Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone

Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone & Custom Windbuster Kit

Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone & Custom Windbuster Kit

Polsen Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone & Custom Windbuster Kit

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  • VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone
  • WSW-VMS Windbuster

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Polsen VM-180M overview

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The Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone & Custom Windbuster Kit from B&H comes with everything you need to start recording professional audio for ENG, broadcast, and similar applications. The package ships with the Polsen VM-180M DSLR-Video Microphone and the Auray WSW Series Custom Windbuster.

  • Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone

    Providing professional-sounding audio to your DSLR, video camera, or audio recorder, the VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone from Polsen is a compact condenser microphone with a selectable cardioid or supercardioid polar pattern that connects to your recording device of choice with its 8" long, 3.5mm mini-plug cable. A 3.5mm microphone input provides additional flexibility and miking options while only sending one connection to your recording device.

    The microphone input allows you to connect a second microphone (not included) to your set up without the need for a mixer or summing device. This additional functionality provides you with a wide range of recording options, including adding a lavalier microphone for close up recording of a subject while the VM-180M handles ambient tracking duties. With a 2 mic set up, each channel of audio is routed to a discrete channel (right or left) upon reaching your recording device.

    You can easily monitor your audio via the microphone's built-in 3.5mm headphone output, so you always know exactly what is being sent to your recorder. Its integrated shockmount helps prevent the microphone from picking up handling noise, and its shoe mount with 1/4"-20 socket allows you to attach it to your camera or mount it on a boom pole. A selectable low-cut filter at 300 Hz helps eliminate low rumble and wind noise that can plague many location recordings, while the selectable 10 dB boost is ideal for use when trying to capture quieter subjects.

    A foam windscreen is included to help eliminate wind noise from your recordings. The mic is powered by a single AA battery (included) for up to 100 hours.

    Professional Quality Sound
    The VM-180M provides far superior sound than the built-in microphones of DSLR cameras, video cameras, or mobile recorders
    Multiple Polar Patterns
    The cardioid polar pattern optimize the VM-180M to focus on the subject while rejecting off-axis sound, while the supercardioid polar pattern can be used for greater focus and clarity up when recording voices or dialog up to 20 feet away
    +10 dB Boost
    This microphone provides and +10 dB boost for capturing quieter subjects
    Low Cut Filter
    The low-cut filter minimizes background noise and rumble
    3.5mm Mini-Plug Connector
    The 3.5mm mini-plug provides a connection to DSLR cameras, video cameras, and audio recorders
    3.5mm Input Jack
    The VM-180M features a 3.5mm input jack for attaching a second microphone or mobile device providing a wide variety of recording options
    Headphone Jack
    The VM-180M features a built-in headphone jack, offering real-time monitoring of your source
    Integrated Shockmount with Shoe Mount
    The integrated shock mount prevents noise caused by motion or handling from being recorded. The shoe mount allows the microphone to be attached to a DSLR camera or camcorder
    1/4"-20 Threaded Socket
    The 1/4" threaded socket allows the VM-180M to be used with a boom pole
    AA Battery Operation
    The VM-180M operates on a single AA battery that provides up to 100 hours of normal use
    UPC: 847628581586
  • Auray WSW-VMS Custom Windbuster for Senal SCS-98 & Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Shotgun Mics

    The Auray WSW Series Custom Windbusters provide dual layered wind protection and are designed to substantially reduce unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with minimal high frequency loss.

    This WSW-VMS Custom Windbuster has been tailor-made to fit the Senal SCS-98 and Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video shotgun microphones, and is designed to be used over an existing foam windscreen. The simulated fur outer layer works in tandem with the acoustic cloth inner lining to protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound.

    When used on the Senal SCS-98 or Polsen VM-180M, this windbuster is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light to moderate breeze conditions (4-17 mph) and users can generally expect a 30dB to 40dB reduction in wind noise with modest dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the modest high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the substantial wind noise reduction. In addition to dual layered wind protection, the WSW-VMS helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone.

    The WSW-VMS Custom Windbuster for Senal SCS-98 & Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Shotgun Mics offers an extremely effective dual layered solution for wind protection.

    Senal SCS-98
    Polsen VM-180M
    UPC: 847628585928
  • Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone
    Polar Pattern NORM: Cardioid
    TELE: Supercardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 1 kHz
    Sensitivity Cardioid: -46 dB (0 dB = 1 V/Pa @ 1 kHz)
    Supercardioid: 36 dB (0 dB = 1 V/Pa @ 1 kHz)
    Low Cut Filters -5 dB @ 300 Hz
    Output Impedance 1.5 kOhms at high level
    600 ohms at low level
    Power Requirement 1x AA battery
    Battery Life 100 hours (normal use)
    Output Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini plug
    Mic Input 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini plug
    Cable Length 3' (0.9 m)
    Case ABS construction
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.7 x 1.25 x 2.6" (144.3 x 31.7 x 66.7 mm)
    Weight 0.25 lb (113.4 g)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.9 x 3.0"
  • Auray WSW-VMS Custom Windbuster for Senal SCS-98 & Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Shotgun Mics
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.1 x 0.8"

Polsen VM-180M reviews

Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone & Custom Windbuster Kit is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sounds OK, just don't put it in a bag Pretty good sounding mic for the price. It is a tad quiet, but if you're talking in front of the mic with it switched to tele then it's not too bad. Obviously noise would have to do a lot with the onboard sound card on your camera (I use an Olympus EM5-II which is notorious for it's noisy sound card). But all things considered it isn't too bad with this cheapo mic. Major problem for me is the shockmount, which is completely garbage. I just had the mic in my backpack for an hour or two, then when I took it back out almost all the shockmount o-rings had broken except for 2 or 3. The deadcat included in this package is one of the best deadcats I've ever laid my hands on, barely noticed any wind in my videos. Definitely going to be upgrading to the Rode Videomic Pro though.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to work well I'm not an expert but the item works well. The sound is clear. The ability to adjust the sound level (one step) and the focusof the microphone is very helpful. Also, I like the high pass filter which helps to knock down low frequency noise like the fan noise from my desktop
Date published: 2017-02-07
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