This year’s CES was jam-packed with futuristic electric vehicles, experimental robotics, and immersive virtual reality devices. But what about today’s humble content technology for his creator? You know, the people on the internet who create everything that users see, hear, and consume?
There have been many companies making products for filmmakers, YouTubers, and podcasters. Field leaders such as Canon and Nikon showed off their latest models of cameras. Popular names in the audio and live streaming space such as Audio-Technica and HyperX also showed off some new gear. Microphones, cameras and lighting accessories were also announced by a number of small businesses.
Accsoon shows how a video camera image appears on an iPad Mini, thanks to SeeMo.
Credit: Matt Binder / Mashable
There have been numerous upgrades or new models for myriad products.but i was looking for something new For creators. It was in his SeeMo, an HDMI adapter from China-based video company Accsoon.
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So what does SeeMo do? With this device, the creator can mount her iPad or iPhone over the camera and use her Apple device as a monitor when shooting video. If you’re a regular DSLR or mirrorless camera user, you know how small and lacking those tiny flip-out LCD screens are. This is where SeeMo comes into play. If you already have an iPad or iPhone, why not buy a new monitor and save money?Connect your iPad or iPhone to SeeMo, mount it on your camera, and connect your camera to SeeMo via HDMI Just connect.
Matt Binder from Mashable tests SeeMo.
Credit: Mikayla Whitmore
At CES, I was able to attend a short demo of SeeMo. Seeing the high-quality video images from her high-end DSLR camera displayed in real time through the attached iPad Mini was incredible. I can never imagine shooting video with a flip-out LCD screen again. In fact, SeeMo felt like he gave his iPad Mini a new purpose. The small iPad always felt like a dead end between those who wanted a large touch screen tablet and those who wanted a large iPhone. But after looking at all these Apple devices of his using SeeMo, the iPad Mini was the perfect size for a mounted camera monitor, not too big and not too small.
The external monitor feature is pretty cool, but by itself you can see how some people aren’t sold on it. Broadly speaking, turning an iPad into one seemed like a convenience rather than a necessity.
However, the Accsoon team pulled out other major features during the demo. The SeeMo user didn’t even need to record to her SD card in the camera. Video from your camera can also be recorded directly to your Apple device.
Using Airdrop to share videos shot with a DSLR camera is honestly revolutionary.
Credit: Mikayla Whitmore
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To showcase the utility of such features, the Accsoon team used a DSLR camera to shoot video directly onto an Apple device. A few seconds later, Accsoon airdropped the video onto my iPhone. It wasn’t hard to see how this would change the cinematography workflow right away. Imagine being able to show a client what you shot right after you shot it. Or how quickly you can upload footage of an event being filmed to social media.
If the SeeMo feature that turns your iPad into an external monitor is like upgrading your camera’s LCD screen, this is like turning your iPhone into a professional camcorder. Regardless of the storage size of your Apple device, your camera’s storage capacity has reached its limit. Additionally, you can use your SeeMo-equipped iPad or iPhone to live stream your camera’s video directly to YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms.
Unlike many futuristic tech on display at CES, Accsoon’s SeeMo is available now for $179.