Hollyland has introduced their new Cosmo C1 HDMI and SDI video transmission gadget. Comprised of transmitter and receiver devices, the Cosmo C1 has each HDMI and SDI connections on each the transmitter and receiver and can convert from one to the opposite – permitting you to use your SDI output camera with an HDMI-only track.
They be offering a variety of up to 1,000ft at a solution of 1080p at up to 60 frames in line with 2nd. Being at the 5.1-5.8Ghz frequency with computerized seamless channel switching, they don’t require a license to perform in maximum (all?) of the arena and have an ultra-low latency of only 40 milliseconds.
The integrated conversion between SDI and HDMI signifies that you’re in a position to use your SDI cameras on HDMI screens or HDMI cameras on SDI screens. Or you’ll be able to output right into a video switcher just like the Feelworld Livepro L1 (review here) or Blackmagic Atem Mini Pro (review here). Alternatively, you’ll be able to simply plug a USB cable in between the receiver and your laptop and use all of it by itself which you’ll be able to deliver immediately into apps like OBS for a are living circulate or Zoom for appearing to a far flung consumer as a standard seize tool.
It boasts no dropouts, with boosted sign energy and anti-interference generation to make certain that black frames are a factor of the previous. And I will consider it, even with Hollyland’s personal moderately extra reasonably priced Mars 400S (review here), I’ve but to enjoy a unmarried dropout when running inside its marketed vary. the Cosmo C1 for sure has decrease latency than the Mars 400S, even though, which is available in at a trifling 40ms.
Now, 40ms latency is all neatly and excellent, however relying on what you’re capturing, that may nonetheless no longer rather be rapid sufficient for a focal point puller to stay up with a fast-moving camera and a fast-moving matter in an motion scene, as an example. But for many makes use of, it’ll most likely be greater than good enough, and should you do want completely immediate comments, neatly, that’s whilst you need to start spending real money.
Another house the place the Cosmo C1 beats out its Mars siblings is the variety. The Mars 300 Pro, Mars 400S and Mars 400S Pro formally max out at round 300-400ft, even though I’ve had the Mars 400S as far apart as about 656ft prior to the sign minimize out utterly. The Cosmo C1, alternatively, boasts 1,000ft of vary, and that’s most likely a protected estimate. I’d be expecting you’d get a bit bit greater than that. Of route, it’ll rely on what and what number of different alerts there are for your house within the 5.1-5.8Ghz vary that may intrude.
While each the transmitter and receiver include HDMI and SDI ports and can convert the sign from Tx to Rx, the transmitter only has SDI output for tracking. So, it doesn’t matter what more or less sign you’re plugging into it out of your camera, if you wish to have to have a box track at the camera, too, you then’ll want one who’s SDI. Alternatively, if in case you have a track with HDMI passthrough, you’ll be able to move from the camera to the track and then ship the track’s output into the Cosmo C1 transmitter, even though you’re doubtlessly introducing extra latency that method. Or, you have to use an HDMI splitter to ship the camera into each one by one.
Ultimately, it looks as if an general spectacular gadget. It’s the entry-level into Hollyland’s higher-end Cosmo ecosystem that offers a large number of vary, rather low latency and some very cool options – just like the receiver being observed as a seize tool when hooked up without delay to your laptop over USB!