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£159.80 Ex VAT £191.76 Inc VAT
- Extends up to 12-feet
- Internally wired boom poles with Male XLR cable plug at base
- Strong carbon fiber pole with locking system
- Weight: 800 g
- For microphones up to 13 inches
- Collapsible sections
£307.50 Ex VAT £369.00 Inc VAT
- Series II, 2.4GHz digital transmission
- 128-bit encryption
- Up to 100 metres range*
- OLED display (on receiver)
- One button pairing
- Three level gain control
£139.10 Ex VAT £166.92 Inc VAT
- Modular construction
- Entire zeppelin and suspension system disassembles
- ABS constructed pistol grip handle with XLR cable connection
- Accommodates mics up to 24mm in diameter and 16-inch in length
- Blimp extension of 20cm provided (40cm-60cm)
- Synthetic fur covers for additional audio control
£61.66 Ex VAT £73.99 Inc VAT
- Handheld pistol grip filming with the iPhone
- Handheld audio recording with the i-XY stereo microphone
- Boom stand mounted audio recording with the i-XY
- Camera-mounted audio recording with the i-XY
- Desktop mounted for handsfree iPhone display and filming
- Camera-mounted iPhone display for photography apps
£127.51 Ex VAT £153.01 Inc VAT
- Modular construction
- Entire Zeppelin and suspension system disassembles
- ABS constructed Pistol Grip handle with XLR cable connection
- Accommodates mics up to 24mm in diameter and 12-inch in length
- Boom pole adapter set
- 40cm synthetic fur covers for additional audio control
£504.17 Ex VAT £605.00 Inc VAT
- Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions
- 50% less self-noise than the majority of shotgun microphones
- True condenser (externally RF biased)
- Extremely low handling noise
- High level of immunity to radio frequency broadcast
- Matte Black finish reduces reflection
£209.00 Ex VAT £250.80 Inc VAT
- Operates in 2.4 GHz wireless range
- High gain output alleviates noise and hiss produced by low-quality camera preamps
- Mobile device compatible
- Auto sync between transmitter and receiver
- Operating range of 35 meters or more in optimal conditions
- Rechargeable internal batteries
Pro Audio Equipment
The need for audio in filmmaking is sometimes understated, but with the help of exceptional equipment, this needn't be the case. There is a large variety of audio equipment that is available on the market, and it's up to filmmakers to take advantage of it and explore their options.
The main reason why microphones are used in filmmaking is that they can convert energy that's acoustic and transform it into electrical signals which can be integrated with the purpose of recording. The reason why on-camera microphones aren’t used to recorded sound is that they are only able to catch sounds if they’re close to the source. The few situations where (high quality) on-camera microphones are used in require an urgent response and there isn’t time to set up a range of audio equipment.
There are many different types of recording and enhancing tools which can be incorporated into the filmmaking process. It’s not mandatory that a team possess all of these to create a good film, but it does make a notable difference. Here are some of the equipment you’ll find on the set of a typical film.
External audio recorders aren’t mandatory for the process because most cameras already possess an internal audio recorder which is enough to get the job done. They do have the benefit of being able to separately record each sound as a separate track that can be recorded and edited later. Aside from the quality, it provides users with control over this quality. Filmmakers can change certain features such as the standard compressed audio to uncompressed. Audio recorders also offer users with the convenience of portability so instead of having to carry it separately; it can be used while sitting atop a camera.
Boom Poles and Blips
Seasoned filmmakers know that the secret to establishing excellent audio for a film is to get the right ratio of noise to sound. The way this can be done is to keep the microphone at an adequate distance from the source of the sound, i.e., not too close, not too far either. It may be easy to use a microphone along with your camera but sometimes there is the need to record important sounds, and this situation calls for a boom pole.
Filmmaking has progressed past the point when recording high-quality audio required cables entangled everywhere. Wireless audio recording sources are now all the rage because they offer a filming team to move freely without tripping over wires. Camera operators can quickly change their position to capture the best view, and the same can be said for the sound. Wider shots that capture expansive frames can implement the use of wireless microphones because it reduces the need for a boom pole.
It can’t be denied that wireless microphones offer every bit of advantage, but filmmakers can't say goodbye to the use of audio cables just yet. They make up an important part of filmmaking audio equipment, and their use in the past can't be ignored. Audio cable connectors are used to connect a recording device to a DSLR camera to enhance its recording capabilities.