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TeradekVidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (8)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Professional quality (8)
  • Highly compatible (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Poor performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Live events (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (5), Professional artist (5), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Web Browser App solves interface issues

I'd give this product a 5 star rating but the interface on the box is just flat out difficult to use. I've had trouble using the mobile app as well because my phone seems...Read complete review

I'd give this product a 5 star rating but the interface on the box is just flat out difficult to use. I've had trouble using the mobile app as well because my phone seems to be on the fritz but....while on the phone with support I discovered there is a web browser interface app included in the latest firmware update (not documented in included documentation) which pretty much eliminates all the interface problems in my book and I love it even more now. You just point your web browser to the IP address of the Vidiu. I have 2 of these. One as my primary encoder the other as my backup.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works Great After Teradek Fixed It

Unfortunately, the unit I received was defective and I had to ship it back to Teradek for repairs. Once I got it back it works flawlessly. Be aware that only certain USB...Read complete review

Unfortunately, the unit I received was defective and I had to ship it back to Teradek for repairs. Once I got it back it works flawlessly. Be aware that only certain USB 3G/4G modems work and Teradek does not have a list online of which work and which don't. My AT&T Beam does NOT work so that's still a headache for me since I would have to pay a restocking fee if I returned it to AT&T. On WiFi and Ethernet the units works like its supposed to. I've only used it with Ustream so I can't speak for other platforms. Quality of streams is excellent although expect :30 to 2:00 delays in the stream depending on the quality of the stream and your Internet connection. Overall it's a great device if you get one that works. Unfortunately I've heard from several people who got defective units and had to ship them back to be fixed. Great news is Teradek customer service is excellent and get an A+ grade.

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4.0

Great little box

By Jesse

from Ypsilanti, MI

About Me Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Small Business

    Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

    I've used the VidiU to stream a couple live sporting events. It's great for a compact, single-camera setup. I streamed 720p with great results (1080p was going to be too much for the bandwidth I was allocated). Definitely go with the iOS app for setup as it's incredibly tedious to get set up on the device itself. The app makes setup a lot easier plus it includes a nice monitor with minimal delay along with easy access to the encoder and platform settings. My biggest complaint is that this device doesn't include a shoe extension - if you want to mount anything else on your camera, you'll need a shoe extension or v-bracket.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Works to stream without computer

    By Tariq

    from Cleveland

    Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

    Pros:Easy to set up. Does stream without computer Nice built Cons: Power cable requires a hard push to chargeKept going offline while connected to wifi

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    5.0

    Easy to use

    By Houston Videographer

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy to setup

    Cons

    • Plastic Enclosure

    Best Uses

    • On The Go Videotaping

    Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

    This unit is easy to setup and use. I had purchased the 'cube' previously and it would not recognize the network until the button was pressed a second time. Even then, it did not recognize my home network. I returned it and bought the VidiU (about half the price) and it works perfectly. VidiU does not have the antenna's, MicroSD slot and a few other bells and whistles, but I really didn't need those things anyway. The VidiU does have a plastic enclosure instead of aluminum like the cube, I would prefer the latter, however, it works great for me.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Worked out of the box, no worries.

    By kstc

    from California

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects

    Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

    Seems well thought out. Setup was easy once you understand the legend icons for what the buttons do. I couldn't see at the time of setting it up so that was the only difficult thing. Flashlight took care of that.
    Seems well thought out and build is decent.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Reliable streamer; good smart phone inte

    By Rick

    from Oakland, CA

    About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Lecturer, Mc, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Flexible
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Live events
    • Streaming

    Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

    I help run a live lecture-in-a-bar series & wanted a way to stream our shows both online and into the next room. This does the trick well at a pricepoint that apparently can't beat. Streaming to ustream and YouTube worked well. We use the ethernet streaming for reliability, but it worked reasonably well over wifi and with a USB 3G modem I tested with. I wish the front panel interface was a bit more useful. I've found the android app is nearly essential in changing settings. This has proved to be more more dependable than our HDMI (over cat5) extenders.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent - Superior to capture cards

    By MR

    from San Francisco Bay Area

    About Me Audio Video Installer, AV Installer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

        Fought with a Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio Express, and a Matrox MXO2 Mini to setup a live streaming rig. Between drivers and compatibility issues it was an unsuccessful headache. Tried the VidiU, and all my problems were solved. Client was very impressed.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Vidiu wireless streamer locks up

        By Ron

        from Sierra Vista ARizona

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

          We purchased two Vidiu wireless streaming video encoders. Both locked up in the menu's. couple times it worked but mostly was a headache. ....

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          2.0

          This is not for you!

          By Church Boy

          from Miami, Florida

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Return Policy Of Bh

          Cons

          • Non-touch Interface
          • Poor Performance
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

            The unit got hot quickly and did not stream HD (720P) at a nominal speed, slow updates to live feed with minuscule changes.

