Tagged: shotgun

Video Review: Aputure Deity shotgun microphone

We review Aputure’s Deity microphone, a $369 USD shotgun they’re pitching in the same league as Sennheiser’s MKH-60 and 416, or the Schoeps CMC641. Aputure say this is an “extremely durable” mic so we drop it, drown it and bash it around. Does it survive?...

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Aputure unleash Chinese Deity on the world

Aputure, a Chinese firm that makes (mainly lighting-oriented) video and photography accessories has stepped up its ambitions with the launch of a shotgun microphone with high-end competitors in its sights. The “Deity” is a super-cardiod of 250mm length, 19mm width. Aputure say it’s best compared against the...

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Video Review: Rode NTG4+ shotgun mic

The NTG4+ shotgun microphone is new from Rode. The “plus” means it has a rechargeable lithium battery inside the barrel for when phantom power is not available; there’s an NTG4 which is audibly the same but lacks the battery and is purely phantom powered. As...

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Unbox & Test: Rode NTG4 / NTG4+ shotgun mic

Rode have released two new shotgun microphones, updating their long-standing NTG1 and NTG2; the new ones are badged NTG4 and NTG4+ Apart from the latter having an internal rechargeable Lithium battery, the two mics are the same, audio-wise. In the video above, we unbox and do...

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Video Review: Rycote Shotgun mic Lyre suspension

Rycote’s Lyre technology for suspending a microphone so as to minimise handling noise has been applied across a variety of products from boom poles to on-camera mics. Here we test the version for handheld shotgun microphones. Buy one from Amazon UK at http://amzn.to/1vde59g and we get a...

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Rotolight launch DSLR microphone

Rotolight, manufacturers of circular LED lighting products, has decided to enter the camera-top shotgun microphone fray, taking on the likes of Rode, Sennheiser, Hahnel and Que Audio. Their new Rotomic costs £71.99 GBP including VAT (UK sales tax). It’s said to have a 40Hz to...

Rode VideoMic GO

Review: Rode VideoMic GO

Ask any group of DSLR video shooters what external microphone they have plugged into their cold shoe and one name is certain to crop up consistently: the Rode VideoMic. There are others of course, from the likes of Sennheiser, Que Audio, and Shure, but Rode...

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What shotgun mic for Canon HF-G30?

Answer: A shotgun mic is always a handy item to have in your arsenal. However you may actually find that in noisy environments the lavalier works better because it can be clipped unobtrusively much closer to the interviewee’s mouth than you would be able to...