Teradek User Guide

Bolt 6 LT-HDMI Quick Start Guide

Updated

The Bolt 6 LT HDMI Set is a real-time wireless video transmission system that supports 4K video with Teradek’s patented Zero-Delay technology, now with less interference using the newly opened 6GHz wireless frequency. Bolt 6 LT can send and receive color-accurate, True-HDR videos in under 0.001 seconds. When used in high-traffic areas, 6GHz wireless frequency gives Bolt 6 LT-HDMI users more options for frequency adjustments with 12 new channels. Bolt 6 can also pass metadata, timecode, and start/stop flags from most camera manufacturers.

Table of Contents

What's Included

  • Bolt 6 LT-HDMI Transmitter and Receiver
  • 1x Hot Shoe Adaptor
  • 1x (Bit 118) 2pin Conn. to PowerTap - 18in Cable 
  • 2x Ultra Thin HDMI Male Type A (Full) - HDMI Male Type A (Full) 18in Cable
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type A Male to USB Type C Male - 1m Cable

Physical Properties

Power and Connect

1. Connect your power source to the transmitter and receiver using the included A/C adapter. If the receiver is equipped with a battery plate, attach a compatible battery (Gold or V mount).

2. Connect the output from your video source to the HDMI input (E) on the Bolt transmitter.

3. Connect the HDMI output (D) from the Bolt receiver to the video input on your monitor.

4. Move the power switches on both the transmitter and receiver (I) to the ON position.

Pairing/Unpairing

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. To pair your transmitter with multiple receivers, you will need to use either 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/UNPAIRING VIA FRONT PANEL
Pair: 

  1. Using the Menu Joystick, navigate to the Pair menu on both the transmitter and the receiver front panel.
  2. Select Pair 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.

To Unpair: 

  1. Navigate to the Unpair menu on either the transmitter and the receiver.
  2. Select the transmitter/receiver you want to unpair. If you have multiple devices paired, you can select Unpair All.

PAIRING TIPS
If you’re having trouble getting units to pair, we recommend keeping the transmitter and receiver six feet apart when pairing. 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
Pair:

  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 complete.

To Unpair:

  1. Open the Bolt App from your iOS or Android device, then tap the TX settings button (3 dots) on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Enter the Pairing menu, select the receiver(s) you wish to unpair, then tap the Unpair button.

WIRED PAIRING VIA BOLT MANAGER

To Pair:

  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.

To Unpair:

  1. Connect the transmitter to your computer (Windows/Mac) via USB.
  2. Open Bolt Manager, select the Pairing tab, then tap the Unpair All button.


Power Cables

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

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

Input Voltage: 6-28V DC
Max Power Consumption: 20W (TX) and 18W (RX)

Custom/3rd Party 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. 

Mounting

Bolt 6 LT devices have a 1/4”-20 threaded hole and two M3 threaded holes 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.

TX/RX Configuration Menus

Wireless Settings

Band - Select either the 5GHz or 6GHz wireless frequency. The 5GHz frequency allows for higher total output power and backward compatibility with Bolt 4K devices but is more likely to experience interference from other wireless devices. The 6GHz (U-NII-5) band is virtually vacant compared to the 5GHz band, and although the allowed output power is lower, it should offer better connection stability with fewer interruptions.

Enable Fixed Frequency - Fixed Frequency Mode allows your 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 6 LT-HDMI will select the lowest available frequency from the Frequencies list if one has not been selected beforehand.

Select Bandwidth - Choose between 20MHz and 40MHz bandwidth options

Select Frequency - Select which frequency to use (determined by Fixed Frequency Mode selection).

Bluetooth Settings

Use the Bluetooth menu to enable or disable Bluetooth communication. NOTE: Bluetooth is enabled by default.

  • Enable Bluetooth - Allows  transmitter and receiver to be paired and communicate with the Bolt App.
  • Use Bluetooth PIN - Enables the use of a PIN for authentication when using the Bolt App.
  • Change PIN - Press the Menu joystick towards the right to change the Bluetooth PIN

Display Settings

Use the Display Settings to control the OLED display operation. By default, the OLED display will invert every 30 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 settings.

Device Info

Displays the model and serial number of the device, and all compliance certifications and certification markings related to radio frequencies used by the TX and RX to communicate.

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 6 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 Status
  • Connected Receivers
  • Current Frequency
  • Quality
  • Region
  • Bandwidth
  • 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:
  • TX Name
  • Network Status
  • Link
  • Video Input
  • Current Frequency
  • Range
  • Quality
  • Bandwidth
  • Region
  • OSD name



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