Advertisement

Use Your Android Phone as Monitor, Recorder & Streaming Device – Accsoon M1 HDMI to USB-C Video Adapter Teased

September 20th, 2021 Jump to Comment Section 9
Use Your Android Phone as Monitor, Recorder & Streaming Device – Accsoon M1 HDMI to USB-C Video Adapter Teased

Accsoon recently teased an interesting on-camera accessory that could change the video monitoring world: the Accsoon M1. This compact adapter allows you to mount your Android smartphone to your camera and converts the camera’s HDMI output to a USB Type-C signal for your phone. In short, the Accsoon M1 turns your phone onto an on-camera monitor. Let’s take a closer look at it!

Chinese manufacturer Accsoon is mainly known for its lineup of wireless video transmission systems like the Accsoon CineEye 2S Pro and the CineEye 2. The company recently started manufacturing camera accessories by introducing their Power Cage for iPad that we reviewed.

To go even further, Accsoon recently teased the M1 on their social media. This new camera accessory should allow you to monitor, record, and live stream from your camera to your Android smartphone, as well as power your camera and smartphone altogether from a single Sony NP-F battery.

AccsoonM1_Featured
Image credit: Accsoon

Accsoon M1 – what we know

At the moment, there is very little information about the upcoming Accsoon M1 HDMI to USB Type-C adapter. This adapter is designed to go on top of your camera rig. You can mount it with what looks like a 1/4″-20 mounting point.

The M1 features a built-in phone mount that should fit most Android smartphones. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it is compatible with iOS devices. On the left side, you’ll find an HDMI input that connects to your camera, as well as two DC output ports.

At the back of the Accsoon M1, you’ll find a Sony NP-F battery mount. A single battery should be able to power the M1, your camera, as well as your smartphone.

You’ll find an On/Off switch and a USB Type-C port that connects to your Android device on the right side. We don’t know if you’ll need a particular app to monitor/record/live stream from your phone. However, there is very little doubt that you’ll need dedicated software to do that.

Last but not least, there is a cold-shoe adapter on top of the M1.

On-camera monitoring future?

Could the Accsoon M1 be a glimpse at the future of on-camera monitoring solutions? We see more and more manufacturers pushing smartphone monitoring features, like the Sony Xperia PRO that we reviewed. The Xperia PRO has a micro-HDMI input port, but with a $2500 price tag and limited features, chances are most filmmakers will pass on this one.

If Accsoon can release a compact, affordable, and feature-rich HDMI to USB Type-C adapter like the M1, we’ll probably see many more filmmakers using their smartphone as an on-camera monitor in the future.

Price and availability

We don’t have any information about the pricing nor availability of the Accsoon M1. We’ll update as soon as we learn more about it!

What do you think about this HDMI to USB Type-C smartphone adapter? Do you see yourself using your smartphone as an on-camera monitor? Would you like to see an iOS version of the M1? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!

9 Comments

Filter:
all
Sort by:
latest
Filter:
all
Sort by:
latest

Take part in the CineD community experience