Boom Mic Roundup

What is a Boom Mic?

No, this is not a mic that explodes. Yet plenty of people have used them to capture the sound of some sort of explosion! Boom Mics, also known as Shotgun Mics or Rifle Mics, are those that are predominantly used on top of a pole to capture audio when videoing. [...]

Rode Unveils VideoMic Pro – NAMM 2011

The New VideoMic Pro mounted on a digital SLR shoe fitting

Well today the cat can come bounding out of the bag with the embago lifted on the launch of the new Rode VideoMic Pro shotgun mic. We’ve known about this for months now but been under strict instructions to keep it quiet until [...]

What is a Shotgun Mic?

Shotgun microphones are long-barrelled mics designed to focus audio pickup at the front, with increased rejection of sound from the sides and rear. These are most often used in video & film production, and installed applications such as theatres, educational establishments and places of worship. The length of the mic’s ‘barrel’ is typically a good [...]