Accsoon has done it once again. Another wireless video system, this time called the Accsoon CineEye 2S Pro. This duo of transmitter and receiver is capable of taking a video source via SDI or HDMI (both up to 1080p60) and sending it over the air to the RX unit, which again offers SDI or HDMI output. Let’s take a closer look!
Accsoon is not a new player in this market. The company already has a lot of experience with wireless video systems like the Accsoon CineEye 2 and CineEye 2 Pro as well as the CineEye 2S. So now, no surprise, the CineEye 2S Pro model. What’s new here is the additional SDI input and output, quite helpful when dealing with professional cameras.
Accsoon CineEye 2S Pro
So essentially, the new Accsoon CineEye S2 Pro combines the best of both worlds: The long range and low latency of the CineEye 2 Pro series and the additional SDI input (plus output on the RX unit) of the CineEye 2S series. Put it all together and we have a quite powerful, yet relatively affordable wireless video system.
The company states that the 2S Pro system can send video up to 1200 feet (366 m) line-of-sight with a latency of <60 ms. The overall form factor remains the same, so the only difference between the 2 Pro and 2S Pro is the additional HD-SDI connector.
To achieve this performance, Accsoon uses a patented system called Gemini, which features dual-channel transmission on 5.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz. The system intelligently combines video streams on each frequency into a single stream, automatically selecting the channels that have the least resistance.
The transmitter also alters the bitrate and video quality of the outgoing signal for the optimal connection and frame rate – ensuring you are always able to monitor what is happening. On the monitoring end it connects to up to four dedicated receivers or mobile devices. If you use a mobile phone for receiving a video stream, you can make use of the Accsoon Go iOS or Android app and stream the incoming feed directly to YouTube. Pretty handy if cilents are wathcing remotely for example.
Speaking of the Accsoon Go app: It has advanced features like pinch to zoom, user selectable LUTs, peaking, false color, waveform, histogram and zebra. The interface allows users to rapidly switch between setup menus and a totally clean uncluttered view of the image. Custom LUTs can be applied but there are also some presets for popular camera log formats. Masks for viewing differnet aspect ratios and anamorphic de-squeeze otions (1.25x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.78x and 2x) are also available.
The Accsoon CineEye 2S Pro, just like the 2 Pro model can be powered with standard Sony NP-style batteries or via a built-in DC input. When using the DC input you can hot-swap the battery. The whole unit is fanless and therefore silent.
|Video Format||SDI: 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60fpsHDMI: 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60fps720p 50/59.94/60fps480p 59.94/60fps||SDI: 1080p 25/30/50/60fpsHDMI: 1080p 25/30/50/60fps720p 50/60fps480p 60fps|
|Audio||44.1KHz/48KHz 16bit/24bit PCM|
|Latency||<60ms（1 transmitter to 1 receiver）|
|OLED||1.3 inch OLED|
|Firmware Update||Yes, via App|
|Antenna||Changeable external antenna|
|Channel||Auto/Manual, 20 channels (depend on local RF laws)|
|Range||350 meters（open sight, 1 transmitter to 1 receiver）|
|Power Supply||NP-F550,NP-F750,NP-F970DC（7.4～16.8V) Input|
|Power Consumption||4.5 Watt (Typical)||5.5 Watt (Typical)|
|Mounting Hole||1/4‘’ with Arri style locating hole|
|Operating Temp||0～45 deg-C|
|Weight||Transmitter 260gram/ Receiver 260gram (battery and antenna not included)|
Pricing and availability
A set of Accsoon CineEye 2S Pro transmitter and receiver is $649. It is not yet available, but will be soon (around early May 2021).
Link: Accsoon Website
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