 12v power option on the Video Assist - could you advise which cable you are using? I have a smattering of 12v cables and none seem to do the trick. Upon asking Blackmagic, they stated the only 12v supply they recommend is the included AC adapter.

    Thanks!

  3. Post author

    @greg greenhaw - Well the system is very small, and most people may not be using a v-mount with this. If you wanted to power this from V-mount, they do sell a cable. And if you remove the custom bracket, you could literally just use industrial Velcro and tape it to the back of your V-Mount battery. Its incredibly small and lightweight.

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