Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit - Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android)

Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit - Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android)

Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit - Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android)

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Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit - Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android)

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Product Highlights

  • High-Quality Audio Rig for Smartphone
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Videographer
  • Feature-Rich Stereo Microphone
  • Stylish & Sturdy Professional Build
  • Large Clamp Mounts to Any Smartphone
  • Manfrotto Tripod/Grip with Ball Head
  • 24-Bit / 48 kHz Mono/Stereo Recording
  • Lightweight & Compact Portable Design
  • Real-Time Headphone Monitoring
  • Filmic Ready, MOTIV Audio/Video App
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Shure MV88+ Overview

  • 1Description

The Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit aims at taking video-making on your iOS or Android phone to the next level, with a host of powerful features not commonly found on similar mobile microphones. The kit is centered around the MV88+ microphone, specifically engineered to deliver Shure's broadcast-quality sound to your phone, and adds all the accessories needed to create a portable and versatile audio/video rig that is self-contained and easy to use. Whether reporting from the field, streaming on Facebook Live, shooting a documentary, recording your vlog, or capturing a musical performance, the kit delivers great-sounding video—wherever the action is.

The MV88+ Video Kit works in tandem with the free ShurePlus MOTIV audio/video apps, but is also compatible with Filmic Pro, the go-to app for filmmakers. The MOTIV app give you real-time control over the mic, with powerful digital processing and variable pick up patterns, so you can achieve the best possible sound for the situation, even in challenging environments. It all packs up neatly into a roll-up bag that safely keeps your accessories in one place, so nothing gets lost.

Great-Sounding Video Right Out of The Box
  • The kit comes complete with all you need to capture great-sounding content on your smartphone right out of the box, with high-resolution stereo recording at up to 24-bit/48 kHz. Your MV88+ mic slides snugly into the versatile mic clip, allowing you to mount it on your phone using the phone clamp. The clamp adjusts to fit any size smartphone—you can even leave the case on.
  • Attach the industry-leading Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod to the clamp, position your phone, and get the shot you want. The versatile tripod can be placed on a desktop or folded into a grip for handheld work. To connect and power the mic, use either the included 15" Lightning or USB Type-C cable with your iOS or Android phone. 
  • The mic's built-in headphone output lets you properly monitor your sound in real time so you can always know what you're recording and be sure your video sounds great. Slip the windscreen over the mic to reduce wind noise, and you're ready to fire up the MOTIV app.
App for Better Sound in Any Situation
  • The ShurePlus MOTIV app for iOS and Android phones is an integral part of your kit. It controls the mic and audio settings, and functions as a full-featured audio/video recorder. Unlike your phone's built-in mono mic, the MV88+ can be configured with different settings to optimize your sound according to your recording situation. 
  • The mono cardioid setting, for example, is a smart choice for an interview focused on a single subject. For a two-person interview, the mono bidirectional setting might yield better results. The stereo settings offer pick up patterns with variable width, great for recording musical performances or environmental sounds for video B-roll. The raw mid-side setting lets you capture dramatic stereo imaging, which you can adjust later in post-production. 
  • The app also offers digital signal processing (DSP) with presets to get you started quickly. Included is a limiter to avoid overloading the input, a compressor to help level out volume differences, and an EQ/filter to tame problem frequencies and reduce low-end rumbles.
  • The MV88+ microphone isn't limited to smartphone use. Once configured, it can also work with a Mac or Windows computer or an iPad Pro, operating with device-dependent gain control options and the last settings made on the app.
  • The app lets you capture your audio and video in multiple formats, edit it, and share your creations via email, text, iTunes, AirDrop, and Dropbox. You can also choose to livestream right from your phone and share your video in real time with your online audience.
Elegant Yet Rugged
  • The MV88+ Video Kit provides mobile journalists and documentary makers with a compact, sturdy rig that projects professionalism wherever you take it.
  • With a protective foam windscreen and an all-metal body, the microphone is designed to hold up to the rigors of field work and deliver reliable, pristine sound every time.
  • The ultra-light Manfrotto mini tripod with its smooth, black finish looks great when placed on a desk and feels comfortable when held in your hand as a grip.
  • The rugged phone clamp is equipped with a tight-locking mechanism and rubber bumpers, ensuring that your phone remains securely in place, even in run-and-gun situations.
Freedom of Placement for the Sound You Need
  • The MV88+ Video Kit offers a range of set up configurations for a variety of applications. When self-recording and livestreaming, press the quick-adjust red button on the tripod to release the ball head and position your phone and MV88+ mic in a widescreen orientation on a desktop. For videography work, simply pivot the mic to the other direction, so it faces the talent.
  • For handheld work, including audio-only applications, the PIXI tripod legs fold to form a grip that lets you move around with your phone and follow the talent in the field. This gives you the freedom to bring your mic close to the subject and capture clear-sounding interviews or wide stereo ambience.
  • Alternatively, videographers can mount the kit on any large tripod using the 1/4"-20 thread on the phone clamp.
Get the Most Out of Your Kit
  • To quickly and efficiently reduce wind noise on outdoor shoots, a furry windjammer is an essential add-on that will greatly improve your sound.
  • It's usually a good idea to place your mic as close as you can to the person speaking. If the included cables aren't long enough, you can pick up a longer lightning or USB cable, depending on your phone.
  • iOS users can charge the phone while using the mic—an additional USB Type-A cable and a Lightning to USB camera adapter are required.
  • You can record to the analog line input of an audio recording device using the mic's headphone output—an additional USB power supply is required to power the mic.
Other Features
  • Microphone is immune to radio interference and GSM buzz from phones.
  • Adjustable stereo width: 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135°.
  • Monitor Mix function for headphone output lets you blend between live monitoring and phone playback.
  • Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) Certified for direct connection to any iOS device without the need for any additional adapters or connection kits.
UPC: 042406551922
In the Box
Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit - Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android)
  • MV88+ Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • PIXI Mini Table Top Tripod (Black)
  • Phone Clamp
  • Shoemount Mic Clip
  • Lightning to USB Micro-B Cable
  • USB Type-C to USB Micro-B Cable
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Roll-Up Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Shure MV88+ Specs

