This article comprehensively introduces the relevant knowledge and purchasing skills of shotgun microphone to help you choose a satisfactory shotgun microphone.
I. Analysis of the Key Points of Shotgun Microphone Knowledge
1. Background knowledge of shotgun microphone:
In the process of TV news interview, program recording and film and television simultaneous sound recording, we believe that we often see a long gun type radio microphone, which is held by hand or mounted on the pole to receive the characters when they are on camera. This long gun type microphone is what we call a shotgun microphone.
In the 1960s, with the widespread popularity of home television in Europe and the United States, the demand for film and television program production was strong, news program interviews and film and television simultaneous sound recording were increasingly rising, and sound recording microphones adapted to professional camcorder equipment became just needed in the market.
In 1961, Electro-Voice (EV), a well-known audio equipment manufacturer in the United States, developed the world's first shotgun microphone, creating a landmark revolution in outdoor recording equipment.
Since then, the shotgun microphone has rapidly become the "new favorite" and standard of the film and television media industry, and many microphone manufacturers have followed up, and the performance configuration and radio effect of the shotgun microphone have been constantly upgraded and improved.
Early shotgun microphones were mainly used for professional recording in the media industry (such as news program interviews, film and television simultaneous sound recording, etc.), but they were not popularized in the mass market.
With the rapid development of mobile Internet and the rise of online social networking and video self-media creation platforms, outdoor Vlog shooting has become popular all over the world and has become a personalized lifestyle for the younger generation.
Nowadays, the microphone industry and audio technology are becoming more and more mature, shotgun microphones are constantly expanding new functional styles, foreign brands are competing to enter, and domestic brands have also made considerable progress. Up to $1000 flagship, down to $100 entry, shotgun microphone has become the basic standard of many recording enthusiasts.
Commonly known as the shotgun microphone, because its shape is similar to a long barrel, so it is called the shotgun microphone.
It is designed according to the working principle of the pressure gradient of the microphone. The human voice reaches the microphone diaphragm through the on-axis pipeline, and the pressure sensor generates an audio circuit by recording the vibration of the diaphragm, thus picking up the strength of the sound source signal.
Shotgun microphones are usually "interference tubes" (also known as collector tubes) with long slots, which are dense inside the tube wall and covered with a protective net with slots on the side of the net.
When the sound source passes through the shaft, it can reach the microphone diaphragm unimpeded, while when the sound outside the shaft enters from multiple notches, it will be attenuated due to its different phase arrival, thus reducing the noise intake from other directions outside.
Shotgun microphones typically have a strong directivity, and the pickup microphone uses a cardioid or supercardioid directional pattern, which is more compact than a normal directional pickup microphone.
Most standard length shotgun microphones are insensitive to sound below 2KHz. Shotgun microphones work best when the off-axis sound is significantly different from the on-axis sound and there is no movement as the microphone rotates and moves.
3. Differences between the shotgun microphone and the lavalier microphone:
At present, in the field of radio microphone equipment, shotgun microphone and lavalier microphone are popular choices, which need to be used together in many cases.
As for these two types of microphones, many people are easily confused when choosing and purchasing them, and they can't tell the difference between them.
Here are the differences between the two microphones in order to make a better choice.
• Differences in design
> The shotgun microphone adopts a long barrel-shaped "interference tube" structure with a notch, which is similar to the barrel in appearance and has a unique shape design.
> Lavalier microphones typically come in a bodypack transmitter and receiver package that is designed to be small and compact.
• Differences in working principle
> Shotgun microphone is mainly designed according to the working principle of pressure gradient sensor. The tube produces horizontal interference on the diaphragm, and the circuit produces signal pressure difference, so as to pick up the human voice source signal.
> The lavalier microphone mainly uses wireless band signals (UHF and 2.4GHz wireless technology), and the sound is wirelessly transmitted to the receiver through the microphone, so as to realize the transmission of human voice signals.
• Difference in microphone directivity
> Shotgun microphone mainly adopts supercardioid or cardioid directional mode. The microphone head has strong directivity to the front sound source, while the sound in other directions is attenuated with different phases.
> The lavalier microphone mainly adopts the omnidirectional pickup mode. The microphone head picks up the human voice signal 360 °. Some lavalier microphones have a low cut function, which can effectively filter the ambient sound interference.
