Zaxcom TRXCL5 Camera Link

2,395.00 USD

The Zaxcom TRXCL5 is a wideband digital camera-link (camera hop) transmitter for use in film, television, and ENG applications.

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Zaxcom TRXCL5 Camera Link Overview

The Zaxcom TRXCL5 Camera Link is a wideband digital camera-link (camera hop) transmitter for use in film, television, and ENG applications. The TRXCL5 features internal recording, encrypted audio, timecode, ZaxNet™ functionality, and more. The TRXCL5 also provides compatibility with Zaxcom High Density (ZHD). Weighing only 7.3 ounces (0.2 kg), the CL5 offers professional sound quality with a compact, ultraportable, durable design.

The TRXCL5 sends audio (with embedded timecode) to camera over UHF signal via any of these Zaxcom receivers: QRX200, RX200, QRX235, and the MRX414 / RX-4 combo. In addition, the CL5 can send “scratch track” audio + timecode via ZaxNet’s 2.4 GHz signal to an ERX3TCD receiver. Plus, the CL5 can send remote control commands to any Zaxcom digital recording wireless transmitter.

A TA5 audio input offers balanced stereo line level or sample rate converting AES. The BNC connector provides timecode-in.

Furthermore, the TRXCL5 includes an RS422 port for direct connection to the Zaxcom GUI Bridge, so you can easily set it up with the URX50 (or URX100) and remote control your wireless via any device that can access the internet.

Encrypted Audio

The TRXCL5 transmits using 100% digital modulation and audio is fully encrypted to keep recordings private.

Internal Recording

The CL5 allows audio to be simultaneously transmitted and internally recorded to a microSD card using lossless MARF (Mobile Audio Recording Format), which eliminates file corruption common to recordings due to loss of power or early card removal.
Better Workflow

The TRXCL5 includes the ability to limit intermodulation, which can occur when multiple transmitters come close to each other and mix together.

MHZ Bands and Power Output

In the United States, the TRXCL5 runs in the following frequencies and power outputs: 512.0 to 607.9 (up to 100 mW); 614.1 to 615.9 (20 mW); 653.1 to 662.9 (20 mW)
Globally, the TRXCL5 runs between 512.0 – 698.0 MHz



  • RF Modulation Proprietary Digital Method
  • TRXCL5 US RF Freq Ranges
    • 512.0 to 607.9 MHz
    • 614.1 to 615.9 MHz
    • 653.1 to 662.9 MHz
  • Global RF Freq Range 512 to 698 MHz
  • RF Frequency Step 100 KHz
  • RF Bandwidth in ZHD Mode 50 KHz
  • RF Bandwidth 200 KHz
  • Channel Separation in XR Mode 400 KHz
  • Antenna Connector 50 Ω SMA Female
  • Emission Designator 180 KV2E
  • FCC Part 74.861

Transmitter Audio

  • Dynamic Range 114 dB
  • Distortion 0.002%
  • Frequency Response
    • Mode 0 is 20 Hz to 16 kHz
    • T & M Mode is 0.2 Hz to 16 kHz
  • System Group Delay 3.5 ms
  • Audio Input Connector TA5 male
  • Analog Input Range -10 to +4 dBu
  • Analog Input Type balanced line level
  • Audio Input Impedance 4.7 k Ω
  • ADC Bit-Depth 24 Bits
  • ADC Sampling-Rate 48 kHz
  • AES Input Balanced with sample rate conversion
  • Sample Rate Range 32 Khz to 96 Khz

Timecode Reader / Generator

  • Clock Accuracy 1.54 PPM (1 Frame Out in 6 Hours)
  • Timecode Type SMPTE
  • Timecode Frame-Rates 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97NDF, 29.97DF, 30NDF, 30DF

Internal Recording

  • Media MicroSD Card (Flash Memory)
  • File Format .ZAX
  • Recording Time 96 Hours (16 GB Card)

2.4 GHz ZaxNet Transmitter

  • RF Frequency Range 2.403 to 2.475 GHz
  • RF Modulation Digital Spread Spectrum
  • RF Frequency Step 0.001 GHz (1 MHz)
  • RF Bandwidth 1 MHz
  • Channel Separation 2 MHz
  • Sensitivity -96 dBm
  • RF Power Output 100 mW max

Physical / Power

Weight 7.3 oz
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1”x 3.55” x 3.23”
Display Graphic OLED
Power Output 25 / 50 / 100 mW – Software Selectable
Power Consumption 2.13 watts

*Power measured pre-output band pass filter