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The Sennheiser MKH-416 Shotgun Microphone Deluxe Boompole Kit from B&H includes a Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun microphone, a universal shockmount for camera shoes and boompoles, a universal pistol grip, and an adjustable boompole with an internally coiled cable an XLR connector at its base. Also included are a Rycote Super Softie shotgun windshield, a XLR to angled XLR straight cable, a XLR to angled XLR coiled cable, and a boompole bag.
The MKH-416 has an RF condenser design allowing for high feedback rejection and a low proximity effect. With the included universal shockmount, it can be mounted to a camera, or to the included adjustable boompole.
Sennheiser MKH-416 - Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone
Designed for recording audio in film, radio, and television the MKH 416 from Sennheiser is a short shotgun interference microphone optimized for outdoor applications. It offers excellent directional control in a compact design with high consonant articulation and rejection of feedback. The unit is highly immune to humidity because of its RF condenser design. It operates as a hypercardioid at low and medium frequencies with a lobar pattern above 2 kHz.
Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube
Employs RF-technology to control residual microphone noise. Optimizing the transducer's acoustic impedance results in a further improvement in low noise performance
The RF-design yields low noise levels and high immunity to humidity and moisture
The comparatively low RF-voltage across the elements of the transducer also eliminates arcing and DC-bias creeping currents
Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency, above 2 kHz approaches lobar pattern
Very low inherent self-noise
Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
Matt black all-metal body
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.
Rycote 18cm Super-Softie Wind Shield for Shotgun Mics (Standard Hole)
The standard hole Rycote 18cm Super-Softie Wind Shield for Shotgun Mics features an aerodynamic shape and surface structure made from the company's 3D-Tex material, which allows for attenuation of wind noise with acoustic transparency. It is ideal for a variety of sound recording applications including video, ENG and more.
The 18cm Super-Softie has no rigid internal structure, thus it causes virtually no polar pattern distortion. It's robust design has been engineered for use in challenging environments, and if it becomes rain-soaked, it can be squeezed out and shaken dry quickly. Also, if it becomes coated with dust it can be rinsed quickly without affecting its performance.
Fits these and similar sized mics:
AKG C 568 EB
AKG CK 68 ULS C460B Full
AKG CK 68 ULS C460B Red
BeyerDynamic MCE 86 N (C) S
BeyerDynamic MCE 87vs
Sennheiser ME 66 K6
Sennheiser ME 80 K3U
Sennheiser MKH 416
Sennheiser MKH 418
Sony ECM 670
Sony ECM 678
Sony ECM 680S
K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable
The K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP and other field recording applications. Its sturdy graphite design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use while remaining lightweight and travel worthy. This pole features an internally coiled cable and XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of 5 sections telescope between 2.02 to 8.9' (66 to 267cm) and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system lock each section in place for even further reliability.
Designed to fit in any standard equipment case, for ENG, EFP and DV location production work
The KEG-100CC features a bottom-mounted 3-pin XLR connection at the base
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
Pearstone PM Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Professional Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m)
The Pearstone PM Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Professional Microphone Cable (20') features 24-gauge oxygen-free copper conductors and spiral shielding to protect against EMI and RFI noise. It also features a Rean straight connector and a Yongsheng angled connector. Both are professional grade connectors with silver-plated contacts. The twin conductive PVC shield reduces electrostatic noise, and distinguishes the PM series from the rest of its class.
Professional quality, field-serviceable, cast-zinc connectors with silver-plated contacts
Spiral shielding to protect against EMI and RFI noise
Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable - 3 to 18" (7.6 to 46 cm), Black
The Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable provides high-quality audio transfer and is particularly suited for ENG/EFP applications. It features an oxygen-free copper core and silver-plated contacts for clean signal transfer. The cable has a 3" coiled section, with 1" straight leads into the connectors. The cable measures approximately 10" end to end, and can be extended to at least 1.5 feet. It has a 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR male connector on one end and an angled 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR female connector on the other.
Copper shield protects against EMI and RFI noise
Shrink-wrapped solder points for added protection
28 AWG stranded oxygen-free conductors
Genuine Neutrik NC-XX connectors
SuperFlex Coiled PVC outer jacket
Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.
Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.
In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.
Rycote 18cm Super-Softie Wind Shield for Shotgun Mics (Standard Hole)
For mics 0.7 - 0.9" (19 - 22 mm) in diameter
For mics slots no further than 7.1" (18 cm) from the front of the mic
Finding the correct slip-on windshield will depend on the type, length and diameter of the microphone. Slip-on windshields are designed for cylindrical shotgun mics, ranging from 19-25 mm in diameter.
For any windshield to work effectively it must cover all the ports on the microphone. Therefore a 18 cm slip-on windshield would be suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 18 cm from the front of the mic.
The diameter of the microphone is also key, as the fit must be tight in order to achieve a good seal. Rycote slip-on windshields come in three diameter fittings, Universal (19-25 mm), Standard (19-22 mm) or Large (24-25 mm).