• Differences in usage scenarios
> Shotgun microphones usually need to be connected to SLR cameras and camcorders, and are suitable for medium and short range radio. If the recording is far away or the ambient sound is noisy, the vocal clarity of the microphone will be reduced.
> Lavalier microphone is usually suitable for mobile phones, computers, SLR cameras and camcorders. It has stable signal transmission, strong anti-interference, and is not limited by the scene and distance. The microphone has high sensitivity and clear radio effect.
Generally speaking, these two kinds of microphones have their own advantages, and when used outdoors, they should be chosen according to the actual recording requirements and personal preferences.
The directivity of the microphone is suitable for picking up the sound source at a fixed angle at close range. If the microphone is far away from the human voice, it is easy to mix in the background noise and reduce the clarity of the human voice.
The lavalier is usually worn in front of the chest, closer to the sound source, supporting wireless signal transmission and reception, not limited by fixed scenes and distances, and can be used to move the radio at will.
For Vlog video shooting, if you want to pick up a certain background sound, the shotgun microphone is a good choice. If you want to filter the background sound and just pick up the clear voice, the lavalier microphone is more suitable.
II. Introduction to the function configuration of the shotgun microphone1. Shotgun microphone type
At present, the shotgun microphones on the market can be roughly divided into three types according to different tube length standards: short shotgun microphone, medium shotgun microphone and long shotgun microphone.
The pickup angle of the short shotgun microphone can usually reach about 60 ° to 70 °, which can record the main sound source to the maximum extent. At the same time, due to the short length of the gun body, it is easy to absorb the environmental background noise in the off-axis direction. If the recording distance is too far, it will affect the human voice clarity.
The pickup angle of the medium shotgun microphone is between 40 ° and 50 °, and the recording range is relatively moderate, which can reduce the excessive recording of off-axis ambient sound while ensuring the clear pickup of the main sound source.
The pickup angle of the long shotgun microphone is about 30 °, which can minimize the noise recording in the off-axis direction and obtain a relatively clear sound quality effect. Because the tube body is the longest and the pickup angle is narrow, it needs to be aimed at the direction of human voice when it is used, and it is more conspicuous when it appears in the mirror.
Ideally, the interference tube should be as long as possible so that it can effectively eliminate and attenuate the interference of ambient noise recording.
But in the real world, it's really hard to do that. Because the increase of the length of the interference tube leads to the increase of low-frequency attenuation, the sound flow resistance and delay time inside the pipe increase, and the complex sound wave changes inside the interference tube increase the risk of off-axis frequency response.
Shotgun microphones should not be used outdoors in very noisy environments or in confined spaces with high reverberation, because the on-axis and off-axis sounds are similar in frequency. When the microphone moves or tracks the target sound source, the distance of the relatively static off-axis sound changes. In this case, the directivity of the interference tube can not achieve the expected attenuation target, and the off-axis sound will have obvious sound pollution.
2. Parameter configuration of shotgun microphone
When choosing any electronic product, we need to have a basic understanding of its parameter configuration and basic concepts. Parameters determine the performance of the product, and performance configuration determines its experience results.
For the shotgun microphone, we need to know its specific parameter configuration, so that we can choose a more satisfactory radio microphone.
Generally speaking, the core parameters and configuration of the shotgun microphone mainly include the following aspects:
Sensitivity is a description of the ability of a human voice signal to be converted to a level, and it is usually expressed in units of -dB or V/Pa.
Generally speaking, the smaller the negative and positive error values, the higher the sensitivity of the microphone, the stronger the level output power, and the clearer the sound quality.
Shotgun microphones usually use electret condenser microphones. Due to the small diaphragm area and low pickup sensitivity, the volume gain (0/-10/+ 10/+ 20dB) adjustment function of the microphone is needed to improve the recording quality of the main sound.
• Frequency response
Frequency response refers to the response of the microphone to different frequencies, which is a description of the audio bandwidth range of the signal.
Generally speaking, the wider and smoother the frequency response of the microphone, the better the vocal recording. Because the limit range of human hearing is between 20Hz and 20KHz, and the microphone produces sound wave attenuation due to objective physical reasons, in fact, the frequency response range is much smaller than the human hearing interval value.
