The Teradek Serv Pro iOS/Android and macOS monitoring tool, can now be used to send a feed off-set for total crew collaboration. In these unprecedented times, companies have been leveraging technology that helps to keep crew safe while also allowing them to produce content remotely.
If you aren’t familiar with the Teradek Serv Pro, it is a wireless video transmitter that creates its own Wifi network. This enables you to stream live HD video from your camera, video switcher, or DIT cart to up to 10 devices including iOS/Android or MacOS. Each feed is viewable at just 2 frames of delay and includes a stereo audio signal embedded within the stream. Serv includes both HDMI and 3G-SDI inputs and is equally at home mounted to a camera, on a DIT cart, or at video village.
I did an extensive review on the Serv Pro a few years ago and you can see that here.
How do you update your Serv Pro?
All you need to do is download the free Serv Pro firmware update 2.1.5 to add off-set client and crew viewing. With this new update, Serv can be used with Core, Teradek’s cloud-based management system, to send video feeds to viewers anywhere in the world. This upgrade is completely free to owners of Serv Pro, and all you need to add to your workflow is a Core account.
Now, you do need to factor in the cost of a Core account to stream video off-set, and that cost will depend on your requirements.
While a lot of more affordable wireless video devices that stream to smartphones and tablets have come to market in recent years, the Teradek Serv Pro still has the best UI by a big margin.