The MM-VE001 Mobile Media Videographer's Essentials Kit from MXL is comprised of the MM-CM001 Mobile Media Camera Bracket (for mounting a microphone and a mobile phone), the MXL FR-310 Shotgun Microphone, and an impedance-matching adapter cable.
The bracket accommodates a variety of mobile devices, including iPhones and Android phones. The two cold shoe mounts are designed for mounting the kit components: the microphone and an additional accessory. The shotgun microphone is used instead of the mobile phone's built in microphone to record the audio, thus providing improved sound quality.
The adapter cable connects to the phone via a 3.5mm male connector, to the microphone via a 3.5mm female connector, and to the headphones via a 3.5mm female audio connector. The MM-VE001 videographer's kit may also be used with a DSLR camera in lieu of the phone clamp.
MXL FR-310 Hot Shoe Shotgun Microphone
The FR-310 Hot Shoe Shotgun Microphone from MXL is a mono video microphone for mounting on a camcorder or DSLR via the hot shoe. As is typical of these types of microphones, sounds from the sides and rear are rejected in favor of sounds that are in front of the camera. The result is a more focused sound.
Three gain settings help adjust the level of sound capture whether from a close-up or long shot, while a bass roll-off switch cuts low-frequency noise. Additionally, the integrated windscreen helps block wind noise. The microphone functions using a single AAA battery.
MXL Mobile Media Camera Mount Kit
Stabilize your mobile phone or DSLR camera for shooting video and add helpful accessories with the Mobile Media Camera Mount Kit from MXL. The kit consists of a bracket with two cold shoe mounts, a fully adjustable mobile phone holder, and a swivel ball head. The ergonomically molded bracket allows you to comfortably hold your device without blocking its lens or sensors. It also adds stability by reducing camera shake so you can securely and smoothly pan, tilt, and track. This kit can be mounted to a tripod or stabilizing rig for added support and functionality.
Build a more complete video rig by adding lights, microphones, and other accessories to the dual cold shoes. Components that require independent movement, like camera-top monitors, can be mounted to the included swivel ball head via a 1/4"-20 screw. The mobile phone holder adjusts to accommodate smartphones 1.5 - 2.75" wide as well as most cameras, including DSLR cameras.