Frequency response range needs to be tested by professional equipment software. Well-known brands will have more stringent frequency response test identification range. Some manufacturers are false labels, which can only be used as a general reference.
• Signal-to-noise ratio
Signal-to-noise ratio refers to the ratio of human voice signal output power to noise power, which is usually expressed in dB (decibel).
Generally speaking, the larger the signal-to-noise ratio of the microphone, the smaller the noise mixed in the signal, and the higher the quality of sound playback.
For a shotgun microphone with a good performance configuration, the signal-to-noise ratio is usually not less than 70dB, which is conducive to a good radio effect.
• Output impedance
Impedance is the resistance to current flow in a circuit. The output impedance is the value measured at the outlet and is usually expressed in ohms.
Microphone output impedance is roughly divided into two types: one is a high-impedance microphone above 10 K; A low impedance microphone below 1 K.
At present, most of the shotgun microphones on the market are low-impedance microphones, and the output impedance of the microphone is between 200-800Ω. Generally speaking, the lower the microphone output impedance and the higher the sensitivity, the better the sound quality.
Directivity is a description of the sensitivity of sound to different spatial directions. The directivity of the microphone varies depending on the type of pickup microphone.
At present, the shotgun microphones on the market mainly use the ultra-high cardioid or cardioid pointing mode, which has a clearer reception effect on the sound on the front axis, while the sound in other directions will be significantly attenuated.
Cardioid pointing is usually used on short shotgun microphones. Due to the short collector tube, the pickup angle range needs to be expanded. Supercardioid pointing is usually used on medium and long shotgun microphones, especially professional interview recording microphones, which have strong directivity and can record the main sound source to the greatest extent.
Shotgun microphones are usually suitable for close field recording because the tube body is longer and narrower than ordinary microphones and the pickup head is compact and narrow.
• Low-cut and attenuation function
When recording with a gun mic or lavalier mic, we often come across the jargon concepts of "low cut" and "decay.".
The low cut of a microphone usually refers to filtering out audio below 100 Hz. Generally, 100Hz audio mainly comes from ambient background sound, such as peripheral speakers, traffic sound, etc.
Low-cut function can effectively reduce the impact of ambient sound on human voice recording, but it also has advantages and disadvantages. Filtering out audio below 100 Hz will lose some details and affect the real and natural effect of the overall recording. Therefore, the low-cut function usually has a switch selection mode, which is decided by the user according to the situation.
The attenuation function of the microphone is generally 10 dB attenuation, which is the intensity switch of the level gain power. It reduces the overall intake volume, but also reduces the range of audio frequencies picked up by the microphone.
Sometimes the ambient sound is too noisy, resulting in the main voice can not be heard clearly; Or the sound of the main body of the recording is too high to cause the plosive sound. After the attenuation switch is turned on, the environmental noise outside the shaft is relatively small, and the sound of the main body is more prominent.
Anyway, the low cut is to turn off the volume below 100 Hz, and the attenuation is to lower all the volume a little bit.
• Other function configuration
Shotgun microphones are usually equipped with shock mounts to prevent unwanted noise from being recorded as the microphone moves. With windproof cotton cover, it can effectively reduce the interference of wind noise when recording outdoors.
There are two main types of connection cables for the shotgun microphone: one is the 3.5mm standard connector plug (3.5mm TRS SLR cable and 3.5mm TRRS mobile phone cable); One is the audio cable of the Canon interface. Reasonable connection can be made according to the adaptation interface and usage of the equipment.
The microphone is mainly powered by No.5 or No.7 batteries, which can last up to 5-6 hours. Some of them have rechargeable batteries, which can be connected to the device for charging.
III.Shotgun microphone purchase strategy skillsWhen shooting Vlog or live interview recordings outdoors, a good gun and microphone can really add a lot of points to our radio effect.
At present, there are many functional styles of shotgun microphones on the market, so we should consider their actual needs and specific circumstances when choosing and purchasing.
As a microphone industry practitioners, I summed up a few gun microphone selection skills, hoping to help friends in need.
• Look at the actual budget size
No matter what you buy, you should make a good budget plan in advance, and the budget determines the final result of the purchase experience.
At present, the price of shotgun microphones on the market is generally more than $100, and the more expensive ones are $1000. Different prices of microphones, performance configuration and workmanship materials will be somewhat different, after all, you get what you pay for.