    ShurePlus MOTIV Audio & Video App
    iPhones Audio
    Resolution: 16 or 24 Bit
    Rates: 44.1 or 48 kHz
    Controls
    DSP Mode Selection
    Microphone Gain
    Polar Pattern Selection: Stereo, Cardioid, Bidirectional, Raw Mid-Side
    Adjustable Stereo Width: 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135°
    5-Band EQ
    Compression/Limiting
    Monitor Mix Blend
    Immediate File Sharing

    Video
    Resolution: 720p, 1080p, 4K (Device-Dependent)
    Controls
    On-Screen Audio Metering
    App Controls
    Choice of Audio Format: WAV, AAC, ALAC
    Android Devices Audio
    Resolution: 16 or 24 Bit
    Rates: 44.1 or 48 kHz
    Controls
    DSP Mode Selection
    Microphone Gain
    Polar Pattern Selection: Stereo, Cardioid, Bidirectional, Raw Mid-Side
    Adjustable Stereo Width: 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135°
    5-Band EQ
    Compression/Limiting
    Monitor Mix Blend
    Immediate File Sharing

    Video
    Resolution: 720p, 1080p, 4K (Device-Dependent)
    Controls
    On-Screen Audio Metering
    Audio Format: WAV
    General
    System Requirements iOS: 11.3 and Higher
    iPhone: iPhone 6 and Higher
    iPod Touch: 5th Gen

    Android: Device with Android Marshmallow 6.0 and Higher
    USB Power Host Requirement of ≥100 mA
    USB Audio Class 1.1 Support
    Audio Connector Headphone Output: 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
    Power 1 X USB Micro-B Port
    Powered via USB
    Transducer Type 1 x Cardioid Capsule 0.4" / 10 mm
    1 x Bidirectional Capsule 0.4" / 10 mm
    Polar Patterns Adjustable-Width Stereo
    Mono Bidirectional
    Mono Cardioid
    Mid-Side
    Sensitivity -37 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
    Maximum SPL 120 dB

    At Minimum Gain, Flat

    DSP Limiter
    Compressor
    5-Band EQ
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.7 x 1.7 x 3.7" / 44 x 44 x 93 mm (with Windscreen)
    1.1 x 1.1 x 3.0 / 27 x 27 x 77 mm (without Windscreen)
    Weight 2.87 oz / 81.5 g (with Windscreen)
    2.78 oz / 79.0 g (without Windscreen)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.27 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 4.5 x 4.4"

