The Azden SGM-PDII Pro Shotgun Microphone is a compact, lightweight, high-performance shotgun microphone that operates via phantom power (11-52VDC) only. Designed to fit into the microphone clamp/holder of today's high performance broadcast and prosumer cameras, the SGMPDII offers super directional, professional quality sound pickup with wide response and low noise. The compact body is just 150mm long and terminates with a hard-wired 3-pin XLR output cable. A shock mount holder with shoe, flocked foam windscreen and zip-up pouch case are included.
What is a shotgun microphone?
A shotgun microphone is long and cylindrical and will only pick up the sounds that are directly in front of it, while rejecting sounds to the sides and rear. Shotgun microphones are commonly used for interviews as they excel when they are closest to the subject and are good at picking up the mid frequencies of the vocal range.
What is a shock mount?
Shotgun microphones are very sensitive to vibrations and therefore a shock mount is essential to ensure you get the best out of your recordings. Shock mounts suspends the microphone with rubber bands and is designed to eliminate any vibrations the microphone may pick up. Shotgun microphones pick up sound a lot better than built-in microphones on a video camera or DSLR.
Most consumer shotgun microphones will connect to your DLSR/camcorder with a 3.5mm mini-plug jack. Advanced shotgun microphones connect with a three-pin XLR jack – please check what connection your camcorder takes to determine which shotgun mic you need.
What is a windscreen?
You will find that most microphones come with a basic foam windscreen. A windscreen is designed to protect your audio from light wind but it isn't enough protection for using a shotgun outdoors in strong wind. There is additional wind protection you can buy separately that slips over your microphone to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors.
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- Type: Super Cardioid Electret Condenser with Balanced 3-pin XLR Connector Cable
- Frequency Response: 80-18,000Hz
- Sensitivity: -33dB (at 1kHz 1V/Pa), Max. SPL: 120dB
- Output Impedance: 130 Ohm (at 1kHz)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB
- Power Source: Phantom Power from Camera (11-52V)
- Power Usage: 2.4mA
- Weight: 110g,
- Dimensions: 150mm Long x 21mm Diameter
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||150 x 21 mm