Within the personal economic budget conditions, choosing a good and satisfactory gun microphone is the core basic standard when we choose and buy.
Generally speaking, the shotgun microphone at the price of $100 can basically meet the needs of shooting Vlog video recording. Unless you are in the professional film and television or media industry and have high requirements for live recording, you can consider choosing a shotgun microphone with better performance configuration.
• See personal use requirements
If you want to accurately select the right shotgun microphone for yourself, you need to understand your personal recording needs and usage.
If it is a video recording beginner, amateur likes to shoot Vlog video, the sound quality requirements are not too high, to meet the basic voice clear radio, then the entry-level gun microphone is a more appropriate choice.
If you are a professional video self-media creator, or have certain requirements for the sound quality of Vlog video recording, and need to record the background sound of the environment frequently, you can consider the high-end series of gun microphones.
If you are engaged in professional film and television program simultaneous sound recording, or news media live interviews, there are strict requirements for recording effect and sound quality, then the high-end series of gun microphones are the basic standard.
Different recording situations and personal use requirements, the choice of shotgun microphone will be different, before purchasing, we should combine our actual situation to select accurately.
• Look at parameter performance configuration
Product parameters and configuration are important reference indicators when we choose and buy, which determine the performance and experience of the product.
When we choose a shotgun microphone, we also need to have an introductory understanding of its parameters and performance configuration.
The core parameters and configuration of the shotgun microphone have been introduced in detail, and I believe everyone has a basic understanding.
Simply put, the higher the sensitivity of the microphone, the easier it is to push the level power, and the clearer the recording effect. The wider and smoother the frequency response range is, the more natural and delicate the voice radio effect is; The greater the signal-to-noise ratio, the better the sound playback quality. The smaller the output impedance is, the more obvious the low-frequency sound effect is; The stronger the pickup directivity is, the more accurate the voice recording is.
When choosing and purchasing, we should combine our actual budget, refer to the parameters and performance configuration of the same price products, so as to choose a more satisfactory shotgun microphone.
• Look at brand awareness
Well-known brands not only have solid quality and good radio effect, but also have guaranteed after-sales service.
At present, there are various brands and series in the field of shotgun microphones, such as Rode, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Sony, Shure, etc. Domestic famous brands include Saramonic, COMICA, BOYA, TAKSTAR, Relacart, MAILADA, etc.
If the budget is sufficient, it is recommended that international brands be the first choice. The quality, workmanship, performance configuration and recording experience of the shotgun microphone are excellent. Domestic gun and wheat brands have also made great progress in recent years, with good radio experience and high cost performance.
In a word, I suggest that within the budget conditions, the well-known brand series should be the first choice, and the performance configuration of the same price series should be compared and referred to, combined with my actual use requirements and personal preferences, so as to choose a good and satisfactory gun microphone.
IV. Shotgun Microphone Selection Guide in 2022
Beginner Shotgun Microphone recommendation:BOYA BY-MM1 Shotgun Microphone, Mobile SLR Vlog Radio Microphone
BOYA is a well-known brand of domestic audio equipment, which is respected by many recording enthusiasts. The BY-MM1 series features a highly sensitive cardioid pointing radio microphone that captures every detail of sound. Metal body material, fall resistant and scratch resistant; It has its own shock absorber, which can effectively prevent noise caused by shooting vibration. Equipped with windproof wool cover, outdoor use can reduce wind noise interference, and the recording is clear and delicate. This series is suitable for mobile phones, SLR cameras and other devices, with solid workmanship and high cost performance, which is worth starting.
MAMMEN KM MIC-07 Pro shotgun Microphone, professional SLR camera recording microphone
As an entry-level shotgun microphone, the MAMMEN KM MIC-07 Pro series is made of metal cavity material and has a built-in cardioid pointing mode, which makes the radio clear and accurate, and restores the human voice with high fidelity. Support + 10 dB volume gain function to enhance pickup sensitivity; Support the synchronous monitoring function of ear return and monitor the recording status in real time. Equipped with anti-shake and anti-shock bracket, built-in 100mAh lithium battery, lasting life. This series is suitable for mobile phones and SLR photographic equipment, and the recording effect is better, which is worth recommending.
