Aputure V-Mic D2 is a directional condenser shotgun microphone that features a super-cardioid polar pattern, line gradient acoustics, tri-isolation system, and a features that easily filters unwanted background noise, vibrations, and low frequencies. With AF (Audio Frequency) peak indicators, you can sync up your camera's peaking level to the V-Mic D2 and adjust the audio output sensitivity of the V-Mic D2. It also has a low power indicator and is equipped with a cold shoe, making it compatible with most DSLRs and camcorders.
Stepless sensitivity adjustment
Aputure V-Mic D2, the world first step less sensitivity adjustment shotgun microphone. The sensitivity adjustment of the Aputure V-Mic D2 distinguishes itself in its step-less control. Applying it to variable recording situations, you can adjust sensitivity ranging 40db steplessly from 1 to 10 levels to realize more precise control.
The V-Mic D2 uses pioneering AF-Peak synchronization technology , making it possible to precisely sync with any devices which can adjust sensitivity manually. The Aputure V-Mic D2 can easily show AF-Peak on itself via -12dB and over-indicators after synchronizing with your recording device. This displays an instant sensitivity adjustment and ensures a qualified sound.
Flat frequency response
To record voice details in depth, the Aputure V-Mic D2 has an extremely flat frequency response. Every hearable sound frequency can be recognized by the V-Mic D2 to ensure hi-fi sound. The feature makes a more ideal sound when the original recording is personalized in post-processing. The V-Mic D2 can output exact original sound when used in a professional sound recording environment.
Flat Frequency Response to Restore Pure Audio
What is true response? True Response is a flat frequency response that results in a pure, untransformed audio signal. It ensures that what you record is clear and untouched. The V-Mic D2 captures the natural sounds and music of our lives, keeping sensitive audio like familiar voices just as they are. It is the perfect tool for capturing ADR in the studio or creating Foley.
The low-cut filter is easily accessible on the face of the microphone operation panel. It filters any sound lower than 100hz, which prevents low-end noises such as air conditioners, traffic or the sound of the camera's native system from being recorded. It's a single step solution to controlling the levels in a noisy environment.
When looking for a microphone, we're all looking for a quiet one one that doesn't generate noise itself. The D2 is a nearly silent microphone. A low noise level is especially desirable when working with low sound-pressure levels so the sound will not drown in noise from the microphone itself. The D2 utilizes an optimized circuit with an output transformer which minimizes the entire electronic stage of noise.
High-Quality Electronic Components
Despite its competitive pricing, the build quality of the V-Mic D2 is exceptional. All the selected components inside D2 ensure the perfect performance. The D2 is a mic which has had no compromise of quality during the manufacturing.
Lower Power Consumption (supports 100h)
To maximize battery life, Aputure developers have minimized the power consumption of the V-Mic D2. By needing less power, the device increases its signal speed in critical parts of the circuit and lowers power on its non-critical paths. It even uses different transistors in each of its circuit paths in an attempt to further reduce power consumption without losing any performance quality. The V-Mic D2 only takes 0.03w while recording. Two AAA batteries can power the V-Mic D2 for over 100 hours.
Led Light AF-Peak Indicators
V-mic D2 is the first one to adjust sensitivity with visual metering, which is very important for recording situation without other additional sound monitor devices. V-mic D2 simplifies the visual process and shows sensitivity with green and red led lights, making the sensitivity adjustment process much accurately and easily.
Lower Power Indicator
The battery warning beside the mode switch blinks red to alert you that it has insufficient battery power to support its tasks. When the power indicator blinks red, it is time to replace the batteries as soon as possible because this means that the battery life available has reached 1% or less. If no new power is supplied, it will shut down automatically. This protects the microphone.
The V-Mic D2 has an innovative isolation system with two forms of anti-shock mounts and a special shockproof design inside of the microphone. Two forms of anti-shock mounts separate the V-Mic D2 capsule and electronics from its mount and provide isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted bumbles and vibrations in the microphone. Also, with a reliable internal isolation system, the microphone is fit for any use ranging from protected studio use to run-and-gun guerilla or extreme shoots.
1/4" Metal Hot Shoe Mount
The microphone uses a metal standard-sized hot-shoe mount for DSLR camera use, but also features a 1/4" thread in the base of the mount for variable mounting. Since it incorporates both mounting options, the V-Mic D2 can be used on any rig, boom pole or custom set-up.
Compact Locking Wheel
The V-Mic D2 also features a custom locking wheel. When you rotate the wheel tightly, it'll lock your microphone in place and ensure that it stays right where you left it. It's a simple, but dampened rotation. It also uses a high-quality ABS turning system to guarantee a long lifespan. Even though it uses very little pressure to mount the shotgun, you can rest assured that the shotgun mic will locked in place.
Wind-Screen and Wind-Shield Included. Aputure provide you with both an elegant wind screen and a sound-absorbing wind shield inside of the package. They are both designed for recording outside and preventing the capture of unwanted wind noise. Each unit has good air permeability, which ensures the sound you capture sounds just as it does in real life. Even though they are most commonly used outdoors, both are also helpful when used in the conference room, news, stage performances and other public places.
|Transducer Principles||Back Electric Condenser|
|Polar Pattern||Super Cardiod|
|Sensitivity||-50dB~-10dBre 1V/Pa @1kHz |
|Signal to Noise Ratio||74dB SPL (@1kHz, rel 1Pa per IEC651)|
|Dynamic Range||114dBï¼ˆ per IEC651 ï¼‰|
|Maximum SPL||134dB (@1kHz, 1% THD into 1k Ω)|
|Power||DC 3.0V ( AAA 1.5V ×2)|
|Dimension||194mm × 44mm × 92mm|
|Weight (No Battery)||126g|
Aputure V-Mic D2 Microphone