Hollyland was showing its new Mars M1 Enhanced Wireless Monitoring & Transmission system at Inter BEE 2023 in Japan.
The Mars M1 Enhanced combines a transmitter, receiver, and monitor to create an all-in-one solution. You can switch between the transmitter and receiver modes in the settings interface, and a single Mars M1 Enhanced transmitter can connect with up to two receivers or four mobile device apps.
The Mars M1 Enhanced also features the ability to turn the wireless functionality off so you can use it as a stand-alone monitor.
- Wirelessly Monitor Video from up to 450′
- Transmitter & Receiver Mode Switching
- New Capsule Antennas & Record/Playback
- 5.5″ Touchscreen 1920 x 1080 Display
- Up to 4K30 Video SDI Input, HDMI In/Out
- Presets & USB-C 3D LUT Import
- High 1000 cd/m² Brightness
- Low 0.08s Latency, Smart Channel Scan
- DC Power Input & Output
- Built-In NP-F-Series Battery Plate
The 5.5″ touch screen is claimed to have accurate color calibration and a Rec.709 color gamut. The screen has a claimed brightness of 1,000 nits and Hollyland states that it is suitable for outdoor use.
The LOS range is up to 450ft / 150m and Holyland claims a low latency of 0.08 seconds. The Mars M1 Enhanced operates on the following frequencies:
The Mars M1 Enhanced utilizes Hollyland’s HollyOS, which offers a comprehensive suite of advanced monitoring tools.
The Mars M1 Enhanced supports up to a 4K/30fps HDMI input and it has a loopout for expanded connectivity. There is also an SDI input that supports signals of up to 1080p 59.94p.
1080p50/59.94/60 Hz (3G-SDI level A)
1080p50/59.94/60 Hz (3G-SDI level B)
It is important to note that while the Mars M1 Enhanced can receive a 4K/30fps signal input, it will downscale the video resolution to a 1080P signal for output to the monitor screen when used as a wireless transmitter. The Mars M1 Enhanced cannot transmit a 4K/30fps signal wirelessly.
The Mars M1 Enhanced also features a smart channel scan that helps determine which channels are occupied and which ones are selectable for ensuring a stable connection upon startup.
You can also set up automatic trigger recording and video playback. There is, however, a caveat with this and that is the recording function only supports up to two minutes of recording time, and the recorded video cannot be exported and will be deleted when the device is turned off or when a new recording is started.
The Mars M1 Enhanced weighs approx. 400g / 14.1oz, and it is built with a highly impact-resistant body shell. The shell has also been designed with a frosted texture to allow for a comfortable and secure grip.
You can power it via the 7–16V 2.5A (nominal 12V) DC input or via a Sony NP-F battery.
It also now has proper locking connectors for power instead of just a push-in DC barrel plug.
The Mars M1 Enhanced was designed to work with the Mars Pro series and Mars 4K video transmission systems. It is nice to have backward compatibility as you don’t need to buy an entirely new system.
Price & Availability
The Hollyland Mars M1 Enhanced is now available to pre-order for $499 USD.
You can also buy a Hollyland Mars M1 Enhanced 5.5″ Wireless Transceiver Monitor Kit (Set of 2) for $979 USD.