Shure Introduces VP83, VP83F LensHopper Microphones for DSLRs
Shure introduced the VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone and the VP83F with integrated flash recording at NAB.
The ultra-compact condenser shotgun microphones, with an isolation suspension system developed exclusively with Rycote, are engineered to provide broadcast professionals, videographers, filmmakers, video journalists, field reporters, and others with an all-in-one solution for capturing audio with DSLR cameras and portable video/audio recorders.
The VP83 and VP83F feature all-metal construction, are designed to provide RF immunity and include directional supercardioid/lobar polar patterns to reject unwanted off-axis audio.
The VP83 also features a three-position gain switch intended to compensate for different recording environments and a low-cut filter switch to eliminate background noise.
The VP83F with flash recording and playback functionality enables WAV file capture at 24 bit/48kHz sampling rate for direct-to-device recording and added audio redundancy; it also includes a dedicated headphone audio output.
A83-FUR Windjammer and A83-W Foam Windscreen accessories, developed with Rycote for the VP83 and VP83F LensHopper models, will also be available.
Shure VP83 and VP83F will be available in summer 2013. Pricing is to be determined.