COMICA VM10II Shotgun Microphone, Mobile SLR DV Camera Recording Microphone
COMICA is a well-known brand of audio equipment in China. VM10II series adopts all-metal body design and video audio material, which has strong anti-interference. With the super cardioid pointing microphone, the radio is clear and sensitive, and the voice can be recorded accurately. Equipped with shock-absorbing silicone bracket to effectively avoid vibration noise during camera operation; With windproof wool cover, outdoor shooting does not need to worry about the impact of wind noise. This series adapts the SLR camera equipment, plug and play, the recording effect is good, is worth recommending.
Relacart MU1 Shotgun Microphone, SLR Volg Shooting Radio Microphone
Relacart is an old and well-known enterprise of audio equipment in China. MU1 series adopts heart-shaped pointing pickup mode, with clear and accurate radio, all-metal body design and strong noise reduction and anti-interference. With German shock absorption system, it can effectively reduce the noise caused by camera vibration and shaking. Equipped with high-quality windproof wool cover to reduce the impact of wind noise in outdoor recording; The microphone is plug-and-play and requires no power. This series has solid performance configuration and high cost performance, which is worth recommending.
TAKSTAR SGC600 Shotgun Microphone, Mobile SLR Camera Recording Microphone
TAKSTAR is a famous brand of microphone in China. The quality of TAKSTAR microphone is reliable and the workmanship is solid. TAKSTAR SGC-600 series, as a professional recording shotgun microphone, adopts supercardioid pointing mode, and the radio is clear and sensitive. One-key low-cut function can effectively reduce background noise and make voice recording clearer. Three-segment gain adjustment to meet the requirements of different recording distances. The shockproof bracket is stable for shooting and equipped with standard cold shoe interface to adapt to a variety of photographic equipment. This series has excellent performance configuration and high cost performance, which is worth starting.
TAKSTAR SGC-598 Shotgun Microphone, External Recording Microphone for SLR Camera
The TAKSTAR SGC-598 series is a high performance shotgun microphone with a cardioid pointing pattern for accurate, clear and full sound. Built-in + 10 dB sensitivity gain adjustment and 100 Hz low frequency attenuation function can be used for long-distance recording in different scenes. The body is made of aluminum alloy, which is firm and reliable, and has stronger anti-interference performance. Equipped with shockproof frame to introduce mechanical noise and vibration sound interference. This series has excellent performance configuration and good radio effect, which is worth recommending.
Mailada VG3 Professional Interview Recording Shotgun Microphone, SLR Shooting
Mailada VG3, as a professional interview microphone, is designed with all-metal long sound collection tube body, which is resistant to falling, scratching and interference. Adopt double pickups, with ultra-high sensitivity pickup effect; Built-in noise reduction circuit design can effectively suppress the impact of environmental noise. It is equipped with a 5-meter singing card agricultural adapter line, which is suitable for recording interviews with various scenes and professional equipment. With windproof cotton to remove wind noise, outdoor recording is clearer and more thorough. This series has solid performance configuration and high cost performance, which is worth recommending.
LATZZ LZ-880 Professional Recording Shotgun Microphone
LATZZ LZ-880 series as a professional recording gun microphone, their home uses metal texture body design, compact and delicate, light and comfortable grip. The sound-collecting tube has a built-in high-pass filter, which supports one-key low-cut function and effectively reduces low-frequency environmental noise interference. With a highly sensitive super-cardioid pointing microphone, the recording effect is excellent. It supports dual power supply mode (AA battery and phantom power supply) and is equipped with standard Canon interface. This series is suitable for digital SLR and camcorder professional equipment, with excellent recording effect, which is worth starting.
BOYA BY-BM30 30 Shotgun Microphone, SLR Camera Professional Radio Microphone
The BOYA BY-BM3030 series features a highly sensitive supercardioid pointing mode for clear and precise pickup and high vocal fidelity. Built-in three-level volume gain adjustment can effectively filter ambient noise and background noise interference. Support low cut function, audio output is more pure, voice recording effect is more obvious. Built-in large-capacity battery, working endurance up to 120 hours; It supports the connection of various recording devices, and is equipped with a windproof sponge cover and a shockproof frame. The performance configuration of this series is good and worth recommending.
