The Sennheiser MKE-440 is an on-camera microphone that features dual-stereo capsules for greater sound capture. Sound is as important as the visuals when it comes to video content creation, and for interviews or atmosphere the Sennheiser MKE-440 allows you to capture a much wider stereo field by including two mic capsules in the left and right mic housing. For shooting scenarios like two person interviews, or capturing the ambient sound of a location, the polar pattern and microphone coverage is wide enough to hear much of the surrounding sound, but cancels out sound from behind the microphone (from the camera operator for example). The capsules are shock mounted independently in the metal casing to remove unwanted movement noise, rather than the entire microphone on the camera hot shoe. The 3.5mm TRS jack cable has been relocated to the front of the microphone to avoid it coming across the camera screen or viewfinder while filming. It runs on 2xAAA batteries with an impressive battery life of 100 hours. Specifications of the Sennheiser MKE-440 at a glance: 50Hz to 20KHz frequency response. Stereo supercardioid microphone capsules. Runs on 2xAAA batteries for 100 hours of operation. Low cut filter and 3-level sensitivity switch. The Sennheiser MKE-440 is available to purchase now from CVP from €294.33, and from B&H from $349.95.Read more
We had a chat with Achim Gleissner from Sennheiser about their latest product introduced at NAB earlier this year, the Sennheiser AVX system. We are excited about this product as it allows videographers to have a small transmitter with an XLR plug that goes straight into your camera. No more bulky transmitters to have dangling on your camera. There are no buttons, no menu settings – it is a fully self contained “plug&play” system. Once the transmitter and receiver are paired, the videographer can concentrate on his job without having to worry about squelch or sensitivity or even frequency settings – it finds a free frequency for you. This is not targeted at professional audio people, it’s for shooter/operators who have to record their own audio – there are definitely more options on traditional wireless (analog) systems like the Sennheiser G3 (which we use on many videos), however they are not as easy to use and they are larger. The Sennheiser AVX system operates on 1.9GHZ instead of 2.4GHZ. This has the advantage that it is license free and not as congested as 2.4GHz. It will always automatically find a free frequency. There are two different sets to purchase. The hand-held transmitter or the body-pack transmitter with a receiver. Each set is priced at $899. — We sincerely apologize for the audio noise in this video. Frequencies are highly congested here. More of a reason to go ahead with this product :) —Read more
At NAB 2015, Sennheiser demonstrated an inventive approach and kind of took their evolution 100 G3 wireless microphone system to the next level by introducing the Sennheiser AVX wireless set. The newly designed compact receiver is the crown jewel of this system. It allows direct connection to any XLR input be it a camera or audio recorder device. It also rotates around the XLR connector to avoid collision with other devices mounted on your camera. Some users will appreciate the liberating approach of having one less wire to connect between the camera and the receiver, while for other this design might be limiting. For a quick and easy configuration, Sennheiser claims to offer a “self configuring digital transmission which eliminates time-consuming radio frequency setup. Further more, The AVX matches perfectly to your camera’s input sensitivity without having to adjust the audio level on the microphone. On paper, this new solution looks good for documentary work, Electronic News Gathering and wedding filming. We are looking forward having a kit to test. What’s in the box? Plug-on receiver Energy pack USB charger USB charging cable Bodypack transmitter ME 2 lavalier microphone Microphone clip Hot shoe mount Beltclip XLR to mini jack cable Pouch Technical Data: Audio input 3,5 mm mini jack Audio output XLR Audio output level -30 dBu – 0 dBu in 4 Steps Battery Specification Li-Ion 3,7 V DC Color Dynamic range > 120 dB(A) Frequency band 1880 – 1930 MHz (Country specific) Frequency response 20 Hz – 20000 Hz Modulation GFSK Operating temperature -10 °C – + 55°C Operating time > 4h (Receiver), typ 15 h (Transmitter with LiIon energy pack) RF output power adaptive up to 250mW (peak) country specific Sampling rates 24 bit / 48 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio > 90 dB(A) THD, total harmonic distortion typ. 0.1 % Weight Receiver: 87 g (incl energy pack) Latency 19 msRead more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of IBC 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Here we’ve got a new and very nice looking shotgun mic by Sennheiser that was designed for use with small video cameras and HDSLR’s. Usually these mics are very tiny and lightweight, the previous generation MKE 400 comes to mind. The new MKE 600 is larger and heaver, but also looks a lot more serious and capable. This is a microphone people have been anticipating. While it’s not cheap it might deliver some very good sound. The sound pro’s in the forum (LINK) will have more to say on that point. The Sennheiser MKE 600 is $399:Read more
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