VX Skateboard Camera Mic is a recreation of the Sony VX1000 microphone for use on modern cameras. 4 microphone capsules are arranged in the same orientation as the original VX1000 and a digital signal processor emulates the frequency filtering and compression.
The included, coiled 3.5mm TRS cable connects the VX Mic to DSLRs, handycams, RED DSMC2, and other cameras with 3.5mm stereo inputs. Cameras with two XLR inputs require the VX Skateboard Camera Mic XLR Adapter Y Cable which is sold separately.
Internal lipo battery provides more than 48 hours of continuous operation and is charged using the included USB-C wall adapter. External USB power banks (not included) can be used to charge and power the mic at the same time.
Shoe mount on the bottom of the mic attaches to standard camera hot shoes and also has a center 1/4-20 for attaching to articulating arms like our Ultra Arms. If additional accessory mounting area is required, consider the VX Skateboard Camera Mic Horseshoe Mounting Bracket which provides two additional shoe mounts and a 1/4-20 screw on top.
Why does this product matter? The Sony VX1000 was introduced in 1995 and changed the way skateboarding videos looked and sounded. The internal microphone design was particularly good at recording clear skateboard noises compared to previous Hi-8 cameras. Since the move to HD, there has been no standard for audio capture in skateboarding which is why no two skate videos sound the same. You might notice that recent videos have dumpy landing sounds when someone jumps down stairs or hollow grinding sounds when someone is on a ledge. This is because the microphones used are not ideal for the subject matter. Enter the VX Mic. Wooden Camera has reverse engineered the way the Sony VX1000 captures and processes audio and then packed it into a tiny and modern design. Let's make it sound like 1995 again.