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Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mounted Condenser Microphone
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- Detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response for professional results every time.
- Highly directional super cardioid/lobar polar pattern rejects unwanted off-axis audio while clearly capturing the intended sound source.
- Superior RF immunity to avoid against unwanted audio artifacts from cellular and RF devices.
- Integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting system provides superior isolation from vibration and mechanical noise through its customized, robust design exclusively developed with Rycote for the VP83 model.
- 125 hours of battery life from 1 AA alkaline battery (included).
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VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
The Shure VP83 LensHopper is an ultra-compact, rugged shotgun microphone designed to provide an all-in-one solution for users to easily capture detailed, high-definition audio with DSLR cameras and camcorders. Easily accessible controls for low-cut filter and three-position gain enable adjustments for different recording environments. Developed with a highly directional supercardioid/lobar polar pattern, the VP83 provides superior off-axis rejection and delivers natural audio reproduction. An integrated, custom-designed Lyre shock mount (exclusively developed with Rycote) provides robust isolation from vibration and mechanical noise.
- Detailed high-definition audio with full low-end response
- Supercardioid/lobar polar pattern rejects unwanted off-axis audio
- Easily accessible controls at the back of the microphone including: three-position gain switch (-10 dB pad, 0, +20 dB boost) and low-cut filter switch
- Integrated Lyre shock mounting system
- 130 hours battery life from 1 AA alkaline battery (included)
- Integrated 3.5 mm audio connector
- Standard size shoe mount with 1/4” threaded base
- Durable all-metal construction with superior RF immunity
Exceptional Audio Performance with Easy-to-Use Controls
Detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response for professional results every time. High sensitivity and low self-noise with wide frequency range for natural audio reproduction. Highly directional supercardioid/lobar polar pattern rejects unwanted off-axis audio while clearly capturing the intended sound source. Superior RF immunity to protect against unwanted audio artifacts from cellular and RF devices. 125 hours of battery life from 1 AA alkaline battery (included).
Easily accessible controls at the back of the microphone include a three-position gain switch (-10 dB pad, 0, +20 dB boost) to compensate for different recording environments, a low-cut filter switch to eliminate distracting background noise and room ambience, and the on/off function switch.
Durable, Lightweight All-In-One Solution
Integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting system provides superior isolation from vibration and mechanical noise through its customized, robust design exclusively developed with Rycote for the VP83 model. Ultra-lightweight yet durable, all-metal construction is designed to legendary Shure quality standards. Integrated 3.5 mm audio cable for quick connection to camera or recording device. Standard size shoe mount with a 1/4” threaded base for both on camera use, or easy mounting on a stand. Includes foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise without affecting sound quality. Rycote Windjammer accessory available separately.
The VP83 Includes: 1 AA alkaline battery for 130 hours of battery life Integrated 3.5 mm gold-plated audio connector output cable for quick connection to camera or recording device Standard size shoe mount with a 1/4' threaded base for on-camera use or easy mounting on a stand Foam windscreen (Windjammer available separately)
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SHURE VP83 Lenshopper Camera Mount Microphone
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I recently used the microphone with a slightly older card, a 2gb micro SD, and just let it recording an event. When I came back home, the card wouldn't load on my mac. I used Disk Utility, and Repaired it. This made it possible to mount the card, but it showed up as empty. So after running DiskDrill repair software, I was able to recover 60% of the files.
So... what happened? Maybe the older and smaller capacity card was a bad idea. But it definitely was a bummer, and I don't know if it had an issue when the card filled.
I love the low profile and the METAL body--this thing is build to last. The low pass filter works great and I love the +10db setting so I just set my camera to a low manual volume and get cleaner audio. This should be getting much more attention in the video world than it currently does.
I shoot weddings and this is absolutely perfect.
I'm not going to hate on the actual sound quality of the product because this is a great mic, the noise quality from my trip to Paris/London were phenomenal. But for it to break on me in the middle of the vacation I just got back from, while I was traveling all over Japan hurt more than the actual cost of this item because I'm now left with memories of the terrible audio quality from my Cannon 80D.
I would say if you're going to make this hefty purchase be aware of this and explore your options, I have really expensive equipment and keep my camera gear in a bag. It is a great product but for the audio plug to break on me in my second real use is completely unacceptable. I am now forced to spend a lot of money on getting another competitors mic which is very disappointing.
Easy to install, set up and operate. I usually pair my Shure VP83F with a Beachtek DXA-SLR audio mixer for best results. And of course, the headphone is plugged into the mixer and not the mike.
I had not initially purchased the Rycote windjammer, due to its high cost, but very quickly I found it really necessary. I just hope it won't get bald too quickly because it is losing hair at a rapid pace and I'm not sure Minoxidil would help.
I use the Shure mike with the following settings:
- microphone gain at 30 or under
- camera out at 20 or under
These settings give a good flexibility with the mixer which has more visible signal levels, easier to adjust.
I recently used the Shure mike for a party video. I found the recorded audio to be rich, deep, with enough low frequencies.
Most recent customer reviews
Audio quality is very good, not excellent but very good.