You may know Accsoon from their Accsoon Seemo transmitters or lighting control software, but the company is now entering the slider market with two new sliders: TopRig S40 ($349) and TopRig S60 ($399), with a slide range of 22.5cm and 42.5cm respectively.
Accsoon has announced its newest video monitoring device. This one’s the Accsoon CineView Nano, and it costs only $129. It’s designed for mirrorless cameras, taking in an HDMI input and beaming it out over the airwaves.
To view, you use your iPhone, iPad or “selected Android smartphones and tablets”. The company doesn’t appear to have listed that selection yet, though.
Adobe’s Frame.io has announced some new features and tools to help both its enterprise and individual customers. The features include an updated comparison viewer and enterprise customers can now link directly to AWS S3 cloud storage.
New hardware compatibility has also been announced. This includes the recently announced Fujifilm GFX100 II (buy here), Atomos Ninja and Ninja Ultra (buy here) and Accsoon SeeMo and SeeMo Pro (buy here).
It’s not often that a company opens up their products for the world to develop for and communicate with. There have been a few companies to do it, such as Blackmagic Design, GoPro and DJI, although it’s still quite rare for it to happen. Many companies are very protective of their intellectual property, and they want to lock you into coming back to them when you need more capability.
Accsoon has taken the opposite approach, releasing a free Software Development Kit (SDK) for their new Accsoon SeeMo (buy here). Announced last October, the Accsoon SeeMo is an unassuming little box to let you use your iPhone or iPad as a field monitor for your camera. The SDK opens up a whole world of possibilities for developers to expand that capability. We stopped by the Accsoon booth at NAB 2023 to learn more.
Earlier this month, Zacuto and Accsoon announced they were teaming up to release a new product. The product in question is customized versions of the Zacuto Z-Finder and the Accsoon SeeMo that allows you to turn your iPhone into an electronic viewfinder for any camera with an HDMI output – which is just about all of them.
We stopped by the Zacuto booth at NAB 2023 to chat with Zacuto’s Sales Manager, Virge Castillo, to learn more about it, how it works, when it’ll be arriving and how much it’ll cost. Don’t get your hopes up yet, though!
The combination of Accsoon and Zacuto might seem like an unlikely pairing. But in this instance, I think the two complement each other quite well. The two companies have come together to turn the iPhone into the EVF of choice for filmmakers everywhere. Leveraging Zacuto’s camera rig knowledge with Accsoon’s software and video transmission technology, it’s a potentially great combination.
I’ve been saying for years that smartphones are an underutilized tool in the real world. They’re a powerful computer in each of our pockets, capable of much more than most of us subject them to each day. The partnership between these two companies should help to access some of that untapped tool potential for filmmakers.
Accsoon, a company more traditionally tied to wireless video transmission systems has just announced its newest device. It’s the Accsoon SeeMo and it’s basically an HDMI adapter for your iPhone or iPad that lets you turn it into an on-camera field monitor, complete with all of the usual features like zebra stripes, histogram, waveform, focus assist and even a built-in record feature.
This isn’t the first HDMI to USB adapter that the company has announced, having previously released the Accsoon M1 earlier this year, which offers similar functionality for Android users. Now, the introduction of the SeeMo brings that functionality to the Apple ecosystem with either an iPhone or an iPad, for those who want a much larger display.
Accsoon has announced its newest video transmitter, the Accsoon CineView SE. It’s an SDI and HDMI wireless transmitter and receiver pair for on-set and on-location monitoring with latency below 50ms. This is around 0.05/sec, which is very impressive at this price point. It’s a dual-band system, operating on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies simultaneously with a maximum range of 1200ft.
Accsoon says the dual-band wireless system “intelligently identifies” interference and combines the two signals together as needed into a complete single stream. They say this is more stable than the frequency hopping technology used by some other devices and eliminates drop-outs and black screens. It seems very similar to the Accsoon CineView HE, announced in April but with the addition of SDI and slightly lower latency.
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.
The Accsoon CineEye has been out for a little while now, but it didn’t launch without issue. Accsoon has listened to user feedback, replaced the WiFi chip, updated some code, and essentially re-released it. We paid a visit to the Accsoon stand at IBC 2019 to find out all about it and how it works. It looks pretty impressive, though, taking a standard HDMI input from your camera and streaming it to a tablet or phone with many of the features you’d expect from an expensive field monitor.