    Shure MV88+ Reviews

    MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit - Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it! Not worth $250. I was hoping this was going to be a quality product as an all in one video solution I could use myself and offer my customers. It is cheap.  I would recommend buying individual component parts for a better solution.  The logod tilt knob broke and the logo popped off. The mobile device mount/rig is made of plastic and the knob that tightens the adjustable setting is plastic and not substantial. The tripod is the cheapest/smallest Shure tripod. The best part of the  device is the mic. However it doesnt work with some video apps. It does work with iOS camera. I expected better from Shure based on other products I have used.
    Date published: 2019-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal, very high quality This has typical very high quality from Shure.  It comes with a Manfrotto mic which is extremely stable and reliable.  The clamp for your phone fits anything I can imagine short of a larger tablet.  The quality of the mic is superb Shure quality.  When plugged into my Samsung Galaxy S8, you have to use the headphone jack on the back of the mic, thats just how it works, which is fine.  They tell you that in the instructions.  For outdoor recording on a windy day, the supplied windscreen works very well except when in direct wind that feels like a gust.  So Im looking to see if the Rycote dead cat windscreen for the MV88 fits this mic.  If so, Ill just get that. Overall, I really like this.  Its a fantastic alternative to carrying around a Zoom H6, which is what I normally record my podcasts with.  For running and gunning, it takes up almost no room in your bag.  The stereo separation is mappable via the free Motiv app and very noticeable.  Ill definitely be using this more in the field as a way of recording audio during non-productions every day situations.
    Date published: 2019-02-18
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    Which Smartphones with USB C connection for audio ...

    Which Smartphones with USB C connection for audio recording?
    Asked by: Joseph
    As long as you have an Android device which is compatible with the Shure MOTIV apps, you should be good to go. All you will need is a (short) USB-C to micro USB cable.
    Answered by: Marty
    Date published: 2019-01-11

    Can I get the phone clamp by so I can insert on ...

    Can I get the phone clamp by so I can insert on it another microphones or light or accessory? what do you recommend? THanks!
    Asked by: sofiane
    Yes you can. This is an extremely versatile microphone and with the build kit it gives you lots of room for different variations. If you have the proper adapter you can have multiple attachments no problem.
    Answered by: Product Expert
    Date published: 2019-01-30

    Please, someone plug this into the Osmo Pocket ...

    Please, someone plug this into the Osmo Pocket and see if it works?!
    Asked by: ramon
    Short answer is yes. Longer answer is it wont be that simple and there will be limitations. Long answer with details is as follows: 1) You will need the microphone input adapter from DJI 2) This mics hardware and settings are controlled via an app which means that you will have to set it up (pickup pattern, effects and etc.) by connecting it to your phone. 3) Once it is set up the settings remain in the mic and you won't have on the fly controls when using this mic with an osmo. 4) You will need a power supply or external battery power bank to power the mic. 5 You will also need to get a 3.5mm stereo mini to stereo mini cable
    Answered by: Marty
    Date published: 2019-01-11

    So this is effectively an M+S USB microphone. ...

    So this is effectively an M+S USB microphone. Does it expose both M and S channels separately over USB or is it only a stereo mix of them?
    Asked by: Sergejs
    When using the Shure Motiv Audio, or the Shure Motiv Video free app for IOS or Android. you have compete control over the polarity patterns. You can have it switched to cardioid to control the middle, or switch it to Bi-directional to control the sides. You also have the ability to set it for M/S to control everything as once. However, if you are looking to use the M/S polarity pattern and have control of each channel, it does not have this capability. The M/S Pattern will mix it down into a stereo mix.
    Answered by: Product Expert
    Date published: 2019-01-30

    Can this be used with my Tascam DR-22WL with a ...

    Can this be used with my Tascam DR-22WL with a 1/8' microphone input? Would like to improve the quality of live recordings.
    Asked by: Merton
    It will send your recordings to the top of the charts. Make sure to download both apps and don't look back. One for audio and one for video.
    Answered by: steve
    Date published: 2019-01-31

    How much for just the microphone, the mic clip ...

    How much for just the microphone, the mic clip and the cables?
    Asked by: Eric
    I am not sure what the break down is but, the little tripod is super handy! It lets you position the steep microphone effortlessly!
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-21
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