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Shure MV88+ Video Kit

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Shure MV88+ Video Kit
Key Features
  • Podcasts, Vlogs, Music, Conference Calls
  • High-Quality Audio Rig for Smartphone
  • Feature-Rich Stereo Microphone
  • Large Clamp Mounts to Any Smartphone
The Shure MV88+ Video Kit aims at taking video making and video conferencing 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, manageable, versatile, and above all, self-contained audio/video rig.
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Shure MV88+ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Great-Sounding Video Right Out of the Box
  • 3For a Variety of Applications
  • 4High-Quality Audio
  • 5Built-In Monitoring Jack
  • 6ShurePlus MOTIV App for Better Sound in Any Situation
  • 7For Smartphones & Beyond
  • 8ShurePlus MOTIV Video Recording App

The Shure MV88+ Video Kit aims at taking video making and video conferencing 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, manageable, versatile, and above all, self-contained audio/video rig.

Whether reporting from the field, collaborating on a video-conference call, 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 kit includes a phone clamp, a Manfrotto PIXI tripod, and all the cabling you need for iOS and USB-C devices. It all packs up neatly into a roll-up bag that safely keeps your accessories in one place, so nothing gets lost.

Note:
The Shure MV88+ is not compatible with Facebook Live on the Android platform.
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. The stereo 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. Then, attach the included 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.
For a Variety of Applications
The MV88+ Video Kit offers a range of setup configurations for a variety of applications. When self-recording or 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.

High-Quality Audio
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 pickup 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 postproduction.

Whichever setting you choose, you can rest easy knowing the mic captures high-quality 48 kHz/24-bit audio. This means you can edit the audio in any DAW or NLE if need be without losing resolution.

Built-In Monitoring Jack
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.

Also, a Monitor Mix function for headphone output lets you blend between live monitoring and phone playback. Finally, 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.

ShurePlus MOTIV 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. 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 a 5-band EQ to tame problem frequencies and reduce low-end rumbles.

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.
For Smartphones & Beyond
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.
ShurePlus MOTIV Video Recording App
The ShurePlus MOTIV Video recording app for iOS and Android phones provides instant video recording with uncompressed audio for your mobile device. You can customize your sound with digital signal processing (DSP) preset modes, adjustable gain, and stereo-width control.
UPC: 042406677356

Shure MV88+ Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
2x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid, Figure-8
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
120 dB SPL
USB/Digital Output
1x Micro-USB
Microphone
Form Factor
Mobile Device Mic
Sound Field
Mono, Stereo
Stereo/Surround Configuration
Mid/Side (Adjustable Stereo Width)
Element Type
2x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid, Figure-8
Pattern Selection
Continuously Variable (Adjustable via Software)
Orientation
Side Address, End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
High-Pass Filter
Yes
Gain Adjustment
0 dB to +36 dB
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
120 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-37 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
USB/Digital Output
1x Micro-USB
Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16 / 24-Bit
Sample Rate
44.1 / 48 kHz
Digital Signal Processing
Compressor, EQ, Gain, Limiter, Stereo Width Adjustment
Operating System Support
Android, iOS
OS Compatibility

*As of October, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Mobile Device Compatibility
iPhone 6 or Later
iPad 4th Gen. or Later
iPad Mini 2 or Later
iPad Air or Later
iPad Pro (with Lightning Connector)
iPod Touch 6th Gen. or Later
Android Smartphone
Android Tablet
Power
Bus Power
USB / Lightning
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
Mounting Thread Size
1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions
H: 1.7 x W: 1.7 x L: 3.7" / H: 44 x W: 44 x L: 93 mm (with Windscreen)
H: 1.1 x W: 1.1 x L: 3" / H: 27 x W: 27 x L: 77 mm (without Windscreen)
Weight
2.87 oz / 81.5 g (with Windscreen)
2.78 oz / 79 g (without Windscreen)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.29 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Shure MV88+ Reviews

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Can this be used on a Fujifilm X-T30?

