Able to work at any distance from a smartphone, the wireless Memory Mic microphone, from Sennheiser, is the perfect companion for smartphone film directors.
Sennheiser took to the 2018 edition of Photokina with an invitation to all the visitors of the company’s stand: Meet The Future Of Audio And Video. Showcasing high-quality audio solutions for video recordings, Sennheiser has a whole range of products on display, starting with a brand new microphone, the wireless Memory Mic for smartphones, that enables journalists and content creators to produce videos with top-quality audio both quickly and easily.
Many people now use smartphones to create social media content, but need a solution for audio, so the sound used has the same quality of the video recording of many of the modern smartphones. Sennheiser offers a number of clever audio solutions, but the most recent, Memory Mic, may well be the perfect companion for smartphone film directors. This external wireless microphone initially connects via Bluetooth and you don’t have to worry about getting out of range, as a high quality condenser capsule and the unique Sennheiser technology secures unlimited recording distance between the Memory Mic and your smartphone. Easily clipped to the speaker’s clothing, it provides, says Sennheiser, broadcast quality results.
Able to record up to 4 hours if audio, the Memory Mic has another trick up its sleeve: after the recording, a Sennheiser app automatically synchronises the audio and video tracks, while an audio mixer allows to set the perfect balance between the standard recording of the smartphone and the audio recording of the Memory Mic. This “one touch” audio and video synchronization gives you smooth and wireless audio recording, with dropout free results. The Sennheiser Memory Mic App is downloadable through App Store or Google Play.
For mobile journalists, Sennheiser is also presenting its HANDMIC Digital at Photokina 2018. This sturdy dynamic microphone is ideally suited for interviews or podcasts in broadcast quality and can be quickly and easily connected to iOS devices, Macs or PCs.
The AMBEO SMART HEADSET rounds off Sennheiser’s portfolio of smartphone microphone solutions. This headset makes it possible to record iPhone and iPad videos with genuine 3D audio. To do this, the headset is simply connected to an iOS device and the videos are then recorded as usual using the camera app. Filmmakers can now capture the sounds of the world just as we hear and experience them.
Top-quality cameras – top-quality sound
The job of a videographer is a pretty demanding one. And for sophisticated productions, the video and audio have to be just perfect. The licence-free AVX wireless microphone system makes a videographer’s technical work a lot easier. For example, the ultra-compact receiver can be connected directly to a camera’s XLR audio input or to a DSLR camera using the mini-jack audio-in. The system automatically searches for free frequencies for audio transmission and, when matched with the camera, automatically adjusts the gain to the sound source. AVX is available in sets with a wireless microphone or bodypack transmitter or as a Combo Set.
An alternative are the evolution wireless G4 systems 100-p and 500-p: the UHF microphone systems provide wireless audio in the best broadcast quality for documentations, interviews and countless other applications.
Also on show at Photokina are camera microphones from the MKE series. The MKE 600 is attached to the lighting shoe mount, while its highly directional characteristic and a low-cut filter minimise both extraneous noise from the side and wind noise. The MKE 440 stereo microphone is also fixed directly to the lighting shoe mount and provides balanced stereo sound in the direction in which the camera is focused.
The portfolio is rounded off by the MKE 1, Sennheiser’s smallest clip-on microphone – almost invisible, it provides natural sound and high speech intelligibility during broadcasting applications.
Sennheiser lecture on film recordings with perfect audio
Whether it is for wedding videos, vlogs or documentations: in an entertaining lecture, John McGregor from Sennheiser presents the best audio equipment for different recording scenarios and application areas. John McGregor was active for a long time as a sound engineer and lecturer in audio technology before joining the Sennheiser Sound Academy, where he works on subjects such as “Audio4Video” and others.
The lectures in English will take place on the Motion Stage at the following times:
- Friday, 28.09. 14:30 – 15:00 h
- Saturday, 29.09. 16:30 – 17:00 h
In addition, there will a joint workshop with Panasonic at their booth in hall 3.2 Friday, 28 September from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. Panasonic’s Nick Driftwood will demo the LUMIX GH5 and GH5S, with John McGregor explaining how to obtain optimum sound with these top-of-the-range DSLMs.
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