Accsoon, makers of the popular low budget CineEye series video transmitters for watching your camera’s signal on your smartphone or tablet are stepping things up a notch with a dedicated video transmitter and receiver pair that you can hook up to actual monitors. It’s called the CineView HE and it offers transmission distances from an HDMI camera to an HDMI monitor, smartphone, tablet or computer with a range of up to 1200ft.
Accsoon says the CineView HE has less than 60ms of latency making any lag “virtually imperceptible”. It also offers dual-band transmission, sending the signal simultaneously over 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies to help eliminate interference and make it “inherently more stable than its rivals”. You can even connect the receiver to your computer over Type-C USB and use it as a capture device for live streaming.
One CineView HE transmitter, which features a loop output for streaming to a monitor on your camera rig, can stream wirelessly to up to four devices simultaneously and you can mix and match CineView HE receivers and mobile devices simultaneously for maximum viewing options. When transmitting to the app, you get features like the histogram, waveform, zebra stripes, focus assist, onion skin overlays as well as other features you’d typically expect to find in a field monitor. You can also live stream directly from within the app over RTMP.
This 1080p transmission device can be powered either by a Sony NP-F style battery, a straight DC input port that takes between 7.4-16.8V or even over Type-C USB. It doesn’t specifically mention that it supports USB Power Delivery, just that any USB power source needs to be able to supply at least 5v at 2A. According to Accsoon, on a fully charged NP-F970, it can last up to 12 hours and it also contains no fan inside, ensuring that it’ll emit no noise for your microphones to pick up.
With companies like Hollyland making such an impact over the last couple of years in the low budget HDMI transmitter market, it will be interesting to see how Accsoon’s CineView HE is received. Accsoon has a pretty dedicated following for their CineEye transmitters, but will they be inclined to give this a go? If we look at it side-by-side on paper with Hollyland’s two most popular “Pro” systems (the Mars 300 Pro and Mars 400S Pro), it seems to compare quite favourably.
|Accsoon CineView HE||Mars 400S Pro||Mars 300 Pro|
|TX Weight||200g||206g||Standard: 136g / Enhanced 172.5g|
|TX Size||105 x 66 x 32mm||110 x 72 x 33.5mm||Standard: 110 x 61 x 21mm / Enhanced: 106 x 61 x 21.8mm|
|RX Size||105 x 66 x 32mm||110 x 72 x 33.5mm||110 x 62 x 21mm|
|Power options||L-Series batteries, Type-C USB and DC Adapter||L-Series batteries, Type-C USB and DC Adapter||L-Series batteries and Type-C USB|
At $499 it’s certainly priced to be competitive with Hollyland but with a significantly greater range and apparently a more reliable dual-band transmission system with lower latency. It will definitely be interesting to see how things play out between the two companies over the next couple of years.
The Accsoon CineView HE will cost $499 and is expected to become available in May. If you want to find out more, head on over to the Accsoon website or if you want to see it in person, it’s currently on display at the Accsoon booth at NAB 2022 in Las Vegas.