COMICA V30 Pro Shotgun Microphone SLR Live Recording
COMICA V30 Pro series adopts heart-shaped pointing pickup, accurate recording of human voice source, professional audio material design, strong anti-noise, excellent radio quality. Body with intelligent low-cut mode, automatic filtering of background noise, better clear and pure radio; At the same time, the built-in voice volume gain function can amplify the main volume at any time to meet the needs of recording in various scenes. Equipped with high-quality shock mount system and windproof cotton cover, it is not affected by the weather environment. This series has excellent recording effect and is worth recommending.
Saramonic SR-VM4 Shotgun Microphone, Professional Live Recording Microphone for Cameras
The Saramonic SR-VM4 series features a supercardioid pointing pattern and a built-in high-performance condenser microphone for clear and accurate reception and high vocal reproduction fidelity. Built-in three-level volume gain adjustment improves the recording quality of the main body; Support low-cut function, one key to eliminate low-frequency ambient sound interference. Equipped with shockproof bracket and sponge cover, it can effectively avoid mechanical vibration noise and outdoor sound interference. It is equipped with a large capacity battery, which lasts for a long time. This series has solid performance configuration and clear and sensitive radio effect, which is worth recommending.
RODE Video Micro gun-type microphone mobile phone single-lens reflex video camera record
RODE is a world-famous brand of audio equipment. The RODE video micro series are made of imported materials with original packaging from Australia and designed with aluminum alloy body, which is hard and shiny. With Rod audio technology, the microphone recording is clear and lossless, and the sound quality is transparent, three-dimensional and full. Built-in intelligent noise reduction chip, with plush windproof cover, effectively shield environmental noise and background noise interference. This series has excellent performance configuration, professional workmanship quality and good recording effect, which is worth starting.
Flagship Shotgun Microphone recommendation:BOYA BY-BM3031 Shotgun Microphone, Recording Microphone for SLR Camcorder
BOYA BY-BM3031 series is an enhanced version of BY-BM3030. It uses a super-cardioid pointing pickup microphone, which is accurate and sensitive at close range, with clear and high fidelity sound quality. Built-in digital audio chip, with intelligent noise reduction function, effectively avoid noise interference. Low cut and volume gain channel functions are added to make the main recording effect more remarkable. Compatible with a variety of SLR, camcorder and other devices, the battery lasts a long time, the performance configuration is remarkable, and the recording effect is excellent, which is worth recommending.
Aputure V-micD3 shotgun microphone, mobile phone SLR camcorder recording
Aputure is a well-known brand of professional imaging equipment in China. V-Mic D series adopts super-cardioid pointing microphone, and the radio is clear and accurate. Microphone sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio and frequency response are excellent, reaching the standard of broadcast-grade recording, with pure and delicate sound quality and high vocal fidelity. Equipped with a stable bracket, recording and shooting are more professional; Built-in large capacity battery for long life. The smart audio cable automatically recognizes the TRS/TRRS interface. Overall, the performance configuration of this series is good and worth recommending.
BOYA BY-BM3032 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone, Recording Microphone for SLR Camcorder
The BOYA BY-BM3032 series features a supercardioid pointing pickup for precise radio focus. Built-in + 5dB high frequency gain button can capture more sound details clearly. Low-cut filter, effectively avoid the interference of environmental noise. Support real-time monitoring function of ear return, and monitor the recording status at any time; Support the safety channel function to avoid the impact of plosives and whistles. The switching power supply can be turned on automatically, which is convenient to use and operate. It is equipped with a large capacity battery, which can last up to 30 hours. This series has a solid configuration and a good recording experience, which is worth recommending.
LENSGO Wireless Microphone Microphone
The LENSGO LYM-DM300 series features dual-directional pickup patterns (cardioid and supercardioid) for accurate, noise-free reception and recording in a variety of environments. Support dual-level gain mode for clearer voice recording; One-key low-cut function can effectively shield the influence of environmental noise. With the integrated shockproof frame, the vibration noise is greatly reduced; Up to 120 hours of battery life. This series has solid performance configuration and clear and sensitive radio, which is worth recommending.