            To operate this device streaming HD (720P) content you need:

            -high mbps upload speed from ISP (perferably 5mbps)
            -cat-5e/6 cable from encoder(VidiU) to network switch/wired router
            -phone/table/PC to view UI from app or web browser
            -be subscribed to Livestream/Ustream/JustinTV or FMLE (Though not recommended due to hassle)

            You cannot:

            connect to the internet wirelessly from the encoder, 4G stick is useless as data will be used up after a single broadcast

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            • No

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            3.0

            Works but could be better

            By SpiderWayne

            from Walnut Creek, CA

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility
            • Poor Performance
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

              I do live stream giveaways over my YouTube channel. I've been practicing with this unit to see if it will work and so far it's a bit hit and miss. While I can get it to work, sometimes the audio and video are out of sync. Also, so far the best I can get out of it is 720p. When I try 1080p from different locations it just doesn't want to work. When in 720p it looks good. I'm still going to try it out on my next live stream giveaway because I'm tired of being forced to stay in one place and this should free me of that.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works Well with My Video Camera

              By PMNVT

              from Vermont

              About Me Other

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Only The Price

              Best Uses

              • Meetings - Events

              Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

              This product will be used to broadcast meetings and events. I like the compact size and ease of use with Livestream. It would be nice to be able to access WiFi systems where they require acceptance.

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              4.0

              Simp;e and easy to use.

              By m wescott

              from Sacramento Ca

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Church
                • Events

                Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                This is a great little box i you want to stream contact to the web. It is a little tricky to setup but once you do it just runs and runs. I use it plugged in to power and have not had any issues with it. I haven't tried to plug an external mic into it to see if that helps the audio but it is on my list.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Simply Amazing

                By Burninator

                from Crete, IL

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                I chose this product because I was looking for a way to stream video to livestream while being portable with a camera. I almost bought the livestream broadcaster until I found this unit. The nice thing about this device is that you can send to different CDN's. However it only works with the newer livestream service. The other livestream broadcaster that I was looking at is only livestream specific. I also loved the app that you can install on an iPad. It allows you to configure the device quickly and see the live feed from the camera. One downside that I have found is that the battery life is limited to about 1 hour. Since the battery is integrated you can't swap in a new battery when it dies. You will have to recharge it with the provided AC power supply.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good Product!

                By Alexei

                from Nyc

                Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                First unit was effective but second works like a charm. I use it to stream to live stream and ustream without any problems.There is around 15 second lag even with high speed connection.

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                5.0

                VidiU-The best streaming device

                By Streaming1

                from South Jersey

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                  I had another product I was using that was constanly buffering. So far this is a great product as far as picture quality and reliability. Three weeks so far of clear broadcast.

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                  4.0

                  Web Browser App solves interface issues

                  By LT11

                  from Boulder, CO

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                      I'd give this product a 5 star rating but the interface on the box is just flat out difficult to use. I've had trouble using the mobile app as well because my phone seems to be on the fritz but....while on the phone with support I discovered there is a web browser interface app included in the latest firmware update (not documented in included documentation) which pretty much eliminates all the interface problems in my book and I love it even more now. You just point your web browser to the IP address of the Vidiu. I have 2 of these. One as my primary encoder the other as my backup.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Dtown Engineer

                      from Dallas, Texas

                      About Me Engineer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Limited Physical Button

                      Best Uses

                      • Mobile
                      • User Friendly Situations

                      Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                      Product is plug and play. It a great low cost streaming device. Its completely stand alone. Id recomend download the app to set everythign up as the buttons on the front can be a bit troublesome to use. Overall, Bravo Teradek on designing something that has been missing in the broadcast world.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Product

                      By Alex Nascimento

                      from Maputo, Mozambique

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                      Little expensive... But work very well.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Pocket Sat Truck

                      By Jax

                      from Dallas, Tx

                      About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Live events
                        • Pod Casting

                        Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                        So it's not going to replace your Sat truck and there are some other things you could get that are better. For the money though, there really isn't much better out there.

                        This box does one thing and one thing well. It broadcasts for your on your favourite CDN and makes it look good. It's a great little box and to put anywhere and get runnign so well.

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                        • No

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Works Great After Teradek Fixed It

                        By SVP Media

                        from Oklahoma City, OK

                        About Me ENG Photographer, Professional Videographer, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • High Quality Streams
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Defective Unit
                        • Flimsy Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Live Events
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Teradek VidiU On-Camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder:

                        Unfortunately, the unit I received was defective and I had to ship it back to Teradek for repairs. Once I got it back it works flawlessly. Be aware that only certain USB 3G/4G modems work and Teradek does not have a list online of which work and which don't. My AT&T Beam does NOT work so that's still a headache for me since I would have to pay a restocking fee if I returned it to AT&T. On WiFi and Ethernet the units works like its supposed to. I've only used it with Ustream so I can't speak for other platforms. Quality of streams is excellent although expect :30 to 2:00 delays in the stream depending on the quality of the stream and your Internet connection. Overall it's a great device if you get one that works. Unfortunately I've heard from several people who got defective units and had to ship them back to be fixed. Great news is Teradek customer service is excellent and get an A+ grade.

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                        • No

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