Accsoon SeeMo Pro SDI First Look at NAB 2023

The Accsoon SeeMo Pro SDI monitoring/recording/streaming adapter for iOS is built on the technology of the original SeeMo HDMI model. The SeeMo Pro SDI is a small box that goes in between your camera or other SDI/HDMI source and your iOS device via Lightning or USB-C cable.

The SeeMo Pro SDI can accept HD signals up to 1080p 60fps over either HD SDI or HDMI from cameras, mixers, games consoles and wireless receivers. The HD SDI input can also be looped out to allow connection to other downstream devices such as Accsoon’s own CineView SE and Quad SDI wireless transmitters.

The SeeMo Pro SDI has HD SDI input and output with loop-through.

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SeeMo Pro SDI runs off Sony NP-F style batteries or via a pro-grade 2-pin DC connector. It can supply 5V/2.4A power to a connected iPad or iPhone for extended operation times. It can also charge other devices over USB-C operating as a power bank.

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When combined with the free Accsoon SEE app it transforms any recent iPad or iPhone into a fully featured production monitor with a complete set of professional tools such as waveform, magnification, vectorscope, false color, peaking and audio level meters. Users can apply custom LUTs, or use the onion skin image overlay to precisely line up their shots. There are even options to de-squeeze anamorphic video on-screen, or flip video to aid self shooting.

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The SeeMo Pro SDI features a tough lightweight aluminum body with multiple 1/4-20 anti-rotation mounting points. For on-camera monitoring, the SeeMo Pro can be placed directly on the back of an iPhone or iPad mini using the dedicated mounting options. Alternatively, some camera operators may prefer to mount the SeeMo separately on their camera or gimbal and cable the iPhone or iPad to it. Accsoon sells extended 1m Lightning cables where additional length is required.

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SeeMo Pro SDI can also turn larger iPads and iPad Pros into directors’ monitors with the aid of Accsoon’s line of PowerCages for iPad. The latest PowerCage II and PowerCage Pro II surround the iPad with metal protection and provide a solid way to mount the SeeMo Pro SDI to the rear of the setup. A built-in kickstand allows it to be set down safely without toppling over.

You can record HD video input via SeeMo Pro SDI direct to your iOS device’s camera roll at up to 1080p at 60fps 8-bit in H.264 variable bitrate.

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Accsoon was showing a nice demonstration at NAB 2023 utilizing a SeeMo Pro and a Prolycht Oruion 300FS running in conjunction with the Chroma app. By feeding the Chroma app the video signal from the SeeMo Pro you could get the light to replicate whatever color or colors were being shown from the video feed using a simple color picker.

The SeeMo Pro SDI will also turn an iPhone into an SDI/HDMI EVF with the upcoming Zacuto Z-finder iOS electronic viewfinder solution. Announced earlier this week, it has been developed in collaboration with Accsoon and uses a customized version of the SEE app.

Price & Availability

The SeeMo Pro SDI will retail for $349 USD and will be available via official Accsoon resellers in Summer 2023.

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