14 May 2020

Serv Pro or Bolt: WiFi for Low Latency Transmission? Serv Pro and Bolt compared


On-set wireless monitoring is now standard on set, and Teradek is the de facto manufacturer of choice. Within the Teradek line-up, there are two local monitoring options, the Bolt and the Serv Pro.

For anyone new to cable-free monitoring, here’s a quick buyer’s guide. If you want a short answer, this is it: Bolt is the monitoring choice for critical camera operating and lens control; Serv Pro is perfect for everyone else on or near set who doesn’t require specialist tools, colour accuracy or ultra-low latency.

 

Bolt XT

Bolt 4K

Serv Pro

HD Transmission format 10-Bit 4:2:2 HD up-to 60p 10-Bit 4:2:2 HD up-to 120p HD encoded to H.264
4K Transmission format - 10-Bit 4:2:2 DCI 4K up-to 60p -
HDR Support - HDR10, PQ, HLG -
Delay Sub-1 frame 2-4 frames
 

Transmission

Transmission band 5GHz (certified 20MHz and 40MHz channels) 802.11 (2.4/5Ghz) WiFi
Security AES-256 encryption AES-256 encryption & RSA 1024 key pairing Secure password required
 

Connection and Transmission

Connect / re-connect time Fast Near instant with app Depends on network conditions
Spectrum Analyser 5 GHz + DFS -
Max Native Transmission range 1,000m 500m 100m
Enhanced Transmission range 10,000m with Bolt 10K 1,600m with Array 4K Panel 300m
 

Receiver Features

Type of receiver Dedicated receiver, or SmallHD Rx monitor iOS or Android device with VUER app
Max number of receivers 4 6 (unlimited with Bolt 4K Max) 4 or 10 with Teradek Link
Multi-cam support No No Yes, Up-to 4
Timecode Yes Yes No
LUT/CDL Support Yes Yes
Framing guides Yes, on pro monitors* Yes
Frame grab Yes, on pro monitors* Yes
De-squeeze Yes, on pro monitors* Yes
Peaking / zebras Yes, on pro monitors* Yes
Waveform/histogram Yes, on pro monitors* Yes
 

Power Options

Power Gold/V-mount/ DC in DC in
 

App Features

App support Teradek Bolt app for configuration, management and fast pairing Teradek VUER app for remote monitoring and picture management

*supported on all recent SmallHD monitors

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