Teradek User Guide

Bolt 4K LT-HDMI Quick Start Guide

Updated

Bolt 4K LT HDMI is the newest entry-level wireless video system to be introduced to the Bolt 4K family. Bolt 4K LT HDMI devices are fully compatible with all other Bolt 4K devices, are capable of transmitting 10-bit, 4:2:2 HDR video at a range of up to 750 feet line-of-sight over the unlicensed 5GHz band, and can multicast to 6 receivers simultaneously. For HDR workflows, Bolt 4K LT supports the HDR-10, PQ, and HLG standards.

TABLE OF CONTENTS



PHYSICAL PROPERTIES



POWER AND CONNECT

1. Connect the output from your video source to the HDMI input (E) on the Bolt transmitter. Connect the HDMI output (D) from the Bolt receiver to the video input on your monitor. 

2. Attach two 2dBi antennas to the transmitter and five antennas to the receiver via the threaded RP-SMA connectors (A). IF USING "H" (HORIZONTALLY POLARIZED) ANTENNAS: Attach one “H” antenna to the connector in back of the transmitter (closest to the rear connectors), and one 2dBi antenna to the opposite connector. Attach the three 2dBi antennas to the receiver’s center connectors and the two “H” antennas to the left and right connectors (see image below).

3. Connect power to the transmitter and receiver using the included A/C adapter. If your receiver is equipped with a battery plate, attach a compatible battery (Gold or V mount). IF USING A PANEL ANTENNA: Connect the receiver’s three center connectors to the Array Antenna connections labeled “V,” then connect the left and right connectors to the “H” connections using the RP-SMA connectors (see image below).

4. Move the power switches on both the transmitter and receiver (I) to the ON position. Video appears within a few seconds.

POWER CONNECTOR/PIN-OUT

Bolt devices use a locking 2-pin power connector similar to the 0B 302 series LEMO connector.

Pin Description
1*
GND
2
+DC


* Pin 1 is closest to the red dot on the connector

 


CUSTOM/3RD PARTY POWER CABLES

  • Test the power cable polarity with ONLY the power cable connected to Bolt. Do not connect video cables.
  • Check the power cable for shorts and proper grounding.

CAUTION: 

Using a reverse polarity or improperlyconstructed power cable can damage the product and is not covered under warranty. To prevent the inputs from being damaged, best practice is to plug in the power cable first, THEN connect the video cable from the camera before powering on the TX unit. 

 


PAIRING

Bolt devices purchased as a set (TX and RX), are paired by default, requiring no additional configuration. Bolt devices purchased separately need to be paired using the device's front panel (OLED) menu, Bolt Manager, or the Bolt App.

NOTE: Before starting either pairing process, ensure that both the transmitter and receiver have the same firmware version and have Bluetooth enabled.

PAIRING VIA FRONT PANEL
1. Using the Menu Joystick (H), navigate to the Pairing menu on both the transmitter and the receiver.

2. Select Pairing to begin the pairing process. The transmitter will begin scanning for a receiver within range and automatically pair to the receiver.

3. Once paired, the front panel will indicate whether or not Pairing is successful.

PAIRING TIPS
If you’re having trouble getting units to pair, we recommend keeping the transmitter and receiver six feet apart when pairing (if antennas are connected). Without antennas, they can be closer. Keep all other RF devices nearby turned off or out of range to ensure the transmitter and receiver are only detecting each other. To eliminate any chance of interference, perform the Wired Pairing process via Bolt Manager.

PAIRING VIA BOLT APP
1. Open the Bolt App from your iOS or Android device, then tap the Pairing button.

2. Select the transmitter you wish to pair, then tap the Next button.

3. Select the receiver(s) you wish to pair with the transmitter, then tap the Pair! button. The Bolt App will indicate when the pairing process is completed.


WIRED PAIRING VIA BOLT MANAGER
1. Connect both the transmitter and receiver(s) to your computer (Windows/Mac) via USB.

2. Open Bolt Manager, select the Pairing tab, then tap the Wired Pairing button.

3. Select the devices you want to pair, then click the Pair Devices button. Bolt Manager will indicate whether or not Pairing is successful.



MOUNTING

Bolt 4K devices have a 1/4”-20 threaded hole (additional 3/8”-16 threaded hole on the receiver) on the bottom for mounting the included light stand adapter or any other mounting accessory. 

WITHOUT DUAL MOUNT
Bolt 4K/Bolt 4K LT devices have a 1/4”-20 threaded hole (additional 3/8”-16 threaded hole on the receiver) on the bottom for mounting the included light stand adapter or any other mounting accessory.

CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN SCREWS INSERTED INTO THE THREADED HOLES. Doing so can damage the device's chassis and internal components, voiding the warranty.




TRANSMITTER MENU

TRANSMITTER STATUS SCREENS
Cycle through status screens or return from the menu by pressing the Menu joystick.

  • Info - Displays the device's name, current voltage, and internal temperature
  • TX Status - Displays the frequency, format, BLE, and transmitter status.

MENU OPERATION
Launch, then navigate through the menu with the Menu joystick (H), or from the Bolt App.
• Wireless Settings

  • Enable Fixed Frequency - Fixed Frequency Mode allows your Bolt 4K transmitter to designate a specific non-DFS channel within the selected wireless region for use, providing a stronger connection in difficult environments. NOTE: By default, Bolt 4K will select the lowest available frequency from the Frequencies list if one has not been selected beforehand.
  • Bandwidth - Choose between 20MHz and 40MHz bandwidth options
  • Frequencies - Select which frequency to use (determined by Fixed Frequency Mode selection).

• Pair - Pair your transmitter with another receiver. Once Pairing is activated on the transmitter, activate Pairing on the receiver.

• Unpair - Unpair your transmitter and receiver.

• Bluetooth Settings - Enable or disable Bluetooth communication

• Display Settings - Use the Display Settings to control the OLED display operation. By default, the OLED display will invert every 10 minutes. You can set the display to invert every 30 minutes (lengthens the display life), or it can dim or turn off after 10 seconds or 10 minutes.

• Reset All Settings  - Reset all configurable options to their factory defaults.

• Device Info  - Displays the model, serial number, and regulatory certification marks if you navigate right.

• Firmware Versions  - Displays the current firmware versions for all device components.



RECEIVER MENU

RECEIVER STATUS SCREENS
Cycle through status screens or return from the menu by pressing the Menu joystick.

  • Info Screen - Displays the current voltage and internal temperature of the unit.
  • HDMI Status - Displays the current HDMI color output.

Menu Operation
Launch, then navigate through the menu with the Menu joystick (H), or from the Bolt App.
• Wireless Settings - Configure the transmitter’s wireless settings.

  • Enable Fixed Frequency - Fixed Frequency Mode allows your Bolt 4K receiver to designate a specific non-DFS channel within the selected wireless region for use, providing a stronger connection in difficult environments.
  • Select Bandwidth - Choose between 20MHz and 40MHz bandwidth options
  • Select Frequency - Select which frequency to use (determined by Fixed Frequency Mode selection).

• Pair - Pair the transmitter with another receiver. Once Pairing is activated on the transmitter, activate Pairing on the receiver.

Unpair - Unpair the transmitter and receiver

• Bluetooth Settings (Bolt 4K LT-HDMI only)  - Enable or disable Bluetooth communication.

• Display Settings - Use the Display Settings to control the OLED display operation. By default, the OLED display will invert every 10 minutes. You can set the display to invert every 30 minutes (lengthens the display life), or it can dim or turn off after 10 seconds or 10 minutes.

• Reset All Settings  - Reset all configurable options to their factory defaults.

• Device Info  - Displays the model, serial number, and regulatory certification marks if you navigate right.

• Firmware Versions  - Displays the current firmware versions for all device components.


BOLT APP

Use the Bolt App to remotely manage and monitor every parameter of Bolt 4K including pairing, frequency selection, and 3D LUTs.

CONNECT VIA BLUETOOTH

1. Download the Bolt App.

2. Enable Bluetooth on your iOS or Android device.

3. Navigate to the Bluetooth menu on both the transmitter and receiver, then select Enable.

4. Open the Bolt App from your iOS or Android device, then tap the Bolt Devices button.

5. Select the device(s) you want to pair or monitor.



TRANSMITTER STATUS DISPLAY

  • Settings (Descriptions listed in Transmitter Menu section) - Tap the settings button on the top right corner of the screen to customize the transmitter’s various settings.
  • Status - Displays the current status of:
  • Video input
  • Network
  • Connected receivers
  • Region
  • Current frequency
  • Bandwidth
  • Quality
  • OSD name



RECEIVER STATUS DISPLAY

  • Settings (Descriptions listed in Receiver Menu section) - Tap the settings button on the top-right corner of the display to customize the receiver’s various settings such as the output format, audio, display, and OSD.
  • Signal Quality - Determine the quality and reliability of the signal being received.
  • SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) - Compare the signal power level to the noise power level from the attached antennas.
  • Range Analyzer - Displays the transmission distance between the transmitter and receiver.
  • Status - Displays the current status of:
  • Network Status
  • Current Frequency
  • Range
  • Quality
  • Bandwidth
  • OSD name



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