BOYA BY-DMR7 Shotgun Microphone,SLR Vlog Filming Camcorder Recording Microphone
BOYA BY-DMR7 series adopts super-cardioid pointing mode, which effectively avoids off-axis side noise and accurately captures the positive target sound source. The built-in LED display screen supports real-time monitoring of ear return, and the working status of recording can be checked at any time. Stereo output sound quality to meet the requirements of professional recording; Built-in recording memory card placement function can store recording copies in real time. Equipped with shockproof frame structure to reduce mechanical vibration and noise interference; Equipped with windproof sponge cover, the outdoor radio is clear and the wind noise is effectively filtered. The performance configuration of this series is remarkable, and the recording effect is excellent, which is worth recommending.
COMICA VM20 Shotgun Microphone,LR Vlog Video Camcorder Interview Recording Microphone
COMICA VM20 series, as a professional recording microphone of film and television grade, is made of high-quality metal material and equipped with stepless gain knob, which can achieve long-distance radio. A key to open the low-cut noise reduction mode, with a dual-cycle shock absorption system, effectively avoid external noise and fuselage noise conduction interference. Built-in visual lithium battery, real-time power control, battery life up to 60 hours; Windproof cotton cover is distributed to facilitate outdoor video shooting and clear recording. This series has excellent performance and recording effect, which is worth recommending.
SONY ECM-VG1 professional shotgun microphone, SLR camcorder recording
SONY is a well-known brand of world-class audio equipment. As a professional recording microphone, the ECM-VG1 has a compact and lightweight body design. The microphone adopts a super-cardioid pointing mode, and the radio is clear and sensitive. Equipped with two recording modes, zoom microphone mode can be used for wide-angle shooting to record clear voice; In the shotgun microphone mode, the main sound can be recorded intensively. Built-in low-cut filter, suitable for Canon audio interface, with shockproof rack and windproof wool cover, effectively avoid noise interference. This series has excellent performance configuration and high cost performance, which is worth recommending.
COMICA TraxShot Universal Shotgun Microphone, SLR Camera Stereo Recording
COMICA Traxshot series is a high-performance professional recording gun microphone, which adopts the design of windproof wall in the machine to reduce wind noise interference. Built-in stepless gain adjustment, one-key low-cut function, clearer and purer radio; Stereo and mono modes are supported, and the radio can be rotated from multiple angles. It is equipped with visual screen monitoring, which can monitor the recording status in real time, and four-position airbag shock absorption system, which can effectively avoid the noise transmission of the fuselage. This series is suitable for all kinds of recording equipment, with excellent performance configuration, which is worth starting.
COMICA CVM-VP2 Professional Recording Shotgun Microphone,SLR Camcorder Interview Recording
COMICA CVM-VP2 series, as a professional interview recording gun microphone, is made of aluminum alloy, which is durable and has strong anti-interference performance of RF signal. With the supercardioid pointing pickup mode, the radio is high-definition and sensitive, and the sound quality reaches the standard of radio and television recording. Built-in low-noise circuit supports one-button low-cut, which can capture more sound details and restore high-fidelity voice. The microphone supports dual battery mode, with professional shock mount system and windproof sweater, effectively reducing sound recording vibration and ambient sound interference. This series has solid performance configuration and excellent recording effect, which is worth recommending.
Saramonic Sound Bird V1 Shotgun Microphone, Camera Recording Video Simultaneous Sound
Saramonic As a well-known brand of professional audio equipment, SoundBird V1 series is a professional recording shotgun microphone, the body is made of high-quality all-aluminum alloy material, the appearance is exquisite, the texture is exquisite, and the grip is comfortable. Supercardioid pointing microphone with precise pickup and built-in low-cut gain adjustment function can effectively reduce ambient noise recording and make voice recording more high-definition and fidelity. Equipped with professional shockproof bracket system and windproof sponge cover, outdoor recording is easy to control. This series has excellent performance configuration and sound quality, which meets the requirements of multi-scene recording and is worth recommending.
Professional Shotgun Microphone recommendation:RODE Video Mic ProPlus Shotgun Microphone, SLR Vlog Recording
RODE Video Mic ProPlus series adopts cardioid pointing mode, featuring sensitive pickup and high fidelity of sound quality. Built-in imported microphone effectively shields ambient sound and echo interference. Built-in three-level gain adjustment, with safe sound channel, microphone sound quality output is clearer and more delicate; Equipped with a high-pass filter, it can be set to reduce ambient noise when recording. It is equipped with professional shock absorption bracket to enhance the performance of audio pole head and windproof cover, and the outdoor radio is pure without noise. This series has high-end configuration and excellent performance, which is worth recommending.
