Thanks to USB-to-HDMI adapters along with included apps such as Z CAM&s IPMAN Gemini, it has long been possible to use Android smartphones and tablets as external camera monitors during recording, but now Accsoon&s SeeMo makes this possible for iPhones and iPads for the first time.
The Accsoon SeeMo adapter connects via HDMI to the camera and optionally via Lightning or USB-C to an iOS device and enables professional monitoring of the live camera image via Accsoon&s SEE app, but can also record the video and stream it live to the web.
The Acccsoon SEE app offers the classic monitoring features of an on-camera monitor, such as histogram, zebra, false color, overlay, waveform, focus wizard, channel indicators and grid, as well as support for custom LUTs. As a filmmaker, you benefit from the high quality of iPhones/iPads& Super Retina XDR OLED displays, which are bright enough to be viewed in daylight with high brightness (from up to 2,000 nits on the iPhone 14 Pro, for example). In addition, the Apple displays also offer a very good (DCI-P3) color space coverage and can also reproduce HDR content in high quality. Especially for mobile filmmakers with a minimal setup, using an iPhone/iPad as a camera monitor replaces the need to transport (and purchase) an additional external monitor. The disadvantage of this solution is, of course, that the iPhone cannot be used normally when serving as the current camera monitor.
The camera image transmitted via Accsoon SeeMo adapter is displayed on the iOS device with a FullHD resolution of 1,920 x 1080. If the iPhone or iPad is connected to the network via mobile connection or WLAN, the camera image can also be streamed to a video portal or a social network such as Facebook Live, YouTube or Twitch with a maximum of 1080P 60fps plus AAC 48KHz 16-bit audio or recorded in H.264 format on the iPhone - for example as a backup or proxy.
Conveniently, the Accsoon SeeMo has a Sony NP-F battery mount, which not only powers the adapter, but also the connected iPhone. By means of a separate 5 V output, other devices such as microphones or camera lights can also be supplied with power.
Accsoon SeeMo Monitoring Functions
The Accsoon SeeMo adapter works with a wide variety of iOS devices, from an iPhone 8 and newer (though a case is required for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini), to a 6th-10th generation iPad, 3rd-5th generation iPad Air, 5th-6th generation iPad Mini, and a 9.7″, 10.5″, 11″, and 12.9″ iPad Pro.
Accsoon SeeMo Battery.
The Accsoon SeeMo is available for pre-order in the US via Amazon now for and is expected to ship there in the next week or two. It is not yet clear when it will also be available for order in this country. Together with the SeeMo, an SDK was released that allows third-party developers to integrate SeeMo support into their apps. more infos at bei www.accsoon.com