Jason - 01/09/2017
I have been on the research to get my Professional Video transmission for both
range 100 m to 300m for long. as I have applications for both short and longer
range transmission. I needed times to keep enough money to get this gear for my
jobs. Thus I was really care about my money to get the best value product. Sadly
due to technology restriction I could not find one which allow me to transmit
without having line of Sight for some scenario. With that I have to follow the
rule to get my best coverage without dropping much of the signal.
With that requirement in mind, I've managed to find some, Thanks to Friends
recommendation and web info and subsequently filtered it to only 2 for ease of
decision making, The 2 brands, namely Ghost eye and Hollyland. And I was in the
cross road for which one to get. I needed to do something's to get the right one.
(Comparing Ghosteye versus Hollyland) After some efforts of research, I have
discovered somethings very interesting. And I thought I would like to share this
on this post.
Long story short, My final decision was to get Hollyland
Cosmo 400 (120M) and
Cosmo 1000 (300m) from Expandore instead of buying online for Ghost eye, Here
are the reasons.
• My Friends have bought both 2 from Cinegear Ghost Eye from overseas on-line
shop, namely the Ghosteye Kit 150m and Ghosteye kit 300m, upon my request he
allowed me to bring to the shop to make the comparison with his presence.
• Cosmetically both brands like similar ( I would say identical ) except for the
brand, of course.
• However it seems that Ghost eye was having longer transmission range as per
their specification 150m vs 120m, and 350m vs 300m , I thus presumed that the
price different and thus it is cheaper for Hollyland.
• To Convince myself further, Thanks to the shop, the allowed us to do the
transmission distance test under the same conditions. but both performed nearly
same under the same distance
• I went one step further and Upon my deeper finding and research on web site
and including calling the China Counterpart, to my surprise I found out
something else. That the original maker of both product seems to be the from the
same source, ie Hollyland is the original maker.
• I thus asked many questions including are both brands having the same spec and
also why for the same product, the specification is varied and that is what I
• It was quite sure by then that both brands are produced the same way using the
same component and chip in the same factory, the manufacturer by fast the
standard has to state its Specification to its client and the consumers. While
the brand owner has it rights to state the specification that the product could
• I further asked the maker, could their 120m Gear could do the same Ghoseye did
for 150m So for the 300m and 350m. Again the answer given was positive but under
certain conditions. The maker further stated that they would prefer to stay the
specification with safety factor built in rather that stretching it ,as under
circumstance it might not performs according to the requirement. IT is better to
be in the state of under- promised and over-delivered
• The last question I had asked was , can the maker has control over the
specification specified by the client which was different from the original
specification , they would not want to comment further.
• Being a consumer, it is worth the while to do some research to get the product
that deserved the value. By doing what I was doing it saved me close to SGD
800/= and SGD 1,200 respectively
Nash - 05/09/2017
Ghost Eye vs Hollyland Cosmo
Jason thanks you for the information. In fact I faced the same dilemma.
I was proposing Ghost eye to a worship place, however due to some
"uncomfortable" reason it was rejected as the users did not like to have the
"Holly event" to be transmitted thru "Ghost xxx". On the contrary, the
sound more acceptable. The reason for the acceptance has nothing to do with the
Technology but the name.
After reading Jason's sharing, my problem solved. The
Hollyland Cosmo 400 work
perfectly for us, we have not yet experienced any signal drop as long as I am
keeping both wireless transmitter and receiver with line of sight. Best of all
it support 1080 /60P.
Despite the fact that Both Ghosteye and Hollyland are produced by the same
factory, the price point varied, I have enjoyed great saving.
The Cinegear should consider to re-brand it ghosteye to be may be Gold eye...
Just a suggestion.
Peter - 05/11/2017
Loss signal – Blocked by Building – No line of sight
I have deployed the Hollyland 1000m Cosmo in my recent events, and I was
given the most difficult assignment to transmit the Wireless Video. The
horizontal distance between the RX and TX is about 250m. However there was a
building 30m away which block the transmission in line of sight, there is no way
to get the signal except that to deploy the receiver 30 m away from the
I used SDI cable to tap the signal from the receiver and laid the cable for
about 40m till the controller room. As now both RX and TX are in alignment, the
signal is perfect. I was able to receive the signal at 1080/60P with almost no
latency and good quality of HD video. Thanks to Hollyland Cosmo. This product
work as well as its competitor which cost more than USD 500 more.