SONY ECM-674 professional interview recording shotgun microphone, supercardioid pointing
Sony ECM-674 series adopts super-cardioid pointing pickup microphone, which is precise and smooth, high-definition and sensitive, and can restore high-fidelity human voice. The microphone provides excellent audio performance and clear miking in noisy environments. You only have a low cut filter that reduces unwanted low frequency ambient noise at all times. The microphone design is compact and lightweight, allowing for good acoustic and electrical balance on professional camcorders. Support dual power supply, suitable for a variety of sound acquisition applications. This series is worth recommending because of its solid configuration and high cost performance.
Audio-Technica AT8024 Professional Recording Interview Shotgun Microphone, Micro Single Camera Recording
The Audio-Technica AT8024 series is a professional radio microphone with a cardioid pointing polar pattern for accurate and sensitive reception. Built-in high-pass filter switch can reduce low-frequency ambient sound and mechanical vibration noise interference. The microphone has a three-level volume gain adjustment function to improve the recording effect of human voice. Equipped with independent power supply battery compartment, with shockproof design, effective isolation of mechanical vibration noise; It is equipped with windproof cotton wool cover and supports stereo channel radio mode. This series of performance configuration is better, the recording is clear and stable, it is worth recommending.
Saramonic Sound Bird T3 shotgun microphone, video Vlog shooting radio interview microphones
The Saramonic SoundBird T3 series is a high performance professional recording interview shotgun microphone with a cardioid pointing polar pattern for a wider range of radio and HD vocal quality, reaching broadcast recording standards. The microphone is made of brass, which is strong and durable, and effectively shields the bottom noise interference. With built-in high-pass low-cut function, outdoor recording can filter the influence of wind noise and improve the clarity of recording. Equipped with shockproof bracket and windproof cotton cover, equipped with Canon interface, supporting 48 V phantom power supply. This series of solid performance configuration, suitable for professional camcorders and SLR equipment recording use, it is worth recommending.
Shure VP83 Professional Shotgun Microphone, SLR Vlog Camera Recording Interview Microphone
Shure is a well-known brand of professional audio equipment in the world. Its VP83 series adopts all-metal structure design and has strong anti-interference performance. The microphone features a high quality condenser microphone with supercardioid pickup and full low-frequency response to capture rich vocal detail. Built-in three-gear gain adjustment and low-cut filtering function, equipped with integrated Rycote Lyre bracket, shock-proof and noise-reducing effect is stable. It supports real-time recording and monitoring, and is equipped with a five-position joystick and an LED screen. This series has excellent performance configuration, high-definition and sensitive radio effect, suitable for professional equipment recording, and is worth recommending.
RODE NTG5 Professional Recording Shotgun Microphone Camera Interview Recording Microphone
The RODE NTG5 series is a high-performance professional recording shotgun microphone that features a highly directional digital condenser microphone for high-definition and sensitive recording with broadcast-quality HiFi sound. The on-board digital switch can control 75Hz high-pass filtering, high-frequency gain adjustment, and the human voice effect is clearer and more delicate. High-quality aluminum structure, light and compact sound tube, two-way power supply function, equipped with Canon interface, suitable for all kinds of SLR cameras and professional camcorders. The performance configuration of this series is excellent, and the live outdoor recording is professional and reliable, which is worth recommending.
Sennheiser MKE600 Professional Shotgun Microphone, SLR Camera Interview Recording
The Sennheiser MIKE600 series features German manufacturing quality, supercardioid pickup microphones with excellent low frequency reproduction and vocal clarity to professional video recording standards. With the low-cut button, it can effectively suppress low-frequency noise interference, and the recording quality is reliable and stable. It supports two power supply modes of phantom power supply and battery power supply, and its working life can reach 150 hours. With professional shock absorption bracket, effectively eliminate mechanical noise and vibration sound marketing; Equipped with sponge windproof cover, the outdoor radio is clear without noise. This series of performance configuration is solid and excellent, suitable for professional interviews and simultaneous recording, which is worth recommending.