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VidPro XM55 Professional Video & Broadcast Unidirectional Condenser Microphone Kit, 13 Piece

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  • Durable aluminum-alloy construction for indoor & outdoor use
  • Superb off-axis signal attenuation provides focused audio pickup
  • Perfect for interviews, film shoots, promo videos and studio recording
  • Includes furry wind muff foam wind shield, cushioned hand grip, long & short audio cables multiple connectors to support XLR, 3.5mm mini & 6.3mm jacks
  • Includes adjustable shock mount and stand mount with Adapters for 5/8" (mic stand), 3/8" (boom pole), 1/4" (tripod) and camera shoe mount applications
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Product Description

Record professional quality audio for your video/broadcast productions with the Vapor XM-55 13-Piece Unidirectional Condenser Shotgun Microphone Kit. The 10.8" long mic can be used in conjunction with any camcorder, professional or amateur, and any video-capable DSLR / HD-DSLR. Its durable aluminum construction makes it great for indoor and outdoor shooting. It features superb off-axis signal attenuation for focused audio pickup. Whether for an interview (on or off camera), film shoots, promo videos, or studio recording, the XM-55 is the ideal complete solution. Items included are: long and short on-camera audio cables with multiple connectors to support XLR, 3.5mm mini, and 6.3mm jacks, adjustable shock and stand mounts with Adapters for 5/8" (mic stand), 3/8" (boom pole), 1/4" (tripod) and camera shoe mount applications. Also included is a furry wind muff, foam wind shield, a cushioned hand grip, and a hard carrying case. Key Features: - Transducer type: Condenser . - Frequency response: 100 Hz - 16 KHz. - Nominal / Load impedance: 1K Ohm / 2.3K Ohm . - Polar pattern: Super Cardioid . - Sensitivity (Short) Long: (-45 dB) -38 dB - Power: AA alkaline battery 1.5V (included). - Output connector: XLR 3-pin male . - Dimensions (Length x Diameter): 10.8 x 0.87 in. (27.3 x 2.2cm). - Weight: 3.5 oz. (100g) without battery.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 10 x 4 x 2 inches
Item Weight 2.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00BR1DHNI
Item model number XM55
Batteries 1 AA batteries required. (included)
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3.6 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #47 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Professional Video Accessories > Microphones
#64 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment > Microphones > Condenser Microphones > Multipurpose
#1,895 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Video
Date first available at Amazon.com March 8, 2013

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I am an independent filmmaker and working on a budget and I bought this as a cheap mic to get started because of everything in the kit it seemed like a good deal. And it was. For the most part. Upon arrival I connected it to my DSLR T3i, and discovered that it was barely picking up anything, and when it did, it was extremely quiet. I had seen a few negative reviews complaining about this before I purchased it but figured, what the hell? And did it anyway. After a trip to three individual camera and audio stores I figured out that it wasn't the mic, or my camera, but the XLR to 3.5mm cable included in the kit. This is where it dropped a star for me. After purchasing another cable @ $60, I was able to get decent sound out of the mic and recording onto the camera. For everything that comes in the kit, and the sound that the mic pics up, its a good deal, but be prepared to have to buy an extra XLR to 3.5 mm cable, or, what a radio shack employee suggested, an XLR to 1/4" cable and then a 1/4" to 1/8" (3.5mm) adapter for about 1/3 of the cost. Bottom line though, great sound for the price you're paying, as well as all the accessories, and the shipping, as always, was fast and reliable. Just remember, the company wouldn't sell it if it didn't work, so if it doesn't at first, explore your options. It might be the cable. (everything else in the kit, the 26' XLR, and the small XLR, as well as the battery all work perfectly fine)
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I can tell you a few things from my experience with audio, and this product is no different than working with any grade mic. You always have to add equipment to get the desired result.

I read the reviews and some were just plain stupid attempts to blame this product on their mishandling of it. So, I'll start with the one's who say that they pulled the wires out from the back of the unit. I inspected the area, and I found two features that you should know about, and by the way they by no means add up to a problem with this mic. Firstly there is a plastic inner tube cutaway that clips the XLR male into the plastic female receptor, you will immediately see this when you unscrew the aluminum casing from the mic to insert the battery. At this point you can tell how much pressure you should put on that part of the mic (if you're paying attention) and so you can gauge the amount of push and pull from there. I plugged and unplugged the XLR a dozen times, and everything held up nicely. I didn't YANK or shove it. When you do that with any mic, you're going to get problems. So why other reviewers pulled the wires out is simply because they pulled the wires out.

The metal used in the XLR cables are of not the highest grade and that's why you're getting off cheap with the kit, but don't let that sway you the conductivity is fine. One thing you will not get with the kit is the XLR male to male cable, for plugging the other end of the XLR to another unit, you have to go to the 3.5 to plug it in, or use another XLR adapter to return to male XLR for plug ins. The 3.5 adapter will bring you down in impedance, and this is why other reviewers say to stay away. This is not, and I repeat not a reflection of the mic. If your going to 3.
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For around $100, the value provided by this kit is pretty amazing. I paired this mic with a Tascam DR-40 digital recorder, which gives me a really versatile setup. Since this is a shotgun mic, keep in mind that it is very directional and mono. I use an inexpensive Hosa XLR splitter to record the same audio to both the left and right channels on my recorder, which saves me a step in post-production.

The kit includes a short XLR cable, short XLR-to-1/8" cable, a long (26 foot, I believe) XLR cable, and a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter. That means that no matter what audio input you have, you should be able to use this mic right out of the box. The shock mount is awfully nice to have for on-camera mounting (a shock mount can easily run $30 or so on its own) and the two windscreens (foam and "dead cat"-style) mean that you should be able to shoot both inside and outdoors. The foam handle, which I thought would be useless, is actually pretty nice; the bottom has a 3/8" tripod mount with a 1/4" adapter, so it could be used for a variety of purposes. The case is nice and sturdy, although everything is packed in there pretty tightly - you probably don't want to store the long XLR cable in there permanently.

The microphone itself captures nice clean mono audio without too much hiss. I wouldn't put it up against a $500 microphone, but I think it stacks up very nicely against mics in the $200 range.

The really nice thing about this kit is its adaptability. I shoot video on a DSLR and this kit lets me run audio to either the camera, a digital recorder, or a mixer; mount to either the camera hotshoe, a mic stand, or a boom pole; and capture sound indoors or out - all without any additional purchases.
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The Vidpro XM-55 boom mic set is a very good inexpensive alternative if you are on a budget, like me. I recently used it shooting a 3 minute short film for school, hooked it to a Canon 5D Mark II, worked great crystal clear sound, it picks up so good you really have to watch where you aim that thing. I also used it hooked to a ZOOM H1 to record sound effects, once again works great. It picked up the sound of a lit cigarette dropped in a puddle of water. Also convenient all the extra hook up, and mounting options. This is really a good buy if you are looking to spend less that 100 bucks on sound, I believe I paid $89.99 bought through TheImaging World on Amazon.
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