Can this be used on a Fujifilm X-T30?
Asked by: Gerry
No, the Shure MV88+ is a digital mic that is designed for use with mobile devices only. It is not compatible for use with analog audio inputs on cameras and recorders. As another option for a compact mic that can be used with cameras and mobile devices, you may want to consider the new Sennheiser MKE 400 (B&H # SEMKE400M). This mic is also available in a kit with the same Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod and a phone clamp with a cold shoe mount which is the Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone with Smartphone Recording Bundle (B&H # SEMKE400MK). The Sennheiser MKE 200 (B&H # SEMKE200) is a smaller and simpler mini shotgun mic that is also available with the same mini tripod and phone clamp (B&H # SEMKE200MK). The Rode VideoMicro (B&H # ROVIDEOMICRO) is also available in a kit with a similar mini tripod and phone holder (B&H # ROVLOGVMICRO). Since the Fujifilm X-T30 has a 2.5mm TRS mic input, you can use the Beachtek SC25 3.5mm to 2.5mm TRS Output Cable (B&H # BESC25) to connect any of the mics to your camera. Please contact us by phone or through live chat on the website if you have any questions or if you would like further assistance. We have many more microphones that can be used in a similar setup.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-04-22

Any adapter to use this mis with a DSLR?

Any adapter to use this mis with a DSLR?
Asked by: Rho
No. The MV88 is designed to work with mobile devices and will not interface with a camera.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-10-01

Does the MV88+ work with IOS 15.1 and 15.2?

Does the MV88+ work with IOS 15.1 and 15.2?
Asked by: Gordon
Yes, the Shure MOTIV MV88+ Digital Stereo Microphone is compatible with iOS 15.2 and 15.2.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-12-28

I am tired of high-quality mics getting their ...

I am tired of high-quality mics getting their butts handed to them in small breezes and light winds at the beach or in the desert, even with deadcats. Does anyone have any experience with this microphone outside in wild nature?
Asked by: Steven
The Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit Digital Stereo Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones is susceptible to wind noise in the same manner that many other microphones are. There is a dedicated windjammer to add - the Shure Windjammer for Shure Motiv MV88+ & MV88 Digital Stereo Microphones (BH #SHAMV88FUR) - that should help protect it from wind noise and is highly reviewed by other users.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-08-02

Does this work with GoPro hero 10? I was told ...

Does this work with GoPro hero 10? I was told Hero 10 doesn't offer digital output. I wonder if there is converter for this to be usable. I'm looking for stereo mic. Thanks for your time!
Asked by: Masahiro
No, the Shure MOTIV MV88+ Digital Stereo Microphone is not compatible for use with cameras or recorders. It is specifically for use with mobiles devices, as well as computers. There is no adapter to convert a digital mic to analog. As another option for a stereo mic, you could use the Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras (B&H # AZSMX10), the Polsen MVS-5 Stereo Shotgun Microphone for DSLR Cameras and Portable Recorders (B&H # POMVS5), or the Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone (B&H # NIME1M). These microphones will all output analog audio signal and can be used with cameras and recorder.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-12-29

Can this be mounted to the SmallRig Video Kit ...

Can this be mounted to the SmallRig Video Kit Lite for iPhone 13 Pro case in some way (hot shoe adaptor, etc.)?
Asked by: Glenn
Yes, the Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit Digital Stereo Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones could be integrated with the SmallRig Video Kit Lite for iPhone 13 Pro. The mic clip for the MOTIV MV88+ includes a shoe adapter that would mount onto the Smallrig's cold shoe nicely.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-01-05

Is there a remote shutter that will work with the ...

Is there a remote shutter that will work with the Motiv software?
Asked by: Norman
The Shure Motiv app for the MV88+ does not support remote control.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2024-03-26

Does the mv88 or mv88+ show up and work as ...

Does the mv88 or mv88+ show up and work as expected in the Blackmagic camera app for video recording on iPhone 15?
Asked by: Mark
According to users on the Blackmagic Forum, the Blackmagic Camera app will recognize the mic included with the Shure MV88+ Video Kit, but it will not record 24-bit audio or stereo audio. The app will show that the mic is recording the left and right channels, but the recorded audio is mono and changes to the mic gain, compressor, and DSP effects are not acknowledged. The MV88+ does work properly when used with the Shure MOTIV app.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2024-01-30
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