Vaxis has announced the ATOM 600 KV which has been made specifically for use with the RED KOMODO.
It is a stand-alone TX unit that doesn’t come with a receiver, however, it is compatible with any Vaxis ATOM RX unit. You can also transmit simultaneously to up to three mobile devices over WiFi, and use the Vaxis Vision app to view images. Currently, the app only works with iOS devices, but an Android version will be coming.
It has been designed to integrate seamlessly with the RED KOMODO and it attaches directly to the rear battery mount. It also has a V-lock battery plate on the back. In a nice design move, Vaxis has made it possible to either keep the V-mount plate upright or you can remove four screws and turn it vertically. Turning it vertically probably works well if you are using mini V-lock batteries.
The ATOM 600 KV offers a 600 feet (182.8m) line of sight transmission range, with a claimed latency of less than 80ms.
It also features an OLED display, power pass-thru, and an SDI/HDMI loop out. It supports up to 1080p 60fps/1080i 60 transmission.
- Customized battery plate for Red Komodo, power pass-thru
- Adjustable horizontal/vertical plate installation
- 600ft transmission range, for long-term REC and streaming stability
- Less than 80ms latency
- SDI / HDMI loop out
- Built-in HDMI & SDI signal converter
- Real-time APP monitoring
- Supports 13 channels, auto channel scan and selection
- Smart fan for temperature control
- OLED screen for easy information access
- Scan QR code to monitor
- OTA / APP firmware upgrade
- Pass-code protection
- Audio-video 100% in sync
- Switch by your needs: image prior / latency prior
- Supports up to 1080p 60fps/1080i 60
- USB-C port for firmware upgrade and 5V/2A power output
The Atom 600 KV has a built-in smart fan. A good thing about it is that you can turn it on/off or control its fan speed with the left button, according to your need at the shooting scene.
Price & Availability
The Atom 600 kV will retail for $749 USD.
You can also get the ATOM 600 KV kit that includes the Atom 600 KV and an ATOM 500 SDI RX for $999 USD.
While this looks like a good solution for a RED KOMODO, you do have to take into account that the ATOM 600 KV has been designed specifically for that camera. It is not something you could easily use with any other camera. It also forces you to use a V-lock battery and takes away your ability to run the camera off much smaller Canon BP-9 batteries.