Saramonic has launched a range of affordable professional shotgun mics for DSLR users, introducing the VMic, VMic Pro and VMic Recorder – price tag starting at £131.94.
At the top of the new VMic range is the Saramonic VMic Pro, price tag £199.14. Mounting directly on to your DSLR, this super directional shotgun microphone features an integrated shock mount system with an all-metal construction.
As well as a low cut filter (150 Hz) it also offers a high frequency boost (+6dB) that can be independently controlled. Other features include three position level control (-10dB, 0dB, +20dB), a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio monitoring, and a low battery LED indicator.
The frequency response is 35 Hz ~ 20 kHz, signal-to-noise ratio is 75dB, and it has a dynamic range of 120dB. The VMic Pro is powered by two AA batteries, and is supplied with a foam windshield as well as a detachable 3.5mm cable to connect the mic to the camera’s audio input. The VMic Pro weighs 270g.
Rounding out the VMic range is the standard VMic, priced £131.94, and the VMic recorder, price tag £203.94.
Chief among the VMic Recorder’s selling points is an integrated flash recorder that can store 16-bit / 48 kHz WAV audio to a Micro SDHC on a card up to 32GB capacity. It also offers users an LCD monitor and single-button recording.
Kenro, Saramonic’s UK distributor, also announce the new SRVRM1 Compact Linear PCM Recorder, priced £161.94. The XLR connector clicks into place on any XLR microphone to create an independent ‘roving mic’.
The SRVRM1 ican record for up to 8 hours on one set of two AA batteries. A 32GB memory card can store up to 60 hours of audio recorded at maximum quality (24 bit / 48 kHz) or up to 180 hours of audio recorded at 16 bit / 24 kHz.
The pocket-sized unit also offers an LCD, a headphone jack for audio monitoring and weighs 142g.