The Azden SGM-PII Pro Shotgun Microphone is a compact, lightweight, high-performance shotgun microphone that operates via phantom power (12-52VDC) only. Designed to fit right into the microphone clamp/holder of today's high performance cameras, the SGM-P II offers the same directional quality sound as the popular and highly rated SGM-PD II. Where the SGM-PD II has a hard wired output cable the SGM-P II terminates with an XLR connector, allowing the use of any length high performance microphone cable. The SGM-P II offers super directional sound pick-up, wide response and low noise. A shock mount holder with shoe and windscreen 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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- Electret condenser microphone
- Frequency Response: 80-18,000Hz
- Directional pattern: Super cardioid
- Sensitivity: -33dB at 1 kHz (0dB=1V/Pal)
- Impedance: 1.5k ohms
- Max. SPL: 120dB (1 kHz at 1% THD)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB (1 kHz at 1% THD)
- Powering: Phantom DC 11 ~ 52V
- Current consumption: 2.5mA
- Weight: 100g
- Dimensions: 21mm diameter, 207mm length
- Output Type: 3-pin XLR
- Supplied Accessories: Shock-mount holder, windscreen, carry case
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||207 x 21 mm